Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
17 April 2015
A Night at the Derby- Support MLS!
Memorial Lutheran School's auction evening will be held THIS weekend on 18 April, 2015. You can go to the MLS website and preview all silent and live auction items and buy tickets by clicking here. Even if you are unable to attend the auction, you can still bid from wherever you might be!  Simply register as a bidder. Silent auction bidding will begin online 13 April and will continue through the evening of 18 April. If you have any questions, please contact LouAnn Webber TODAY by 5:00 PM by clicking on her name to email her or call 713 782 4022.

We'd love to see you and your hats at the auction!
From the Vicar

Isn't it amazing how God's Word works? You can read the same passage over and over, and over again. Then one day, the text will reveal itself to you in a way that you had never even considered before. This is the joy of coming to church on Sunday, being in the place where God speaks to his people and reveals the meaning of scripture. He does not leave us guessing at what his Word is saying; he is present with us, showing us the truth.
It's easy for us to feel frustration at passages such as this reading from Luke 24:36-49 . We react with sentiments like, "Why can't Jesus be with me and reveal the mysteries of scriptures to me, directly? The disciples were lucky." But we must remember that this is precisely what he does for us. He is truly present with us, giving us his body and blood, forgiving our sins, and giving us the saving Word, that same Word given to the disciples in our reading. Church is truly a wonderful place! 

Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Luke 24:36-49


Hymns: 549, 607, 458, 483, 725, 700

LWIM Special Guest Speaker THIS Weekend!

Please join us for our LWIM meeting THIS Sunday, April 19th, after the late service at 12:30 PM.  Our guest speaker, Sarah Crawford, will speak about the 2015 March for Life in Washington DC and her role in Texas Right to Life. 

Lunch will be served.  We hope you can join us!

Please RSVP to Kim Bohot: kbohot@mlchouston.org or 713 302 4228.
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 Walter Friend as he continues treatment
Give Blood, Give Life!
MLC will be hosting our annual blood drive on Sunday, 3 May 2015 in our gym from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. This blood drive will be in honor of present and past MLC members who have been in need of blood transfusions.

We hope to beat our record-breaking donor year of 2015! Last year we donated 55 units in honor of fellow member Luke George!

If you will be at church on 3 May and are interested in donating or have any questions, respond to this email. Sign up soon to get your choice on the schedule!
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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