Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church Houston, Texas
26 August 2016
It's Not TOO Late!
Sundays 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
21 August 2016 - 22 January 2017
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 taught at Memorial Lutheran School.
If you are interested in taking this class, please contact Pastor Murray. Come and join us!
From the Pastor
Null and Void!
The peculiarity of the gospel is that it overrides the demands of the law at some point. The gospel is fully capable of making a reversal of the status quo by making unworthy as worthy. If we carefully notice, there is a category of "unworthy" or "disadvantaged" in our gospel text this week (Luke 14:1-14). Jesus challenges the people to reverse the status quo so that the unworthy may become worthy. On a deeper level, the category of "unworthy" represents all of us. When we are spiritually poor, crippled, lame, blind, and fallen, Jesus pulls us out of the well of sin so that we may have life and healing. When Jesus pronounces the gospel, the gospel takes precedence over the law. Then, the demands of the crushing law become null and void! Only peace abounds. Amen.
Christian Education Night (CEN) begins in September
7 September until 16 November
The Book of Daniel - Rev. Gaub
The Book of Revelation- The Ultimate Reality for a Christian - Pastor Pilli
The Church Through the Ages - Vicar Matthew Bless
The fellowship committee needs your help.
Share your love of food with the congregation. Please pick a Wednesday and either cook up your specialty or share food from your favorite restaurant. Sign up online
here or see Mike Jeffers between services in the commons.
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.