Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
3 November 2017
MLS Fall Festival is Tonight!
Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family!
3 November 2017  |  5:00 PM-8:00 PM
MLS School Campus 
20 tickets for $10 
A la carte BBQ dinner available for purchase
Petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house, face painting, cake walk, inflatable obstacle course, cotton candy/sno cones, photo booth, costume contest, games for all ages and more! 
Questions? Call the MLS Office: 713 782 4022
From the Pastor
Who Are the Saints?
This coming Sunday we will celebrate the festival of All Saints.  When it comes to the saints, there are two basic questions: 1. Who are they?  and 2. How did they become saints?  
   In the world, the word saint is applied to those who do good works over and above what is normal.  While good works are important even commendable, they are not what make us saints. 
   According to the Scriptures, the saints, the holy ones of God, are those who have been purified of their sins and who are now at peace with God.  Their being saints is not about their doing, but rather about what has been done for them.  
   Who are the saints?  They are the church of God.  They are the people of God.  They are all those who have received the forgiveness of sin because of the life, death, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 
Happy All Saints day!  
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
 
Hymns: LSB 677, 517 (1, 4, 3), 672, 644, 676
LWIM Rummage Sale Tomorrow!
Memorial Lutheran Church & School's Lutheran Women In Mission's (LWIM) Annual Rummage Sale will be tomorrow Saturday, 4 November from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM in the parking lot on the Westheimer Road side of the building. 
 
We are accepting donations of gently used items from now until the evening of Friday 3 November.  Items can be left in the youth room. Here are a few points to consider when selecting items:
  • Accessories (scarves, etc) 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 
This sale is LWIM's biggest fundraiser of the year, and the monies raised go directly to missions. Come and shop, support MLC LWIM! 
 
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.

Sincerely,
Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For Susan Bomar that she be given strength

For Michael Koutsodontis as he seeks treatment

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey

For Susan Narr may she stay strong
Furniture Needs a Home?
A Telugu family is looking for a couch and a bed. If you have any of these items available, let Pastor Pilli know or call the church office 713 782 6079. 
LWIM Meeting
Sunday, 19 November 
immediately following late service in the church library.
Ladies - please join us for a social lunch and a general meeting.  We need to vote on the distribution of our
funds to the selected missions.  We are also looking for a few women to be on the board for 2018.  Do you have ideas to improve our group?  Please bring them to the meeting.  If you are interested in helping out, please let Janet Taylor or Heather Coulter know.
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Houston, TX 77057


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