God’s Family Worships
Second Sunday After the Epiphany
January 16, 2022                                                                               

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
                                                                                                        Cameron Jones
*Call to Worship                                                                                 Bruce Stark    

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                    “Holy, Holy, Holy”                       by John B. Dykes

Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God almighty
Early in the morning
Our song shall rise to Thee

Holy, Holy, Holy
Merciful and Mighty
God in three persons
Blessed trinity

*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
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; Family of Cleone Kober;
 Jack & Penny Lord; Linda, Stephanie & Joan McCarty; John & Flora Mitchell (Pastor Joel’s parents);Sam and Karen Mitchell;
Family of Reverend Millie Myren; 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); Jean Turner; 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                              “Every Praise”                           by Hezekiah Walker
Every praise
Is to our God 
Sing hallelujah 
To our god 
Glory hallelujah 
Is due our God 
Every praise every praise is to our God.

Scripture Readings                                                                           Bruce Stark

Sermon                                                                                 Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn                  “Peace in the Valley”                 by Thomas A. Dorsey

There will be peace in the valley for me
There will be peace in the valley for me
There’ll be no sadness, no sorrow, no worries, for me
There will be peace in the valley for me

* Benediction





  1/6 FREDRIKA STARK                                                                                     

 1/15 KEITH MC GRATH                                                  

  1/23 DIANE BROWNLEE                                                                                 




Bible Study Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM
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Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor