Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
4th Sunday After the Epiphany
January 29, 2023 
11:00 A.M.
It may seem that we are here seeking God, but in reality, God is here seeking us. “Behold” said Jesus, “I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”  Amen

The Fellowship of Praise

Prelude               Cameron Jones
*Call to Worship         Gerald Williams     

Leader:  O God, you are our God.

Congregation:  We seek you, thirsting for you, as we would for a stream in a scorching desert.

Leader:  We come to behold your power and glory.  

Congregation:  We come to hear of our love - a love that means more than life itself.

Leader: We come as guests to your rich banquet.  

Congregation: You are our God.  We seek you and are satisfied!

*Hymn of Praise        "Blessed Assurance"        by Fanny Crosby

 Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His spirit, washed in His blood

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

*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 


Scripture Readings                  Gerald Williams

Sermon                                Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn           "Victory is Mine"          by Dorothy Norwood  

Victory is mine
Victory is mine
Victory today is mine
I told Satan, get thee behind
Victory today is mine     

* Benediction