Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church
2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd.,
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Church Office: 530-544-3757
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Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church

October 2, 2022

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*Those who are able, please stand


* Hymn of Praise: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” CH No. 11
1. Come, Thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for song 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.

2. Hither to Thy love has blest me; Thou hast bro’t me to this place, And I know Thy hand will bring me Safely home by Thy good grace. Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wand’ring from the fold of God; He, to rescue me from danger,
Bo’t me with His precious blood.

3. Oh 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.


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* 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.

*Centering Our Hearts for Worship: “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship”
Come, now is the time to worship! Come, now is the time to give your heart.
Come, just as you are to worship. Come, just as you are before your God. Come.
Brian Doerksen© 1998 Vineyard Songs, Used by permission, CCLI Lic. #1703489

Children’s Message – Adrian Ricards


*Gathering Prayer
Leader: Praise the LORD!

All: How good it is to sing praises to our God who is gracious, and to whom a song of praise is fitting.

Leader: The LORD builds up His people and gathers the outcasts of every nation.

All: The Lord God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Leader: The Holy One determines the number of the stars, and gives to all of them their names.

All: Great is our Lord and abundant in forgiveness.

(Silent personal confession of our most pressing need for spiritual growth)

All: God’s understanding is beyond measure, knowing even the thoughts and inclinations of the heart and soul – and yet loves us still in Christ Jesus. He has covered our faults and moves us towards wholeness from the inside on out. Amen.

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
1:1The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? 3 Why do you make me see wrongdoing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. 4 So the law becomes slack, and justice never prevails. The wicked surround the righteous;
therefore, judgment comes forth perverted.

2:1 I will stand at my watchpost and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me and what he[a] will answer concerning my complaint. 2 Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it. 3 For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. 4 Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faithfulness.

2 Timothy 1:5-12

5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. 6 For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

8 Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, in the power of God, 9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace, and this grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher, 12 and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard the deposit I have entrusted to him.

New Revised Standard Version, Updated Edition. Copyright © 2021 National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Message: Rev. Bill McGuinness

*Hymn of Response: “I Know Whom I Have Believed” CH 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.

Affirmations of Faith (Modern Nicene Creed)
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. AMEN.

Prayers of the People/Offertory Prayer

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Invitation to the Table

(Today we invite everyone to eat the bread individually as an acknowledgement of the personal
nature of Jesus’ death for us. We invite you to take the cup back to your seat, and we will drink it
together in recognition of our unity in Christ as His Body-the Church.)

Words of Institution

Sharing the Bread and Cup

Prayer of Thanksgiving

* Sending Hymn: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” HB No. 139

1. Great is Thy faithfulness, O God, my father. There is no shadow of turning with Thee.
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not. As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

Chorus: Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed, Thy hand has provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.

2. Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, Sun, moon and stars in their courses above.
Join with all nature in manifold witness, To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. Chorus

3. Pardon for sin, and a peace that endureth! Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide!
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. Blessings all mine, and ten-thousand besides. Chorus

* Benediction

* Congregational Response: “The Lord’s Prayer” HB No.631
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

* Postlude



The Annual Birthday Party is Back
Sunday, Oct. 23 after church
*Please let Audrey Elbougen know if you would like to bake a cake and
decorate the table for a specific month.
Audrey's email is

Overflow Parking
As we move into Summer and away from COVID,
more people are attending church in person.
If you find the church parking lot full,
please feel free to park in the Meek's Lumber parking lots
which is 3 buildings to the east of our building on the same side of the street.
They have graciously allowed us use of their parking lot on Sundays.

Phoenix Food Pantry – Volunteers Needed
Every Wednesday the food pantry feeds up to 110 families in our community
and it takes many volunteers to accomplish this.
Please contact Laure Tolstad for more information or to volunteer @ 530-545-0499.

THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU…to Phil & Phyllys Lloyd for your special decorations during the coffee hour! To Peggy Lallement for all your help serving and cleanup! To Charlene Mutter for always providing your special baked goods! And a VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO BEA COOK FOR HER 20+ YEARS OF BEING THE LTCPC COFFEE HOSTESS!!
GOODIES NEEDED – Baking is nice, but not required. Please consider donating your special recipe cookies to the Coffee Hour. If you don’t bake, no problem. We love store bought cookies and pastries as well. Contact Bea Cook for information: (530) 577-5239

Church Office hours: Tues - Fri (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Ministers: LTCPC Family
Pastor: Bill McGuinness - 408)242-9338
Secretary: Tamara Wallace
Choir Director: Bob Grant
Worship Leader: Roberta Mason
Coffee Host: Bea Cook
Elders: John Harbison, Clerk, Neil Tye, Ken Mutter, Lynn Barnett, Wendy David, Leanne Kankel, Mike Evans,
Nancie Norton, Jean Rey, Joanne Finkler.
Deacons: Audrey Ellbogen, James Keys, Charlene Mutter, Bea Cook, Bryant Silliman, Lindsay Harbison, Carolyn McKissock.

Scripture Readings for Oct. 2 - 8, 2022
10/2 Psa. 103; 150 Hos. 5:8-6:6 1 Cor. 2:6-16 Matt. 14:1-12 Psa. 117; 139
10/3 Psa. 5; 145 Hos. 6:7-7:7 Acts 22:30-23:11 Luke 6:39-49 Psa. 82; 29
10/4 Psa. 42; 146 Hos. 7:8-16 Acts 23:12-24 Luke 7:1-17 Psa. 102; 133
10/5 Psa. 89:1-18; 147:1-11 Hos. 8:1-14 Acts 23:23-35 Luke 7:18-35 Psa. 1; 33
10/6 Psa. 97; 147:12-20 Hos. 9:1-9 Acts 24:1-23 Luke 7:36-50 Psa. 16; 62
10/7 Psa. 51; 148 Hos. 9:10-17 Acts 24:24-25:12 Luke 8:1-15 Psa. 142; 65
10/8 Psa. 104; 149 Hos. 10:1-15 Acts 25:13-27 Luke 8:16-25 Psa. 138; 98

LTCPC Family Prayer Tree for the Week of
Oct. 2 - 8, 2022
Steve & Jeannie Clyde
Bea Cook
Keith Cooney
Chris, Allyson & Courtney Cromwell
(Persons listed on the Prayer Tree above are prayed for by the congregation for the week.)

Missions Supported by LTCPC

ANM-Advancing Native Missions Asia/Africa
4-D Ministries-Romania Rei Abrudan
Elam - Iranian Ministries Worldwide
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship-College Campuses
Christian Family Missions- Central America
PCUSA - Nevada Presbytery
SERGE - Nelson Ministry in Guatemala City
Wycliffe Bible Translators -deVos (Computer Work)
Zephyr Point Conference Center- Summer Camp Support
Phoenix Food Pantry (Local)