Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
1 February 2019
Got Valentine's Day Weekend Plans?
The MLC Youth invite you to their Valentine's Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, 9 February at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a delicious entrée, dessert, various beverages including wine and craft beer, and music. Suggested donation is $15/person in advance or $20 at the event. Tickets will be available for pre-purchase between services in the weeks leading up to the event. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to support youth group activities such as Higher Things and LCMS U. 

Babysitting is available for a suggested donation of $5/child. Please RSVP for babysitting to Aaron Poffenberger.
Thai sweet salad-sweet corn, carrot, avocado, cherry tomato, and jicama with roasted peanut and roasted dry shrimp
Fried eggroll-clear noodle, carrot, cabbage, black ear mushroom, and ground chicken
Panang curry with grilled chicken over rice noodle
(vegetarian option: grilled tofu)
Children's entrée: Thai style pancakes (thin and flat) filled with egg, ground chicken, and sausage
Thai tea eclairs and coconut jelly
From the Pastor
Sent to Preach
Jesus was sent to preach the good news (Luke 4:43). Though master of the Word, Jesus is also a servant of the Word for the sake of those who hear it. The Father sent Him to His people to proclaim the good news of salvation in Him. Notice they are unable to acclaim Lord and Son of God. Who does? Shamefully, only the demons can name Him the Son of God. How depraved the humans are who are unable to name Him what He is! Yet, still He preaches to them, that somehow He might save some. He will not be delayed in His mission. He will not become our pet to be kept like the Genie in a bottle. He must go on and proclaim the Word to the world, because in it there is salvation.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 533, 842, 538, 885, 535, 849
Adult Instruction Class- New Later Time!
8 January- 26 March 2019
Tuesday Night 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Church Library

If you are interested in taking this class, please contact Pastor Murray or just come and join us!
If you have suggestions about things that you'd like to see in the Memorial Messenger, please let the office staff know. We would love to hear from you.

Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For Michael Koutsodontis as he continues treatment

For LouAnn Webber as she continues treatment

For Florence Brimberry as she heals

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Christian Education Night
Christian Education Night
9 January- 27 February
5:15 Dinner
6:00 Classes

Pastor Murray and Vicar will be leading a class on Ephesians.
We could use your help providing a meal on 20 or 27 February, please contact the church office 713 782 6079. 
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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