Groups at Memorial Lutheran Church

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.


Sunday School

MLC offers Sunday school classes for all ages, from our parents and tots two year old class up through our high school and adult bible classes. We work hard to make our faithful teaching of God’s Word captivating and interesting for all ages. We follow Concordia Publishing House’s Growing in Christ curriculum. We are pleased that our Sunday School attendance continues to increase, with total average attendance nearing 100. We hope to continue to grow as the Lord wills, and can share the truth of God’s Scriptures and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all the children the Lord brings to us his gifts.


High School Bible Class

9th through 12th graders have their own Sunday morning bible class in the MLC youth room. That class is led by our associate pastor and occasionally by other guest teachers. The aim of all our classes is to strengthen teens' faith by addressing their questions and doubts, and helping them grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures. The class meets during the Sunday School hour, from 9:45 to 10:45 AM. Donuts are included!


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 Young Adult Bible Study

7 to 8:30 PM Tuesday nights

 

Christian Education Night (CEN)

Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 PM


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.  


Junior Youth Fellowship

7th and 8th graders are invited to participate in our middle school youth activities. Our Junior Youth group normally meets twice a month on Sundays from 6:30 to 8 PM. We also have several special activities planned during the year. 


Confirmation

Catechism classes for 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.    


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.  


Women's Retreat

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.  


Men's Retreat

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.  


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.  

 

Adult Choir

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.  


Handbell Choir

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.