11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
5th Sunday of Lent
March 26, 2023 
11:00 A.M.

God of Peace, grant us peace when our hearts are in turmoil. Grant us peace when we feel hopeless in the world. Grant us peace when there is hate and violence all around. Grant us Your peace, that calls us to work for justice, to welcome the stranger, and to truly love our neighbors. Prince of Peace, lead us in Your ways. Amen. 

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                         Cameron Jones                                                                                    

*Call to Worship             Rev. Dr. Naomi Mitchell

L: Do not remember the ways of the past;

            C: Do not consider the things of old.

L: For God is about to do a new thing;

            C: It is springing up all around us!

L: God will make a way through the wilderness;

            C: God will lead us through the deserted places.

L: Come, follow Christ, who is leading us into new life;

            C: Come, worship God, whose presence is with us always.

*Hymn of Praise              “He’s Able”                     by Kirk Franklin

He’s able
He’s able
He’s able
I know that He can do it
He said He’d help me through it
He’s able 

*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               “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

Scripture Readings                                          Rev. Dr. Naomi Mitchell
Sermon                                                                 Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn    "Heaven, I've Heard So Much About It"
                                                                     by Dorothy Love-Coates
Heaven, Heaven, I've heard so much about Heaven,
Heaven, Heaven, I've heard so much about Heaven,
Heaven, Heaven, I've heard so much about Heaven,
One of these days, I'm gonna go there

* Benediction



Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church