Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
5th Sunday of Easter
Communion Sunday
May 7, 2023     11:00 A.M.

We know that the way, the truth, and the life is love, and that love has been made known to us in Christ Jesus. We are forgiven, loved, and restored. In Christ we find rest, we find hope, and we are not alone. We belong to Christ, and to one another. Live into Christ’s ways of love and peace, and God will see you through. Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                                                                       Cameron Jones         
*Call to Worship                                                         Gerald Williams

Leader:  Grace to you, and peace from God our maker and from the Lord Jesus Christ! Welcome friends in Christ! Greetings, brothers and sisters!
Congregation: We come to rejoice in the love and encouragement of our family in Christ. We come for the joyful reminder that God accepts and loves us.

*Hymn of Praise                                    "This Little Light of Mine"

This Little Light of Mine
I'm gonna let it shine

This Little Light of Mine
I'm gonna let it shine

This Little Light of Mine
I'm gonna let it shine

let it shine
let it shine
let it shine 

* 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                                                        Gerald Williams
Sermon                                                                  Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

Invitation to the Table
The Bread and the Cup
Communion Music        

 *Closing Hymn                     “Standing In the Need of Prayer"                      

It's me, It's me O Lord
Standing in the need of prayer
It's me, It's me O Lord

Standing in the need of prayer                                                                                                                                             

The Sending Forth

* Benediction

MAY  BIRTHDAYS:                                                                                                    

 5/6 THOMAS CONLEY                                                                                               

   5/15 BETTE GREEN                                                                                        


May Bible Study Schedule:
5/3 @ 7PM
5/10 @ 7PM
5/24 @ 7PM
5/31 @ 7PM

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