Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
27 May 2016
Summer Sunday School Needs YOUR Help!
Thank you for serving! Sign-up online here for the class/dates you would like to co-teach - one or more than one as your schedule permits. There will be two volunteers per class with the exception of the 2 year old class where parents attend with their kids, so you don't have to go it alone. A reminder e-mail will be sent and a copy of the lesson for each class you sign up for will be provided along with the Guidelines for Summer Sunday School. Must be 17 years old or older to sign up. Must sign MLC Youth Protection Policy prior to teaching. If we do not have all spaces filled by SUNDAY, 29 May, then classes for Summer will be cancelled. Questions? Contact Rev. Gaub 713 782 4022 Chairman, Board of Parish Education.
From the Pastor
"Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy"  
In Sunday's reading from the Gospel of St. Luke, Jesus is asked to heal the servant of a Centurion, who was friendly with the Jewish community in Capernaum.  Upon hearing this request, Jesus travels to the Centurion's home with the presumed purpose of healing the servant.  Before Jesus could even enter the home (not a typical practice for Jews), the Centurion stops the men on the road and says: "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof."   The Centurion is correct.  He is not worthy.  The reason why Jesus comes to him is not because of the worthiness of the Centurion, but because of worthiness of the Christ (Revelation 5).  Jesus marvels at the faith of the Centurion, who confesses Jesus as Lord.  We marvel at that faith also and the Lord, who troubles himself for us and for our salvation.  

Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
1 Kings 8:22-24, 27-29, 41-43                                             

Hymns: 779, 755, 607, 846, 972
          New Member BBQ
  Join us for a New Member BBQ honoring our new members Sunday,  5 June, 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM.
Delicious Texas BBQ will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share with your fellow members and guests.  
 
 
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 Leslie Roch as she receives treatment

For the family of Paul Lodholz in this time of grieving

For Mary Lewis as she regains her strength

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia

For the Atsinger family bereft of siblings

For Jeff and Tessa Pernoud, who have received the gift of a healthy baby boy, Gage Alexander Pernoud
VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 

MLC Board of Parish Education is seeking volunteers to assist with VBS 20-24 June. Volunteers are needed for teaching, crafts, snacks, games, etc. For more information, or if you want to volunteer, please contact Rev. Gaub, Hilda Kunz, or Pr. Pacey via email by clicking on their names or by calling 713 782 6079.  Thank you!
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057