Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
30 June 2017
Vicar Install & Breakfast
Vicar Richardson will be installed during early and late services THIS Sunday, 2 July. Please join us between the services for a casual breakfast to greet our new vicar. To help make this possible the fellowship board is asking for breakfast casseroles. The casseroles will need to be delivered either before or during early service. Please contact Mike Jeffers or the church office 713 782 6079 if you are able to provide a casserole or if you can help assist with set-up or clean-up.
From the Vicar
Not Peace, but a Sword
This Sunday's Gospel lesson, Jesus talks about the Gospel. But He doesn't portray it in the warm and fuzzy way some preachers present it today. He says that He has come not to bring peace, but a sword. He says that sharing His Gospel won't be easy and calls us to take up our crosses. He calls us to bear the weight that comes with sharing His Word, you will be persecuted and reviled. But Christ also bears a cross. Upon His cross He gives His life for you and makes your burden easy and light by His death and resurrection. Even though the world reviles you for believing the Gospel, it is that very same Word, Christ Himself, which has saved you.
On a personal note, I wanted to thank you all for making this a wonderful year. God's blessings to you all and I hope our paths cross again one day.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB  836, 834, 562, 571, 921
Welcome Basket for Vicar Richardson
We will give Vicar Richardson a gift basket THIS Sunday 2 July to welcome him to Memorial. Let's show him a big Texas welcome- we need your donations of restaurant gift cards, grocery store gift cards, pantry items, or cash.
 
To donate, please contact Dana George by email by clicking her name or by phone at 832 372 0077, or you may give it to Janice Tackett. The gift basket will be assembled and given to him after his installation Sunday 2 July.

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 Susan Bomar as she seeks therapy

For the family of Pastor Oesch as they mourn

For the family of Natnael Abiye as they grieve
Nominations for Director of Parish Music
Memorial Lutheran Church & School (MLCS) is working to fill Cantor's position. If you would like to submit a name for consideration, please  click  here or submit a written nomination to the church office, complete with your name and contact information. Nominations will be received until close of business today, 30 June 2017.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057