God’s Family Worships
First Sunday in Lent and Communion Sunday
March 6, 2022                                                                               
11:00 A.M.
Eternal God, we pray to you with a sense of wonder.  You are far beyond our ability to comprehend or define, yet you come to us as Parent and Friend.  We pray now that you will direct our minds to your Son, Jesus Christ.  Help us to capture his vision of goodness, truth, and love.  Enable us to take that spirit of his into our daily lives. Through him, may we live life in a new dimension; and through lives transformed by him, may this broken world find its way to truth and peace.  Amen.

The Fellowship of Praise
Prelude                                                                          Cameron Jones                                                                                                          
*Call to Worship                                                            Debbie Taylor

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 

Congregation: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. The Lord had established his throne in the heavens, and kingdom rules over all.

Leader: Bless the Lord, and all his hosts, his minsters that do His will! 

Congregation: Bless the Lord, and all his works, in all places of his dominion. 

All: Bless the Lord, O my soul! Amen


*Hymn of Praise                                                 “Wade in the Water”

Wade in the water
Wade in the water
Wade in the water, children
God is gonna trouble these waters

My Lord delivered Daniel well
Daniel well, Daniel well
Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel well
Then why not every man?

Man went down to the river
Man went down to the river, Lord
Man went down to the river
Went down there for to pray

*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; 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 and the Table

Scripture Readings                                                            Debbie Taylor

Sermon                                                              Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell

Invitation to the Table
The Bread and the Cup
Communion Music        
The Sending Forth

*Hymn                      “I’ve Got a Feeling”                    By Albertina Walker

I’ve got a feeling
everything’s gonna be alright
I’ve got a feeling
everything’s gonna be alright
I’ve got a feeling
everything’s gonna be alright
Be alright, be alright, be alright
* Benediction



March Bible Study Schedule:
3/2 @ 7PM
3/9 @ 7PM
3/23 @ 7PM
3/30 @ 7PM
Here are 3 ways to participate

1. Facebook Live on our church page 
(Facebook account required)
2.    Zoom – Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733
Passcode: B6gZ2L
3. Phone in  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)Meeting ID: 981 6156 4733#









Dear Members and Friends,
Our church lost a beloved member, Jean Turner.
Below is Jean's obituary and service information. 
Please keep Jean and her family in prayer.

Jean F. Turner, age 99, of Chicago, Illinois passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Jean was born February 12, 1923. A visitation for Jean will be held Monday, March 7, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 West 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, followed by a funeral service at 12:00 PM. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.blakelamboaklawn.com for the Turner family. 



Morgan Park

 Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Joel Mitchell, Pastor

11024 S. Bell Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60643