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Church at the Chip Worship Service

December 6, 2020



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 39


1 I said, "I will guard my ways,
    that I may not sin with my tongue;
   I will guard my mouth with a muzzle,
     so long as the wicked are in my presence."
2 I was mute and silent;
    I held my peace to no avail,
   and my distress grew worse.
3   My heart became hot within me.
   As I mused, the fire burned;

    then I spoke with my tongue:

4 "O Lord, make me know my end
    and what is the measure of my days;

     let me know how fleeting I am!
5 Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
    and my lifetime is as nothing before you.

   Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!
6   Surely a man goes about as a shadow!
  Surely for nothing they are in turmoil;

    man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!

7 "And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?
    My hope is in you.

8 Deliver me from all my transgressions.
    Do not make me the scorn of the fool!

9 I am mute; I do not open my mouth,
    for it is you who have done it.
10 Remove your stroke from me;
     I am spent by the hostility of your hand.

11 When you discipline a man
     with rebukes for sin,

    you consume like a moth what is dear to him;
     surely all mankind is a mere breath!       Selah

12 "Hear my prayer, O Lord,
      and give ear to my cry;

       hold not your peace at my tears!
     For I am a sojourner with you,
       a guest, like all my fathers.
13 Look away from me, that I may smile again,
       before I depart and am no more!"

Every Ditch and Valley (Isaiah 40)

A voice says cry out all men are like grass
And their time of glory soon shall pass
But the word of God it will never die
Surely it will stand for eternity

   Every ditch and valley shall be raised up
   Every hill and mountain be made low
   Every rugged place will be made flat
   Everybody shall see the glory of the Lord

You who bring good news raise your voice and shout
Do not be afraid to speak the name of God
The hard days are gone the debt has been paid
And the time has come to walk the righteous way


Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

   Gloria in excelsis Deo
   Gloria in excelsis Deo

Shepherds, why this jubilee
Why your joyful strains prolong
Say what may the tidings be
Which inspire your heav'nly song

   Gloria in excelsis Deo
   Gloria in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King

   Gloria in excelsis Deo
   Gloria in excelsis Deo

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Angels from the realms of glory
Wing your flight o'er all the earth
Ye who sang creation's story
Now proclaim Messiah's birth

 Come and worship, come and worship
 Worship Christ, the newborn King

Shepherds in the fields abiding
Watching o'er your flocks by night
God with man is now residing
Yonder shines the infant light


Sages leave your contemplations
Brighter visions beam afar
Seek the great desire of nations
You have seen his natal star


All creation join in praising
God the Father, Spirit, Son
Evermore your voices raising
To th'Eternal Three in one


Behold my Servant #2 (Can a Mother Forget?)

Steve Gilbertson
Isaiah 49:1-16

Last week, we saw that Matthew interjected one of Isaiah's "Servant Songs" into his gospel.
As this coincided with the first Sunday of Advent, we are taking a few weeks to explore each
of Isaiah's four Servant Songs to learn what we can about Jesus in preparation for his Advent
on Christmas Day. The title of today's song? "Can a Mother Forget?"

Isaiah 49:1-16

1    Listen to me, O coastlands,
          and give attention, you peoples from afar.
      The Lord called me from the womb,
          from the body of my mother he named my name.
2    He made my mouth like a sharp sword;
          in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
      he made me a polished arrow;
          in his quiver he hid me away.
3    And he said to me, "You are my servant,
          Israel, in whom I will be glorified."
4    But I said, "I have labored in vain;
           I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity,
      yet surely my right is with the Lord,
           and my recompense with my God."

5   And now the Lord says,
           he who formed me from the womb to be his servant,
     to bring Jacob back to him;
           and that Israel might be gathered to him-
     for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord,
           and my God has become my strength-
6   he says:
     "It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
           to raise up the tribes of Jacob
           and to bring back the preserved of Israel;
     I will make you as a light for the nations,
           that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth."

7   Thus says the Lord,
           the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One,
     to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nation,
           the servant of rulers:
     "Kings shall see and arise;
           princes, and they shall prostrate themselves;
     because of the Lord, who is faithful,
           the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you."

8   Thus says the Lord:
     "In a time of favor I have answered you;
           in a day of salvation I have helped you;
     I will keep you and give you
           as a covenant to the people,
     to establish the land,
           to apportion the desolate heritages,
9   saying to the prisoners, 'Come out,'
           to those who are in dakness, 'Appear.'
     They shall feed along the ways;
           on all bare heights shall be their pasture;
10   they shall not hunger or thirst,
           neither scorching wind nor sun shall strike them,
      for he who has pity on them will lead them,
           and by springs of water will guide them.
11   And I will make all my mountains a road,
           and my highways shall be raised up.
12   Behold, these shall come from afar,
           and behold, these from the north and from the west,
      and these from the land of Syene."

13   Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth;
           break forth, O mountains, into singing!
      For the Lord has comforted his people
           and will have compassion on his afflicted.
14   But Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me;
           my Lord has forgotten me."

15   "Can a woman forget her nursing child,
           that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
       Even these may forget,
           yet I will not foget you.
16   Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
         your walls are continually before me.

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


“Every Ditch and Valley (Isaiah 40)”

Words and Music by Peter LeGrand

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


"Angels We Have Heard on High”

Words and Music by Edward Shippen Barnes, James Chadwick

Public Domain


“Angels from the Realms of Glory”

Words and Music by Henry Thomas Smart, James Montgomery

Public Domain