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Church at the Chip Worship Service

Good Friday: April 2, 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.  We'd love to welcome you back on Sunday for the joyous celebration of Jesus' resurrection at 7 and 9 am.

Please join in the singing and reading during this meaningful service of remembrance. The bold scripture reading are meant for congregational participation.

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God bless you,
The Church at the Chip family

Were You There?


Were you there when they *crucified my Lord
Were you there when they *crucified my Lord
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble
Were you there when they *crucified my Lord

   *nailed him to the tree
   *laid him in the tomb

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane


And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the
disciples followed him. And when he came to the place, he said to them, "Pray
that you may not enter into temptation."

And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed,
saying, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not
my will, but yours, be done."

And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being
in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood
falling down to the ground.

Abide with Me

There in the night, Gethsemane
Before the cross, before the nails
Overwhelmed, alone you prayed
You met us in our suffering and bore our shame

   Abide with me, abide with me
   Don't let me fall, and don't let go
   Walk with me, and never leave
   Ever close, God abide with me

O love that will not ever let me go!
Love that will not ever let me go!
You never let me go!
Love that will not ever let me go!

And up ahead, eternity
We'll weep no more and sing for joy, abide with me!
We'll weep no more and sing for joy, abide with me!

Jesus is Condemned


While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas,
one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, but
Jesus said to him, "Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?"

Now at the feast Pilate used to release for them one prisoner for whom they
asked. And the crowd came up and began to ask him to do as he usually did
for them, saying, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?" 

But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas

And Pilate again said to them, "Then what shall I do with the man you call the King
of the Jews?"

And they cried out again, "Crucify him."

And Pilate said to them, "Why? What evil has he done?"

But they shouted all the more, "Crucify him."

So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having
scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

Beautiful, Scandalous Night

Go on up to the mountain of mercy to the crimson perpetual tide
Kneel down on the shore be thirsty no more
Go under and be purified
Follow Christ to the holy mountain
Sinner sorry and wrecked by the fall
Cleanse your heart and your soul in the fountain that flows
For you and for me and for all

   At the wonderful, tragic, mysterious tree
   On that beautiful, scandalous night you and me
   We're atoned by his blood and forever washed white
   On that beautiful, scandalous night

On the hillside, you will be delivered
At the foot of the cross justified
And your spirit restored, by the river that pours
From our blessed Savior's side

Jesus Climbs Calvary

And the soldiers led him away inside the palace, and they called together the
whole battalion. And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a
crown of thorns, they put it on him.

And they began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they were striking his head
with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him. And when they
had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him.

And they led him out to crucify him. And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene,
who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry
his cross.

Old Rugged Cross

On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suff'ring and shame
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

Jesus is Crucified

And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). And
they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.

And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them,
to decide what each should take. And it was the third hour when they crucified him.

And the inscription of the charge against him read, "The King of the Jews." And with him
they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left.

Message: Pastor Steve Gilbertson

Were You There?

Were you there when they *nailed him to the tree

Mighty is the Power of the Cross

Worship Team

It is Well

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought
My sin, not in part but the whole, is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

   It is well with my soul
   It is well, it is well, with my soul

Jesus Dies

And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth
hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?"
Which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

And some bystanders hearing it said, "Behold, he is calling Elijah." And someone ran
and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying,
"Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down."

And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain of the temple was torn
in two, from top to bottom, and when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in
this way he breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"

His Mercy is More

What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all knowing, he counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

   Praise the Lord, his mercy is more
   Stronger than darkness, new every morn
   Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What father, so tender, is calling us come
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more


What riches of kindness he lavished on us
His blood was the payment, his life was the cost
We stood 'neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins, they are many, his mercy is more

Here is Love

Here is love wide as the ocean
Loving kindness as a flood
When the Prince of Life, our ransom
Shed for us his precious blood
Who his love will not remember
Who can cease to sing his praise
He can never be forgotten
Throughout Heaven's eternal days

On the mount of cruxifixion
Fountains opened deep and wide
Through the floodgates of God's mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide
Grace and love like mighty rivers
Poured incessant from above
Heaven's peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love

Jesus is Buried

And when evening had come, since it was the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea,
a respected member of the Council, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body
of Jesus. Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died. And when he learned
from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph.

And Joseph brought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud
and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock.

And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.

Were You There?


Were you there when they *crucified my Lord
Were you there when they *crucified my Lord
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble
Were you there when they *crucified my Lord

   *nailed him to the tree
   *laid him in the tomb