Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
3 May 2019
Please Join LWIM for an Afternoon Tea!
Sunday 5 May 2019, 12:45 pm-2:45 pm
Memorial Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

Extraordinarily Ordinary:
The Proverbs 31 Woman and Missionary Wife Life

Often we see the Proverbs 31 woman's attributes and skill list as absolutely extraordinary, but in truth, the tasks listed in Proverbs 31:10-31 would have been fairly typical ones for a roughly upper middle class woman of the time. There is something else that elevates these ordinary, every day tasks. Although many people may view missionary life as something exotic or extraordinary, often for missionary families, the reality is that most of life is taken up with normal everyday tasks, just in different circumstances. Elizabeth Ahlman will share anecdotes from missionary life as a wife and mom doing pretty ordinary things as we explore what more the Prov. 31 Woman has to say to us about the way in which God is at work in the lives of Christians in our vocations, and how He values and makes sacred the ordinary.      
From the Pastor
"Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!" -Revelation 5.
The book of Revelation gives us a glimpse of what life is like with God after Jesus lived, died, and rose from the grave; what life is like after we receive the blessings of our Lord's death and resurrection through his Word and Sacraments.
Worthy is Christ is not only the teaching of the Holy Scriptures, but it is the hymn sung by the forgiven people of God in their worship of Jesus Christ.  Worthy is Christ because of who he is (God) and because of what he has done for us.
Because Jesus lived for us under the Law, died in our place to satisfy the Law, and rose for us unto life everlasting, He, above all the creation is truly worthy of our honor, and glory, and blessing.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 950, 483, 774, 485, 484, 465
Give Blood, Give Life!
Let's help the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center stock up their reserves for summer. Please consider donating blood Sunday 19 May between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM in our school gym. If you would like to schedule for a specific time, please respond to this email,  call 713 782 6079, or visit Tessa in the Commons between the services on 5 or 12 May. 
Thank you to those of you who will take a few minutes of your time to GIVE LIFE!
Spring CEN 
Christian Education Night
Wednesdays 24 April- 22 May

5:15 Dinner
6:00 Classes

Pastor Murray and Vicar are leading a class on Ephesians.

We could use your help providing a meal, if you would like to show off your culinary or hosting skills, please contact 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 Robert Brimberry as he heals

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Mark Your Calendars: VBS!
MLC will hold Vacation Bible School the week of 24-28 June 2019. We hope to see your children there!
Volunteers are needed!
Please see Pastor Pacey or Rev. Gaub for more information.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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