Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
26 May 2017
Dear MLC Members:  
Cantor Janet Muth has accepted the call to serve St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, Hamel Illinois.  She will be closer to her mother and her sister, who live nearby. 
 
Thanks to all those who supported and prayed for Cantor Muth during this decision-making process.  It was not an easy decision to leave Memorial, which has been her home for 17 years. 
 
We will greatly miss Cantor Muth's amazing musical talent and her dedication to the music programs for the congregation and the school.   May God bless her as she prepares to move to Illinois. 
 
Cantor's last official Sunday is June 11. Please come say goodbye, at a breakfast in honor of Cantor, between the services (9:30 AM) on 11 June.
From the Pastor
A Place in Heaven With the Father
On the 40th day after Easter Sunday (yesterday), we celebrated our Lord's Ascension to the Father.  It seems strange that we would celebrate Jesus' departure.  How could this possibly be a good thing?  The reason why Jesus' Ascension to the Father is a good thing is because of what results.  First, he goes to prepare a place for us, a place in Heaven with the Father.  Second, since he is going to prepare a place, he will surely return to take us there.  Finally, once Jesus has ascended, the Holy Spirit will be sent to us, who, working through the Word and the Sacraments (our Lord's continued presence among us), brings us to faith and trust in Jesus and the forgiveness of our sins.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB  539, 728, 622, 821, 708
St-Onge Update
Are you curious as to what our previous associate pastor, Pastor St-Onge, is up to? You can keep up with him via his online newsletter.We keep a copy of his newsletter on our bulletin board near the Church Library and Music Room but you can also view current and past newsletters online at intheway.org. Check it out and help support his missionary work in the Caribbean and Canada- there is a great need to be filled!
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 Carolyn Curry as she seeks therapy

For Florence Brimberry may she be strengthened as she heals

For Bob Schreiner as he recovers
VBS Registration!
Memorial Lutheran Church will hold Vacation Bible School the week of  12-16 June 2017. We hope to see your children there!  You may register your child or volunteer by clicking here.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057