12211 Memorial Drive
(At the corner of Memorial and Gessner)
Houston, TX 77024
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.
Sunday, September 06, 2015
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
James tells us to stop showing favoritism in the assembly, treating the rich visitor with more honor than the poor one. Jesus himself seems to show partiality in his first response to the Syrophoenician woman in today's gospel. Was he testing her faith in saying Gentiles don't deserve the goods meant for God's children? Or was he speaking out of his human worldview, but transcended those limits when she took him by surprise with her reply? Either way, the story tells us that God shows no partiality. Everyone who brings her or his need to Jesus is received with equal honor as a child and heir.
Gracious God, throughout the ages you transform sickness into health and death into life.Open us to the power of your presence, and make us a people ready to proclaim your promises to the whole world,through Jesus Christ, our healer and Lord. Amen.
Like streams in the desert, God comes with healing
I will praise the Lord as long as I live. (Ps. 146:2)
James 2:1-10 [11-13] 14-17
Faith without works is dead
Christ healing a little girl and a deaf man
Gathering Earth and All Stars!
Hymn of the Day
Healer of Our Every Ill
We Give Thee But Our Own
We Come to You for Healing, Lord
Taste and See
Let Justice Flow like Streams
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
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
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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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September 02, 2015
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