Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
27 June 2014
Don't Forget!
SPECIAL VOTERS' ASSEMBLY
This Sunday, 29 June 2014
9:45 AM in the Fellowship Hall

The purpose is to elect Rev. Richard Gaub to the position of MLS middle school teacher at the request of the MLS School Board.
From the Pastor
Happy Festival Day

This Sunday is the festival day for Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles.  On this day we give thanks to God for these two men and what God accomplished through them.  What did God accomplish?  God took all of the good resulting from Jesus' death and resurrection and began to share it with the world.  Through the preaching and teaching of the Word as well as the administering of the Sacraments, God takes all of the righteousness of Jesus and grants it to sinners.  For us, forgiveness usually consists in the forgetting or dismissing of some trespass.  Occasionally, a trespass once forgiven will come back to haunt us.  When it comes to the forgiveness of God won by Jesus Christ, what we have is a complete release from our debt because it has been fully paid through the innocent suffering and death of the Son.  Saints Peter and Paul add nothing to this good news. What God called them to do was share it with sinners like us.  

Register Early for Men's Retreat 

Memorial Lutheran Men's Retreat
17-19 October 2014
The Art of Living by Faith:
the Riches of Luther's Catechisms
The Rev. Dr. Charles P. Arand, Presenter.

 

The Rev. Dr. Charles P. Arand has served on the faculty at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis since 1989.  He currently serves as Dean of Theological Research and Publications.

 

This retreat will explore how Luther intended the catechism to be used not so much as a textbook but as a handbook or field manual for the Christian life. As such, it will give you a completely fresh perspective on the value and usefulness of Martin Luther's catechisms (both Small and Large Catechism) by unpacking the shape, theme, and pattern of the Christian life as it centers on faith.

 

The cost is $135 which includes meals and lodging at Camp Lone Star in La Grange, TX. Register online:    http://mlchouston.org/groups/men

 

For more information, contact Robert Burmeister

Sunday's Scripture Lessons
Attention All MLC Musicians! 
There will be special handbell and choir rehearsals THIS THURSDAY (3 July) to prepare for the installation of our new vicar and the wedding of Linda Steinbrueck and Chris Clark.

Handbells will rehearse at 5:30 PM in the balcony
Adult choir will rehearse at 7:00 PM in the Music Room.
Instrumentalists will rehearse as needed.
We will discuss future rehearsals as needed.

Please contact Cantor Muth ASAP to let her know if you can participate!
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 Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
 
For Bud Obert, that he would be blessed by God with strength and confidence
 
For Brooke Randolph as she recovers from recent surgery
 
For the family of Joyce Backs, may they be comforted in the grace of God
 
For the family of Don Porter, who was recently called to our heavenly home
Join Us for a BBQ!

Join us as we bid a fond farewell to Vicar Smith and welcome Vicar Stebbins on Sunday 13 July, 12:30 PM.

 

Please bring a side or dessert to share with the vicars and your fellow members. Please sign up by clicking here  or just bring a dessert or side on the day of. You may drop it off in the church kitchen anytime Sunday morning, 13 July. 

 

If you can help by volunteering for set-up or clean-up, please contact our Fellowship chair, Bryan Janhsen by clicking his name or calling 281 753 5449.

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Houston, TX 77057

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