Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                                                                               Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
19 July 2019
Road Closures Affecting Sunday Traffic 

IH-610 WEST LOOP both Northbound and Southbound will have major closures each weekend beginning Friday 12 July. 

Northbound will be closed on the 2 inside lanes from S. Post Oak Rd. to Woodway DR.

Southbound will be a total closure from IH-10 to Post Oak Rd. 
Detour: All traffic forced to exit IH-10/Katy Frwy eastbound or westbound. 

This is projected to be completed by 22 July, God willing!
From the Vicar
One Thing Is Necessary
Last week I was installed as Vicar here at Memorial, and certainly received a warm welcome. For any new vicar, one thing is necessary: to listen. Our upcoming Gospel reading, the story of Mary and Martha, emphasizes this truth for all of us. Martha finds herself caught up in the business of setting the table and salting the stew, and asks Jesus to rebuke Mary for not helping out. Jesus answers, in all the busy events of our lives, only one thing is necessary: to sit at His feet and listen to His Word. Because His Word is a word of peace, peace with God. You can have confidence in this peace, because it has been won and secured by the blood of Jesus Himself. So keep listening. Whether you're a vicar, a pastor, or a parishioner, His Word is your good portion, and it will not be taken away from you. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 807  536  545  855 (st. 9)  685
LCMS Convention News- Right at Your Fingertips!
Pastor Murray is at the LCMS National Convention. You may ask, "How can I stay up-to-date on all of the LCMS happenings?" Well, we have the link for you! Watch, read, and stay updated via the LCMS official website. You can find what you are looking for here: https://www.lcms.org/convention
Mark Your Calendars- It's a BBQ!
Join us for a Friendship BBQ honoring the new members we have gained and welcome our teachers and school families back to school. Sunday, 18 August, 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM.
Delicious Texas BBQ, potato salad, and good company will be provided. Please bring a side to share with your fellow members and guests.
Keep an eye out for the Fellowship table in the Commons between services to sign-up for a side or dessert or to volunteer to help the day of the BBQ.
We are also looking for a few good Lutherans to help with clean-up afterward. Remember many hands make for light work!
 
See YOU there!
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 Robert Brimberry as he continues treatment

For the family of Javad Kabiri, may they find peace

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
College Bound
preparation for college from a Christian perspective, will take place on 11 August, during the Sunday School hour in the youth room. The goal of this presentation is to help prepare students spiritually and intellectually for the transition from high school to college/university. This meeting is mainly for incoming high school seniors, incoming college students (2yr, 4yr, does not matter), and their parents. Please contact Pr. Pacey or Robert Burmeister for more information.

Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057


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