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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

February 7, 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 48


1   Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised
        in the city of our God!
     His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,
         is the joy of all the earth,
     Mount Zion, in the far north,
         the city of the great King.
3   Within her citadels God
        has made himself known as a fortress.

4   For behold, the kings assembled;
        they came on together.

5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
        they were in panic; they took to flight.

6   Trembing took hold of them there,
       anguish as of a woman in labor.

7   By the east wind you shattered
        the ships of Tarshish.
8   As we have heard, so have we seen
         in the city of the Lord of hosts,
     in the city of our God,
         which God will establish forever.     Selah

9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,
        in the midst of your temple.
10  As your name, O God,
        so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.
    Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11      Let Mount Zion be glad!
      Let the daughters of Judah rejoice
          because of your judgments!

12  Walk about Zion, go around her,
          number her towers,
13  consider well her ramparts,
          go through her citadels,
      that you may tell the next generation
14       that this is God,
      our God forever and ever.
           He will guide us forever.

Let My Life Be a Light


Let me live, blessed Lord, in the light of thy word

Let my life be a light on a hill

Leading souls now astray to the straight narrow way

Help me do some good deed while I live


   Let my life be a light shining out through the night

   May I help struggling ones to the fold

   Spreading cheer everywhere to the sad and the lone

   Let my life be a light to some soul


Give me wisdom and power, every day, every hour

Let me drink from the fountain above

And guide my footsteps aright through this dark and stormy night

Give me peace, give me joy, give me love




Give me souls for my hire, let my light be on fire

Shining out to the world as a guide

Help me rescue someone sinking now with no hope

That in Heaven we shall ever abide




All the People Said Amen


You are not alone, if you are lonely

When you feel afraid, you're not the only

We are all the same, in need of mercy

To be forgiven and be free

It's all you got to lean on

But thank God it's all you need


   And all the people said Amen

   And all the people said Amen

   Give thanks to the Lord for

   His love never ends

   And all the people said Amen


If you think you're poor, well it don't matter

Weak or strong, we know love is what we're after

We're all broken but we're all in this together

God knows we stumble and fall

And he so loved the world he sent his Son to save us all




Blessed are the poor in spirit who are torn apart

Blessed are the persecuted and the pure in heart

Blessed are the people hungry for another start

For theirs is the Kingdom, the Kingdom of God


   Chorus (2x)


My Worth is Not in What I Own

My worth is not in what I own

Not in the strength of flesh and bone

But in the costly wounds of love

At the cross


My worth is not in skill or name

In win or lose, in pride or shame

But in the blood of Christ that flowed

At the cross


   I rejoice in my Redeemer

   Greatest Treasure, Wellspring of my soul

   I will trust in him, no other

   My soul is satisfied in him alone


As summer flowers we fade and die

Fame, youth and beauty hurry by

But life eternal calls to us

At the cross




I will not boast in wealth or might

Or human wisdom's fleeting light

But I will boast in knowing Christ

At the cross




Two wonders here that I confess

My worth and my unworthiness

My value fixed - my ransom paid

At the cross




Parables of the Kingdom (3): 
Seeds and Leaven, or,
The Power of Tiny Things


Steve Gilbertson
Matthew 13:31-35

What is God's kingdom like? Jesus said it's like a mustard seed in the ground. It's like leaven
in the dough. What did he mean by that? Let's find out...

Matthew 13:31-35

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.

44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up.
Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one
pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every
kind. 48 When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but
threw away the bad. 49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the
evil from the righteous 50 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping
and gnashing of teeth.

51 "Have you understood all these things?" They said to him, "Yes." 52 And he said to them, "Therefore
every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings
out of his treasure what is new and what is old."

53 And when Jesus had finished these parables, he went away from there, 54 and coming to his
hometown he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, "Where did
this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother
called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 And are not all his
sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?" 57 And they took offense at him. But
Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household."
58 And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"Let My Life Be a Light”

Words and music by Doyle Lawson, Quicksilver

© 2006 Sugar Hill Records, A Welk Music Group Company

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“All the People Said Amen”

Words and Music by Matt Maher, Paul Moak, Trevor Morgan

© 2013 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“My Worth is Not in What I Own”

Words and Music by Graham Kendrick, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty

© Getty Music Publishing

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917