God’s Family Worships
7th Sunday of Easter
May 16, 2021 – 11:00A.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 and truth and love. Enable us to take that spirit of his into our daily round of affairs. 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 “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit” Arr. C. Jones
*Call to Worship Judy Healy
Leader: God is our refuge,
Congregation: our rock and our shelter.
Leader: The Lord is our hope,
Congregation: who rescues us from trouble.
Leader: God knows us from birth,
Congregation: nurturing us with love and care.
Leader: Praise be to our God!
Congregation: Praise God at all times!
*Hymn of Praise #23 “All Creatures of Our God and King”
*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #734
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The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greetings, Registration and Announcements
The Fellowship of Giving
The Fellowship of Prayer
Joys and Concerns
God’s People Pray
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;
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
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.
The Fellowship of the Word
*Hymn #367 “Now Let Us Learn Of Christ”
1 Kings 17:17-24
Elijah Revives the Widow’s Son
After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill; his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. She then said to Elijah, ‘What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to cause the death of my son!’ But he said to her, ‘Give me your son.’ He took him from her bosom, carried him up into the upper chamber where he was lodging, and laid him on his own bed. He cried out to the Lord, ‘O Lord my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I am staying, by killing her son?’ Then he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried out to the Lord, ‘O Lord my God, let this child’s life come into him again. ’The Lord listened to the voice of Elijah; the life of the child came into him again, and he revived. Elijah took the child, brought him down from the upper chamber into the house, and gave him to his mother; then Elijah said, ‘See, your son is alive.’ So the woman said to Elijah, ‘Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.’
Sermon “STAY WOKE” Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn #595 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”
Postlude “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” Arr. C. Jones
* Those who are able please stand
5/6 THOMAS CONLEY
5/15 BETTE GREEN
5/31 BEATRICE HAYWOOD
ANNIVERSARIES: 5/8 REED & MAUREEN DRING 5/22 FLOYD & ROBIN HALE
Bible Study Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM
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Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor