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This Week's Events


Wednesday Morning Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Who is Jesus. This study meets at the home of Joan Clause and is led by Elder Patti Varga. Please contact Patti, Joan or the church for directions or more information.
Small Group Bible Study - John
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This study will meet at Barbara's house, call the church for directions.


Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Join us for a study of 1st Corinthians
Prayer Group
10:00 AM
Jr/Sr High Youth Group
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Students grade 6-12 are welcome to join us for food, fun, fellowship, Bible study & community service on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pm. Sign up for our weekly emails so you'll know what's planned each week!
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Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 A.M. April 29, 2012
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

You are invited to sign our Guest Book at the church entrance and to fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.  We would like to get to know you better, and we invite you to enjoy fellowship and refreshments with us at Coffee Hour downstairs in the Fellowship Hall following Worship Service.

Ushers: Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome

Greeter(s): Dawn Van Buren

Preschool Nursery facility available downstairs.

Order of Worship

Boldly Approaching Our 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!
*HYMN OF PRAISE #21 (Verses 1 & 3)                                  How Great Thou Art 
  CALL TO CONFESSION - Psalm 1:1-2
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.  But his delight in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Almighty God, you desire that your Son, our Savior, have first place in everything in our lives. Yet, we so easily relegate him to a lesser place, choosing to live for ourselves and apart from you. We have chosen to go our own way for too long, and we now recognize the foolishness of this. We confess our sin before you and pray for transformed lives because of the redemption that is to be found in your Son.
{Moment of Silence}
Heavenly Father, realign our lives with your call, here today!
Forgive us and reestablish us for one goal only, and that is to honor and glorify you.  O God, hear our prayer in the name of Jesus, our Lord. Amen.
Beloved of God, the Lord’s mercy is from everlasting to everlasting. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. Hallelujah, Amen.
  PRAISE SONGS                                     Majesty;  Jesus, by Your Great Love
All-knowing and faithful God, lead our children along paths of righteousness into the places and purposes that you have planned for their lives. May they trust always in your promise and power to guide and direct them in serving you and in bringing blessing to others.  Amen.

We Come Before God’s Open Word

  SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                      Hebrews 5:5-10 (p. 848)
  MESSAGE             "Even Jesus Had To Be Obedient."
Celebrating God

Gracious God, you have blessed us with all that we need, and often more than we need.  Help us receive what you give with grace.  In turn, help us be generous - with our monetary gifts, our possessions, our talents, and our time. We ask that you would accept and consecrate all these gifts to further your work in the world. Amen.
*HYMN #445                                  Just As I Am, without One Plea                                
  BENEDICTION BLESSING & RESPONSE - 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)

Next Sunday is Communion Sunday, which has been designated for the presentation of gifts, over and above regular giving, to the Benevolent Fund.  Please support this important ministry which provides assistance to needy church family & community members.     

TODAY IS THE PICKUP OF SOUP ORDERS.  Pints are $6.00, quarts are $12.00.  Soup will be delivered in the Fellowship Hall following worship.

KRC’s small groups, offered on Thursdays at 9 a.m. (church) and 7 p.m., (parsonage) will resume their studies this coming Thursday led by Pastor Rudy.  PLEASE SEE CALENDAR INSERT FOR DETAILS. All are invited to join one of these groups, and walk-ins are always welcome!

A SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST FROM LIBBY LITTLE, and a copy of her very challenging speaking and travel schedule beginning today through May 7, are available on the back table for those who would like to remember Libby in your daily prayers.

The cookbook committee has selected, cooked, and photographed recipes submitted by members of the congregation.  It is now time to publish the cookbook, and we need your help!  Please consider making a donation to this project. If you would like to participate, make a check out to Kinderhook Reformed Church with “cookbook” on the memo line. 


Kinderhook Reformed Church
Tricentennial Keynote Celebration Events May 20, 2012

2:00 P.M.      In the Sanctuary
• Organ Recital – David Smith  
The pipe organ was originally built by William Allen Johnson of Westfield, Massachusetts, who began building organs in 1844.  Johnson was considered one of the best organ builders of his time, using only the finest materials.   The organ was restored in 1999 by Leonard A. Carlson of East Greenbush, New York, who was able to save and use 780 of the original pipes dating from the Civil War period, many of which had been damaged over the years.  288 new pewter pipes were shipped from the Netherlands to complete the ranks.   A wooden parapet was removed that had been separating the pipes from the rest of the gallery, and in its place new, dramatic woodworking was crafted by Mr. Carlson’s son and installed on each side of the rose window to contain and protect the pipes and to allow for a full and impressive view of the window.
• Tour of the Church and the Display of Historical Items
     Outside - Tent
• Book Signing – Authors and contributors, KRC’s commemorative history publication Kinderhook Reformed Church: 300 Years of Faith and Community, will be available to sign your book.
• Cuisine Tasting – Sample recipes from KRC’s 2012 commemorative cookbook, Flavors
3:00 P.M.      Outside
• Butterfly Release - 300 butterflies will be released symbolizing the 300 years that the gospel has been preached from the pulpit of Kinderhook Reformed Church and honoring the Lord for his grace and blessing upon this ministry.
• Ichabod Crane High School Marching Band  Performance
• Ichabod Crane High School Quartet  Performance  
     Outside - Tent
• Book Signing – Authors and contributors, KRC’s commemorative history publication, Kinderhook Reformed Church: 300 Years of Faith and Community, will be available to sign your book.
• Photo Op on the front steps and lawn of the church for the church family and guests who have come to celebrate KRC’s Tricentennial year 
4:00  P.M.      In the Sanctuary
• Keynote Celebration Worship Service, portions in Dutch and English
• Choir of the Christian Academy Performance
5:00  P.M.      Fellowship Hall
• Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall for coffee and Dutch delicacies.

May 20, 4 pm  Keynote Worship Service, Kinderhook Reformed Church Tricentennial Celebration - a portion of the service will be presented in Dutch, and a reception will follow the service
May 26, Abe Williamson Memorial at Kinderhook Cemetery -  dedication of a memorial monument placed by family members in remembrance of family members and others buried in the cemetery without markers
June 25-29, 9-12 Noon daily “National Parks Vacation Bible School” for ages 3 through Grade 6
July 20, 7 pm  An evening of acoustic worship with Derek Levendusky -
Derek is the lead singer of the band, “Isaiah 6”
Fall Concert (details TBA)
November 3, Church Bazaar
December 16, 3rd annual Lessons & Carols with organist David Smith & choir

     All are welcome to come and to invite family and friends to a delicious pancake breakfast SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 8 – 11 am, in the Fellowship Hall.  Sausage, bacon, coffee, and juice will be served along with the pancakes.  No reservations needed – free-will donations accepted.  Each year a different charity is chosen to receive the proceeds, and this year, the Valatie Food Pantry is the recipient.  Information about the Pantry and its services to our community will be on display at the breakfast. Feel free to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock their shelves.
     Outside on that same day, weather permitting, the church will hold its annual Plant Swap and Sale from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.  ASK A MEMBER OF THE MISSIONS MINISTRY HOW YOU CAN HELP WITH THESE EVENTS.

PLEASE JOIN THE CRAFTS GROUP, THE “ESSENES” - Dawn Tuttle, Jane Deane, and Joy Bertram - FRIDAYS AT 9:30 AM IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL. We are creating items for the KRC fair/bazaar which will take place November 3.  The Essenes were an ancient Hebrew group known for their devotion to God, and we honor them with our crafting.  Please save wine corks and plastic grocery bags for use in this project.  A box is available in the room across from the church office for collecting these materials.

During the month of April, Northeast Health/ Eddy Lifeline is offering free installation (normally $50) of a Lifeline 2-way emergency response system.  If you know someone who lives alone, or has a tendency to fall, or who is recovering from recent surgery and might benefit from this protection, call is 833-1040. Monthly cost of Lifeline after free installation is $38.

Deborah Spaulding (1st), Annake Visser (6th), Beth Anne Rippel (11th), Anne-Marie Zietsman (11th), Diane Morgan (14th), Bill Nieman (16th), Arnie March (17th), Cydney Rippel (22nd), Paul Zietsman (29th).

Remember To Thank & Praise God for
• all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, & working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
• Ruth Edge’s good recovery from recent surgery and for all related tests returning normal
• Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled preacher of the Word and leader of vision.
• the blessing of family and friends.
• the wonderful ways God shows his love to us, especially during difficult times.
• those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, & those who have sacrificed their well-being and lives for the peace & liberties we enjoy. 
• Aaron Clause, on his way to a full recovery from his bout with MRSA.

Remember to Pray for
• those who do not know Christ, or are struggling in their faith or with other spiritual issues. 
• KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries.
• KRC programs & projects and those administering them: Vacation Bible School beginning June 25; Natural Church Development; Concerts in the Village & church restoration; tricentennial events.
• leaders & those attending KRC’s Sunday School, Youth Group, new small group ministries, adult Bible study, Community Prayer Group, and New Members’ Class.
• our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
• our missionaries: Dave and Char Alexander, Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Alex and Fran Knauss, Maureen Menard, Dick and Carolyn Otterness, Brian and Bea Post, Seth and Melissa Rogati, Betty Ann Stedwell. 
• our children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies..
• those, especially children, victimized by natural disasters; abuses of war and violence; exploitation; neglect; and family hostility.
• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially the friends and families of Joyce Gould and Roberta Rose, both retired teachers from Ichabod; those grieving the death of Dominique Fraresso, especially Dominique's husband, Thierry, her two sons, Florian and Sylvian, and her dear friend, Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; Arnie and Claudia March mourning the passing of Arnie's father, Charles March; and Tana Strom on the recent passing of her father, Edwin Thompson.
• Hope Lane, who is having medical issues that need our prayers. 
• Minor Smith, brother of Ken Smith, dealing with serious health issues involving the loss of use of his legs.  Please pray also for his wife, Arlene, at this stressful time.
• those dealing with cancer:  Dick; Sal Alessi, recently diagnosed and beginning chemo; Melissa M; Judy Iocco; Stephanie; Ron Jensen; Patricia’s mother; Donna Scalera; Emese; Joann Marvin; Rick; Matt; Tom Saulpaugh.  
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Cliff Konkle; Harriet and Ron Stockhoff; Sue Jones; Jim Baker's mother; Joan Clause; Florence Rivera; Gordie Van Buren; Kathy Schneider’s father Barnwell; Paul Varga.
• those who are traveling, especially Dick and Bev Van Alstyne, who left Florida a few days ago, and will be arriving in Kinderhook sometime this coming week.
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Kara (Ennis) Mobley; the Schuberts, as they attempt to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Clayton, as he selects a college; Louise; Libby Little, facing a demanding schedule; those struggling with unnamed issues; caregivers of children with health/developmental issues; those with employment or other economic troubles; those suffering discouragement, depression, despair, or other mental health issues; those struggling with dependencies/substance abuse, especially George in South Africa; those dealing with family relationships; young people challenged by the demands of schooling, looking for jobs, dealing with many temptations confronting young adults.
• God’s blessing on those recently engaged/married, expecting babies, new/first-time parents: Terry (Gaylord) Nawrot, expecting twins in July; Brad & Kelly Babic (Baby Taylor Marie), the Principis (Baby Gianna Drew).
• those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan.
• our residence-bound members:  Ken Smith; Murray Leonardson and Mike Rivera.
• our military men and women, especially Courtney Hemmert, Will Ryan, and Matt Plescia - that they may know God’s presence and protection.
• families and friends of our military troops, and victims of warfare & violence.
• worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and reassurance.

Regular reports are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists.  If you have updated information, especially regarding individuals whose names appear in bold print, please call the church office.

Anyone not already on our email prayer chain who is interested in receiving
our regular prayer and praise requests through email,
please contact Paul or the church office.

Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net
Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com
Evenings have been set aside for meetings, pastoral visitations, and counseling.
For assistance on Mondays, please call 859-4158
Church Phone  758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402
Phone messages are picked up several times daily.
If you need immediate assistance anytime, please call 859-4158.


Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory, Classis Delegate


Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family   758-6640
Patrice Lyons – ’13,  Missions   758-8400
Laura Rafferty – ’12,  Property   828-7189
Barbara Vosburgh –’13,  Stewardship / Treasurer  758-6512

Dave Ennis – ’13,  Worship   784-9656
Maureen Mooney – ’12,  Evangelism / Clerk  210-6079
Dawn Van Buren – ’13,  Cemetery / Pastoral Relations /
                                           Personnel / VP of Consistory   758-7564
Patti Varga–’12,  Christian Education   392-4771

       John Schubert, Chairman, Classis Financial Committee


                    KRC Secretary                   Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton               
            Paul Clause – 859-4158           Greg Clause  –  369-8472, 758-1338 


Today, April 29
     10:00 am  Worship and Sunday School
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room  
                Stonecroft study group meets, main floor classroom
Pickup of Manhattan Clam Chowder Soup Orders, Fellowship Hall
Thurs., May 3
10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
        9:00 am  Church, 7 pm  Parsonage   Small Group Studies with Pastor
                                              r12 True Spirituality
Being a genuine disciple of Christ flows out of a relationship with Him. It's about experiencing God's grace, not earning His love through performance. A real relationship with Jesus Christ will produce a follower whose life looks progressively more like His life. Romans 12 provides a relational profile of an authentic disciple: someone who is surrendered to God, separate from the world's values, sober in self-assessment, serving in love and supernaturally responds to evil with good. Christians who live out this kind of lifestyle are what we call r12 Christians. God is willing to go deeper and grow you into a real disciple . . . are you ready?
Thurs., May 3  National Day of Prayer
Sat., May 5
     11:00 am Pampered Chef Party - Fellowship Room
       All proceeds to benefit Family Church Ministry
Sun., May 6  Communion Worship
            9th Crop Walk - Please see Patrice Lyons to walk or donate.
Sun., May 20
     10:00 am  Worship and Sunday School
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Stonecroft study group meets, main floor classroom
      2:00 - 4:00 pm  Short organ recital with David Smith; historic effects
        display; butterfly release; book signing; photo op; special music;     
        recipe sampling, and other memorable events
      4:00 pm  Keynote Celebration Worship with reception following
Sat., June 2 
       8:00 – 11:00 am  Annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Food Pantry
                          9:00 – 12  Noon   Annual Plant Swap and Sale
Servers Next Sunday, May 6, 2012
Ushers:   Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett
Greeter(s):  Sug Hawver
Nursery Supervisor: