Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
6th Sunday After the Epiphany
February 12, 2023 
11:00 A.M.

To follow the call of God is not an easy one, but the wise perceive and understand God’s ways. God leads us away from the ways of the world that secure wealth and power. Instead, we are led into a deeper way of loving one another. We are taught a better way of life, of not judging but listening, of showing kindness and mercy to others, and trusting in God through

Jesus Christ. Amen

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


Leader:  Ask, and it will be given you;

Congregation: Search, and you will find.

Leader:  Knock, and the door will be opened for you;

Congregation: For everyone who searches and knocks, the door will be opened.

Leader:  In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you;

Congregation: For this is the law, the prophets, and all of Scripture.

Leader:  Come, join in worship, and enter the fellowship of God;

Congregation: God is welcoming all of us by the presence of the Holy Spirit.

All: You are our God.  We seek you and are satisfied!

 *Hymn of Praise       “He is Lord” 

 He is Lord, he is Lord
He has risen from the dead and He is Lord
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #734
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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               "Peace in the Valley"            by Thomas A. Dorsey                

 There will be peace in the valley for me
There will be peace in the valley for me
There’ll be no sadness, no sorrow
no trouble I see
There will be peace in the valley for me
Scripture Readings                                                         Bruce Stark

Sermon                                                                 Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn                 “Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus”                             

                                                                               by Andraé Crouch

 Can’t nobody do me like Jesus
Can’t nobody do me like the Lord
Can’t nobody do me like Jesus
He’s my friend

* Benediction