God’s Family Worships
11th Sunday After Pentecost
August 8, 2021 – 11:00A.M.
When the strident voices of alarmists, gurus, prophets, and religious entrepreneurs have all faded from the earth, the Word of the Lord will remain strong and true.  Come; let us worship the Lord of Truth.  Amen.
                                                                     
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude         
                                                                                               Cameron Jones                                                                            
*Call to Worship                                                                Bruce Stark


Leader: Sing praises to the Lord, sing praises.
Congregation: We come to worship God with shouts of joy. 
Leader: Sing praises to the Lord, sing praises.
Congregation: We come to entreat Christ to turn our mourning into dancing. 
Leader: Sing praises to the Lord, sing praises.

Congregation: We come to touch the healing Sprit of God.

*Hymn of Praise #455                        “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”
                 (from the African American Heritage Hymnal)

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)

*Gloria Patri #734

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The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greeting and Announcements
Pastor's Welcome

The Fellowship of Giving
*Doxology #34 
*Prayer
                                                                                                
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
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 #326                           “Spirit of Gentleness” verse2

Scripture Readings: Philippians 1:19-21
19for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will result in my deliverance. 20It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be put to shame in any way, but that by my speaking with all boldness, Christ will be exalted now as always in my body, whether by life or by death. 21For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain.

Sermon            “LIVING ON PURPOSE”            Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
                        
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn #571     “Christ, You Call Us All to Service” verse 3
* Benediction
Postlude                           
 *  Those who are able please stand


Bible Study Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM
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AUGUST
 BIRTHDAYS:                                                                                                     8/1 – ARETHA HAMPTON                                                                                 8/7 – JEANINE POULOSOPHOS                                                             

8/18 – ANNETHER BAINES                                                                        8/19 – JOHNATHAN WILLIAMS                                                                      8/21 – ROWAN POULOSOPHOS

ANNIVERSARIES:                                                                                             8/14 THOMAS & NERISSA CONLEY                                                                                                           8/16 – MACK & DEBBIE TAYLOR                                                                 8/20 – HERSCHEL & LYNETTE BRAZELL

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11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643

​773-445-9443

Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor



Morgan Park

 Baptist Church