Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
28 October 2016
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.
From the Pastor
Reformation Day
This coming Sunday, we will celebrate Reformation Day.  There is a small controversy surrounding our annual, Sunday celebration.  Some are opposed to the celebration because it does not fall on 31 October, "official" Reformation day.  Others are opposed because the Reformation was not observed by the Church until the 1700s.  With so much going against this annual, Sunday observation, why do we celebrate it?  The reasons are simple: Reformation is nothing less than a celebration of the Gospel and the fact that God is actively calling sinners through the Word and the Sacraments to repentance and the forgiveness of sins.  This calling and this forgiveness is not limited to a particular time and place (say the ancient, Mediterranean world), but God is calling all people, in all times, and in all places out of death in sin to life in Christ.  With the Reformation, we are reminded of God's calling.  We are reminded of our forgiveness for Christ's sake.  These are worth celebrating; especially on Sunday.  Happy Reformation Day!   
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB 578, 581 (1,11,12), 518 (1,27,3), Kyrie 942, Gloria 948, 656, Creed 954, Sanctus 960, Agnus Dei 434, 655, 555, 938, 617
LWIM Gift Sale
Just in time for Christmas giving.  Come shop with us!
5 November 
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Items for purchase are new
            -  donations from the sample sale sold at half                       price of the lowest markdown
            -  donations from the congregation
Proceeds - 100% support our Lutheran missions.
            -  Seminary Student support
            -  Nigerian Mission and Pastor Wokoma
            -  Puerto Rico Mission and Pastor StOnge
            - New, unused gifts or new Christmas                                 decorations. for example the Nativity set you                     never opened for example a box of Christmas                   cards you never used
            -  Donations gladly received starting 30 October                  in the Commons
            -  Call or text Heather Coulter  832 687 6465
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 Marcheta Beasley as she seeks treatment

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Memorial Lutheran Church Planning Meeting

Please hold open the date of Saturday 12 November starting at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall for a special Church Planning Meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the ministry opportunities in MLC's future. This meeting will be open to all members of the congregation and will last approximately three hours.  So bring your ideas and let's imagine together the work that can be done in the future.

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