Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
16 September 2016
Christian Education Night (CEN) begins in September

7 September until 16 November
5:15 Dinner
6:00 Classes
2 classes:
  • The Book of Revelation- The Ultimate Reality for a Christian - Pastor Pilli
  • The Church Through the Ages - Vicar Matthew Bless
We still have several weeks available!
Share your love of food with the congregation. Please pick a Wednesday and either cook up your specialty or share food from your favorite restaurant. Sign up online here or see Mike Jeffers between services in the commons.
From the Pastor
Christian Shrewdness 
(Luke 16:1-15)
A good Christian is supposed to be as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove. (Matthew 10:16). If he is only innocent, he will be quickly overtaken by the devil, the world, and his own sinful self. The same principle may be applied to wealth and money. The manager in the parable of the dishonest manager (Luke 16:1-15) was commended for his shrewdness although condemned for his dishonesty. While a Christian should be careful not to be dishonest in his dealings, he should be shrewd enough when dealing with money. If a Christian makes money his master, his wealth will be unrighteous. If God becomes the master for a Christian, God can allow the money to serve the needs of the Christian and for the growth of God's kingdom. So, let's be shrewd! God becomes our Master! He helps us keep money as our servant. Amen. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB 557, 581 (Sz 5, 11, 12), 566, 634, 690
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 Martha Fredenburg, who is recovering from orthopedic surgery

For Olivia Taylor, who is recovering from orthopedic surgery

For Mary Lewis as she regains her strength

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Saturday 8 October 2016  at Battleground Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8:00 AM.
We are looking for golfers, hole sponsors,
and prize sponsors.
This year's proceeds will benefit the Little Lambs Scholarship fund. For more information please contact LouAnn Webber  in the school office at 713 782 4022. 
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Houston, TX 77057

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