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.
Meeting in the Luther Room
Join Pastor Will for a lively discussion about Christian Worship! We will dive into how the experience of worship has changed over the centuries, ponder our congregation's place in the modern worship landscape, and think about what guides our choices as a worshipping community at MDLC. While the classes will work together to deepen participants' experience each week, each class will also be designed to be meaningful by itself. So, join us for the whole month or try out a single session. We look forward to learning together!
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Consideration of and care for those in need (especially those "at our gate," visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component of good stewardship. It is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the one whom death could not hold—who comes to us risen from the dead—who can free us from the death grip of greed.
Prayer of the Day
O God, rich in mercy, you look with compassion on this troubled world. Feed us with your grace, and grant us the treasure that comes only from you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Readings and Psalm
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Warnings to those who are comfortable or wealthy
The Lord gives justice to those who are oppressed. (Ps. 146:7)
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Eager to be rich or eager to pursue richness of God's justice?
Story of poor Lazarus and the wealthy man
HYMNS FOR WORSHIP
What Is This Place
Hymn of the Day
Canticle of the Turning
You Are Mine
There Is a Balm in Gilead
The Lord Now Sends Us Forth
Blessing of the Animals
Join us in the Knoeller Garden (between the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall) on Saturday, October 1st at 10:00 am with your furry, feathery, or scaly creatures for a blessing of the animals. We give thanks for the creatures God has given us to love. Dogs must be on a leash, while cats and other small animals must be in a carrier. A pet food donation will gladly be accepted and taken to the pet food pantry at the SPCA.
Worship Assistants Training
Worship is something we all do together! Musicians, Greeters, Ushers, Coffeemakers, Readers, Acolyte, Altar Guild, etc. There are so many ways to help with worship. No matter what your gifts are, there is a way for you to be involved. Join us on October 2nd after church in the Sanctuary for Worship Assistants Training. Whether you have been serving for years or want to see how to get involved, this event will get you feeling excited and equipped to serve. The training will be complete by 1pm. Please e-mail to Pamela Tamburello at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Will email@example.com.
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Help Feed the Homeless by giving to the
Food Pantry at Augustana Lutheran
When shopping for this food pantry, look for nutritious food packaged and ready to eat in containers not requiring a can opener such as pop-top cans or plastic/cardboard containers, for example "lunchables" . Foods to be considered include tuna, pasta, lunches-to-go not requiring refrigeration, fruits and vegetables and meats with pop top cans. Peanut butter is still helpful.
Augustana will transport our donations to their location when we have the donation drawer full and ready for them. They need our help every month to feed our Houston homeless. Please remember our goal of every member making a pantry donation once per month!
MDLC Now offers Online Giving
MDLC now gives you the option of giving your offering or special gifts using the online services provided by Thrivent's Simple giving. Click the link below to register and set up either a one time gift or set up automatic giving either using a credit card or your checking account. If you have any questions or need help contact Gary Tamburello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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