Welcome to
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!
12211 Memorial Drive
(At the corner of Memorial and Gessner)
Houston, TX 77024
713-468-9443

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.


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 Adult Education: Keeping Time in the Church 

Ever wondered what all the color changes in church mean, how we got the dates for Easter and Christmas, or what Matins is? Join us Sundays at 9:15am in the Office Building from November 27th-December 18th as we explore the church calendar and all the ways we keep time as a church. Bring your questions, your curiosity, and let's learn together!

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Third Sunday of Advent

Introduction 

A note of joyful expectation marks today's worship. Isaiah announces that the desert shall rejoice and blossom. Jesus points to signs of God's reign: the blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear. We wait with patience for the coming of the Lord, even as we rejoice at his presence among us this day: in word and holy supper, in church and in our homes, in silent reflection and in works of justice and love. We pray that God would open our eyes and ears to the wonders of Christ's advent among us.

 

Prayer of the Day

Stir up the wills of all who look to you, Lord God, and strengthen our faith in your coming, that, transformed by grace, we may walk in your way; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

Readings

Isaiah 35:1-10

The desert blooms as God's people return from exile

James 5:7-10

Patience until the coming of the Lord

Matthew 11:2-11

The forerunner of Christ

HYMNS FOR WORSHIP

Gathering 

Baptized and Set Free

Hymn of the Day

Prepare the Royal Highway

Communion

Come Now, O Prince of Peace

Light Dawns on a Weary World

Sending

Joy to the World

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Save the date Monday, December 5th as The BSOF will have a Harris County bus to take us to view some of the "knock your socks off" Christmas lights at different homes in and around Houston. We have been told that all of the Harris County bus drivers know exactly where to go to view the best ones. We will grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants at about 5PM so we will be ready to go when it becomes dark outside and be back home at a decent hour. Sign up in the narthex now!

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The Longest Night:
A Special Evening Service of Candlelight and Prayer

During the ever-lengthening "Christmas season" our culture encourages us to be merry, cheery, and full of warm feelings. For many, though, who feel out of step with these emotions, this pressure adds to feelings of isolation. Whether you are grieving losses, find yourself going through a hard moment in your life, feel the effects of seasonal depression as the nights grow longer, or find yourself needing space to express sadness, pain, or anger—the Longest Night Service is a place to bring those needs before God. The service will be held December 21st, the longest night of the year, at 7pm. We will light candles and bring our prayers before God, remembering that God came into this world precisely to meet us on our longest night.

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Christmas Poinsettias

Brookwood is again delivering poinsettias to MDLC for Christmas.  The poinsettias cost $10 each and will be delivered in time to adorn the altar area for Christmas Eve service.  The poinsettias may be taken home after the Christmas Eve evening service or the Christmas morning service.  A sign-up sheet for ordering the poinsettias is in the Narthex.  Please make checks out to Memorial Drive Lutheran Church.

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Rewards for MDLC!

If you are a shopper and use Amazon on line, please go to AmazonSmile instead of just Amazon! If you do this, AmazonSmile will contribute a portion of your purchase to MDLC!

Ron Richter has been pursuing various avenues where MDLC can be the benefactor to these wonderful opportunities—this is another of those opportunities!

The following link and Amazon will contribute a portion of your purchase to MDLC-  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-1400706. Please use this link and fill out the appropriate spaces to where MDLC will be the benefactor!

 

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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!

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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 gary@tamburello.ws.

 

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Acolytes

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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Sunday, December 11, 2016
Third Sunday of Advent

 

Introduction

A note of joyful expectation marks today’s worship. Isaiah announces that the desert shall rejoice and blossom. Jesus points to signs of God’s reign: the blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear. We wait with patience for the coming of the Lord, even as we rejoice at his presence among us this day: in word and holy supper, in church and in our homes, in silent reflection and in works of justice and love. We pray that God would open our eyes and ears to the wonders of Christ’s advent among us.

 

Prayer of the Day

Stir up the wills of all who look to you, Lord God, and strengthen our faith in your coming, that, transformed by grace, we may walk in your way; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

 

Readings

Isaiah 35:1-10

The desert blooms as God’s people return from exile

James 5:7-10

Patience until the coming of the Lord

Matthew 11:2-11

The forerunner of Christ

 

HYMNS FOR WORSHIP

Gathering

                Baptized and Set Free (ELW 453)

 

 

Hymn of the Day

                Prepare the Royal Highway  (ELW 264)?

 

 

Communion

                Come Now, O Prince of Peace  (ELW 2470                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Light Dawns on a Weary World  (ELW 726)

 

Sending

                Joy to the World?(ELW 267)

 
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to Join Us
Each Sunday


Sunday Schedule                                 

9:15 Bible Study LR
10:30   Worship CH
11:45

Fellowship

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12:00

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