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Public Worship at 9:00 every Sunday at the Buffalo Chip

We’re so happy we can meet together again. We’ve missed you! As an act of Christian love, and in order to maintain a safe worship environment, please note the following:

• If you have cold or flu symptoms or a weakened immune system, please do not put yourself (or others) at risk. We offer live online worship on our church website so you can worship safely in your home.

• Please wear a mask while not seated.

• For your safety, our volunteers are wearing gloves and masks as they hand out bulletins and Communion. We will not be serving coffee or other treats.

• Please refrain from gathering in groups (outside of your families), and practice appropriate social distancing (no shaking hands, hugging, etc.). Please seat yourselves with 6 feet between your household and others.

• At the close of our worship gathering, please exit promptly, as the Buffalo Chip must close our entry gates as soon as possible.

If for health or other reasons, you are not able to worship with us at the Chip, we invite you to join us for our live worship broadcast each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Simply press the green tab above called "Worship Service".

Please pray with us that the virus will be contained soon, that God would grant healing to those near and far away who are affected by it, and that God would give wisdom to medical and government personnel who are on the front lines of dealing with the crisis.

Church at the Chip Worship Service

January 10, 2021



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.

Our service is broadcast live on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and on this page, Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM Arizona time. To access any past services, click the Messages button in the menu at the top of this page. Below are buttons where you can 1) communicate with us, 2) give an offering, and view the live worship service on 3) YouTube 4) Facebook or 5) Vimeo. 

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 44


1    O God, we have heard with our ears,
       our fathers have told us,
      what deeds you performed in their days,
        in the days of old:
2    you with your own hand drove out the nations,
       but them you planted;
     you afflicted the peoples,
        but them you set free;
3    for not by their own sword did they win the land,
       nor did their own arm save them,

     but your right hand and your arm,
       and the light of your face,
       for you delighted in them.

4    You are my King, O God;
       ordain salvation for Jacob!

5    Through you we push down our foes;
       through your name we tread down those who rise

     up against us.
6    For not in my bow do I trust,
       nor can my sword save me.
7    But you have saved us from our foes
       and have put to shame those who hate us.
8    In God we have boasted continually,
       and we will give thanks to your name forever.

9    But you have rejected us and disgraced us
       and have not gone out with our armies.
10   You have made us turn back from the foe,
       and those who hate us have gotten spoil.
11   You have made us like sheep for slaughter
       and have scattered us among the nations.
12   You have sold your people for a trifle,
       demanding no hight price for them.
13   You have made us the taunt of our neighbors,
       the derision and scorn of those around us.
14   You have made us a byword among the nations,
       a laughingstock among the peoples.
15   All day long my disgrace is before me,
       and shame has covered my face
16   at the sound of the taunteer and reviler,
       at the sight of the enemy and the avenger.

17   All this has come upon us,
       though we have not forgotten you,
       and we have not been false to your covenant.
18   Our heart has not turned back,
       nor have our steps departed from your way;
19   yet you have broken us in the place of jackals
       and covered us with the shadow of death.
20   If we had forgotten the name of our God
       or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
21   would not God discover this?
       For he knows the secrets of the heart.
22   Yet for your sake we are killed all the day long;
       we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.

23   Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord?
       Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever!
24   Why do you hide your face?
       Why do you forget our affliction and oppression?
25   For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
       our belly clings to the ground.
26   Rise up; come to our help!
       Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love!

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

   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

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 way

   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




Love Lifted Me


I was sinking deep in sin
Far from that peaceful shore
Very deeply stained within
Sinking to rise no more
But the Master of the sea
Heard my despairing cry
From the waters lifted me
Now safe am I

   Love lifted me, love lifted me
   When nothing else could help
   Love lifted me
   Love lifted me, love lifted me
   When nothing else could help
   Love lifted me

Souls in danger look above
Jesus completely saves
He will lift you by his love
Out of the angry waves
Love so mighty and so true
Merits my soul's best songs
Faithful loving service too
To him belongs


I Love to Tell the Story


I love to tell the story of unseen things above

Of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love

I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true

It satisfies my longings as nothing else would do


   I love to tell the story

   'Twill be my theme in glory

   To tell the old, old story

   Of Jesus and his love


I love to tell the story, 'tis pleasant to repeat

What seems each time I tell it more wonderfully sweet

I love to tell the story, for some have never heard

The message of salvation from God's own holy Word


I love to tell the story, for those who know it best

Seems hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest

And when in scenes of glory I sing the new, new song

'Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long ago



"Can this be the Son of David?"

Steve Gilbertson
Matthew 12:22-37

We return to the Gospel of Matthew, resuming our study of Jesus, "the World's True King."
Jesus is becoming progressively more popular - and controversial. His power causes 
common people to ask, "Can this be the Son of David?" Religious leaders claim that Jesus'
power does not come from God, but rather, from Satan. Let's see what Jesus has to say 
about that...

Matthew 12:22-37

22 Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed
him, so that the man spoke and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, "Can this be
the Son of David?" 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the
prince of demons, that this man casts out demons." 25 Knowing their thoughts, he said to them,
"Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will
stand. 26 And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom
stand? 27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore
they will be your judges. 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom
of God has come upon you. 29 Or how can someone enter a strong man's house and plunder his
goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house. 30 Whoever
is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31 Therefore I tell you,
every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be
forgiven. 32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever
speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

33 "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree
is known by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out
of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good person out of his good treasure brings
forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 36 I tell you, on the day of
judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will
be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

“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


“I Love to Tell the Story”

Words and Music by Arabella Cathering Hankey, Don Chapman, William Gustavus Fischer

© 2007 Hearts to God Music, Inc.

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“Love Lifted Me”

Words and Music by Howard E. Smith, James Rowe

Public Domain