Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
18 Aug 2017
THANK YOU
A big thank you to those of you who helped make last week's installation and welcome BBQ a success. Thank you to those of you who brought sides and goodies to share. A big thank you to those set-up and clean-up volunteers: You are the best!  And last-but-not-least, THANK YOU to our BBQ team who produced the best BBQ to date! 
From the Pastor
Not Crumbs
Ah, to eat the crumbs that fall from the Master's table! What a delight! This Sunday we shall see that Jesus tries to put off a persistent petitioner, the Canaanite woman (Matthew 15:21-28). But she, confident of Christ's care for sinners like her, will not be put off. She lives by faith and aggressively demands what Jesus has promised. That's her only hope; even the crumbs will do. Now, we will not receive mere crumbs, but the true bread that comes from heaven and Jesus himself sets it upon our table in abundance. What a delight! And you're invited.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB  613, 615, 510, 909, 823
2017 MLC Men's Retreat
When: 6-8 October
Topic : Islam and the West
Speaker : Dr. Adam S. Francisco, Chair of the Department of History and Political Thought at Concordia University, Irvine, CA.
Details : A study looking at the rise of Islam and the socio-cultural/political challenge Islam has posed to western civilization over the centuries, including the time of the Lutheran Reformation. Most of our focus will be on modern issues (including terrorism, Islamic law [sharia], and Muslim activism) associated with Islam in the western world, especially America. Some attention will be given to the discussion of Christian approaches to Islam.
Venue: Camp Lone Star in La Grange, TX
For more information contact :Robert Burmeister
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Sincerely,
Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For the family of Jill Stoneburner as the grieve

For Susan Narr may she be given strength 

For Susan Bomar as she seeks therapy
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?
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Houston, TX 77057