Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
24 May 2019
Summer Sunday School 
Summer Sunday School for children ages 2 year old through high school takes place on Sundays in June through August each year.  To sign up as a volunteer teacher, go to  the signup genius page  and pick the age group and Sundays you are available.  Volunteers must be at least 17 years old.
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 and lessons for each class you sign up for will be provided along with the Guidelines for Summer Sunday School. Note: all volunteers must have completed the  child and youth safety policy training .
Any questions? Contact  Jess Rosenwinkel , Summer Sunday School Superintenden t .
From the Vicar
The sixth Sunday of Easter is called Rogate: "Ask!" Jesus invites us to ask the Father for all our needs in His name. Asking in the name of Jesus is the baptismal life of prayer. We have confidence that the Father will hear and answer our prayers because He has made us His children by baptizing us into the name He shares with the Son and the Holy Spirit. He listens to the petitions of those who bear His name as a dear father listens to his dear children. To pray in the name of Jesus also means to trust that the Father's hearing and answering are not contingent on our merits but on the forgiveness of sins and righteousness we have in Jesus. Our Father might not answer our prayers in the time or manner we would desire, but He does hear our prayers and He answers them in accordance with His fatherly, divine goodness and mercy. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 490, 556, 769, 474, 830
Blood Drive Results
A big thank you goes out to those of you who gave your time and/or blood this past Sunday.  Thanks to your generosity, MLC helped our regional blood bank stock up. Here is the break down for our blood drive:

 7 successful donors & 14 products collected from 13 donors: 
  •      3 whole blood
  •      2 automation (2 units from 1 donations which equals 2 units)
  •     A Total of 6 products   
Each blood product can help save three lives, so that is 18 lives impacted!

Still interested in giving but couldn't make Sunday? Until the end of May, you can donate at any Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center location and give our donation code of 1999.
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Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For Michael Koutsodontis as he continues treatment

For LouAnn Webber as she continues treatment

For Robert Brimberry as he continues treatment

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
MLC VBS 2019!
MLC will hold Vacation Bible School the week of 24-28 June 2019. Register ahead of time online here.
Volunteers are needed: sign up here.
Please see Pastor Pacey or Rev. Gaub for more information.
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057