Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
31 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 Pastor
The Good Thing About Ascension

On the 40th day after Easter Sunday (yesterday), we celebrated our Lord's Ascension to the Father.  It seems strange that we would celebrate Jesus' departure.  How could this possibly be a good thing?  The reason why Jesus' Ascension to the Father is a good thing is because of what results.  First, he goes to prepare a place for us, a place in Heaven with the Father.  Second, since he is going to prepare a place, he will surely return to take us there.  Finally, once Jesus has ascended, the Holy Spirit will be sent to us, who, working through the Word and the Sacraments, brings us to faith and trust in Jesus and the forgiveness of our sins.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 793, 539, 872, 617, 652, 493
MLC VBS 2019!

MLC will hold Vacation Bible School the week of 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.

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
Memorial Lutheran School Part-time Preschool
Memorial Lutheran School announces the opening of two new part-time classes for preschool children, beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
Options are as follows: 
The Morning Glories Class (3 year olds)
Tuesday/Thursday: 8:30 - 12

The Bluebonnets Class (4 year olds)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:30-12:00
*Classes will cap at 10 students each.
*Children must be potty-trained by the first day of class.
For more information, please see the link on our school website , or call the school office: 713-782-4022.
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057