Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
12 January 2018
Adult Instruction Class Begins
9 January- 27 March 2018
Tuesday Night 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Church Library

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From the Pastor
The Earthly Ministry of Jesus
The Sundays from the Baptism of our Lord to the Transfiguration are the called the "Sundays after the Epiphany."  Because they bear the name "Epiphany," we might think they are the continued celebration of the incarnation of our Lord.  This is not the case.  The Sundays after Epiphany, rather than being a continuation of celebration of the incarnation, are focused on the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ.  The weeks begin with the "Baptism of our Lord" where Jesus came to John and publicly took on the identity of sinner (although he had no sin).  The weeks end with the "Transfiguration of our Lord" where the manner of our Lord's departure is discussed with Moses and Elijah.  At both the Baptism and the Transfiguration, the Father speaks.  Concerning Jesus, he declared him to be his beloved Son with whom he was well pleased.  The Father is well pleased because of the earthly ministry of the Son prior to the cross, which is a part of our redemption.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
John 1:43-51
 
Hymns: LSB 589, 402, 783, 907, 621, 688
New Member Sunday Already?!
Join us for a New Member Sunday BBQ honoring our new members
Sunday 11 February
12:30 PM- 2:00 PM
 Fellowship Hall.

Delicious Texas BBQ and bread will be provided. Be on the lookout for a sign-up for sides to share with your fellow members and guests. 

We are looking for a few good Lutherans to help with clean-up afterward. If you can help call the church office at 713 782 6079 or get in touch with Fellowship Chair, Mike JeffersRemember many hands make for light work!

Save the Date to Save a Life
MLC will be holding a blood drive on 11 February 2018 in our gymnasium. 
Please consider donating blood before, during or after the New Member BBQ. It's perfect timing! 
Mark your calendar and sign-up soon for your preferred scheduling. 
Call 713 782 6079 or email tpernoud@mlchouston.org. Look out for scheduling in the Commons, during donut hour, later this month!
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.

Sincerely,
Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray

For Susan Bomar that she be given strength

For Michael Koutsodontis as he continues treatment

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Pick Me Up!
2018 Offering Envelopes are available in the NARTHEX. Envelopes should be in alphabetical order. Come pick yours up today!
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057


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