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Third Sunday After the Epiphany

January 22, 2012

Welcome to Cityview Presbyterian Church

Community Life: After the Service

To Our Guests: Visiting a church can be an intimidating experience. We are glad that you are here, and we hope to remove as much of that awkwardness as we can from your visit to Cityview. Our worship service usually lasts about 75 minutes. This worship guide will help you navigate the service. There are short paragraphs on the next page to explain each part of the service. The service is designed to be accessible to you, whether you’ve spent years in the church or you’ve never been to a church service in your life. During the service, we will try to help you understand how the message of Jesus can apply to your life today. If you are new to Cityview or just visiting, we would love to know that you were here. We have clipboards next to each row: we call those our “Connection Cards”. Connection Cards are a way for you to let us know whatever information you might want us to know and to request any information from us that you might need. Pastor Dan Adamson

Each week, we linger for fellowship with one another. Please join us for refreshments in the cafeteria.

Community Groups In addition to weekly worship, we offer small groups (community groups, men’s and women’s bible studies, book studies) that meet throughout the week. We want all of our members and regular attenders to be intentional about building trusting and meaningful spiritual relationships. For a complete list of our small groups, please visit our website ( or fill out one of our “connection cards” for more information.

( is available to answer questions, as well.

For Children: Children of all ages are welcome in the worship service. Nursery is provided during the service for children 2 years of age and younger.

Cover Image:

Cross and Sun Rays

Children ages three through 5th grade are given the choice of attending Sunday school classes beginning during the greeting portion of the service.

by Elizabeth Steele Halstead. Reprinted by permission from Visuals for Worship, ©2006, Faith Alive Christian Resources

If you have any questions about children’s ministry at Cityivew, please contact Children’s Ministry Coordinator Hilary Clark (

All songs used by permission CCLI License #11041992 Scripture reprinted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission.


The Liturgy Preparing for Worship The goal of our time of gathering is to engage with God together, listening to him in his Word and speaking to him in prayer and song. Because we often enter this time tired, overwhelmed and distracted, we take a few moments at the beginning of our meeting to prepare to meet God in worship. Call to Worship We need to be “called” to come and worship God because we default to thinking the world revolves around our needs and agendas, and also because we struggle to believe that God truly wants us to draw near to him. The call to worship focuses our attention on God and prepares us to meet him. Confession of Sin The Scriptures declare that each of us has failed in the way we act toward God and each other. We confess our sin to be honest and transparent about this reality and to admit our ongoing dependence on the mercy of God through Jesus. We confess as a community to show our unity even in our brokenness. Assurance of Grace We confess our sins not just to admit what is true, but also to be reminded again of the truth that Jesus came into this world to save sinners; and all of our sin has been forgiven through him. Every week, following our confession, we hear God speak to us in Scripture of this forgiveness so that our faith might be strengthened. Worship Through Giving Because money is so powerfully tied to our hearts, this is a valuable expression of worship as we acknowledge that everything we have comes from God and belongs to him. If you are visiting with us, we are just glad you are here- please do not feel obligated to give. The Sermon Some view the Sermon as a way to get principles for “right” living. In reality, as we open the Scripture we corporately encounter Christ. Therefore, as you listen, pray to be open to the Spirit’s leading, exhortation, encouragement, and healing. Communion Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper or the Eucharist, is the family meal for Christians. We welcome all Christians - those who look to Christ alone for salvation, who are in good standing with His Church, and who seek strength to live more faithfully to their Savior - to join in this sacrament. The Benediction God always gets the last word in our encounter of worship. For Christians, it is always a word of blessing and sending to live our lives in the light of the reality of the Gospel of Christ.


ORDER OF WORSHIP "We are essentially and ultimately desiring animals, which is simply to say that we are essentially and ultimately lovers. To be human is to love, and it is what we love that defines who we are. We're not talking about trivial loves, like when we say we 'love' pizza....we're not even quite talking about significant loves, like when we say we 'love' our spouse. Rather, we are talking about ultimate loves--that to which we are fundamentally oriented, what ultimately governs our vision of the good life...our ultimate love is what we worship. It's not what I think that shapes my life from the bottom up; it's what I desire, what I love, that animates my passion."

James K.A. Smith

God Calls Us Call to Worship - Psalm 98 Leader:

The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.


He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Leader: All: Leader:

Shout for Joy before the Lord, the King! Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy; let them sing before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.


He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.

Prayer of Adoration The Lord’s Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.


Hymn of Praise

O Worship the King

Words: Robert Grant Music: Johann Haydn


Hymn of Praise

Holy, Holy, Holy

Words: Reginald Heber Music: John Dykes


God Cleanses Us Leader:

Almighty and most merciful Father, we are thankful that your mercy is higher than the heavens, wider than our wanderings, deeper than all our sin.


Kyrie Eleison (sung)


Forgive our careless attitudes toward your purposes, our refusal to relieve the suffering of others, our envy of those who have more than we have, our obsession with creating a life of constant pleasure, our indifference to the treasures of heaven, our neglect of your wise and gracious law.

Kyrie Eleison (sung)

All: Leader:

Help us to change our way of life so that we may desire what is good, love what you love, and do what you command, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Kyrie Eleison (sung)

Hymn of Confession

Kyrie Eleison

Words: from the Christian liturgy Music: Isaac Wardell

Silent Confession


Assurance of Grace – Psalm 103:8-13 Leader:

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always accuse, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.


Thanks be to God!


Brothers and Sisters, you have heard God’s holy demands and have confessed your sins to him. Do you believe that Jesus Christ, by his perfect life, sacrificial death, and glorious resurrection has atoned for your sins and satisfied the wrath of God for you?


We do.

Hymn of Assurance

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Music: Joseph Pensak and Isaac Wardell 8

Opportunities and Concerns

Passing of the Peace - from John 13:34 Leader:

Hear the teaching of Christ: “A new command I give you, that you love one another as I have loved you.” The peace of Christ be with you all.


And also with you!

Worship Through Giving

God Speaks To Us Sermon Text – Psalm 95 1

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! 3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. 5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. 6

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! 7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, 9 when your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work. 10 For forty years I loathed that generation and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart, and they have not known my ways.” 11 Therefore I swore in my wrath, “They shall not enter my rest.” Leader: All:

This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

Sermon The Formative Nature of Worship Reverend David Salsedo Assistant Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church 9

God Strengthens Us Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed Leader:

Christian, what do you believe?


I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Consecration Leader:

The Lord be with you.

All: Leader:

And also with you. Lift up your hearts.

All: Leader:

We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.


It is right to give him thanks and praise.

Communion Prayers for Reflection Prayer for those searching for truth Lord Jesus, you claim to be the way, the truth, and the life. As I consider the reasons for doing so, grant that I might be undaunted by the cost of following you. 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 for those struggling with sin Lord Jesus, grant that I may see in you the fulfillment of all my need, and may 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 faithfully follow you in life. Amen.

Prayer of belief Lord Jesus, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than 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 sins and receive you as Savior and Lord. Amen.

Prayer of commitment Lord Jesus, you have called us to follow you in baptism and in a life of committed discipleship in your church. Grant that I may take the necessary steps to be one with your people, and live in the fullness of your Spirit. Amen.


Doxology Praise God, from whom all blessings flow Praise Him, all creatures here below Praise Him above, ye heavenly host Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


God Commissions Us Hymn of Benediction

All Must Be Well


Words : Mary Bowley-Peters Music: Matthew S. Smith

Benediction Dismissal Leader: All:

Let us go now to serve the world as those who love our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God!




Around Cityview  Service in the West Loop- Saturday, Jan 21 the Women’s Treatment Center is looking for volunteers to sort clothes from 8am to 11am. Contact Paul Leo for more details.  Cityview Men’s Poker Night- Taking place at Dan Hoard’s place on Saturday, January 28 at 7pm. Seven spots are available; email to RSVP. Bring drinks to share.

Serving This Week Sound/ Set-Up

Jennifer Connell Nick and Janelle Lake Lynda Adamson Peggy Adamson Sindhu Joseph Monet Ball

Greeters Bread Snacks Nursery Sunday School

Serving Next Week Sound/ Set-Up Greeters Bread Snacks Nursery Sunday School

Evan Devries Jim and Peggy Adamson Charlynne Bowsher Potluck Kylene Young

Budgeted Monthly Giving:

Actual YTD Giving:

Budgeted 2011 Giving YTD: Difference:

 Lunch in the Loop- Tues., January 31 at 12pm. Join fellow Cityview folks for lunch at the Chase Tower (10 S. Dearborn St.- Ground Floor in the table area). Feel free to invite coworkers or classmates. Contact Danny at; 773.875.0139.  Super Bowl Party- Sunday, Feb 5 th at 5pm at the Adamsons’. Bring a snack to share and drinks.  Cityview Membership Seminar- February 18 Considering making Cityview your church home? Come learn more about the vision, values and community of our church. The seminar consists of ONE session. Saturday 5 to 9 p.m. RSVP to Dan.

Not Meeting


December 2011 Congregational Giving*

Actual Monthly Giving:

 Congregational Meeting/Potluck Lunch –Following the service next Sunday January 29. Please bring a dish to share.

CITYVIEWCHICAGO.ORG $ 18,411 $ 12,160 Difference: $ 6,251 $ 143,785 $145,920 $ (2,135)

*In addition to congregational giving, 20% of our overall operating budget is currently comprised of financial support from other churches and individuals. Our

budgeted congregational giving represents 80% of the overall operating budget.

Dan Adamson, Pastor Jenny Avila, Administrative Coordinator Herb Bowsher, Financial Administrator Hilary Clark, Children’s Ministry Coordinator Carolyn Koonce, Social Coordinator Paul Leo, Service & Outreach Coordinator Paul-David Young, Music Coordinator 16

January 22, 2012  

Cityview Worship Guide