Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
11 May 2018
Public Questioning is TONIGHT
MLC  confirmands will be questioned publicly concerning the Faith on the evening of Friday 11 May 2018 at 7:00 PM in our Sanctuary. Please join us to support our youth.
From the Pastor
Not of the World
I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.-John 17
When it comes to the Apostles, when it comes to all the disciples of Jesus, we know that we are in the world (physical location), but not of the world (identity).  Our being identified as "not of the world" is not the due to anything we have done.  In fact, we were once of the world, because of what we had done (original and actual sin).  As the result of our Lord's life, death, and resurrection, as the result of the preaching and teaching of his holy Word, and as the result of the washing of holy Baptism, we are no longer of the world, but we are now of Christ.   
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 842, 539, 617, 544, 821, 644
blood drive
Blood Drive Results
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:

 13 successful donors & 14 products collected from 13 donors: 
  •      10 whole blood
  •      4 automation (2 units from 2 donations which equals 4 units)
  •     A Total of 14 products   
Each blood product can help save three lives, so that is 42 lives impacted!

Still interested in giving but couldn't make Sunday? Until the end of May, you can donate at any Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center location and give our donation code of 1999.
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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