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“SIN HAS TO SPEND A LOT ON MAKEUP” — CORNELIUS PLANTINGA

Sunday March 30, 2014 City Church of Honolulu Fourth Sunday of Lent


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.

2014 YEAR-TO-DATE (by end of February) ACTUAL Total Income: $48,051 Total Expenses: $47,940 NET INCOME: $111 Needed: Kids who like to SHOUT! Please join the Palm Sunday Singers. Rehearsals starts March 23, 9am in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Sonia with any questions. Easter Egg Donations: Please give donations to Rosalie Acker by April 13 so the eggs can be sutffed before Easter. Chocolate, candy, coins, stickers, small toys, and empty plastic eggs. Seek God for the City: Join us in using the Waymakers prayer guide, Seek God for the City. Or, use the app for your phone or iPad (http://waymakers.org/pray/seek-God/ app/).

Sunday Mornings 8:30 am: Prayer Circle (Upper Room) 9:00 am: Bible Study and Discussion 10:00 am: Worship Service

Monthly Prayer Meeting: Tue, 4/1, 6PM @ Schulers

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

Good Friday Service: Fri, 4/18 in Millner Chapel.

Offering Counters: Today: K. Lau / G. Pang 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

Church Family Meeting: Sun, 4/13 after service on the lanai. Everyone is invited.

Easter Service: Sun, 4/20, potluck after the service. Tent Camping: April 26-27, Sat and Sun Private campsite right next to Kualoa Regional Park. There will be 2 worship services on Sunday, one at the campsite and the other at CSDA. 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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3 Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. 5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. 6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. 7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. 8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. — Psalm 34:1-8

Crown Him With Many Crowns Elvey, Thring, Bridges Crown Him with many crowns The Lamb upon His throne Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns All music but its own Awake my soul and sing Of Him who died for Thee And hail Him as thy matchless King Through all eternity Crown Him the Son of God Before the worlds began And ye who tread where He hath trod Crown Him the Son of Man Who every grief hath known That wrings the human breast And takes and bears them for His own That all in Him may rest

Confession of Sin (In Unison) Maker and Husband, we have been unfaithful to you, turning from your love, and running after other loves. Forgive us. Have mercy on us according to your good and perfect will, and conform us to your image. Amen. Words of Comfort and Assurance of Pardon May the Lord clothe us with the garments of salvation, and cover our guilt with robes of righteousness, that we might be his bride adorned with jewels, betrothed eternally, his people whom he loves.

Crown Him the Lord of love Behold His hands and side Those wounds yet visible above In beauty glorified All hail Redeemer hail For Thou has died for me Thy praise and glory shall not fail Throughout eternity

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Crown Him the Lord of life Who triumphed over the grave And rose victorious to the strife For those He came to save His glories now we sing Who died and rose on high Who died eternal life to bring And lives that death may die

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word What more can He say than to you He hath said You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed For I am thy God and will still give thee aid I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand

Call to Worship 1 I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. 2 I will glory in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine Two


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The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose I will not, I will not desert to its foes That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake I’ll never, no never, no never forsake

Rock of Ages McCracken, Twit Rock of Ages, when the day seems long From this labor and this heartache, I have come The skies will wear out, but you remain the same Rock of Ages, I praise your name Rock of Ages, you have brought me near You have poured out your life-blood, your love, your tears To make this stone heart come alive again Rock of Ages, forgive my sin. CHORUS Rock of ages. Rock of ages. Bind your children until the kingdom comes Rock of ages your will be done Rock of Ages, when in want or rest My desperate need for such a Savior I confess Pull these idols out from my heart embrace Rock of Ages, I need your grace Rock of Ages, broken scorned for me Who am I that you would die to make me free? To give me glory, You took the death and pain Rock of Ages, my Offering (CHORUS) Rock of Ages, “It is done!” you cried The curtain’s torn and I see justice satisfied Now write your mercy, on my heart and hands Rock of ages, in faith I stand Rock of Ages, my great hope secure Your promise holds just like an anchor to my soul Bind your children with cords of love and grace Rock of Ages, we give you praise (CHORUS)

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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Wyeth, Robinson Come Thou Fount of every blessing Tune my heart to sing Thy grace Streams of mercy, never ceasing Call for songs of loudest praise Teach me some melodious sonnet Sung by flaming tongues above Praise His name I’m fixed upon it Name of God’s redeeming love Here I raise my Ebenezer Here by thy great help I’ve come And I hope, by thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home. Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God; He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed His precious blood. O, to grace how great a debtor Daily I’m constrained to be! Let thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for thy courts above. 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 Ohana Announcements Children’s Worship Fellowship of the People Three


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Series: Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be Message: Hide and Seek 25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. 3 1Now 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 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. 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” 11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” 12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

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13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” — Genesis 2:25-3:1-13


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Communion Human sin is stubborn, but not as stubborn as the grace of God and not half so persistent, not half so ready to suffer to win its way. — Cornelius Plantinga

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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The Feast Gadsby, Digerness

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When darkness veils His lovely face I rest on His unchanging grace In every high and stormy gale My anchor holds within the veil (Chorus)

With wondering eyes, Lord we admire The feast prepared by grace Come, Lord, and set our souls on fire And fill each heart with peace These emblems of thy precious love, by faith may we receive! And with a solemn pleasure prove, we in thy name believe

His oath His covenant His blood Support me in the whelming flood When all around my soul gives way He then is all my hope and stay (Chorus) When He shall come with trumpet sound O may I then in Him be found Dressed in His righteousness alone Faultless to stand before the throne (Chorus)

We eat this bread, we drink this wine Come give yourself to us We know you’re here, that’s why we’ve come To feast on thee with love

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

No goodness of our own we bring; we’re sinners vile and base Christ is our all; of Christ we sing, and long to see his face O may we each, with heart and tongue sing, “Worthy is the Lamb” To him alone the praise belongs, and we’ll adore his name

(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.)

We eat this bread, we drink this wine Come give yourself to us We know you’re here, that’s why we’ve come To feast on thee with love

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.

The Solid Rock Mote, Bradbury My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness I dare not trust the sweetest frame But wholly lean on Jesus’ name

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

Chorus: On Christ the solid Rock I stand All other ground is sinking sand All other ground is sinking sand

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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 30, 2014 City Church of Honolulu

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