Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor



God’s Family Worships
 First Sunday of Advent
and
Commitment Sunday
November 28, 2021
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                                                                    Bruce Stark

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 “Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen” by Louis Armstrong


Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows but Jesus
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory Hallelujah

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows my sorrow
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory Hallelujah

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows but Jesus
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory Hallelujah

 

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)

*Gloria Patri #73

Lighting of the Advent Candle of Hope -Jasper & Jacobi Mitchell

*Hymn            “Praise His Name”      (adapted from “Insane” by Summer Walker)
God bless me
God help me
I just wanna praise his name

 
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

Scripture Readings                                                            Bruce Stark        

Sermon                                                               Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn                                               "This Little Light of Mine"
This little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine
Oh, this little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine

This little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine
Let it shine, all the time, let it shine

Hide it under a bushel? No!
I’m going to let it shine
Hide it under a bushel? No!
I’m going to let it shine

* Benediction
 Postlude 

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643

​773-445-9443

COMMITMENT SUNDAY is today, did you remember your commitment card?
BIRTHDAYS:                                                                                                   11/4 –

THOMAS ALDWORTH                                                                                        

 JUDY HEALY                                                                                                       11/6 –

JACOB HAYWOOD                                                                                       11/15 – JEREMY WILLIAMS                                                           

11/17 –

FLOYD HALE (YOUNGER)                                                                                     

 JERRY WILLIAMS

ANNIVERSARIES:                                                                                      11/22

 CHUCK & SHIRLEY OPPENLANDER                                                      

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