There are many opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in study and fellowship at Memorial. Some of these opportunities are listed below. Contact the Church Office for more information, 713 782 6079
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Studies
Memorial has a strong tradition of Sunday morning and weekly adult bible study. We offer several Sunday bible studies, including Adult Instruction classes in the Fall, topical studies led by educated lay men, and other studies led by our pastors. All classes take place between services from 9:45 to 10:45, all year round.
Children's Sunday School
Memorial Lutheran Church offers Sunday school classes to students two years old through 8th grade. All of our classes have the purpose of teaching young people the Christian faith. All students use The Small Catechism (CPH, 2017) as a basic text. In addition, students two years old through 4th grade use CPH's Sunday School curriculum for class. Students 5th grade through 8th grade use CPH's Bible History.
All of our Sunday school classes are taught by members of MLC (usually parents). Each class is managed by two adult teachers. All teachers go through a screening process before being admitted to class.
For Sunday school teachers:
Please download, fill in, and return this form (Background_Check_Authorization_Form.pdf) to the Sunday School Superintendent.
Sunday Morning High School Bible Class
9th through 12th graders have their own Sunday morning bible class in the MLC youth room. The class is led by our associate pastor and occasionally by other guest teachers. The aim of our classes is to strengthen teens' faith by addressing their questions and helping them grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures. The class meets year round during the Sunday School hour, from 9:45 to 10:45 AM. Donuts are included!
Sunday Night Confirmation Class
7th and 8th graders preparing for admission to the Lord's Supper take class during the school year on Sunday evenings. The class starts meeting in late August and meets until May from 5 to 6:30 PM. These classes are for members who are not enrolled in Memorial Lutheran School. MLS students receive instruction during the school day.
Sunday Night Junior Youth Fellowship
7th and 8th graders are invited to participate in our middle school youth activities. JYF meets twice per month after Confirmation class from 6:30 to 8 PM. We also have several special activities planned during the year.
Tuesday "Bagels and Bible" Study
7:30 to 8:15 AM Tuesday mornings (Following the 7:00 AM Eucharist Service)
Tuesday Mid-Morning Bible Study
10 to 11:30 AM Tuesday mornings
Tuesday Night Young Adult Bible Study
7 to 8:30 PM Tuesday nights
Wednesday Christian Education Night (CEN)
6:00 - 7:00 PM Wednesday evenings
Saturday Morning Men's Breakfast and Bible Study
The men of Memorial meet once a week most Saturday mornings for bible study and breakfast. Food is served around 7 AM, with bible study following around 7:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. The study is normally led by Pastor Murray, and usually is on a topic of interest or based on readings from a specific book.
Vacation Bible School
Memorial offers a week-long, half-day Vacation Bible School each year for children aged 3 through 6th grade. Middle school and high school-aged kids are invited to volunteer. Check our our events calendar in late Spring to see when VBS is happening this year.
Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML)
Memorial has a young, active women's group which meets almost every 3rd Sunday after late service. Meetings usually include lunch, devotions or bible study, presentations and some business. Our LWML group raises money through an annual sample sale and rummage sale to support missions here at Memorial and around the world. We are part of the Bayou City zone of the Texas District, and participate in the zone's annual spring and fall rallies.
Memorial hosts an annual women's retreat, usually the weekend after Easter. The retreat, often held at adjoining beach houses at Surfside, Texas, includes opportunities for fellowship as well as a keynote speaker who addresses a topic of interest. Between two and three dozen women from Memorial and some from other congregations participate each year.
Memorial's annual men's retreat is usually held the 1st weekend of October at Camp Lone Star in LaGrange, Texas. The weekend is a great chance to fellowship with a couple dozen other men from Memorial and other congregations, do some shooting and engage a professor from one of our seminaries or colleges on a biblical topic.
Memorial's choir, under the direction of Pastor Ahlman, rehearses each week during the school year. The choir helps support the congregation's worship and is part of Memorial's rich liturgical music tradition. Rehearsals are normally Wednesday nights in the choir room.
Memorial's handbell choir participates in many Memorial services, especially during high festival seasons such as Christmas and Holy Week. Pastor Ahlman is always looking for those who can read music, keep a beat, and want to be part of Memorial's great music program.