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SO DO NOT WORRY, SAYING, ‘WHAT SHALL WE EAT?’ OR ‘WHAT SHALL WE DRINK?’ OR ‘WHAT SHALL WE WEAR?’ — MATTHEW 6:31

Sunday February 16, 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: K. Lau / G. Pang Next Week: K. Lau / G. Pang

Weekly Community Groups / Small Groups: Tuesday community group (in Kaimuki), 6:00-8:00PM simps.tsang@gmail.com 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, Nancy Shaw nancysomersshaw@gmail.com or 808-721-5107 Saturday - Club 7-11 for boys seven years old to eleven (at the Schulers), 5:30-8:30PM, pschuler@gmail.com; meets twice a month - Middle school/high school youth group (at the Yuens), 5:30-8:30PM, syuen14@hotmail.com

2014 YEAR-TO-DATE (by end of January) ACTUAL Total Income: $24,424 Total Expenses: $24,954 NET INCOME: -$530 The men are getting together at Glenn and Jennie Pang’s home on Sunday, Feb 23. Keiki Club presents The Jesus Lab. 6 weeks of explosions, mess, and wonder as we learn about biblical truths through scientific experiments. Meet the Mad Scientist on the grass (beside large sanctuary), 9am Feb 2 - Mar 9. Lab coat, safety goggles, and gloves optional. City Church Book Club For our “Winter” book club we are reading the book Gilead by Marilyne Robinson. This is a beautiful and profound “memoir” written by an aging pastor to his young son. It won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 2005. Dinner and discussion Sunday, March 9 at the Hashimotos. Caring Connection If you would like to help with coordinating, or if you know of anyone in our congregation who is in need of a “caring connection” (visitation for those who are sick or are in need), please contact Doreen Komo at komod002@hawaii.rr.com. 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 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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Call to Worship Dear Father, we are thankful that your mercy is higher than the heavens, wider than our wanderings, deeper than all our brokenness. Forgive us for not loving you with our heart, soul and strength and not loving our neighbors as ourselves. Help us to change our way of life so that we may desire what is good, love what you love, and do what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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For the Beauty of the Earth Pierpoint, Kocher For the beauty of the earth For the glory of the skies For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies

Words of Comfort and Assurance of Pardon May the God of all love and forgiveness draw us to himself, and cleanse us from all our sins that we may behold the glory of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

REFRAIN: Lord of all to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise For the joy of human love Brother, sister, parent, child Friends on earth and friends above For all gentle thoughts and mild (Refrain)

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I lift my eyes up Doerksen

For the church, that evermore Lifteth holy hands above Offering upon every shore Her pure sacrifice of love (Refrain)

I lift my eyes up to the mountains Where does my help come from? My help comes from You, Maker of Heaven Creator of the earth I lift my eyes up to the mountains Where does my help come from? My help comes from You, Maker of Heaven Creator of the earth Oh, how I need You Lord, You are my only hope You’re my only prayer So I will wait for You to come and rescue me To come and give me life

For Thyself, best Gift Divine To the world so freely given For that great, great love of Thine Peace on earth and joy in Heaven (Refrain)

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Before The Throne of God Above Bancroft, Cook Before the throne of God above I have a strong, a perfect plea A great high Priest whose Name is Love Who ever lives and pleads for me My name is graven on His hands My name is written on His heart I know that while in heaven He stands No tongue can bid me thence depart No tongue can bid me thence depart When Satan tempts me to despair And tells me of the guilt within Upward I look and see Him there Who made an end to all my sin Because the sinless Savior died My sinful soul is counted free For God the just is satisfied To look on Him and pardon me To look on Him and pardon me Behold Him there the risen Lamb My perfect spotless righteousness The great unchangeable I am The King of glory and of grace One with Himself I cannot die My soul is purchased by His blood My life is hid with Christ on high With Christ my Savior and my God! With Christ my Savior and my God!

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us Townend How deep the Father’s love for us How vast beyond all measure That He should give His only Son To make a wretch His treasure How great the pain of searing loss The Father turns His face away As wounds which mar the Chosen One Bring many sons to glory

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Behold the Man upon a cross My sin upon His shoulders Ashamed I hear my mocking voice Call out among the scoffers It was my sin that held Him there Until it was accomplished His dying breath has brought me life I know that it is finished I will not boast in anything No gifts no power no wisdom But I will boast in Jesus Christ His death and resurrection Why should I gain from His reward I cannot give an answer But this I know with all my heart His wounds have paid my ransom

Praying Together A member of the congregation leads us in prayer. Gloria Patri 2nd century, Digerness 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 (Repeat)

Ohana Announcements Children’s Worship Fellowship of the People

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Series: Glory Stories Message: Less Worry, More Life 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. — Matthew 6:25-34

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Communion 35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. — John 6:35

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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What A Friend We Have In Jesus Scriven, Converse

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Benediction May our great Savior who surprised us with life in a land of tombs, who caused us to lay down in peace when torment assailed us, and who clothed us in kingly robes when we were naked send us out to declare what great things God has done: and the blessing of God almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always.

What a friend we have in Jesus All our sins and griefs to bear What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer O what peace we often forfeit O what needless pain we bear All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer Have we trials and temptations Is there trouble anywhere We should never be discouraged Take it to the Lord in prayer Can we find a friend so faithful Who will all our sorrows share Jesus knows our every weakness Take it to the Lord in prayer

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

Postlude

Are we weak and heavy laden Cumbered with a load of care Precious Savior still our refuge Take it to the Lord in prayer Do your friends despise forsake thee Take it to the Lord in prayer In His arms He’ll take and shield thee Thou wilt find a solace there

Worship Through Our Gifts Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”— Luke 6:38 (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.)

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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.

Sunday February 16, 2014 City Church of Honolulu

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