Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643


Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

God’s Family Worships
       Baptism of The Lord
         January 8, 2023                                                                             

               11:00 A.M.

The God who called His Son from the home in Nazareth to be baptized as the Messiah, calls us from our homes to be His special people, to fulfill His purpose, to perform His ministry.  Come, let us hear His call and be baptized by His Spirit.  Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude         Cameron Jones                                                                                                           

*Call to Worship        Mack Taylor 

Leader:  Fools and sages... Come to the throne of grace. 

Congregation:  All are welcome here.

Leader:  Those who are lost and hoping to be found...come find a home at the seat of glory.

Congregation:  All are welcome here.

Leader:  Sinners and saints...come to the place of new beginnings.

Congregation:  All are welcome here.


*Hymn of Praise     “Every Praise”         by Hezekiah Walker

 Every praise Is to our God Every word of worship, with one accord
Every praise, every praise, is to our God
Sing hallelujah, to our God 
Glory hallelujah, is due our God 
Every praise, every praise, is to our God

*Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
*Gloria Patri #734

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The Fellowship of the Family of God
Greetings and Announcements
Pastors 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; Jack & Penny Lord; Linda, Stephanie & Joan McCarty; John & Flora Mitchell (Pastor Joel’s parents); Sam and Karen Mitchell; 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); 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

Pastoral Prayer

The Fellowship of the Word

*Hymn           “Abide with Me”

 Abide with me, falls fast the even tide

The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide
When other helpers fail and comforts flee
Help of the helpless O, abide with me

Scripture Readings                                                             Mack Taylor

Sermon                                                                 Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell
The Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn           “Down at the Cross”       by John H. Stockton  Down at the cross
Where my savior died
Down where for cleansing
From sin I cried
There to my heart
Was the blood applied, singin'
Glory to His name
Glory to His name
Glory to His name
There to my heart 
was the blood applied, singin'
Glory to His name, His name 

* Benediction


 *  Those who are able please stand