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Church at the Chip Worship Service

2nd Sunday of Advent: December 5, 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 87

1   On the holy mount stands the city he founded;
2      the Lord loves the gates of Zion
       more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.
3   Glorious things of you are spoken,
       O city of God. Selah

4   Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon;
       behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush-

        "This one was born there," they say.
5   And of Zion it shall be said,
       "This one and that one were born in her";
        for the Most High himself will establish her.
6   The Lord records as he registers the peoples,
       "This one was born there."

7   Singers and dancers alike say,
       "All my springs are in you."

Joy to the World!

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare him room
And heav'n and nature sing
And heav'n and nature sing
And heav'n and heav'n and nature sing

Joy to the world! The Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and flood, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

No more let sins and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as, far as the curse is found

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness
And wonders of his love
And wonders of his love
And wonders, wonders of his love

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hark, the herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful all ye nations rise, join the triumph of the skies
With th'angelic host proclaim, "Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark, the herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King"

Christ by highest heav'n adored, Christ the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold him come, offspring of a virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see, hail, th'incarnate Deity
Please as man with men to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark, the herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King"

Hail, the heav'n-born Prince of Peace, hail the Son of Righteousness
Light and life to all he brings, ris'n with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by, born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth, born to give us second birth
Hark, the herald angels sings, "Glory to the newborn King"

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel 
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
   Shall come to you, O Israel!

O come, thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home
Make safe the way that leads on high
And close the path to misery

   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
   Shall come to you, O Israel!

O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight

   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
   Shall come to you, O Israel!

O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind
Oh, bid our sad divisions cease
And be yourself our King of Peace

   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
   Shall come to you, O Israel!

The Challenge of Jesus (2)
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew

Matthew 22:23-33
Steve Gilbertson

When Jesus shows up, he challenges our expectations. We see this at every turn in the
Christmas story. We see it, too, in our study of Matthew, as we follow Jesus in the days
before his arrest and crucifixion. Last week we saw Jesus challenge the political notions
of the Herodians; this week he confronts the religious biases of the Sadducees. We can't
help but wonder: in what ways does Jesus want to challenge us during this Advent season?

Matthew 22:23-33

23 The same day Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked
him a question, 24 saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If a man dies having no children, his brother
must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.' 25 Now there were seven brothers
among us. The first married and died, and having no offspring left his wife to his brother. 26 So
too the second and third, down to the seventh. 27 After them all, the woman died. 28 In the
resurrection, therefore, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had her."

29 But Jesus answered them, "You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the
power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are
like angels in heaven. 31 And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said
to you by God: 32 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not
God of the dead, but of the living." 33 And when the crowd heard it, they were astonished at his

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"Joy to the World”

Words and Music by George Frideric Handel, Issac Watts

Public Domain


“Hark! The Hearald Angels Sing”

Words and Music by Charles Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Public Domain


“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

Words and Music by John Mason Neale, Thomas Helmore

Public Domain