Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
Second Sunday of Lent
Communion Sunday

March 5, 2023     11:00 A.M.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; God’s mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning; great is God’s faithfulness. 
Be renewed. Be inspired. Be hopeful. Be unafraid, for God loves you, God forgives you, and God is with you, always, now and forever. Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                                                                       Cameron Jones         
*Call to Worship                                                             Debbie Taylor

L: When the shadows grow at the edge of the road,
            C: O God, keep us steady, help us move onward.
L: When the path is unclear, and fog settles in,
            C: O God, help us to overcome our fears, and live in faith.
L: When it becomes difficult to continue on,
            C: O God, make Your presence known to us,
L: Despite our weariness and our struggles,
            C: O God, be with us, always.

*Hymn of Praise        “Down At the Cross”       by John H. Stockton
Down at the cross
Where my savior died
Down where for cleansing
From sin I cried
There to my heart
Was the blood applied, singin'
Glory to His name

Glory to His name
Glory to His name
There to my heart
was the blood applied, singin'
Glory to His name, His name

*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                                                          Debbie Taylor
Sermon                                                                 Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

Invitation to the Table
The Bread and the Cup
Communion Music        

 *Closing Hymn  “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”  by Thomas Dorsey
Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me sta-and
I am tired, I'm weak, I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the li-ight
Take my ha-and, precious Lor-ord
Lead me home   

The Sending Forth
* Benediction


Remember... daylight savings time
starts Sunday, March 12 
Spring your clocks an hour ahead

March Bible Study Schedule:
3/1 @ 7PM
3/8 @ 7PM
3/22 @ 7PM
3/29 @ 7PM

Here are 3 ways to participate
1.    Facebook Live on our church page 
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2.    Zoom – Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733
Passcode: B6gZ2L
3.      Phone in +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
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