Welcome to
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!

12211 Memorial Drive

(At the corner of Memorial and Gessner)

Houston, TX 77024


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.


Bible Studies at MDLC



Sunday Bible Study



From the beginning of Christian worship, sermons were primarily preached on the Gospel readings. The Gospels were written to be foundations and vehicles for preaching. But the Old Testament and Second (New Testament) Lessons of the Liturgy often contain material at least as interesting and important as the Gospel.

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.



This Week in Worship

Sunday, September 21, 2014
St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

The collectors were agents of the oppressive empire, and they also had a reputation for extorting more than they had to collect. Jesus’ calling Matthew to follow him showed that Jesus not only associated with “bad guys,” he welcomed them into his inner circle. His sharing a meal with Matthew and other tax collectors and “sinners” was an enacted parable of the mercy of God. The meal we share at Jesus’ table is to be such a parable too.


Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, your Son our Savior called a despised tax collector to become one of his apostles. Help us, like Matthew, to respond to the transforming call of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Alleluia. (Acts 1:8)


Ezekiel 2:8-3:11
Psalm 119:33-40
Ephesians 2:4-10
Matthew 9:9-13

SERMON                                                                                                                                                                                                   On Call (Matthew 9:9)


Gathering                       Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading

Hymn of the Day             By All Your Saints

Communion                    The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing, 
                                     O Jesus, I Have Promised

Sending                          For All Your Saints, O Lord


Better Side of Fifty

After a summer hiatus, the Harris county bus will be rolling out the MDLC driveway on September 22nd at 9 AM for a very interesting and special trip to see Houston's hidden treasures narrated by the extremely knowledgeable city guid, Keith Rosen. We will return at 5:30 PM. The sign-up sheet will be in the narthex in August with all the details. This is one trip that you will not want to miss as even those born and brought up in Houston will discover places unkown to them without the hassle of parking and traffic. Just sit back and enjoy. Sign up Today!!


Do you like to sing?

All singers are welcome to be part of MDLC's Parish Choir! This group meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the choir loft. 
This group is open to all singers who are 14-94 years of age. While this group does rehearse on Thursday nights, it does not meet every week. Once a month, the ensemble does get a "night off." If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Tamburello, at 713.557.7244 or aimpam@mdlc.org.

divider1Chrismon Tree

Worship and Music Ministry is soliciting for volunteers to help write script, take pictures of the Chrismons, and voices to produce the script! This is a very challenging project and W&M needs help. If you have talent that you would like to share with MDLC and the MDLC website audience, it would be greatly appreciated if you volunteered! We would like to post it on the website prior to Advent beginning. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.

As we all know that the Chrismons tell a beautiful story as well, with each depicting a season in the church year or an aspect of Christ. MDLC would like to share the MDLC Chrismon tree with everyone who can go to the website and listen and see the video! We need your help to complete the project - please sign up today to help!


Memorial Assistance Ministry needs your Help!

We are getting ready to send our check to MAM for the Back to School Program. If you have not yet donated and would like to do so, please do so now. MAM's goal this year is to provide clothing and supplies for 5,900 students. A $50 donation will provide necessary clothing and shoes for a student, but donations of any amount are very much appreciated.



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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 18, 2014

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