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Church at the Chip Worship Service

August 8, 2021

Welcome to Online Worship at Church at the Chip
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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 73

1  Truly God is good to Israel,
         to those who are pure in heart.
2   But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,
         my steps had nearly slipped.
3   For I was envious of the arrogant
        when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4   For they have no pangs until death;
        their bodies are fat and sleek.

5   They are not in trouble as others are;
        they are not stricken like the rest of mankind.
6   Therefore pride is their necklace;
        violence covers them as a garment.
7   Their eyes swell out through fatness;
        their hearts overflow with follies.
8   They scoff and speak with malice;
        loftily they threaten oppression.
9   they set their mouths against the heavens,
        and their tongue struts through the earth.
10  Therefore his people turn back to them,
        and find no fault in them.
11  And they say, "How can God know?
        Is there knowledge in the Most High?"
12  Behold, these are the wicked;
        always at ease, they increase in riches.
13  All in vain have I kept my heart clean
        and washed my hands in innocence.
14  For all the day long I have been stricken
        and rebuked every morning.
15  If I had said, "I will speak thus,"
        I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

16  But when I thought how to understand this,
        it seemed to me a wearisome task,
17  until I went into the sanctuary of God;
        then I discerned their end.

18  Truly you set them in slippery places;
        you make them fall to ruin.
19  How they are destroyed in a moment,
        swept away utterly by terrors!
20  Like a dream when one awakes,
        O Lord, when you rouse yourself, you despise them
     as phantoms.

21  When my soul was embittered,
        when I was pricked in heart,
22  I was brutish and ignorant;
        I was like a beast toward you.

23  Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
        you hold my right hand.
24  You guide me with your counsel,
        and afterward you will receive me to glory.
25  Whom have I in heaven but you?
        And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
26  My flesh and my heart may fail,
         but God is the strength of my heart and my
     portion forever.

27  For behold, those who are far from you shall perish;
         you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.
28  But for me it is good to be near God;
         I have made the Lord God my refuge,
         that I may tell of all your works.

Come People of the Risen King

Come, people of the risen King
Who delight to bring him praise
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the morning star of grace
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to him
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in

   Rejoice, rejoice
   Let every tongue rejoice
   One heart, one voice
   Church at the Chip, rejoice!

Come those whose joy is morning sun
And those weeping through the night
Come those who tell of battles won
And those struggling in the fight
For his perfect love will never change
And his mercies never cease
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace


Come, young and old from every land
Men and women of the faith
Come those with full or empty hands
Find the riches of his grace
Over all the world his people sing
Shore to shore we hear them call
The truth that cries through every age
Our God is all in all


God so Loved the World

Come all you weary, come all you thirsty
Come to the well that never runs dry
Drink of the water, come and thirst no more

Come all you sinners, come find his mercy
Come to the table, he will satisfy
Taste of his goodness, find what you're looking for

   For God so loved the world that he gave us
   His one and only Son to save us
   Whoever believes in him will live forever

Bring all your failures, bring your addictions
Come lay them down at the foot of the cross
Jesus is waiting there with open arms (see his open arms)


   The power of hell forever defeated
   Now it is well, I'm walking in freedom
   For God so loved, God so loved the world

Praise God, praise God
From whom all blessings flow
Praise him, praise him
For the wonders of his love

For God so loved the world that he gave us
His one and only Son to save


   The power of hell forever defeated
   Now it is well, I'm walking in freedom
   For God so loved, God so loved the world

Bring all your failures, bring your addictions
Come lay them down at the foot of the cross
Jesus is waiting
God so loved the world

Ain't No Grave


O my Lord, it's a winding road
It's all bent from a heavy load
Feel the weight beneath the ground
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down

O my Lord, I can barely sing
Waiting for you and your reckoning
Angels humming, can you hear the sound
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down

   I will rise, I will rise, I will rise, I will rise
   Troubles come for everyone
   Death has no respect for love
   Roll that stone I won't be found
   Ain't no grave gonna hold me down

Lord, I'm crooked from head to toe
Got dirty hands and a dirty soul
I was lost but now I'm found
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down


Woah, Woah, Woah
Feel the weight beneath the ground
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down


Woah, Woah, Woah
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down
Ain't no grave gonna hold me down

On Forgiveness
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew

Matthew 18:21-35
Steve Gilbertson

Humility, Accountability, and Forgiveness. These are the three things Jesus emphasizes as
he describes life in his new kingdom community (the church). We've considered the first two,
and today we tackle the third: Forgiveness. It's at the heart of the gospel -- and it's also at
the heart of what it means to follow Jesus.

Matthew 18:21-35

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.

15 "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to
you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you,
that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen
to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile
and a tax collector. 18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and
whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth
about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are
gathered in my name, there am I among them."

21 Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?
As many as seven times?" 22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.

23 "Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his
servants. 24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 And
since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and
payment to be made. 26 So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, 'Have patience with me, and I will
pay you everything.' 27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him
the debt. 28 But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a
hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, 'Pay what you owe.' 29 So his fellow
servant fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' 30 He refused and went
and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they
were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32 Then his master
summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.
33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?' 34 And in anger his master
delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of
you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart."

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


“Come People of the Risen King”

Words and Music by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend

© 2007 Thankyou Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


"God so Loved the World”

Words and Music by by Andrew Berghold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash, Scott Cash

© 2019 Andrew Bergthold Designee

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“Ain't No Grave”

Words and Music by David Crowder, Hank Bentley, Seth Philpott

© sixsteps Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917