Welcome to
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!

12211 Memorial Drive

(At the corner of Memorial and Gessner)

Houston, TX 77024

713-468-9443


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.

 




Holy Week Schedule

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Thursday, April 2nd —Maundy Thursday (7:30 pm)

vStripping of the Altar

Friday, April 3rd —Good Friday

(12:00 noon and 7:30 pm)

vWe Journey to the Cross

Sunday, April 5th—Resurrection of Our Lord

vOutdoor Easter Sunrise in the Knoeller Garden

     (7:00 am)

vContinental Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall  (8:30 am)

vEaster Festival Worship in the Sanctuary (10:30 am)



Bible Studies at MDLC

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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.

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Wednesday Morning Bible Study
10:00 am in the Luther Room (Office Building)

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.)

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This Week in Worship


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Resurrection of Our Lord: Easter Day

INTRODUCTION

This year may be the one in which John's resurrection account is likely to be chosen over Mark's, perhaps because Mark's gospel ends so abruptly, with astonishment and fear rather than joyful proclamation. Yet Mark may speak to our experience more directly than the other gospels. Corinthians and Acts fill out the story by telling of appearances of the risen Christ. Peter says we "ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead." And so do we, in a foretaste of the mountaintop feast where death will be no more.


EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE (7:00)

HYMN OF PRAISE

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

PRAYER OF THE DAY

God of mercy,

we no longer look for Jesus among the dead,

for he is alive and has become the Lord of life.

Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ,

and help us to grow as your people

toward the fullness of eternal life with you,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever. Amen.


READINGS

Acts 10:34-43

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

John 20:1-18


SERMON

"An Encounter With...Jesus" (John 20:16)


HYMN OF THE DAY

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today


SENDING SONG

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
 

FESTIVAL EASTER WORSHIP (10:30)

GATHERING HYMN

Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds
 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

God of mercy,

we no longer look for Jesus among the dead,

for he is alive and has become the Lord of life.

Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ,

and help us to grow as your people

toward the fullness of eternal life with you,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever. Amen.


READINGS

Acts 10:34-43

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Colossians 3:1-4

Mark 16:8
 

SERMON

"An Encounter With...Fear" (Mark 16:8)
 

HYMN OF THE DAY

"Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (ELW 365)


COMMUNION HYMNS

The Easter Day with Joy Was Bright

I'm So Glad Jesus Lifted Me

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done
 

POST-COMMUNION HYMN

I Know That My Redeemer Lives!


SENDING SONG

Thine Is the Glory

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 potluck transparentMarch Potluck 
***New Date***
March 29!
Come and see the kiddies enjoy the egg hunt and share in a great potluck lunch – the dish you bring can be homemade or purchased to share with your fellow members.


Save the date for the March Potluck – March 29!
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Memorial Drive Day Camp
Monday, July 27th to Friday July 31st, 2015 for youth completing kindergarten through fifth grade. Continuing this year is a junior leadership component open to 6th-8th grade youth which will allow them to develop leadership potential through team building and mentorship.

Day Camp is offered in partnership with Lutherhill Ministries. Lutherhill staff together with volunteers from our congregation will lead the experience. There will be games, Bible studies, worships, songs, snacks, and more. We will begin at 9am and will end at 2:30pm, Monday through Friday.

The theme this year is from Micah 6:8 "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.? And what does the Lord require of you?? To act justly and to love mercy?and to walk humbly with your God. Click HERE to register and for more information.
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Memorial Drive Community Garden

April Update

 

Progress is being made in the Community Garden with that start of Spring!!! We have 5 committed gardeners who are now using the allotments. We have converted our donation garden into beds that will be used for Group Gardening with our community. This program entails inviting participants that want to garden but are either new to gardening or want to share the work load of maintaining a garden. We are excited to provide this opportunity and look forward to getting the program started. Once we have interest we will determine the best time and day for everyone.  


In addition to planting we have made some other changes to the garden. The Urban Harvest sign has been put up, we have installed the rain water barrel and we are working on drip irrigation to the beds. A concept we will be using is our gardens to help increase yield is covering the beds with black plastic to hold in the ground heat for the sun thus increasing the setting time for the plants.  The other will be experimenting with compost tea to fertilize our plants in addition to the compost we use in the garden. This enables the plants to not only get the slow acting fertilizer as well as the fast acting to the roots and leaves.


Our Community Garden Open house on March 21 was successful and we had great turnout and lots of fun working in the garden and sharing our experiences with each other. This will event will be held in the fall as well.


Memorial Drive Lutheran Church has been selected for the ELCA Gulf Coast Synod Assembly to be featured in the Spotlight Ministry in April. We have submitted a video which will be is on Youtube under https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cCruhqcsqk or MLDC Community Garden. A table also will be setup for highlighting our involvement in the community and our future plans to provide resource for our neighbors.


Looking to Summer we are planning on having a booth at the Memorial Village’s 4th of July event. If you are interested in helping please contact either myself or Karen Whitefield. We need some folks to package seeds as well work the table at the event. More information will be able as we get closer to the date.

If you are interested in any of our programs please call 713-468-9443 or Email us at http://mdlc.org/contact-us.html


Last but not least please  we have added a facebook page at Memorial Drive Community Garden or www.facebook.com/groups/1378953789070588/ so like us on facebook and you will get our updates.

 Signup is available on line at this link ,or contact Memorial Drive Lutheran Church at 713-468-9443. 

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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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11:45 Fellowship  

 

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