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.

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.

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.

If you are interested in being baptized at MDPC, contact 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!

2021 Music Schedule

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Concert Series

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

Magnificat by Michael John Trotta
with Festive Congregational Carols
Sun, Dec 5 | 6 pm | Sanctuary
MDPC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

Eternal Light:  A Requiem by Howard Goodall
Good Friday, Apr 15 | 12 pm | Sanctuary
MDPC Sanctuary Choir
and Chamber Orchestra

Eternal Light:  A Requiem by Howard Goodall
Good Friday, Apr 15 | 12 pm | Sanctuary
MDPC Sanctuary Choir
and Chamber Orchestra

Mercury Concert* – Mozart Camerata|
Sat, Apr 30 | 2:30 pm | Chapel
String Quartet No. 15, K. 421
and Clarinet Quintet, K. 581

Mercury Concert* - Tango Quartet
Sat, Jun 4 | 2:30 pm | Chapel
Tango music of Astor Piazzolla
with bandoneonist Denis Plante

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

 

Events

Staff