Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
30 January 2015
Suppport MLC Youth: Valentine's Day Meal

Our Annual St. Valentine's Fellowship Dinner, sponsoring our Youth will take place on Saturday, 14 February from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A suggested donation of $10 per person will be taken at the door. Proceeds benefit MLC youth traveling to Higher Things national youth event and other youth activities. Babysitting will also be provided with donations accepted. RSVP to the church office 713 782 6079 or to Dawn Brim at 832 754 3746. 

From the Vicar
The All-Important Details
Have you ever heard the phrase, "the devil is in the details"? It's used to express the view that if you look too closely you will find something you may not like. And so, some people (even some Christians) think that over analyzing the Bible will result in its "truths" being falsified. Like the argument, that "Jesus never calls himself the Son of God; well maybe he's not then." This is of course ridiculous.

Our Gospel text in Mark, where Jesus cleanses the man with an unclean spirit, tackles this in a brilliant way. The unclean spirit, yes an enemy of God, makes the confession that Jesus is the "Holy One of God"! Demons themselves acknowledge the truth of Christ as the Lord of all; amazing!

Every nook and cranny of scripture reveals the truth of Jesus Christ as the Savior of humanity. We need not fear the discovery of errors or contradictions; there are none, just more truth. So you see, the devil isn't in the details, but rather, the all-important details can be found even in the devil.
Sunday's Scripture Readings
Deuteronomy 18:15-20                                         
Telugu Ministry Update
The Telugu people are very blessed and privileged to be connected to Memorial Lutheran Church.  A new development this year for the Telugu Ministry is some adults started attending Adult Instruction.  This is significant because they learn God's Word and the Christian doctrine along with the rest of the community. Please continue to read the Telugu Ministry updates in the weekly Sunday bulletin.  Our first financial goal is to raise $ 5,000 in February.  I request your continuous prayers, support, and encouragement for this vital ministry at Memorial. 
In Christ,
Pastor Sagar Pilli
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 the Schroeder family, for faith in this time of grief

Join Us for an Evening with Pastor St-Onge


Pastor Charles St-Onge will be here  at MLC on 10 February 2015 in the Fellowship Hall at 7:30 PM. He will be discussing his new position as Area Facilitator for Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Caymen Islands. Please join us and keep the St-Onge family in your prayers.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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