Kinderhook Reformed Church, April 15, 2018

 “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

 

Rev. Rudolph Visser, Pastor

Welcome visitors! Please fill out a visitor’s pew card and place it in the offering plate.

 

 

8:30 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Announcements, The Lord’s Greeting, and Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise

*Scripture Reading                                                                                              Luke 24:36b-48

  Message                                                                                                             

  Prayer of Thanks

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction

 

 

10:00 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

Following worship, all are invited downstairs for refreshment and fellowship.

Thanks to today’s ushers, Jim Baker, Merrill Johnson, and Wayne Van Allen.

Thanks to today’s greeter, Dawn Van Buren .             

Nursery facility available downstairs.

 

  Prelude

  Welcome and Announcements

  Drawing Near to God

 

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Adapted from Psalm 68:32-35

Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord.
       To him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens,

       who thunders with mighty voice. 
Proclaim the power of God. 
       Whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the heavens. 
You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary;

       the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God! 

  Morning Prayer

*Hymn of Praise #251                                                                                     Thine Is the Glory

 

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession

Beloved, we are God’s children because of the love God has for us, yet we sometimes fail to respond to God’s outpouring of love. Let us confess our sins together.

  Prayer of Confession  (Responsive)

LEADER:  Merciful and loving God, your love for us is unconditional, yet our love for you, for others and for ourselves is often marred.

CONGREGATION:  We allow prejudice and pride to blind us; our brokenness remains unhealed; we cling to old stories and hurts which impede the work of reconciliation. Forgive us, we pray, for failing to trust you, for playing it safe instead of following the daring call of your Spirit, for withholding forgiveness and grace from ourselves and others. Let your love renew us yet again. Let the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead rekindle creative life within us and restore right relations among us. Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)

We know love by this, that Jesus laid down his life for us. Friends, hear the good news and believe: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!

Alleluia! Amen.

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Prayer of Blessing upon Our Children (Unison), and Invitation to Sunday School

Lord Jesus, draw each of these children into the glory of your divine presence and goodness.  May they experience the power of your Spirit to renew and strengthen them; and may they be eager to share their knowledge of you with others.  Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Reading                                                                                                    Luke 24:36b-48 

  Message

  Prayer of Blessing

Silent Prayer for Those Seeking to Accept Christ as Their Savior:

"Dear Jesus, I confess that I'm a sinner, and not right with you. I repent and ask forgiveness.  I believe that you died on the cross to take my punishment and to pay the price for my sins.  I believe that you rose from death to give me new life. Wash me clean from all sin, shame, and guilt, and come into my heart as my Lord and Savior.  In your name I pray.  Amen."

 

Celebrating God, His Care, and His Abundance

*Confession of Faith Apostles’ Creed   (Front inside cover, hymnal)

  Offering and Offertory

*Doxology #809                                                          Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

*Offertory Prayer  (Unison)

Lord God, the source and goal of our lives, our hope, and our trustworthy guide; we are glad to be in relationship with you.  Help us to live in the fullness of your Gospel.  Send your Holy Spirit to bring perspective on our daily actions as we work for your Kingdom. Accept our offerings and gifts for the mission of the church today. We ask this through Christ, our risen Lord. Amen. 

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn of Adoration #21                                                                                 How Great Thou Art

*Benediction, Blessing, and Response Hymn                  My Friends May You Grow in Grace

  My friends, may you grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior.

My friends, may you grow in grace, and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

 To God be the glory, now and forever, now and forever, amen. (2x)

  Postlude

DONATIONS FOR THE LILIES DECORATING THE PULPIT AREA ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED AND ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

 

 

~ MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED ~

Nancy Swinyard

In loving memory of Reginald and Edna Swinyard

and Linda Swinyard Morehouse

 

Noreen Dick

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL CITY RESCUE MISSION

Hearts of Hope Luncheon, "Women Helping Women”

 

Friday, April 20 & Saturday, April 21, 2018

 

What?

Hearts of Hope is a women's fundraiser luncheon that will benefit our women and children's programs. There will be a testimony from a program participant, a fabulous lunch, and some door prizes! 

Where?

Shaker Ridge Country Club

802 Albany Shaker Rd

Loudonville, NY 12211

 (Shares driveway with Hilton Garden Inn)

When?

Friday, April 20th

Saturday, April 21st

12:00 - 2:30pm

(Choose the most convenient day)

RSVP

The cost is $24 per person and there will be complimentary valet parking for your convenience.

Online registration closes April 17th. Don't delay!

 

QUESTIONS?

                                   Sue Jones                                       Mandy Schettini

 518.462.0421                                518.462.0459 x 255

                        sjones@albanymission.com           mschettini@albanymission.com

capitalcityrescuemission.org

 

 

 

 

MANY THANKS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR SUPPORTING THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY

Non-perishable foods always popular at the Pantry are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti/spaghetti sauce; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice; cake and brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the entryways of the church. Although we have collected empty egg cartons in the past, the Pantry is no longer in need of these items.

 

 

HAPPY APRIL BIRTHDAY!

 

 

 

Deborah Spaulding (1st), Annake Visser (6th), Beth Anne Rippel (11th),

Anne-Marie Zietsman (11th), Angela Rivera (12th), Bill Nieman (16th),

Arnie March (17th), Leo Dolan (18th), Cydney Rippel (22nd), Paul Zietsman (29th)

 

 

THIS YEAR’S NORTHERN COLUMBIA COUNTY “CROP WALK” SUNDAY, MAY 6

Tens of thousands of CROP Hunger Walkers are committed each year to building a hunger-free world.  For nearly half a century.  CROP Hunger Walks have ensured that more people worldwide have access to nutritious, sustainable food sources.  From combatting droughts in Nicaragua to providing agricultural training in Indonesia to stocking shelves in hundreds of food pantries across the US, CROP Hunger Walks help end hunger by raising funds to support local food programs and the international anti-hunger work of Church World Service.  This year's walk is on Sunday, May 6, and will step off at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Kinderhook.  The walk will still wind around the village of Kinderhook, but it will be a little shorter, making it more do-able for more people.  Kinderhook Reformed Church is once again invited to stand with its neighbors in our community who rely on food-assistance programs, and to partner with and support families worldwide struggling in the face of grinding poverty. CROP WALK committee chair this year is Beegee Ropollo (biroppolo@gmail.com, 518-320-6232).   KRC's contact person, Patrice Lyons, is prepared to pass along all necessary CROP WALK 2018 information to the KRC family and friends, and encourages our participation in this year's effort. 

 

 

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT 2018

Each member’s share of this year’s classis assessment has been set at $94.68 (Up $6.18
from last year)
.  All who are able to do so are encouraged to offer, over and above regular
giving, their share of this support.  The full share does not have to be given at one time,
but may be given in as many increments as are convenient. If offered weekly, that’s just
$2.43 per week for the remaining weeks (39) in this year. Please clearly designate all
contributions, “Classis Assessment.” 

 

 

 

 

Stewardship Ministry urges that everyone give prayerful consideration

to how they might adjust their giving to help keep income

at a level that will meet daily operating expenses.

Inspired by the abundance with which the Lord has blessed us,

 let us continue, as his faithful stewards, to be ever mindful of the need to maintain a weekly offering sufficient to cover our commitments.

 

 

 

~STUYVESANT REFORMED CHURCH ANNOUNCES REGULAR MONTHLY EVENTS~

     The Stuyvesant Reformed Church “Stitchers” will be meeting the third Saturday of every month from 10 am to 12 pm.  They will be prepared to do any light mending -buttons, hems, torn seams, patching, etc. - that members of the community may need done.  Free-will donations will be accepted in lieu of payment.

     On the fourth Saturday of every month, from 11 am - 1 pm (please note time change), SRC will offer a soup-and-sandwich lunch consisting of a limited number of soups and a limited number of sandwiches.  Free-will donations will also be accepted. 

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith journey. Pray also that God will provide opportunities for us to witness for Jesus, and give us the courage and winsome words needed to make the most of these opportunities.
  • Pastor Rudy, as he fulfills his ministerial duties.
  • KRC ministries, programs & projects, and those planning & administering them as they seek new directions and God’s wisdom and blessing in moving our church toward a greater and more effective impact on our surrounding communities: KRC’s Consistory, especially newly installed officers, Jane Deane, Jean Hacker; Susan Patterson, and Deborah Spaulding; KRC’s administrative ministries; KRC’s Youth Group; Sunday School; KRC’s small group ministries and Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; 1st Friday Free Community Dinner; and other outreach programs.
  • our state, national, and world leaders, especially President Donald Trump and all of the government officials now in office, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace, especially Jason Lansing serving in South Korea.
  • victims world-wide suffering natural and other hardships and tragedies; those suffering economic instability; poverty, hunger, and poor health; political oppression, unrest, war, displacement and terrorism, especially the survivors of, and those who have lost loved ones and friends in recent gun violence.
  • those who, even after many years, still hurt from the void left by loved ones who have passed on from this world.
  • reassurance, peace, and dignity for those nearing the close of this life.
  • Ben, long time close friend of the Clause Family, diagnosed with a rare and deadly form of cancer which does not respond to radiation or chemotherapy and may be eradicated through surgery only.  Praise God, initial tests indicate that Ben’s is the least-aggressive of this type of cancer, that it has not metastacized, and is completely localized in his lower right leg.  Ben will undergo surgery Tuesday, April 24, and would appreciate your prayers for a complete recovery.
  • others battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Jean Hacker; Carol, future daughter-in-law of Erika & Merrill Johnson; Freya, Patti Varga’s aunt; Friend of Erika Johnson; Judy Alvarez; Charles Roppolo; Terri; Michael, brother of Mary Jane Haywood; Connie Witkowski; Michael; Don Morse; Jill; J.B.; Jen; Bill, Janet Smith's brother; Ronny; Carol Nel; Jeff Peter; Mark; Ann; Steve.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: nephew of Jane Deane; Bill Lansing, father of Carol Zincio; Phil Sherman; Morgan Hickman; Friend of Erika Johnson; Ted Call; Fred Borrelli, Merrill Johnson; Virginia Rothermel.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Jim Baker's mother, in nursing care in Livingston following; Vickie Metzger, 98, Nancy Baker's mother; a young woman who has just found out she is pregnant and is worried; Brianna; Merrill Johnson, dealing with unspoken issues; our students as they deal with challenges of higher levels of education in this school year, career choices, and job searches; Greg Clause Jr.; the epidemic of addiction to life-threatening drugs. Libby Little-Saxton, working with Afghan refugees.
  • residence-bound KRC family, George Clowe, and those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Nancy and Jim Baker caring for Nancy’s mother, Vickie Metzger.

 

 

 

 

Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists, especially those whose names are in bold type.  Please forward this information, as well as new praise/prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call 859-4158

 

 

Outreach Ministry is asking that those who submit a prayer request to KRC’s family and friends also inform us if they know of any additional material or physical needs, beyond the initial prayer request, that we might be able to meet. We would love the opportunity to engage with those in need of prayer in tangible ways as well, such as with meals, emergency monies, a ride, a listening ear, a visit, childcare - to name a few.

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR

  • Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision, and for the Christ-centered messages God gives to Pastor each and every Sunday for the spiritual nourishment and growth of our church family. 
  • the inspirational ministries of our guest preachers, Perry Jones, Tom McCrossan, John Bowen, Derek DeJager, and others who lead KRC worship from time to time.
  • those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, and those who have sacrificed their wellbeing and lives for the peace & liberty we enjoy.
  • the exciting news of the healthy April 3rd birth of baby girl, Addison Welcome, to Melissa and Andrew Welcome, and to Big Sister, Madeline.  Congratulations!
  • all those of KRC's family and friends who volunteer their time, talent, and energy so generously and so selflessly to the various ministries and programs of our church, and who often do this quietly behind-the-scenes with little notice or recognition.

 

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS OUR MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES

Dave and Char Alexander, RCA missionaries, Taiwan;

Alight Pregnancy Center, Hudson

Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Albany

Compassion International, KRC-Sponsored Child, Evelin Chuquinia, 19

Alex and Fran Knauss, Trans-World Radio    

Maureen Menard, Youth with a Mission

Dick and Carolyn Otterness, RCA missionaries, Hungary

Brian and Bea Post, Wycliffe Bible Translators

Seth and Melissa Rogati, missionaries, Young Life Ministry, St. Thomas

Betty Ann Stedwell, Christar International Mission

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO READ THE THANK-YOU NOTES ON THE MISSIONS BULLETIN BOARD IN THE FELLOWSHIP ROOM FROM SOME OF OUR MISSIONARIES.

 

 

 

EMAIL, WEBSITE,  AND FAX INFORMATION 

Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net

Website Address kinderhookreformedchurch.com

Rev. Rudy is available at his church office

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.

Please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are set aside for meetings, visitations, and counseling.

For immediate assistance at any time, call 518-859-4158.

Church Phone   518-758-6401                Church Fax   1-518-758-6402

 

KRC 2018 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                           Deacons

  Noreen Dick  ’18   Church Family. . . . . . . .     518-758-6640  noreend122@twc.com

  Susan Patterson – ’19  Property. . . . . . . . . .   518-755-4909  patterss@strose.edu

  Beth Anne Rippel ’18  Stewardship. . . . . . 518-392-5044  barippel@yahoo.com

  Deborah Spaulding ’19  Outreach. . . . . . .   518-758-7316  ber00519@fairpoint.net 

                                                                  Elders

  Jane Deane  ’19  Christian Ed., Cemetery. . 518-758-7051  jdeane1943@gmail.com

  Jean Hacker – ’19  Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518-758-9412  jch9412@aol.com

  Merrill Johnson’18   Worship. . . . . . . . . . . 518-828-6726  docjohnson36@gmail.com

  Dawn Van Buren ’18  Consistory Vice-President, Cemetery, Pastoral Relations,       

                                             Personnel. . . . . . . . .  518-758-7564  dawnandleo@fairpoint.net

 

Clerk of Consistory

Patti Varga – 518-755-3054  patvarga66@gmail.com

 

KRC TREASURER

Derick LaTorre 518-376-1882  derick.latorre@gmail.com

 

KRC STAFF

            KRC Office Manager                          KRC Office Assistant

     Paul Clause – 518-859-4158         Courtney Wood – 518-852-7172

                  

                            KRC Sexton                            KRC Cemetery Supervisor        

     Steven Green – 518-505-4918         Greg Clause – 518-369-8472

 

COMING EVENTS

Today, April 15

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service

     10:00 am  Worship Service and Children’s Sunday School

Wed,  April 18

       7:00 pm  Bible Study resumes at the home of Merrill and Erika Johnson.

Thur, April 19

       9:00 am  Small Group Bible study @KRC

            Group continues its study, Grace, by Max Lucado – Please join us!

     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @KRC

       6:30 – 8 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Fri & Sat,  April 20, 21

     12 Noon – 2:30 pm each day

Capital City Rescue Mission’s Hearts of Hope Luncheon,

“Women Helping Women,” Shaker Ridge Country Club, Loudonville, NY

Sun,  April  22

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service

     10:00 am  Worship Service and Children’s Sunday School        

 

 

 

 

Servers Next Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ushers: Jim Baker, Merrill Johnson, and Wayne Van Allen

Greeter(s):

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