Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
18 September 2015
It's Not Too Late!
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
The Sacred and the Secular
"Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's" (Mark 12:17). Caesar has his things. God has His. Let God take care of His business His way and Caesar his business his way. It seems pretty simple and clear, right? Not so much. The distinction between the two kingdoms is a bit messier than that. The distinction between church and state may not merely be summarized as the distinction between the sacred and the secular; as though God had no influence on the state. In fact, the Bible is quite clear that both church and state are creatures of God. The state, in Lutheran thinking, is not some God-free zone where humans get to do as they please. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Jeremiah 11:18-20                                               
Hymns: 594, 581, 851, 620, 606, 950
Rummage Sale Donations Needed!

LWIM Annual
Rummage Sale
Saturday, 10 October
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lutheran Women in Mission's Annual Rummage Sale is just around the corner, and we are accepting donations!  We are accepting gently used items starting 4 October.   Unfortunately we have nowhere to store items prior to this date. Clean out your closets, garage, storage rooms, and bedrooms and donate your excess to our sale.   Here are a few points to consider when selecting items: Clothing should be free from stains, tears, and fading. Electronics need to be in good working order. Writing and office materials should be unused. Toys need to be in good working order and not missing any pieces. Furniture and household items must be functioning properly.
All money raised from the Rummage Sale will be donated to Lutheran Missions. Any questions, please contact Heather Coulter: 832 687 6465.
          LWIM appreciates your support and prayers!
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 Diva Pilli as she seeks treatment

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 Continues!
Wednesdays 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
We need your help with 4 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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