Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor
11024 S. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
God’s Family Worships
10th Sunday After Pentecost
August 1, 2021 - 11:00 A.M.
Come, let us worship together.
The God who called His Son from the home in Nazareth to be baptized as the Messiah, calls us from our homes to be His special people, to fulfill His purpose, to perform His ministry. Come, let us hear His call and be baptized by His Spirit. Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude “How Majestic Is Your Name”
*Call to Worship Gerald Williams
Leader: From our busy lives, God calls us together to worship and to pray.
Congregation: We are here, Holy One!
Leader: From different places, Christ calls us to gather, to love, and to live.
Congregation: We are here, blessed Jesus!
Leader: From unexpected journeys, the Spirit calls us into unity to serve and to grow.
Congregation: We are here, Holy Spirit!
Leader: Come! Let us worship
*Hymn of Praise #305 “He Is Lord” ( sung twice through)
*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 and the Table
Scripture Readings: Luke 14:16-24
16 Then Jesus said to him, ‘Someone gave a great dinner and invited many. 17 At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, “Come; for everything is ready now.” 18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, “I have bought a piece of land, and I must go out and see it; please accept my apologies.”19 Another said, “I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please accept my apologies.” 20 Another said, “I have just been married, and therefore I cannot come.” 21 So the slave returned and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his slave, “Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.” 22 And the slave said, “Sir, what you ordered has been done, and there is still room.” 23 Then the master said to the slave, “Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so that my house may be filled.24 For I tell you, none of those who were invited will taste my dinner.” ’
Sermon “COMPELLING INVITATION” Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
*Hymn #473 “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”, verses 1 and 2
Invitation to the Table
The Bread and the Cup
The Sending Forth
*Closing #345 “Just as I Am”
(from the African American Heritage Hymnal) verses 1 and 5
Postlude “Just As I Am”
Bible Study Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM
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Zoom – Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733
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BIRTHDAYS: 8/1 – ARETHA HAMPTON 8/7 – JEANINE POULOSOPHOS
8/18 – ANNETHER BAINES 8/19 – JOHNATHAN WILLIAMS 8/21 – ROWAN POULOSOPHOS
8/14 THOMAS & NERISSA CONLEY
8/16 – MACK & DEBBIE TAYLOR
8/20 – HERSCHEL & LYNETTE BRAZELL
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