Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
5 April 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 Pastor
The Loss of All Things
St. Paul reflected on the gift of Jesus in his life: "I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him" (Philippians 3:8-9). The gospel is the only thing that is truly valuable. Everything else is rubbish. I think the word "rubbish" is far too tame. It is somewhat stronger than just "rubbish." Paul could be as salty as Luther. Paul was willing to die for this Christ. And he did. The same Jesus still lives and reigns to all eternity. He is still worth dying for. He who was crucified for you is calling you. Your life and salvation are found under the cross and suffering. All the rest can be lost.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 811, 942, 430, 638, 431, 426, 647
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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