Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
12 May 2017
Dear MLC members,
We hope to offer summer Sunday School again this year and need teachers. Please consider using your talents to help educate our children about the Jesus and the promise of salvation. Click here to sign up to help this summer. There will always be two teachers per class. The teacher materials will be available very soon via PDF so that you can plan ahead for your lessons. Please forward the link to other MLC members who may want to teach this summer. Thank you in advance for helping us to offer this valuable education to our youth this summer. 
Please let Michael Staub know if you have any questions:713 204 7942.
From the Pastor
No other way? (John 14:1-14)
How do people know and believe that Jesus is the only true God? Well, actually, they don't. People have absolutely no way of finding out the one true God unless it is revealed to them by God himself with the help of His word. The confessions correctly say, "the Spirit enlightens and converts hearts through the Word that is proclaimed and heard, so that people believe the word and say yes to it." When Jesus says, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life," He makes an exclusive claim that He is the only true God. In holy Greek, "I am" means God! This is good news indeed because the only true God alone can lead people toward the right way that leads to eternal life. No wonder that there is no other way. Amen.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB 644, 617 (sz1), 633, 526, 689, 646
Thank you for Giving Life!
    A big thank you goes out to those of you who gave your time and/or blood this past Sunday.  Thanks to your generosity, MLC helped our regional blood bank stock up.

    Here is the break down for our blood drive:
  •     3 attempted donors who were deferred
  •     11 successful donors
  •    13 products collected from those 11 donors: 
  •     7 whole blood
  •     3 automation (2 units taken from those 3    donations which equals 6 units)
  •    Total of 13 products
Each blood product can help save three lives, so that is 39 lives impacted!
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 Kirstyn Harvey as she recovers from surgery

For Carolyn Curry as she seeks therapy

Brisket Sale! 
The Memorial BBQ team will be taking orders for your Memorial Day brisket. Briskets will be cooked next weekend Saturday, 20 May; and will be available for pick-up Sunday, 21 May after services. See Mike Jeffers for more details.
Christian Education Night (CEN)
Wednesdays Thru 24 May
5:15 Dinner
6:00 Classes

Pastor Murray and Vicar 
will lead a class on The 
Early Church 

Thank you to our host volunteers.  CEN is delicious because of you!
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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