Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
18 July 2014
Attention Women of Memorial 
LWIM will meet this Sunday, 20 July in the Commons after late service (approx. 12:30 PM)
From the Vicar
The Parable of the Weeds

Have you ever noticed that a good healthy crop takes so much care and nourishment to grow?  It is such a painstaking process and if left unattended by the farmer, this crop will wither and die.  The injustice here is that weeds are self-sufficient plants that crop up and endure on their own, of their own tenacity.

        

People can choose to forge ahead on their own and make their own path in life like the weeds, and seemingly flourish, though it is clear what fate awaits them.  The good crop of wheat basks in the weakness and the need for constant care from their gardener.  We as Christians eagerly await the gifts of our heavenly Father; his very word and the body and blood of Christ to nourish us and keep us in the faith.

            

It is important to take to heart that all things in the farmers field, that is God's creation, are under his control and that his precious wheat will be stored up in his perfect barn for eternity.

Next Week

Pastor Murray will be on Issues, Etc. talking about the parable of the lost sheep (Luke 15:1-7) on Thursday 24 July, 3-4 PM you can listen live Online at http://issuesetc.org/live/

Sunday's Scripture Lessons

Isaiah 44:6-8                                            

Romans 8:18-27
Golfers- Mark Your Calendars! 

Memorial Lutheran School "Fore the Kids" Annual Golf Tournament is set for 1 November at Bear Creek Golf Club on the Master's Course - mark your calendars! Proceeds from this tournament will go toward special student programs.  You can sign up now on our school's website by clicking here.  If you are interested in being a hole sponsor or tournament sponsor, please contact LouAnn Webber in the school office. In addition, we are looking for give-away items for our golfers goodie bags - another good way to promote your company's name. We appreciate your support! LouAnn can be reached by clicking here for email or call 713 782 4022 ex. 315. 

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 the family of Violet Linn, who was called to our heavenly home
Thank you for a Great BBQ!

 We want to thank all the cooks, the Fellowship Committee, the volunteers, and all those who brought sides and deserts.  The food was delicious and the fellowship divine. The Vicars felt most humbly appreciated. 

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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