Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
24 August 2018
Wednesdays 29 August - 14 November
5:15 Dinner, 6:00 Classes
Pastor Murray and Vicar will be
team teaching:
Making Lutheranism Great Again: The Formula of Concord.
After the death of Luther, there was theological uncertainty and division among Lutherans. This uncertainty and division was resolved by a clear confession of our faith in the Formula of Concord in 1577. In our day, surrounded as we are by debates and uncertainties, the Formula of Concord is again a wonderful resource for theological learning and biblical understanding.
We need your help!
If you are able to help provide a meal, please contact Mike Jeffers, Fellowship chair or the church office 713 782 6079.
From the Pastor
Just like everybody else, we have our traditions.  Hot dogs at baseball games.  Turkey and football at Thanksgiving.  Brisket to welcome new members or staff to Memorial Lutheran Church.  The word "tradition" carries the idea of handing something over from one person to another.  It could be a practice, it could be a thing, it could be a teaching.  When it comes to our traditions, we are free to establish and practice them in almost all things.  The only restriction might be when the tradition goes against the law and is, therefore, a crime.  Worse yet are those traditions that go against or undermine the Word of God and are, therefore, sinful.  It is our prayer that all our traditions, whatever they might be, always support and illuminate the preaching, teaching, and apprehension of the one, true Faith.  For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, grant this Lord to us all!
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 659, 581 (1-2), 865, 556, 585, 854
Upcoming MLC Events
25 August          Baby Blankets for Pregnancy Crisis Center 
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, Room 165
29 August          Christian Education Night 
5:15 PM Dinner, 6:00 PM Class
9 September     Adult Instruction Class begins, 
9:45 AM- 10:45 AM, Church Library
15 September    Telugu Flu Clinic, 
9:00 AM- 1:00 PM, MLS Gym
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 continues treatment

For Ima Leech as she recovers

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
MLC Men's Retreat
5-7 October 2018 Camp Lone Star, La Grange, TX
Presenter: Dr. Christopher Ahlman, Associate Pastor and Director of Parish Music at Memorial Lutheran Church
Topic: The Lutheran Chorale: Occasioning, Creation, Use, and Development
For More Information: Please Contact Robert Burmeister or
Rev. Dr. Christopher Ahlman.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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