Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
4 September 2015
Membership Class Begins 
NEXT Week!
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
Active and Passive
One of my teachers told me that in order to understand the teachings of The Bible correctly, I must first understand the active and passive voices in English language. It did not take much time for me to understand the concept as some things are active and others are passive. In our gospel text for today two organs that belong to the deaf-mute man are in a completely passive condition. "Ears" and "tongue." They are helpless and must be acted upon. Jesus initiates the action in our gospel text by saying "be opened" (passive voice). He acts upon the passive organs and brings them back to life with the help of His Word. When our "ears" and "tongues" are in a spiritually passive condition, Jesus acts upon them and makes them active. He speaks the word so that our incapable "ears" may hear the good news. He activates our "tongues" so that we may joyfully speak and share the good news of Jesus. Amen. 
 Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: 398, 581, 797, 841, 842, 848
Tee Up For MLS!
Saturday, 7 November 2015
Battleground Golf Course
Registration at 7:00AM -- Tee-off at 8:00AM
We are looking for golfers, hole sponsors, and prize sponsors.
This year's proceeds will benefit our student scholarships. Thank you to sponsor Amegy Bank for their continued support. Join us as we play "Fore" the Kids!
Contact LouAnn Webber in the school office for more information 713 782 4022 or visit www.memoriallutheranschool.org and select the "Support" tab.
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 Week!
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)
We need your help with meals! Please contact the church office by responding to this email or calling 713 782 6079.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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