God’s Family Worships
Third Sunday After Pentecost
June 13, 2021 – 11:00A.M.                                                                        
To the God who creates, let us sing praises; To the Son who reveals the infinite, let us bring open minds;

To the Spirit who makes all things new, let us lift our souls in worship. Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude      “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”  by Ken Medema
                                                                                  Cameron Jones

*Call to Worship                                                              Bruce Stark

Leader:  The Lord is our light and our salvation,
Congregation:  whom shall we fear?
Leader:  Though adversaries encamp against us,
Congregation:  God conceals and protects us from harm.
Leader:  Though enemies seek to bring us low,
Congregation:  God lifts us up to stand on higher ground.
Leader:  Sing to the Lord with songs of joy.
Congregation:  Make melody to the Lord, our God.
Leader:  The Lord is our light and our salvation,

Congregation:  whom shall we fear?

*Hymn of Praise #441               “Standin' in the Need of Prayer"  (From the African American Heritage Hymnal)

*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

God’s People Pray
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; Family of Cleone Kober;
The Kurut Family; Jack & Penny Lord; Linda, Stephanie & Joan McCarty; John & Flora Mitchell (Pastor Joel’s parents)  
Family of Reverend Millie Myren; 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); Jean Turner; 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

* #504                                                               “Love Lifted Me”    
                                                   (from the African American Heritage Hymnal)

Scripture Reading    
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; there ore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.
From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view;even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin,

so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Sermon       “THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION”        Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn #506                  “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”

* Benediction

Postlude                                   “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”


Memorial Service for Millie Myren will be held on June 27 in the Sanctuary. Look for more detail next week 


6/2 – REED DRING                                                                                             

MEGAN POULOSOPHOS                                                                                             

6/5 NERISSA CONLEY                                                                                      

 6/4 FRANCINE WILLIAMS                                                                                  

6/8 – JASON BAINES                                                                                            

PATSY BROWNING                                                                                                    

6/11 – BRENDA GOODMAN                                                                             

6/15 – FREDERICK GILL                                                                                    



6/2 – ROSS & PAT DRING                                                                           

Bible Study Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM
Here are 3 ways to participate
1.    Facebook Live on our church page
(Facebook account required)
Zoom – Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733
Passcode: B6gZ2L
3.      Phone in  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733#
Passcode: 566807#          



Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643