Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
30 May 2014
VBS Adult Volunteer Meeting This Sunday!
For those adults volunteering for Vacation Bible School this summer, please plan on attending a meeting after late service on 1 June in the Church Library. Lunch will be served.
From the Vicar
Knowing Jesus

"And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent"(John 17:3).  The Gospel of John is all about knowing God.  Throughout John's Gospel, we learn that in order to know God, we must know Jesus Christ.  To know Jesus Christ isn't an intellectual endeavor, but one of faith. This faith is only given to us through the waters of Holy Baptism.   Through those waters we know Christ, and learn the forgiveness of sins and life he gives us.  We will live with Christ forever.  To know Christ is to have eternal life. 

Who's New? 

Swaraj Reddy is from Nizamabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. Swaraj has a wife and two children living in India.   


He was born in a Hindu family, but developed a deep interest in the Christian church. He had been attending church in India previously but life brought him to Texas where he unexpectedly met Pastor Sagar Pilli.  Soon after, Swaraj started attending classes at Memorial and learned the major differences between Hinduism and Christianity.  Swaraj has a great respect for Christianity and Western culture and gradually made a shift from many gods to One God, Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit!  He has confessed Jesus as his personal Savior, has affirmed the Lutheran faith, and wants to be baptized at Memorial. Swaraj is very spiritual and wants to be  in the service of God. 


Welcome Swaraj, God's rich blessings on you and your family. 

Sunday's Scripture Lessons
Parents: 2014 Summer Sunday School

For the summer Sunday school quarter, June 1st- August 31st, please note the following changes to your child's classroom assignment. We will be combining classes. There will not be an opening for the 2's, 3's and 4's. Parents, please walk your child(ren) to their Sunday school classroom.
Children in Kindergarten -5th start off in the music room with Cantor Muth then will be dismissed to their class.


Age group


2's parent and child


3's and 4's


Kinder and 1st


2nd and 3rd


4th and 5th


6th -8th



Youth room


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 Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
For Bud Obert, that he would be blessed by God with strength and confidence
For Kim Cheng, who is undergoing therapy for cancer
For Reuben Braun as he recovers from a heart stent procedure.
Calling All Friends of Ted Nelson!

Please join us to celebrate the career of our fellow member and retiring MLS 8th grade teacher, Ted Nelson.


Sunday 1 June

MLC Commons

9:45 AM


Light breakfast items will be served.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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