Welcome to
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!

12211 Memorial Drive

(At the corner of Memorial and Gessner)

Houston, TX 77024



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.


worship2 imagesLet's Talk about "Continuity and Change:
A Brief History of Christian Worship" -
Adult Sunday School

Meeting in the Luther Room
of the Office Building

Sundays at 9:15am
September 4th - September 25th.

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, August 21, 2016

Lectionary 21

Lectionary 21 C 2016 Slide 1 Presentation


Remember the sabbath day. Call the sabbath a delight. This is the Lord's day, and the Lord will do for us what the Lord does: feed us, forgive us, help and heal us. Rejoice at all the wonderful things God is doing.

Prayer of the Day

O God, mighty and immortal, you know that as fragile creatures surrounded by great dangers, we cannot by ourselves stand upright. Give us strength of mind and body, so that even when we suffer because of human sin, we may rise victorious through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.


Readings and Psalm

Isaiah 58:9b-14

Do not trample the sabbath, but feed the hungry

Psalm 103:1-8

The Lord crowns you with mercy and steadfast love. (Ps. 103:4)

Hebrews 12:18-29

You have come to the city of the living God and to Jesus

Luke 13:10-17

Jesus heals a crippled woman on the sabbath and is condemned



Come We that Love the Lord

Hymn of the Day

O Happy Day when We Shall Stand


Rock of Ages

O God, Our Help in Ages Past


Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones



Blessing of the Backpacks

Sunday, August 21st, we will have Blessing of the Backpacks in worship.  Students, please bring your backpacks that day!  We will have a special blessing for the upcoming school year.  Not only will we bless the backpacks, but there will also be a blessing for all students as well.  All teachers, administrators, aides, counselors, and anyone else that works with children in our local schools will also be invited to come forward for a special blessing as they also begin a new year.  (Note:  While we will have a blessing for our students and teachers in our local schools today, we will also have a blessing for those involved in our church’s learning ministry on Rally Day, which is on September 18th.)

The Better Side of Fifty
has a Harris county bus for September 1st and this year is the 100th anniversary of our National Parks. National Geographic has a wonderful presentation on the I Max at The Museum of Natural Science. Sign up to go on this memorable trip. We will try to fit in a presentation at the Planetarium also. We will lunch at The Black Lab or some other near by place. We need at least 15 persons to go on this trip so bring a friend if you like. Sign up in the Narthex.


Rewards for MDLC!

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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!


Thanks for sharing your purchases with MDLC!


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 gary@tamburello.ws.


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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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August 24, 2016

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