Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
17 May 2019
Guest Choir Tonight!
Faith Lutheran High School Choir, under the direction of Rebekah Roundey, will be our visiting choir TONIGHT 17 May at 7:00 PM. Please join us in the Sanctuary to hear their talent and welcome our visitors!
From the Pastor
Confirmed
Confirmation Sunday is this coming Sunday.  The Rite of Confirmation is not established by Jesus. Nevertheless, the content of our Confirmation practices is thoroughly Biblical. 
 
Teaching Christians to know and understand the content of the Ten Commandments,  the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Holy Baptism, Confession and Absolution/Office of the Keys, and the Lord's Supper is something that Jesus clearly did for his own disciples.  It is what God continues to do for his people in places like confirmation class. 
 
When we say a person has been confirmed in the faith, we do not mean that the person in now (because of confirmation) fully Christian.  Confirmation "confirms" the faith the Holy Spirit has worked in the heart through the Word, through Baptism. 
 
It is in that confirmed faith that our 10 confirmands will come forward this coming Sunday and begin to receive our Lord's body and blood, which will sustain them in the true faith unto life everlasting.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 837, 633, 597, 510, 674, 756
Give Blood, Give Life!
Let's help the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center stock up their reserves for summer. Please consider donating blood THIS Sunday 19 May between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM in our school gym. Walk-ins are welcome!

Thank you to those of you who will take a few minutes of your time to GIVE LIFE!
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 .
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 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