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Church at the Chip Worship Service

December 13, 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 40


1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
    out of the miry bog,
   and set my feet upon a rock,
    making my steps secure.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
    a song of praise to our God.

   Many will see and fear,
    and put their trust in the Lord.

4 Blessed is the man who makes
    the Lord his trust,

   who does not turn to the proud,
    to those who go astray after a lie!
5 You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
    your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;

    none can compare with you!
   I will proclaim and tell of them,
    yet they are more than can be told.

6 In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted,
    but you have given me an open ear.

   Burnt offering and sin offering
    you have not required.
7 Then I said, "Behold, I have come;
    in the scroll of the book it is written of me:

8 I delight to do your will, O my God;
    your law is within my heart."

9 I have told the glad news of deliverance
    in the great congregation;

   behold, I have not restrained my lips,
    as you know, O Lord.
10 I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
      I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;

    I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
      from the great congregation.

11 As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain
        your mercy from me;

     your steadfast love and your faithfulness will
        ever preserve me!
12 For evils have encompassed me
        beyond number;

     my iniquities have overtaken me,
        and I cannot see;
     they are more than the hairs of my head;
        my heart fails me.

13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me!
        O Lord, make haste to help me!
14 Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether
        who seek to snatch away my life;
   let those be turned back and brought to dishonor
        who delight in my hurt!
15 Let those be appalled because of their shame
        who say to me, "Aha, Aha!"

16 But may all who seek you
        rejoice and be glad in you;
   may those who love your salvation
        say continually, "Great is the Lord!"
17 As for me, I am poor and needy,
        but the Lord takes thought for me.
   You are my help and my deliverer;
        do not delay, O my God!


O Come O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
   Shall come to you, O Israel!

O come, thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home
Make safe the way that leads on high
And close the path to misery


   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

   Shall come to you, O Israel!

O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight

   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

   Shall come to you, O Israel!


Oh, come, Desire of nations, bind

In one othe hearts of all mankind

Oh, bid our sad divisions cease

And be yourself our King of Peace


   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

   Shall come to you, O Israel!

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


What Child is This?

What Child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping
Whom angels great with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping

   This, this is Christ the King
   Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
   Haste, haste to bring him laud
   The Babe, the Son of Mary

Why lies he in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding
Good Christian, fear; for sinners here
The silent word is pleading

   Nails, spear shall pierce him through
   The cross be borne for me, for you
   Hail, hail the Word made flesh
   The Babe, the Son of Mary

So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh
Come, peasant, king, to own him
The King of kings salvation brings
Let loving hearts enthrone him

   Raise, raise the song on high
   The virgin sings her lullaby
   Joy, joy for Christ is born
   The Babe, the Son of Mary

Behold my Servant #3 (Who Obeys the Servant's Voice?)

Steve Gilbertson
Isaiah 50:4-11

Matthew connects Jesus' ministry with the mysterious Servant Songs of Isaiah-
a well-known tect to the people of Jesus' day. We've considered two of these
Songs; today we look at the third, where we learn that Servant is not the nation
Israel, but "Someone else."

Isaiah 50:4-11

1    Thus says the Lord:
      "Where is your mother's certificate of divorce,
          with which I sent her away?
      Or which of my creditors is it
          to whom I have sold you?
      Behold, for your iniquities you were sold,
          and for your transgressions your mother was sent away.
2    Why, when I came, was there no man;
          why, when I called, was there no one to answer?
      Is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem?
        Or have I no power to deliver?
      Behold, by my rebuke I dry up the sea,
          I make the rivers a desert;
      their fish stink for lack of water
          and die of thirst.
3    I clothe the heavens with blackness
          and make sackcloth their covering."

4    The Lord God has given me
          the tongue of those who are taught,
      that I may know how to sustain with a word
          him who is weary.
      Morning by morning he awakens;
          he awakens my ear
          to hear as those who are taught.
5   The Lord God has opened my ear,
           and I was not rebellious;
           I turned not backward.
6   I gave my back to those who strike,
           and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard;
      I hid not my face
           from disgrace and spitting.

7   But the Lord God helps me;
           therefore I have not been disgraced;
      therefore I have set my face like a flint,
         and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
8   He who vindicates me is near.
      Who will contend with me?
           Let us stand up together.
      Who is my adversary?
           Let him come near to me.
9   Behold, the Lord God helps me;
           who will declare me guilty?
      Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment;
         the moth will eat them up.

10   Who among you fears the Lord
           and obeys the voice of his servant?
      Let him who walks in darkness
         and has no light
      trust in the name of the Lord
         and rely on his God.
11   Behold, all you who kindle a fire,
         who equip yourselves with burning torches!
      Walk by the light of your fire,
         and by the torches that you have kindled!
      This you have from my hand:
         you shall lie down in torment.

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Words and Music by John Mason Neale, Thomas Helmore

Public Domain


“Every Ditch and Valley (Isaiah 40)”

Words and Music by Peter LeGrand

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“What Child is This?”

Words and Music by Chris Tomlin, William Chatterton Dix

Public Domain