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Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!

12211 Memorial Drive

(At the corner of Memorial and Gessner)

Houston, TX 77024

713-468-9443 

 

Pastor Will Storm
Senior 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.
 

 

Adult Bible Class
There will be No Adult Sunday School
until August in order to give Pastor Will
time to assess and plan for future education opportunities.

In the meantime, Pastor Will would love to hear

from you about where you would love to grow

in your faith and knowledge of Christianity.
E-mail him at
pastorwill@mdlc.org


Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Man Who Had His Priorities Mixed Up

Introduction
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Today's texts offer instruction and encouragement for all who are occasionally overwhelmed by the "unhappy business" of life. Jesus urges us to take care and be on guard against all kinds of greed. We who have died with Christ in holy baptism have also been raised with him and are encouraged to elevate our thinking, seeking the "things that are above." To that end we seek the sustenance of the Lord's supper and the encouragement of God's word.

In our sermons series, we have seen many people's encounters with Jesus bring moments of transformation, restoration, challenge, companionship, empathy, peace, and solace. In the final week of the series, Christ invites us to build up a treasure of such moments of encounter with him as we turn to him for every need throughout our lives.

Prayer of the Day

Benevolent God, you are the source, the guide, and the goal of our lives. Teach us to love what is worth loving, to reject what is offensive to you, and to treasure what is precious in your sight, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen.

Readings and Psalm

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23

Search out wisdom, for all is vanity

Psalm 49:1-12

My mouth shall speak of wisdom. (Ps. 49:3)

Luke 12:13-31

Jesus says: Be on guard against greed; be rich toward God, your treasure

Hymns for Worship

Gathering

How Small Our Span of Life

Hymn of the Day
Rise, Shine, You People!

Communion
One Bread, One Body
Borning Cry

Sending
The Lord Now Sends Us Forth

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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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Sunday, July 31, 2016
The Man Who Had His Priorities Mixed Up

 

Introduction

Today’s texts offer instruction and encouragement for all who are occasionally overwhelmed by the “unhappy business” of life. Jesus urges us to take care and be on guard against all kinds of greed. We who have died with Christ in holy

baptism have also been raised with him and are encouraged to elevate our thinking, seeking the “things that are above.” To that end we seek the sustenance of the Lord’s supper and the encouragement of God’s word.

 

In our sermons series, we have seen many people’s encounters with Jesus bring moments of transformation, restoration, challenge, companionship, empathy, peace, and solace. In the final week of the series, Christ invites us to build up a treasure of such moments of encounter with him as we turn to him for every need throughout our lives.

 

Prayer of the Day

Benevolent God, you are the source, the guide, and the goal of our lives. Teach us to love what is worth loving, to reject what is offensive to you, and to treasure what is precious in your sight, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen.

 

Readings and Psalm

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23

Search out wisdom, for all is vanity

Psalm 49:1-12

My mouth shall speak of wisdom. (Ps. 49:3)

Luke 12:13-31

Jesus says: Be on guard against greed; be rich toward God, your treasure

 

Hymns for Worship

Gathering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      How Small Our Span of Life  (ELW 636)

Hymn of the Day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rise, Shine, You People!  (ELW 665)

Communion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  One Bread, One Body  (ELW 496)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Borning Cry  (ELW 732)

Sending                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Lord Now Sends Us Forth  (ELW  538)

 
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