11024 S. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
God’s Family Worships
3rd Sunday of Easter
April 18, 2021 11:00 A.M.
Come, let us worship the God whose love is like that of a mother for her child, whose arms are reaching out,
whose eyes are always alert, and whose hands are always compassionate. Amen.
The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” Arr. Ben Logan
*Call to Worship Mack Taylor
Leader: Come gather together all who love the Lord!
Congregation: We love the Lord and our hearts long to be in our heavenly home.
Leader: Yet God’s work for our lives is not finished and in it we have joy.
Congregation: Let us serve Christ with gladness for all the world to see.
Leader: And let our words and songs ring out with praise for God’s love!
ALL: Blessed be the name of the Lord!
*Hymn of Praise (see below) #138 “Holy God, We Praise Your Name”
*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 (see below)
The Fellowship of the Word
*Hymn (see below) #271 “Amazing Grace”
Scripture Readings (see below)
Sermon “GOD’S DIVINE BENEFITS PACKAGE” Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth
*Closing Hymn (see below) #669 “Jesus, Come, for We Invite You”
Postlude “The King in Triumph” by Ross Anderson
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; Shabon 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.
Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and do not forget all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the Pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good as long as you live
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Bible Study Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM
Here are 3 ways to participate
Facebook Live on our church page
(Facebook account required)
Zoom – Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733
Phone in +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733#
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APRIL BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES:
4/7 ROBIN HALE 4/17 JACK LORD 4/18 MICHAEL POULOSOPHOS 4/23 BEVERLY NICKERSON 4/24 NANCY DRING
ANNIVERSARIES: 4/8 ANGELO & JEANINE POULOSOPHOS
Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor