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Church at the Chip Worship Service

March 26, 2023

Welcome to Online Worship at Church at the Chip
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God bless you,
The Church at the Chip family

ecclesia song

We are called to faith, gathered in love
Sent with hope to change the world
We are called to faith, gathered in love
ecclesia, ecclesia, Church at the Chip

   Called to Faith, Gathered in Love,
   Sent with Hope – ecclesia!

Psalm 3

1   O Lord, how many are my foes!
        Many are rising against me;
2   many are saying of my soul,
        "There is no salvation for him in God." Selah

3   But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,

       my glory, and the lifter of my head.
4   I cried aloud to the Lord,
       and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah

5   I lay down and slept;
       I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
6   I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
       who have set themselves against me all around.

7   Arise, O Lord!
       Save me, O my God!
     For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
        you break the teeth of the wicked.

8   Salvation belongs to the Lord;
       your blessing be on your people! Selah

I Saw the Light

   I saw the light, I saw the light
   No more darkness, no more night
   Now I'm so happy no sorrow in sight
   Praise the Lord I saw the light

I wandered so aimless life filled with sin
I wouldn't let my dear Savior in
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night
Praise the Lord I saw the light


Just like a blind man I wandered along
Worries and fears I claimed for my own
Then like the blind man that God gave back his sight
Praise the Lord I saw the light


I was a fool to wander and stray 
For straight is the gate and narrow the way
Now I have traded the wrong for the right
Praise the Lord I saw the light


I'll Fly Away

Some glad morning when this life is o'er, I'll fly away
To a home on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by
I'll fly away

When the shadows of this life have gone, I'll fly away
Like a bird from prison bars has flown, I'll fly away


Just a few more weary days and then, I'll fly away
To a land where joy shall never end, I'll fly away


Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)

   There ain't no grave can hold my body down
   There ain't no grave can hold my body down
   When I hear that trumpet sound
   I'm gonna rise right out of the ground
   Ain't no grave can hold my body down

Well, look down yonder, Gabriel

Put your feet on land and sea
But Gabriel, don't you blow your trumpet 'til you hear it from me
Well, look way down the river
What do you think I see
I see a band of angels, and they're coming after me


Well, meet me, Jesus, meet me
Meet me in the air
And if these wings don't fail me
I will meet you anywhere
I'm going down to the river of Jordan
Bury my knees beneath the sand
Gonna holler high hosanna 'til I see that promised land


Well, look way down the river
What do you think I see
I see a band of angels, and they're coming after me


Amazing Grace w/My Chains are Gone

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind, but now I see

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

   My chains are gone, I've been set free
   Jesus my Savior rescued me
   He shut the door on death and the grave
   Unending love, Amazing Grace

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home

When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise 
Than when we first begun

   My chains are gone, I've been set free
   Jesus my Savior rescued me
   He shut the door on death and the grave
   Unending love, Amazing Grace

Come on Home, Cowboy
Cowboy Church at the Rodeo Grounds
Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 ESV
Steve Gilbertson

Seems like Jesus was always hanging out with the wrong folks in the wrong places.
People complained, "This man receives sinners and eats with them." In response,
Jesus told three famous stories, one of which we'll look at today. As we think about
what Jesus did and what Jesus said, we'll ask, "what does this mean for us?" We'll
talk about that this morning.

Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 (ESV)

15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees
and the scribes grumbled, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."

3 So he told them this parable: 4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one
of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost,
until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when
he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with
me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.' 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in
heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no

8 "Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep
the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together
her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.'
10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

11 And he said, "There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his
father, 'Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.' And he divided his property
between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey
into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had
spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he
went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields
to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave
him anything.

17 "But when he came to himself, he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have more
than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will
say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be
called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants."' 20 And he arose and came to his father.
But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced
him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and before
you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' 22 But the father said to his servants, 'Bring
the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And
bring the
fattened calf an kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is
alive again;
he was lost, and is found.' And they began to celebrate.

25 "Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music
and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said
to him, 'Your brother has come, and our father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received
him back safe and sound.' 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated
him, 29 but he answered his father, 'Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed
your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But
when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened
calf for him!' 31 And he said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It
was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"I Saw the Light”

Words and Music by Hank Williams Sr

© 1948 Sony/ATV Songs LLC and Hiriam Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


"I'll Fly Away”

Words and Music by Albert E. Brumley

© 1932 Hartford Music Company. Renewed 1960 Albert E. Brumley & Sons

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


"Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)”

Words and Music by Southern Bluegrass Revival

Public Domain


"Amazing Grace w/My Chains are Gone"

Words and Music by Chris Tomlin, John Newton, Louie Giglio

© 2006 Rising Springs Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917