Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor
11024 S. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
God’s Family Worships
7th Sunday After Pentecost
July 11, 2021 – 11:00A.M.
In this world, vows are often broken, promises are often forgotten, contracts are often not honored, and treaties are often not kept, but promises of God endure forever. Come let us worship the Lord God who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty. Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude “Praise Him! Praise Him!”
*Call to Worship Bruce Stark
Leader: Come to the waters of grace.
Congregation: Here, our thirst is satisfied.
Leader: Come to the rivers of love.
Congregation: Here, our parched mouths sing with praise.
Leader: Come to the tree bearing the fruit of life.
Congregation: Here, our hungry souls are fed.
Leader: Come to the One who loves us.
Congregation: Here, our hearts find joy, our spirits reside
in deep love.
*Hymn of Praise #178 “Praise Him! Praise Him!”
(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
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; 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
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 #552 “Close To Thee”
(from the African American Heritage Hymnal)
PREACHING TEXT Acts 10:9-23
9 About noon the next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10He became hungry and wanted something to eat; and while it was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11He saw the heaven opened and something like a large sheet coming down, being lowered to the ground by its four corners. 12In it were all kinds of four-footed creatures and reptiles and birds of the air.13Then he heard a voice saying, ‘Get up, Peter; kill and eat.’ 14But Peter said, ‘By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is profane or unclean.’ 15The voice said to him again, a second time, ‘What God has made clean, you must not call profane.’ 16This happened three times, and the thing was suddenly taken up to heaven.
17 Now while Peter was greatly puzzled about what to make of the vision that he had seen, suddenly the men sent by Cornelius appeared. They were asking for Simon’s house and were standing by the gate. 18They called out to ask whether Simon, who was called Peter, was staying there.19While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, ‘Look, three men are searching for you. 20Now get up, go down, and go with them without hesitation; for I have sent them.’ 21So Peter went down to the men and said, ‘I am the one you are looking for; what is the reason for your coming?’ 22They answered, ‘Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear what you have to say.’ 23So Peter invited them in and gave them lodging.
The next day he got up and went with them, and some of the believers from Joppa accompanied him.
Sermon “THE POWER OF PRAYER AND GOD’S PROVIDENCE”
Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn #604 “Great God, As We Are Gathering”
Verses 3 and 4
Postlude “Great God, As We Are Gathering”
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Bible Study Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM
Here are 3 ways to participate
1. Facebook Live on our church page
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Zoom – Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733
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BIRTHDAYS: 7/4 MC KENZIE
CONLEY 7/9 - KEN POTTS
7/18- ISAIAH WILLIAMS
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