Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
21st Sunday After Pentecost 
October 22, 2023 – 11:00A.M. 

As flowers turn to the sun, as rivers run down to the sea, as trees reach upward to the sky, so we lift up our souls toward God. Let us lift up our hearts and voices as we worship together. Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                                                                        Cameron Jones                                                                                                                                                      
*Call to Worship                                                                  Mack Taylor

Leader:  God makes a way in the desert.

Congregation:  We will journey forward with Christ.  

Leader:  God promises a new life in the face of death.

Congregation:  We will journey forward with Christ.

Leader:  God restores hope for those in despair.  

Congregation:  We will journey forward with Christ.

Leader:  Come, let us journey in worship together.  


*Hymn of Praise          "Let's Sing unto the Lord"

 Let's sing unto the Lord
a hymn of glad rejoicing.
let's sing a hymn of love,
at the new day's fresh beginning.
God made the sky above,
the stars, the sun, the oceans;
and God saw it was good,
for those works were filled with beauty.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Let's sing unto the Lord.

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #734
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The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greeting 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; Rev. David Gregg; 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); Mack Taylor & Family; 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           “Abide with Me”         

Abide with me, falls fast the even tide
The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide
When other helpers fail and comforts flee
Help of the helpless O, abide with me                  

Scripture Reading                                                        Mack Taylor
Sermon                                                                Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn  “Rough Side of the Mountain  by Rev. F. C. Barnes

I’m comin’ up
On the rough side of the mountain 
I must hold to God
His powerful hand
I’m comin’ up
On the rough side of the mountain
I’m doing my best to make it in

* Benediction
*  Those who are able please stand