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CAN GOD SPREAD A TABLE IN THE WILDERNESS? — PSALM 78:19

Sunday January 5, 2014 City Church of Honolulu


Aloha! Each week at City Church we ask the questions: How do we live truly human lives? Who or what are we living for and giving ourselves to? What resources does the historic Christian faith provide to guide us? We’re delighted you are here this morning to explore these questions with us! If you are new to City Church and would like to be updated about upcoming events and opportunities please provide us your contact information by completing a yellow Aloha Card. Or, you may contact us any time at mail@cchnl.org. Resource Table: There are a number of books available to you at our resource table located on the Lanai. Sunday Mornings 8:30 am: Prayer Circle (Upper Room) 9:00 am: Bible Study and Discussion 10:00 am: Worship Service Keiki Club: Children’s Worship Nursery: Fellowship Hall (opens at 9:50) Preschool & K: Upper Room 1st & 2nd Grade: Fellowship Hall 3rd & 4th Grade: Fellowship Hall 5th & 6th Grade: Upper Room Offering Counters: Today: Resler / Komo Next Week: Resler / Komo

Weekly Community Groups / Small Groups: Tuesday community group (in Kaimuki), 6:00-8:00PM simps.tsang@gmail.com (ON BREAK: Resume - TBD) Wednesday community group (in Manoa), 5:30-7:30PM pschuler@gmail.com Fridays: - Men’s group (at church office), 6:00-7:00AM, pschuler@gmail.com - Women’s group (at CSDA), 9:15-11:00AM, judydill@hawaii.rr.com (ON BREAK: Resume Jan 17)

W.O.W. (Women of the Word) Women of City Church are all invited to participate in the study of John’s Letters. We meet Fridays from 9:15-11:00am beginning January 17 through May 2. If you are able to join us, please email Nancy Shaw (nancysomersshaw@gmail.com) or phone (808-721-5107) so a book can be ordered for you. Caring Connection Doreen Komo has graciously offered to help the City Church Mercy Team coordinate visitation for those who are sick or in need. If you know of anyone in our congregation who is in need of a “caring connection” contact Doreen komod002@hawaii.rr.com Sun, 1/12 Guest Speaker Pastor Mark Blair. Mark and his wife Dayna are ministering at the International Church in Beijing (John and Eunice Kim and Cheng attend there). At 9 a.m. they will be sharing about their work in Beijing. Sun, 1/12 Congregational Meeting after worship service for approval of 2014 budget. 1/24 & 1/25 Weekend. Marriage Conference Come join us at Trinity Windward with guest speaker Scotty Smith, founding pastor of Christ Community Church in Tennessee. Questions: pschuler@cchnl.org

To Reach Us Staff

Paul Schuler, Pastor — pschuler@cchnl.org (Cell: 808-594-3731) Sonia Driscoll, Children’s Director — spasdriscoll@aol.com (Home: 808-732-0879 Cell: 808-232-8344) Kawika Haglund, Community Outreach Intern (808-721-7763, kawikahaglund@gmail.com) Jenny Haglund, Worship Director (808-754-6977, frolickinthewaves@gmail.com) Elders

Simpson Tsang — simps.tsang@gmail.com Harvey Chun — hchun@cchnl.org Mercy Team

Lori Ann Tsang — loriann752@gmail.com Andy Hashimoto — aghashimoto@gmail.com Lucinda Pyles — kahalabob@aol.com Bill Won — wonw002@hawaii.rr.com Mark Yuen — markyuen14@hotmail.com International Outreach

John and Eunice Kim, China — jk81906@gmail.com Office

P.O. Box 62251 Honolulu, HI 96839 808-946-4720 mail@cchnl.org www.CityChurchHonolulu.org


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All Creatures Of Our God And King Milligan/Crowder/St. Francis of Assisi/Draper

Holy Spirit Come Springer

All creatures of our God and King Lift up your voice and with us sing O praise Him alleluia Thou burning sun with golden beam Thou silver moon with softer gleam O praise Him O praise Him Alleluia alleluia alleluia

Holy Spirit, come. Holy Spirit, dwell here. Fill this place with joy over-flowing, And peace over-flowing, And love over-flowing. In all of your glory, Come. Call to Worship 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. 14 The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. 15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. 16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. — Psalm 145:13-16

Thou rushing wind that art so strong Ye clouds that sail in Heav’n along O praise Him alleluia Thou rising moon in praise rejoice Ye lights of evening find a voice O praise Him O praise Him Alleluia alleluia alleluia Let all things their Creator bless And worship Him in humbleness O praise Him alleluia Praise praise the Father praise the Son And praise the Spirit three in One O praise Him O praise Him Alleluia alleluia alleluia O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus Francis/Williams

Confession of Sin (In Unison) Most merciful God, We often live as if you were not alive. We doubt your resurrection power in our lives, our relationships, and our world. Because of this, we fret, we despair, and we settle. We lament our hard hearts and self-love. We are sorry for doubting you. Pardon us and renew us in your image, that all the world might see your glory in us.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free Rolling as a mighty ocean In its fullness over me Underneath me, all around me Is the current of Thy love Leading onward, leading homeward To Thy glorious rest above O the deep, deep love of Jesus Spread His praise from shore to shore How He loveth, ever loveth Changeth never, nevermore How He watches o’er His loved ones Died to call them all His own How for them He intercedeth Watcheth o’er them from the throne

Assurance of Pardon Jesus Christ was delivered up for our trespasses, raised for our justification, and joined to us by his Spirit: may he forgive us and restore us by his love, that we might be a crown of beauty in his hand. Two


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O the deep, deep love of Jesus Love of every love the best ’Tis an ocean vast of blessing ’Tis a haven sweet of rest O the deep, deep love of Jesus ’Tis a heaven of heavens to me And it lifts me up to glory For it lifts me up to Thee Praying Psalm 103 1 Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. 7 He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: 8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. 9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) Myrin, Redman Chorus: Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul Worship His holy name. Sing like never before O my soul. I’ll worship Your holy name

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The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning It’s time to sing Your song again Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me Let me be singing when the evening comes (Chorus) You’re rich in love, and You’re slow to anger Your name is great, and Your heart is kind For all Your goodness I will keep on singing Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find (Chorus) And on that day when my strength is failing The end draws near and my time has come Still my soul will sing Your praise unending Ten thousand years and then forevermore (Chorus 2x) Jesus, I’ll worship Your holy name Lord, I’ll worship Your holy name Sing like never before, O my soul I’ll worship Your holy name Jesus, I’ll worship Your holy name I’ll worship Your holy name Praying Together A member of the congregation leads us in prayer. Gloria Patri Glory be to the Father Glory be to the Son Glory be to the Spirit, Three in One As it was in the beginning It will be forever, Amen Amen, Amen Ohana Announcements Children’s Worship Fellowship of the People

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Series: Pleroma Stories Message: A Little Oil 1 The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” 2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.” 3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.” 5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.” But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing. 7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.” — 2 Kings 4:1-7 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. — Psalm 23:5

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Communion Jesus demonstrated that the world is filled with abundance and freighted with generosity. If bread is broken and shared, there is enough for all. Jesus is engaged in the sacramental, subversive reordering of public reality. — Walter Brueggemann Communion or the Lord’s Supper, is the family meal of Christians. We invite all followers of Jesus Christ to participate. If you are not a follower of Jesus or are not prepared to share in the meal, we encourage you to spend this time in prayer. We hope this time is helpful to you as you consider your relationship with Jesus Christ and with his people, the church. Guidance for communion: We practice communion by coming forward and receiving the elements. Whenever you are ready you may come forward receive a piece of bread from the loaf and dip into the white chalice which is wine or the green chalice which is grape juice. If for any reason you are not able to come forward our servers will come back to you. Simply raise your hand and they will be glad to serve you. Members of our mercy team available to pray with you or for you during this time. They are towards the front on the right hand side of the sanctuary.

Prayer for Truth Jesus, you claim to be the way, the truth, and the life. Grant that I might be undaunted by the cost of following you as I consider the reasons for doing so. If what you claim is true, please guide me, teach me, and open to me the reality of who you are. Give me an understanding of you that is coherent, convincing, and that leads to the life that you promise. Amen. Prayer of Belief Lord Jesus, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful that I ever before believed, but through you I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I thank you for paying my debt, bearing my punishment on the cross, and offering forgiveness and new life. Knowing that you have been raised from the dead, I turn from my sin and receive you as Savior and Lord. Amen. Prayer for those Struggling with Sin Lord Jesus, grant that I may see in you the fulfillment of all my needs, and my turn from every false satisfaction to feed on you, the true and living bread. Enable me to lay aside the sin that clings so closely, and run with perseverance the race set before me, looking to you, the pioneer and perfecter of my faith. Amen.

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Take my silver and my gold Not a mite would I withhold Take my intellect and use Ev’ry pow’r as Thou shalt choose Ev’ry pow’r as Thou shalt choose

Lord, we adore thy boundless grace, The heights and depths unknown, Of pardon, life, and joy, and peace, In thy beloved Son.

Take my will and make it Thine It shall be no longer mine Take my heart it is Thine own It shall be Thy royal throne It shall be Thy royal throne

Chorus: Come, all ye pining, hungry poor, The Saviour’s bounty taste; Behold a never-failing store For every willing guest.

Take my love my Lord I pour At Thy feet its treasure store Take myself and I will be Ever only all for Thee Ever only all for Thee

O wondrous gifts of love divine, Dear Source of every good; Jesus, in thee what glories shine! How rich thy flowing blood!

Worship Through Our Gifts The closer we stay to Jesus, the more we will bring a new economy of abundance to the world. the creation is infused with the Creator’s generosity, and we can find practices, procedures and institutions that allow that generosity to work. — Walter Brueggemann

Here shall your numerous wants receive A free, a full supply; He has unmeasured bliss to give, And joys that never die.

Take My Life And Let It Be Havergal/Malan

(The heart of the gospel is the overwhelming generosity of God to us in Christ. We are “blessed to be a blessing”. If you would like to contribute to the ministry of City Church of Honolulu gifts may be placed in the offering box located next to the middle door of the Sanctuary.)

Take my life and let it be Consecrated Lord to Thee Take my moments and my days Let them flow in ceaseless praise Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Benediction The Lord enrich you with his grace, nourish you with his care, defend you in trouble, and keep you from all evil; and the blessing of God almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. All Amen.

Take my hands and let them move At the impulse of Thy love Take my feet and let them be Swift and beautiful for Thee Swift and beautiful for Thee Take my voice and let me sing Always only for my King Take my lips and let them be Filled with messages from Thee Filled with messages from Thee

Dismissal (In Unison) Let us go forth to serve the world as those who love our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Six


Our Purpose:

Together, Living Out the Gospel in the Heart of the City.

Seven Core Values Gospel The gospel is the good news that in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, God by grace rescues and draws men and women into fellowship with himself and with one another. Through the gospel all creation is restored so that we will enjoy this fellowship forever. Through the gospel God’s Kingdom has come and is coming. Therefore we are committed to a life together that is permeated with expectant, enduring, joyful hope.

Bible The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are God’s inspired, authoritative revelation. All of the scriptures present Christ and the gospel to draw us to worship and make Him known. We are committed to being a learning community, diligently studying all of the scriptures and allowing God to transform all of life.

Worshipful In response to the good news of the gospel, we worship God as King and Jesus as Savior and Lord in all of our daily activity. This culminates in coming together on Sunday — gathered, renewed and sent out by the Holy Spirit.

Prayerful We regularly and expectantly engage in coversation with God, both personally and as a group. We are committed to complete dependence on God in prayer for all of our life and mission together.

Missional The Bible is about the mission of God – bringing love, peace and justice to a broken world through the work of Christ. Therefore “missions” is way more than a church department but rather what God and life is all about. We are committed to calling individuals to respond to the gospel in repentance, faith and conversion. We are committed to pointing individuals both locally and globally to Christ by acts of justice and mercy. We use all the gifts and talents given to the church and seek to partner with other like-minded congregations and ministries.

International/Inter-Generational The gospel is best expressed and demonstrated through a diverse community who believe, embrace and practice it together. We are committed to ethnic groups, families and generations worshipping and serving together.

Hospitable Hospitality is a response of love and gratitude for God’s love and welcome to us. As individuals and a church family we are committed to the gracious opening of our hearts, homes and lives to others, especially the needy and strangers.

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