Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
Palm Sunday
Communion Sunday

April 2, 2023        11:00 A.M.

Hosanna! Save us, O God. Save us from temptation. Save us from our tempers, our short fuses and bad moods. Save us from despair. Save us from hopelessness. Hosanna! Save us, O God. Save us from giving up. Save us from not planning ahead. Save us from worry. Save us from fear. Hosanna! Save us, O God. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed are you, Lord Jesus, who came into our world as one of us, who died as one of us, and who lives again. May we seek Your reign on earth as it is in heaven. Hosanna in the Highest! Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                                                                       Cameron Jones         
*Call to Worship                                                             Bruce Stark

L: O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good,
     C: God’s steadfast love endures forever.
L: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord
     C: We bless you from the house of the Lord.
L: The Lord is our God, and God has given us light.
     C: You are my God, and I will give thanks to You.
L: You are my God, and I will extol you.
     C: O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good,
L: God’s steadfast love endures forever.

*Hymn of Praise            “Day By Day”
Day by day
Day by day
O, dear Lord
Three things I pray

To see thee more clearly
Love thee more dearly
Follow thee more nearly Day by 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 and the Table

Scripture Readings                                                              Bruce Stark

Sermon                                                           Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

Invitation to the Table
The Bread and the Cup
Communion Music        

 *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

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



4/7 ROBIN HALE                                                                                                                                                                                4/17 JACK LORD                                                                                                                                                                          4/18 MICHAEL POULOSOPHOS                                                                                                                                                   4/23 BEVERLY NICKERSON                                                                                  

ANNIVERSARIES:                                                                                                                                                                              4/8 ANGELO & JEANINE POULOSOPHOS                                                        

April Bible Study Schedule:
4/5 @ 7PM
4/12 @ 7PM
4/26 @ 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)
Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733#                      Passcode: 566807#