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, November 29, 2015
First Sunday of Advent
Advent is about the "coming days." God's people have always lived in great expectation, but that expectation finds specific, repeated enunciation in the texts appointed for these four weeks. The ancients anticipated a "righteous Branch to spring up for David." The Thessalonians awaited "the coming of our Lord Jesus with all the saints." Our Lord's contemporaries hoped for the time "to stand before the Son of Man." With them we eagerly await the coming days: another Christmas celebration, a second coming, and the advent of our Lord in word and supper.
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection alert us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and redeem us for your life of justice, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
A righteous branch springing up from David
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. (Ps. 25:1)
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Strengthen hearts of holiness for the coming of the Lord
Be alert for the coming of the Son of Man
People, Look East
Hymn of the Day
Wake Awake, for Night is Flying
Come Now, O Prince of Peace
Wait for the Lord
Christ, Be Our Light
Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers
Christmas Boxes for Seafarers
Your opportunity to help decorate the church is by purchasing a poinsettia for Christmas
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.
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November 28, 2015
You are invited