Welcome to
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!

12211 Memorial Drive

(At the corner of Memorial and Gessner)

Houston, TX 77024


The Rev. J. Jeffrey Zetto, Th.D., Pastor

We serve the Houston community and beyond in spreading the Good News and love of Christ by serving others and examining and living by the Word with faith, hope, love and enthusiasm.


Bible Studies at MDLC



Sunday Bible Study

9:15 am Youth Room of Fellowship Hall


What does it mean to be in fellowship around Word-and-Sacrament?  Holy Communion defined a congregation in the first century.  How do we live as members of God’s Family....around the Family Meal in in the community?  How does that family grow?  What is the difference between a Country Club, a Corporation, and a Congregation?  How might all this shape you as you live in Christ?

Each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. we look at the “Non-preached Readings” to ascertain their application for our personal lives and for the life of our congregation, community, and the world. Join us in the Youth Room of the Fellowship Hall after stoking up on coffee, carbohydrates, and conversation at the kitchen.


Wednesday Morning Bible Study
10:00 am in the Luther Room

What was it like to live in a first century Christian congregation?  How did people become Christians and members in a congregation before most of the New Testament was written?  Dr. Howard Jones opens a window to the life and times of the earliest Christians through the pages and paragraphs of The Didaché, a document about the size of Mark’s Gospel) written before the New Testament Gospels and all the writings of John.  And how did The Didaché manage to quote Matthew before there was a Matthew?  (There is an easy answer to that Question.)



This Week in Worship

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Christ the King / The Reign Of Christ

On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus' great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering to those who are poor, hungry, naked, sick, or estranged. In the first reading God is the shepherd who seeks the lost, weak, and injured and feeds them with justice. We gather this day to celebrate the reign of Christ and his victory over death, yet awaiting the consummation of all things yet to come. Acknowledging Christ as our merciful ruler, we go forth that his reign may be known in our loving words and deeds.

Prayer of the Day (ELW)

O God of power and might,
your Son shows us the way of service,
and in him we inherit the riches of your grace.
Give us the wisdom to know what is right
and the strength to serve the world you have made,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.  Amen.


Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24
Psalm 95:1–7a
Ephesians 1:15–23
Matthew 25:31–46

The Rain of Christ (Matthew 25:40)


Gathering                       Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven

Hymn of the Day             Jesus Shall Reign

Communion                    As We Gather at Your Table; O Savior, Precious Savior

Sending                          All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!


Memorial Drive
Donation and Community Garden

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Memorial Drive Community Garden began as a Donation Garden in Spring 2014 with two raised beds contributing a small amount of produce to East Spring Food Pantry.

The Summer garden yielded an increased amount of produce consisting of Okra, Sweet Potato, Basil, Egg Plant, and peppers. The most successful plant is Eggplant with 20 going to the food pantry, 7 to Church members and another 6 or 7 plants to pick before the transitioned to the Winter Garden.

The winter garden has been expanded with a third bed with the following vegetables being planted:

Onions Carrots Turnips Beets
Chard Various Cabbages Kale Brussel Sprouts
Broccoli Cauliflower Artichoke Arugula


Looking forward to January 2015 more beds will be added which will be made available to the community. Bed preparation for Spring is planned for the end of January with planting to begin Mid February to beginning of March. If you are interested in participating please contact the Church Office at (713) 468-9443. Come take a look and watch us grow!!


Christmas Luncheon
All adult members of MDLC are invited to a festive Christmas Luncheon at the Junior League of Houston (JLH) on Tuesday, December 2, at 11:30 am. Reservations may be made on the sign-up sheet in the narthex, available in early November; a sample menu will be included. We will dine in the center Garden Room B in the Tearoom, so we can accommodate 40 guests. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring a guest(s) for a special pre-holiday treat or Christmas gift.

divider1Do you like to sing?
All singers are welcome to be part of MDLC's Parish Choir! This group meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the choir loft.

This group is open to all singers who are 14-94 years of age. While this group does rehearse on Thursday nights, it does not meet every week. Once a month, the ensemble does get a "night off." If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Tamburello, at 713.557.7244 or aimpam@mdlc.org.


Chrismon Tree

Worship and Music Ministry is soliciting for volunteers to help write script, take pictures of the Chrismons, and voices to produce the script! This is a very challenging project and W&M needs help. If you have talent that you would like to share with MDLC and the MDLC website audience, it would be greatly appreciated if you volunteered! We would like to post it on the website prior to Advent beginning. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.

As we all know that the Chrismons tell a beautiful story as well, with each depicting a season in the church year or an aspect of Christ. MDLC would like to share the MDLC Chrismon tree with everyone who can go to the website and listen and see the video! We need your help to complete the project - please sign up today to help!



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Memorial Drive Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod.




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November 26, 2014

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