Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor
11024 S. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
God’s Family Worships
Third Sunday of Advent
December 11, 2022
God of love, Father of all, the darkness that covered the earth
has given way to the bright dawn of your Word made flesh.
Make us a people of this light. Make us faithful to your Word
that we may bring your life to the waiting world.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude Cameron Jones
*Call to Worship Rev. Dr. Naomi Mitchell
Leader: Shout for joy, the whole earth, and everything within.
Congregation: Rejoice! For Light has come into the world
Leader: The mountains sing, the seas resound to the praise of your name.
Congregation: Salvation once promised is here on earth the angels' song rings in the air, a child has been born. Hallelujah!
All: The Savior of the world is here
*Hymn “What Child is This?”
What child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him laud
The babe, the son of Mary
*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #73
Lighting of the Advent Candle of Joy
*Hymn "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel
The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greetings and Announcements
The Fellowship of Giving
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
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
The Fellowship of the Word
Scripture Readings Rev. Dr. Naomi Mitchell
Sermon Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan’s pow’r
When we were gone astray
Oh tidings if comfort and joy
comfort and joy
oh tidings if comfort and joy
* Those who are able please stand