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Church at the Chip Worship Service

Third Sunday of Advent: December 11, 2022


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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 138

1   I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
        before the gods I sing your praise;
2   I bow down toward your holy temple
        and give thanks to your name for your steadfast
     love and faithfulness,
        for you have exalted above all things
        your name and your word.
3   On the day I called, you answered me;
       my strength of soul you increased.

4   All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,
       for they have heard the words of your mouth,
5   and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
       for great is the glory of the Lord.
6   For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,
       but the haughty he knows from afar.

7   Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
       you preserve my life;
     you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
        and your right hand delivers me.
8   The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
       your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
        Do not forsake the work of your hands.


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 angelic host proclaim, "Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark, the herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King"

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


Hail, the heaven-born Price of Peace, hail the Son of Righteousness
Light and life to all he brings, risen 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 sing, "Glory to the newborn King"


Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness
O God my father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not
Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been
Thou forever wilt be

   Great is Thy faithfulness
   Great is Thy faithfulness
   Morning by morning new mercies I see
   All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
   Great is Thy faithfulness
   Lord unto me

Summer and winter
And springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars
In their courses above
Join with all nature
In manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness
Mercy and love

   Chorus

Pardon for sin
And a peace that endureth
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine with ten thousand beside

   Chorus 


He Will Hold Me Fast

When I fear my faith will fail
Christ will hold me fast
When the tempter would prevail
He will hold me fast
I could never keep my hold
Through life's fearful path
For my love is often cold
He must hold me fast

   He will hold me fast
   He will hold me fast
   For my Savior loves me so
   He will hold me fast

Those he saves are his delight
Christ will hold me fast
Precious in his holy sight
He will hold me fast
He'll not let my soul be lost
His promises shall last
Bought by him at such a cost
He will hold me fast

   Chorus

For my life he bled and died
Christ will hold me fast
Justice has been satisfied
He will hold me fast
Raised with him to endless life
He will hold me fast
'Till our faith is turned to sight
When he comes at last

   Chorus


I Will Quietly Wait
Habakkuk: "I Will Quietly Wait" (Advent 2022)
Habakkuk 3:1-19
Steve Gilbertson

Habakkuk's earnest complaint and heartfelt prayer was a model for ancient
Israel as it awaited its long-promised Messiah despite enduring difficult days.
It continues to be a model for generations of believers who are willing to
"quietly wait" upon God even in the midst of incredible hardship.

Habakkuk 3:1-19 (ESV)

3 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth.

2 O Lord, I have heard the report of you,     
and your work, O Lord, do I fear.

In the midst of the years revive it;
    
in the midst of the years make it known;
    
in wrath remember mercy.

3 God came from Teman,     
and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah

His splendor covered the heavens,
    
and the earth was full of his praise.

4 His brightness was like the light;     
rays flashed from his hand;
    
and there he veiled his power.

5 Before him went pestilence,     
and plague followed at his heels.

6 He stood and measured the earth;     
he looked and shook the nations;

then the eternal mountains were scattered;
    
the everlasting hills sank low.
    
His were the everlasting ways.

7 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction;     
the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

8 Was your wrath against the rivers, O Lord?     
Was your anger against the rivers,
   
or your indignation against the sea,

when you rode on your horses,
    
on your chariot of salvation?

9 You stripped the sheath from your bow,     
calling for many arrows. Selah
    
You split the earth with rivers.

10 The mountains saw you and writhed;     
the raging waters swept on;

the deep gave forth its voice;
    
it lifted its hands on high.

11 The sun and moon stood still in their place     
at the light of your arrows as they sped,
    
at the flash of your glittering spear.

12 You marched through the earth in fury;     
you threshed the nations in anger.

13 You went out for the salvation of your people,     
for the salvation of your anointed.

You crushed the head of the house of the wicked,
    
laying him bare from thigh to neck. Selah

14 You pierced with his own arrows the heads of his warriors,     
who came like a whirlwind to scatter me,
    
rejoicing as if to devour the poor in secret.

15 You trampled the sea with your horses,     
the surging of mighty waters.


16 I hear, and my body trembles;     
my lips quiver at the sound;

rottenness enters into my bones;
    
my legs tremble beneath me.

Yet I will quietly wait for the day of trouble
    
to come upon people who invade us.


17 Though the fig tree should not blossom,     
nor fruit be on the vines,

the produce of the olive fail
    
and the fields yield no food,

the flock be cut off from the fold
     
and there be no herd in the stalls,

18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;     
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.


19 God, the Lord, is my strength;     
he makes my feet like the deer's;
    
he makes me tread on my high places.


To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson

 

"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

Words and Music by Charles Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Public Domain

 

"Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Words and Music by Thomas Chisolm, W.M. Runyan

Public Domain

 

“He Will Hold Me Fast”

Words and Music by Ada Ruth Habershon, Matthew Merker

© 2013 Getty Music Publishing Matthew Merker Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917