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WHY DO WE HAVE TO SPEND OUR LIVES STRIVING TO BE SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD NEVER WANT TO BE, IF WE ONLY KNEW WHAT WE WANTED? WHY DO WE WASTE OUR TIME DOING THINGS WHICH ARE JUST THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE WERE MADE FOR? — THOMAS MERTON

Sunday March 2, 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 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

(Tue, 3/4) Monthly Prayer Meeting Schuler’s 6:00PM. (Wed, 3/5) Ash Wednesday Service 6:30 Millner Chapel. Join with millions of Christians around the world in seeking renewal during the season of Lent. (Sun, 3/9) Youth Sunday! The youth will be running the different elements of the worship service. Bring your young/young-at-heart friends! (Sun, 3/9 @ 5pm) City Church Book Club “Winter” book club (Gilead by Marilyne Robinson) discussion and light dinner at the Hashimoto’s. For more information contact Merle merlehashimoto@gmail.com 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. Seek God for the City Seek God for the City prayer guides are available today on the book table. Join us for 40 days of prayer beginning March 5.

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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Prelude Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) Baloche, Brown Praise is rising / Eyes are turning to You We turn to You / Hope is stirring Hearts are yearning for You / We long for You Chorus: ‘Cause when we see You We find strength to face the day In Your presence All our fears are washed away Washed away Hosanna hosanna You are the God who saves us Worthy of all our praises Hosanna hosanna Come have Your way among us We welcome You here Lord Jesus Hear the sound of / Hearts returning to You We turn to You / In Your Kingdom Broken lives are made new / You make us new (Chorus) Call to Worship 1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. 3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. 4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. 5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. 6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. 7 Because you are my help, Two

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I sing in the shadow of your wings. 8 I cling to you; your right hand upholds me. — Psalm 63 Confession of Sin (In Unison) Most loving and merciful father, We confess before you That we have sinned in thought, word and deed: In what we have done, And in what we have left undone: There is no health in us. Have mercy on us according to your great love Blot our sins from your remembrance, And look on us as those who are clothed In the perfect Righteousness of Christ. Words of Comfort and Assurance of Pardon The Lord guards the hurting, and draws near to the undeserving. May he forgive us our sins and restore us, that we might find ourselves happy in him. All Amen. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Reinagle, Newton How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer’s ear It soothes his sorrows heals his wounds And drives away his fear It makes the wounded spirit whole And calms the troubled breast ‘Tis manna to the hungry soul And to the weary rest Dear name the rock on which I build My shield and hiding place My never-failing treasury filled With boundless stores of grace Jesus my shepherd, brother, friend My Prophet, Priest and King My Lord, my Life, my Way my end Accept the praise I bring


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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 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) Take My Life And Let It Be Tomlin 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

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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 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

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)

Faith Stories Kawika and Jenny Haglund Ohana Announcements Children’s Worship Fellowship of the People

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 Three


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Series: Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be Message: Vandalism of Shalom 31 God saw all that Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. — Genesis 1:31-2:3 8 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” 19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” 24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. 25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. 3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did Four

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say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” 4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. — Genesis 2:18-3:7


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Communion “(We) can derive great confidence and delight from this sacrament, as being a testimony that they form one body with Christ, so that everything which is His they may call their own.... Having undertaken our weakness, He has made us strong in His strength. Having submitted to our poverty, He has transferred to us His riches. Having taken upon Himself the burden of unrighteousness with which we were oppressed, He has clothed us with His righteousness.” — John Calvin

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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Come All Ye Pining, Hungry, Poor Steele, Murphy

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This is my Father’s world He shines in all that’s fair In the rustling grass, I hear Him pass He speaks to me everywhere

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

This is my Father’s world O let me ne’er forget That though the wrong seems oft’ so strong God is the ruler yet

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

This is my Father’s world The battle is not done Jesus who died shall be satisfied And earth and heaven be one

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

Worship Through Our Gifts Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. — Romans 12:1

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

(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.)

This Is My Father’s World Sheppard, Babcock

Benediction Christ the Sun of Righteousness shine upon you, scatter the darkness from before your path, and make you ready to meet him when he comes in glory; and the blessing of God almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always.

This is my Father’s world And to my listening ears All nature sings and round me rings The music of the spheres This is my Father’s world I rest me in the thought Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas His hand the wonders wrought

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

This is my Father’s world The birds their carols raise The morning light, the lily white Declare their Maker’s praise

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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 March 2, 2014 City Church of Honolulu


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