Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
15 February 2019
Midweek Lenten Services
Join us at Noon (with lunch following) 
and 7:00 PM on these upcoming Wednesdays:

    6 March- Ash Wednesday
           13 March - Lent 1 Midweek
          20 March - Lent 2 Midweek
          27 March - Lent 3 Midweek
            3 April - Lent 4 Midweek
          10 April - Lent 5 Midweek
From the Vicar
Where Are We Headed?
Where are we headed? The Christians in Corinth thought that their ultimate destination was to escape this material world at death and then exist forever as spiritual beings. There's a problem with this belief. The Christ was no Casper, a disembodied spirit who came to save merely spiritual people. He took on our flesh and addressed a multitude of bodily needs. He fed the hungry, He restored dying flesh, and He healed the sick. And after He died, His body didn't remain in the tomb, it was restored to life. While we have the comfort of knowing that our loved ones who have died in Christ are with Him even now (Phil. 1:23), the ultimate destination of our souls is to be reunited with our bodies at Christ's appearance. This we confess: "I look for the resurrection of the dead." 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 797, 394, 704, 557, 705, 553
Every One His Witness

Began 10 February, 9:45 AM- 10:45 AM 
Fellowship Hall
Pastor Murray is 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
Lenten Lunches
Could you be our next host or hostess for our annual Lenten Lunches on any of the following dates: 6, 13, 27 March or 3 April?Lunch is served out of our Fellowship Hall after the Wednesday noon services (1:00-ish on Ash Wednesday and 12:45 on subsequent Wednesdays). If you could help 
facilitate one of the meals, please contact Tessa in the church office 713 782 6079.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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