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Memorial Lutheran Church

Happenings - Growing in 2019

June 27, 2019

This Week in Worship

This coming Sunday is the Third Sunday after Pentecost. Please be with us as we worship God in spirit and in truth.  Click here to preview the text we will be using in worship for this Sunday.

Vicar Dawn, as part of her learning contract, is exploring different forms of preaching this intern year.  So over the next three weeks she will be preaching a sermon series using the acronym JOY - Jesus, Others and You.  So please plan to be with us in worship for the second Sunday of this exciting summer preaching series.

Click here to check out the worship leadership for this Sunday and we hope to see you in worship.

Blood Drive June 30

We are hosting a Blood Drive on Sunday, June 30 at our church between the hours of 8:00 am and noon.  We will also be having our monthly fellowship meal that day outside in hopes of attracting more people from the neighborhood.  Click here to sign up for a slot and it is absolutely ok to sign up for a slot during worship.  And walk-ins are welcome as well.  Please check our Facebook for an event you can share through social media with your friends and family. Please go ahead and signup for a slot as we need to show strong participation for the event to move forward!

June 30 Fellowship Meal

Our monthly fellowship meal will be on Sunday, June 30 at the end of this month.  This is the same day we are doing our Blood Drive so the Council has decided that the church will provide the food as we gather outside for a picnic style cookout.  Please plan to be with us and bring a dessert to share.  Most important, invite friends and family to come give blood and to join us for the food, fun and fellowship!

New to the Neighborhood Outreach Plan

We have received a grant from Thrivent to reach out to people who have moved into our community in the last few months.  We have already mailed an initial letter from the pastor inviting them to our church and we will begin soon having lay people hand write follow-up notes to those same people.  Keep an eye out for more information in worship and plan to participate with us as we invite our new neighbors to church!

Save the Date - Blessing of the Backpacks

We will be having a Blessing of the Backpacks Back to School Bash on August 10 at 10 a.m.  Be sure and save the date as this will be an all hands on deck outreach event offered to the whole community.  More to come!

Shrink! Summer Reading Assingmnet

We want to recommend a book for reading this summer in preparation for some continued conversations about what small churches do well and how we can play our part in the kingdom of God in East Nashville.  The book is entitled Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church-Growth Culture.  I have linked it to the Amazon page but you can get it from all the major booksellers.  While it is aimed at pastors, I think it promotes a healthy view of why small churches are crucial to the work of God in the world and is an excellent challenge to us to be all we can be when it comes to doing ministry regardless of our size.  Join in the reading and we look forward to our conversations together!

Children's Choir

Rehearsals are at 1:30 p.m. on each Sunday afternoon except the Sundays when they lead in worship.  If you have interested children or know of any in the neighborhood, please encourage them to come and join in the fun!  Please contact Lauren for the official rehearsal schedule each month as the calendar is subject to change. 

Memorial Lutheran Church

1211 Riverside Drive

(615) 262-0224

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