Welcome To
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!
12211 Memorial Drive

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

713-468-9443
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, February 25, 2018

Second Sunday in Lent

Introduction

The second covenant in this year's Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God's promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says this promise comes to all who share Abraham's faith in the God who brings life into being where there was no life. We receive this baptismal promise of resurrection life in faith. Sarah and Abraham receive new names as a sign of the covenant, and we too get new identities in baptism, as we put on Christ.


Prayer of the Day

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.


Readings

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

God blesses Abraham and Sarah

Mark 8:31-38 The passion prediction


Hymns for Worship

Gathering

O Lord, throughout These Forty Days

Hymn of the Day

Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer

Communion

Taste and See

I Want Jesus to Walk with Me

Sending

In the Cross of Christ I Glory

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Faith Integration Group (FIG) is an intergenerational conversation where we work to integrate our faith into our every day life. Our topics are drawn from the group and facilitated by Pastor Will.

We meet on Sunday's at 9:15 am in the Office building before church. There will be coffee and light refreshments and childcare is available for young children.

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Care Ministry

Do you feel connected to God when you pray? Sometimes we find ourselves in ruts--always eating the same meals, doing the same activities. It's helpful to refresh all areas of our lives, including our prayer life.

Here are some ideas: try a different prayer posture, pray with a Gospel reading or one (or several) of the Psalms. Envision a conversation with Jesus. Say the Jesus prayer: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner." May we all find peace, comfort, hope and joy through our time spent in prayer.

 

Do you have ideas for enhancing our prayer life, connectedness, and care for others? Please email karenwhitefield@me.com or call (713) 446-8678. 

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Offering Counters Needed
MDLC is in need of several counters to count and total the offerings given each Sunday.  
This is done each Sunday following the service and should not require more than 30 minutes of your time. If you have interest in volunteering, click HERE to sign up.

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Acolytes

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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February 24, 2018

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