Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
14 October 2016
Join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Pastor Murray here at MLCS.
BBQ and good fellowship are on the menu for THIS SUNDAY 16 October after late service in the Fellowship Hall and Commons.
Our improved organ will also be rededicated following the BBQ at 2:00 PM. Join us in the Sanctuary for a short service and music that showcases our organ's new sounds.
From the Pastor
The Principle of Persistence!  (Luke 18:1-8)
Great leaders resist the pressure by becoming persistent in their principle. God's Word teaches us about the principle of persistence.  By becoming captive to the word of God, leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther practiced the principle of persistence even in the midst of most difficult circumstances. The persistent widow in our text is not only brave enough to stand before the powerful judge, but also ask him repeatedly, which finally led to her success. Our Lord himself is persistent to lay down his life for the salvation of all of humanity.  He is persistent to overcome all pressures, temptations, and obstacles in the journey to the cross. Jesus gives us the strength not only to cry out to him with persistence, but also to receive the intended gifts from His gracious bounty. He is swift to save us! Amen. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Ruth 1:1-19a
2 Timothy 2:1-13
Luke 17:11-19

Hymns: LSB 435, 581 (Sz 8, 11, 12), 846, 855, 664, 895
Nominations for Headmaster
Memorial Lutheran School (MLS) is working to fill our vacant headmaster position. If you would like to submit a name for consideration, please click here or submit a written nomination to the church office, complete with your name and contact information. Nominations will be received until 31 October 2016.
Cantor Stays!
After considering a call to a congregation in Missouri, we are happy to announce Cantor Muth will be staying with us! If you see her, please thank her for the wonderful music program here at Memorial Lutheran Church and School.

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 Bobbi Phelps as she undergoes therapy

For Gerald Tackett as he undergoes therapy

For Julie Krueger, as she continues to heal

For Olivia Taylor, who is recovering from orthopedic surgery

For Marcheta Beasley as she seeks treatment

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Celebration Help!
If you have any digital 
photos of Pastor Murray from over the years you'd like to share, send them to Martha ASAP. 

If you can help with BBQ set-up or clean-up, please contact our Fellowship Chair Mike Jeffers or call the church office at 713 782 6079- Many hands make for light work!
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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