God’s Family Worships
3rd Sunday After the Epiphany
January 23, 2022                                                                             

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                    Jasper & Jacobi Mitchell                                            
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                       
                   
*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; Family of Cleone Kober;
The Kurut Family; 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                                                                     

Scripture Readings                      Jasper & Jacobi Mitchell                                            
Sermon                                                                 Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

                         *Closing Hymn  “Old Time Religion”
Refrain:
Give me that old time religion,
Give me that old time religion,
Give me that old time religion,
It's good enough for me.

1 It was good for Paul and Silas,
It was good for Paul and Silas,
It was good for Paul and Silas,
It's good enough for me. [Refrain]

2 It was good for the Hebrew children,
It was good for the Hebrew children,
It was good for the Hebrew children,
It's good enough for me. [Refrain]

3 It was good for our mothers,
It was good for our mothers,
It was good for our mothers,
It's good enough for me. [Refrain]

4 Makes me love ev'rybody,
Makes me love ev'rybody,
Makes me love ev'rybody,
It's good enough for me. [Refrain]                     
The Sending Forth

* Benediction                    

 “Abide with Me”

1 Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away.
Change and decay in all around I see.
O thou who changest not, abide with me.

3 I need thy presence every passing hour.
What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who like thyself my guide and strength can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.

4 I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless,
ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou abide with me.

5 Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes.
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks and earth's vain shadows flee;
in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me. 

 "What A Friend We Have in Jesus"
1 What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer!

2 Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
take it to the Lord in prayer!
Can we find a friend so faithful
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
take it to the Lord in prayer!


JANUARY BIRTHDAY’S

1/5 PENNY LORD                                                                                                    

1/6 FREDRIKA STARK                                                                                        

1/15 KEITH MC GRATH                                                                                                

1/23 DIANE BROWNLEE                                                                                     

1/27 MASON CONLEY

ANNIVERSARIES:                                                                                                   

1/20 CURTIS & BRENDA GOODMAN

Bible Study Every Wednesday Except 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 PM

Here are 3 ways to participate
Facebook Live on our church page
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3 Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge--
take it to the Lord in prayer!
Do your friends despise, forsake you?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he'll take and shield you;
you will find a solace there.

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643

​773-445-9443

Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor