Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                                                                               Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
21 June 2019
MLC VBS 2019!

MLC will hold Vacation Bible School NEXT WEEK ok 24-28 June 2019. 

Register ahead of time online  here.
What the Father abundantly promises, Jesus the Son graciously provides in His death and resurrection for you, and then the Spirit joyfully brings all that to you in the Word and Gifts of Jesus. That's what the Apostles Creed confesses from the Holy Scriptures.  Higher Things ®  We All Believe Vacation Bible School delivers all that to your children over a 5-day curriculum, which is specifically designed to highlight the knowledge and enthusiasm of your church's youth for God's Word. 
Volunteers are needed: sign up here.
Please see Pastor Pacey or Rev. Gaub for more information.

From the Vicar
So Long, Farewell

There is usually a bit of angst when someone receives their vicarage assignment, especially when that somewhere is far away from home. For me that angst was increased because I was being cast out of my ivory tower, away from my textbooks and research of philosophical, cultural and textual minutiae that no one else cares about (nor should they).
I would like to thank you as a congregation for receiving a fledgling like myself into your midst. Memorial has presented many preaching and teaching opportunities that have helped me grow. My vicarage would not have been as successful without the love that you, my brothers and sisters in Christ, have shown me in your words of appreciation, helpful feedback, financial support, and companionship. 
Whenever I receive my first call (as I plan to pursue further education after obtaining my M.Div.), know that my experience at Memorial was integral in getting me to that point.
Yours in Christ, Blake Martzowka 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 604, 825, 623, 849, 744, 541
A Very Vicar Welcome
We will give Vicar Hill a gift basket when he arrives to welcome him to Memorial. Donations of restaurant gift cards, grocery store gift cards, pantry items, or cash will be accepted for the next few weeks.  Please see or give donations to Vonda Tackett or Tessa Pernoud on Sunday or contact
Vonda or Tessa  to coordinate another time. The gift basket will be assembled and given to him the Sunday of his installation.
Full-Time Membership Secretary Position Available at Memorial Lutheran Church
The Membership Secretary position primarily maintains an accurate database of church members and visitors, provides letters of transfer, tracks baptism records, inputs weekly church attendance and uploads the memorial Moment and Newsletter. The position handles phone calls in a professional manner, greets visitors to the church, and assists the pastoral staff as requested. Candidates must be a Christian (preferably LCMS member), with a love for the details, as well as editing, spelling, and grammatical skills. Prefer experience with Publisher or other graphic design software, Word, and Excel, as well as a willingness to work with and troubleshoot technology and equipment. Please submit your resume and cover letter to smurray@mlchouston.org.
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 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
Guest Preacher 7 July

Charles Cortright and his wife, Connie, will be visiting MLC on 7 July. Rev. Dr. Cortright, who is teaching at the Lutheran Seminary in St. Petersburg, Russia, will be preaching at both services and leading Bible class in the Fellowship Hall. He and Connie, wish to share with you God's Work that is occurring in Russia. You can read more about Rev. Dr. Cortright and Connie at their LCMS page here.
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057