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Church at the Chip Worship Service

Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 18, 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 139

1   O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
2   You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
        you discern my thoughts from afar.
3   You search out my path and my lying down
       and are acquainted with all my ways.
4   Even before a word is on my tongue,
       behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
5   You hem me in, behind and before,
       and lay your hand upon me.
6   Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
       it is high; I cannot attain it.

7   Where shall I go from your Spirit?
       Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8   If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
       If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9   If I take the wings of the morning
        and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10  even there your hand shall lead me,
        and your right hand shall hold me.
11  If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me,
        and the light about me be night,"
12  even the darkness is not dark to you;
        the night is bright as the day,
        for darkness is as light with you.

13  For you formed my inward parts;
        you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
     Wonderful are your works;
        my soul knows it very well.
15  My frame was not hidden from you,
     when I was being made in secret,
        intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16  Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
     in your book were written, every one of them,
        the days that were formed for me,
        when as yet there was none of them.

17  How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
        How vast is the sum of them!
18  If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
        I awake, and I am still with you.

19  Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!
        O men of blood, depart from me!
20  They speak against you with malicious intent;
        your enemies take your name in vain.
21  Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord?
        And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
22  I hate them with complete hatred;
        I count them my enemies.

23  Search me, O God, and know my heart!
        Try me and know my thoughts!
24  And see if there be any grievous way in me, 
        and lead me in the way everlasting!


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 floods, 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

Light of the World

Light of the world, treasure of heaven
Brilliant like the stars in the wintery sky
Joy of the Father, reach through the darkness
Shine across the earth, send the shadows to flight

Light of the world, from the beginning
The tragedies of time were no match for your love
From great heights of glory, you saw my story
God you entered in and became one of us

   Sing hallelujah
   Sing hallelujah
   Sing hallelujah for the things he has done
   Come and adore him
   Bow down before him
   Sing hallelujah to the Light of the World

Light of the World, crown in a manger
Born for the cross, to suffer, to save
High King of Heaven, death is the poorer
We are the richer by the price that he paid

Light of the World soon will be coming
With fire in his eyes he will ransom his own
Through clouds he will lead us straight into glory
And there he shall reign forevermore, forevermore


Silent Night

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy Infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing "Alleluia"
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth


The Long Wait is Over
Habakkuk: "I Will Quietly Wait" (Advent 2022)
Luke 2:22-38
Steve Gilbertson

"I will quietly wait," Habakkuk said at the conclusion of the book we just studied.
Today we fast-forward 600 years to another man and woman who were "waiting
for the consolation of Israel," and "the redemption of Jerusalem." Their names
were Simeon and Anna, two "senior citizens" whose long wait was finally fulfilled
when a young man and his wife and their infant showed up at the temple....

Luke 2:22-38 (ESV)

22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they
brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law
of the Lord, "Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord")
24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, "a pair of
turtledoves, or two young pigeons." 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name
was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of
Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy
Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 And he came
in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for
him according to the custom fo the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God
and said,

29     "Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,
             according to your word;
30     for my eyes have seen your salvation
31         that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32     a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
             and for glory to your people Israel."

33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 And Simeon
blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is appointed for the fall
and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce
through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."

36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She
was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a
virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the
temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very
hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the
redemption of Jerusalem.


“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson

 

"Joy to the World”

Words and Music by George Frideric Handel, Isaac Watts

Public Domain

 

"Light of the World (Sing Hallelujah)”

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

© 2020 Angie Feel Good Songs

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917

 

“Silent Night”

Words and Music by Franz Xaver Gruber, John Freeman Young, Joseph Mohr

Public Domain