Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                                                                               Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
12 July 2019
Road Closures Affecting Sunday Traffic 

IH-610 WEST LOOP both Northbound and Southbound will have major closures each weekend beginning Friday 12 July. 

Northbound will be closed on the 2 inside lanes from S. Post Oak Rd. to Woodway DR.

Southbound will be a total closure from IH-10 to Post Oak Rd. 
Detour: All traffic forced to exit IH-10/Katy Frwy eastbound or westbound. 

This is projected to be completed by 22 July, God willing!
From the Pastor
A New Vicar

MLC has helped train vicars since 2000. We will install our new Vicar, Martin Hill, this Sunday. Early in our vicarage program we had a vicar who was "wet behind the ears." He had been with us about six months, when I had to send him to a meeting of members which I could not attend. I recommended to him that he remain quiet at the meeting. The next morning, I had a phone call from the chairman of the committee. I immediately worried that the Vicar had said something he shouldn't have. The member said, "Pastor, now I know why we support the vicarage program." "Oh?" "Yes, our Vicar has matured so much and grown in the six months he's been here. We asked him a question and he answered very wisely." I was relieved to hear this response. But it does tell us what the vicarage program does. For this were thankful to God. Welcome, Martin Hill!
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 726, 845, 620, 559, 851
MLS Library Work Week

The Memorial Lutheran School Library is in need of summer volunteers who can contribute an hour of their time to alphabetize books, during the first annual Memorial Lutheran School Library Work Week!  Even volunteering one hour this summer would be greatly appreciated. No library experience is necessary. Just go to this Sign-Up Genius link and sign up for a slot.  For each hour volunteered, the volunteer's name will be entered into a raffle to win a beautiful, hardback copy of the winner's choice of one of the following books: 
The Hobbit  - J.R.R. Tolkien; The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis; All Things Bright and Beautiful - James Herriot; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle; A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens; Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson; Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Please direct any questions to Shaye Reavis, and thank you for contributing to our MLS Library! 
Full-Time Membership Secretary Position Available at Memorial Lutheran Church
The Membership Secretary position primarily maintains an accurate database of church members and visitors, provides letters of transfer, tracks baptism records, inputs weekly church attendance and uploads the memorial Moment and Newsletter. The position handles phone calls in a professional manner, greets visitors to the church, and assists the pastoral staff as requested. Candidates must be a Christian (preferably LCMS member), with a love for the details, as well as editing, spelling, and grammatical skills. Prefer experience with Publisher or other graphic design software, Word, and Excel, as well as a willingness to work with and troubleshoot technology and equipment. Please submit your resume and cover letter to smurray@mlchouston.org.
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 continues treatment

For the family of Javad Kabiri, may they find peace

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Welcome Basket

We will give Vicar Hill a gift basket THIS Sunday to welcome him to Memorial. Donations of restaurant gift cards, grocery store gift cards, pantry items, or cash are all acceptable.  Please see or give donations to Vonda Tackett or Tessa Pernoud on Sunday and join us for the welcome breakfast (during donuts and coffee) in his honor!
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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