Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
25 August 2017
Storm Watch
We are watching the storm.  Please exercise caution on Sunday.  If the weather prevents our gathering on Sunday for services, we will inform you via email.
From the Pastor
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind..." -Romans 12:2
The summer is now over and the academic school year is upon us.  Students at Memorial Lutheran Classical School have been on campus for more than one week.  Next Sunday, 3 September, we will begin the new Sunday School year.  We anticipate enrolling more than one hundred students in our Sunday School.  
Instructing young people in the Christian Faith is both a great privilege and a great joy.  It is one of the most important responsibilities given to us as a congregation.  Many thanks to all the teachers and staff who serve our students at Memorial Lutheran Classical School and Memorial Lutheran Church's Sunday school.  Your efforts on behalf of our students are greatly appreciated!
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 909, 581 (2,11,12), 517 (1,10,3), 645, 473, 587, 802
2017 MLC Men's Retreat
When: 6-8 October
Topic: Islam and the West
Speaker: Dr. Adam S. Francisco, Chair of the Department of History and Political Thought at Concordia University, Irvine, CA.
Details: A study looking at the rise of Islam and the socio-cultural/political challenge Islam has posed to western civilization over the centuries, including the time of the Lutheran Reformation. Most of our focus will be on modern issues (including terrorism, Islamic law [sharia], and Muslim activism) associated with Islam in the western world, especially America. Some attention will be given to the discussion of Christian approaches to Islam.
Venue: Camp Lone Star in La Grange, TX
For more information contact:Robert Burmeister
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 Jill Stoneburner as the grieve

For Susan Narr may she be given strength 

For Susan Bomar as she seeks therapy
St-Onge Support
Are you curious as to what our previous associate pastor, Pastor St-Onge, is up to? You can keep up with him via his online newsletter.We keep a copy of his newsletter on our bulletin board near the Church Library and Music Room but you can also view current and past newsletters online at intheway.org. Check it out, read the bulletin insert this week, and help support his missionary work in the Caribbean and Canada- there is a great need to be filled!
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