God’s Family Worships
Reformation Sunday
23rd Sunday After Pentecost
October 31, 2021 – 11:00A.M.
                                                                    
Waken our hearts, O Lord, our God;                                             

make them ever watchful to serve You and Your purposes.                                Rekindle in us a renewed desire for the coming of Your glorious kingdom when all wrongs will be made right, when everything that is broken will be made whole, and when we will trade a cross for a crown. Amen.                                                                                  
The Fellowship of Praise 
Prelude                                                                              Cameron Jones
                                                                                                                    
*Call to Worship                                                                   Debbie Taylor

Leader:  The Lord is our light and our salvation,
Congregation:  whom shall we fear?
Leader:  Though adversaries encamp against us,

Congregation:  God conceals and protects us from harm.
Leader:  Though enemies seek to bring us low,
Congregation:  God lifts us up to stand on higher ground.
Leader:  Sing to the Lord with songs of joy.
Congregation:  Make melody to the Lord, our God.
Leader:  The Lord is our light and our salvation,
Congregation:  whom shall we fear?

*Hymn of Praise (Insert)    "Dem Bones"   by James Weldon Johnson

*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)              "Blessed Assurance"          by Fanny Crosby

Scripture Readings                                                          Debbie Taylor
HEBREWS 12:1-3
The Example of Jesus
12Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 Consider him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you may not grow weary or lose heart.
 

Sermon                                                                                Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
                       
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn (Insert)       "Victory Is Mine"       by Dorothy Norwood

* Benediction

  Postlude 















October is Pastor Appreciation Month, we would like 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                                                                                   


















Why is October 31,1517 an important date in the history of the Reformation?
 Martin Luther was a monk, theologian and religious reformer. To express his concerns, Martin Luther nailed written works, known as The 95 Theses, on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517. In doing this, he started the Reformation.

 





"Dem Bones" by James Weldon Johnson


Ezekiel cried dem dry bones
Ezekiel cried dem dry bones
Ezekiel cried dem dry bones
Now I hear the word of the Lord

Ezekiel connected dem dry bones
Ezekiel connected dem dry bones
Ezekiel connected dem dry bones
Now I hear the word of the Lord

Well, your toe bone connected to your foot bone
Your foot bone connected to your heel bone
Your heel bone connected to your ankle bone
Your ankle bone connected to your leg bone

Your leg bone connected to your knee bone
Your knee bone connected to your thigh bone
Your thigh bone connected to your hip bone
Your hip bone connected to your back bone

Your back bone connected to your shoulder bone
Your shoulder bone connected to your neck bone
Your neck bone connected to your head bone
I hear the word of the Lord!

A dem bones, dem bones gonna walk around
A dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around
A dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around
I hear the word of the Lord













"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
 







"Victory Is Mine" by Dorothy Norwood
Victory is mine,
  Victory is mine,
     Victory today is mine.
        I told Satan to get thee behind
            Victory today is mine!
 

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor



11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643

​773-445-9443