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WE DON’T NEED MAPS FOR WHERE WE LIVE. WE KNOW THE WAY TO THE SHOPPING CENTER, THE BANK, THE SCHOOL. WE NEED MAPS FOR WHAT WE HOPE FOR. —VIRGINIA OWENS

Sunday September 15, 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: K. Lau / Komo Next Week: K. Lau / Komo

Lemonade Stand ...during today’s potluck to celebrate Stenli’s birthday. Funds going towards Stenli’s support via Compassion International. Come thirsty! Men’s BBQ Potluck 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. Congregational Meeting After the worship service on 9/29. Will be discussing and approving the 2013 budget. 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 — increasing your gift to the church at no cost to you! At checkout, present your Maika’i card (or ask for one) and inform the cashier that you would like to make a donation to The City Church of Honolulu. Your tax-deductible donation appears on the register receipt. 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 / 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, judydill@hawaii.rr.com - Youth group (at Schulers’), 5:30-8:30PM, djensen13@live.com

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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Crown Him With Many Crowns Elvey, Thring, Bridges

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In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance— the place, LORD, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established. “The LORD reigns for ever and ever.” — From Exodus 15

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

Confession of Sin (In Unison) Loving Father, you promise to use your strength for our good, to build us up and to guard us from shame. But when we feel anxious and overwhelmed, we turn to our own strength, to cynicism, or to despair. We struggle to trust your promises to us, and worry that we labor in vain. Remind us of your goodness, and that it is you alone who makes us fruitful.

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 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

Assurance of Pardon May God, who is rich in mercy, forgive us, heal us, and revive us, for the sake of his Son Jesus. Amen. Jesus I Come (Out of My Bondage) Sleeper, Thompson Out of my bondage, sorrow and night Jesus, I come; Jesus I come Into Thy freedom, gladness and light Jesus, I come to Thee Out of my sickness into Thy health Out of my wanting and into Thy wealth Out of my sin and into Thyself Jesus, I come to Thee

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

Out of my shameful failure and loss Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come Into the glorious gain of Thy cross Jesus, I come to Thee Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm Out of distress into jubilant psalm Jesus, I come to Thee

Call to Worship Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? “You stretch out your right hand, and the earth swallows your enemies. In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. Two


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Out of unrest and arrogant pride Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come Into Thy blessed will to abide Jesus, I come to Thee Out of myself to dwell in Thy love Out of despair into raptures above Upward forever on wings like a dove Jesus, I come to Thee Out of the fear and dread of the tomb Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come Into the joy and light of Thy home Jesus, I come to Thee Out of the depths of ruin untold Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold Ever Thy glorious face to behold Jesus, I come to Thee (3x) 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 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

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Our Great God Ortega, Powell Eternal God unchanging mysterious and unknown Your boundless love Unfailing grace and mercy shown Bright seraphim in ceaseless flight Around Your glorious throne They raise their voices day and night In praise to You alone Chorus: Hallelujah glory be to our great God Hallelujah glory be to our great God Lord we are weak and frail Helpless in the storm Surround us with Your angels Hold us in Your arms Our cold and ruthless enemy His pleasure is our harm Rise up O Lord and he will flee Before our sov’reign God [Chorus] Let ev’ry creature in the sea And ev’ry flying bird Let ev’ry mountain, ev’ry field And valley of the earth Let all the moons and all the stars In all the universe Sing praises to the living God Who rules them by His Word [Chorus]

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

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

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Ohana Announcements Children’s Worship Fellowship of the People

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Message: God Fights

(Guest Speaker: Pastor Seima Aoyagi, Tokyo Japan) 19 This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean. 21 Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the LORD. 23 The LORD said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.” 24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. 26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them. 27 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents. 28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

— Genesis 25:19-28

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Communion Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. — Romans 8:35-37

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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Worship Through Our Gifts 6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. — 2 Timothy 4:6-8

I will change your name You shall no longer be called Wounded, outcast Lonely or afraid I will change your name Your new name shall be Confidence, joyfulness Overcoming one Faithfulness, friend of God One who seeks my face.

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.

The House of God Forever Foreman God is my shepherd, I won’t be wanting I won’t be wanting He makes me rest in fields of green With quite streams Even though I walk through the valley Of death and dying I will not fear for you are with me You are with me

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

Postlude

Your shepherd staff comforts me You are my feast in the presence of enemies Surely goodness will follow me, follow me In the house of God, forever

Our Great God Ortega, Powell Lord we are weak and frail Helpless in the storm Surround us with Your angels Hold us in Your arms Our cold and ruthless enemy His pleasure is our harm Rise up O Lord and he will flee Before our sov’reign God 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 15, 2013 City Church of Honolulu


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