March 29, 2020
5th Sunday in Lent
Streaming Live at 10:00 AM

Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church
We welcome all to worship the Lord and
to share the Good News of Christ.
Come as You Are!!

Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church
2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd.,
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Church Office: 530-544-3757
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* Hymn of Praise: “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” HB No. 107

Lord I life Your name on High! Lord I love to sing Your praises!
I’m so glad You’re in my life. I’m so glad You came to save us.
You came from heaven to earth – to show the way.
From the earth to the cross – My debt to pay.
From the cross to the grave – from the grave to the sky,
Lord I lift Your name on high. (Repeat)

* Passing the Peace of Christ

The Prince of Peace has come,
now we have the privilege of sharing God’s peace with our neighbors with the words
“The Peace of Christ be with you.”
Please pass the peace to your neighbors next to you.

*Call to Worship:
Leader: Out of the depths I cry to You, O LORD, Lord, hear my voice!

People: Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!

Leader: If You, O LORD, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?

People: But there is forgiveness with You, so that You may be revered.

All: I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I hope.

Call to Confession
Leader: When it all looks dark and there is no hope, our Lord finds us. Let us confess our despair and receive His grace.

Prayer of Confession (In Unison): O God, we try to believe in You, but when life overwhelms us,
we ignore the hope You give us and just pull everything inside.
There is so much we can offer to our neighbor and those in need,
but we would rather wallow in our own misery.
Forgive us, that we might be true servants to the broken and lost.
Open our vision, so that we can see those who need our compassion and our aid.
Fill our minds with the presence of your Spirit,
that we might learn how to follow Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Savior.

(Silent Prayer) Amen

Assurance of Pardon:
The great good news is God has already forgiven us.
And we can change our ways with God’s help.
Friends believe the good news of the gospel,
People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

All: Alleluia! Amen.

Friends, believe the good news of the gospel.

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

All: Alleluia! Amen.

Ezekiel 37:1-14
1The hand of the LORD came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD
and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.
2He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley,
and they were very dry. 3He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?”
I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.”
4Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them:
O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
5Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.
6I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you,
and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the LORD.”

7So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied,
suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone.
8I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them,
and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them.
9Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath:
Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds,
O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.”
10I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them,
and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.

11Then he said to me, “Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel.
They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.’
12Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: I am going to open your graves,
and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people.
14I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil;
then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken and will act,” says the LORD.

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John 11:1-45

1Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
2Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and
wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill.
3So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.”
4But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This illness does not lead to death;
rather it is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
5Accordingly, though Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus,
6after having heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.

7Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.”
8The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now trying to stone you,
and are you going there again?”
9Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight?
Those who walk during the day do not stumble, because they see the light of this world.
10But those who walk at night stumble, because the light is not in them.”
11After saying this, he told them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going there to awaken him.”
12The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will be all right.”
13Jesus, however, had been speaking about his death, but they thought that he was referring merely to sleep.
14Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.
15For your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”
16Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”

17When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days.
18Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away,
19and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother.
20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home.
21Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
22But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.”
23Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”
25Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live,
26and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
27She said to him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.”

28When she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, and told her privately,
“The Teacher is here and is calling for you.”
29And when she heard it, she got up quickly and went to him.
30Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him.
31The Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary get up quickly and go out.
They followed her because they thought that she was going to the tomb to weep there.
32When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him,
“Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping,
he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved.
34He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.”
35Jesus began to weep.
36So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”
37But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”

38Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.
39Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him,
“Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.”
40Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”
41So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said,
“Father, I thank you for having heard me.
42I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here,
so that they may believe that you sent me.”
43When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”
44The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth.
Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

45Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Message: ““Jesus Wept” ” Rev. Bob Kelley

* Hymn of Response: “I Know Whom I Have Believed” HB No. 527
1. I know not why God’s wond-rous grace To me He hath made known;
Nor why, un-wor-thy, Christ in love Re-deemed me for His own.

Refrain: But “I know Whom I have be-liev-ed And am per-suad-ed that He is a-ble
To keep that which I’ve com-mit-ted Un-to Him a-gainst that day.”

2. I know not how this sav-ing faith To me He did im-part;
Nor how be-live-ing in His Word Wro’t peace with-in my heart. Refrain.

3. I know not how this Spirit moves, Con-vinc-ing men of sin;
Re-veal-ing Je-sus thro’ the Word, Cre-at-ing faith in Him. Refrain.

4. I know not when my Lord may come, At night or noon- day fair;
Nor if I’ll walk the vale with Him Or “ meet Him in the air.” Refrain.

Prayers of the People / 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, and the power and the glory, forever. Amen

Offertory Prayer
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* Sending Hymn: “All Hail The Power of Jesus Name” HB No. 43
1. All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem and crown Him Lord of all;
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all!

2. Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace, And crown Him Lord of all;
Hail Him who saves you by His grace, And crown Him Lord of all.

3. Let every kindred, every tribe, on this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe, And crown Him Lord of all;
To Him all majesty ascribe, And crown Him Lord of all.

4. O that with yonder sacred throng, we at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song, And crown Him Lord of all;
We’ll join the everlasting song, And crown Him Lord of all.

* Benediction

* Congregational Response: “May the Lord” by Bob Grant
“May the Lord, mighty God, bless and keep you forever.
Grant you peace, perfect peace, Courage in each endeavor.
Lift up your eyes and see His face, And His grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty God, bless and keep you forever.”

Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church
We welcome all to worship the Lord and
to share the Good News of Christ.
Come as You Are!!

* Postlude

Church Office hours: By Appointment Only (during COVID-19 Government Shut Down)

Ministers: LTCPC Family
Pastor: Rev. Bob Kelley
Secretary: Tamara Wallace
Choir Director: Bob Grant

Scripture Readings for March 29 to April 4, 2020
3/29 Psa. 84; 150 Exo. 3:16-4:12 Rom. 12:1-21 John 8:46-59 Psa. 42; 32
3/30 Psa. 119:73-80 Exo. 4:10-31 1 Cor. 14:1-19 Mark 9:30-41 Psa. 121; 6
3/31 Psa. 34; 146 Exo. 5:1-6:1 1 Cor. 14:20-40 Mark 9:42-50 Psa. 25; 91
4/1 Psa. 5; 147:1-11 Exo. 7:8-24 2 Cor. 2:14-3:6 Mark 10:1-16 Psa. 27; 51
4/2 Psa. 27; 147:12-20 Exo. 7:25-8:19 2 Cor. 3:7-18 Mark 10:17-31 Psa. 126; 102
4/3 Psa. 22; 148 Exo. 9:13-35 2 Cor. 4:1-12 Mark 10:32-45 Psa. 105; 130
4/4 Psa. 43; 149 Exo. 10:21-11:8 2 Cor. 4:13-18 Mark 10:46-52 Psa. 31; 143

LTCPC Family Prayer Tree for the Week of March 29 to April 4, 2020
Jan & Jerry Peacock
Debbie Pearsall
Bob Peart
Joy Peterson
Sarah Pierce

(Persons listed on the Prayer Tree above are prayed for by the congregation for the week.)
Too good, not to do ….