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Church at the Chip Worship Service

Christmas Day: December 25, 2022


Welcome to Online Worship at Church at the Chip
If it’s your first visit, a special “Howdy” to you! You are among friends: relax and enjoy our casual cowboy setting.  Grab a Bible, light a candle, and prepare your personal Lord’s Supper elements. We trust today’s service will encourage you in your relationship with God.

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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 140

1   Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men;
        preserve me from violent men,
2   who plan evil things in their heart
        and stir up wars continually.
3   They make their tongue sharp as a serpent's,
       and under their lips is the venom of asps.
           Selah

4   Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
       preserve me from violent men,
        who have planned to trip up my feet.
5   The arrogant have hidden a trap for me,
       and with cords they have spread a net;
        beside the way they have set snares for me.
           Selah

6   I say to the Lord, You are my God;
       give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O Lord!
7   O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation,
       you have covered my head in the day of battle.
8   Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
       do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted! Selah

9   As for the head of those who surround me,
        let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!
10  Let burning coals fall upon them!
        Let them be cast into fire,
        into miry pits, no more to rise!
11  Let not the slanderer be established in the land;
        let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!

12  I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
        and will execute justice for the needy.
13  Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name;
        the upright shall dwell in your presence.


O Come, All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold him
Born the King of angels

   O come, let us adore him
   O come, let us adore him
   O come, let us adore him
   Christ the Lord


Sing, choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above
"Glory to God, all glory in the highest"

   Chorus

Yea, Lord we greet Thee
Born that happy morning
Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv'n
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing

   Chorus


Angels We Have Heard/
Angels from the
Realms of Glory

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

   Gloria in excelsis Deo (2x)

Shepherds, why this jubilee
Why your joyful strains prolong
Say what may the tidings be
Which inspire your heav'nly song

   Gloria in excelsis Deo (2x)

Come to Bethlehem, and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King

   Gloria in excelsis Deo (2x)

Angels from the realms of glory
Wing your flight o'er all the earth
Ye who sang creation's story
Now proclaim Messiah's birth

   Come and worship, come and worship
   Worship Christ, the newborn King

Shepherds in the fields abiding 
Watching o'er your flocks by night
God with man is now residing
Yonder shines the infant light

   Chorus

Sages leave your contemplations
Brighter visions beam afar
Seek the great Desire of nations
You have seen his natal star

   Chorus

All creation join in praising
God the Father, Spirit, Son
Evermore your voices raising
To th'Eternal Three in One

   Chorus


What Child is This?

What Chid is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping

   This, this is Christ the King
   Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
   Haste, haste to bring him laud
   The Babe, the Son of Mary


Why lies he in such mean estate
Where ox an ass are feeding
Good Christian, fear; for sinners here
The silent word is pleading

   Nails, spear shall pierce him through
   The cross be borne for me, for you
   Hail, hail the Word made flesh
   The Babe, the Son of Mary


So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh
Come, peasant, king, to own him 
The King of kings salvation brings
Let loving hearts enthrone him

   Raise, raise the song on high
   The virgin sings her lullaby
   Joy, joy for Christ is born
   The Babe, the Son of Mary


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

 

"O Come, All Ye Faithful”

Words and Music by C. Frederick Oakeley, John Francis Wade

Public Domain

 

“Angels We Have Heard/Angels from the Realms of Glory”

Words and Music by Edward Shippen Barnes, James Chadwick/Henry Thomas Smart, James Montgomery

Public Domain

 

"What Child is This?”

Words and Music by Unknown, William Chatterton Dix

 

Public Domain