Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
10 August 2018
BBQ 19 Aug
Join us for a Friendship BBQ to welcome our teachers and school families back to school. Sunday, 19 August, 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM.
Delicious Texas BBQ and potato salad will be provided. Please bring a side to share with your fellow members and guests. Sign-up Online to sign-up. You may drop it off in the church kitchen on Sunday the 19th before or after the services. 
We are also looking for a few good Lutherans to help with clean-up afterward. If you can help, contact Mike Jeffers (our Fellowship Chairman) or call the church office at 713 782 6079. Remember many hands make for light work! We need your help!
From the Pastor
He Does it All
By nature, man is incapable of hearing the Word of God and believing in Him! Neither does he acquire eternal life on his own because of a defect in his nature. Lutheran confessions employed a special Latin term namely,"concupiscence" (lust) to explain the defect in man's character. When Jesus said to them to look on Him and believe in Him to have eternal life, He does not mean that they should acquire those merits on their own. It means that He will grant those gifts to them freely so that they may receive. The gifts of Word, faith, and life flow from Him to us. The living bread comes to us. He does it all! Amen. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB  724 (1-5),  534, 775, 774, 642, 724 (6-10)
What's New Telugu??
Our chief objective is to establish a strong Confessional Lutheran Telugu community in our midst. We continue to do just that! After a brief hiatus, we have restarted our Sunday meal program for Telugu community. Currently, various members of our community have provided the meal. We have also started collecting freewill offering toward each meal. Each Sunday meal for nearly 35 people costs around $300. If you are interested in donating toward the meal or joining us for delicious Indian food, you are most welcome to do so. Those who donate will be acknowledged on our official Facebook page. Thank you for your continued support!
Got Coffee Skills??
We are looking for a coffee fellowship volunteer to make coffee on the second Sunday of every month. This entails making multiple pots of coffee in preparation for the time period between the services.  For more information contact Mike Jeffers (Fellowship Chair).
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.

Sincerely,
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 continues treatment

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Summer Sunday School Sign-Up
In order to keep summer Sunday school open, we need your help. Please consider co-teaching a class or two. As of 2 August, we still have openings.

Click here to see if you can help and sign up!
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057


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