Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                                                                               Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
13 September 2019
Adult Instruction- It's Not Too Late to Join Us!
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. 
Childcare is available!
Interested? See our website for more info here or email Pastor Murray.
From the Pastor
Our Shepherd Remains
The Scriptures repeatedly hold up sheep and shepherd as ways to think about ourselves and to think about our Lord's care for us.  
   Concerning the sheep, it is their waywardness, their stubbornness, their unruliness that gives real insight into our lives and our struggles with sin.  In addition, very much like sheep, we are often head down and grazing away completely unaware of our sinful ways.  
   Concerning the shepherd, the shepherd sees the waywardness, sees the stubbornness, sees the unruliness, yet, because of who he is, because of his desire for the sheep, the shepherd, guards, protects, and defends the sheep.   The sheep may struggle, fight, perhaps even bite their shepherd.  Nevertheless, our shepherd remains, endures, and cares for his sheep. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 686, 581 (stanzas 1 & 4), 609, 710, 740, 802, 895
MLS Fundraiser Survey
MLS is gauging interest in a special spring fundraiser, a Sporting Clay Tournament. Benefits from this event would go towards Little Lambs Scholarship Fund. An email was sent out to church and school families with the link, but in case you didn't receive it, please consider filling out this survey to determine the level of interest in this event. Should there be enough interest, we can secure a date and time for the event. Thank you!
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 families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Fall CEN 

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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