Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
28 April 2017
Give Blood, Give Life- 7 May!
The last few Mays, we held blood drives and MLC members had all-time record donations in honor of our very own Luke George. Let's do it again in celebration of Luke's health! Tessa will be scheduling between the services in the Commons starting this weekend.  Please consider donating blood on Sunday 7 May- that's next week!  Sign-up today for your preferred scheduling. 
From the Pastor
A Gift to the Undeserved
(Luke 24:13--35)
Faith comes to the unworthy. The two men who walk to the village of Emmaus did not recognize Jesus. They were even "foolish" because they were slow to believe the prophetic word about Jesus. However, as the story progresses, we realize that Jesus specifically chose these two men to impart the gift of faith. Finally, Jesus opens their eyes and hearts with the help of His Word so that they may see and believe. In the same way, when we are weak in our faith, Jesus strengthens us with His word so that we may believe, rejoice, and continue in our journey of faith. Amen.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB  474, 617 (sz1), 483, 458 476, 919
Christian Education Night (CEN)
Wednesdays Thru 24 May
5:15 Dinner
6:00 Classes

Pastor Murray and Vicar will lead a class on The Early Church

We need your help! If you are able to help provide a meal, please contact Mike Jeffers, Fellowship chair at mjeffers1972@gmail.com or Tessa in the church office 713 782 6079
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 Kirstyn Harvey as she recovers from surgery

For Ellen Brda as she goes through therapy


Brisket Sale!  
The Memorial BBQ team will be taking orders for your Memorial Day brisket beginning Sunday, 23 April between services. Briskets will be cooked Saturday, 20 May; and will be available for pick-up Sunday, 21 May after services. See Mike Jeffers for more details.
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057