Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
6 July 2018
Summer Sunday School Sign-Up
In order to keep summer Sunday school open, we are in need of your help. Two teachers per class are needed in order to fill our spots. Please consider co-teaching a class or two. We still have a few openings in July and August!

Click here to see the schedule and sign-up to help!
From the Pastor
Despite Our Unbelief
In this Sunday's reading from the Gospel, we hear of Jesus' homecoming, his return to Nazareth, to preach and teach about the coming of the Kingdom of God to his own people. 
   What was the response from those who heard Jesus' teaching in the synagogue on that day?  They rejected it.  Instead of believing, they asked: where did he get this wisdom?  How can he do these mighty works?  Isn't this the carpenter whose family we know? 
   The reason for the people's rejection of Jesus is simple.  They are sinners.  Their minds have been twisted; their souls warped; their hearts poisoned.   This is true of the people of Nazareth.  This is true of all people descended from Adam and Eve. 
   Nevertheless, despite our unbelief, Jesus continues to preach and teach: he continues to fulfill the mission of the Christ; he lives, dies and rises and provides for us our forgiveness. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB  583, 839, 621, 690, 836
Men's Retreat 2018
Registration and more information now available on our website.
5-7 October 2018
Camp Lone Star, La Grange, TX
Presenter: Dr. Christopher Ahlman
Topic: The Lutheran Chorale
For more information see our website or email Robert Burmeister or Pastor Ahlman
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 continues treatment

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
VBS Info
MLS will hold Vacation Bible School the week of 23-27 July 2018. We hope to see your children there!

Register your children Online now to get ahead of the curve.

Volunteers are needed for VBS from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Friday. Volunteers may register here .
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