Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
9 January 2015
Tuesday Evening Adult Instruction

13 January 2015 - 7 April 2015

Tuesday Nights 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Church Library


Why should you come to this class?

1.  To learn more about the basic teachings of the Christian religion.

2. To reaffirm your faith.

3. To join Memorial Lutheran Church as a member.

4. To learn what your children are taught at Memorial Lutheran School.


If you are interested in taking this class, please contact Pastor Murray at smurray@mlchouston.org.

Come and join us!

From the Pastor
Ready to Die?
When I was a child I thought that my grandparents were being morbid by checking the obituaries every day. As I grow older I am understanding. I am not reading the obituaries to find out that I am not listed there. However, my colleagues and dear parishioners are dying around me. In the obituaries, the birth dates of the deceased are creeping closer to my own. The resurrection of the flesh and the life of the world to come have become more important to me. He who formed the world of water has reformed my life in the sacrament of water (2 Peter 3:5); giving me life thereby. I am His new creation in Christ. The obituary that really means most to me is my certificate of baptism; framed on my office wall. I am dead. I live in Christ. Come, Lord Jesus!
Sunday's Scripture Readings
Because You Asked
Pastor Murray will be attending the consecration of the Lutheran Archbishop of Estonia the first week of February. Estonia has been an officially Lutheran country since 1686. Pastor Murray is being sent by the LCMS to be an official observer of the event. The LCMS is not in church fellowship with the Lutheran Church of Estonia. The consecration of the Archbishop will take place in the Cathedral of St. Mary in which Lutherans have worshiped since 1561. The consecration will take place on the Day of the Presentation of our Lord, 2 February. 
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 Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
For Paul Lodholz, asking for strength as he recovers

For Ted Nelson and Samuel Phelps as they recover from Phlebitis.

For the Duffala family, for faith in their grief

Christian Education Night



7 January - 

11 February


5:15 Dinner

6:00 Classes


Galatians: The Path to Christian Freedom

by Pastor Murray

& Vicar Stebbins


A Study on Suffering Servants: 
Joseph, Moses, Job, David, & Paul 

by Pastor Campbell


If you would like to sign up to provide a meal for C.E.N. please contact the church office by responding to this email or calling 713 782 6079.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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