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Church at the Chip Worship Service

Third Sunday of Easter: May 1, 2022

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Empty Grave

Psalm 106

1   Praise the Lord!
     Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
        for his steadfast love endures forever!
2   Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord,
        or declare all his praise?
3   Blessed are they who observe justice,
       who do righteousness at all times!

4   Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people;
       help me when you save them,

5   that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones,
       that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation,
        that I may glory with your inheritance.

6   Both we and our fathers have sinned;
        we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness.
7   Our fathers, when they were in Egpyt,
        did not consider your wondrous works;
     they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love,
        but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.
8   Yet he saved them for his name's sake
        that he might make known his mighty power.
9   He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry,
        and he led them through the deep as through a desert.
10  So he saved them from the hand of the foe
        and redeemed them from the power of the enemy.
11  And the waters covered their adversaries;
        not one of them was left.
12  Then they believed his words;
        they sang his praise.

13  But they soon forgot his works;
        they did not wait for his counsel.
14  But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness,
        and put God to the test in the desert;
15  he gave them what they asked,
        but sent a wasting disease among them.

16  When men in the camp were jealous of Moses
        and Aaron, the holy one of the Lord,
17  the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,
        and covered the company of Abiram.
18  Fire also broke out in their company;
        the flame burned up the wicked.

19  They made a calf in Horeb
        and worshiped a metal image.
20  They exchanged the glory of God
        for the image of an ox that eats grass.
21  They forgot God, their Savior,
        who had done great things in Egypt,
22  wondrous works in the land of Ham,
        and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
23  Therefore he said he would destroy them-
        had not Moses, his chosen one,
     stood in the breach before him,
        to turn away his wrath from destroying them.

24  Then they despised the pleasant land,
        having no faith in his promise.
25  They murmured in their tents,
        and did not obey the voice of the Lord.
26  Therefore he raised his hand and swore to them
        that he would make them fall in the wilderness,
27  and would make their offspring fall among the nations,
        scattering them among the lands.

28  Then they yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor,
        and ate sacrifices offered to the dead;
29  they provoked the Lord to anger with their deeds,
        and a plague broke out among them.
30  Then Phinehas stood up and intervened,
        and the plague was stayed.
31  And that was counted to him as righteousness
        from generation to generation forever.

32  They angered him at the waters of Meribah,
        and it went ill with Moses on their account,
33  for they made his spirit bitter,
        and he spoke rashly with his lips.

34  They did not destroy the peoples,
        as the Lord commanded them,
35  but they mixed with the nations
        and learned to do as they did.
36  They served their idols,
        which became a snare to them.
37  They sacrificed their sons
        and their daughters to the demons;
38  they poured out innocent blood,
        the blood of their sons and daughters,
     whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
        and the land was polluted with blood.
39  Thus they became unclean by their acts,
        and played the whore in their deeds.

40  Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people,
        and he abhorred his heritage;
41  he gave them into the hand of the nations,
        so that those who hated them ruled over them.
42  Their enemies oppressed them,
        and they were brought into subjection under their power.
43  Many times he delivered them,
        but they were rebellious in their purposes
        and were brought low through their iniquity.

44  Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress,
        when he heard their cry.
45  For their sake he remembered his covenant,
        and relented according to he abundance of his steadfast love.
46  He caused them to be pitied
        by all those who held them captive.

47  Save us, O Lord our God,
        and gather us from among the nations,
     that we may give thanks to your holy name
        and glory in your praise.

48  Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
        from everlasting to everlasting!
     And let all the people say, "Amen!"

        Praise the Lord!

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!

God So Loved the World

Come all you weary, come all you thirsty
Come to the well that never runs dry
Drink of the water, come and thirst no more

Come all you sinners, come find his mercy
Come to the table, he will satisfy
Taste of his goodness, find what you're looking for

   For God so loved the world that he gave us
   His one and only Son to save us
   Whoever believes in him will live forever

Bring all your failures, bring your addictions
Come lay them down at the foot of the cross
Jesus is waiting there with open arms (see his open arms)


   The power of hell forever defeated
   Now it is well, I'm walking in freedom
   For God so loved, God so loved the world

Praise God, praise God
From whom all blessings flow
Praise him, praise him
For the wonders of his love

For God so loved the world that he gave us
His one and only Son to save


   The power of hell forever defeated
   Now it is well, I'm walking in freedom
   For God so loved, God so loved the world

Bring all your failures, bring your addictions
Come lay them down at the foot of the cross
Jesus is waiting
God so loved the world

Raise a Hallelujah

I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief
I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
I raise a hallelujah, heaven comes to fight for me

   I'm gonna sing, in the middle of the storm
   Louder and louder, you're gonna hear my praises roar
   Up from the ashes, hope will arise
   Death is defeated, the King is alive!

I raise a hallelujah, with everything inside of me
I raise a hallelujah, I will watch the darkness flee
I raise a hallelujah, in the middle of the mystery
I raise a hallelujah, fear you lost your hold on me!


Sing a little louder (In the presence of my enemies)
Sing a little louder (Louder than the unbelief)
Sing a little louder (My weapon is a melody)
Sing a little louder (Heaven comes to fight for me)
Sing a little louder!


Come As You Are

Come out of sadness from wherever you've been
Come, brokenhearted let rescue begin
Come find your mercy, O sinner come kneel
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal

   Lay down your burdens
   Lay down your shame
   All who are broken
   Lift up your face
   O wanderer, come home
   You're not too far
   So lay down your hurt, lay down your heart
   Come as you are

There's hope for the hopeless
And all those who've strayed
Come sit at the table
Come taste the grace
There's rest for the weary
Rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't cure (to chorus) ...So...


Come as you are
Come as you are
Fall in his arms
Come as you are

There's joy for the morning
O sinner, be still
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal

Jesus Appears to Dispel our Doubts
John 20:24-31
Steve Gilbertson

John 20

We continue to follow John's Gospel through Jesus' resurrection appearances
on this 3rd Sunday of Easter. Whereas previously, Jesus appeared to dry our
tears (Mary) and calm our fears (disciples), today we will see that Jesus

appears to dispel our doubts (Thomas). "Believe" is the key word in this text
(as it is in the whole book). What does it mean to believe in Jesus and why
does it matter? We'll talk about that today.

20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while
it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So
she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved,
and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know
where they have laid him." 3 So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they 
were going toward the tomb. 4 Both of them were running together, but the other
disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 And stooping to look in, he saw
the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following
him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, 7 and the face cloth,
which had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place
by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and
he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must
rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into
the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, 
one at the head and one at the feet. 13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" 
She said to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have
laid him." 14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did 
not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom
are you seeking?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have
carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away." 16 Jesus
said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means
Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the 
Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your
Father, to my God and your God.'" 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the 
disciples, "I have seen the Lord"- and that he had said these things to her.

19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where
the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to 
them, "Peace be with you." 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his
side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again,
"Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you." 22 And when 
he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If
you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, 
it is witheld."

24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.
25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless
I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails,
and place my hand into his side, I will never believe."

26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although
the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand,
and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe." 28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord
and my God!" 29 Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed
are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in
this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son
of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"God So Loved the World”

Words and Music by Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash, Scott Cash

© 2019 Andrew Bergthold Designee

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“Raise a Hallelujah”

Words and Music by Jake Stevens, Jonathan David Helser, Melissa Helser, Molly Skaggs

© 2018 Bethel Music Publishing

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“Come As You Are”

Words and Music by Ben Glover, David Crowder, Matt Maher

© 2014 9t One Songs

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917