Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
Easter Sunday
April 9, 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                                                         Gerald Williams

L: The stone was rolled away.
     C: Christ is Risen!

L: The tomb was found empty. 
     C: Christ is Risen!
L: The angel said, “Do not be afraid.”
     C: Christ is Risen!
L: No matter where we are, we proclaim now and always,
     ALL: Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed!
*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 
*Hymn                                                         “Oh, How I Love Jesus”  

Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me                                 

Scripture Readings                                                       Gerald Williams

Sermon                                                                 Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn                                    “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”   

Every time I 
Feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart
I will pray, I will pray

Every time I
Feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart
Yes I will Pray
* Benediction