Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
7 September 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
Adjusting to Astonishment
    Ears opened, tongue released-impediments gone and only astonishment to come!
     That's what happens when the Lord Jesus touches down on earth: he touches heaven with a sigh, touches the fallen condition with a yet-unheard command, and touches the world with a new creature, a continual living witness to the kingdom of heaven with every syllable heard and spoken, received and given, understood and intended.
     When Jesus takes on our flesh and, thus, "assumes the humanity into God" (Athanasian Creed, v. 33), every product of our tongue and jaw and lungs, every sound that tickles our ear drum and mind and heart and soul and spirit testifies to us that we are indeed in God and God in us, meaning that our joyful sanctified task is nothing more and nothing less than daily, joyful, sound-filled adjustment to the astonishment that invades our lives, to the glory of God himself.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Mark 7: 24-37

Hymns: 545, 581 (sz 4), 797, 639, 841, 852, 793
Flu Clinic
We are conducting a Flu Clinic in the gym for people who need flu shots. Walgreens will administer flu shots. Flu shots will be given to people on Sunday 16 September from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Anybody in the age group of 7 years and up may receive a flu shot. The price of each flu shot is $40.99. Please bring your insurance card and ID. There are options for MLC Telugu members who don't have insurance or need some assistance.
If you have any questions please email Pastor Pilli or call 713-540-6929. God's rich blessings. 
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 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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Houston, TX 77057

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