Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643

​773-445-9443

Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor



God’s Family Worships
Second Sunday After the Epiphany
January 15, 2023         11:00 A.M.

To the God who creates, let us sing praises; To the Son who reveals the infinite, let us bring open minds;

To the Spirit who makes all things new, let us lift our souls in worship.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                    Cameron Jones

                                                                                 
*Call to Worship           Debbie Taylor

 
Leader:  Taken up to heaven, Christ sets us truly free.  

Congregation: Jesus, give us the power to be servants of your love! 

Leader: Taken up to heaven, Christ asks us what we truly want.  

Congregation: We come as people strengthened by God, yearning to touch the hem of healing.   

Leader: Taken up to heaven, Christ offers us God’s kingdom. 

Congregation: Jesus, give us the power to be servants of your love

*Hymn of Praise “Somebody Prayed for Me” by Dorothy Norwood

 Somebody prayed for me, had me on their mind
Took the time and prayed for me
I’m so glad they prayed
I’m so glad they prayed
I’m so glad they prayed for me

*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  
*Prayer                                                     
                                           
The Fellowship of Prayer
Joys and Concerns
Praise and Thanks
For the continued ministry of MPBC; and the love and support of our MPBC members and friends; for our Pastor, Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell and his family.
For Healing and Rehabilitation
Annette Adams; Annether Baines; Diane Brownlee; Patsy Browning; Beverly Capers (sister of Beatrice Haywood); Elizabeth Chelton (Granddaughter of Patsy Browning); Trisha Clark (granddaughter of Penny Lord); Neil Cunningham; The Goodman Family; Linda Guisewite (mother of Debbie Taylor); Floyd Hale and family; Priscilla Hall; Aretha Hampton; Shavon Harp (Niece of Annether Baines); 
The Haywood Family; The Healy/Chase Family; Jack & Penny Lord; Linda, Stephanie & Joan McCarty; John & Flora Mitchell (Pastor Joel’s parents); Sam and Karen Mitchell; Beverly Nickerson; Haile Selassie (son of Bruce and Rev. Francine White); Barbara Shriver (mother of Gretchen Shriver); Robert Soria (grandson of Susan Soria); Debbie and Mack Taylor; Cassandra Taylor (JFK owner); Michael Whaley; Jeremy Williams & Family; Ira Williams
For Guidance and Direction
For our MPBC family, our vision for the future, and for our young people 
For Watchcare
All of our service men and women serving and all of our veterans; All of our missionaries, who serve in all parts of the USA and in many parts of the world; For the President of the United States, Joe Biden. For all the people who have suffered through natural disasters; For the city of Chicago, that violence will cease 

Pastoral Prayer 


The Fellowship of the Word 


Hymn           “Break Every Chain”             by Tasha Cobbs Leonard

There’s an army rising up
There’s an army rising up
There’s an army rising up 
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain

There is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain            

Scripture Readings                             Debbie Taylor

 

Sermon                                         Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
                           
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn                       "This Little Light of Mine" 

 This little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine
Oh, this little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine

This little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

* Benediction


Postlude