Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                                                                               Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
14 June 2019
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.

From the Vicar
Who Always Was, Who Is, and Who Will Be

Jesus promises life in His Word to those who are subject to the power of sin and death. The life that Jesus promises to give through His Word is the life that He shares with the Father and the Spirit. The man Jesus is I AM, the God of Abraham, who always was, who is, and who will be. He is both the Word through whom the Father spoke everything into existence and the Light by whom the Father cleaved through the darkness of an unformed creation. He is the Word whotabernacles in our flesh, whose life bespeaks us righteous, and whose death to sin gives us life. He breaths out His Life-Giving Spirit through His Word, so that we now have life forever in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 810, 498, 504, 798, 578, 834
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.
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.

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.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057