Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
6 November 2015
Thanksgiving Help
Once again, we are asking for your help in serving our less fortunate brothers and sisters in our Houston community at a Thanksgiving meal at Memorial Lutheran Church this Thanksgiving Day.  We will need the help of the entire congregation in order to make this a success.  We at Memorial have been abundantly blessed and this is one small way of sharing God's many blessings.  If you wish to volunteer, make a donation or want more information please see Wayne Murray at the table in the commons between worship services or contact Wayne or Arlene at home, 281 240 9644,  or   click to email
From the Pastor
Listen to Jesus
In this Sunday's reading from the Gospel, Jesus calls us to beware of the Scribes.  In other places, our Lord warns us to beware of the Pharisees.  If we are to take these words to heart, we must learn the meaning of these warnings.  For both Scribes and Pharisees, keeping the Law is what made one right with God.  There is truth here.  If a person were to keep the law perfectly, he would be right with God.   The problem is we do not and we cannot keep the Law because of our sin.  Jesus calls us to beware of Scribes and Pharisees because they do not understand who we are under the law, and, because they do not understand this, they cannot understand why Jesus came: to save sinners (1 Tim. 1).  Beware of the Scribes and the Pharisees.  Listen to Jesus.  
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
1 Kings 17:8-16                                      
 
Hymns: 530, 581, 738, 954, 637, 787, 732
Donations Needed
Memorial Lutheran Church will host the 8th annual Thanksgiving meal for the homeless on Thanksgiving Day. Along with the meal we will be distributing much needed items to these people.

These are the needed items:
* Toothbrush/Tooth paste
* Shampoo/Conditioner
* Soap
* Socks
* Deodorant
* Comb
* Hats/Coats/Gloves
* Adult and child size clothing
* Disposable razors/Shaving cream
* Blankets (these are always the favorite)
* Small bags of chips, cookies, snack type things (all need to be individually packaged and sealed)

Please drop items by the church office by Friday, 20 November 2015.

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 Jo Lodholz as she undergoes medical tests

For Leslie Roch as she continues treatment

For Diva Pilli as she seeks treatment
 
For Paul Lodholz, asking for strength as he recovers

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Pastor Pilli Installation  
Please join us during 
late service next week, 
15 November, for the installation of Pastor 
Pilli as Assistant Pastor here at Memorial Lutheran Church.
 
There will be an Indian luncheon following in 
our Fellowship Hall with mild dining options.
 
If anyone is available to help out with set-up or a quick clean-up after the event, please contact 
Tessa in 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