Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
2 May 2014
Are YOU a Friend of Westfield House?

Dr. Cynthia Lumley, Principal of Westfield House, Cambridge, the Lutheran Seminary in the United Kingdom, will be visiting Houston in May. The Friends of Westfield House invite you to a Texas BBQ in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday May 10th, 6:00 PM, presentation following, to welcome Cyndy and learn more about the Seminary. RSVP to Jim and Sherry Kitchell 713 785 6898 or kitch22@sbcglobal.net.

From the Vicar
Recognizing Jesus

Alleluia!  Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed, alleluia!  This Sunday we hear another account of Jesus appearing to His followers after His resurrection.  Two of Jesus' followers were traveling to Emmaus.  He joins them on the road, but they couldn't recognize him.  It wasn't until Jesus unraveled the Scriptures and broke bread.  Our doubts veil our eyes from recognizing Jesus.  Through preaching and the Eucharist, Jesus opens our eyes so that we may recognize Jesus and proclaim with the disciples, "The Lord is risen indeed!"

Who's New? 

The Schwarz family joined MLC after Carsten began attending Memorial Lutheran School. Chrysti grew up in Houston and Dallas, but considers herself a Houstonian! Chrysti is an Operations Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle in their Project and Development Services group.  She also holds the position of Chairman for their Community Connections Team.  Carsten-Uwe is in fourth grade and plays soccer at West Houston Soccer Club.  The Schwarz's are big soccer supporters and looking forward to the World Cup this summer.

This Week's Scriptural Lessons
Nicaragua Clothing Collection

The Nicaragua mission team is seeking donations of warm-weather children's clothing to take to Nicaragua this summer.  Many of the children we work with have only one set of clothing and no shoes.  Your used warm-weather children's clothing will be an incredible blessing to these children.  Please bring your donation to the church on any Sunday during May.  These can be given directly to John Coulter.  Please contact John at 832 264 4017 or at John.S.Coulter@gmail.com with any questions you have regarding the Nicaragua mission.

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 the family and friends of B. J. Hall that the Lord would grant strength in this time of sorrow
For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
For Bud Obert, that he would be blessed by God with strength and confidence
For Ellen Muth, who has undergone surgery and is recovering
Spring CEN Meal Help
We still have 2 Wednesdays that need volunteer help. If you can provide a meal, help with part of a meal, or team up with a friend to help facilitate the meal during this 5-week CEN session, please contact Tessa in 
 the church office at 713 782 6079.


Trustee Work Day 
The Trustee work day has been rescheduled to 10 May from 8:00 AM until we are done with the work. Breakfast and lunch provided ( if we work past lunch).  Contact Jess Thacker if you are intersted in helping out.   
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