Worship & Music ministries

Experience Worship & Music at MDPC! Whether as part of the audience, or part of the performance, opportunities abound for spiritual, musical, and relational growth. The joy of making music together provides experiences that bring us closer to God and to one another.

Greeters are always needed on Sunday mornings, Holiday services, and Choir Concerts.

Sunday Services

At its best, worship touches every element of a person’s life. It enlightens the mind, warms the heart, heals the body, touches the soul, and animates the will. Because we believe God speaks to each person individually, with a language unique to each, we offer several distinct styles of worship. Our aim at MDPC is to create worship environments where you can experience a transforming encounter with the Living God that sends you out whole, healthy, and fully alive.

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Blended • 8:30-9:30a

Contact: Tracy Curtis-Stidam |

If you like a little tradition mixed in with your contemporary service, you’ll enjoy this Blended Service containing both traditional hymns and liturgy with more contemporary Christian music. The smallest of our three main services, the 8:30 service is held in the beautiful MDPC Chapel, providing a warm and intimate atmosphere for a time of praise, confession, and preaching.

Contemporary • 9:45-10:45a

Contact: Tracy Curtis-Stidam |

For those who prefer a more contemporary feel to their time of worship. Encounter God in a meaningful blend of praise through (louder) music, authentic worship and confession, experiential worship elements, and relevant teaching. The Contemporary service is led by the MDPC Praise Band playing contemporary Christian music and contemporary versions of beloved hymns.

Traditional • 11:15a-12:15p

Contact: Tracy Curtis-Stidam |

If you desire a reverent, liturgical, traditional Worship service, you’ll feel at home in our Traditional Service led by a premier church choir and complemented by our extraordinary Schantz pipe organ. This Worship service blends glorious choral music with some of the great hymns of the Christian faith.

Spanish • 11:15a-12:30p

Contact: Meliza Gómez |

Our Spanish-language service is a joyful celebration of traditional and contemporary Christian music, with a powerful message by Rev. Mauricio Chacón, MDPC’s Associate Pastor of Fuente Ministries. A time of fellowship generally follow this service of worship.

Portuguese-language • 6:00-7:30p

Contact: Pastor Almir Dantas Dias

Our Portuguese-language service is a joyful celebration of Brazilian families who reside in Houston, with messages by Pastor Almir Dantas Dias, MDPC’s Associate Pastor of Brazilian Ministries. A time of fellowship generally follows the service.

Sacraments

Communion

The Lord’s Supper represents eating and drinking in communion with the crucified and risen Jesus. During His earthly ministry, Jesus shared meals with His followers as a sign of community and acceptance and as an occasion for His own ministry. The Church in the New Testament devoted itself to the sharing of the bread and cup as a remembrance of His life, death, and sacrifice on our behalf. In remembering, believers proclaim the power of Christ’s reign for the renewal of the world in justice and in peace.

On Communion Sundays, all who confess Jesus Christ as their Savior are welcome to participate. If you are an Elder or Deacon and are interested in serving Communion, contact Tracy Curtis-Stidam at .

2022 Communion Dates
Sun, Aug 7
Sun, Oct 2
Sun, Dec 4 

Baptism

MDPC baptizes newborn to adult congregants. In the Sacrament of Baptism, as with the Lord’s Supper, we believe what matters most is what God is doing to us and for us —not what we do, although our participation is important. We are at the receiving end of His activity. Currently, we can offer baptism through sprinkling or immersion. To learn more, click on the link below:

Learn More about Baptism at MDPC

If you are interested in being baptized at MDPC, contact Evangelism Pastor Dan Aikins at or 713-490-9292.

Sanctuary Choir

The MDPC Choir has streamlined activities, making it easier and more attractive for you to participate (even if you do not regularly attend 11:15 worship). Flexible commitment options (sing for a Sunday, a month, a quarter, or for the season), shorter rehearsals, online practice support, and personally edited music available electronically. We are actively seeking new singers to join in this ministry—and you are needed now more than ever!

2022 Choir Calendar

Start Singing with the Choir!

Concert Series

Music Ministries invites you to its annual series of concerts. From choral to orchestral events, each performance promises to enchant! 

  • Mercury Concert* - Bach Cello Suites
    Sat, Oct 29 at 2:30pm, Chapel
  • Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round by Will Todd
    Sun, Nov 13 | 11:15am, Sanctuary
    MDPC Sanctuary Choir and Organ
    Beginning in 2016, the MDPC Sanctuary Choir proposed commissioning a world-renown composer to write a choral and organ work to honor the long tenures of Organist Kathryn Sparks White and Sanctuary Choir Conductor Dr. Charles Hausmann. A committee was formed, and funds were collected. After an exhaustive search, the committee, which included White and Hausmann, selected British composer Will Todd to write a work to be used in worship and that would highlight the organ. The work is based on the hymn Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round by John Chadwick, 1840-1904. The anthem can be sung as a continuous seven-minute piece or in four sections based on the four verses of the hymn text. Eternal Ruler was completed in 2020 but, due to Covid-19, the premiere and publication of the work were postponed. The committee thought it was appropriate to premiere the work on the 20th Anniversary of the Sanctuary Schantz Pipe Organ. 
  • Gloria by Karl Jenkins with Congregational Carols
    Sun, Dec 4 | 6:00pm, Sanctuary
    MDPC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra
    Celebrate the season with festive music!
    Register here for free childcare.
  • Mercury Concert* – At the Christmas Market
    Sat, Dec 17 at 2:30pm, Chapel
  • Seven Last Words by Michael John Trotta
    Good Friday, Apr 7 at 12:00pm, Sanctuary
    MDPC Sanctuary Choir and Chamber Orchestra
    Commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus with His final words.
    Register here for free childcare.
  • Mercury Concert* – Klezmer Night!
    Sat, Apr 29 at 2:30pm, Chapel
    String Quartet No. 15, K. 421 and Clarinet Quintet, K. 581

*To purchase tickets to the Mercury concerts, please go to mercuryhouston.org.
All other events are free of charge.

Children's Choir

Pizza Party Meet & Greet!

Wed, Aug 24 • 5:30-6:30pm
Come meet MDPC Children's Choir Steffanie Dean! Learn more at this link.

Music for children is taught in a fun, Christian environment with several opportunities throughout the year to sing in worship and present the gospel of Jesus Christ. The choir participates in worship services during the year, including the 4:00pm Christmas Eve service and the Easter Family Service.

Kindergarten-5th grade:
Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30pm, Chapel
Open to all kindergarten through fifth graders!

Pre-K & Kindergarten:
Tuesday/Wednesday mornings at The Yellow School
For children enrolled in The Yellow School.

About Steffanie

Children's Music Director Steffanie Dean has extensive choral directing experience in public schools and is a former Assistant Principal. Her love of singing, skills in working with children and parents, energy, and commitment to meaningful worship and administration make her the ideal person to launch our program. The initial choir will be for Elementary Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. In addition, Steffanie will lead music for the students at The Yellow School. Ms. Dean will join us mid- August in a part-time role as Children’s Music Director.

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