Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church
2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd.,
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
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Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church

June 20, 2021

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* Hymn of Praise: “Faith of Our Father’s” HB No. 404

1. Faith of our fathers, living still In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword;
O how our hearts beat high with joy When – e’er we hear that glorious word!
Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death!

2. Our fathers chained in prisons dark, were still in heart and conscience free;
And still would be their children’s fate, if they like them could die for Thee.
Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death!

3. Faith of our fathers, we will love Both friend and foe in all our strife,
And preach thee, too, as love knows how, By kindly words and virtuous life.
Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death!
We will be true, We will be true, We will be true to thee till death!

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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.

Children’s Message – Chris Cromwell


*Call to Worship:

Leader: The LORD answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!

People: May He send you help from the sanctuary, and give you support from Zion.

Leader: May He remember all your offerings, and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices.

People: May He grant your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.

All: May we shout for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God set up our banners.

Call to Confession

Leader: Eternal God, when we fail to listen to You,
You still send us a new word.
Forgive us when we forget You are always listening for our confession.

Prayer of Confession (In Unison)
: Gracious Lord, where You have asked us to plant seeds of faith, we have just scattered them randomly without following up. When You have asked us to follow You, we have followed only our own desires and wished. When You have asked us to show our community our faith, we have been indifferent. Teach us to look outwards instead of inwards. Help us to be Your faithful people, active in our world and our church. Let us serve You whole-heartedly, as Your devoted followers,
through Christ our Lord. (Silent Prayer) Amen

Assurance of Pardon:
Our Lord is one who reconciles, first with Him and then with each other. Forgiveness has been granted.
Friends, believe the good news of the gospel.

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

All: Alleluia! Amen.

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13

15:34Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. 35Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the LORD was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel.

16:1The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the LORD said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’ 3Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” 4Samuel did what the LORD commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” 5He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

6When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is now before the LORD.” 7But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the LORD does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 8Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the LORD chosen this one.” 9Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the LORD chosen this one.” 10Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The LORD has not chosen any of these.” 11Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” 12He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The LORD said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” 13Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward.

Mark 4:26-34
26He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”

30He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? 31It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

33With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.

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: “Pass the Mustard” Rev. Bob Kelley

* Hymn of Response: “All the Way My Savior Leads Me” HB No. 680
1. All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who thro’ life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know whate’er be-fall me, Jesus doeth all things well.

2. All the way my Savior leads me, Cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for every trial, Feeds me with the living bread.
Tho’ my weary steps may falter, And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me, Lo! A spring of joy I see;
Gushing from the Rock before me, Lo! A spring of joy I see.

3. All the way my Savior leads me; O the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed, immortal, Wings its flight to realms of day,
This my song thro’ endless ages: “Jesus led me all the way.”
This my song thro’ endless ages: “Jesus led me all the way.”

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: “God of Grace and God of Glory” HB No. 435

1. God of grace and God of glory, On Thy people pour Thy pow’r.
Crown Thine ancient Church’s story; Bring her bud to glorious flow’r.
Grant us wisdom; Grant us courage
For the facing of this hour, For the facing of this hour.

2. Lo! The hosts of evil round us Scorn Thy Christ, assail His ways!
Fears and doubts too long have bound us, Free our hearts to work and praise.
Grant us wisdom; Grant us courage
For the living of these days, For the living of these days.

3. Cure Thy children’s war-ring madness; Bend our pride to Thy control.
Shame our wanton, selfish gladness, Rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, Grant us courage
Lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal, Lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal.

4. Save us from weak resignation to the evils we deplore
Let the search for thy salvation be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom; Grant us courage
Serving thee whom we adore. Serving thee whom we adore.

* 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


For in person worship, we still need to wear masks until California drops the mask requirement.
We expect the social distancing requirements to be relaxed on June 15th.
But we are prepared to stream downstairs in the Family Room if needed to avoid crowding.
We will still be streaming the worship service live on YouTube.
So, if you want to sing loudly or feel uncomfortable being in the sanctuary at this time, please join us online.
 If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (530) 544-3757•  

Adult Sunday School @ 8:30
We welcome everyone who would like to join us.
For details please contact Jane Ellis-Touryan at
Tuesday Evening Bible Study @ 6:30 PM
This will cover the same material that is covered on the previous Sunday morning.
For more information, please click here.
These adult studies will be on summer break in July and August.

Coffee and Conversation
Every Third Friday of the Month at 10 AM via Zoom – the next meeting will be Friday, June 18.
Contact Lynn Barnett (530-577-4016) or Sally Wilke (775-392-1715) for information.

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
Worship Leader: Chris Cromwell
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 June 13 - 19, 2021
6/13 Psa. 103; 150 Exo. 6:2-13; 7:1-6 Rev. 15:1-8 Matt. 18:1-14 Psa. 117; 139
6/14 Psa. 5; 145 1 Sam. 1:1-20 Acts 1:1-14 Luke 20:9-19 Psa. 82; 29
6/15 Psa. 42; 146 1 Sam. 1:21-2:11 Acts 1:15-26 Luke 20:19-26 Psa. 102; 133
6/16 Psa. 89:1-18; 147:1-11 1 Sam. 2:12-26 Acts 2:1-21 Luke 20:27-40 Psa. 1; 33
6/17 Psa. 97; 147:12-20 1 Sam. 2:27-36 Acts 2:22-36 Luke 20:41-21:4 Psa. 16; 62
6/18 Psa. 51; 148 1 Sam. 3:1-21 Acts 2:37-47 Luke 21:5-19 Psa. 142; 65
6/19 Psa. 104; 149 1 Sam. 4:1b-11 Acts 4:32-5:11 Luke 21:20-28 Psa. 138; 98

LTCPC Family Prayer Tree for the Week of
June13 - 19, 2021
Stan Rohrbacher
Greg & Ian Ross
Patty Scott
Joanna Short

(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