Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
11 November 2016
Thanksgiving Help
Once again, we are asking for your help in serving our less fortunate brothers and sisters in our Houston community at a Thanksgiving meal at Memorial Lutheran Church this Thanksgiving Day.  We will need the help of the entire congregation in order to make this a success.  We at Memorial have been abundantly blessed and this is one small way of sharing God's many blessings.  If you wish to volunteer, make a donation or want more information please see the Thanksgiving table in the commons between worship services or contact Wayne or Arlene at home, 281 240 9644 or email.
From the Pastor
Hurray, the Election is Over!
"Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish" (Ps 146:3-4). I've often been intensely interested in the intellectual battles that go on during a political campaign. This campaign season has been different. I didn't really hear many thoughtful arguments about policy or governmental direction. It was mainly mudslinging. Mudslinging is easy, because it sticks to everyone, because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rm 3:23). Pointing at any candidate and snidely pointing out his or her wickedness is like shooting fish in a barrel. Of course he or she is a sinner! For that reason, Christians should never invest ultimacy in the work done by politicians. Only God's plans come to fruition. Relax. God's in charge, even if sinners lead us.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB 645, 508, 954, 663, 513, 336
Pastor Charles St-Onge to Visit MLC
 
Pastor Charles St-Onge will be here at MLC on Sunday 27 November in the Fellowship Hall during the Sunday School hour.  Pastor St-Onge will discuss his mission work as Area Facilitator for Montreal, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.  Deb, Olivia, and Sophia will be joining him. Please  join  us  for  a  very  interesting discussion and also keep the St-Onge family in your prayers.
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 Ellen Brda as she recovers

For Bobbi Phelps as she undergoes therapy

For Gerald Tackett as he undergoes therapy

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

Please join us, tomorrow, 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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Houston, TX 77057


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