God’s Family Worships
Communion Sunday
May 2, 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                       Cameron Jones      
Pastor’s Welcome
*Call to Worship                 Bruce Stark

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 #106              “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #734

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The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greetings and Announcements
The Fellowship of Giving
*Doxology #34

The Fellowship of Prayer
Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer

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

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.

The Fellowship of the Word and the Table

Scripture Reading
Romans 13:11-14
11 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; 12the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; 13let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarrelling and jealousy. 14Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. 

Sermon             “IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE”        Rev .Dr. Joel Mitchell

*Hymn #491                                                              “Open Our Eyes”

Invitation to the Table
The Bread and the Cup
Communion Music        

The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn #356                             “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
    * Benediction                 
   *  Those who are able please stand


BIRTHDAYS:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5/6 THOMAS CONLEY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5/15 BETTE GREEN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SHIRLEY OPPENLANDER 

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

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643