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• 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.

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• 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

Easter Sunday: April 4, 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 trust that the music, the message, and the old-fashioned western hospitality will encourage you today.

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

Empty Grave


Psalm 118:1, 14-24


1    Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
        his steadfast love endures forever!

14   The Lord is my strength and my song;
        he has become my salvation.

15   Glad songs of salvation
        are in the tents of the righteous:

       "The right hand of the Lord does valiantly,
16   the right hand of the Lord exalts,
        the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!"

17   I shall not die, but I shall live,
         and recount the deeds of the Lord.
18   The Lord has disciplined me severely,
         but he has not given me over to death.

19   Open to me the gates of righteousness,
         that I may enter through them
         and give thanks to the Lord.
20   This is the gate of the Lord;
         the righteous shall enter through it.
21   I thank you that you have answered me
         and have become my salvation.
22   The stone that the builders rejected
         has become the cornerstone.
23   This is the Lord's doing;
         it is marvelous in our eyes.
24   This is the day that the Lord has made;
         let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Christ Arose

Low in the grave he lay
Jesus, my Savior!
Waiting the coming day
Jesus, my Lord!

   Up from the grave he arose
   With a mighty triumph o'er his foes
   He arose a Victor from the dark domain
   And he lives forever with his saints to reign
   He arose! He arose!
   Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch his bed
Jesus, my Savior!
Vainly they seal the dead
Jesus, my Lord!


Death cannot keep his prey
Jesus, my Savior!
He tore the bars away
Jesus, my Lord!

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened Paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting, Alleluia!
Dying once he all doth save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave, Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Ain't No Grave


O my Lord, it's a winding road
It's all bent from a heavy load
Feel the weight beneath the ground
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down

O my Lord, I can barely sing
Waiting for you and your reckoning
Angels humming, can you hear the sound
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down

   I will rise, I will rise, I will rise, I will rise
   Troubles come for everyone
   Death has no respect for love
   Roll that stone I won't be found
   Ain't no grave gonna hold me down

Lord, I'm crooked from head to toe
Got dirty hands and a dirty soul
I was lost but now I'm found
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down


Woah, Woah, Woah
Feel the weight beneath the ground
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down


Woah, Woah, Woah
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down

The Lesson of the Waves
Easter Sunday, 2021
Romans 6:1-11
Steve Gilbertson

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the most important event in the 
history of the world. It demonstrates that Jesus conquered death and that, 
therefore, we can expect to do the same. It assures us that Jesus' death did
in fact bring to us forgiveness for our sins. But there is something more that
the resurrection does for us: It enables us to "walk in newness of life." Today
we'll talk about what that means...

Romans 6:1-11

1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By
no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all
of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We
were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ
was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness
of life.

5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united
with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was curcified with him 
in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer

be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8 Now if we have
died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being
raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For
the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So
you all must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not
present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to
God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as

instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not
under law but under grace.

15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are
slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience,
which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin
have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,
18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19 I am speaking in
human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members
as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members
as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were
you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things
is death. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit
you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free
gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

“Empty Grave”

Words and Music by Jonathan Smith, Parker Welling Nohe, Zach Williams

© Essential Music Publishing LLC

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


"Christ Arose”

Words and Music by Robert Lowry

Public Domain


“Christ the Lord is Risen Today”

Words and Music by Charles Wesley, Samuel Arnold

Public Domain


“Ain't No Grave”

Words and Music by David Crowder, Hank Bentley, Seth Philpott

© sixsteps Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917