God’s Family Worships
Epiphany of the Lord
Communion Sunday
January 1, 2023        

11:00 A.M.

The old year is but a memory, and the new year has dawned. We give thanks for the past blessings and say “yes” to all that the new year will be. God has been our help in all the days and ages past. God is our hope for all the days and years to come. Let us worship the One whose love is from everlasting to everlasting. Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise

Prelude          Cameron Jones

*Call to Worship         Judy Healy       

Leader:  The One who created us, formed and made us, call to us.  

Congregation:  We are here to listen and respond. 

Leader: God has claimed us and named us beloved.

Congregation: We rejoice in this transforming identity.

Leader:  Touched by the spirit, washed in the renewing water and set aflame with God’s love, let us worship and praise our beloved God.   

*Hymn of Praise      “Soon and Very Soon”     by Andrae Crouch  Soon and very soon,
We are going to see the King,
Soon and very soon,
We are going to see the King.
Soon and very soon,
We are going to see the King,
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
We are going to see the King

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #734
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The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greetings and Announcements
Pastor's Welcome

The Fellowship of Giving
*Doxology #34

The Fellowship of Prayer
Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer

The Fellowship of the Word and the Table
Scripture Readings                              Judy Healy

Sermon                                 Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

Invitation to the Table
The Bread and the Cup
Communion Music        

 *Closing Hymn                         “Amazing Grace”

Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost
But now am found
Was blind but now I see                     

The Sending Forth
* Benediction
 *  Those who are able please stand


 1/5 PENNY LORD                                                                                                      

 1/6 FREDRIKA STARK                                                                                       

 1/15 KEITH MC GRATH                                                                                                 

1/23 DIANE BROWNLEE                                                                                      





January Bible Study Schedule:
1/4 @ 7PM
1/11 @ 7PM
1/25 @ 7PM
Here are 3 ways to participate
1.  Facebook Live on our church page 
(Facebook account required)
2.  Zoom – Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733
Passcode: B6gZ2L
3. Phone in   +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733#                      Passcode: 566807#

Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643