Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
12 June 2015
Memorial Lutheran Church will host VBS next week from Monday 15 June through Friday 19 June, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM.

Registration for VBS 2015 is available online. Click here to register your 3yo- 6th grader for VBS. Registration will also be available in person, Monday 15 June at 8:00 AM in the Commons area.

We are still looking for help with crafts as well as preschool teachers. If you can help, please sign up online here.
From the Pastor
Growth Credit
The most striking feature in the parable of the mustard seed is its growth! Mark uses the vivid imagery of "the very small seed" and "the fully grown plant" to emphasize the rapid growth of the Kingdom of God. While it is a great delight to see the growth, our human tendency is to claim credit for the growth of God's kingdom. The parable doesn't say who is sowing the seed; It doesn't say what kind of resources contributed to the abundant growth; However, it's not difficult to eliminate the human contributions in terms of growth, because it is God's kingdom! A spiritually dead person is incapable of growing God's kingdom. Conversely, God is fully capable to sow the seed of His kingdom. He is fully capable of giving the seed abundant growth according to His gracious will. When He gives us the shade of His kingdom, we too like birds of various kinds may enjoy the coolness and comfort. Amen. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Mark 4:26-34


Hymns: 790, 500, 577, 652, 834

Summer Sunday School News

2015 Summer Sunday School is up and running!  Thank You to the saints at Memorial Lutheran Church and School who have responded to the need for teachers and helpers.  Lesson Plans for each teacher are in the Church Office Reception Area with the Sunday School Materials-look for the envelope with your name. 


Kindergarten - 5th Grade begins in the Music Room for Opening with Cantor Muth - 9:45-10:05 AM.  All other classes begin in their rooms at 9:45 AM.


2-year olds (w/parent)    Room 106

3 and 4 year-olds:           Room 104

K and 1st Grade:             Room 102

2nd/3rd Grades:             Room 202

4th/5th Grades:              Room 204

6th - 8th Grades:            Room 206  

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

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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