Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor
11024 S. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
God’s Family Worships
13th Sunday After Pentecost
August 15, 2021 – 11:00A.M.
Preaching: Rev. Francine T. White
Come, let us sing to the Lord. Let us make joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude “Skylark” by Johnny Mercer Hoagy Carmichael Cameron Jones
*Call to Worship Judy Healy
Responsive Reading: Psalm 139: 1, 4, 7-10, 23-24
Leader: O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.
Gathered: Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.
Leader: Before a word is on my tongue,
Gathered: You know it completely, O Lord.
Leader: Where can I go from your Spirit?
Gathered: Where can I flee from your presence?
Leader: If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
Gathered: If I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
Leader: If I rise on the winds of the dawn, if I settle
On the far side of the sea,
Gathered: Even there your hand will guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast.
Leader: Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Test me and know my anxious thoughts.
All: Point out anything in me that offends you, O Lord,
And lead me along the path of everlasting life.
*Hymn of Praise #341 “Jesus Shall Reign” verses 1 and 4
*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #734
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The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greetings and Announcements
Welcome Rev. Francine T. White
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 #72 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Deuteronomy 6: 5-9
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
2 Chronicles 7: 13-15
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.
Sermon . “Good News Where Two or Three
are Gathered in Jesus’ Name”
Rev. Francine T. White
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn #566 “Your Servant Comes This Hour”
verses 3 and 4
Postlude “Your Servant Comes This Hour”