Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
12th Sunday After Pentecost
August 28, 2022
11:00 A.M.
Eternal God, we pray to you with a sense of wonder.  You are far beyond our ability to comprehend or define, yet you come to us as Parent and Friend.  We pray now that you will direct our minds to your Son, Jesus Christ.  Help us to capture his vision of goodness, truth, and love.  Enable us to take that spirit of his into our daily lives.  Through him, may we live life in a new dimension; and through lives transformed by him, may this broken world find its way to truth and peace.  Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                                                                         Cameron Jones                                                                                                         
*Call to Worship                                                                 Mack Taylor     

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Congregation: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. The Lord had established his throne in the heavens, and kingdom rules over all.

Leader: Bless the Lord, and all his hosts, his minsters that do His will!

Congregation: Bless the Lord, and all his works, in all places of his dominion.

All: Bless the Lord, O my soul! Amen

*Hymn of Praise        “Soon and Very Soon”        by Andrae Crouch

Soon and very soon,
We are going to see the King,
Soon and very soon,
We are going to see the King.
Soon and very soon,
We are going to see the King,
Hallelujah, hallelujah,We are going to see the King.

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #734
†      †      †
The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greetings and Announcements
Pastors 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     “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”     by Isaac Watts
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the prince of glory died
My richest gain I count but loss And pour contempt on all my pride

Scripture Readings                                                        Mack Taylor

Sermon                                                        Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell                        

The Sending Forth

*Hymn        "Heaven, I've Heard So Much About It"      by Dorothy Love-Coates

Heaven, Heaven, I've heard so much about Heaven,
Heaven, Heaven, I've heard so much about Heaven,
In my bible, in my church Lord, I've heard so much about Heaven,
One of these days, I'm gonna go there

* Benediction

Bible Study:
August 30 @ 7PM