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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.

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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 28, 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.

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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 55


1    Give ear to my prayer, O God,
        and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
2    Attend to me, and answer me;
         I am restless in my complaint and I moan,
3    becuase of the noise of the enemy,
        because of the oppression of the wicked.
      For they drop trouble upon me,
         and in anger they bear a grudge against me.

4    My heart is in anguish within me;
        the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

5    Fear and trembling come upon me,
        and horror overwhelms me.

6    And I say, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
        I would fly away and be at rest;

7     yes, I would wander far away;
         I would lodge in the wilderness;     Selah
8    I would hurry to find a shelter
         from the raging wind and tempest."

9    Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues;
         for I see violence and strife in the city.
10   Day and night they go around it
         on its walls,
      and iniquity and trouble are within it;
11      ruin is in its midst;
      oppression and fraud
         do not depart from its marketplace.

12   For it is not an enemy who taunts me-
         then I could bear it;
      it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me-
         then I could hide from him.
13   But it is you, a man, my equal,
         my companion, my familiar friend.
14   We used to take sweet counsel together;
         within God's house we walked in the throng.
15   Let death steal over them;
         let them go down to Sheol alive;
         for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.

16   But I call to God,
         and the Lord will save me.
17   Evening and morning and at noon
         I utter my complaint and moan,
         and he hears my voice.
18   He redeems my soul in safety
         from the battle that I wage,
         for many are arrayed against me.
19   God will give ear and humble them,
         he who is enthroned from of old,     Selah
      because they do not change
         and do not fear God.

20   My companion stretched out his hand against his friends;
         he violated his covenant.
21   His speech was smooth as butter,
         yet war was in his heart;
      his words were softer than oil,
         yet they were drawn swords.

22   Cast your burden on the Lord,
         and he will sustain you;
      he will never permit
         the righteous to be moved.

23   But you, O God, will cast them down
         into the pit of destruction;
      men of blood and treachery
         shall not live out half their days.
      But I will trust in you.

Raise a Hallelujah

I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief
I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
I raise a hallelujah, heaven comes to fight for me

   I'm gonna sing, in the middle of the storm
   Louder and louder, you're gonna hear my praises roar
   Up from the ashes, hope will arise
   Death is defeated, the King is alive!

I raise a hallelujah, with everything inside of me
I raise a hallelujah, I will watch the darkness flee
I raise a hallelujah, in the middle of the mystery
I raise a hallelujah, fear you lost your hold on me!


Sing a little louder (in the presence of my enemies)
Sing a little louder (louder than the unbelief)
Sing a little louder (my weapon is a melody)
Sing a little louder (Heaven comes to fight for me)
Sing a little louder!


I Will Follow


When the sea is calm and all is right
When I feel your favor flood my life
Even in the good, I'll follow you
Even in the good, I'll follow you
When the boat is tossed upon the waves
When I wonder if you'll keep me safe
Even in the storms, I'll follow you
Even in the storms, I'll follow you

   I believe everything that you say you are
   I believe that I have seen your unchanging heart
   In the good things and in the hardest part
   I believe and I will follow you
   I believe and I will follow you

When I see the wicked prospering
When I feel I have no voice to sing
Even in the want, I'll follow you
Even in the want, I'll follow you


When I find myself so far from home
And you lead me somewhere I don't wanna go
Even in my death, I'll follow you
Even in my death, I'll follow you
When I come to end this race I've run
And I receive the prize that Christ has won
I will be with you in paradise
I will be with you in paradise

   Chorus (2x)

I Can't Even Walk

I thought number one would surely be me
I thought I could be what I wanted to be
I thought I could build on life's sinking sand
But now I can't even walk without you holding my hand

   Oh Lord, I can't even walk without you holding my hand
   The mountains too high and the valleys too wide
   Down on my knees that's where I learned to stand
   Oh Lord, I can't even walk without you holding my hand

I thought I could do a lot on my own
I thought I could make it all alone
I thought of myself as a mighty big man
But Lord I can't even walk without you holding my hand


I think I'll make Jesus my all and all
And if I'm in trouble on his name I'll call

If I didn't trust him, I'd be less of a man
'Cause Lord I can't even walk without you holding my hand


Oh Lord, I can't even walk without you holding my hand

The Humble King Cleans House
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew

Matthew 21:1-17
Steve Gilbertson

Matthew, as we have seen throughout this study, presents Jesus as "The 
World's True King." On this Palm Sunday, we jump ahead in our story to  
the first time when Jesus publicly acknowledged himself as the true king
of the world. Yes, he is the King, but what kind of king is he? Let's find
out together.

Matthew 21:1-17

29 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him. 30 And behold,
there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus
was passing by, they cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" 31 The crowd
rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, "Lord,
have mercy on us, Son of David!" 32 And stopping, Jesus called them and said, "What
do you want me to do for you?" 33 They said to him, "Lord, let our eyes be opened."
34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight
and followed him.

21 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of 
Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, "Go into the village in front of
you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and
bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord needs them,'
and he will send them at once." 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the
prophet, saying,

5 "Say to the daughter of Zion,
'Behold, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,

on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.'"

6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and
the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. 8 Most of the crowd spread their
cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, "Hosanna to
the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"
10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?"
11 And the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee."

12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he
overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He
said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you make it a den
of robbers."

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when
the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children
crying out in the temple, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant, 16 and they said
to him, "Do you hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read,

'"Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies
you have prepared praise'?"

17 And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there.

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"Raise a Hallelujah”

Words and Music by Jonathan David Helser, Melissa Helser, Molly Skaggs, Jake Stevens

© Bethel Music Publishing

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“I Will Follow”

Words and Music by Jon Guerra

© 2013 All Essential Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“I Can't Even Walk”

Words and Music by Colbert Croft, Joyce Croft

© Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917