God’s Family Worships
9th Sunday After Pentecost
July 25, 2021 – 11:00A.M.
Let us seek the Lord while he may be found. Let us call upon him while he is near. Let us return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on us; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude Rondeau in C minor by J.S. Bach
*Call to Worship Jacobi Mitchell
Leader: When tears are our food,
Congregation: God comes to feast
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 deepest love.
*Hymn of Praise #325 “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” (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 #417 “It’s Real” (from the African American Heritage Hymnal) Verses 1 and 3
The Mission of the Seventy
10 After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. 2 He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. 3 Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.
Sermon “GOD’S GROWTH STRATEGY” Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn #594 “When We All Get to Heaven” (from the African American Heritage Hymnal) Verse 3
Postlude Disappearing Angel by C. Jones
Bible Study Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM
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Patsy Browning c/o Weedman
7020 Jarvis Road
Sarasota Florida 34241
11024 S. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor