Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
8 March 2019
Lenten Lunches- 2 Dates Available!
Could you be our next host or hostess for our annual Lenten Lunches on any of the following dates: 27 March or 3 April? A light lunch is served out of our Fellowship Hall after the Wednesday noon services (12:45 PM-ish). If you could help 
facilitate one of the meals or team up with a friend or two, please contact Tessa in the church office 713 782 6079.
From the Pastor
40 Days of Lent
Lent began on Ash Wednesday.  It takes 46 days for the Church to move from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.  When we take out the 6 Sundays in Lent, we are left with 40 days, the 40 days of Lent. 
The number 40 is a significant number in the Scripture.  There are: 40 days and nights of rain for those in the Ark of Noah; 40 years in the wilderness for the people of Israel; and 40 days of prayer and fasting for our Lord prior to his being tempted by the devil. 
In all these cases (including our own), the 40 days represent a period of trial by God.  A trial not intended to drive Noah, Moses, Jesus, or anyone of us away from God.  Never!  Rather, a trial which ultimately ends with the revelation of the truth about who we are and how we are related to God. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 656, 418, 641, 424, 544
Spring Forward!
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead Saturday night before you go to sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday 10 March. If you don't change your clocks, you may be late to service!
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 Royce Mosby as he recovers from surgery

For Michael Koutsodontis as he continues treatment

For LouAnn Webber as she continues treatment

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Midweek Lenten Services

Join us at Noon (with lunch following) 
and 7:00 PM on these upcoming Wednesdays:

13 March - Lent 1 
20 March - Lent 2 
27 March - Lent 3 
3 April - Lent 4
10 April - Lent 5 

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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