Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church Houston, Texas
13 March 2015
Easter Lillies are Available
Call the church office at 713 782 6079
Plants are $9 each. Order one in honor/memory 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, 5 April 2015.
From the Pastor
The fourth evangelist uses the words "lifted up" in a unique way to indicate the suffering and death of Christ on the cross. The image of "lifting up the snake" evokes fear, suffering, and death because that very act reminds us about the suffering and death inflicted upon the people of Israel by the fiery serpents. The "lifting up" of Jesus on the cross is more horrific because it not only reminds us about the suffering and death, but also carrying the entire burden of sin inflicted upon him on behalf of humanity. Unlike the bronze serpent, the person "lifted up" on the cross was God's very own Son, who allowed himself to be consumed by death! That's why in this Lenten tide, we look at the suffering and death of Christ with great awe, believing that Christ's "lifting up" on the Cross has also given way to his final "lifting up" which is His resurrection and exaltation!
Please join us in support of our MLC youth for Easter Breakfast on Sunday, 5 April between the services. Breakfast will be served at 9:45 AM. For more information please click to email Dawn Brim, Marsha or Robert Burmeister. Please bring a breakfast casserole to share. Goodwill donations will be accepted.
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