Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
11 Aug 2017
Installation & BBQ Time
Please join us as we install and welcome Pastor Paul and the Paul family to the Memorial Lutheran Church & School Family! 

THIS Sunday -13 August 2017 
4:00 PM installation service (Vespers)
BBQ to follow

Delicious Texas BBQ, potato salad, and bread will be provided. Please sign up here to bring a side, salad or dessert to share with your fellow members and guests. You may drop it off in the church kitchen on Sunday anytime before the installation service.

If you can volunteer to help clean up after the BBQ, please contact Mike Jeffers, Fellowship Chairman, by clicking his name. Remember: Many hands make for light work- help us all get home soon after the BBQ!
From the Pastor
Godly Fear and Trust
"Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid." There are two sorts of fear. One sort is godly; the other is not. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," Solomon writes. "We should fear, love and trust in God above all things," the Catechism teaches us. This fear is godly fear. The Law works this fear in our hearts but it is also worked in us by faith that comes from the Word preached to us.
The fear of the disciples, a fear which thinks the Lord a ghost, the fear of Peter which does not trust in Christ, this is sinful fear. This fear is yours too. Fears of heights, fears of betrayal, fears of abandonment, daily fear afflicts the conscience of the sinner. It is fear rooted ultimately in doubt. Doubt is rooted in unbelief. Repent. Christ has come to give you faith by his Word and with this faith, courage built solely on him, the Son of God.  Trust and fear this one, firm in your faith.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB 726 , 717, 588, 715, 816
Double Your Giving
One of our generous member families has given another gift of $20,000 for our Telugu ministry and a $20,000 gift towards Pastor Wokoma's mission. The gift is given to be matched and will be released for the use of the ministry on a dollar for dollar basis. If you love the these outreaches and want to double your gift, this is a great opportunity. Every dollar you give becomes two dollars. What's not to like?
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 Susan Narr may she be given strength 

For Susan Bomar as she seeks therapy
College Bound
College Bound, preparation for college from a Christian perspective, will take place THIS SUNDAY 13 August 2017 during the Sunday School hour at MLC in the youth room. It will be led by Pr. Ian Pacey. The goal  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