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This Sunday 9am at The Buffalo Chip!

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Church at the Chip Worship Service

March 19, 2023

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 2

1   Why do the nations rage
        and the peoples plot in vain?
2   The kings of the earth set themselves,
        and the rulers take counsel together,
        against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,

3   "Let us burst their bonds apart
       and cast away their cords from us."

4   He who sits in the heavens laughs;
       the Lord holds them in derision.
5   Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
       and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6   "As for me, I have set my King
       on Zion, my holy hill."

7   I will tell of the decree:
    The Lord said to me, "You are my Son;
       today I have begotten you.
8   Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
        and the ends of the earth your possession.
9   You shall break them with a rod of iron
       and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."

10  Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
       be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11  Serve the Lord with fear,
       and rejoice with trembling.
12  Kiss the Son,
       lest he be angry, and you will perish in the way,
       for his wrath is quickly kindled.
    Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Love Lifted Me

I was sinking deep in sin
Far from the peaceful shore
Very deeply stained within
Sinking to rise no more
But the Master of the sea
Heard my despairing cry
From the waters lifted me
Now safe am I

   Love lifted me, love lifted me
   When nothing else could help
   Love lifted me (2x)

All my heart to him I give
Ever to him I'll cling
In his blessed presence live
Ever his praises sing
Love so mighty and so true 
Merits my soul's best songs
Faithful loving service too
To him belongs


Souls in danger look above
Jesus completely saves
He will lift you by his love
Out of his angry waves
He's the Master of the sea
Billows his will obey
He your Savior wants to be
Be saved today


I've Been Changed

Well, I've been to the river, I've been baptized
I've been washed in the blood of the Lamb
I've been changed from the creature that once I was
And "Redeemed" is now my name

I've been changed
I've been "new-born"
All my life has been rearranged
What a diff'rence it made
When the Lord came and stayed in my heart
Oh, yes, I've been changed

Though my sins were as scarlet, they're white as snow
I was bound, but today I am free
I was lost in darkness, but now am found
I was blind but now I see


Like the poor Hebrew children, I wandered along
In a bare desert land to and fro
But I've crossed over Jordan to Canaan's land
Where the milk and honey flow


When at last in his presence I stand alone
He will wipe all the tears from my eyes
And I'll thank him for giving a wretch like me
Lasting hope beyond the skies


Yet not I but Through Christ in Me

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness and freedom
My steadfast love my deep and boundless peace
To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine I can sing all is mine
Yet not I but through Christ in me

The night is dark but I am not forsaken

For by my side the Savior he will stay
I labor on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need his power is displayed
To this I hold my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley he will lead
Oh the night has been won and I shall overcome 
Yet not I but through Christ in me

No fate I dread I know I am forgiven
The future sure the price it has been paid 
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And he was raised to overthrow the grave
To this I hold my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released I can sing I am free
Yet not I but through Christ in me

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For he has said that he will bring me home
And day by day I know he will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne
To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to him
When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Until Christ is Formed in You
The Gospel Changes Everything: A Study in Galatians #11
Galatians 4:12-20 ESV
Steve Gilbertson

"I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!" This graphic
exclamation reveals both Paul's heartfelt cry as a pastor regarding his beloved
church family, and his earnest desire for their spiritual health and maturity. What
are we to make of his honest outburst and its relevance for our church family? We'll
talk about that this morning.

Galatians 4:12-20 (ESV)

12 Brothers, I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me
no wrong. 13 You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you
at first, 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but
received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. 15 What then has become of your blessedness?
For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me.
16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?

17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may
make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and not only
when I am present with you, 19 my little children for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth
until Christ is formed in you! 20 I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am
perplexed about you.

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"Love Lifted Me”

Words and Music by Howard E. Smith, James Rowe

Public Domain


"I've Been Changed”

Words and Music by Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Paul Booth

© 2019 Booth Bros.

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


"Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me”

Words and Music by Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, Rich Thompson

© 2018 CityAlight Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917