God’s Family Worships
First Sunday of Advent
and
Commitment Sunday

 November 27, 2022
11:00 A.M.
Father, you have given us so much for which to be thankful that our hearts are very glad. For your kindness to us and to all people we give praise on this day. May we live our thanks in all we do. Give us faith, wisdom, patience, and godliness, that we may live together in the spirit of love. We pray in the spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude              Cameron Jones                                                                                                                                                                     
*Call to Worship        Judy Healy
   
Leader:  Christ has come to be our King.
Congregation:  We have come to be Christ’s people.  
Leader:  Clothed in righteousness, Christ has come to save us. 
Congregation:  Let the faithful shout for joy.  
Leader:  Like the sun rising on the cloudless morning, Christ disperses the darkness with justice and mercy.       
Congregation:  Worship the Prince of Peace.

*Hymn  “Bye and Bye” by the Georgia Mass Choir
By and by, By and by
When I reach, that home, beyond the sky
Where the wicked cease from troubling                                                                                                                                                                                              and the weary be at rest 
Every day will be Sunday by and by

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #73
 Lighting of the Advent Candle of Hope
*Hymn   
                                         
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; 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); Debbie and Mack Taylor; 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               "Peace in the Valley"             by Thomas A. Dorsey                          

 There will be peace in the valley for me

There will be peace in the valley for me
There’ll be no sadness, no sorrow
no trouble I see
There will be peace in the valley for me


Scripture Readings                       Judy Healy        

Sermon                                      Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn                        “Oh, How I Love Jesus” 
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me


* Benediction
Postlude                      
 *  Those who are able please stand

        

Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor



Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643

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