Welcome To
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church!
12211 Memorial Drive

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

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.

ash wednesday

Wednesday

7:00 PM

 

Includes Imposition of Ashes 


 MDLC will also be imposing ashes at

City Centre during lunch

Come Join Us!

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

First Sunday in Lent

Introduction

On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism. First Peter connects the way God saved Noah's family in the flood with the way God saves us through the water of baptism. The baptismal covenant is made with us individually, but the new life we are given in baptism is for the sake of the whole world.

Confession and Forgiveness

During the season of Lent we are called to return to the Lord with all our heart. Let us confess our sin and seek reconciliation with God and neighbor.

Silence for reflection and self-examination.

Merciful God, you sent Jesus Christ to save the lost.

We confess that we have strayed from you

and turned aside from your way.

We fail in love, neglect justice,

and ignore your truth.

Have mercy on us and wash away our sin.

Create in us clean hearts

for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

Behold, now is the acceptable time;

now is the day of salvation.

Almighty God have mercy on us,

forgive us all our sins,

and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.


Prayer of the Day

Holy God, heavenly Father, in the waters of the flood you saved the chosen, and in the wilderness of temptation you protected your Son from sin. Renew us in the gift of baptism. May your holy angels be with us, that the wicked foe may have no power over us, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.


Readings

Genesis 9:8-17

The rainbow, sign of God's covenant

Mark 1:9-15

The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness for forty days


Hymns for Worship

Gathering

Bless Now, O God, the Journey

Hymn of the Day

Thy Holy Wings

Communion

Here Is Bread

Lord Jesus, Think on Me

Sending

The Glory of These Forty Days

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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.

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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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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.

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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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February 18, 2018

You are invited 

to Join Us
Each Sunday


Sunday Schedule                                 

9:15 Bible Study LR
10:30   Worship CH
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