Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                                                                               Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
23 August 2019
Adult Instruction to Begin
 
Sunday 8 September 2019
Church Library
9:45 AM
 
We are studying the basic teachings of the Christian faith. Please join us!
Why should you come to this class?
1. To learn more about the basic teachings of the Christian religion.
2. To reaffirm your faith
3. To join Memorial Lutheran Church as a member
4. To learn what your children are being taught at Memorial Lutheran School 
Pastor Murray teaches the class in the church library every Sunday morning, between the services, until mid-January. The class will meet from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM. The church library is just outside the music suite near the main school entrance. It can be accessed from either the north or south entrances.
Childcare is available!
Interested? See our website for more info here or email Pastor Murray.
From the Pastor
How Bad is the Struggle?
For the Christian, the struggle with sin is not hypothetical, but real.  The question is not if we struggle, the question is: how bad is the struggle? Or perhaps, how often do we struggle? 
      Interpreting our struggle can be difficult.  Christians may misinterpret trials and tribulations as an indication that God has abandoned us, when, in fact, he has not.  In fact, he will not! 
    The Father will never forsake nor abandon the Christian.  This is true not because of the Christian's spiritual strength or faith, but because of God's strength and his faithfulness to his promises.  Promises which ultimately have come to their fulfillment in the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
 
Hymns:   804, 510, 623, 514, 844, 675
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Substitute Teachers Needed
Substitute teachers, for both Elementary and Middle School classes. $85 per day. Must have a desire to teach elementary and middle school students and be flexible with schedule. Previous teaching experience and understanding of classical education preferred, as well as knowledge of the Lutheran faith. Most days are scheduled in advance, with an occasional emergency sub request.
Babyland substitute teachers and part-time after school substitute teachers needed. Must enjoy working with children, and be willing to be hands-on. If you would like to be considered for this on-call opportunity, please email tconchola@mlchouston.org so that we can run your background check and set up your fingerprint appointment.
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 those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Fall CEN 

Wednesdays 
4 Sept - 13 Nov
Fellowship Hall

5:15 Dinner
6:00 Classes

Pastor Murray and Vicar are leading a class on The First Epistle of Peter: A Letter to a Persecuted People

We could use your help providing a meal, if you would like to show off your culinary or hosting skills, please contact the church office at 713 782 6079.
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057


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