God’s Family Worships
11th Sunday After Pentecost 
August 21, 2022– 11:00A.M. 

Let us come before the Lord our God, calling upon him in our difficulties, celebrating with Him in our victories, counseling with Him in our perplexities,

for he is God of both mercy and power Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise

Prelude                                                                      Cameron Jones
*Call to Worship                                                               Bruce Stark

Leader:  God’s love is higher than the sky.

Congregation: God’s faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.

Leader: God’s righteousness is stronger than the mountains.

Congregation:  God’s justice is deeper than the seas.  

Leader: In God’s love we are safe.  

Congregation: In God we find life and light.  


*Hymn of Praise        “Rough Side of the Mountain”    by Rev. F. C. Barnes

I’m comin’ up 
On the rough side of the mountain
I must hold to God
His powerful hand
I’m comin’ up
On the rough side of the mountain
I’m doing my best to make it in

 *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
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; Jack & Penny Lord; Linda, Stephanie & Joan McCarty; John & Flora Mitchell (Pastor Joel’s parents); Sam and Karen Mitchell; 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); 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 

*Hymn      “Oh, How I Love Jesus” 

Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!

Scripture Readings          Bruce Stark
Sermon             Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell


The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” by Thomas Dorsey

 Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me sta-and
I am tired, I'm weak, I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the li-ight
Take my ha-and, precious Lor-ord
Lead me home

* Benediction


Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643