Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor
11024 S. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
God’s Family Worships
6th Sunday of Easter
May 14, 2023 11:00 A.M.
Come, let us worship the God whose love is like that of a mother for her child, whose arms are reaching out, whose eyes are always alert, and whose hands are always compassionate. Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude Cameron Jones
*Call to Worship Debbie Taylor
Leader: Come gather together all who love the Lord!
Congregation: We love the Lord and our hearts long to be in our heavenly home.
Leader: Yet God’s work for our lives is not finished and in it we have joy.
Congregation: Let us serve Christ with gladness for all the world to see.
Leader: And let our words and songs ring out with praise for God’s love!
ALL: Blessed be the name of the Lord!
*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
The Fellowship of Giving
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
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
The Fellowship of the Word
*Hymn "Come and Go with Me to that Land"
Won't you come and go with me to that land
come and go with me to that land
won't you come and go with me to that land
where I'm bound
Scripture Readings Debbie Taylor
Sermon Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*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
* Those who are able please stand