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FAITH AND GRATITUDE ARE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN. AT THE SAME TIME, THERE IS A CERTAIN PROGRESSION FROM FAITH TO GRATITUDE. FAITH RECEIVES GOD’S GIFTS AS GIFTS, GRATITUDE RECEIVES THEM WELL. — MIROSLAV VOLF

Sunday October 13, 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 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 / G. Pang Next Week: K. Lau / Komo

2013 YEAR-TO-DATE (by end of September) ACTUAL Total Income: $187,400 Total Expenses: $257,349 NET INCOME: -$69,949 Mahalo to everyone who participated in the Foodland Give Aloha campaign! The total donation figures will be out on October 19 so we’ll provide an update then. Keiki Club — Tricks & Treats: Lessons from the Bible 9am on the Lanai & will continue on Sundays though the month of October. Learn fun science/magic tricks as we discover true treats from the Bible. All kids welcome. (Disclaimer: No sawing in half performed.) (Mon, 10/31) Family Trick-or-Treat party at the Schulers in Manoa. (Sat, 11/2) Kunawai Springs Urban Park Clean-Up Join our church family and other local churches in this community service project and potluck lunch, 8:30AM-12:00PM.

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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5 He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. 6 He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations. 7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. 8 They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness. 9 He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever— holy and awesome is his name. 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. — Psalm 111:1-10

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Neander Praise to the Lord The Almighty, the King of creation O my soul, praise Him For He is thy health and salvation All ye who hear Now to His temple draw near Praise Him in glad adoration Praise to the Lord, Who over all things so wondrously reigneth Shelters thee under His wings Yea, so gently sustaineth Hast thou not seen How all your longings have been Granted in what He ordaineth

Confession of Sin (In Unison) Merciful Lord, we come to you in humility. We have looked for satisfaction in the works of our hands loving the good gifts you give, more than the One who has given them. We have chased after meaning in the things of this world without acknowledging you as our Creator, the source of all meaning. We turn to you once again. Forgive us.

Praise to the Lord Who doth prosper thy work and defend thee Surely His goodness And mercy here daily attend thee Ponder anew what the Almighty can do If with His love He befriend thee Praise to the Lord O let all that is in me adore Him All that hath life and breath Come now with praises before Him Let the Amen Sound from His people again Gladly for aye we adore Him

Assurance of Pardon May our gracious God who restored us to himself through Christ forgive us our sins and give us grace to walk in the life he has given us. All Amen.

Call to Worship 1 Praise the LORD. I will extol the LORD with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly. 2 Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them. 3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. 4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate. Two

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


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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.

Our Great God Ortega, Powell Eternal God unchanging Mysterious and unknown Your boundless love unfailing In grace and mercy shown Bright seraphim in endless 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 Sovereign God (Chorus)

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Let every creature in the sea And every flying bird Let every mountain, every 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)

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy Hart, Benedict Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, Weak and wounded, sick and sore; Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity, love and pow’r. Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome, God’s free bounty glorify; True belief and true repentance, Every grace that brings you nigh. Come, ye weary, heavy-laden, Lost and ruined by the fall; If you tarry till you’re better, You will never come at all. Let not conscience make you linger, Nor of fitness fondly dream; All the fitness He requireth Is to feel your need of Him I will arise and go to Jesus, He will embrace me in His arms; In the arms of my dear Savior, Oh, there are ten thousand charms.

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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Message: Grace and Gratitude (Guest Speaker: Heath Hale) 1 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy. 2 Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3 She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” 7 As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, “Am I God? Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!” 8 When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent him this message: “Why have you torn your robes? Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.” 9 So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.” 11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage. 13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. 15 Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God. He stood before him and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant.” — 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15 11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” — Luke 17:11-19

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4 1 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. 2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: 3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.” 9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” — Mark 4:1-9

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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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

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

Worship Through Our Gifts Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

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

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.

O wondrous gifts of love divine Dear Source of every good Jesus, in thee what glories shine How rich thy flowing blood (Chorus) Here shall your numerous wants receive A free, a full supply He has unmeasured bliss to give And joys that never die (Chorus)

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

Take My Life And Let It Be Havergal

Postlude

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 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 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 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.

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 October 13, 2013 City Church of Honolulu

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