Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
23 June 2017
Vicar Installation
Vicar Richardson will be installed during early and late services on 2 July. Please join us between the services for a casual breakfast to greet our new vicar. To help make this possible the fellowship board is asking for breakfast casseroles. The casseroles will need to be delivered either before or during early service. Please contact Mike Jeffers  or the church office 713 782 6079 if you are able to provide a casserole or if you can help assist with set-up or clean-up.
From the Pastor
Servants
Jesus says: "A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master" (Mt 10:24). This fact is a double-edged sword. Think of how they treated our Master, Jesus. What makes us think that it will be any different than us? This is why His disciples run and hide after Jesus is arrested. They know what's coming. And come it does; but only after their life's work is done; years later. They proclaim the life of crucified and resurrected Lord. There is also comfort here. When we suffer for the Master, we are being shaped like His servants and therefore, sharing in His suffering. Let us follow you, Master, to our cross.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Jeremiah 20:7-13                                                  

Hymns: LSB 836, 659, 602, 555, 685
Nominations for Director of Parish Music
Memorial Lutheran Church & School (MLCS) is working to fill Cantor's position. If you would like to submit a name for consideration, please click here or submit a written nomination to the church office, complete with your name and contact information. Nominations will be received until 30 June 2017.
Welcome Basket for Vicar Richardson
We will give Vicar Richardson a gift basket on Sunday 2 July to welcome him to Memorial. Donations of restaurant gift cards, grocery store gift cards, pantry items, or cash will be accepted up until the 2nd.  For donations please contact Dana George by email by clicking her name or by phone at 832 372 0077, or you may give it to Janice Tackett. The gift basket will be assembled and given to him on his installation Sunday 2 July.
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.

Sincerely,
Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For Susan Bomar as she seeks therapy

For the family of Pastor Oesch as they mourn

For the family of Natnael Abiye as they grieve
Vicar Bless's Last Sunday
Be sure to say goodbye and wish Vicar Bless well as he returns to seminary. This Sunday, 25 June, will be his last at MLC as he will be headed to Higher Things with our MLC Youth next week.
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