Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
4 May 2018
Give Life
MLC will be holding a blood drive  this SUNDAY 6 May 2018 in our gymnasium. 

Please consider donating blood before, during or after the services. We need more donors!

You can schedule through 4:00 PM Friday 4 May (Call 713 782 6079 or email Tessa) or try to walk-in on Sunday morning. 
From the Pastor
What a Friend We Have in Jesus!   
Having friends is important. These days many of us count our friends in the thousands, because we are on Facebook. And as pleasant as this experience is in gaining friends not only nearer but also far, most people only have one or two really good friends; someone they could count on through thick and thin, who would drop everything to come to their aid in a time of need. We have just that kind of friend in Jesus. He counts us his friends. He is the one we can count on through thick and thin, and especially in times of need. Jesus comforts us with his friendship, "I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you" (Jn 15:15-16). He will gather his friends around him at the feast of his body and blood this Sunday. Oh! Who would not desire to have such a friend and receive from him these exceedingly precious gifts?
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 829, 556, 683, 542, 597, 700
Christian Education Night  (CEN)
A Lutheran Understanding of the Church and the Ministry
Wednesdays 11 April- 23 May
5:15 Dinner, 6:00 Classes
We need your help! If you or you and a friend or two are able to help provide a meal on 16 May, please contact the church office 713 782 6079.
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 recovers

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Proposed Bylaws
MLCS has proposed 
updates to the 
constitution bylaws. 
These updates will be 
voted on at the May 
Voter's Assembly. If you
would like to review 
the proposed bylaws, 
MLCS Voter's Assembly for May will be held on 21 May at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. 
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Houston, TX 77057

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