Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
28  February 2014
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From the Vicar
It is Good

The Apostle Peter loves to talk.  He gets swept up in the moment and cherishes every bit. He says, "Lord, it is good that we are here." He wants to go straight to Jesus' glory, and side step the suffering. Here's the reality: Jesus' suffering is his glory.  The Apostle John saw this in his vision.  He writes,  "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and mighty and honor and glory and blessing!" (Rev. 5:12).  How blessed to know that our suffering has a purpose.  We don't always see the power of God working in it now, but on the Last Day it will all be opened for us to see.  

Who's New?

Tom and Joyce Zachman currently reside in Richmond, TX, having lived in the Houston area for well over 30 years.  They recently transferred to MLC from Fishers of Men (Sugar Land).


Tom is retired from the Fluor Corp., having spent his entire 36 year career there.  Joyce is Executive Director of the Texas Tech Parents Association.  They have 5 children and 6 grandchildren and enjoy traveling, especially to their second home in the Colorado mountains.


Welcome! We are glad to have you at MLC.
We Need Your Help!

If you are able to help provide an Adult Instruction lunch, please contact Tessa in the church office. 713 782 6079. There are 10 in the class this season and there are only 4 more dates available: 23 & 30 March, 6 & 13 April. Please help us fill this need! 


Adult Instruction lunches require set up before 12:30 PM and subsequent pick-up on Sunday afternoons. If you can help, please speak up!

Lenten Service Times
2 Services each Wednesday
throughout Lent:
12:00 Noon (light lunch follows) &
7:00 PM
5 March - Ash Wednesday
12 March- Lent 1
19 March- Lent 2
26 March- Lent 3
2 April - Lent 4
9 April- Lent 5
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 B. J. Hall that the Lord would grant strength and healing
For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Cantor Stays!
In case you missed the annoucement after church, Cantor Muth has decided to stay here at MLC. If you see Cantor, thank her for sharing her many talents with us.

Please Consider Hosting a Visiting Choir Member on 17 April 2014

Concordia, St-Paul, MN under the direction of Dr. David Mennike will be our visiting choir on Maundy Thursday. Please consider hosting one or more of the visiting choir members as this is a sizable choir. Hosting involves picking up the choir members on the evening of 17 April after Maundy Thursday 7:00 PM service, spending one night at your home, breakfast, and dropping the choir members back off at MLC by a certain time in the morning. It's really a rewarding experience to help these polite, young musicians while they are on tour. More details to come so if you are interested, please stay tuned. 


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