Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
21 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. THIS Sunday, 23 August, 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM.

We are also looking for a few good Lutherans to help with clean-up afterward. If you can help, join us in the kitchen around 1:45 PM. Remember many hands make for light work! We need your help!

From the Pastor
A Call to Repentance
Thou shalt not ... pollute unless you buy carbon credits, change our slogans, deflate footballs, or offend our sensibilities.  These are just a few of the commandments of men that make the news in our day.  The effect of such attention to man-made rules is that they tend to overshadow the commandments of God.  In Jesus day, the Pharisees were offended that Jesus and His disciples did not observe their rules for religious purity.  So much emphasis did they put on their own rules that they had no time or recollection of God's commandments.  Not only did the Pharisees give priority to their own commandments, they allowed them to replace and supplant God's commandments.  Of course, our Lord could hardly let such insolence stand.  Yet, His confrontation was not just a correction but a call to repentance- a call to put away such arrogant presumption.  His call echoes down to our day, too, calling us to confess our own foolhardy effrontery to God's wisdom and to hear again His assurance, "Your sins are forgiven," through God's beloved Son who kept God's commandments perfectly for you.
 Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Mark 7:1-13


Hymns: 578, 865, 602, 866, 854

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

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