Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
30 September 2016
Celebrate!
Join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Pastor Murray here at MLCS.
 
BBQ and good fellowship are on the menu for 16 October after late service in the Fellowship Hall and Commons.
 
Our improved organ will also be rededicated following the BBQ at 2:00 PM. Join us in the Sanctuary for a short service and music that showcases our organ's new sounds.
From the Pastor
The Pattern of Sound Words
In this Sunday's epistle reading, Paul exhorts Timothy to follow the pattern of sound words that he has received from the Apostle.  The reason why Paul exhorts Timothy to follow the pattern of sound words is not because Paul is interested in self-promotion, but rather because Paul has received this pattern of sound words from Christ himself (1 Corinthians 11 and 15). 
 
While the pattern of sound words is not precisely expressed in this place, we know the content.  The pattern begins with the revelation of the one true God, who is three persons (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit).  The pattern includes the Creation (including the Law), The Fall, the Gospel (the death and resurrection of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins), the Sacraments, and life everlasting with God.
 
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ stick to the pattern of sound words!  For in them and nowhere else you come to know God and what He has done for you.  
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB 565, 581 (Sz 7, 11, 12), 587, 614, 558, 921
MLS "FORE THE KIDS" GOLF TOURNAMENT
Saturday 8 October 2016  at  Battleground Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8:00 AM.
We are looking for golfers, hole sponsors,
and prize sponsors.
This year's proceeds will benefit the Little Lambs Scholarship fund. For more information please c ontact  LouAnn Webber   in the school office at 713 782 4022.
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 Gerald Tackett as he undergoes therapy

For Cantor Muth as she considers a call

For Julie Krueger, as she continues to heal

For Olivia Taylor, who is recovering from orthopedic surgery

For Marcheta Beasley as she seeks treatment

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Celebration Help!
If you have any digital 
photos of Pastor Murray from over  the years you'd like to  share, send them to  Martha.  

If you can help with BBQ set-up or clean-up, please contact our Fellowship Chair Mike Jeffers or call the church office at 713 782 6079- Many hands make for light work!
Cantor Called
Cantor Muth has received a call from Salem Lutheran Church in Black Jack, Missouri. Please pray for Cantor Muth, Salem Lutheran Church, and Memorial Lutheran Church as the call is considered.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057