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.



A Message from the President of MDLC
As you know, we are experiencing a humanitarian crisis at our Texas border.  All people of faith are encouraged to respond in prayer.

Please click HERE for more information.


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 7, 2014
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 


Conflict is a part of relationships and life in community. Jesus' words in today's gospel are often used in situations having to do with church discipline. The prophet Ezekiel tells of warning the wicked to turn from their ways, and Paul reminds us that love is the fulfilling of the law. We gather in the name of Christ, assured that he is present among us with gifts of peace and reconciliation.


O Lord God,
enliven and preserve your church with your perpetual mercy.
Without your help, we mortals will fail;
remove far from us everything that is harmful,
and lead us toward all that gives life and salvation,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.


Ezekiel 33:7–11
Psalm 119:33–40
Romans 13:8–14
Matthew 18:15–20


Not Alone (Matthew 18:20)


Gathering: Earth and All Stars!

Hymn of the Day: God, When Human Bonds Are Broken

Communion Hymn: Let Us Go Now to the Banquet

Solo: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Mark Hay

Sending:Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises


Rally Day
ELCA "God's Work, Our Hands"
Sunday, September 7

MDLC with hold it Rally Day in conjunction with the ELCA "God's Work, Our Hands" Sunday! This is beginning our annual Children's Sunday School classes for the school year, we will be entwining this event with the ELCA " God's Work, Our Hands" and have a campus beautification event for the day. Join us - it should be a great fun filled day at MDLC!



"God's Work. Our Hands."
Service Project
Saturday, September 6, 2014
MDLC Campus - 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


This is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the ELCA - one church freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. "God's Work, Our hands." is the theme of the ELCA. We are asked to join other ELCA churches in special service projects in our community on Saturday or Sunday, September 6 or 7.

The service projects chosen at MDLC will be:

1. "Deep" cleaning of Fellowship Hall, (washing walls, doors, baseboards, etc.)

2. Spreading a load of fresh sand on our children's playground.

Please bring appropriate tools for job!

Both of these service projects will be beneficial to the many community vistors that the MDLC campus hosts throught the year!

These projects are scheduled for 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM.

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. Rehearsals will resume on Thursday, August 28th.

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 03, 2014

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