Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
18 November 2016
Thanksgiving Help

We want to thank the members of Memorial for their great response in providing the essentials for our Thanksgiving Day Meal. We are still in need of the following items: 

  • Casseroles (mac & cheese, broccoli & rice, green beans)
  • Sweet Potatoes (large pans)
  • Desserts: Pies, Cakes, Brownies, Cookies
  • Sodas (large bottles)
  • Hams
All donations can be dropped off at teh kitchen next to the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday 23 November, 9:00 Am- 7:00 PM and on Thursday morning before 9:00 AM. 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
Looking Forward to the Last Day
This coming Sunday is the Last Sunday of the church year.   The typical theme for the Last Sunday is the return of Jesus to judge the living in the dead.  However, when we look to this Sunday's Gospel reading, we do not see the Last Day.  Instead, we see the day of Jesus' death.  How can this be?  Did someone make a mistake?  Not at all.  The reason for the reading is this: on the day of our Lord's crucifixion, we see Jesus taking all the sins of the world into his flesh and then receiving the penalty due to sin.  With Jesus' death, it is as if our Lord went to the Last Day, pronounced judgment against human sin, and then received the punishment due to sinners.  Because Jesus has already received the punishment in our place, we can now look forward to the Last Day without fear. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB 837, 534, 954, 512, 647, 941
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.

Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For the family of Gerald Tackett

For Ellen Brda as she recovers

For Bobbi Phelps as she undergoes therapy

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Voters' Assembly

Don't forget!  28 November is the November MLC Voters' Assembly. Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 PM.
Take a Break!
Here are a few MLC activities taking a break the week of Thanksgiving:
  • 26 Nov Men's Bible Study
  • 27 Nov Catechism Class
Both will reconvene the following week on 3 & 4 December, respectively.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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