Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
9 November 2018
Give Blood!
Sunday 11 November
8:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Right before the holidays, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center needs to stock up and it's time of year again-let's help! Please consider donating blood in the donor coach parked near our gym. We still have many openings! If you would like to donate, please respond to this email or call 713 782 6079 for a scheduled slot or walk-in on Sunday. Thank you to those of you who will take a few minutes of your time to GIVE LIFE.
From the Pastor
Listen to Jesus
In this Sunday's reading from the Gospel, Jesus calls us to beware of the Scribes.  In other places, our Lord warns us to beware of the Pharisees.  If we are to take these words to heart, we must learn the meaning of these warnings.  For both Scribes and Pharisees, keeping the Law is what made one right with God.  There is truth here.  If a person were to keep the law perfectly, he would be right with God.   The problem is we do not and we cannot keep the Law because of our sin.  Jesus calls us to beware of Scribes and Pharisees because they do not understand who we are under the law, and, because they do not understand this, they cannot understand why Jesus came: to save sinners (1 Tim. 1).  Beware of the Scribes and the Pharisees.  Listen to Jesus. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: 512, 738, 954, 641, 781, 725, 732
Thanksgiving Day Meal
This year marks our 10th annual Thanksgiving meal. We are asking your help in serving our less fortunate brothers and sisters in our Houston community at a Thanksgiving meal at MLC this Thanksgiving Day. If you wish to volunteer, make a donation, or want more information please see Wayne Murray at the table in the Commons between worship services or contact Wayne or Arlene at 281 240 9644.
We will also be distributing much needed items to the attendees.  If you can help with any of the following items, please drop them off in the church office by Wednesday, 21 November at noon.  Thank you!
Items which we need:
  • Toothbrushes & paste
  • Clothing (OK if slightly used)
  • Shampoo
  • Blankets
  • Combs
  • Gloves
  • Deodorant
  • Mittens
  • Disposable razors
  • Socks
  • Shaving cream
  • Adult sized jeans & clothing
  • Soap
  • Small bags of chips, cookies, snacks
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 affected by Hurricane Michael

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
MLS Previews
Do you have a child that will be ready for Kindergarten?
You are invited to attend the following event: 29 Nov 11:30 AM, Kindergarten Preview.RSVP to the school office - 713 782 4022 or email LouAnn WebberYou may also stop by to see LouAnn in the Commons for more information.
Go Mustangs!
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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