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Church at the Chip Worship Service

October 31, 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 83

1   O God, do not keep silence;
        do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
2   For behold, your enemies make an uproar;
        those who hate you have raised their heads.
3   They lay crafty plans against your people;
       they consult together against your treasured ones.
4   They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation;
       let the name of Israel be remembered no more!"

5   For they conspire with one accord;
       against you they make a covenant-
6   the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
       Moab and the Hagrites,
7   Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
       Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8   Asshur also has joined them;
       they are the strong arm of the children of Lot.

9   Do to them as you did to Midian,
       as to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
10  who were destroyed at En-dor,
       who became dung for the ground.
11  Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
       all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12  who said, "Let us take possession for ourselves
       of the pastures of God."

13  O my God, make them like whirling dust,
       like chaff before the wind.
14  As fire consumes the forest,
       as the flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15  so may you pursue them with your tempest
       and terrify them with your hurricane!
16  Fill their faces with shame,
       that they may seek your name, O Lord.
17  Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever;
       let them perish in disgrace,
18  that they may know that you alone,
       whose name is the Lord,
       are the Most High over all the earth.

Let My Life be a Light

Let me live, blessed Lord, in the light of thy word
Let my life be a light on a hill
Leading souls now astray to the straight narrow way
Help me do some good deed while I live

   Let my life be a light shining out through the night
   May I help struggling ones to the fold
   Spreading cheer everywhere to the sad and the lone
   Let my life be a light to some soul

Give me wisdom and power, every day, every hour
Let me drink from the fountain above
And guide my footsteps aright through this dark and stormy night
Give me peace, give me joy, give me love


Give me souls for my hire, let my light be on fire
Shining out to the world as a guide
Help me rescue someone sinking now with no hope
That in heaven we shall ever abide


All the People Said Amen

You are not alone, if you are lonely
When you feel afraid, you're not the only
We are all the same, in need of mercy
To be forgiven and be free
It's all you got to lean on but thank God it's all you need

   And all the people said Amen
   And all the people said Amen
   Give thanks to the Lord for his love never ends
   And all the people said Amen

If you think you're poor, well it don't matter
Weak or strong, we know love is what we're after
We're all broken but we're all in this together
God knows we stumble and fall
And he so loved the world he sent his Son to save us all


Blessed are the poor in spirit who are torn apart
Blessed are the persecuted and the pure in heart
Blessed are the people hungry for another start
For theirs is the Kingdom, the Kingdom of God

   Chorus (2x)

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing


Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
Mount of thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by thy help I come
And I hope by thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Interposed his precious blood

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be
Let thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart, O take and seal it
Seal it for thy courts above

The Barren Temple and the Withered Tree
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew

Matthew 21:12-22
Steve Gilbertson

At long last, Jesus is recognized as Israel's Messiah and the world's true King.
Matthew opens this climactic section of Jesus' ministry with three dramatic "acted
parables": the humble entry of the King on his donkey, the disruptive actions of the
Priest on his temple, and the symbolic judgment of the Prophet on a tree. What did
all of this mena, both for them, and for us?
kind of King is this?

Matthew 21:12-22

21 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives,
then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and 
immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.
3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord needs them,' and he will send them
at once." 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, 

 5    "Say to the daughter of Zion,
       'Behold, your king is coming to you,
           humble, and mounted on a donkey,
           on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.'"

6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt
and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. 8 Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the
road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 And the crowds that
went before him and that followed him were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he
who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" 10 And when he entered Jerusalem,
the whole city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?" 11 And the crowds said, "This is the prophet
Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee." 

12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he
overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said
to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you make it a den of robbers."

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the
chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in
the temple, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant, 16 and they said to him, " Do you
hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read,

       "'Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise'?"

17 And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there.

18 In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the
wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, "May no fruit ever
come from you again!" And the fig tree withered at once.

20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree wither at once?" 21 And
Jesus answered them, "Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do
what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountian, 'Be taken up and thrown
into the sea,' it will happen. 22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


“Let My Life be a Light”

Words and Music by Doyle Lawson, Quicksilver

© 2006 Sugar Hill Records, A Welk Music Group Company

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


"All the People Said Amen”

Words and Music by Matt Maher, Paul Moak, Trevor Morgan

© 2013 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Words and Music by John Wyeth, Robert Robinson

Public Domain