Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


God’s Family Worships
17th Sunday After Pentecost
September 19, 2021 – 11:00 A.M.
Worship the Lord your God with your mind free from distractions, with your soul free from anxiety, with your heart free from bitterness, and with your will free
to follow the leading of His Spirit.  Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                         “Skylark”                    by Hoagy Charmichael
                                                                                       Camron Jones                                                                         

*Call to Worship                                                                 Gerald Williams

Leader:  Put your hope in God

Congregation:  who richly provides for our needs
Leader:  Enjoy God’s good gifts
Congregation:  as you share what you have with others 
All: Delight in the treasures God provides.

*Hymn of Praise #474                                      ” Lead Me, Guide Me”

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #734
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The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greetings and Announcements
Pastor's Welcome

The Fellowship of Giving
*Doxology #34 
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); Sam and Karen Mitchell;  
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
*Hymn                “Who You Say I Am”             by Hillsong Worship
Who the Son sets free, oh, is free indeed,
I’m a child of God, oh, yes I am 

(sung twice)

Scripture Readings
Joel 2:28-32
God’s Spirit Poured Out
28 Then afterwards
   I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
   your old men shall dream dreams,
   and your young men shall see visions. 
29 Even on the male and female slaves,
   in those days, I will pour out my spirit. 
30 I will show portents in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.32Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.

Sermon             “Visions and Dreams”           Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn #546                                                       “Steal Away”
* Benediction
 Postlude             “Steal Away”                 Arr. C Jones