Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
Christmas Day
December 25, 2022
11:00 A.M.

 The Lord is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, our Creator and our Savior, our Source of Hope. 
Therefore, we come to pray and to praise, to thank and to hope, for the Lord our God is the eternal God. Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude      Cameron Jones                      
*Call to Worship      Bruce Stark

Leader:  O Lord, our God,   
Congregation:  How majestic is your name!                        
Leader: As we journey through life, 
Congregation: you are always with us.                                 
Leader:  In seasons of rejoicing, 
Congregation:  we do not laugh alone.                        
Leader: In seasons of mourning, 
Congregation: we do not weep alone.                                 
Leader:  When the heavens open up, 
Congregation:  we behold your glory.                        
Leader: O Lord, our God, 
Congregation: how majestic is your name!                                     

*Hymn of Praise                          “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!

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #734

Lighting of the Advent Candle of Christ 

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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 
*Hymn                       "Oh, Holy Night"               by Placide Cappeau

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

Scripture Readings    Bruce Stark
Sermon        Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn        “Joy to the World”

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! The Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

* Benediction                                                           
*  Those who are able please stand