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CHRIST PLAYS IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES, IN FACES AND HANDS NOT HIS. — GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

Sunday July 7, 2013 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 the Aloha Card in your worship guide. 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 (Millner Chapel) 9:00 am: Bible Study and Discussion Current seminar: “Images of the Spirit” 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

HELP NEEDED! We need to build a small team of people to be responsible for the set-up and take-down of the refreshments, and for organizing our once-amonth potlucks. Please see Harvey or Simpson if you are interested. Officer Nominations Just a reminder: officer nominations for elder are due by next Sunday July 14th. See Harvey Chun or Simpson Tsang for more information. Thanks! Weekly Community Groups: Everyone is welcome! Tuesday Night: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. simps.tsang@gmail.com. (Kaimuki) Wednesday Night: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Pschuler@cchnl.org (Manoa) 6:00 pm - kipwil@me.com (Manoa) Men of Friday Every Friday morning 6 a.m.@ Palama & Vineyard Coffee, donuts, Bible discussion about the life of the Apostle Peter. Contact Pschuler@cchnl.org To Reach Us Staff

Paul Schuler, Pastor — pschuler@cchnl.org (Cell: 808-594-3731) Dan Jensen, Pastoral Intern — djensen13@live.com (Cell: 831-227-9867) Kip Wilborn, Director of Worship Arts — kipwil@me.com (Cell: 808-542-4529) Sonia Driscoll, Children’s Director — spasdriscoll@aol.com (Home: 808-732-0879 Cell: 808-232-8344) Elders

Offering Counters: Today: Resler / G. Pang Next Week: Resler / G. Pang

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

Lori Ann Tsang — loriann752@gmail.com Ann Wills — a.wills@mac.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.CityChurch-Honolulu.org


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Prelude

As We Gather/ The Steadfast Love Coomes, Fay, MacNeil

Call to Worship 7 I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the LORD has done for us— yes, the many good things he has done for Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses. 8 He said, “Surely they are my people, children who will be true to me”; and so he became their Savior. 9 In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. — Isaiah 63:7-9

As we gather may Your Spirit work within us. As we gather may we glorify Your Name. Knowing well that as our hearts begin to worship, We’ll be blessed because we came. We’ll be blessed because we came.

Confession of Sin (In Unison)

Chorus: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end. They are new ev’ry morning, new ev’ry morning, Great is thy faithfulness, oh Lord. Great is thy faithfulness. You have called us by Your Spirit into worship. In this temple You have set our hearts aflame. As we lay our hearts upon Your holy alter, We’ll be blessed in Jesus’ Name. We’ll be blessed in Jesus’ Name. (Chorus) The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end. They are new ev’ry morning, new ev’ry morning, Great is thy faithfulness, oh Lord. Great is thy faithfulness. (Chorus)

Merciful God, we come to you in sorrow for our sins and confess to you our weakness and unbelief. We have lived by our own strength, and not by the power of your resurrection. We have failed to show kindness to those in need and have withheld mercy. Forgive us. Hear us and help us.

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name Perronet, Holden All hail the pow’r of Jesus name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem And crown him Lord of all; Bring forth the royal diadem And crown him Lord of all.

Words of Comfort and Assurance of Pardon May God rescue us by his grace, cleanse our hearts by faith, fill us with his Holy Spirit, and unite us in the name of our Lord Jesus. All Amen.

Worship in Song (Our pracitce is to sing standing. If it is more worshipful or comfortable for you to sit please feel free to be seated at any time.) Two

Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race, Ye ransomed of the fall; Hail him who saves you by his grace And crown him Lord of all; Hail him who saves you by his grace And crown him Lord of all.


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Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget The wormwood and the gall, Go, spread your trophies at his feet, And crown him Lord of all; Go, spread your trophies at his feet, And crown him Lord of all. Let ev’ry kindred, ev’ry tribe, On this terrestrial ball, To him all majesty ascribe, And crown him Lord of all; To him all majesty ascribe, And crown him Lord of all. Blessed Be Your Name Redman Blessed be your Name In the land that is plentiful, Where your streams of abundance flow, Blessed be your Name Blessed be your Name When I’m found in the desert place, Though I walk through the wilderness, Blessed be your Name. Ev’ry blessing you pour out I’ll turn back to praise. When the darkness closes in, Lord, still I will say, Chorus: Blessed be the Name of the Lord, Blessed be your Name. Blessed be the Name of the Lord, Blessed be your glorious Name. Blessed be your Name When the sun’s shining down on me, When the world’s all as it should be, Blessed be your Name. Blessed be your Name On the road marked with suffering, Though there’s pain in the offering, Blessed be your Name Ev’ry blessing you pour out I’ll turn back to praise. When the darkness closes in, Lord, still I will say, (Chorus)

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Bridge: (2X’s) You give and take away. You give and take away. My heart will choose to say, Lord, blessed be your name.

God of Grace Getty God of grace, amazing wonder, Irresistible and free. O, the miracle of mercy, Jesus reaches down to me. God of grace, I stand in wonder As my God restores my soul. His own blood has paid my ransom, Awesome cost to make me whole. God of grace, who loved and knew me Long before the world began. Sent my Savior down from heaven Perfect God and perfect man. God of grace, I trust in Jesus, I’m accepted as His own. Ev’ry day new grace sustains me As I lean on Him alone. God of grace I stand astounded, Cleansed, forgiven and secure. All my fears are now confounded And my hope in ever sure. God of grace, now crowned in glory Where one day I’ll see your face. And forever I’ll adore you In your everlasting grace.

Praying Together A member of the congregation leads us in prayer.

Ohana Announcements Children’s Worship Fellowship of the People Three


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Series: Spiritual Fruitfulness Message: Gospel Kindness 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. — Galatians 5:22-25 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. — 1 John 3:16-18

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For Further Reflection: People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway. — Mother Teresa Communion “This table is a weekly exhortation not to trust in princes, but in our heavenly Father, who answers when we ask, who gives when we seek, who opens when we knock, who feeds the hungry and gives drink to the thirsty.” —Peter Leithart 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 righ 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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Above All LaBlanc, Baloche

Doxology Bingham

Above all powers, above all kings. Above all nature, and all created things, Above all wisdom, and all the way of man, You were here before the world began.

Ho‘onani i ka Makua Mau Ke Keiki me ka ‘Uhane no Ke Akua Mau Ho‘omaika‘i pu Ko keia ao, ko kela ao. ‘Amene.

Above all kingdoms, above all thrones, Above all wonders the world has ever known, Above all wealth and treasures of the earth There’s no way to measure what You’re worth.

Praise to the Eternal Father The Son with the Spirit indeed God Eternal Bless together Of this day; of that day everyday. Amen

Crucified, laid behind the stone. You lived to die, rejected and alone. Like a rose, trampled on the ground You took the fall, and thought of me above all.

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

Worship Through Our Gifts And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. — 2 Corinthians 9:8

Postlude

(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 on the table at the back of the Sanctuary.)

Benediction May the God of love and power, whose mission of blessing extends to the ends of the earth, keep you in his presence, lead you in his ways, and give you peace; and the blessing of God almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always.

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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.

Multi-Ethnic/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 July 7, 2013 City Church of Honolulu

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