God’s Family Worships

 Third Sunday of Advent
December 12, 2021
11:00 A.M.

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
                                                                                      Cameron Jones
*Call to Worship                                                            Gerald Williams
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                                         "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #73

Lighting of the Advent Candle of Joy - Mack & Deborah Taylor & Keith McGrath

*Hymn                                           "Oh, Holy Night"   by Placide Cappeau

The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greetings 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; 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                                                        Gerald Williams                                        
Sermon                                                                 Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn  "Go Tell It On the Mountain"     by John Wesley Work, Jr.                                         
* Benediction
*  Those who are able please stand

"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
Hark! the herald angels sing:
Glory to the new born king!
Peace on Earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled
joyful all ye nations rise
join the triumph of the skies
with angelic hosts proclaim:
Christ is born in Bethlehem!
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the new born king!

"Oh, Holy Night"
O Holy Night!
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear'd and the soul felt its worth.

A thrill of hope the weary soul rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night divine


"Go Tell It On the Mountain"                                     
Go, tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born
Down in a lowly manger
Our humble Christ was born
And brought us all salvation
That blessed Christmas morn
Go, tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born
That Jesus Christ is born

Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643