Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
17 November 2017
LWIM- BIG Meeting THIS Week!
Sunday, 19 November
Immediately following late service 
Church Library

Ladies - please join us for a social lunch and a general meeting.  We need to vote on the distribution of our funds to the selected missions.  We are also looking for a few women to be on the board for 2018.  Do you have ideas to improve our group?  Please bring them to the meeting.  If you are interested in helping out, please let Janet Taylor or Heather Coulter know.
From the Pastor
Luther's insight that the gospel responds to anxiety is helpful. We live in an age filled with anxiety. We're anxious about our government, our finances, our sexuality, our place in the world, our relationship with our church, with our pastor, and with our family. In Houston, we are suffering the anxiety caused by the hurricane and flooding. I know we are feeling it; I am feeling it too. Anxiety is not new. Even the people in Paul's missionary congregation in Thessalonica felt anxiety about the approach of Christ to judge the living and the dead. "So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober....Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing" (1 Th 5:6 and 11). Paul's encouragement is to stay in the game and encourage one another. I am looking forward to seeing you  Sunday, so we can encourage one another with Christ.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 914, 508, 663, 755, 655
Holiday Worship Services
The holidays are almost upon us. Please join us for our upcoming worship services:
Thursday 23 November 9:00 AM
Thanksgiving Service

Sunday 26 November 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Last Sunday of the Church Year

Sunday 3 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
First Sunday in Advent

Wednesday 6 December 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Advent 1 Midweek

Sunday 10 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Second Sunday in Advent

Wednesday 13 December 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Advent 2 Midweek (MLS Service 7:00 PM)

Sunday 17 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Third Sunday in Advent

Wednesday 20 December 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Advent 3  Midweek

Sunday 24 December Christmas Eve
Fourth Sunday in Advent - 10:00 AM
Children's Service - 5:00 PM
Lessons and Carols - 7:00 PM
Candlelight Mass - 10:00 PM

Monday 25 December 10:00 AM
Christmas Day Service

Sunday 31 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
First Sunday in Christmas

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 and friends of Millie Johnston as we grieve

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
Order A Poinsettia Today!
Plants are $8.50 each. Order one in memory/honor of a loved one, as a gift for your secret pal, or even for yourself. 

Call the church office by noon, Friday 15 December
713 782 6079 or email Tessa.
We are asking for the plants to remain in the church until after late service on 31 December 2017.
Voters' Assembly
Don't forget! Monday
27 November is the November MLC Voters' Assembly. Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 PM.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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