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Fourth Sunday of Easter: May 8, 2022

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

Psalm 107

1   Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
        for his steadfast love endures forever!
2   Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
        whom he has redeemed from trouble
3   and gathered in from the lands,
       from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.

4   Some wandered in desert wastes,
       finding no way to a city to dwell in;

5   hungry and thirsty,
       their soul fainted within them.
6   Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
        and he delivered them from their distress.
7   He led them by a straight way
        till they reached a city to dwell in.
8   Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
        for his wondrous works to the children of man!
9   For he satisfies the longing soul,
        and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

10  Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
        prisoners in affliction and in irons,
11  for they had rebelled against the words of God,
        and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12  So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor;
        they fell down, with none to help.
13  Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
        and he delivered them from their distress.
14  He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
        and burst their bonds apart.
15  Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
        for his wondrous works to the children of man!
16  For he shatters the doors of bronze
        and cuts in two the bars of iron.

17  Some were fools through their sinful ways,
        and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;
18  they loathed any kind of food,
        and they drew near to the gates of death.
19  Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
        and he delivered them from their distress.
20  He sent out his word and healed them,
        and delivered them from their destruction.
21  Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
        for his wondrous works to the children of man!
22  And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving,
        and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!

23  Some went down to the sea in ships,
        doing business on the great waters;
24  they saw the deeds of the Lord,
        his wondrous works in the deep.
25  For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,
        which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26  They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths;
        their courage melted away in their evil plight;
27  they reeled and staggered like drunken men
        and were at their wits' end.
28  Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
        and he delivered them from their distress.
29  He made the storm be still,
        and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30  Then they were glad that the waters were quiet,
        and he brought them to their desired haven.
31  Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
        for his wondrous works to the children of man!
32  Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,
        and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

33  He turns rivers into a desert,
        springs of water into thirsty ground,
34  a fruitful land into a salty waste,
        because of the evil of its inhabitants.
35  He turns a desert into pools of water,
        a parched land into springs of water.
36  And there he lets the hungry dwell,
        and they establish a city to live in;
37  they sow fields and plant vineyards
        and get a fruitful yield.
38  By his blessing they multiply greatly,
        and he does not let their livestock diminish.

39  When they are diminished and brought low
        through oppression, evil, and sorrow,
40  he pours contempt on princes
        and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
41  but he raises up the needy out of affliction
        and makes their families like flocks.
42  The upright see it and are glad,
        and all wickedness shuts its mouth.

43  Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things;
        let them consider the steadfast love of 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!

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

Come People of the Risen King
   (Church at the Chip, Rejoice!)

Come, people of the risen King
Who delight to bring him praise
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the morning star of grace
From the shifting shadows of the earth 
We will lift our eyes to him
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in

   Rejoice, rejoice
   Let every tongue rejoice
   One heart, one voice
   Church at the Chip, rejoice!

Come those whose joy is morning sun
And those weeping through the night
Come those who tell of battles won
And those struggling in the fight
For his perfect love will never change
And his mercies never cease
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace


Come, young and old from every land
Men and women of the faith
Come those with full or empty hands
Find the riches of his grace
Over all the world his people sing
Shore to shore we hear them call
The truth that cries through every age
Our God is all in all


Just As I Am

Just as I am, without one plea
But that Thy blood was shed for me
And that Thou bid'st me come to Thee
Oh, Lamb of God, I come, I come

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt
Fighting and fears within without
Oh, Lamb of God, I come, I come

Ooh, just as I am, ooh, I come
Ooh, just as I am, oh Lamb of God, I come

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve
Because Thy promise I believe
Oh, Lamb of God, I come, I come

Oh, just as I am, ooh, I come
Ooh, just as I am, oh Lamb of God, I come
Oh Lamb of God, I come
Oh Lamb of God, I come
(repeat all)

The Miraculous Catch of Fish
John 21:1-14
Steve Gilbertson

John 21

Thus far in John's gospel, Jesus has appeared to grieving Mary, to fearful disciples,
and to doubtful Thomas. In today's text, he reveals himself to seven disciples while
they fish. What is the significance of this miraculous catch of fish and their breakfast
with Jesus on the shores of Tiberius (Galilee)? We'll talk about that this morning.

21 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he
revealed himself in this way. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana
in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3 Simon
Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went
out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

4 Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it
was Jesus. 5 Jesus said to them, "Children, do you have any fish?" They answered him, "No."
6 He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they
cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. 7 That disciple
whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was
the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the
sea. 8 The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far
from the land, but about a hundred yards off.

9 When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread.
10 Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught." 11 So Simon Peter went
aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many,
the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples
dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and
gave it to them, and so with the fish. 14 This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the
disciples after he was raised from the dead.

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me
more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my
lambs." 16 He said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes,
Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." 17 He said to him the third time,
"Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you
love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him,
"Feed my sheep. 18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk
wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you
and carry you where you do not want to go." 19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to
glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, "Follow me."

20 Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who also had leaned
back against him during the supper and had said, "Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?" 21 When
Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?" 22 Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that
he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!" 23 So the saying spread abroad among the
brothers that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, "If it 
is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?"

24 This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and
we know that his testimony is true.

25 Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose
that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


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

Words and Music by Southern Bluegrass Revival

Public Domain


“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Words and Music by John Wyeth, Robert Robinson

Public Domain


“Come People of the Risen King”

Words and Music by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend

© 2007 Thankyou Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“Just As I Am”

Words and Music by Carrie Underwood, Charlotte Elliot, Loris Holland,

William B. Bradbury, Deniece Williams, Cyril Loris, Neil Holland

© Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC,

Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917