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

September 26 2021

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* Hymn of Praise: “Joyful, Joyful” HB No. 90
1. Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee, Opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; Drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness, Fill us with the light of day!

2. All Thy works with joy surround Thee, Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays.
Stars and angels sing around Thee, Center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, Flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain Call us to rejoice in Thee!

3. Thou art giving and forgiving, Ever blessing, ever blest,
Wellspring of the joy of living, Ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our Brother – All who live in love are Thine.
Teach us how to love each other; Lift us to the joy divine!

4. Mortals, join the mighty chorus Which the morning stars began;
Love divine is reigning o’er us, Leading us with mercy’s hand.
Ever singing, march we onward, Victors in the midst of strife.
Joyful music leads us sunward In the triumph song of life!


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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 word
“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 – Kimberly Barnett-Burton


*Call to Worship:

Leader: As people knowing that your steadfast love endures forever – and that your purpose is to bring us fully into your family,
we greet and invite you to receive our worship this morning Lord God,

All: Toward that purpose you work all things together for the good of all who love you - we delight to know, and celebrate again this morning that we are forever called according to your holy family purpose. Amen

Prayer of Confession (In Unison): We can so readily grumble, whine and complain Lord. These are too often the heaviest beats in the soundtrack of too many of our days. We seek help with our struggles in places both high and low and come to you too easily as the last resort, not the first. So many of our blessings both great and small we receive as though we are due them and then go back to grumble whine and complain when their delivery fails to arrive before the packages from Amazon. Give us great God, the wisdom to know and live more fully into power of your Spirit to live lives of rejoicing, praying and giving thanks in the midst of whatever may come. (Silent Prayer) Amen

Assurance of Pardon:
Leader: Praise the Lord all Christly souls, and forget not all his blessings

All: We do praise you Holy One, you who forgive all our sins and heals our diseases, who redeems our lives from the pit
and crowns us with love and compassion, who satisfies every God given need with good things.

Isaiah 7:10-13
10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. 13 Then Isaiah said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also?

Special Music:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-19

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19 Do not quench the Spirit.

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: “God the Artist” Rev. Bill McGuinness

* Hymn of Response: “Take Time To Be Holy” HB No. 656
1. Take time to be holy, Speak oft with the Lord;
Abide in Him always And Feed on His Word.
Make friends of God’s children, Help those who are weak;
Forgetting in nothing His blessing to seek.
2. Take time to be holy, The world rushes on;
Spend much time in secret With Jesus alone.
By looking to Jesus, Like Him thou shalt be;
Thy friends in thy conflict His likeness shall see.

3. Take Time to be holy, Let Him be thy Guide,
And run not be-fore Him, Whatever betide.
In joy or in sorrow Still follow thy Lord,
And, looking to Jesus, Still trust in His Word.

4. Take time to be holy, Be calm in thy soul—
Each tho’t and each motive Beneath His control.
Thus led by His Spirit To fountains of love,
Thou soon shall be fitted For service above.

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
To give an offering, you can...

Use the offering plate is on a table at the entrance to the sanctuary
Go to our website and click on the “Donate” button
Mail a check to: LTCPC, 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150 to give an offering.


* Sending Hymn: “Count Your Blessings”

1. When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Refrain: Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.

2. Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, ev'ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by. [Refrain]

* 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



Adult Bible Studys will begin Sunday Morning, Sept. 19 and Tuesday Evening, Sept. 21.

: A new study will begin for all adults beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, September 19 and repeated on the following Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. We will be studying “The Difficult Words of Jesus”. During this six-week DVD study, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine invites and encourages us to “wrestle” with some of Jesus’ more confusing, controversial, and historically damage-inflicting words as recorded in the Gospels. Our first week we will delve into Jesus telling a would-be disciple to sell all his possessions! What about retirement planning????? Watch this space to see what we will be “wrestling” with each week. Come for one session or all. Contact the church office if you are not currently signed up to receive the Zoom invite. Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. In Spring, 2019 she was the first Jew to teach New Testament at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute.

Coffee and Conversation
This Group Meets the Third Friday of Each Month. at 10:00AM for an Hour.
They are currently meeting via Zoom.
The next meeting will be Oct. 15.
Contact Lynn Barnett (530-577-4016) or Sally Wilke (775-392-1715) for information.

The Men's Bible Study Continues to Meet Via Zoom
Every Friday Morning: 7:30 - 9:00

To be added to the Zoom invitation list,
please call Bill Wilke at 775-392-1715

Church Office hours: Tues - Fri (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Ministers: LTCPC Family
Pastor: Rev. Bill McGuinness
Secretary: Tamara Wallace
Choir Director: Bob Grant
Worship Leader: Audrey Ellbogen
Coffee Host: Bea Cook
Elders: Garth Butz, Clerk, Adrian Ricards, Neil Tye, John Harbison, Ken Mutter, Lynn Barnett, Wendy David, Leanne Kankel,
Mike Evans, Nancie Norton, Jean Rey
Deacons: Audrey Ellbogen, James Keys, Karen de Vos, Charlene Mutter, Bea Cook, Bryant Silliman, Lindsay Harbison

Scripture Readings for Sept. 26 - Oct.2, 2021
9/26 Psa. 108; 150 2 Kin. 17:1-18 Acts 9:36-43 Luke 5:1-11 Psa. 66; 23
9/27 Psa. 62; 145 2 Kin. 17:24-41 1 Cor. 7:25-31 Matt. 6:25-34 Psa. 73; 9
9/28 Psa. 12; 146 2 Chr. 29:1-3, 30:1-27 1 Cor. 7:32-40 Matt. 7:1-12 Psa. 36; 7
9/29 Psa. 96; 147:1-11 2 Kin. 18:9-25 1 Cor. 8:1-13 Matt. 7:13-21 Psa. 132; 134
9/30 Psa. 116; 147:12-20 2 Kin. 18:28-37 1 Cor. 9:1-15 Matt. 7:22-29 Psa. 26; 130
10/1 Psa. 84; 148 2 Kin. 19:1-20 1 Cor. 9:16-27 Matt. 8:1-17 Psa. 25; 40
10/2 Psa. 63; 149 2 Kin. 19:21-36 1 Cor. 10:1-13 Matt. 8:18-27 Psa. 125; 90

LTCPC Family Prayer Tree for the Week of, Sept. 26 - Oct.2, 2021
Jim Keys
Peggy Lallement
Pat Lefteroff
Phil & Phyllys Lloyd
Rod, Cindy & Alec MacLean
(Persons listed on the Prayer Tree above are prayed for by the congregation for the week.)

Missions Supported by LTCPC
Angel House-Ministry to Muslims, USA
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