Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
18th Sunday After Pentecost
October 9, 2022 – 11:00 A.M.                                                                    
In this world, vows are often broken, promises are often forgotten, contracts are often not honored, and treaties are often not kept, but promises of God endure forever. Come let us worship the Lord God who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty. Amen.

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

Leader:  Come to the waters of grace.
Congregation:  Here, our thirst is satisfied.
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 deep love.

*Hymn of Praise “Somebody Prayed for Me” by Dorothy Norwood
Somebody prayed for me, had me on their mind
They took the time and prayed for me
I’m so glad they prayed
I’m so glad they prayed
I’m so glad they prayed for me

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #734
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The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greetings & 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     “Amazing Grace”
 Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost
But now am found
Was blind but now I see

Scripture Reading                                                         Mack Taylor

Sermon                                                            Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth

*Closing 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,
Heaven, Heaven, I've heard so much about Heaven,
One of these days, I'm gonna go there

* Benediction

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, we would like recognize Pastor Joel for his commitment over the past year.
Be sure to send extra prayers, words of encouragement and blessings to Pastor Joel and his family.
Bless You Pastor Joel!


   10/11 – CHARLES TAYLOR                                                                          

October Bible Study Schedule:
10/12 @ 7PM
10/26 @ 7PM

Here are 3 ways to participate
1.    Facebook Live on our church page
(Facebook account required)

2.    Zoom – Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733
Passcode: B6gZ2L

3.      Phone in  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733#
Passcode: 566807#