God’s Family Worships
4th Sunday After Pentecost and Father’s Day
June 20, 2021 – 11:00A.M.
God, bless all the fathers in the world. Guide them to be good role models and loving to all their children. Help them to be a father like You are. Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way. Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude. “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” 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 #151 “God Is A Good God” (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
Greetings and Announcements
The Fellowship of Giving
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 Stark 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 #420 “Jesus, The Very Thought Of Thee”
Someone from the crowd answered him, ‘Teacher, I brought you my son; he has a spirit that makes him unable to speak; and whenever it seizes him, it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked your disciples to cast it out, but they could not do so.’He answered them, ‘You faithless generation, how much longer must I be among you? How much longer must I put up with you? Bring him to me.’And they brought the boy to him. When the spirit saw him, immediately it threw the boy into convulsions, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. Jesus asked the father, ‘How long has this been happening to him?’ And he said, ‘From childhood. It has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if you are able to do anything, have pity on us and help us.’ Jesus said to him, ‘If you are able!—All things can be done for the one who believes.’ Immediately the father of the child cried out, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’ When Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, ‘You spirit that keep this boy from speaking and hearing, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again!’ After crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, ‘He is dead.’ But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he was able to stand. When he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, ‘Why could we not cast it out?’ He said to them, ‘This kind can come out only through prayer.’
Sermon “A FATHER’S LOVE” Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn #634 “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” (from the African American Heritage Hymnal)
Postlude “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”
* Those who are able please stand
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
Memorial Service for Millie Myren will be held on June 27 at 3PM in the Sanctuary. There will be a reception in the Parlor immediately following the service.
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)
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BIRTHDAYS: 6/2 – REED DRING MEGAN POULOSOPHOS 6/5 NERISSA CONLEY
6/4 FRANCINE WILLIAMS 6/8 – JASON BAINES
PATSY BROWNING 6/11 – BRENDA GOODMAN 6/15 – FREDERICK GILL 6/23 – STEPHANIE MC CARTY
ANNIVERSARIES: 6/2 – ROSS & PAT DRING 6/26 – JACOB & BETRICE HAYWOOD
11024 S. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor