Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                                                                               Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
9 August 2019
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. NEXT 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!
From the Vicar
Do Not Be Anxious 
Summer's a perfect time to escape the daily grind and get a moment's peace. But often, the second that you sit down in your chair at the beach, anxious thoughts come creeping instead, whispering about the things you forgot to do, the pay cut you took at work, the mortgage you're struggling to pay. Jesus tells His disciples, "Do not be anxious about your life" (Luke 12:22). He can say this, because you have a Father who is in control of the whole world. Your Father has both created everything and provides for everything, every raven flying in the air, every lily growing in the field-how much more will He care for you, His baptized child, His prized possession? So when the anxious thoughts come whispering, look to the cross instead, and know that you have a Father who loves you and watches over you.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns:   352, 666, 622, 743, 733
2019 LCMS Convention Debrief
Monday, 19 August 2019
Fellowship Hall
7:00 PM
Please join us Monday evening, 19 August 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Braun, the pastoral delegate; Stephen Hernandez, the lay delegate; and Pastor Murray, an advisory representative, will be sharing their views of the convention and answering questions. 
Hope to 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.

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 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.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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