". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Visiting Memorial-Houston

Speaking of homes away from home, whenever we are in the Houston area, our church of choice is Memorial Lutheran. We got to go there yesterday. Not only were we blessed by Word and Sacrament, beautiful music, and Gospel preaching (from Pastor St. Onge), but we got to see some old friends!

Pastor Murray was not around--who does he think he is, going on vacation? (just kidding!)--but we did get to see friends Tom DuBois and Cantor Jan Muth. Caitlin and Evan enjoyed working with Cantor Muth at the LCMS worship conference this summer, so for them this was something of a reunion. (We tried to get a picture with the children and Jan on the organ bench, but Evan wouldn't go near the balcony rail. He's not used to a loft!)

We also enjoyed a tour of Memorial's recently completed building project. Feast your eyes (while reciting the 9th and 10th commandments) on their new music room . . .

nursery . . .

and (hold on to your hats) youth room.

How wonderful to see God at work among our brethren in the Houston area! And what a treat to be able to be among them! Memorial is blessed indeed, with gifted people like Cantor Muth, Tom DuBois, and six--count them, six--pastors on staff.

And to top it all off, we got to have lunch at La Madeleine (see previous post)!

It was a lovely day. But I'm still looking forward to going home tomorrow.


atara said...

Wow! What a beautiful church!

Dakotapam said...

That looks like a great place to be!

Stop by my place, I left you an award!

Elephantschild said...

Gosh - is that drool I spot on that fancy resilent floor in the choir room? :) It's all beautiful!

Gauntlets said...

We belonged to Memorial when we lived in Houston, and though my husband is my favorite pastor I miss that church something dreadful.