Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
21 July 2017
Installation & BBQ Time
Please join us as we install and welcome Pastor Paul and the Paul family to the Memorial Lutheran Church & School Family! 

Sunday 13 August 2017 
4:00 PM installation service
BBQ to follow

Delicious Texas BBQ, potato salad, and bread will be provided. Please sign up here to bring a side, salad or dessert to share with your fellow members and guests. You may drop it off in the church kitchen on Sunday anytime before the installation service.

If you can volunteer to help clean up after the BBQ, please contact Mike Jeffers, Fellowship Chairman, by clicking his name. Remember: Many hands make for light work- help us all get home soon after the BBQ!
From the Pastor
Original Sinners
"For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies." -Romans 8
Plants, animals, and the like should never be identified as sinner in that they do not bear the image of God and have never rejected God and His Word. 
We, the original image bearers and sinners, are ultimately responsible for sin and for the ruining of the creation.  We know it.  We confess it.  We cry out to God with the rest of the creation for our redemption. 
When will God will finally respond to these cries for deliverance?  Only God knows.  Until then, we make use of the first fruits of the Spirit.  That is, we trust in God to keep his promises.   
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB 913, 585, 750, 761, 509
Calling All MLC Youth
Please join us TODAY in the Youth Room after late service to prepare tablets for shipping to Nigeria and to write notes of encouragement to our brothers in seminary.  Lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP on Facebook or via email to Aaron Poffenberger.
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 Susan Narr may she be given strength 

For Susan Bomar as she seeks therapy
College Bound
College Bound, preparation for college from a Christian perspective, will take place on 13 August 2017 during the Sunday School hour at MLC in the youth room. It will be led by Pr. Ian Pacey. The goal  is to help prepare students spiritually and intellectually for the transition from high school to college/university. This meeting is mainly for incoming high school seniors, incoming college students (2yr, 4yr, does not matter), and their parents. Please contact Pr. Pacey or Robert Burmeister for more information. 
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