Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
Transfiguration Sunday
February 19, 2023 
11:00 A.M.

Eternal One, present with us in all season and in all times, may Your steadfast love ground and root us. May Your steadfast love encourage us to grow. May Your steadfast love be our protection. May Your steadfast love guide us forward. May Your steadfast love give us strength and courage to face what may come. May Your steadfast love remind us that You are always present. You are always giving us more than we can imagine. You are always with us and within us. Eternal One, may we be renewed in
 Your spirit and love, grace and peace. Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude           Cameron Jones                                                                                    

*Call to Worship      Judy Healy      

Leader: It is good when we come together to worship as the 
Body of Christ;
Congregation: It is good when we are in the presence 
of one another.

Leader: It is good when we pray for one another and 
lift up each other;
Congregation: It is good when we sing and praise God together.
Leader: It is good when we remember those who are unable 
to be with us,
Congregation: For we know we are together in spirit.
Leader: Come, may we worship God, opening our hearts to the Spirit:
Congregation: It is good when we follow Jesus our 
Savior together.

*Hymn of Praise         “When the Saints Go Marching In”        by Sidney Bechet
Oh, when the Saints go marching in, 
Oh, when the Saints go marching in, 
I want to be in that number,
When the Saints go marching in.

*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        “Abide with Me”

 Abide with me, falls fast the even tide
The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide
When other helpers fail and comforts flee
Help of the helpless O, abide with me

Scripture Readings      Judy Healy

Sermon          Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn        “When We All Get to Heaven” 
 When we all get to heaven
What a day of rejoicing that will be
When we all see Jesus
We'll sing and shout the victory

* Benediction
  *  Those who are able please stand