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Church at the Chip Worship Service

Fifth Sunday of Easter: May 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.  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 59

 

1    Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
        protect me from those who rise up against me;
2    deliver me from those who work evil,
         and save me from bloodthirsty men.

3    For behold, they lie in wait for my life;
        fierce men stir up strife against me.
      For no transgression or sin of mine, O Lord,
4        for no fault of mine, they run and make ready.
     Awake, come to meet me, and see!

5        You, Lord God of hosts, are God of Israel.
     Rouse yourself to punish all the nations;

         spare none of those who treacherously plot evil.
             Selah

6    Each evening they come back,
        howling like dogs

         and prowling about the city.
7     There they are, bellowing with their mouths
         with swords in their lips-
         for "Who," they think, "will hear us?"

8    But you, O Lord, laugh at them;
         you hold all the nations in derision.
9    O my Strength, I will watch for you,
         for you, O God, are my fortress.
10   My God in his steadfast love will meet me;
         God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.

11   Kill them not, lest my people forget;
         make them totter by your power and bring them down,
         O Lord, our shield!
12   For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips,
         let them be trapped in their pride.
      For the cursing and lies that they utter,
13      consume them in wrath;
         consume them till they are no more,
      that they may know that God rules over Jacob
         to the ends of the earth.     Selah

14   Each evening they come back,
         howling like dogs
         and prowling about the city.
15   They wander about for food
         and growl if they do not get their fill.

16   But I will sing of your strength;
         I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
      For you have been to me a fortress
         and a refuge in the day of my distress.
17   O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
         for you, O God, are my fortress,
         the God who shows me steadfast love.


All the People Said Amen

You are not alone, if you are lonely
When you feel afraid, you're not the only
We are all the same, in need of mercy
To be forgiven and be free
it's all you got to lean on but thank God it's all you need

   And all the people said Amen
   And all the people said Amen
   Give thanks to the Lord for his love never ends
   And all the people said Amen

If you think you're poor, well it don't matter
Weak or strong, we know love is what we're after
We're all broken but we're all in this together
God knows we stumble and fall
And he so loved the world he sent his Son to save us all

   Chorus

Blessed are the poor in spirit who are torn apart
Blessed are the persecuted and the pure in heart
Blessed are the people hungry for another start
For theirs is the Kingdom, the Kingdom of God

   Chorus (2x)


Oh How l Need You

Lord, I find you in the seeking
Lord, I find you in the doubt
And to know you is to love you
And to know so little else

   I need you, Oh, how I need you
   Oh, how I need you, Oh, how I need you
(repeat all)

Lord, I find you in the morning
Lord, I seek you every day
Let my life be for your glory
Woven in your threads of grace

   Oh, how I need you, Oh, how I need you
   Oh, how I need you, Oh, how I need you

   Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh

Light, glorious light, I will go where you shine
Break the dawn, crack the skies
Make the way bright before me
In your light I will find
All I need, all I need is you
(repeat)

   Oh, how I need you, Oh, how I need you
   Oh, how I need you, Oh, how I need you


It is Well

When peace, like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say
"It is well, it is well, with my soul"

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

Though Satan should buffet though trials should come
Let this blest assurance control
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate
And hath shed his own blood for my soul


   Chorus

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

   Chorus

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend
Even so, it is well with my soul

Chorus

Open the Eyes of Your Heart
Eastertide, 2021

Ephesians 1:15-23
Steve Gilbertson

Today we continue our Eastertide reflection on the present-day significance
of the resurrection of Jesus by taking a look at Paul's letter to the Ephesians, 
an early Christian community. It opens with an incredible prayer that "the
eyes of [their] hearts be enlightened" so that, among other things, they would
experience the "immeasurable" power of Christ's resurrection in their lives.
What does this mean? We'll take a look at that this morning.

Ephesians 1:15-23

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love
toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in
my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give
you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the
eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he
has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and
what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according
to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from
the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule
and authority and power and dominion and above every name that is named, not only
in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave
him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullnes of him who
fills all in all.


“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson

 

"All the People Said Amen”

Words and Music by Matt Maher, Paul Moak, Trevor Morgan

© 2013 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917

 

“Oh How I Need You”

Words and Music by David Leonard, Leslie Jordan, Paul Mabury, Stuart Garrard

© 2012 Integrity's Praise! Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917

 

“It is Well”

Words and Music by Horatio Gates Spafford, Philip Paul Bliss

© 2002 sixsteps

Public Domain