Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
13 June 2014
Attention all VBS Volunteers!!


All VBS volunteers (Adult and Youth) will be installed on 22 June during late service. Set-up for VBS will begin immediately after the service. Email Julie Jacobsen or Martha Fredenburg with any questions.

From the Pastor
Happy Trinity Sunday!
"The days after the feast of the holy Trinity are days of constant growth. The Lord gives His Word and the seed sprouts and "grows and yields a hundredfold" (Luke 8:8). The vestments and paraments are green; the color of growth. Now we focus on the work of the Spirit in His church. The Lord has placed the seed of His Word in our hands. Now is the time of sowing the seed. Share the seed with those around you. The Lord Jesus will not let it return to Him empty, because He gives the growth."...we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity, neither confusing the persons nor dividing the substance. For the Father is one person, the son is another, and the Holy Spirit another. But the Godhead of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is one, the glory equal, the majesty coeternal." -Athanasian Creed, lines 2-6 (LSB)

On Trinity Sunday, we have the opportunity to pause, reflect and give thanks for the wonderful works of God which we have considered in our hymns, readings, and sermons from Advent to Pentecost. We think of our creation, our redemption, our new and everlasting life with God. All these gifts have been provided for us by the one, true God. All three persons, have been active in their provision. Indeed, we are a blessed people. Blessed by God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 
Who's New? 

Kranthi Kollati and Prameela Kollati hail from Visakhapatnam (Vizag) in Andhra Pradesh, India.  Kranthi received his University education in India and is currently working for INFOSIS in an executive role. Prameela holds a Master's degree in Technology and is looking for opportunities to advance her career. Kranthi and Prameela have a six-month-old daughter, Lishita.  They are in the process of settling down in Houston. The Kollati family has been attending Memorial and taking an active part in MLC Telugu Ministry.  Kranthi was instrumental in initiating a trip to Galveston on Memorial Day weekend and has expressed interest in planning future trips. The Kollati family has been attending Adult Instruction classes and have a Lutheran background in India.  They intend to become members of Memorial. Welcome home Kollatis! We are glad that you have come to Memorial. 

Sunday's Scripture Lessons
VBS Needs Your Help!

Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held 23-27 June from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. We need some help providing snacks for approximately 200 VBS children:

By 22 June 2014: 50 Berry Blue Jello 4oz. boxes 

To be delivered 22 or 23 June: 200 small bananas, 5lbs grapes, 5 bags of apples, 70 13.5 oz boxes graham cracker crumbs, 70 15oz cans Mandarin oranges, 8 packages clear plastic 9oz cups (25+ per pack), 200 bamboo skewers, 17  packs of 12 string cheese, 20 packs of 10 flour tortillas, 28 packs of 12oz whipped cream cheese, 9 packages of 24 flat bottom ice cream cones, 6 12.2oz boxes Chex cereal, 6 12.2 oz boxes Fruit Loops, 8 30oz boxes Goldfish, 4 1lb packs pretzel sticks, 25 boxes of 8 count Rice Krispie Treats, 70 7.2 oz packs Baby Goldfish, 6 hand cookie cutters

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 the family of Joyce Backs, may they be comforted in the grace of God
For the family of Don Porter, who was recently called to our heavenly home
Join Us for a BBQ!

Join us as we bid a fond farewell to Vicar Smith and welcome Vicar Stebbins on Sunday 13 July, 12:30 PM.


Please bring a side or dessert to share with the vicars and your fellow members. Please sign up by clicking here  or just bring a dessert or side on the day of. You may drop it off in the church kitchen anytime Sunday morning, 13 July. 


If you can help by volunteering for set-up or clean-up, please contact our Fellowship chair, Bryan Janhsen by clicking his name or calling 281 753 5449.

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Houston, TX 77057

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