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Church at the Chip Worship Service

August 15, 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 74

1  O God, why do you cast us off forever?
         Why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?
2   Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old,
         which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your heritage!
         Remember Mount Zion, where you have dwelt.
3   Direct your steps to the perpetual ruins;
        the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary!

4   Your foes have roared in the midst of your meeting place;
        they set up their own signs for signs.

5   They were like those who swing axes
        in a forest of trees.
6   And all its carved wood
        they broke down with hatchets and hammers.
7   They set your sanctuary on fire;
        they profaned the dwelling place of your name,
         bringing it down to the ground.
8   They said to themselves, "We will utterly subdue them";
        they burned all the meeting places of God in the land.

9   We do not see our signs;
        there is no longer any prophet,
         and there is none among us who knows how long.
10  How long, O God, is the foe to scoff?
        Is the enemy to recile your name forever?
11  Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand?
        Take it from the fold of your garment and destroy them!

12  Yet God my King is from of old,
        working salvation in the midst of the earth.
13  You divided the sea by your might;
        you broke the heads of the sea monsters on the waters.
14  You crushed the heads of Leviathan;
        you gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.
15  You split open springs and brooks;
        you dried up ever-flowing streams.
16  Yours is the day, yours also the night;
        you have established the heavenly lights and the sun.
17  You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth;
        you have made summer and winter.

18  Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy scoffs,
        and a foolish people reviles your name.
19  Do not deliver the soul of your dove to the wild beasts;
        do not forget the life of your poor forever.

20  Have regard for the covenant,
        for the dark places of the land are full of the
    habitations of violence.
21  Let not the downtrodden turn back in shame;
        let the poor and needy praise your name.

22  Arise, O God, defend your cause;
        remember how the foolish scoff at you all the day!
23  Do not forget the clamor of your foes,
        the uproar of those who rise against you, which
      goes up continually!

From this Valley

Oh, the desert dreams of a river
That will run down to the sea
Like my heart longs for an ocean
To wash down over me

   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

Oh, the outcast dreams of acceptance
Just to find pure love's embrace
Like an orphan longs for his mother
May you hold me in your grace


   Ooh - Oh, Oh, Oh
   Oh, Oh, Oh - Oh, Oh, Oh (2x)

Oh, the caged bird dreams of a strong wind
That will flow 'neath her wings
Like a voice longs for a melody
Oh, Jesus carry me


I will pray, pray, pray
Until I see your smiling face
I will pray, pray, pray
To the one I love

This is Amazing Grace

Who breaks the power of sin and darkness
Whose love is mighty and so much stronger
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder
Who leaves us breathless in awe and wonder
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

   This is amazing grace
   This is unfailing love
   That you would take my place
   That you would bear my cross
   You laid down your life
   That I would be set free
   Oh, Jesus, I sing for
   All that you've done for me

Who brings our chaos back into order
Who makes the orphan a son and daughter
The King of glory, the King above all kings
Who rules the nations with truth and justice
Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance
The King of Glory, the King above all kings


Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy is the King who conquered the grave (3x)
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy, Worthy, Worthy


Great is Thy Faithfulness


Great is thy faithfulness
O God my father
There is no shadow
Of turning with thee
Thou changest not
Thy compassions they fail not
As thou hast been
Thou forever will be

   Great is thy faithfulness
   Great is thy faithfulness
   Morning by morning
   New mercies I see
   All I have needed
   Thy hand hath provided
   Great is thy faithfulness
   Lord unto me

Summer and winter
And springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars
In their courses above
Join with all nature
In manifold witness
To thy great faithfulness
Mercy and love


Pardon for sin
And a peace that endureth
Thy own dear presence to cheer
And to guide
Strength for today
And bring hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine
With ten thousand beside


Jesus Teaches on Forgiveness
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew

Matthew 19:1-10
Steve Gilbertson

Having shared his vision for larger community of the church, Jesus now teaches on the 
smallest, and most intimate, community of all: the community of the marriage between
a man and woman. As countercultural then as it is now, Jesus' words are still the last -
and best - word on the essence, the prupose, and the priority of marriage.

Matthew 19:1-10

19 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the 
region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2 And large crowds followed him, and he healed them

3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for
any cause?" 4 He answered, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning
made them male and female, 5 and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother
and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? 6 So they are no longer two but
one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate." 7 They said to him,
"Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?"
8 He said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives,
but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for
sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery."

10 The disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry."
11 But he said to them, "Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given.
12 For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made
eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the
kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it."

“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


"This is Amazing Grace”

Words and Music by Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, Phil Wickham

© 2012 Phil Wickham Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Words and Music by Thomas Chisolm, W.M. Runyan

Public Domain