Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worship
Second Sunday After Easter 
April 16, 2023 
11:00 A.M.
God whispers in our hearts, “Do not be afraid.” All things will be made new. All things will begin again. Hold on to the new life in Christ, and know that love and life are yours, now and always. Go share the good news of Christ’s resurrection. Amen.

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

L: So we do not lose heart.
            C: Even though our outer nature is wasting away,
            Our inner nature is being renewed day by day.
L: For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us 
For an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure,
            C: Because we look at not what can be seen, but at what cannot be seen.
L: For what can be seen is temporary,
            C: But what cannot be seen is eternal.
*Hymn of Praise           “Brighter Day”       by Kirk Franklin

I never knew 
I could be so happy
I never knew
I’d be so secure
Because of your love
Life has brand new meaning
It’s gonna be brighter day, brighter day

*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 

 “Standing In the Need of Prayer"

t's me, It's me O Lord
Standing in the need of prayer
It's me, It's me O Lord
Standing in the need of prayer

Scripture Readings                                                       Debbie Taylor
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