Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
8 May 2015
Sunday School Needs YOU!


  • There are always two adults in each class. 
  • Chose which dates/ages you teach. 
  • Materials are provided.
  • Invite a friend/family member to teach with you!
  • If we don't get enough volunteers, we would regrettably have to cancel classes.
Please consider helping out! 

Signing Up is Easy!:  

1. Click  here
2. Choose your dates/age groups and c omplete the sign-up process online
3. Complete the  Online Safety Policy Training

Questions? Contact:  Diane Lamberson  713 419 0912   or Rev. Gaub.  
From the Vicar

It's amazing how the devil can work his poisonous craft in our faulty sinful hearts. Just this past Sunday we heard God's Word tell us how we are branches of the one true vine, Jesus Christ, and how we abide in that perfection by God's love and gifts in the sacraments. Through his pruning and care we are continually kept healthy on the vine. No disease can rot us away and no sheers will chop us off; no one can snatch us out of his hand.
However, we as fallen sinners can certainly choose not to abide and to fall away. The poison that Satan can inject into us by stirring discord, envy, impatience, and hatred between Christians can drive us away from the faith. Therefore, Jesus delivers this great commandment to us, "love one another as I have loved you." How did he love us? Unconditionally! He loves us in the midst of our worst faults and terrible sins. Dear brothers and sister in Christ, salvation is one for you completely; do not let the devil lure your away from the one true vine. Abide in the love of Jesus and then love one another, forgiving each other in the face of repentance. 

Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

John 15:9-17


Hymns: 556, 548, 823, 486

What's New Telugu?
Interaction with church members is very beneficial for the Telugu community at Memorial. Telugu members have begun attending Adult Sunday school and sending their children to children's Sunday school. The time between worship services is extremely valuable not only to learn God's Word, but also to meet other church members and develop friendships and relationships. This is the time to quickly grab a donut and coffee and say hi to others before joining a class. I am so happy that our Telugu people are understanding the importance of this time. I am sure that Telugu children will be deeply anchored in God's Word by making use of this time. Our hearty thanks for all the saints at Memorial who made this possible! Please don't forget to read the Telugu financial updates in the bulletin. Currently, our goal is to raise $5000 for the immediate needs of Telugu ministry. We need your prayers, support, and encouragement for this vital ministry at Memorial.
God's Rich Blessings, Pastor Pilli.

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.

Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
For Paul Lodholz, asking for strength as he recovers

For Walter Friend as he continues treatment

Eamonn Ferguson will be the MLCS 2015-2016 Vicar. Eamonn hails from Waterloo, Wisconsin. He will be joining us at MLCS 1 July with installation on 12 July 2015. Be on the lookout for his autobiography via email blast and in the Sunday bulletin both this week and next.

Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed!
MLC Board of Parish Ed is seeking volunteers to assist with VBS for Summer 2015. The dates of VBS this year are 15-19 June. Volunteers are needed for teaching, crafts, snacks, games, etc. For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, email  David Kunz  or call our office at 713 782 6079.

Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057