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LIVE A LIFE SO MYSTERIOUS THAT THE ONLY ADEQUATE EXPLANATION IS THE PRESENCE OF A LIVING, LOVING GOD. — DOROTHY DAY

Sunday September 1, 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 (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 / G. Pang Next Week: Resler / G. Pang

2013 YEAR-TO-DATE (by end of July) ACTUAL Total Income: $153,585 Total Expenses: $209,301 NET INCOME: -$55,716 Family Meeting. Our monthly Family Meeting is being moved to Sept 8 after the worship service. Sept 3 Monthly Prayer Meeting at the Schulers, 6:00PM. Sept 6 Women of the Word (WOW) Women’s Bible study resumes on Friday, September 6. For more info contact Judy at judydill@hawaii.rr.com Sept 15 Men of City Church! Come join us for a BBQ potluck for fellowship and talk story. September 15, Sunday, 5:30pm at 1428 Alewa Drive (residence of Glenn and Jennie Pang). For more information, please contact Harvey Chun at hchun@cchnl.org. Give Aloha Campaign. From September 1 through 30, you can give up to $249 to the church and Foodland will match a percentage of your gift. See Simpson Tsang for more info.

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) Sonia Driscoll, Children’s Director — spasdriscoll@aol.com (Home: 808-732-0879 Cell: 808-232-8344) Elders

Weekly Community Groups: Everyone is welcome!

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

Tuesday Night (in Kaimuki): 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. simps.tsang@gmail.com. Wednesday Night (in Manoa): 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Pschuler@cchnl.org

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

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

Office

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


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Prelude

Confession of Sin (In Unison)

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Wyeth, Robinson

Lord, King of Glory we confess that we do not recognize your rule in the world we live in, nor in our own broken lives. We demand blessing from you, yet do not seek your face and offer ourselves to you. Forgive us, Lord; soften our hearts. Flow out from us in grateful, lavish obedience.

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 the mount! I’m fixed upon it, Mount of thy redeeming love.

Assurance of Pardon 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.

May God Almighty, the king over heaven and earth, give you comfort and grace, and forgive you your sins through Christ Jesus, who has called you his own.

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.)

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.

Mighty To Save Fielding, Morgan Everyone needs compassion Love that’s never failing Let mercy fall on us Everyone needs forgiveness The kindness of a Savior The hope of nations

Call to Worship “This is what the LORD says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without people or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying,

Chorus: Savior, He can move the mountains Our God is mighty to save He is mighty to save Forever, Author of salvation He rose and conquered the grave Jesus conquered the grave (Chorus)

“Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” — Jeremiah 33:10-11 Two


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So take us as You find us All our fears and failures Fill our lives again We give our lives to follow Everything we believe in Now we surrender (Chorus) (Bridge) Hallelujah! Let the whole world see We’re singing for the glory Of the risen King, Jesus Hallelujah! Let the whole world see We’re singing for the glory Of the risen King

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

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Revelation Song Riddle Worthy is the Lamb who was slain Holy holy is He Sing a new song to Him Who sits on Heaven’s mercy seat Chorus: Holy holy holy Is the Lord God Almighty Who was and is and is to come With all creation I sing Praise to the King of kings You are my everything And I will adore You Clothed in rainbows of living color Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder Blessing and honor, strength and Glory and power be To You the only wise King (Chorus) Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder At the mention of Your name Jesus Your name is power Breath and living water Such a marvelous mystery (Chorus)

Receiving New Members 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)

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

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)

Ohana Announcements Children’s Worship

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

Fellowship of the People

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Series: The Grace of Giving Message: Giving and Bonding 7 But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 8 I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. 10 And here is my judgment about what is best for you in this matter. Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. 11 Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. 12 For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have. 13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. 14 At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, 15 as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.” — 2 Corinthians 8:7-15

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Communion “The focal practice for participating in Jesus’ work of salvation is not a detached verbal act but a meal, an even that employs all the senses and can occur only in specific places with named people.... It is virtually impossible to be detached and uninvolved when we are sharing a meal with someone.” — Eugene Peterson

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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Spirit of God Digerness

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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

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art And make me love Thee as I ought to love

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

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies No sudden rending of the veil of clay No angel vision, no op’ning skies But take the dimness of my soul away Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer

Worship Through Our Gifts Q. What do you understand by “The communion of saints”?

Hast Thou not bid me love Thee, God and King? All, all Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind I see Thy cross; there teach me to cling O let me seek Thee, and O let me find! Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love One holy passion filling all my frame The presence of Thy descended Dove, My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame

A. First, that believers one and all, as members of this community share in Christ and in his treasures and gifts. Second, that each member should consider it his duty to use his gifts readily and cheerfully for the service and enrichment of the other members. — Heidelberg Catechism, Question 55 (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.)

Take My Life And Let It Be Havergal, Malan 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 bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

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.

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 September 1, 2013 City Church of Honolulu


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