Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
21 September 2018
It's Not Too Late!
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.

From the Pastor
A Word From Our Lord
It's amazing what a word from our Lord, attached to a sign of his own choosing, will do. A word of promise concerning the welcome of a young child in the Lord's name, connected to a young child placed directly into the mix, realigns the Y chromosome back toward its God-given place of service to others, rather than service to the self. Status, rank, and reputation are massaged out of their idolatrous hypertrophy into a nimble flexibility from which the world can only  benefit, accompanied by an envy that only God can grant. 
   Welcome that sign and that word, dear Christian, in all the places where God sends our Lord-even suffering, even death, even sheer divine abandonment, and dare to welcome God all the way to newness of life, in full knowledge and confidence as to what all of this is truly all about.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 661, 581 (sz 6), 851, 438, 637, 454
Lutheran Women In Mission
All women are invited to attend these LWIM Saturday events this fall!
29 September 9:30 AM: Fall Rally of the Bayou City Zone LWML at Trinity Lutheran. 
20 October 8:00 AM Sample Sale in the MLS gymnasium (set-up on Friday 4:30 PM- contact Karen Listi)
27 October 8:00 AM Rummage Sale outside of Youth Room (contact Vonda Tackett)
Wednesdays until 14 November
5:15 Dinner, 6:00 Class
Making Lutheranism Great Again: The Formula of Concord.

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.

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
Last Call for Golfers!
William C. Heine Memorial Golf Tournament
Saturday 13 October 2018
8:00 AM start
Battleground Golf Club

Activities will include fun challenges around the course. Breakfast, lunch, and beverages are included!

Please email LouAnn Webber ASAP if you would like to participate.

Proceeds benefit MLC Little Lambs Scholarship Fund
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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