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Church at the Chip Worship Service

December 27, 2020



Welcome to Online Worship at Church at the Chip
If it’s your first visit, a special “Howdy” to you! You are among friends: relax and enjoy our casual cowboy setting.  Grab a Bible, light a candle, and prepare your personal Lord’s Supper elements. We trust today’s service will encourage you in your relationship with God.

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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 42


1 As a deer pants for flowing streams,
    so pants my soul for you, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God,
    for the living God.
  When shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my food
    day and night,

  while they say to me all the day long,
    "Where is your God?"
4 These things I remember,
    as I pour out my soul:

  how I would go with the throng
    and lead them in procession to the house of God
  with glad shouts and songs of praise,
    a multitude keeping festival.

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?

  Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation 6 and my God.

  My soul is cast down within me;
    therefore I remember you
  from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,
    from Mount Mizar.
7 Deep calls to deep
    at the roar of your waterfalls;

  all your breakers and your waves
    have gone over me.
8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,
    and at night his song is with me,

    a prayer to the God of my life.
9 I say to God, my rock:
    "Why have your forgotten me?

  Why do I go mourning
    because of the oppression of the enemy?"
10 As with a deadly wound in my bones,
      my adversaries taunt me,

  while they say to me all the day long,
      "Where is your God?"

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
      and why are you in turmoil within me?

   Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
      my salvation and my God.

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


Infant Holy/Away in a Manger

Infant holy, Infant lowly, for his bed a cattle stall
Oxen lowing, little knowing, Christ the Babe is Lord of all
Swift are winging angels singing, noels ringing, tidings bringing
Christ the Babe is Lord of all

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay

Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping vigil till the morning new
Saw the glory, heard the story, tidings of a Gospel true
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow, praises voicing, greet the morrow
Christ the Babe was born for you

Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me I pray
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care
And fit us for heaven to live with thee there

Behold my Servant #5 "Sing, O Barren One"

Steve Gilbertson
Isaiah 54

Our exploration of the Servant Songs in Isaiah led us to the sacrificial
suffering and unexpected vindiation of the Servant in chapter 53. Now,
nearing the conclusion of this magnificent poem (chs. 40-55), we see the
extraordinary blessings which result from the Servant's work--blessings
which extend even to this present day.

Isaiah 54

1    "Sing, O barren one, who did not bear;
          break forth into singing and cry aloud,
          you who have not been in labor!
       For the children of the desolate one will be more
          than the children of her who is married," says the Lord.
2    "Enlarge the place of your tent,
          and let the curtains of your habitations be
      stretched out;
          do not hold back; lengthen your cords
          and strengthen your stakes.
3    For you will sread abroad to the right and to the left,
          and your offspring will possess the nations
          and will people the desolate cities.

4   "Fear not, for you will not be ashamed;
          be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced;
     for you will forget the shame of your youth,
          and the reproach of your widowhood you will
      remember no more.
5     For your Maker is your husband,
           the Lord of hosts is his name;
       and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer,
           the God of the whole earth he is called.
6      For the Lord has called you
            like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit,
        like a wife of youth when she is cast off,
            says your God.
7       For a brief moment I deserted you,
            but with great compassion I will gather you.
8       In overflowing anger for a moment
             I hid my face from you,
         but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,"
             says the Lord, your Redeemer.

9        "This is like the days of Noah to me:
               as I swore that the waters of Noah
               should no more go over the earth,
           so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you,
               and will not rebuke you.
10       For the mountains may depart
               and the hills be removed,
            but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
               and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,"
               says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

11       "O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not compforted,
               behold, I will set your stones in antimony,
               and lay your foundatrions with sapphires.
12        I will make your pinnacles of agate,
               your gates of carbuncles,
               and all your wall of precious stones.
13        All your children shall be taught by the Lord,
               and great shall be the peace of your children.
14        In righteousness you shall be established,
                you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear;
                and from terror, for it shall not come near you.
15        If anyone stirs up strife,
                 it is not from me;
           whoever stirs up strife with you
                 shall fall because of you.
16        Behold, I have created the smith
                  who blows the fire of coals
                  and produces a weapon for its purpose.
            I have also created the ravager to destroy;
17               no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,
                  and you shall refute every tongue that rises
             against you in judgment.
             This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord
                  and their vindication from me, declares the Lord."

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"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