Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
15 May 2015
Wash Me!
The Junior and Senior youth groups (JYF and LYF) are having a car wash after late service on Sunday, 31 May. It will be in the parking lot next to the youth room (near Macaroni Grill). This is to raise funds for the upcoming Higher Things trip to Nevada. Please bring your dirty car and support the church's youth.
From the Pastor

This Sunday is both the Sunday between Ascension and Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday. Helpful to understanding both are Jesus' words from the Gospel where he says: I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 

When it comes to the Apostles, when it comes to all disciples of Jesus, we know we are in the world (meaning physical location), but not of the world (meaning identity). Our being reckoned as "not of the world" is not the result of anything that we have done. In fact, we were once of the world specifically because of what we had done (original and actual sin). Due to Jesus' death and resurrection, due to his Word and his Baptism which bring the blessings of the Cross, we are no longer of the world, but are of Christ.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

John 17:11b-19


Hymns: 818, 539, 622, 972, 617, 829

Sunday School Needs You!
  • There are always two adults in each class. 
  • Chose which dates/ages you teach. 
  • Materials are provided.
  • Invite a friend/family member to teach with you!
  • If we don't get enough volunteers, we would regrettably have to cancel classes.
Please consider helping out! 

Signing Up is Easy!:  

1. Click here
2. Choose your dates/age groups and complete the sign-up process online

Questions? Contact: Diane Lamberson 713 419 0912  or Rev. Gaub. 
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 Paul Lodholz, asking for strength as he recovers

For Walter Friend as he continues treatment
Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed!
MLC Board of Parish Ed is seeking volunteers to assist with VBS for Summer 2015. The dates of VBS this year are 15-19 June. Volunteers are needed for teaching, crafts, snacks, games, etc. For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering sign up here. Questions?Email David Kunz or call our office at 713 782 6079.

Eamonn Ferguson will be the MLCS 2015-2016 Vicar. Eamonn hails from Waterloo, Wisconsin. He will be joining us at MLCS 1 July with installation on 12 July 2015. Be on the lookout for his autobiography via email blast and in the Sunday bulletin both this week and next.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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