Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
Communion Sunday 
May 1, 2022    11:00 A.M.

Let us seek the Lord while he may be found.  Let us call upon him while he is near.  Let us return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on us; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise

Prelude      Cameron Jones
*Call to Worship      Mack Taylor

Leader:  In Jesus Christ, there is a new creation.
Congregation: Everything old has passed away. Everything has become new.
Leader: This newness is from God, who has reconciled us through Jesus Christ.
Congregation: Rejoice and be glad! Everything has become new

*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           Mack Taylor
Sermon              Rev .Dr. Joel Mitchell

*Hymn                        “Day by Day”                        by Stephen Schwartz

Day by day, day by day
Oh, dear Lord, three things I pray
To see Thee more clearly
love Thee more dearly 
Follow Thee more nearly, Day by day

Invitation to the Table

The Bread and the Cup

Communion Music        
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn             “I’ve Got a Feeling”               By Albertina Walker

 I’ve got a feeling
everything’s gonna be alright
I’ve got a feeling
everything’s gonna be alright
I’ve got a feeling
everything’s gonna be alright Be alright, be alright, be alright   

* Benediction 
 *  Those who are able please stand


On April 25th our dear member, Sybil Rehorst, was called home to the Lord. Her obituary is below. Please pray for Sybil and her family.

Sybil W. Rehorst
SEPTEMBER 17, 1925 – APRIL 25, 2022

Sybil W. Rehorst, nee Weaver, age 96 of Chicago, at rest April 25, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Loving mother of Orin (Mary Ellen) and Reed (Susan) Rehorst. Cherished grandmother of Kenneth (Amy) and Allen "Pete" (Nancy) Rehorst. Great grandmother of William, Jack, and Weston. Fond sister of the late Reo, Jean (Ray), and Warren (Marion). Loving aunt to many.

Visitation will be held Friday May 6 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home 11333 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn. Funeral services Saturday May 7, 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery. For more information please call                          (708) 636-1200.Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Rehorst family.