Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
8 February 2019
Blood Drive Sunday!
Help us re-stock the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center reserves.
THIS Sunday 
10 February
MLS Gymnasium
8:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Sign up for a specific time by contacting the church office 713 782 6079 by Friday at 4:00 PM. OR walk-ins will be welcome. There WILL be Cookies!

From the Pastor
A Miraculous Catch
Saint Peter's calling to follow Jesus and be his disciple was initiated by way of a miracle, the miracle of a catch of fish where there should have been no catch at all.  This catch of fish was established by Jesus to be the pattern of the apostolic ministry and the following public ministry.  Here is how it works: the fish are all people, sinners in need of salvation.   The water is the fallen world in which we live.  The net is the Gospel.  The boat is the Christian Church.  The fisherman are the apostles and those called into the public ministry.  Whenever the ministers throw in the net, what is caught is always a miraculous catch.  It is a miraculous catch because, under the consequences of a fallen world, there should be no catch.  There is a catch due to the miraculous work of Jesus. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 940, 398, 960, 902, 621, 688
Every One His Witness- Begins Sunday!

Starts 10 February, 9:45 AM- 10:45 AM 
Fellowship Hall
Pastor Murray will be leading Sunday morning Bible class through the new LCMS evangelism education program. This program called "Every One His Witness" prepares you to share the faith of Jesus Christ with the people around you. The program is designed to equip us Christians to share the gospel in their everyday lives with the people whom God has placed into relationships with them. We will address the reasons why we witness through a theological foundation for witnessing and explore how to witness by introducing the LASSIE approach for witnessing.
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 those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Got Plans Saturday??
The MLC Youth invite you to their Valentine's Dinner fundraiser THIS Saturday, 9 February at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. accompanying the homemade Thai meal are beverages including wine and craft beer, and music. Suggested donation is $20. 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.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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