Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
22 August 2014
Adult Instruction Continues This Sunday!
It's not too late to join the Adult Instruction Class. Pastor Murray will be teaching the Adult Instruction Class from 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM in the church library. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Murray at smurray@mlchouston.org.
From the Vicar
Peter The Great?

In Matthew's gospel, chapter sixteen, we see Peter confess Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God.  Jesus then exhorts the importance and significance of this confession.  Jesus tells Peter that he will be the rock on which he will build his church.  Is Peter this great and holy man that deserves this accolade?  Is he beyond reproach and err to the point where he makes the call of salvation and damnation?  No, this job belongs to Christ and Christ alone.  However, the confession is amazing and remarkable; so where does the credit go?

  

Jesus tells us here: no one of flesh and blood, but rather God in heaven.  We receive faith from God, not from ourselves.  The Church is not built on Peter, nor us today, but rather the God given confession of Jesus as our Lord and Savior in whom we have all things.

Sunday's Scripture Lessons

Proverbs 3:1-8                                       

2 Corinthians 4:7-10
Replacement of Paraments
We are seeking to replace all of our paraments starting with our Advent Paraments this fall. Our paraments are starting to show their age. In particular, our Advent paraments are currently blue and we are replacing them with the more traditional violet paraments. We hope to order the Advent paraments by the end of September 2014 as they require about 8 weeks to be made and Advent will be here before we know it. Our goal is $8,000 to replace the full Advent set of chasuble, stoles, altar paraments, the veil, the burse, and 2 banners. If you can help with reaching our goal, please write your checks to MLC with the memo line "Advent Paraments" or if you have any questions, please contact Martha Fredenburg at: 

 

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 Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
 
For Bud Obert, that he would be blessed by God with strength and confidence
 
For the family of Violet Linn, who was called to our heavenly home

Mark Your Calendars!

Christian Education Night

Returns Wednesdays

10 September - 19 November

 

5:15 Dinner

6:00 Classes

 

Members of the Fellowship Committee will be in the Commons after the Sunday School hour and after Late Service for the next few weeks if you would like to sign up to provide a meal for C.E.N.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057



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