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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 31, 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


Welcome Table

 

   I'm gonna sit at the welcome table
   I'm gonna sit at the welcome table one of these days
   I'm gonna sit at the welcome table
   Sit at the welcome table one of these days, one of these days

I'm gonna feast on milk and honey 
I'm gonna feast on milk and honey one of these days
I'm gonna feast on milk and honey
Gonna feast on milk and honey one of these days

   Chorus

All God's children gonna sit together
All God's children gonna sit together one of these days
All God's children gonna sit together
All of God's children gonna sit together one of these days, one of these days

   Chorus


Psalm 47

 

1   Clap your hands, all peoples!
        Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
2   For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,
        a great king over all the earth.
3   He subdued peoples under us,
        and nations under our feet.

4   He chose our heritage for us,
        the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah


5   God has gone up with a shout,
       the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

6   Sing praises to God, sing praises!
        Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
7   For God is the King of all the earth;
         sing praises with a psalm!

8   God reigns over the nations;
       God sits on his holy throne.
9   The princes of the peoples gather
       as the people of the God of Abraham.
    For the shields of the earth belong to God;
        he is highly exalted!


As it is in Heaven

 

Our Father, who art in heaven

Hallowed be thy name

Come and let your glory

Come and let your glory fall

 

Our Father, who art in heaven

The rocks cry out your fame

Come and let your glory

Come and let your glory fall

 

   I will sing, sing a new song

   I will sing, sing a new song

   I will sing, sing a new song to the Lord

 

   Let your kingdom come

   Let your will be done

   On earth as it is in heaven

   Every eye proclaim

   The mercy of your name

   On earth as it is in heaven

 

God give us new every morning

Mercy his daily bread

In the name of Jesus

In the name of Jesus we pray

Father we pray

 

   Chorus

 

For the kingdom is yours

And the power is yours

And the glory forever Amen

(Repeat)

 

   Let your kingdom come

   Let your will be done

   On earth as it is in heaven

   Every eye proclaim

   The mercy of your name

   On earth as it is in heaven

 


Great is Thy Faithfulness

 

Great is thy faithfulness

O God my father

There is no shadow of turning with thee

Thou changest not

Thy compassions they fail not

As thou hast been

Thou forever wilt be

 

   Great is thy faithfulness

   Great is thy faithfulness

   Morning by morning new mercies I see

   All I have needed thy hand hath provided

   Great is thy faithfulness

   Lord unto me

 

Summer and winter

And springtime and harvest

Sun, moon and stars

In their courses above

Join with all nature

In manifold witness

To thy great faithfulness

Mercy and love

 

   Chorus

 

Pardon for sin

And a peace that endureth

Thy own dear presence to cheer

And to guide

Strength for today

And bright hope for tomorrow

Blessings all mine with ten thousand beside

 


Hard Times

Is that rain falling from the sky keeping you from singin'

Is that tear falling from your eye 'cause the wind is stingin'

 

   Don't you fret now, child, don't you worry

   The rain's to help you grow

   So don't try to hurry the storm along

   The hard times make you strong

 

Don't you know a seed could never grow if there were never showers

Though the rain might bring a little pain

Just look at all the flowers

 

   Chorus

 

I know how long a day can seem

When storm clouds hide his face

And if the rain dissolves your dream

Just remember his amazing grace!

 

Don't you know, the sun is always there, even when the rains fall

Don't you know, the Son will always care, when he hears your voice call

 

   Chorus (2x)

 


Parables of the Kingdom (2): Wheat & Weeds; Bread & Seeds

Steve Gilbertson
Matthew 13:24-35

Jesus continues to tell us stories about the kingdom of heaven. In today's installment,
we explore three of them: the parable of wheat and weeds, of mustard seed in the 
field, and of leaven in the bread. What are we to learn about the kingdom in these
stories? We'll talk about that today.

Matthew 13:24-35

24 He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to
a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came
and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore
grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the master of the house came and
said to him, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?'
28 He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' So the servants said to him, 'Then do you want us
to go and gather them?' 29 But he said, 'No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat
along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the
reapers, "Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat
into my barn."'"

31 He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard
seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has
grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come
and make nests in its branches."

33 He told them another parable. "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid
in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened."

34 All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a
parable. 35 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet:

   "I will open my mouth in parables;
        I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world."

36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, "Explain
to us the parable of the weeds of the field." 37 He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is
the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds
are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end
of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so
will it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of
his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, 42 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that
place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in
the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.


“Welcome Table”

Words and Music by Southern Gospel Revival

Public Domain

 

"As it is in Heaven”

Words and music by Ed Cash, Matt Maher

© 2005 spiritandsong.com

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917

 

“Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Words and Music by Thomas Chisolm, W.M. Runyan

Public Domain

 

“Hard Times”

Words and Music by Jamie Owens

© 1981 Bud John Songs, Inc.

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917