11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
19th Sunday After Pentecost 
October 8, 2023 – 11:00A.M. 

Eternal God, we pray to you with a sense of wonder.  You are far beyond our ability to comprehend or define, yet you come to us as Parent and Friend.  We pray now that you will direct our minds to your Son, Jesus Christ.  Help us to capture his vision of goodness and truth and love.  Enable us to take that spirit of his into our daily round of affairs.  Through him, may we live life in a new dimension; and through lives transformed by him, may this broken world find its way to truth and peace.  Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                                                                        Cameron Jones
*Call to Worship                                                                  Judy Healy


Leader: We stand before the city of the living God

Congregation:  Hear the song of God’s children!

Leader: Hear the voice of the One that speaks from Heaven!  

Congregation:  The voice of the Lord shakes the Earth and echoes through the cosmos

Leader:  God’s kingdom is unshakable, a rock that cannot be moved

Congregation: The Lord is our refuge; God’s kingdom stands forever!  

Leader:  Give thanks to the Lord  

Congregation: We worship together to praise our God!


*Hymn of Praise            “He’s Able”               by Kirk Franklin

 He’s able
He’s able
He’s able

I know that He can do it
He said He’d help me through it

*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                                              “Because He Lives”        

 because He lives
I can face tomorrow
Because He lives
All fear is gone
Because I know
He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because He lives                    

Scripture Reading                                                        Judy Healy

Sermon                                                                Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn                                   “When We All Get to Heaven” 
When we all get to heaven
What a day of rejoicing that will be
When we all see Jesus
We'll sing and shout the victory

* Benediction

Pastor Appreciation Day is the second Sunday of October. 
It is a great opportunity to set aside time to pray for Pastor Joel and his family, share words of encouragement and give him thanks for his time and energy he gives to our congregation.
God Bless Pastor Joel the Mitchell Family!




Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church