Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
13 October 2017
BBQ Time!
Please join us NEXT WEEK as we install and welcome Rev. Dr. Ahlman and the Ahlman family to the Memorial Lutheran Church & School Family! 

Sunday -22 October 2017 
installation during both services
BBQ to follow late service (~12:30 PM)

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 BBQ. Please try to sign up early!

If you can volunteer to help set-up and/or clean-up after the BBQ, please contact the church office (713 782 6079). Remember: Many hands make for light work- help us all get home soon after the BBQ!
From the Pastor
He Will Swallow Up Death Forever
As we get closer to the end of the church calendar, we begin to read some of the best passages concerning our Lord's return and the Last Day.  Consider these words from Isaiah, chapter 25:
 
"And He will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is case over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations.  He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces..."
 
With these words, God directs us to that promised day when the good established by the death and the resurrection of the Christ will be given in full.  We know from Jesus' own preaching and teaching that He has already conquered evil, yet we still see evil at work in our lives and in this world. When the Last Day arrives, when Jesus appears, all that is associated with sin, including death itself, will come to an end forever.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
 
Hymns: LSB  516, 581 (8, 11, 12),  510, 755, 754, 458
Hungry for Pizza?
Barry's Pizza is hosting a
Restaurant Night where proceeds support MLS. Monday, 16 October from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Pick-up, dine-in or delivery! Face painting, balloon animals, and make-your-own-pizza are available for the kids! Support our school and eat at Barry's!
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 Bomar that she be given strength

For Michael Koutsodontis as he seeks treatment

For Jane Schoen as she heals

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey

For Susan Narr may she stay strong
Welcome Basket- Help Needed!
We are putting together a pantry basket for the Ahlman family.
If you can provide for the basket, let us know or bring it in before the BBQ Sunday 22 October. Some ideas are pantry goods, something Texas or Houston-related, and/or gift cards or cash. Questions? 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