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.

 


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 - resumes January 14
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, February 1, 2015
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

INTRODUCTION

In Deuteronomy God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses, who will speak for God; in Psalm 111 God shows the people the power of God's works. For the church these are ways of pointing to the unique authority people sensed in Jesus' actions and words. We encounter that authority in God's word, around which we gather, the word that trumps any lesser spirit that would claim power over us, freeing us to follow Jesus.


Prayer of the Day

Compassionate God,
you gather the whole universe into your radiant presence
and continually reveal your Son as our Savior.
Bring wholeness to all that is broken
and speak truth to us in our confusion,
that all creation will see and know your Son,
Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

 

Readings

Deuteronomy 18:15–20
Psalm 111
1 Corinthians 8:1–13
Mark 1:21–28


SERMON

“Astounding Authority” (Mark 1:22)

HYMNS FOR WORSHIP

Gathering

Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Hymn of the Day

There Is a Balm in Gilead

Communion

Taste and See

Sending

Jesus Shall Reign

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Fairbees Square Dance Club Fun Nites

Join the Fairbees for January Fun Nites to learn more about square dancing and meet new friends. If you enjoy the Fun Nites, mark your calendar for Mainstream Lessons that begin Feburary 5.

Cost: Free
Dress: Casual
Dates: January 22, 29

Times 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Where: MDLC Fellowship Hall

Caller: Jay Flowers 

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An Invitation to join MDLC’s Donation Garden Project!

Memorial Drive Donation and Community Garden

 
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Memorial Drive Donation and Community Garden began in 2014 to provide organic produce for local food banks. After two successful harvests a third bed was added to increase the varieties of plants grown for the Winter Season. As we transition to 2015 we are inviting the Memorial Community to grow their own organic produce in the garden starting with the Spring planting. You only need to provide soil, (seeds or plants) and the love of gardening. You sow, You reap, everything else is Free!

In February Beds will be added for interested parties on a first come basis and space is limited. If any MDLC members are interested, please let the church office know.


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

Come grow with us!

It’s lots of fun to watch plants grow and produce fruit!

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Do you like to sing?
All singers are welcome to be part of MDLC's Parish Choir! This group meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM after Bell Choir practice 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.

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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.
 
 
 

 

                                               

                                                 


E-mail admin@mdlc.org with any questions or comments.

 
February 01, 2015

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Each Sunday


Sunday Schedule                                 

8:30 Coffee Time FH
9:15 Sunday School ED
10:30 Worship  
11:45 Fellowship  

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