Welcome To
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!
12211 Memorial Drive

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

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.

March 20, 2018


On this day Christians throughout the world begin the great and holy week that culminates in the central celebration of our faith: the Lord' s passage from death to new life celebrated in the Three Days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Resurrection of Our Lord. We begin worship outdoors with the procession of the palms. We proclaim together, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"

Prayer of the Day

Sovereign God, you have established your rule in the human heart through the servanthood of Jesus Christ. By your Spirit, keep us in the joyful procession of those who with their tongues confess Jesus as Lord and with their lives praise him as Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



Processional Gospel

Mark 11:1-11

First Lesson Philippians 2:5-11

Holy Gospel John 12:12-16

Hymns for Worship

Processional Hymn

All Glory, Laud, and Honor

Hymn of the Day

No Tramp of Soldiers Marching Feet

Music during Communion

Hymn: Let Us Break Bread Together

Hymn: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name!

Sending Song

Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!


Pastor's Presentation
Watch the video of Pastor Wills journey "In The Steps of Paul" HERE.


FIG Sunday

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.


Next Clean-Up Day

Mark your calendars: Saturday, March 24th, 9am-2pm

This day will be focused on cleaning up all of our outdoor space. Bring your gardening gloves, rakes, etc.!


easterpackagingfeaturePotluck & Egg Hunt!

After worship on Palm Sunday, March 25, we will share a potluck lunch and enjoy watching the littler ones hunt eggs. (It's likely some bigger ones will also get involved.) Plastic eggs are in the Narthex, waiting to be taken home and filled with any type of non-melting treat for the egg hunt. Thanks in advance!


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Holy Week at MDLC

Please mark your calendars now for our special Holy Week Services, where we journey together through the central mysteries of our faith. Click here to find a "Facebook flier" that you can repost or send to friends to tell them about our services. Or you can pick up a paper flier in the Narthex when you come for worship. If you need assistance getting to one of the evening services or if you are willing to offer someone else a ride, please let Pastor Will know.


Palm Sunday & Potluck - March 25th @ 10:30am

Maundy Thursday - March 29th @ 7:00pm

Good Friday - March 30th @ 12:00pm & 7:00pm

Easter Vigil - March 31st @ 8:00pm

Easter Sunday - April 1st @ 10:30am



 Easter Vigil Extras


Our youth will again participate in the Easter Vigil service on Sat., March 31. Rehearsal will take place during YBT on Sun., March 18.


Light refreshments will again be served after the Easter Vigil service in celebration. We are looking for volunteers to provide desserts or other light appetizers. Please contact Karen Carter at (713) 294-0108 or kc@oaksix.com if you would be interested in providing any type of refreshment.


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. 


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.



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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March 22, 2018

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