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Church at the Chip Worship Service

November 7, 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 84

1   How lovely is your dwelling place,
        O Lord of hosts!
2   My soul longs, yes, faints
        for the courts of the Lord;
    my heart and flesh sing for joy
        to the living God.

3   Even the sparrow finds a home,
       and the swallow a newst for herself,
        where she may lay her young,
     at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
        my King and my God.
4   Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
       ever singing your praise!       Selah

5   Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
       in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
6   As they go through the Valley of Baca
       they make it a place of springs;
        the early rain also covers it with pools.
7   They go from strength to strength;
       each one appears before God in Zion.

8   O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
       give ear, O God of Jacob!       Selah
9   Behold our shield, O God;
       look on the face of your anointed!

10  For a day in your courts is better
       than a thousand elsewhere.
     I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
        than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11  For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
       the Lord bestows favor and honor.
     No good thing does he withhold
        from those who walk uprightly.
12  O Lord of hosts,
       blessed is the one who trusts in you!

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 similing 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 brid 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

Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)

   There ain't no grave can hold my body down
   There ain't no grave can hold my body down
   When I hear that trumpet sound
   I'm gonna rise right out of the ground
   Ain't no grave can hold my body down

Well, look down yonder, Gabriel
Put your feet on land and sea
But Gabriel, don't you blow your trumpet 'til you hear it from me
Well, look way down the river
What do you think I see
I see a band of angels, and they're coming after me


Well, meet me, Jesus, meet me
Meet me in the air
And if these wings don't fail me
I will meet you anywhere
I'm going down to the river of Jordan
Bury my knees beneath the sand
Gonna holler high hosanna 'til I see that promised land


Well, look way down the river
What do you think I see
I see a band of angels, and they're coming after me


Amazing Grace/Doxology


Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

The Lord has promised good to me
His Word my hope secures
He will my Shield and Portion be
As long as life endures

Priase God, from whom all blessings flow
Praise him, all creatures here below
Praise him above, ye heav'nly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Amen, Amen, Amen

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Who's in Charge Here?
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew

Matthew 21:23-32
Steve Gilbertson

Jesus' humble entry into Jerusalem, together with his dramatic Temple-clearing and
fig-tree-cursing antics, cause a stir among the religious leaders. The conflict builds
like a pressure cooker over the next five chapters of Matthew until, at last, in chapter
26, Jesus is arrested. Matthew sets the scene in today's text with the leaders' critical
quesiton, "By what authority are you doing these things?" Indeed. When Jesus shows up,
whether in the Temple or in the Buffalo Chip, he acts like he is in charge. What was their
response? More to the point, what is ours?

Matthew 21:23-32

23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to
him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave
you this authority?" 24 Jesus answered them, "I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me 
the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, 
from where did it come? From heaven or from man?" And they discussed it among themselves,
saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say to us, 'Why then did you not believe him?' 26 But if we
say, 'From man,' we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet." 27 So they
answered Jesus, "We do not know." And he said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority
I do these things.

28 "What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in
the vineyard today.' 29 And he answered, 'I will not,' but afterward he changed his mind and went. 
30 And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, 'I go, sir,' but did not go.
31 Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I
say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John
came to you in the way of reighteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and
the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds
and believe him."

“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


"Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)”

Words and Music by Southern Bluegrass Revival

Public Domain


“Amazing Grace/Doxology”

Words and Music by Northern Transit

Public Domain