Welcome To
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!
12211 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX 77024
(Corner of Memorial Dr. and Gessner)

713-468-9443

We serve the Houston community and beyond by spreading the love of Jesus Christ
with faith, hope, and enthusiasm!


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Sessions for Mutual Listening

To help us create a path forward, Pastor Beth Marie will facilitate "Sessions for Mutual Listening." We will learn about the simple framework that will guide our process over the coming months. Pastor Beth will listen to us as we answer questions that include the following:

 

  • What emotions have we experienced, especially over these last 18 months?
  • How can we respond to our recent "derailment" in a Christ-like manner?
  • What are the questions that we need to explore or even begin asking?

As we engage in these sessions, our next steps will become clearer. We strongly encourage YOU to participate. Optimal size for a session is 8-14 people. The Lluther Room (in the administration building) can accommodate up to 20 people if needed. Advance sign-up is appreciated but not necessary. Sign-up sheets are in the narthex for:

  • Sun., Sept. 9, and 16: 12-1 PM, light refreshments
  • Wed., Sept. 19: 9:45 AM, coffee

 Other times can be arranged by contacting secretary@mdlc.org or calling the church office.

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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. 

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Thanksgiving in a Bag
MDLC will be participating in the Thanksgiving "Meal in a Bag" program sponsored by the East Spring Branch Food Pantry located at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Their goal is to provide Thanksgiving dinner to over 1,000 needy Spring Branch families.  Empty grocery bags with attached food lists will be distributed in October for those wishing to participate.  For more information, contact Karen Whitefield.

The food pantry provides books as a bonus for families that visit with young children. Our youth will be coordinating a book collection that will be sent over with our food donations. More details to follow.
Toward a Healthy Retirement: Perceptions, Reflections, and Attitudes
The Cenacle is offering a retirement mini-retreat on MDLC's campus, and you are invited to enroll.
When: Sunday, Sept. 23
Led by: Rev. Chuck Kindsvatter, retired Lutheran minister from Houston
When: 1:00-5:00 PM
What: This popular mini-retreat will help you reflect upon the dynamics of retirement and its gifts.  Participants will focus on our perception and attitudes toward retirement choices in our lives and consider the spiritual dimensions. 
Minimum offering: $20
More information/enrollment: 281-497-3131

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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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