Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
14 September 2018
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 THIS 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. Drop-ins welcome!
If you have any questions please email Pastor Pilli or call 713-540-6929. God's rich blessings. 
From the Pastor
The Two Natures
In Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus has a conversation with a man about faith.  Jesus says: "All things are possible for one who believes."  The man responds: "I  believe; help my unbelief!"  
   Like the man, we are aware of our belief and our unbelief.  The reason we believe and yet don't believe is because Christians have two natures: the sin nature (whose origin is the Fall), and the redeemed nature (whose origin is the death and resurrection of Jesus).    
  Because we have these two natures, we are always at war with ourselves.  The things we want to do, we don't do and the things we don't want to do we do (Romans 7). 
  While possessing the two natures is a struggle, it does teach us two truths.  1. When it comes to sin, Christians still sin; 2. When it comes to salvation, it is still God's gift to us for Christ's sake. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 819, 581 (sz 5), 849, 630, 783, 528, 825
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.
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
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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