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Church at the Chip Worship Service

July 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 71

1   In you, O Lord, do I take refuge;
         let me never be put to shame!
2   In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
         incline your ear to me, and save me!
3   Be to me a rock of refuge,
        to which I may continually come;
     you have given the command to save me,
         for you are my rock and my fortress.

4    Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,
        from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.

5    For you, O Lord, are my hope,
        my trust, O Lord, from my youth.
6    Upon you I have leaned from before my birth;
        you are he who took me from my mother's womb.
      My praise is continually of you.

7    I have been as a portent to many,
        but you are my strong refuge.
8    My mouth is filled with your praise,
        and with your glory all the day.
9    Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
        forsake me not when my strength is spent.
10   For my enemies speak concerning me;
        those who watch for my life consult together
11   and say "God has forsaken him;
        pursue and seize him,
        for there is none to deliver him."

12   O God, be not far from me;
        O my God, make haste to help me!
13   May my accusers be put to shame and consumed;
        with scorn and disgrace may they be covered
        who seek my hurt.
14   But I will hope continually
        and will praise you yet more and more.
15   My mouth will tell of your righteous acts,
        of your deeds of salvation all the day,
        for their number is past my knowledge.
16   With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come;
        I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.

17   O God, from my youth you have taught me,
        and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
18   So even to old age and gray hairs,
        O God, do not forsake me,
      until I proclaim your might to another generation,
        your power to all those to come.
19   Your righteousness, O God,
        reaches the high heavens,
      You who have done great things,
        O God, who is like you?
20   You who have made me see many troubles and calamities
        will revive me again;
      from the depths of the earth
        you will bring me up again.
21   You will increase my greatness
        and comfort me again.

22   I will also praise you with the harp
        for your faithfulness, O my God;
      I will sing praises to you with the lyre,
        O Holy One of Israel.
23   My lips will shout for joy,
        when I sing praises to you;
        my soul also, which you have redeemed.
24   And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long,
      for they have been put to shame and disappointed
        who sought to do me hurt.

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

Love Lifted Me

I was sinking deep in sin
Far from that peaceful shore
Very deeply stained within
Sinking to rise no more
But the Master of the sea
Heard my despairing cry
From the waters lifted me
Now safe am I

   Love lifted me, love lifted me
   When nothing else could help
   Love lifted me
   Love lifted me, love lifted me
   When nothing else could help
   Love lifted me

Souls in danger look above
Jesus completely saves
He will lift you by his love
Out of the angry waves

Love so mighty and so true
Merits my soul's best songs
Faithful loving service too
To him belongs


Oh How I 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

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

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)

True Greatness
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew

Matthew 18:1-14
Steve Gilbertson

As Jesus moves inexorably toward the Cross, his private teaching of his disciples grows
more intense. In today's text, he gives them one of several leadership lessons on true
greatness in his kingdom. His teaching is as pertinent, as counterintuitive, and as 
important today as it was in that day.

Matthew 18:1-14

18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of 
of heaven?" 2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3 and said, "Truly,
I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of 
heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5 "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6 but whoever causes one of 
these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone 
fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

7 "Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe
to the one by whom the temptation comes! 8 And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin,  
cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands
or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. 9 And if you eye causes you to sin, tear it out and
throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown
into the hell of fire.

10 "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels
always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. 12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred
sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go
in search of the one that went astray? 13 And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more
than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14 So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven
that one of these little ones should perish.

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


“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


"Love Lifted Me”

Words and Music by Howard E. Smith, James Rowe

Public Domain


“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


"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