Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
5th Sunday After the Epiphany
Communion Sunday
February 5, 2023      11:00 A.M.
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth. To you, we give thanks, for your mercy endures forever. We offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call upon your holy name. Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                                                                       Cameron Jones         
*Call to Worship                                                Rev. Dr. Naomi Mitchell

Leader: The world we made cries out, “Invest! Spend! Save yourself!”
Congregation: The way of God teaches us to love, care, and serve.
Leader: The world we made shouts, “Protect! Secure! Close off!”
Congregation: The way of God teaches us to share, lend, and provide.
Leader: The world we made threatens, “Be afraid! Be jealous! Want more!”                                   Congregation: The way of God teaches us to be in awe, to have compassion, to be selfless.              Leader: The world we made lies to us about what is most important,                                                                     But God requires us to do justice, love mercy, and live in humbleness.                                            Congregation: May we turn away from the distractions of the world we made; May we listen to God, who calls us to care for the earth, to love one another,                                                                              

  ALL: And serve Jesus Christ our Lord.

*Hymn of Praise  “Amazing Grace”
Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost
But now am found
Was blind but now I see 

*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 and the Table

Scripture Readings                                           Rev. Dr. Naomi Mitchell

Sermon                                                           Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

 Invitation to the Table
The Bread and the Cup
Communion Music        

  *Closing Hymn "This Little Light of Mine"                                                                                                           This little light of mine

I’m going to let it shine

Oh, this little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine

This little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine                                                                

The Sending Forth
    * Benediction
 *  Those who are able please st 



BIRTHDAYS:                                                                                                                                                               2/20 FLOYD HALE (ELDER)

  2/13 THERESA & FREDERICK GILL                                                       


February Bible Study Schedule:

2/1 @ 7PM
2/8 @ 7PM
2/22 @ 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)                   

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