Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
3rd Sunday After the Epiphany
January 22, 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

*Call to Worship                                                            Bruce Stark                                            

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             “Bye and Bye”               Arr. Georgia Mass Choir

 By and by, by and by
When I reach that home, beyond the sky
Where the wicked cease from troubling 
And the weary be at rest
Every day will be Sunday, by and by
*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; 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   “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”      by Isaac Watts
 When I survey the wondrous cross

On which the prince of glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

Scripture Readings                                                              Bruce Stark                                            

Sermon                                                                 Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

 *Closing Hymn      "Heaven, I've Heard So Much About It"                  
                                                                     by Dorothy Love-Coates

  Heaven, Heaven, I've heard so much about Heaven,
Heaven, Heaven, I've heard so much about Heaven,
In my bible, in my church Lord, I've heard so much about Heaven,
One of these days, I'm gonna go there
The Sending Forth
* Benediction