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
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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Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in

Fellowship Hall


Vesper service to follow.


Sign up sheet in Narthex

 

 

This Week in Worship


Sunday, March 1, 2015

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

Psalm 22:23–31

Romans 4:13–25

Mark 8:31–38


SERMON

An Encounter With...Ministry (Mark 8:34)

HYMNS FOR WORSHIP

Gathering

The God of Abraham Praise (stanzas 1-4)

Hymn of the Day

Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus

Communion

Christ, the Life of All the Living

Sending

The God of Abraham Praise (stanzas 5-8)

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Thanksgiving for Baptism will be celebrated on Sunday, March 8th!

 

All will give thanks for their baptism on this day.

 

Individuals with March baptismal birthdays will be invited

 

to come forward to light a candle.

 

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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 Tuesday 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.

 
March 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  

 

Wednesay during Lent                             
6:00 

Lenten Supper   

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