11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643

​773-445-9443

Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor



Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

God’s Family Worships
22nd Sunday After Pentecost
October 24, 2021 – 11:00 A.M.                                                                        


By His word of power God created the heavens and the earth. By His word of love, He gave His only Son, our Lord. By His word of grace, He restores and encourages us daily. Come, let us receive the word of the Lord. Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise

Prelude                                                                                 Cameron Jones
                                                                            
*Call to Worship                                                                     Bruce Stark

Leader: Bring your longing, bring your hope.
Congregation: God is with us here.
Leader: Lay down your fears, lay down your doubts.
Congregation: Faith has called us here. 
Leader: Pour out your soul with prayers and praise. 
Congregation: We come to worship God. 

*Hymn of Praise   "Rough Side of the Mountain"    by 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 doin' my best to make it in.


*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 (insert)      "Break Every Chain"       by Tasha Cobbs Leonard
there's an army rising up
There's an army rising up
There's an army rising up
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain

There is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus
Say there is power in the name of Jesus
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain 
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain

To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain 
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain


Scripture Readings                               
Ephesians 4:1-16 NIV
Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ

4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it[a] says:

“When he ascended on high,
    he took many captives
    and gave gifts to his people.”[b]

9 (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions[c]? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves,and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.



Sermon          "One For All and All For One"              Rev. Dr. Naomi Mitchell
                       
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn      "Wade in the Water"       by Ramsey Lewis


Wade in the water
Wade in the water
Wade in the water, children
God is gonna trouble these waters


My Lord delivered Daniel well
Daniel well, Daniel well
Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel well
Then why not every man?

Man went down to the river
Man went down to the river, Lord
Man went down to the river
Went down there for to pray

Wade in the water
Wade in the water
Wade in the water, children
God is gonna trouble these waters


 
* Benediction

Postlude                           



October is Pastor Appreciation Month, we would like to recognize Pastor Joel for his commitment over the past year, pastoring through a pandemic and serving Morgan Park Baptist Church both in-person and virtual worship.
Be sure to send extra prayers, words of encouragement and blessings to Pastor Joel and his family.
Bless You Pastor Joel!

October
BIRTHDAYS:                                                                                                 

10/11 – CHARLES TAYLOR                                                                          

10/16 – GERALD WILLIAMS                                                                                    

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