I listen to the wind, to the wind of my soul
Where I'll end up, well, I think only God really knows
I've sat upon the setting sun
But never, never, never, never
I never wanted water once
No never, never, never

I listen to my words but they fall far below
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go
I swam upon the Devil's lake
But never, never, never, never
I'll never make the same mistake
No, never, never, never

 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.

Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643



Courage, my soul, and let us journey on,
Tho’ the night is dark it won’t be very long.
Thanks be to God, the morning light appears,
And the storm is passing over, Hallelujah!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
The storm is passing over,

Billows rolling high, and thunder shakes the ground,
Lightning's flash and tempest all around,
Jesus walks the sea and calms the angry waves,
And the storm is passing over, Hallelujah! 

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
The storm is passing over,

God’s Family Worships
4TH Sunday After the Epiphany
January 30, 2022                                                                               
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
                                                                                      Cameron Jones                                                                               
*Call to Worship                                                                 Debbie Taylor    

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      “The Storm is Passing Over”     by Charles Albert Tindley
*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;
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                            “Every Praise”                        

Scripture Readings                                                                Debbie Taylor

Sermon                                                                             Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn                  “The Wind”                   by Cat Stevens
* Benediction