Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor
11024 S. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
God’s Family Worships
May 23, 2021 – 11:00A.M.
We thank you, O God, for the light which wakes us morning by morning; for the light of learning which brings knowledge; but most of all we thank you for the divine light which is reflected in the face of Jesus Christ and which enlightens our lives by the Holy Spirit. Shine upon us and within us as we come to your light. Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude “Until I Found The Lord” Arr. C Jones
*Call to Worship Rev. Dr. Naomi Mitchell
Leader: The Lord is our light and our salvation,
Congregation: whom shall we fear?
Leader: Though adversaries encamp against us,
Congregation: God conceals and protects us from harm.
Leader: Though enemies seek to bring us low,
Congregation: God lifts us up to stand on higher ground.
Leader: Sing to the Lord with songs of joy.
Congregation: Make melody to the Lord, our God.
Leader: The Lord is our light and our salvation,
Congregation: Whom shall we fear?
*Hymn of Praise #136 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!”
*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
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 #138 “Holy God, We Praise Your Name”
The Coming of the Holy Spirit
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’
Sermon “THE BIRTH OF THE CHURCH” Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn #185 “Let’s Just Praise the Lord” (From the African American Heritage Hymnal, music not available at the time of posting)
Postlude “Shine, Jesus Shine” Arr. C. Jones
* Those who are able please stand
ABC Metro Chicago Region Meeting:
On Friday, May 21, there were two virtual workshops
New Vitality in Our Sacred Spaces: Thinking About Church Buildings Creatively and the second one was New Models of Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care.
Saturday, May 22 was the Annual Business Meeting & Banquet. There was a creation of a new committee – Outdoor Ministry Committee - an amendment of the description of the Ministry Committee.
Bible Study Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM
Here are 3 ways to participate
1. Facebook Live on our church page
(Facebook account required)
Zoom – Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733
3. Phone in +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733#
ANNIVERSARIES: 5/8 REED & MAUREEN DRING 5/22 FLOYD & ROBIN HALE
BIRTHDAYS: 5/6 THOMAS CONLEY
5/15 BETTE GREEN
5/31 BEATRICE HAYWOOD
DID YOU KNOW...that you now have the option to Give Online? Visit our church website and click on the “DONATIONS” tab