Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
11 April 2014
Call for Casseroles!
MLC Youth are hosting a breakfast to help offset the travel expenses for Higher Things and Nicaragua. If you can help by providing a breakfast casserole Easter morning before early service, please contact Dawn Brim by email at shadlelu@yahoo.com or at
281 948 9429.

From the Vicar
The Unexpected King

Countries are always looking for the best leader, who would guide a reform of government.  The Jews sought a king who would lead a revolt in order to reestablish the kingdom of Israel.  We begin this Holy Week with a festive celebration focusing on "the King who comes in the name of the Lord" (Lk 19:38).  Christ is not the type of king anyone would expect.  He rules with humility and the power of his Word (Zech 9:9-10), and He dies for the sake of His people.  What other king would show this kind of love for their people?  None.  Rejoice!  Your King is coming to you, humble and having salvation!

Easter Lilies Are Available!

Plants are $9 each.

Call the church office at 713 782 6079 if you are interested in purchasing one in memory/honor of a loved one, as a gift for your secret pal, or even for yourself.

We are asking for the plants to remain in the church until after late service Easter Sunday 20 April 2014. 

Who's New? 

One of our Telugu families are the new faces this week.

Vijay and Mahima Garikimukku hail from Andhra Pradesh, India. Currently they are in adult instruction and in the process of settling down in Houston. Vijay holds a Master's degree in computer applications, and currently working for IBM in Houston as a senior software engineer. Mahima holds a Master's degree in science and a Bachelor's degree in education. She taught Botony when she was in India. Vijay and Mahima have a three year old son, David. Vijay and Mahima have affirmed the Lutheran faith and intend to become members of Memorial. Vijay and Mahima are actively involved in MLC Telugu Ministry. Vijay and Mahima feel that Telugu community in Houston will be greatly benefited by MLC Telugu Ministry. 

Welcome to the Garikimukku family!
This Week's Scriptural Lessons
Come join us during Holy Week to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord

Palm Sunday                    13 April           8:15 AM &                                                                          11:00 AM

Holy Monday                   14 April           7:00 PM

Holy Tuesday                   15 April           7:00 PM
Holy Wednesday              16 April           7:00 PM
Maundy Thursday           17 April           7:00 PM
Good Friday                     18 April           7:00 PM
Easter Vigil                       19 April           8:00 PM
Easter Sunday                  20 April          8:15 AM &                                                                          11:00 AM
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
For Bud Obert, that he would be blessed by God with strength and confidence
For Ron Lavoie, who is undergoing therapy for a brain tumor

Blood Drive Sign Up
Dear Members of Memorial Lutheran Church,


Please join us in donating your blood in honor of Luke George, a lifelong member of Memorial Lutheran Church.  He is 6 and was diagnosed in December with Leukemia and has had several blood transfusions in these few short months.  The blood bank is in desperate need of donors to replenish them so people like Luke will continue to strive through treatments. If you will be at church on 4 May, please sign up at the table in the commons this weekend (13 April) or email Tessa because we need a at least 30 to secure the date and blood bank team.  Please take a few minutes of your time to make this wonderful cause a precious memory for Luke!


Thank you,

The George Family 


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