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“Jesus is the one who was set apart Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of Holiness by his resurrection from the dead.� Romans 1:4

Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 13, 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 “By becoming a Christian, I belong to God and I belong to my brothers and sisters. It is not that I belong to God and then make a decision to join a local church. My being in Christ means being in Christ with those others who are in Christ. This is my identity. This is our identity. If the church is the body of Christ, then we should not live as disembodied Christians.” -Tim Chester and Steve Timmis "You cannot deal with a perfect, all-loving, all-forgiving, all-understanding God in heaven if you cannot deal with a lessthan-perfect, less-than-forgiving, and less-than-understanding community here on earth. You cannot pretend to be dealing with an invisible God if you refuse to deal with a visible family." -Ronald Rolheiser

God Calls Us

Call to Worship – based on Ps. 36:5-9

Leader: In Christ, the God of heaven has made his home on earth. All:

Christ dwells among us and has made us one.

Leader: Highest of all creation, he lives among the least. All:

He journeys with the rejected and welcomes the weary.

Leader: Come now, all who thirst, and drink the water of life. All:

Come now, all who hunger, and be filled with good things.

Leader: Come now, all who seek, and be refreshed in his streams of mercy.

Prayer of Adoration Leader: We give you thanks, great God, for the hope we have in Jesus, who died but is risen and rules over all.


We praise you for his presence with us. Because he lives, we look for eternal life, knowing that nothing past, present, or yet to come can separate us from your great love made known in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Hymn of Praise

O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Words: Isaac Watts Music: William Croft


Hymn of Praise

The Power of the Cross

Oh, to see the dawn Of the darkest day: Christ on the road to Calvary. Tried by sinful men, Torn and beaten, then Nailed to a cross of wood.

This, the pow'r of the cross: Christ became sin for us; Took the blame, bore the wrath— We stand forgiven at the cross. Oh, to see the pain Written on Your face, Bearing the awesome weight of sin. Ev'ry bitter thought, Ev'ry evil deed Crowning Your bloodstained brow. Now the daylight flees; Now the ground beneath Quakes as its Maker bows His head. Curtain torn in two, Dead are raised to life; "Finished!" the vict'ry cry. Oh, to see my name Written in the wounds, For through Your suffering I am free. Death is crushed to death; Life is mine to live, Won through Your selfless love.

This, the pow'r of the cross: Son of God—slain for us. What a love! What a cost! We stand forgiven at the cross.

Words and Music: Keith and Kristyn Getty


God Cleanses Us Call to Confession- Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Prayer of Confession All:

Heavenly father, we are thankful that your mercy is higher than the heavens, wider than our wanderings, deeper than all our sin. Forgive our frivolous attitude toward life, our callousness toward suffering, 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. 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.

Silent Confession


Hymn of Confession

Cling to the Crucified

1. Cling to the Mighty One, Cling in thy grief Cling to the Holy One, He gives relief Cling to the Gracious One, Cling in thy pain Cling to the Faithful One, He will sustain

Cling to the crucified, Jesus the Lamb who died Cling to the crucified, Jesus the King Cling to the crucified, Jesus the Lamb who died Cling to the crucified, Jesus the King 2. Cling to the Living One, Cling in thy woe Cling to the Loving One, Through all below Cling to the Pardoning One, He speaketh peace Cling to the Healing One, Anguish will cease 3. Cling to the Bleeding One, Cling to His side Cling to the Rising One, In Him abide Cling to the Coming One, Hope shall arise Cling to the Reigning One, Joy lights thine eyes

Words: Amy Porter Music: Frederick Faber


Assurance of Grace – 1 John 3:1 Leader:

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; God; and that is what we are. This is the good news.


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 Comfort

Thy Mercy, My God

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.

Words: John Stoker Music: Sandra McCracken 9

The Sacrament of Baptism Zac Harris Jasinski, son of Jerry and Katie Jasinski Judah Koji Hoffner Clark, son of Jason and Hilary Clark

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 – Romans 12: 3-13 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity;the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. 9

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Leader: This is the word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God!

Sermon The Hope of the Resurrection: New Community Reverend Dan Adamson


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 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.



God Commissions Us Hymn of Benediction

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Words: Edward Hopper Music: Isaac Wardell and Joseph Pensak


Benediction Leader: May God the Father, who has given his Son the name above every name, grant us humility by his Spirit, sending us into the world in service to others; and the blessing of God almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. All:


Dismissal Leader:

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


Thanks be to God!




Around Cityview  Wednesday Night Community Group- A community group meets in the

West Loop on Wednesday nights at 7 pm for dinner and prayer/ discussion. This group is always open to new participants. Talk to Dan Adamson for more information.  Women’s Community Group- Meets every other Tuesday night at 6:30 pm.

Talk to Erica Oh for more information.

Serving This Week Sound/ Set-Up

Joel Avila


 Men’s Group- Meets at 6:30 am on Friday mornings at Paul Leo’s place (737

West Washington, Unit 2002). Talk to Dan Hoard for more information.

Drew and Stacy Gordon


Hilary Clark


Jenny Avila


Danny Kim

Sunday School


 Potluck and Congregational Meeting- Next Sunday, May 20 , plan to stay

after church for a meal and hear more about what is happening at Cityview. Bring a dish to share.

Carolyn Koonce 

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

Erica Oh Paul Leo Danny Kim Carolyn Koonce Potluck Jon Zee

May Lunch in the Loop Tuesday, May 29th at noon, join fellow Cityview members for lunch. Meet at Chase Tower - 10 S. Dearborn St., Ground Floor in the table area). Contact Danny with questions ( or 773.875.0139).

Monet Ball

April 2012 Congregational Giving*

Actual Monthly Giving:

$ 10,174 $ 12,250 Difference: $ (2,076) Actual YTD Giving: $ 37,841 Budgeted 2012 Giving YTD: $ 49,000 Difference: $ (11,519) Budgeted Monthly Giving:

*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.

Contacts CITYVIEWCHICAGO.ORG 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

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