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Church at the Chip Worship Service

July 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.  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 68

1    God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered;
         and those who hate him shall flee before him!
2    As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;
         as wax melts before fire,
         so the wicked shall perish before God!
3    But the righteous shall be glad;
        they shall exult before God;
         they shall be jubilant with joy!

4    Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
        lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;

      his name is the Lord;
         exult before him!
5    Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
        is God in his holy habitation.
6    God settles the solitary in a home;
         he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
         but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

7    O God, when you went out before your people,
         when you marched through the wilderness,
8    the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain,
         before God, the One of Sinai,
         before God, the God of Israel.
9    Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad;
         you restored your inheritance as it languished;
10   your flock found a dwelling in it;
         in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy.

11   The Lord gives the word;
         the women who announce the news are a great host:
12      "The kings of the armies-they flee, they flee!"
      The women at home divide the spoil-
13      though you men lie among the sheepfolds-
      the wings of a dove covered with silver,
         its pinions with shimmering gold.
14   When the Almighty scatters kings there,
         let snow fall on Zalmon.

15   O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan;
         O many-peaked mountain, mountain of Bashan!
16   Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain,
         at the mount that God desired for his abode,
         yes, where the Lord will dwell forever?
17   The chariots of God are twice ten thousand,
         thousands upon thousands;
         the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.
18   You ascended on high, 
         leading a host of captives in your train
         and receiving gifts among men,
      even among the rebellious, that the Lord God may dwell there.

19   Blessed be the Lord,
         who daily bears us up;
         God is our salvation.     Selah
20   Our God is a God of salvation,
         and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
21   But God will strike the heads of his enemies,
         the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty ways.
22   The Lord said,
         "I will bring them back from Bashan,
      I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,
23   that you may strike your feet in their blood,
         that the tongues of your dogs may have their
      portion from the foe."

24   Your procession is seen, O God,
         the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary-
25   the singers in front, the musicians last,
         between them virgins playing tambourines:
26   "Bless God in the great congregation,
         the Lord, O you who are of Israel's fountain!"
27   There is Benjaminm the least of them, in the lead,
         the princes of Judah in their throng,
         the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

28   Summon your power, O God, 
         the power, O God, by which you have worked for us.
29   Because of your temple at Jerusalem
         kings shall bear gifts to you.
30   Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds,
         the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples.
      Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute;
         scatter the peoples who delight in war.
31   Nobles shall come from Egypt;
         Cush shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God.

32   O kingdoms of the earth sing to God;
         sing praises to the Lord,     Selah
33   to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens;
         behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.
34   Ascribe power to God, 
         whose majesty is over Israel,
         and whose power is in the skies.
35   Awesome is God from his sanctuary;
         the God of Israel-he is the one who gives power
      and strength to his people.
      Blessed be God!

My Beloved

My Beloved, bring me awake 
Take me up to your resurrection place
My Beloved, bring me awake
'Cause I want to feel your light on my face

There's a sun coming up in my soul, Lord, in my soul
There's a sun coming up in my soul, Lord, in my soul
(Repeat all above)

   I see the light, I see the light
   I see the light, I see the light
   Oh thank you God, I see the light

My Beloved, bring me away
Over Jordan and out of this place
My Beloved, for you I wait
With you here 'til forever face to face

There's a sun coming up in my soul, Lord, in my soul
There's a sun coming up in my soul, Lord, in my soul


No more sorrow, no more pain
No more darkness weighing down on me
No longer blind, now I can see
Forever light, forever free...

Forever light, forever light
Forever light, forever light
I see the light, I see the light
I see the light, I see the light
Oh, thank you, God, I see the light

I see the light, I see the light
I see the light, I see the light
Oh thank you God, oh thank you God
I see the light

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me save that Thou art
Thou my best thought by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

Be Thou my Wisdom and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true Son
Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight
Thou my soul's Shelter, Thou my high Tower
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power

Riches I need not, nor man's empty praise
Thou mine inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only first in my heart
High King of Heaven my treasure Thou art

High King of Heaven, my victory won
May I reach Heaven's joys, O bright Heaven's Sun!
Heart of my own heart whatever befall
Still be my vision O Ruler of all

How Great Thou Art

Oh Lord my God
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works
Thy hands have made
I see the stars
I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout
The universe displayed

   Then sings my soul
   My Savior, God, to Thee
   How great thou art
   How great thou art
   Then sings my soul
   My Savior, God, to Thee
   How great Thou Art
   How great Thou Art

When through the woods
And forest glades I wander
And hear the birds
Sing sweetly in the trees
When I look down
From lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook
And feel the gentle breeze


And when I think
Of God h
is son not sparing
Sent him to die
I scarce can take it in
That on the cross
My burden gladly bearing
He bled and died
To take away my sin


When Christ shall come

With shout of acclamation
And take me home
What joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow
With humble adoration
And then proclaim
My God, how great Thou art


The King and His Followers
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew

Matthew 16:21-28
Steve Gilbertson

Peter had just confessed his conviction that Jesus was in fact, the promised Messiah --
God's Anointed King. In response, Jesus gave him a ringing affirmation: "Blessed are you...!"
However, in virtually the next instant, Jesus scolded Peter with a stinging rebuke: "Get
behind me, Satan!" What had Peter said which so upset Jesus, and what are we to learn about
the true nature of Jesus' kingship -- and of our responsibility as citizens of his kingdom?
We'll talk about that today. 

Matthew 16:21-28

13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do
people say that the Son of Man is?" 14 And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah,
and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
16 Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17 And Jesus answered him,
"Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father
who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the
of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and
you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed
in heaven."
20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things
from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22 And Peter
took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, "Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to
23 But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are
not setting
your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man."

24 Then Jesus took his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his
cross and
follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake
will find it.
26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall
a man give
in return for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his
Father, and then
he will repay each person according to what he has done. 28 Truly, I say to you, there are
some standing here
who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"My Beloved”

Words and Music by David Crowder, Ed Cash, Seth Philpott

© 2013 Capitol CMG Paragon

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“Be Thou My Vision”

Words and Music by Eleanor Henrietta Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne

Public Domain


"How Great Thou Art”

Words and Music by Stuart Wesley, Keene Hine

© 1949 and 1953 Stuart Hine Trust CIO Stuart K. Hine Trust

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917