Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
20 October 2017
BBQ Time!
Please join us SUNDAY as we install and welcome Rev. Dr. Ahlman and the Ahlman family to the Memorial Lutheran Church & School Family! 

Sunday -22 October 2017 
installation during both services
BBQ to follow late service (~12:30 PM)

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

If you can volunteer to help set-up and/or clean-up after the BBQ, please contact the church office (713 782 6079). Remember: Many hands make for light work- help us all get home soon after the BBQ!
From the Pastor
An Exciting Church Year!
It has been an exciting year in the life of Memorial Lutheran Church. We have added two talented young men to our professional staff; one on the church, one on the school side. This Sunday we will install our new Director of Parish Music, Rev. Dr. Christopher Ahlman, as an Associate Pastor of MLC. What riches we have in the pastors on our staff! Our church is well known across the synod and around the world as a place where God's Word is faithfully taught and where God's people support and love their pastors.
This has a long tradition of the church. St. Paul extolled the church in Thessalonica for the very same reason. "Your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you" (1 Thessalonians 1:8-9). We will receive Pastor Ahlman with joy just like this on Sunday.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 940, 655, 665, 637, 582
Extra furniture Looking for Good Home?
A Telugu family is looking for a dining table, a couch, and a bed. If you have any of these items available, let Pastor Pilli know. 
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 Bomar that she be given strength

For Michael Koutsodontis as he seeks treatment

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey

For Susan Narr may she stay strong
Welcome Basket- Help Needed!
We are putting together a pantry basket for the Ahlman family.
If you can provide for the basket, let us know or bring it in before the BBQ Sunday 22 October. Some ideas are pantry goods, something Texas or Houston-related, and/or gift cards or cash. Questions? Contact the church office at 713 782 6079.
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Houston, TX 77057

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