Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
2 October 2015
Got Rummage?

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 SUNDAY 4 October.   Unfortunately we have no where 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!
From the Pastor
The Vocation of Wife
The most vulnerable vocation in the modern society is the vocation of wife.  The threats to the vocation of wife begin even before the marriage! Men either tend to avoid marriage, or look down on it, or even abuse the relationship after marriage. In our gospel text, Jesus mentions how a wife should be treated by her husband. She must be held fast by her husband The intimate relationship between a husband and wife is so unique, that other vocations such as father and mother have to take a back seat in order to allow the estate of marriage to prosper and flourish.  While people try hard to disturb the vocation of wife, God sets himself up to unite husband and wife. Jesus (the man) left his father and mother and held fast to His bride (the church). In the same way, husbands too with the help of the God, sacrifice their lives for their wives so that the vocation of wives may be joyful and pleasing in the sight of God. Amen. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Genesis 2:18-25                                             
Hymns: 815, 581, 863, 862, 725, 529
Lutheran Witness With Texas Messenger 2016 Subscriptions Available
If you are interested in receiving the Lutheran Witness in 2016, now is a great time to sign up. Through the Texas District's blanket subscription, our congregation can receive a 37% discount and it includes the addition of a Texas Messenger insert, which is not included when you subscribe directly through Concordia Publishing House (CPH).  The 2016 Subscription rate is $12.65. If you are interested, please contact the church office at 713 782 6079 before 20 October 2015. After 20 October, subscriptions (without the Texas Messenger) are available directly through CPH at the $20.00 rate.  LW is now available online or as an app for your iPad or iPhone. Just go to www.cph.org and order online (subscription required).
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 2 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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