Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
24 November 2017
Elizabeth Ahlman Book Signing
Elizabeth Ahlman has written two books, they are called Ruth: More Than a Love Story (2014) and her new book, just released by Concordia Publishing House, Demystifying the Proverbs 31 Woman (2017).  Please join Elizabeth on 10 December in the Commons area between service for her book signing. Books will be available for purchase at special pricing for this Sunday only. 
From the Pastor
Are You Prepared?
The Holy Scripture reveals, and the Creeds confess that Jesus will appear on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead.  We experience judgment all the time in our lives.  When it comes to judgment of any kind, the only question that matters is: are you prepared?

In the sending of the Son, Jesus Christ, who took on human flesh, who perfectly kept the law, who died for sinners, who rose from the grave, who sits at the right hand of the Father, who is revealed to us through the Word, who unites us to himself in death and eternal life through Holy Baptism, who feeds and sustains our bodies and souls with his own precious body and blood, we have been prepared for the Last Day and judgment.  There is nothing we could have done to prepare ourselves.  Nevertheless, we have been prepared by our Lord and we look forward to his appearance on the Last Day.

Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 709, 532, 562, 627, 741
Holiday Worship Services
The holidays are almost upon us. Please join us for our upcoming worship services:
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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Houston, TX 77057

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