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

We welcome all to worship the Lord and
to share the Good News of Christ.
Come as You Are!

July 12, 2020

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Hymn of Praise: “It Is Well With My Soul” HB No. 705

When peace like a river attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot,
Thou hast taught me to say, “It is well, it is well with my soul.”

Refrain: It is well, It is well, with my soul, with my soul, It is well, it is well with my soul.

2. Tho’ Satan should buffet, tho’ trials should come, Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate, and hath shed His own blood for my soul. Refrain

3. My sin – O, the bliss of this glorious tho’t – My sin – not in part, but the whole, Is nailed to the cross,
and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, O my soul! Refrain

4. And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight, The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend, “Even so” – it is well with my soul. Refrain

Please see announcements at the end of this bulletin. If you have an announcement, please contact the Church office at (530) 544-3757 or

* 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.

Children’s Message – Kimberly Barnett

*Call to Worship:
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to observe Your righteous ordinances.

I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to Your word.

Accept my offerings of praise, O LORD, and teach me Your ordinances.

Your decrees are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. I incline my heart to perform Your statutes forever, to the end.

Call to Confession
Our lives will be just rocky ground until we turn to Jesus and ask for God’s forgiveness.

Prayer of Confession (In Unison):
Our Lord cannot sow seed of justice and peace where there is nothing but hearts of dry, hard rocks. We confess that our hearts may need tilling and the digging out of the deeply rooted sins that crowd out seedlings planted with divine compassion. O Lord change bitter tears of remorseful hearts with raindrops of mercy, change the cold shame of contrite hearts with sunrays of mercy and let us sprout a new life, growing with generosity. (Silent Prayer) Amen

Assurance of Pardon:
In Christ, God’s faithful love is planted in our hearts. We are a community of believers, a family of faith.

Friends, believe the good news of the gospel.

In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

Alleluia! Amen.

Genesis 25:19-34
19These are the descendants of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham was the father of Isaac, 20and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, sister of Laban the Aramean. 21Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD granted his prayer, and his wife Rebekah conceived. 22The children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is to be this way, why do I live?” So she went to inquire of the LORD. 23And the LORD said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples born of you shall be divided;
the one shall be stronger than the other,
the elder shall serve the younger.”
24When her time to give birth was at hand, there were twins in her womb. 25The first came out red, all his body like a hairy mantle; so they named him Esau. 26Afterward his brother came out, with his hand gripping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

27When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents. 28Isaac loved Esau, because he was fond of game; but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was famished. 30Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, for I am famished!” (Therefore he was called Edom.) 31Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.” 32Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank, and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Special Music:

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. 6But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9Let anyone with ears listen!”

18“Hear then the parable of the sower. 19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. 22As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 23But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

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: “Seeds” Rev. Bob Kelley

* Hymn of Response: “Have Thine Own Way” HB No. 591
1. Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Thou art the Pot-ter; I am the clay.
Make me and mold me af-ter Thy will, While I am wait-ing, yielded and still.

2. Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Search me and try me, Mas-ter, to-day.
Whit-er than snow, Lord, wash me just now, As in Thy pres-ence hum-bly I bow.

3. Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Wound-ed and wea-ry, help me, I pray.
Pow-er- all pow-er- sure-ly is now, Touch me and heal me, Sav-ior di-vine!

4. Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Hold o’er my be-ing ab-so-lute sway!
Fill with Thy Spir-it till all shall see Christ on-ly, al-ways liv-ing in me!

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

The Joy of Giving:
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* Sending Hymn: “Amazing Grace”
1. Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found; Was blind but now I see.

2. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed.

3. The Lord has promised good to me; His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures.

4. Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come.
‘Tis grace hath bro’t me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.

5. When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise Than when we’d first begun.

* 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.”

* Postlude

Church Office hours: Tues - Fri (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

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

Scripture Readings for July 12 - 18, 2020
7/12 Psa. 103; 150 Josh. 1:1-18 Acts 21:3-15 Mark 1:21-27 Psa. 117; 139
7/13 Psa. 5; 145 Josh. 2:1-14 Rom. 11:1-12 Matt. 25:1-13 Psa. 82; 29
7/14 Psa. 42; 146 Josh. 2:15-24 Rom. 11:13-24 Matt. 25:14-30 Psa. 102; 133
7/15 Psa. 89:1-18; 147:1-11 Josh. 3:1-13 Rom. 11:25-36 Matt. 25:31-46 Psa. 1; 33
7/16 Psa. 97; 147:12-20 Josh. 3:14-4:7 Rom. 12:1-8 Matt. 26:1-16 Psa. 16; 62
7/17 Psa. 51; 148 Josh. 4:19-5:1, 10-15 Rom. 12:9-21 Matt. 26:17-25 Psa. 142; 65
7/18 Psa. 104; 149 Josh. 6:1-14 Rom. 13:1-7 Matt. 26:26-35 Psa. 138; 98

LTCPC Family Prayer Tree for the Week of July 12 - 18, 2020
LaMaye Isenberger
Jerry Johnson & Jan Hansen
Robert & Mary Johnson
Allen & Bonnie Jones
Doug & Ann Jones

(Persons listed on the Prayer Tree above are prayed for by the congregation for the week.)

• We would like to raise to $$ to support Emma Kankleborg, the CRU student who is looking to do an internship with CRU Storytellers. Emma was a part of our church last summer, so she really is a part of us, and I would love for this church to support her. You can see what Storytellers is all about by clicking here.

• Adult Sunday School is in session. For details contact Jane Ellis-Touryan at 530-318-9810 or

• For social distancing hiking please join us at 8:30 am at the church 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd every Saturday morning. Contact the church office (530) 544-3757 or Glen Smith (775) 588-1550 for more details.