Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
29 July 2016
College Bound
College Bound, preparation for college from a Christian perspective, will take place on 7 August 2016 during the Sunday School hour at MLC in the youth room.  The presentation will be led by Pr. Pacey. The goal of this presentation is to help prepare students spiritually and intellectually for the transition from High School to College/University. This meeting is mainly for incoming High School Seniors, incoming College students (2yr, 4yr, does not matter), and their parents. Please contact Pr. Ian Pacey or Mr. Robert Burmeister for more information.
From the Pastor
Get Rich!  
Our Lutheran Confessions correctly mention that being rich is not a problem for Christians! Scripture gives examples of Abraham, David, and Daniel who became rich but at the same time considered to be great examples of Christian faith. The problem with the rich man in the parable of the rich fool is not his possessions, but his trust in "mammon" that caused him to stumble. Christians frequently hear two voices! The voice of the world that tempts them to get rich and then eat, drink, and be merry. Christians also hear the Word of the Lord that asks them to get rich with the help of the treasures Christ stored up for them! When the Lord puts his true body in our mouths and pours out the medicine of immortality into our throats, we get rich indeed with our eating, drinkingand merry making! Then, worldly possessions should take a back seat. We may use them or even lose them in this fleeting world. Shall we get rich then? Amen.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-26                                        
If you have small children (and even if you don't), you can learn the hymns we will be singing in preparation for Sunday. My daughter, Hilary, noticed small children singing hymns from memory in the church she attends in St. Louis and concluded that families were teaching the hymns to them so they could sing them, although they could not read. "Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise" (Ps 84:4)! 

Hymns: LSB 743, 782, 618, 619, 797
Lutheran Women in Mission Luncheon
All women of Memorial Lutheran Church - please join our Lutheran Women in Mission (LWIM) on Sunday 7 August for lunch, 12:30 PM - immediately following late service.  This is a social gathering - all women are invited to come for fellowship and fun. We will meet at FloParis French Bakery Cafe which is directly across Westheimer from the church. Lunch will be Dutch treat. Any questions please call Heather Coulter 832-687-6465.
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 Martha Fredenburg, who is recovering from orthopedic surgery

For Olivia Taylor, who is recovering from orthopedic surgery

For Mary Lewis as she regains her strength

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Saturday, 8 October 2016  at Battleground Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8:00 AM.
We are looking for golfers, hole sponsors,
and prize sponsors.
This year's proceeds will benefit the Little Lambs Scholarship fund. For more information please contact LouAnn Webber  in the school office at 713 782 4022. 
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Houston, TX 77057

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