Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
28 August 2015
Membership Class Begins 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!
From the Pastor
Be Strong in the Lord and Stand
In this Sunday's reading from Ephesians, we are called to "be strong in the Lord" and "to stand." Why do we need to be strong and stand? We need to be strong and stand because of the assaults that we receive in this life from the devil, from the world, and from our own sinful flesh.
The calling to be strong and to stand is not a mere encouragement to do our best. Rather, God calls us to be strong and stand in what is identified in the reading as the "whole armor of God." What is this armor of God? It is: truth, righteousness, readiness in the Gospel, faith, salvation, and the Word of God (all goods established and granted to us for Jesus' sake).
By way of these means, the Lord protects and preserves us through this life unto everlasting life. For this protection and for the one who provides it, namely Jesus, we offer our thanks.
 Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: 668, 581, 566, 505, 569, 665
What's New Telugu
The MLC Telugu community is steadily growing and members are mutually encouraging and supporting one another as we worship together.  Pastor Pilli is strongly encouraging Telugu community members to attend the Telugu Adult Sunday school between the worship services.  The Telugu ministry continues to meet regularly at 12:30 PM after service for food and fellowship. Our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/teluguhou ) is helping us to connect with more people out in the community by advertising our events. Some of our members suggested designing a website for our ministry. We are in the process of gathering resources and ideas so that we may begin this project in the near future. Please remember our financial needs as we prepare for the busy season. Our immediate financial need is $ 5,500. We sincerely appreciate your prayers and encouragement as we reach out to Telugu people with the good news of Jesus Christ. Rich blessings on you and your family.  Pastor Pilli.
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 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
9 September until 18 November
5:15 Dinner
6:00 Classes
3 classes:

Veith's Spirituality of the Cross - Rev. Gaub

Esther: An Advocate of her people - Pastor Pilli

1 John - Pastor Murray
(begins 9/16)
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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