Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
27 July 2018
Farewell Breakfast for Martha
As you may have heard, long-time member, sister in Christ, MLS teacher, altar guild chair, and friend, Martha Fredenburg has taken a call to Immanuel Lutheran in Giddings, TX. Her last Sunday will be THIS Sunday, 29 July. Please join us between the services for a breakfast to wish her the best in her new adventure.
From the Vicar
Take Courage!
The weather suddenly changes. Although some of Jesus' disciples are experienced fishermen, none of them are ready for a windstorm to erupt on the Sea of Galilee.
It seems as though they will be consumed by the waters, dragged down to the depths of She'ol. Where is God? The God who can tread the very waves that now threaten their lives (Job 9:8)?
And then, to make matters worse, a figure walking on the water passes them. "A phantom!" they think. Surely a shade from the dead!
But then the figure speaks: "Take courage; I AM. Stop being afraid!" The figure is no phantom, it is God Himself! The winds cease as the divine figure enters their boat, and with amazement the disciples finally recognize Him: it is Jesus.
So it is for the Christian. Take courage! United to the Lord in Baptism, He is with us no matter what we face.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB  587, 754, 617, 535, 717
VBS Children Sing at MLC
Sunday, 29 July 2018, 11:00 AM

The VBS children will sing at MLC during the 11:00 AM Service. Please have your child in the MLC Sanctuary balcony, ready to rehearse at 10:40 AM.
As the children will remain in the balcony for the entirety of the Service, Pastor Ahlman and chaperones will provide supervision. Parents may pick-up your child in the balcony at the conclusion of the Service.
Many thanks in advance for the hard work your child has done in making music in the Lord's name!
Position Available
Memorial Lutheran Church & School is seeking to hire a Director of Finance and Administration. Interested parties should possess a degree in Business or Accounting and have experience as a controller or accounting manager with full accounting and financial reporting responsibility.

This position will manage all of the business and financial aspects of the church and school (EC-8th), overseeing a staff of six administrative professionals while reporting to the church's Board of Finance and Senior Pastor.

Knowledge of non-profit accounting procedures, Quickbooks, and LCMS theological tenets are preferred.

For additional information please contact Steve Reavis at 713 515 7673 , or contact Tessa Pernoud at the church office at 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 continues treatment

For John Wagner as he recovers from surgery

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Summer Sunday School Sign-Up
In order to keep summer Sunday school open, we need your help. Please consider co-teaching a class or two. We still have openings:

Date Teachers Needed

29 July:                    1
5 August:                 2
12 August:               2
19 August:               4
26 August:               1

Click here to sign up!
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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