Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
5 June 2015
Last weekend on 31 May during late service, MLC welcomed 22 new members to our congregation. Amongst those were 13 from our Telugu ministry. We truly are blessed here at MLCS.
From the Pastor
The Fields Are White!
"Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest" (John 4:35). Two weeks ago we baptized Sheeladitya Mukherjee who had been brought up a Hindu, indeed from the Brahman cast. How moving it was to see this confessor of Christ as Lord and Savior bend at the font to receive the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit and have the name of the Holy Trinity placed upon him. After the service in which we baptized him, I greeted Sheel as brother and fellow believer in the announcements in the presence of the congregation.

Afterward, he expressed such joy for he had come to the United States from India leaving behind family and friends and now he had brothers and sisters again; with tears in his eyes, he said he had a family again. Yes, the fields are white unto harvest. Let's lift up our eyes and see what Jesus sees.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Mark 3:20-35


Hymns: 825, 668, 561, 714, 656

Who's New?
Rajesh and Rebecca Lyatha hail from Hyderabd India. Both are IT professionals and had previous IT experience in India. Rajesh holds an M.B.A., and Rebecca holds an MCOM, and M.B.A. Rajesh and Rebecca have two sons. Ronith is 4 years and Rohan is 11 months.  Rajesh and Rebecca are active members of Telugu community. Rajesh and Rebecca confessed the Lutheran faith and want to be members of Memorial. They will join the Adult Instruction classes in the fall. They have strong Christian roots in India and very particular to educate their two children at MLS and raise their children in the church. Welcome Rajesh and Rebecca, we are so glad that you are here at Memorial. 
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

For the Lamberson family in this time of grief
Join us for good food 
and company as we bid
a fond farewell to long-time MLCS members/faculty Jess and Angie Thacker and Vicar Stebbins on Sunday, 28 June, 12:30 PM. The MLC BBQ team will be providing the main course. We'd like to show the Thackers and vicar how 
much we appreciated 
their service to MLC, so please bring a side dish or dessert to share with your fellow 
members. We will have a sign up table in the Commons for the next few Sundays between services or if you have access to the Internet, please sign up here.  
See you there!!
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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