Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
Second Sunday of Advent
Communion Sunday
December 4, 2022 
11:00 A.M

.Rejoice, for today is a new day, and the beginning of a season to celebrate!  

This is indeed a new day.  For today we begin a journey, a journey to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Son. 

 Let us set our minds on the God of Love and prepare our hearts for God’s great gift.  Amen. 
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                                                                         Cameron Jones                                                                                                                     
*Call to Worship                                                              Debbie Taylor
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                  “Holy, Holy, Holy”                 by John B. Dykes

Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God almighty
Early in the morning
Our song shall rise to Thee

Holy, Holy, Holy
Merciful and Mighty
God in three persons
Blessed trinity

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

Lighting of the Advent Candle of Peace
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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 and Table
Scripture Readings                                                         Debbie Taylor
Sermon                                                                 Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

Invitation to the Table
The Bread and the Cup
Communion Music        

The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn  "Go Tell It on the Mountain"   by John Wesley Work, Jr. 
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

* Benediction
Postlude                                     *  Those who are able please stand    



 12/19 – RALPH DRING                                                                              

12/20 – ANNETTE ADAMS                                                                                  

 12/22 – ROSS DRING                                                                                               

 12/23 – DEBBIE TAYLOR                                                                                     

 12/26 – LINDA MC CARTY                                                                                                    

12/29 – CHUCK OPPENLANDER                                                                           



December Bible Study Schedule:
12/7 @ 7PM
12/14 @ 7PM
12/28 @ 7PM
Here are 3 ways to participate
1.Facebook Live on our church page 
(Facebook account required)
2. Zoom – Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733
Passcode: B6gZ2L
3. Phone in  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733#   Passcode: 566807#