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Church at the Chip Worship Service

July 18, 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 70

1    Make haste, O God, to deliver me!
         O Lord, make haste to help me!
2    Let them be put to shame and confusion
         who seek my life!
      Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor
         who delight in my hurt!
3   Let them turn back because of their shame
        who say, "Aha, Aha!"

4    May all who seek you
        rejoice and be glad in you!

      May those who love your salvation
         say evermore, "God is great!"
5    But I am poor and needy;
        hasten to me, O God!
      You are my help and my deliverer;
         O Lord, do not delay!

Lift Your Voice, Bow Your Head

When the world has let you down
Seems a friend just can't be found
When you're lost and far from home
Know you're never all alone

   Lift your voice, bow your head
   Let not one word go unsaid
   Give it to the Lord instead
   Lift your voice, bow your head

Simple words are all you need
For his love is guaranteed
Though your voice be still and small
He will hear you when you call


If you take the time to pray
Through his grace you'll find your way
He will dry each tear you send
Lift your voice, bow your head


From this Valley (chorus)

Oh, won't you take me from this valley
To that mountain high above
I will pray, pray, pray
Until I see your smiling face
I will pray, pray, pray
To the one I love

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 my 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

King of My Heart

Let the King of my heart
Be the mountain where I run
The fountain I drink from
Oh, he is my song
Let the King of my heart
Be the shadow where I hide
The ransom for my life
Oh, he is my song

  You are good, good, Oh
  You are good, good, Oh
  You are good, good, Oh
  You are good, good, Oh

Let the King of my heart
Be the wind inside my sails
The anchor in the waves
Oh, he is my song

Let the King of my heart
Be the fire inside my veins
The echo of my days
Oh, he is my song


You're never gonna let
Never gonna let me down (4x)


When night is holding on to me

God is holding on (2x)

Faith, Death and Taxes
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew

Matthew 17:14-27
Steve Gilbertson

As Jesus and his three disciples descend from their "mountaintop experience," they
encounter difficulties below. In the first case, like Moses on Mt. Sinai, Jesus is frustrated
by the faithlessness he finds. In the second case, he tries, once again, to help his 
disciples see the suffering nature of his Messiah mission. And finally, he gives them a
timely lesson on the temple tax.

Matthew 17:14-27

17 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led
them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his
face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3 And behold, there appeared
to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4 And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good that we
are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one
for Elijah." 5 He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice
from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him."
6 When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. 7 But Jesus came
and touched them, saying, "Rise, and have no fear." 8 And when they lifted up their eyes, they
saw no one but Jesus only.

9 And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Tell no one the vision,
until the Son of Man is raised from the dead." 10 And the disciples asked him, "Then why do the
scribes say that first Elijah must come?" 11 He answered, "Elijah does come, and he will restore all
things. 12 But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to
him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man will certainly suffer at their hands." 13 Then
the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.

14 And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, 15 said,
"Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into
the fire, and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not
heal him." 17 And Jesus answered, "O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with
you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me." 18 And Jesus rebuked the demon,
and it came out of him, and the boy was healed instantly. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus
privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" 20 He said to them, "Because of your little faith.
For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain,
'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you."

22 As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is about to be delivered
into the hands of men, 23 and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day." And they
were greatly distressed.

24 When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and
said, "Does your teacher not pay the tax?" 25 He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house,
Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From who do kings of earth take toll
or tax? From their sons or from others?" 26 And when he said, "From others," Jesus said to him,
"Then go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open
its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself."

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"Lift Your Voice, Bow Your Head”

Words and Music by Carley Arrowood, Wayne Benson, Travis Book, Joe Cicero, Wendy Hickman, Sammy Shelor

© 2021 Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, inc.

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“From this Valley”

Words and Music by Joy Elizabeth Williams, John Paul White, Phil Madeira

© BMG Rights Management, Music Services, Inc

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“Be Thou My Vision”

Words and Music by Eleanor Henrietta Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne

Public Domain


"King of My Heart”

Words and Music by John Mark McMillan

© Meaux Jeaux Music, Raucous Ruckus Publishing, Sarah McMillan Publishing

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917