Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
16 November 2018
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
From the Vicar
Our End is Christ
Same old, same old: false Christs, rumors of war, nation rising against nation, earthquakes in various places, and famines. False teachers, political unrest, and natural disasters are constant reminders that we live in the end. Living in the end isn't necessarily a bad thing. To live in the end for us Christians is to live in the certainty of Christ. Our end is Christ: We don't fear God's judgement because Christ has been judged for us; we know that God has counted us wise and righteous because of Christ's obedience; and we are certain that we will awake to everlasting life because we dwell in the Risen One.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: 531, 508, 954, 634, 645, 714
Advent and Christmas Worship Services
Advent is almost upon us. Please join us for our upcoming worship services:
 
Sunday 2 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
First Sunday in Advent

Wednesday 5 December 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Advent 1 Midweek

Sunday 9 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Second Sunday in Advent

Wednesday 12 December 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Advent 2 Midweek 

Sunday 16 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Third Sunday in Advent

Wednesday 19 December 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Advent 3  Midweek (MLS Service 7:00 PM)

Sunday 23 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Fourth Sunday in Advent 

Monday 24 December Christmas Eve
Children's Service/ Lessons and Carols - 5:00 PM
Candlelight Mass - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 25 December 10:00 AM
Christmas Day Service
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 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 WebberGo Mustangs!
Voter's Assembly
Don't forget! Monday
26 November is the November MLC Voters' Assembly. Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 PM.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057


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