Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                                                                               Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
20 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
The Generosity of Jesus
Money tells us what we value. It is a medium of exchange. People often say, "Pastor, you should never talk about money from the pulpit." The problem is that the Bible often talks about money; such as in this Sunday's gospel lesson, Luke 16:1-15. Money becomes an analogy of the value of the blood of Jesus Christ. The blood of Christ is a payment for sin. It is a medium of exchange. In the economic transaction of exchange, blood is paid for us sinners to buy us back from sin. Jesus, the holy Son of God exchanges Himself for the sons of men. How powerful the generosity of Jesus is! He values us sinners so greatly that He is willing to put Himself into the balance against our depravity to raise us to Himself. What do we value, if He has valued us so?
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 792, 581 (stanzas 1 & 5), 557, 621, 732, 781, 694
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.

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 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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