Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
4rd Sunday of Easter
May 15, 2022   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    Gerald Williams

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 “Rough Side of the Mountain"  by Rev. F. C. Barnes

 I’m comin’ up 
On the rough side of the mountain
I must hold to God
His powerful hand
I’m comin’ up
On the rough side of the mountain
I’m doing my best to make it in

*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    “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

Not my brother or my sister but it's me O Lord
Standing in the need of prayer
Not my brother or my sister but it's me O Lord
Standing in the need of prayer

Not the preacher or the deacon but it's me O Lord
Standing in the need of prayer
Not the preacher or the deacon but it's me O Lord
Standing in the need of prayer

Scripture Readings   Gerald Williams

Sermon   Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn        “Bye and Bye”         by the Georgia Mass Choir

  By and by, By and by
When I reach, that home, beyond the sky
Where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary be at rest 
Every day will be Sunday by and by   

* Benediction                            Postlude                   

                                                                                                       MAY BIRTHDAYS:                                                                                                                                                                                                                5/6 THOMAS CONLEY                                                                                                

                                                                                                                   5/15 BETTE GREEN                                                                                                                               SHIRLEY OPPENLANDER       





May Bible Study Schedule:
5/4 @ 7PM
5/11 @ 7PM
5/25 @ 7PM
Here are 3 ways to participate
1.    Facebook Live on our church page 
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2.    Zoom – Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733
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