Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
27 April 2018
Give Life
MLC will be holding a blood drive SUNDAY 6 May 2018 in our gymnasium. 

Please consider donating blood before, during or after the services.

You can schedule through 4:00 PM Friday 4 May (Call 713 782 6079 or email Tessa) or see her between the services on the next 2 Sundays!
From the Pastor
"28. The love of God does not find, but creates, that which is pleasing to it." 
    Those marvelous words, penned by Martin Luther for the Heidelberg Disputation, a vital event occurring 500 years ago (!) this past Wednesday, set forth a very important truth unto us: God does not go out searching for what is pleasing to him; rather, he creates what is pleasing to him. How does he do this? By speaking what is pleasing to him into being: "You are already clean because of the word that I have spoken to you." 
    When Jesus speaks to you, he re/creates you as a clean, ever-more-fruit-bearing branch that is pleasing unto him-despite anything that you might see to the contrary, despite anything that anyone might say to you to the contrary. 
    "You are already clean," pleasing unto God-and that is the first and final word on that!
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 540, 595, 821, 919, 633, 691
Welcome Blake!
This past Tuesday, Blake Martzowka, was assigned as the 2018-2019 vicar-elect for Memorial Lutheran Church and School. He comes to us from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. Stay tuned in the next week for a short bio.
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 Michael Koutsodontis as he continues treatment

For LouAnn Webber as she recovers

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Proposed Bylaws
MLCS has proposed 
updates to the 
constitution bylaws. 
These updates will be 
voted on at the next 
Voter's Assembly. If you
would like to review 
the proposed bylaws, 
Christian Education Night  (CEN)
A Lutheran Understanding of the Church and the Ministry
Wednesdays 11 April- 23 May
5:15 Dinner, 6:00 Classes
We need your help! If you or you and a friend or two are able to help provide a meal, please contact Mike Jeffers, Fellowship chair via email or the church office 713 782 6079.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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