Welcome to
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!

12211 Memorial Drive

(At the corner of Memorial and Gessner)

Houston, TX 77024


Pastor Steve Kelly, Interim 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.



Pastor Kelly's Corner


Dear Members and Friends of Memorial Drive Lutheran Church,

This coming Sunday we continue with Mark's stories of Jesus heading towards Jerusalem when a rich young man approached Jesus, fell at his feet and asked a huge question: "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

I am going to get a bit creative with all of you this Sunday at worship and do a Bible Study Homily for the sermon. I will give the scriptures from the Gospel written out so we can talk together about this. People, I found throughout all the churches I have served, are still very uncertain about eternal life. I am a preacher and teacher of the Gospel. Let me show you this Sunday these passages that make it very clear about eternal life.

Please keep inviting your unchurched family and friends to worship. My prayer is always that you as "seasoned" church members and the first time visitor will hear clearly the Good News of God through Christ. If you walk away wondering about the message of the day, please email me at Kelly.stephen@sbcglobal.net so I can help you in understanding and your journey with Christ on a daily basis.

Blessings to you this week!

Pastor Kelly, Interim


Adult Bible Study at MDLC 

Every Sunday, the pastor's bible study will be in full session! Pastor Stephen Kelly, MDLC's interim pastor, begins a new class every Sunday at 9:15 am in the Luther Room in the Office Building.
It will be a great class as Pastor Kelly (PK) approaches bible studies as a teacher of scripture. See you on Sunday!


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Lectionary 28

Lectionary 28 B 2015 Slide 1 Presentation 1


The rich man who comes to ask Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life is a good man, sincere in his asking. Mark's gospel is alone in saying that Jesus looked on him and loved him. Out of love, not as judgment, Jesus offers him an open door to life: sell all you own and give it to the poor. Our culture bombards us with the message that we will find life by consuming. Our assemblies counter this message with the invitation to find life by divesting for the sake of the other.


Prayer of the Day

Almighty and ever-living God,increase in us your gift of faith, that,
forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to what lies ahead,

we may follow the way of your commandments

and receive the crown of everlasting joy,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.



Readings and Psalm

Amos 5:6-7, 10-15

Turn from injustice to the poor, that you may live

Psalm 90:12-17

So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. (Ps. 90:12)

Hebrews 4:12-16

Approach the throne of grace with boldness

Mark 10:17-31

Teaching on wealth and reward


Hymn for Worship 


Baptized and Set Free

Hymn of the Day

Gather Us In


Just a closer walk with thee

Come, ye thankful people, come


Go, Make Disciples

 Asylum Backpacks

ELCA Immigration and Refugee and Memorial Drive Lutheran Church has partnered with Interfaith Welcome Coalition in San Antonio to support backpack for women and children released from detention to join their family in the US. Due to a court ruling on July 27 ordering 2000 detainees release in the next 90 days unless just cause the number of backpacks and supplies needed has increase from 200 a month to 400 a month. This is
great news but has place a strain on supply of backpacks. Supplies needed can be found HERE.

We are in need of monetary donations and items needed to pack the backpacks (link to PDF). Volunteers are needed to help shop for supplies and coordinate with other Churches that are interested in supporting the program. Message Outreach@MDLC.org

or find us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/632076220263155/

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Temple Talk from Ron

Memorial Drive Community Garden

Time to Enroll for the Fall Garden


New registration is open and we have plenty of plots available for free, you only provide the plants or seed, compost and fertilizer.

All organic produce that you grow belongs to you.
If you wish to learn about gardening we can arrange free sessions covering the basics principles so that you will have a successful gardening experience and a plentiful harvest to share with your friends and neighbors.

Information can be found at HERE

to enroll or contact the church at 713-409-6411

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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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October 08, 2015

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