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

27 March - Lent 3 
3 April - Lent 4
10 April - Lent 5 
From the Pastor
Troubled Times
Christians faced with tragedy or disaster often ask important, difficult questions.  Questions like: "why did God allow this painful situation to happen to me?"  Answers to these questions are not always clear and never come without significant prayer.
What we can say with certainty is that when Christians suffer our suffering is never a temptation to sin or a punishment on God's part.  God never tempts us to sin and he does not punish those redeemed by Christ.
Troubled times are, therefore, always times to repent...to repent of the idea that we do not live in a broken and fallen world; to repent of the notion that Christians do not suffer; to repent of the belief that God has singled us out to punish us. 
Troubled times are also times to trust...to trust that God is working out all things for our good in his time as he has promised. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 614, 823, 627, 755, 437, 758
Come join us during Holy Week to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord 
Palm Sunday 14 April 8:15 AM & 11:00 AM
Holy Monday 15 April 7:00 PM
Holy Tuesday 16 April 7:00 PM
Holy Wednesday 17 April 7:00 PM
Maundy Thursday 18 April 7:00 PM
Good Friday 19 April 7:00 PM
Easter Vigil 20 April 8:00 PM
Easter Sunday 21 April 8:15 AM & 11:00 AM 
MLS Online Auction- Help Us Soar Into Spring!
Look for information soon about the MLS online auction coming in late April! LouAnn Webber is looking for more great silent auction items such as: tickets to sporting events, concerts, or the theatre; a weekend stay at a beach house or vacation home, restaurant gift cards or certificates, hosting a party, special business services, jewelry, children's items, artwork, or sports memorabilia. The list is endless when it comes to auction items. Contact LouAnn for any questions.
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
Summer Sunday School Superintendent Volunteer Needed
Summer is about 2 months away and we are starting to plan for it. We are looking for a church member that would be willing to volunteer to help out our Sunday School program during the summer. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Pacey or Hilda Kunz.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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