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

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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



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.


Wednesday Morning Bible Study -
Suspended for Christmas; 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.)



This Week in Worship

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Fourth Sunday of Advent


God keeps the promise made to David, to give him an everlasting throne. The angel tells Mary that God will give David's throne to her son Jesus. She is perplexed by Gabriel's greeting and by the news of her coming pregnancy, but she is able still to say, "Count me in." We who know that Jesus is called king only as he is executed still find it a mystery hard to fathom, but with Mary today we hear the news of what God is up to and say, "Count us in."

Prayer of the Day

Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come.
With your abundant grace and might,
free us from the sin that would obstruct your mercy,
that willingly we may bear your redeeming love to all the world,
for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.


2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16
Luke 1:46b–55
Romans 16:25–27
Luke 1:26–38

“Smile, You’re Pregnant” Luke 2:30-31


O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

The assembly sings stanzas 1,6,7,8.
Hymn of the Day
My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness

Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
Love has come


Hark! The herald angels sing


Memorial Drive

Donation and Community Garden

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Memorial Drive Community Garden began as a Donation Garden in Spring 2014 with two raised beds contributing a small amount of produce to East Spring Food Pantry.

The Summer garden yielded an increased amount of produce consisting of Okra, Sweet Potato, Basil, Egg Plant, and peppers. The most successful plant is Eggplant with 20 going to the food pantry, 7 to Church members and another 6 or 7 plants to pick before the transitioned to the Winter Garden.

The winter garden has been expanded with a third bed with the following vegetables being planted:

Onions Carrots Turnips Beets
Chard Various Cabbages Kale Brussel Sprouts
Broccoli Cauliflower Artichoke Arugula


Looking forward to January 2015 more beds will be added which will be made available to the community. Bed preparation for Spring is planned for the end of January with planting to begin Mid February to beginning of March. If you are interested in participating please contact the Church Office at (713) 468-9443. Come take a look and watch us grow!!


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.

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.




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December 20, 2014

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

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