Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

God’s Family Worships
Communion Sunday
15th Sunday After Pentecost
September 5, 2021 - 11:00 A.M.                                                                             

Let us seek the Lord while he may be found. Let us call upon him while he is near.  Let us return to the Lord, that He may have mercy on us; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.  Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude           "Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus"            Arr. C. Jones
                                                                                                Cameron Jones      

*Call to Worship                                                       Rev. Dr. Naomi Mitchell

Leader:  In Jesus Christ, there is a new creation.
Congregation:  Everything old has passed away. Everything has become new.
Leader: This newness is from God, who has reconciled us through Jesus Christ.
Congregation:  Rejoice and be glad! Everything has become new
*Hymn of Praise - "Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus"   by Andraé Crouch

Can't nobody do me like like Jesus
Can't nobody do me like like the Lord
Can't nobody do me like like Jesus
He's my friend

Picked me up and turned me around
Picked me up and turned me around
Picked me up and turned me around
He's my friend

Healed my body, told me to run on
Healed my body, told me to run on
Healed my body, told me to run on
He's my friend

*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; Family of Cleone Kober;
The Kurut Family; Jack & Penny Lord; Linda, Stephanie & Joan McCarty; John & Flora Mitchell (Pastor Joel’s parents); Sam and Karen Mitchell;  
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
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 and the Table
 Scripture Reading John 3:16-21
‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgement, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.’ 

Sermon              “No Ordinary Love”              Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

*Hymn            "Heart of Worship"         by Matt Redman (sung twice)

I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about You, its all about You, Jesus
I’m sorry Lord for the thing I’ve made it
When it’s all about You, all about You, Jesus 

Invitation to the Table
The Bread and the Cup
Communion Music        
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn                                                               "This Little Light of Mine" 
This little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine
Oh, this little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine

This little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine
Let it shine, all the time, let it shine

Hide it under a bushel? No!
I’m going to let it shine
Hide it under a bushel? No!
I’m going to let it shine

Hide it under a bushel? No!
I’m going to let it shine
Let it shine, all the time, let it shine

* Benediction

Postlude            “This Little Light of Mine”                            Arr. C. Jones

   Bible Study Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM
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9/7 – LYNETTE BRAZEL                                                                                    9/17 – SYBIL REHORST                                                                                       

 9/18 – IRA WILLIAMS                                                                                           9/25 – JOAN MCCARTY                                                                                                      
ANNIVERSARIES:                                                                                                   9/14 – CLYTIE & ANNETHER BAINES                                                     

 9/27 – GERALD & FRANCINE WILLIAMS                                                                                                     

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