As many of you can hear... or not hear, our Sanctuary sound system is in need of an upgrade after 10+ years of service. We are looking to replace the amplifier and several of the speakers. This will not only help within the Sanctuary with the sound cutting in and out but also with the volumes in the Narthex, Choir Loft and leave us with options for growth in the future. We hope to get this all ordered as soon as possible as our amplifier is on borrowed time and the order and installation will take several weeks. Our goal is to raise as much of the $7,000 as possible. If you can help us reach this goal, please write your checks to MLC and write "sound system" in the memo line. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 713 782 6079.
This past week, MLC sent 16 youth and 3 adult chaperones to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for the Higher Things youth conference. Under the theme, Te Deum Laudamus (We praise you, O God), attendees were instructed, reminded, and encouraged to think through all the blessings granted to us by God. Our lives, the forgiveness of our sins for Jesus' sake, our family, and our friends...all have been created and given by God. In response to these gifts and the love that they embody, the church at all times and in all places, even at a youth conference in Las Vegas, is happy to sing: We praise you, O God!
For those unfamiliar with Higher Things, HT is a recognized service organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is devoted to assisting families and congregations educate youth in the Christian Faith. For more information, please visit their website: www.higherthings.org.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
This Year's College Bound, preparation for college from a Christian perspective, will take place on 9 August from 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM. The location will be: Our Savior Lutheran Church (5000 Tidwell Rd. Houston, TX 77091). The meeting will be led by Pr. Pacey and is intended for incoming (2015-16) high school seniors and college freshmen. If you have any questions, contact Pr. Pacey.
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
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
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
Ladies of the Congregation: Please join Lutheran Women in Mission Sunday as we serve and gather for fellowship. Sunday 19 July LWIM and the Telugu community will be joining together for lunch.
We would love to see you! Please bring a friend!