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First Sunday of Advent

November 30, 2014
The Hemingway family would like to express its deep gratitude to all of those who called,
sent notes and letters, brought by wonderful food and flowers, and held us in their hearts and
thoughts and prayers during our time of loss. We miss Don terribly, but the love of so many
friends and companions is a great comfort to us. God’s Blessing to each and every one of
you.
The Hemingways

CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT
The Women in Mission (WIM) and Girls Loving Christ (GLC) invite the ladies of our
congregation (ages 10 and up) and their friends to attend Christmas By Candlelight on
Sunday, December 14th at 5:30 pm in the Welcome Center with Sarah Weider as our
guest speaker. There will be an appetizer and dessert buffet. Tickets are $5.00. For
more information, please contact Lori Bishop (281-395-1721; abishop4@comcast.net)
or Teresa Croll (281-579-9077 or teresacroll@icloud.com.)

DONATIONS FOR KRAUSE CENTER WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
Under the auspices of Lutheran Social Services, Krause Children’s Center is a residential treatment facility for girls ages
12 through 17. These children have been removed from their homes or foster placements for a variety of reasons, most
due to histories of severe abuse or neglect. Krause is a safe setting, where the kids can relax, focus on learning, and
engage in their healing process through in-depth clinical therapy, personal development activities, and spiritual care. If
you would like to make a donation to help brighten their Christmas, please see Deb Plautz by next Sunday.
CLOTHING NEEDED--Several Wishing Tree families are in need of gently used clothing for their preschoolers. Sizes
needed are boys newborn-18 mo., and girls 6-24 mo. and sizes 6 and/or 8. There are drop off containers on either side of
the elevator in the Welcome Center. Thanks!!!

CHRIST CLINIC ITEM OF THE MONTH

paper towels

COMING DECEMBER 10th
As many of you know, the African Children’s Choir has been at Memorial several times
in the past and always a special treat. They will be giving a concert here at Memorial
Lutheran Church on Wednesday, December 10th at 7:00 pm so mark your calendars!!

THE HOUSTON LUTHERAN CHORALE INVITES YOU to join in celebrating 30 years
of sharing the glory of our Lord’s birth in song. The 2014 Christmas concert, “Fear Not!”
focuses on the message delivered to the shepherds, to Mary, to Joseph and to the Magi. We,
too, are called to not be afraid of the majesty and mystery of Christ’s birth. Rather we are to
embrace it, sharing the story with the world.
This year’s concerts will be presented Saturday, December 6th @ 7:00 pm here at Memorial
and again Sunday, December 7th @ 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 Houston
Avenue. Come listen, sing and enjoy the familiar sounds of the season such as, “Mary’s Little
Boy Child”, “Carol of the Bells,” “Silent Night”, “Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head,” “Joy to the
World,” and the title anthem, “Fear Not”. For complimentary tickets and concert information
call 832-302-4811 or visit our website http://www.hlc-tx.org. Thank you for blessing this ministry and being a part of
this amazing tradition.

2014 Christmas Worship Schedule

Wed. Dec. 3

7:00 PM

Caroling

Sun. Dec. 7

8:00 AM
9:30 AM

Worship with Communion
Family Discipleship Hour &
Bible classes
Worship with Communion

10:45 AM
Wed. Dec. 10

7:00 PM

African Children’s Choir

Sun. Dec. 14

8:00 AM
9:30 AM

Worship - Christmas Cantata
Family Discipleship Hour &
Bible classes
Worship - Christmas Cantata
at Katy Mills Mall

11:00 AM
Wed. Dec. 17

7:00 PM

Children’s Christmas
program

Sun. Dec. 21

8:00 AM
9:30 AM

Worship with Communion
Family Discipleship Hour &
Bible classes
Worship with Communion

10:45 AM

Wed. Dec. 24

6:00 PM
8:00 PM

Candlelight Communion
Worship Service
Candlelight Communion
Worship Service

Thurs. Dec. 25

9:00 AM

Christmas Day
Communion Worship

Sun. Dec. 28

8:00 AM
9:30 AM

Worship
Family Discipleship Hour
& Bible classes
Worship

10:45 AM
Wed. Dec. 31
Sun. Jan. 4

7:00 PM
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:45 AM

New Year’s Eve
Communion Worship
Worship with Communion
Family Discipleship Hour
& Bible classes
Worship with Communion