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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. 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

March 14, 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 53


1    The fool says in his heart, "There is no God."
        They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity;
         there is none who does good.

2    God looks down from heaven
         on the children of man
      to see if there are any who understand,
         who seek after God.

3    They have all fallen away;
        together they have become corrupt;
      there is none who does good,
         not even one.

4    Have those who work evil no knowledge,
        who eat up my people as they eat bread,

         and do not call upon God?

5    There they are, in great terror,
        where there is no terror!

      For God scatters the bones of him who encamps against you;
         you put them to shame, for God has rejected them.

6    Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
        When God restores the fortunes of his people,

         let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

All Prayed Up

   I'm all prayed up, I'm ready to meet my Savior
   Eternal life is waitin' in the by and by
   I'm all prayed up, my faith will never waiver
   Heaven's doors gonna swing wide open when I die

I made my peace with Jesus a long, long time ago
I trusted him and he would save my soul
I walked up there beside him; he guides me on my way
I know he hears me when I kneel and pray


Now I ain't afraid of Satan, his wicked ways of sin
Well he tempted me but he could not pull me in
When I've gone to live with Jesus, face my judgment day
He'll fulfill me for the promise that he made


I've Been Set Free

   I've been set free
   I've been set free
   Since Jesus saved my soul I've been set free
   With blinded eyes I could not see
   But the Lord delivered me

   Now I praise his holy name I've been set free

Once when Jesus came to town
Everybody gathered 'round
All the sick and lame were brought to him that day
When the blind man begged for sight
He shouted out with great delight
Jesus touched his eyes and healed him on that day


Once my life was steeped in sin
But I wouldn't let him in

I thought that I could make it on my own
Farther down sin's road I went
Saw no reason to repent
Then Jesus intervened and rescued me


Sinner friend if you're in doubt and you see there's no way out
You find yourself alone in sinkin' sand
Why not give my God a try
Your thirsty soul he'll satisfy
You'll find your place in heaven when you die


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
Seem 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

The Lesson of the Loaves
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew

Matthew 14:13-21
Steve Gilbertson

Ever just need some "alone time"? So did Jesus. After learning his ministry had
caught the attention of Herod, and still mourning the death of his cousin John,
Jesus " a lonely place by himself." But it was not to be: crowds
needed his compassionate provision, and his disciples needed to learn the lesson
of the loaves. May we, also, receive compassion, provision, and instruction from
Jesus today.

Matthew 14:13-21

13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate
place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from
the towns. 14 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion
on them and healed their sick. 15 Now when it was evening, the disciples came to
him and said, "This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds
away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." 16 But Jesus said, "They
need not go away; you give them something to eat." 17 They said to him, "We have
only five loaves here and two fish." 18 And he said, "Bring them here to me." 19 Then
he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two
fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave
them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate
and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over.
21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other
side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went
up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but
the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was
against them. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.
26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is
a ghost!" and they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take
heart; it is I. Do not be afraid."

28 And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water."
29 He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me."
31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, "O you of little
faith, why did you doubt?" 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those
in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

34 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of
that place recognized him, they sent around to all that region and brought to him all who were sick
36 and implored him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched
it were made well.

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"All Prayed Up”

Words and Music by Vince Gill

© Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“I've Been Set Free”

Words and Music by Paul Williams & The Victory Trio

© Rebel Records LLC

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“I Love to Tell the Story”

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

© 2007 Hearts to God Music, Inc.

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917