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Church at the Chip Worship Service

9th Day of Christmas: January 2, 2022


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 90

1   Lord, you have been our dwelling place
        in all generations.
2   Before the mountains were brought forth,
       or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

3   You return man to dust
       and say, "Return, O children of man!"
4   For a thousand years in your sight
       are but as yesterday when it is past,

     or as a watch in the night.

5   You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream,
       like grass that is renewed in the morning:
6   in the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
       in the evening it fades and withers.
7   For we are brought to an end by your anger;
       by your wrath we are dismayed.
8   You have set our iniquities before you,
       our secret sins in the light of your presence.

9   For all our days pass away under your wrath;
       we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
10  The years of our life are seventy,
       or even by reason of strength eighty;
      yet their span is but toil and trouble;
        they are soon gone, and we fly away.
11  Who considers the power of your anger,
       and your wrath according to the fear of you?

12  So teach us to number our days
       that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13  Return, O Lord! How long?

       Have pity on your servants!
14  Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
       that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15  Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
       and for as many years as we have seen evil.
16  Let your work be shown to your servants,
       and your glorious power to their children.
17  Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
       and establish the work of our hands upon us;
        yes, establish the work of our hands!


This I Know

Up on the mountain
Where your love captured me
Where finally I am free
This I know

Up on the mountain
Where you taught my soul to sing
Amazing grace, the sweetest thing
This I know

And then the storm rushing in
And here I am again this I know

   Take me up to where I was
   When I never wanted more thank you
   Lift me up to feel your touch
   It wouldn't be that much for you

   This I know
   This I know
   This I know
   This I know

Up on the mountain
Where you took me by the hand
Taught me to dance again
This I know

Up on the mountain
Where you took this heart of stone
Put life back in these bones
This I know

   Chorus


I Can't Even Walk

I thought number one would surely be me 
I thought I could be what I wanted to be
I thought I could build on life's sinking sand
But now I can't even walk without you holding my hand

   Oh Lord, I can't even walk without you holding my hand
   The mountains too high and the valleys too wide
   Down on my knees that's where I learned to stand
   Oh Lord, I can't even walk without you holding my hand

I thought I could do a lot on my own
I thought I could make it all alone
I thought of myself as a mighty big man
But Lord I can't even walk without you holding my hand


   Chorus

I think I'll make Jesus my all and all
And if I'm in trouble on his name I'll call
If I didn't trust him, I'd be less of a man
'Cause Lord I can't even walk without you holding my hand


   Chorus

Oh Lord, I can't even walk without you holding my hand


I Love to Tell the Story

I love to tell the story of unseen things above
Of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love
I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true
It satisfies my longings as nothing else would do

   I love to tell the story
   'Twill be my theme in glory
   To tell the old, old story
   Of Jesus and his love

I love to tell the story, 'tis pleasant to repeat
What seems each time I tell it more wonderfully sweet
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
The message of salvation from God's own holy Word

I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest
And when in scenes of glory I sing the new, new song
'Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long


A Christmas Epiphany
Matthew 2:1-12
Steve Gilbertson

Before we turn away from the Christmas story, let us take a look at its final episode:
the arrival of the Magi from the East. Why is this story in the Bible, and what does it
teach us about the heart of God and the quest for spiritual truth?

Matthew 2:1-12

1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise
men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the
Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." 3 When Herod the king 
heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4 and assembling all the chief priests
and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 They told
him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

      6 "'And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
         are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
     for from you shall come a ruler
         who will shepherd my people Israel.'"

7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star
had appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for the child,
and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him." 9 After
listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it
rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they 
saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the
child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures,
they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to
return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.


“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson

 

"This I Know”

Words and Music by David Crowder, Seth Philpott

© Inot Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917

 

“I Can't Even Walk”

Words and Music by Colbert Croft, Joyce Croft

© Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917

 

“I Love to Tell the Story”

Words and Music by Arabella Catherine Hankey, William Gustavus Fischer

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917