Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
 4th Sunday of Advent
December 18, 2022
11:00 A.M.
In a world of anger and violence, let us prepare for the Advent of the Prince of Peace.

In a world of confusion and greed, let us celebrate the Advent of self-giving love.  

In a world of death and decay, let us rejoice in the Advent of life!  Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                    Cameron Jones                                                                                                                                                                      
*Call to Worship       Gerald Williams
Leader:  The child born in Bethlehem is the promised one of the ages.
Congregation:  Come, let us worship him.  
Leader:  The child announced by the angels is the savior of the world.  
Congregation:  Come, let us adore him.  
Leader:  The child laid in the crude manger is God’s own Son.
Congregation:  Come, let us honor him.

*Hymn of Praise       “Angels We Have Heard On High” 

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly, sweetly through the night
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their brief delight

Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo

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

Lighting of the Advent Candle of Love

*Hymn          “O Come, All Ye Faithful” 
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem
O come and behold Him, born the King of Angels

O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

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; 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 
Scripture Readings          Gerald Williams

Sermon                          Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

The Sending Forth
 *Closing Hymn                                  “Do You Hear What I Hear”
Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb
Do you see what I see?

A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite

* Benediction


 *  Those who are able please stand