Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
1 August 2014
MLC College Bound 
"College Bound" will take place this coming Sunday, 3 August at Memorial Lutheran Church. The meeting will run from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Lunch will be provided. The goal of this meeting is to help students prepare spiritually and intellectually for the transition from High School to the University. This meeting is mainly for High School Seniors, College students (2yr, 4yr, does not matter), and their parents. 
From the Pastor
Why Sweden?

I am going to Sweden on Sunday 3 August. Why? To deliver a paper to the North European Luther Academy. Sounds deep? Well, it is and it isn't. The academic part of this event is challenging and exciting. However, the best part of the meeting will be to visit with and encourage dear fellow believers and faithful Lutheran confessors living in a challenging and sometimes oppressive church context in Scandinavia and Finland. It will give me an opportunity to pray with them and encourage their faithful confession. Paul did exactly that in his apostolic ministry: "Therefore encourage one another with these words" (1Thess 4:18). 

Adult Instruction Class

Pastor Murray will be teaching a new Adult Instruction Class beginning 17 August from 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM in the church library.  If you are interested, please contact Pastor Murray at smurray@mlchouston.org.

Sunday's Scripture Lessons

Isaiah 55:1-5                                       

Romans 9:1-5
Replacement of Paraments
We are seeking to replace all of our paraments starting with our Advent Paraments this fall. Our paraments are around 40-50 years old and 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:                                mfredenburg@mlchouston.org.

 

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

 

If you would like to help provide a meal, please contact Wayne in the church office 713 782 6079.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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