There are many opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in study and fellowship at Memorial. Some of these opportunities are listed below. Contact the Church Office for more information.
MLC offers Sunday school classes for all ages, from our parents and tots two year old class up through our high school and adult bible classes. We work hard to make our faithful teaching of God’s Word captivating and interesting for all ages. We follow Concordia Publishing House’s Growing in Christ curriculum. We are pleased that our Sunday School attendance continues to increase, with total average attendance nearing 100. We hope to continue to grow as the Lord wills, and can share the truth of God’s Scriptures and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all the children the Lord brings to us!
Moms Book Study
Are you a mom? Would you like to get together with other Christians moms of young children for study and socializing? Join the MLC Moms Book Study mailing list and find out more.
Vacation Bible School
Memorial offers a week-long, half-day Vacation Bible School each year for children aged 3 through 6th grade. Middle school and high school-aged kids are invited to volunteer. Check our our events calendar in late Spring to see when VBS is happening this year.
Junior Youth Group
6th through 8th graders are invited to participate in our middle school youth activities. Our Junior Youth group normally meets twice a month on 2nd and 4th Sundays from 6:30 to 8 PM. We also have several special activities planned during the year such as ice skating, our annual community food drive, an All Hallowed's Eve lock-in, and special afternoon trips during Vacation Bible School week.
Catechism classes for 7th and 8th graders preparing for admission to the Lord's Supper take class during the school year on Sunday evenings. The class starts meeting in late August and meets until May, from 5 to 6:30 PM. These classes are for members who are not enrolled in Memorial Lutheran School. MLS students receive instruction during the school day.
Senior Youth Group
9th through 12th graders are invited to participate in senior youth group meetings and activities. Our youth group meets most 1st and 3rd Sunday afternoons for lunch, skating, and other special trips. We run several fundraisers during the year to offset the cost of summer trips to national youth gatherings or to Nicaragua as part of our mission team. There are also special afternoon activities for teens during Vacation Bible School week.
High School Bible Class
9th through 12th graders have their own Sunday morning bible class in the MLC youth room. That class is led by our associate pastor and occasionally by other guest teachers. The aim of all our classes is to strengthen teens' faith by addressing their questions and doubts, and helping them grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures. The class meets during the Sunday School hour, from 9:45 to 10:45 AM. Doughnuts are included!
Young Adult Bible Study
Memorial's young adults meet once a week for bible study on Tuesday nights from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Pastor Pacey normally leads the studies. We have been reading through books of the New Testament, such as Acts, John, Romans, 1 John, and Revelation. The study meets in the youth room, which you can get to through the door facing Westheimer on the Macaroni Grill side of the campus.
Young Adults Monthly Lunch
Young adults meet once a month, at least, for lunch. All twenty and thirty somethings are invited to meet in the Narthex, after the last service on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML)
Memorial has a young, active women's group which meets almost every 3rd Sunday after late service. Meetings usually include lunch, devotions or bible study, presentations and some business. Our LWML group raises money through an annual sample sale and rummage sale to support missions here at Memorial and around the world. We are part of the Bayou City zone of the Texas District, and participate in the zone's annual spring and fall rallies.
Memorial hosts an annual women's retreat, usually the weekend after Easter. The retreat, often held at adjoining beach houses at Surfside, Texas, includes opportunities for fellowship as well as a keynote speaker who addresses a topic of interest. Between two and three dozen women from Memorial and some from other congregations participate each year.
Memorial's annual men's retreat is usually held the 1st weekend of October at Camp Lone Star in LaGrange, Texas. The weekend is a great chance to fellowship with a couple dozen other men from Memorial and other congregations, do some shooting and engage a professor from one of our seminaries or colleges on a biblical topic.
Men's Breakfast and Bible Study
The men of Memorial meet once a week most Saturday mornings for bible study and breakfast. Food is served around 7 AM, with bible study following around 7:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. The study is normally led by Pastor Murray, and usually is on a topic of interest or based on readings from a specific book.
Memorial's "People Enjoying People" seniors club meets regularly for outings, special dinners and parties. Many in the group attend the congregation's Tuesday morning bible study at 10 AM. The group has taken field trips to the Lanier Theological Library, to Galveston, to plays and to many other cultural happenings in the Greater Houston area.
Memorial's choir, under the direction of Pastor Ahlman, rehearses each week during the school year. The choir helps support the congregation's worship and is part of Memorial's rich liturgical music tradition. Rehearsals are normally Thursday nights in the choir room.
Memorial's handbell choir participates in many Memorial services, especially during high festival seasons such as Christmas and Holy Week. Pastor Ahlman is always looking for those who can read music, keep a beat, and want to be part of Memorial's great music program.
Sunday Morning Bible Studies
Memorial has a strong tradition of Sunday morning and weekly adult bible study. We offer several Sunday bible studies, including Adult Instruction classes in the Fall, topical studies led by educated lay men, and other studies led by our pastors. All classes take place between services from 9:45 to 10:45, all year round.
Tuesday "Bagels and Bible" Study
6:30 to 7:15 AM Tuesday mornings
Tuesday Mid-Morning Bible Study
10 to 11:30 AM Tuesday mornings
Tuesday Young Adult Bible Study
7 to 8:30 PM Tuesday nights