Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
14 August 2015
Join us for a Friendship BBQ honoring the new members we have gained and welcome our teachers and school families back to school. NEXT Sunday, 23 August, 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM.

Delicious Texas BBQ will be provided. Please bring a side or dessert to share with your fellow members and guests. Sign-up Online or visit the table in the Commons this Sunday to sign-up. You may drop it off in the church kitchen on the 23rd before or after the services.

We are also looking for a few good Lutherans to help with clean-up afterward. If you can help, contact Bryan Janhsen (our Fellowship Chairman) or call the church office and speak to Wayne or Tessa at 713 782 6079. Remember many hands make for light work! We need your help!

From the Pastor
What You Need to Know about Marriage
What Is Marriage?
Marriage brings a man and a woman together as husband and wife to be father and mother to any children there union produces.
Marriage is based on the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and father.
Marriage is the building block of all human civilization. It has public, not just private, purposes. Marriage is a unique relationship; it brings together sexually complementary spouses, in a monogamous relationship, where they pledge to each other to be faithful by vows of permanence and exclusivity.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

John 6: 35-51


Hymns: 775, 534, 622, 623, 652

Memorial Membership Classes Begin Soon
Adult Instruction
Sundays 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
13 September 2015 - 31 January 2016
Church Library
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 MurrayCome and join us!
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.

Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For the family and friends of Carol Coolidge who has been called to her heavenly home.

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
For Paul Lodholz, asking for strength as he recovers

For Walter Friend as he continues treatment

Christian Education Night Begins Next Month
8 September until 18 November
5:15 Dinner
6:00 Classes
3 classes to choose from- stay tuned for the subjects.
We need your help with meals! Please contact the church office by responding to this email or calling 713 782 6079.
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057