Welcome to
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!
12211 Memorial Drive
(At the corner of Memorial and Gessner)
Houston, TX 77024

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.


worship2 imagesLet's Talk about "Continuity and Change:

A Brief History of Christian Worship" -
Adult Sunday School

Meeting in the Luther Room
of the Office Building

Sundays at 9:15am
September 4th - September 25th.

Join Pastor Will for a lively discussion about Christian Worship! We will dive into how the experience of worship has changed over the centuries, ponder our congregation's place in the modern worship landscape, and think about what guides our choices as a worshipping community at MDLC. While the classes will work together to deepen participants' experience each week, each class will also be designed to be meaningful by itself. So, join us for the whole month or try out a single session. We look forward to learning together!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

20th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Francis of Assissi


Lectionary 27 C 2016 Slide 1 Presentation

Today we recognize Saint Francis of Assissi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone (1181/1182-1226). Francis was an Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. One of the most venerated religious figures in history, it is on October 4th that the church remembers Francis. Also know as the patron saint of animals, many churches offer a "blessing of the animals" on or around that date.

Prayer of the Day

Lord God, you have surrounded us with so great a cloud of witnesses. Grant that we, encouraged by the example of your servant Francis, may persevere in the course that is set before us and, at the last, share in your eternal joy with all the saints in light, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings and Psalm

Genesis 2:18-25

Psalm 148

Revelation 5:11-14

Matthew 6:25-29



God of the Sparrow

Hymn of the Day

All Creatures, Worship God Most High!


Anthem: Prayer of St. Francis

Hymn: Let Us Break Bread Together


This Is My Father's World


Garden allotments are available for the
fall/winter growing season.
Come join us and enjoy the fresh organic produce 
as well as make new friends from the community! 
Click on the link below to apply. 
Limited spaces available.


Blessing of the Animals
October 1st, 10AM

blessinganimalsJoin us in the Knoeller Garden (between the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall) on Saturday, October 1st at 10:00 am with your furry, feathery, or scaly creatures for a blessing of the animals. We give thanks for the creatures God has given us to love. Dogs must be on a leash, while cats and other small animals must be in a carrier. A pet food donation will gladly be accepted and taken to the pet food pantry at the SPCA.


Worship Assistants Training

Worship is something we all do together! Musicians, Greeters, Ushers, Coffeemakers, Readers, Acolyte, Altar Guild, etc. There are so many ways to help with worship. No matter what your gifts are, there is a way for you to be involved. Join us on October 2nd after church in the Sanctuary for Worship Assistants Training. Whether you have been serving for years or want to see how to get involved, this event will get you feeling excited and equipped to serve. The training will be complete by 1pm. Please e-mail to Pamela Tamburello at aimpam@mdlc.org or Pastor Will pastorwill@mdlc.org.

divider1 Better Side of Fifty
The upcoming Better Side of Fifty bus trip to The 50th Anniversary of the Original Greek Festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral [Montrose area near St. Thomas] is Saturday, October 8th; departure from MDLC will be at 10:30AM.  

This festival offers fabulous Greek food, music and Greek dancing, Cathedral tours, shops offering gifts, jewelry, hand made items, Greek delicacies and an anniversary cook book.

The cost of admission to all events, including a meal with a special boxed desert, will be $25.00 if purchased by September 26th. Please give cash or checks made out to Nancy Morgan or Nancy McMurray by September 25th. Don't miss this very fun event. divider1

Rewards for MDLC!

If you are a shopper and use Amazon on line, please go to AmazonSmile instead of just Amazon! If you do this, AmazonSmile will contribute a portion of your purchase to MDLC!

Ron Richter has been pursuing various avenues where MDLC can be the benefactor to these wonderful opportunities—this is another of those opportunities!

The following link and Amazon will contribute a portion of your purchase to MDLC-  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-1400706. Please use this link and fill out the appropriate spaces to where MDLC will be the benefactor!


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Help Feed the Homeless by giving to the

Food Pantry at Augustana Lutheran

When shopping for this food pantry, look for nutritious food packaged and ready to eat in containers not requiring a can opener such as pop-top cans or plastic/cardboard containers, for example "lunchables" . Foods to be considered include tuna, pasta, lunches-to-go not requiring refrigeration, fruits and vegetables and meats with pop top cans. Peanut butter is still helpful.

Augustana will transport our donations to their location when we have the donation drawer full and ready for them. They need our help every month to feed our Houston homeless. Please remember our goal of every member making a pantry donation once per month!


MDLC Now offers Online Giving

MDLC now gives you the option of giving your offering or special gifts using the online services provided by Thrivent's Simple giving. Click the link below to register and set up either a one time gift or set up automatic giving either using a credit card or your checking account. If you have any questions or need help contact Gary Tamburello at gary@tamburello.ws.


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Acolytes play an important role in worship. The word acolyte means "one who helps," and MDLC Acolytes do just that! These volunteers light and extinguish candles, collect the offering, and assist with communion and baptisms. Students in elementary school are encouraged to participate. Training is provided. To sign up for a specific worship service click HERE



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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.
NAM       lutherhill


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October 01, 2016

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