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Church at the Chip Worship Service

Fourth Sunday of Easter: April 25, 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 58


1    Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?
        Do you judge the children of man uprightly?
2    No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;
         your hands deal out violence on earth.

3    The wicked are estranged from the womb;
        they go astray from birth, speaking lies.
4    They have venom like the venom of a serpent,
        like the deaf adder that stops its ear,

5    so that it does not hear the voice of charmers
        or of the cunning enchanter.

6    O God, break the teeth in their mouths;
        tear out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!

7     Let them vanish like water that runs away;
         when he aims his arrows, let them be blunted.
8    Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime,
         like the stillborn child who never sees the sun.
9    Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns,
         whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!

10   The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
         he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11   Mankind will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
         surely there is a God who judges on earth."


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


I Saw the Light/I'll Fly Away

I wandered so aimless life filled with sin
I wouldn't let my dear Savior in
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night
Praise the Lord I saw the light

   I saw the light I saw the light
   No more darkness no more night
   Now I'm so happy no sorrow in sight
   Praise the Lord I saw the light

Just like a blind man I wandered along
Worries and fears I claimed for my own
Then like the blind man that God gave back his sight
Praise the Lord I saw the light


I was a fool to wander and stray
For straight is the gate and narrow the way
Now I have traded the wrong for the right
Praise the Lord I saw the light


Some glad morning when this life is o'er, I'll fly away
To a home on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away
I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away
When the shadows of this life have gone, I'll fly away
Like a bird from prison bars has flown, I'll fly away
Just a few more weary days and then, I'll fly away
To a land where joy shall never end, I'll fly away

He Will Hold Me Fast

When I fear my faith will fail
Christ will hold me fast
When the tempter would prevail
He will hold me fast
I could never keep my hold

Through life's fearful path
For my love is often cold
He must hold me fast

   He will hold me fast
   He will hold me fast
   For my Savior loves me so
   He will hold me fast

Those he saves are his delight
Christ will hold me fast
Precious in his holy sight
He will hold me fast

He'll not let my soul be lost
His promises shall last
Bought by him at such a cost
He will hold me fast


For my life he bled and died

Christ will hold me fast
Justice has been satisfied
He will hold me fast
Raised with him to endless life
He will hold me fast
'Till our faith is turned to sight
When he comes at last


Your Labor is not in Vain
Eastertide, 2021

1 Corinthians 15:1-5, 20-25, 58
Steve Gilbertson

Two of the most fundamental questions in life are these: The questions of
mortality (Is this life all there is?) and meaning (What is life all about?).  
After all, if all human life ends in the grave, and the universe itself ultimately
expires, what intrinsic meaning is there to anything in life? Christianity has
the most plausible and satisfying answer to that question: "Because of the
resurrection of Jesus, your labor is not in vain." Let's talk about that today...

1 Corinthians 15:1-5, 20-25, 58

1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you 
received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast
to the word I preached to you-unless you believed in vain.

3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died
for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was
raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared
to Cephas, then to the twelve.

20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have
fallen asleep. 21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection
of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But
each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.
24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying
every rule and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his
enemies under his feet.

58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the
work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

“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


“I Saw the Light/I'll Fly Away”

Words and Music by Hank Williams Sr/Albert E. Brumley

© 1948 Sony/ATV Songs LLC and Hiriam Music/© 1932 Hartford Music Company. Renewed 1960 Albert E. Brumley & Sons

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“He Will Hold Me Fast”

Words and Music by Ada Ruth Habershon, Matthew Merker

© 2013 Getty Music Publishing Matthew Merker Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917