Welcome to
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!
12211 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX 77024
(At the corner of Memorial Dr. and Gessner)

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.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Easter 6 A 2017 Slide 1 PresentationIntroduction

Jesus does not leave his followers orphaned. Through the Holy Spirit Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws near, we are reminded that the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in our gathering around the Lord's table the Spirit will transform us to be the body of the risen Christ in the world.


Prayer of the Day

Almighty and ever-living God, you hold together all things in heaven and on earth. In your great mercy receive the prayers of all your children, and give to all the world the Spirit of your truth and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



Readings and Psalm

Acts 17:22-31

Paul's message to the Athenians

Psalm 66:8-20

Bless our God, you peoples; let the sound of praise be heard. (Ps. 66:8)

1 Peter 3:13-22

The days of Noah, a sign of baptism

John 14:15-21

Christ our advocate



Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Hymn of the Day

Loving Spirit


Children of the Heavenly Father

Now Thank We All Our God


Go, My Children, with My Blessing


All are invited to the final

Reformation Evening Prayer 

Sunday, May 21

4 pm


This service features hymns from the
Easter Season written by

Dr. Martin Luther 

Youth News

From Carolyn White

youthnewsOur youth-led service will be held on June 4, Pentecost Sunday. The youth and adult leaders have been thinking about how to share the message of God's Holy Spirit with the congregation.

We have planned a service that reflects the message of Pentecost while it shows the spirit moving through the shared gifts of our youth: love for God, each other, and their church home; service, hospitality, music, dance, art, cooperation, public speaking . . . the list goes on.

Please help the youth after the service this Sunday by participating in a short individual interview about the Holy Spirit in your life. You can easily participate during the potluck---come on, it'll be great!


The Learning Ministry is planning a get-together for high school youth (anyone who will be a freshman next year or higher) to talk about the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering, which is coming to Houston in June 2018. On either Sunday, July 9, or Sunday, July 16, we will meet in the evening for dinner, fun, and the chance to talk about the youth gathering. Please let Karen Whitefield, Carolyn White, or Pastor Will know your preferred date. 


Service Opportunities

  • Need person to purchase and organize the packing of Grace bags for Kindred.
  • Volunteer's needed from 9 am to 3:30 pm on June 7 and 8 for Art Camp supporting Westside Homeless Prevention
Donations please........SUMMER IS COMING...........Needed
Donations needed for Krause are as follows:
  • Bath towels
  • Washable crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Construction paper
  • Current magazines
  • Stickers
  • Gift cards
  • WATER balloon

Service Opportunity Survey

We want your input on Service Projects. Print out and turn in this form or contact Service@MDLC.org for how to volunteer or suggest new opportunities you would like to see.


bsofBetter Side of Fifty

Traveling Again!

The Better Side of Fifty will be traveling to League City to visit The Longhorn Museum with a tour guide on May 25th. We will also visit a Rum Factory in Baycliff where we will have a tour and sample the rum. Lunch will be at The Topwater Grille in San Leon.

This tour comes highly recommended. We will leave church at 9:30 and should be home by 5-5:30PM. The cost will be $15.00 each for the two tours and bus drivers tip . Separate checks will be given to each person at the Topwater Grill. Sign up for this interesting trip in the Narthex.



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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May 23, 2017

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