Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
19 May 2017
Dear MLC Members: 
Cantor Janet Muth has accepted the call to serve St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, Hamel Illinois.  She will be closer to her mother and her sister, who live nearby. 
Thanks to all those who supported and prayed for Cantor Muth during this decision-making process.  It was not an easy decision to leave Memorial, which has been her home for 17 years. 
We will greatly miss Cantor Muth's amazing musical talent and her dedication to the music programs for the congregation and the school.   May God bless her as she prepares to move to Illinois. 
Cantor's last official Sunday is June 11.
From the Pastor
What Is it to Confess?
Jesus says, "Everyone who confesses me before men, I also will confess before my Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 10:32). This text tells us what is happening in the rite of confirmation. Our children are confessing before the church who Jesus is. What is it to confess? The word means "to say the same thing." When we confess before others we are only repeating the content of the Word of God that has been given to us through catechesis at church and at home. Now when our children face the world's hatred they will be able to say the same thing as God. What a wonderful confirmation gift from God!
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB 556 (1-6), 617 (sz1), 556 (7-10), 594, 557, 834
VBS Registration!
Memorial Lutheran Church will hold Vacation Bible School the week of  12-16 June 2017. We hope to see your children there!  You may register your child or volunteer by going to: www.vbsmate.com/mlchouston
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

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!
Brisket Weekend
If you ordered a brisket with Mike Jeffers or the church office, don't forget to pick it up this Sunday after service. If you haven't paid already, please bring your payment with you. Proceeds to go towards BBQ pit repairs.
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