God’s Family Worships
7th Sunday of Easter and Memorial Day
May 29, 2022 – 11:00A.M.
We gather on a somber holiday.
We remember with sadness those we have loved and lost.
Let us not glorify the conflicts and violence that tear our loved
ones from us.
Let us, rather, give glory to God, who calls us to use our
Our God is a God of all nations and peoples.
May our worship of God unite rather than divide. Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude Cameron Jones
*Call to Worship Bruce Stark
Leader: We come to you, O God, to thank you for what is good.
Congregation: We come to you, O God, to cry out for what is wrong.
Leader: We come to you, O God, to ask for help and restoration.
Congregation: We come to you, O God, with aching hearts and glad souls.
ALL: Let us worship God.
*Hymn of Praise “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” by Thomas Dorsey
Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me sta-and
I am tired, I'm weak, I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the li-ight
Take my ha-and, precious Lor-ord
Lead me home
*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 “Abide With Me”
Abide with me, falls fast the even tide
The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide
When other helpers fail and comforts flee
Help of the helpless O, abide with me
Scripture Readings Bruce Stark
Sermon Debbie Taylor
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn “He is Lord”
He is Lord, he is Lord
He has risen from the dead and He is Lord
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
* Those who are able please stand
BIRTHDAYS: 5/6 THOMAS CONLEY 5/15 BETTE GREEN & SHIRLEY OPPENLANDER 5/31 BEATRICE HAYWOOD
ANNIVERSARIES: 5/8 REED & MAUREEN DRING 5/22 FLOYD & ROBIN HALE
‘I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.‘Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.’
The Glory of God’s Reign
The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice;
let the many coastlands be glad!
Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him,
and consumes his adversaries on every side.
His lightnings light up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his righteousness;
and all the peoples behold his glory.
All worshippers of images are put to shame,
those who make their boast in worthless idols;
all gods bow down before him.
Zion hears and is glad,
and the towns of Judah rejoice,
because of your judgements, O God.
For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.
The Lord loves those who hate evil;
he guards the lives of his faithful;
he rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
Light dawns for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!
Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor
11024 S. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643