Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
6th Sunday of Easter
                                                                           May 22, 2022 – 11:00A.M.                                                                        
Eternal God, we pray to you with a sense of wonder. You are far beyond our ability to comprehend or define, yet you come to us as Parent and Friend. We pray now that you will direct our minds to your Son, Jesus Christ. Help us to capture his vision of goodness and truth and love. Enable us to take that spirit of his into our daily round of affairs. Through him, may we live life in a new dimension; and through lives transformed by him, may this broken world find its  way to truth and peace.  Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
                           Prelude          Cameron Jones                         
*Call to Worship    Gerald Williams
Leader:  God is our refuge,
Congregation: our rock and our shelter.
Leader: The Lord is our hope,
Congregation: who rescues us from trouble.
Leader:  God knows us from birth,
Congregation: nurturing us with love and care.   
Leader:  Praise be to our God!
Congregation: Praise God at all times!
*Hymn of Praise       “Every Praise”      by Hezekiah Walker

Every praise is to our God 
Sing hallelujah to our god 
Glory hallelujah is due our God 
Every praise every praise is to our God. 

*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            "Blessed Assurance"      by Fanny Crosby

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His spirit, washed in His blood

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long 

Scripture Readings       Gerald Williams

                           Sermon       Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell                
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn   “When the Saints Go Marching In”  by Sidney Bechet

Oh, when the Saints go marching in, Oh, when the Saints go marching in, I want to be in that number,
When the Saints go marching in.

And when the sun begins to shine, And when the sun begins to shine, I want to be in that number,
When the Saints go marching in. 

* Benediction 
 *  Those who are able please stand


                                                                              BIRTHDAYS: 5/6 THOMAS CONLEY                                                                                                  


                                                                                    ANNIVERSARIES: 5/8 REED & MAUREEN DRING                                                                              


May Bible Study Schedule:
5/25 @ 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#
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