Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
29 March 2019
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
MLS Playground, Easter Sunday 10:20 AM

All children are invited. Please meet in the school gym at 10:20 AM with your Easter basket! 6th-8th graders: If you would like to serve as a helper, please meet on the school playground at 10:00 AM to help hide eggs.

Anyone interested in donating plastic, pre-filled eggs, please leave your donations in one of the boxes located in the Commons or School Office by Friday, 19 April (Good Friday).

*Candy should be wrapped, peanut-free, and safe to eat/not a choking hazard for children under 3 (i.e., no Gobstoppers, Laffy Taffy, etc.) Easter stickers, stamps, and bubbles are a great idea for stuffing eggs.
From the Vicar
The "Other"
As the younger of two daughters, my mother sometimes felt like the "other" child. She didn't have my aunt's academic achievements or her beautiful voice, so she felt like she was just the "other" one. Sometimes we feel like the "other" in our families, friend groups, or workplaces. Lost and forgotten. There is no "other" one in the sight of God. This is portrayed in the Parable of the Prodigal Son. There are two sons, but one father. Both sons rebel against their father. The father sacrifices his reputation to reconcile each one to himself, thus showing his overflowing love for both. Though we are members of the household of God, which is made up of brothers and sisters in Christ spanning millennia, our Father in heaven knows each one of us personally. He knows our need for forgiveness and our struggles. As Christ says: "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 915, 942, 636, 543, 609
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.

Sincerely,
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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