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

November 20, 2022

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*Those who are able, please stand


* Hymn of Praise: “We Gather Together” CH No. 790
1. We gath-er to-geth-er to ask the Lord’s bless-ing;
He chas-tens and has-tens His will to make known;
The wick-ed o-press-ing now cease fromn dis-tress-ing;
Sing prais-es to His name; He for-gets not His own.

2. Be-side us to guide us, our God with us join-ing,
Or-dain-ing, main-tain-ing His king-dom di-vine;
So from the be-gin-ning the figth we were win-ning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side- All glo-ry be Thine!

3. We all do ex-tol The, Thou Lead-er tri-um-phant,
And pray that Thou still our De-fend-er wilt be
Let Thy con-gre-ga-tion es-cape trib-u-la-tion:
Thy name be ev-er praised; O Lord, make us free!

* 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 & Songs – Sara Pierce

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*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


*Gathering Prayer of Thanksgiving
Leader: Give thanks to the Lord who is O so good. God’s love is everlasting. Come, let us praise God joyfully.

All: We come O God with thanksgiving for the goodness of creation; for all things great and small, beautiful and awesome;
for seen and unseen splendors; We give You thanks.

Leader: For human life; for common hopes and hardships shared from birth until our dying; We thank You, Lord God.

All: For work to do and strength to work; for the sharing together in labor, good humor and encouragement; We thank You, Lord God.

Leader: For marriage, the mystery and joy of flesh made one; for mutual forgiveness and burdens shared; We thank You, Lord God.

All: For family, for living, eating and leisure together we thank You, Lord God.

Leader: Especially for children we do thank You Abba; for their energy and curiosity; for their brave play and high hopes.

All: For growing up and growing old Lord God; for wisdom deepened by experience; and for time made precious by its passing;
We thank You.

Leader: For Your help in times of doubt and sorrow; for healing of our bodies; for preserving us in temptation and danger; we thank You, Lord God. For the church into which we have been called; for the good news we receive by Word and Sacrament. For our life together in the Lord we praise You, Holy One.

All: Above all, O God, we give You thanks and praise for Your Son Jesus Christ, who lived and died and lives now, forever in our hearts. We yield now to the Spirit of Holiness by whom we note our missed opportunities to reflect the love of Christ. We are open Holy Spirit - show us our misses and grow us please into lives of richer, deeper and more consistent love by Your power from within us all.

(Silent personal prayer)

Leader: Whoever is in Christ is a new creation – the old is fading away – the new is coming, day by day into fuller flower.

All: Amen.

Jeremiah 23:4-6
4 I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall no longer fear longer or be dismayed,
nor shall any be missing, says the Lord.

5 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will live in safety.
And this is the name by which he will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”

Special Music:

Colossians 1:11-20

11 May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, so that you may have all endurance and patience, joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son,
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation, 16 for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven,
by making peace through the blood of his cross.

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: “For the Beauty of the Earth” CH No. 182

1. For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies.

Refrain: Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our song of grateful praise.

2. For the wonder of each hour Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale and tree and flower, Sun and moon and stars of light; Refrain

3. For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child;
Friends on earth and friends above; For all gentle tho’ts and mild: Refrain

Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer/Offertory 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

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LTCPC, 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150 .
We thank you for your gracious generosity!


* Sending Hymn: “Give Thanks” HB No. 170

Give thanks with a grateful heart, Give thanks to the Holy One,
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son. (Repeat)

And now let the weak say, I am strong, Let the poor say,
I am rich because of what the Lord has done for us! (Repeat)

Give thanks!

Henry Smith. © 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna Music. Used by permission: CCLI Lic. #1703489

* 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



Advent Adventure
Dec. 4 from 2:00 - 4:30
An joyful and fun event for children.
Please click here for more information.

Women's Bible Study
Thursday Afternoons
1:30 - 3:00
For more information, please click here.

Donations for Ukraine

Church Family Mission will continue taking donations for Ukraine through Thanksgiving.
Please contact Garth Butz at 530-318-5883 for more information

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.

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: Sara Pierce
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 Nov. 20 - 26, 2022
11/20 Psa. 108; 150 Zech. 9:9-16 1 Pet. 3:13-22 Matt. 21:1-13 Psa. 66; 23
11/21 Psa. 62; 145 Zech. 10:1-12 Gal. 6:1-10 Luke 18:15-30 Psa. 73; 9
11/22 Psa. 12; 146 Zech. 11:4-17 1 Cor. 3:10-23 Luke 18:31-43 Psa. 36; 7
11/23 Psa. 96; 147:1-11 Zech. 12:1-10 Eph. 1:3-14 Luke 19:1-10 Psa. 132; 134
11/24 Psa. 116; 147:12-20 Zech. 13:1-9 Eph. 1:15-23 Luke 19:11-27 Psa. 26; 130
11/25 Psa. 84; 148 Zech. 14:1-11 Rom. 15:7-13 Luke 19:28-40 Psa. 25; 40
11/26 Psa. 63; 149 Zech. 14:12-21 Phil. 2:1-11 Luke 19:41-48 Psa. 125; 90

LTCPC Family Prayer Tree for the Week of
Nov. 20 - 26, 2022
Joanne Jones
Dennis & Leanne Kankel
Bert Karkheck
Jim Keys & Laurel Schmidt

(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)