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Kinderhook Reformed Church Celebration of Worship, 10 a.m. April 8, 2018

 “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Derek DeJager, Visiting Pastor

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

 

Thanks to today’s ushers, Dave Ennis, Johnathan Pratt, and Chuck Rothermel.

Thanks to today’s greeter, Deborah Spaulding.              Nursery facility available downstairs.

Fresh-cut flowers are given today by Deborah Drebitko and Geoffrey Gross

in loving memory of their mother, Glenda Gross.

  Prelude

  Welcome and Announcements

  Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 89:1-4          

L:  How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!

P:  Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise!

L:  My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD;

P:  my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

L:  Even the sparrow finds a home,

P:  and the swallow a nest for herself,

L:  where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts,

     my king and my God.

P:  How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! 

     Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise!

  Salutation

*Hymn of Adoration #29                                                                            O Worship the King

  Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession  Based on Isaiah 30:15, 18

     For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: 

     “In returning and rest you shall be saved;

          in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” 

     Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you;

          therefore the Lord will rise up to show mercy to you. 

     For the Lord is a God of justice;

          blessed are all those who wait for him.

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

Loving God, in raising your son from death to life, you make it possible for us to live eternally with you.  And yet, so often we settle for a quick fix to our brokenness instead of waiting for you to transform us.  Forgive us for filling the world and our own lives with so much distraction.  Heal our eyes and open our ears, so that we may see beyond the barrage of images and hear above clamor of sounds, to behold the person of your Son, Jesus, who is making all things new.  Send your Holy Spirit among and within us, setting us free to live and serve with your Son in the kingdom you are bringing, even here, even now.  In Jesus’s name we pray.  Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon  Isaiah 40:28-31

Have you not known? Have you not heard?  The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.  He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless.  Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Coming before God’s Open Word

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

Great God, may these children experience you and acknowledge you as a God of miracles and blessings – especially the miracles and blessings of their salvation, spiritual freedom, and eternal life through Jesus Christ.  May your presence in their lives overflow and bring life-changing blessings to others. Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Reading                                                                                                       Acts 16:16-34

  Message                                                                                                             “Set Free in Christ”

  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

*Hymn of Praise #473                                                                And Can It Be That I Should Gain

  Sacrament of Communion (Insert)

  Offering/Offertory

*Doxology #809                                                          Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

*Offertory Prayer  (Unison)

Lord of love and Author of Life, we bring before you now what we know is only a portion of the abundance you have entrusted to us.  And yet, O God, we know also that all we have belongs to you.  Help us, then, to be good stewards, to share with others our time and talents as well as our treasure, that your name be glorified among all peoples and in all the earth.  In Jesus name we pray.  Amen.

  Moment for Missions                                     Kathleen Hamm, Alight Center Representative   

We welcome Kathleen for an update on Alight, a local ministry which KRC helps to support.  A display with additional information has been to set up in the fellowship hall downstairs to give everyone an opportunity during coffee hour following worship to ask questions about and to become more familiar with Alight programs and services.

  Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn of Assurance #641                                                         All the Way My Savior Leads Me

*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

Today 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 and community members.     

 

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

 

 

~VALATIE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY EASTER BASKETS~

       The Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry has distributed Easter Food Baskets to families who use the Pantry and requested them. The baskets contained foods for a complete Easter dinner, which the Pantry purchased in bulk.  If you have not yet contributed to this ministry and would like to help financially with these purchases, checks may be made payable to Kinderhook Reformed Church, with Easter Baskets on the memo line, and dropped in the offering plate.  If you prefer, you may make checks out directly to Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry, Inc., with Easter Baskets on the memo line, and mail them to:  Jean Norton, 35 Harris Drive, Valatie, NY 12184. The Pantry thanks you for any help you are able to give. All left-over monies or food items from the Easter basket distribution are put into the Pantry account or onto the Pantry shelves.

 

KRC PREPARING NEW CHURCH FAMILY DIRECTORY

For the next few Sundays, a printout of the names, email and mailing addresses, and phone numbers listed in our computerized Membership and Friends Manager will be available on the back table.  Please check over your particular information, and make any necessary corrections directly on the printout.  Also, please place a in the “Correct” column if no changes are needed.  If your information does not appear on the printout, and you would like to have it listed in the new directory, please enter it at the end of the printout.  Photos will be taken this coming Wednesday and Thursday, April 12 and 13, for those who wish to have them included; photo appointment reservations are necessary through the church office, 518-758-6401, or online at:

https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/Y9L8RZTK/

 

 

CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE, TODAY, APRIL 8, AND APRIL 14, 2018

Beethoven and Mendelssohn: Second Symphonies from the Romantic Age

3:00 pm TODAY, APRIL 8, Kinderhook Reformed Church

       The Broad Street Chorale, the Broad Street Orchestra, and soloists offer three great works from the first half of the 19th century. Opening the program will be the brilliant, but seldom heard concert aria Infelice (1843) by Mendelssohn, with which the award-winning soprano Caroline Dunigan returns to CITV. This is followed by Beethoven’s exciting Symphony No. 2 in D major (1801-02), regarded by many as one of the master’s wittiest creations. Following intermission Mendelssohn returns with his monumental Symphony- Cantata Lobgesang (1840) for large orchestra, chorus and soloists. Written to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing and sometimes classified as the second of the composer’s five symphonies, this vocal-orchestral work is apparently modelled on Beethoven’s much more famous 9th Symphony. It shares with the earlier work both choral and orchestral magnificence and gorgeous writing for solo voices. The soloists for Lobgesang will be soprano Caroline Dunigan, mezzo-soprano Chloë Schaaf, and tenor Jon Morrell.  CITV Artistic Director David Smith conducts.

A 19th Century German Songbook for Voices and Piano Four-hands

4:00 pm Saturday, April 14, Van Buren Hall, 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook

       With this concert CITV celebrates and supports the impressive talents of four singers from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program and two Bard Collaborative Piano Fellows. Featured will be duets and quartets by Brahms, Fanny Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, and Schubert, as well as four-hand piano works by Clara Schumann and Schubert. Included will be the well-known and beloved Liebeslieder, op. 52 (1868) of Brahms, as well as that composer’s very beautiful earlier 3 Quartets, op. 31. Performing will be soprano Paulina Swierczek, mezzo-soprano Chloë Schaaf, tenor Eric Carey, bass Luke MacMillan, and pianists Florence Mak and Bethany Pietroniro. Since its founding CITV has benefitted from the participation of many fine singers and instrumentalists from Bard and in recognition is delighted to present these six very promising musicians. CITV has also enjoyed the contributions of Bard musicians in the beginning post-graduate years of their performing careers; among these have been the very well-received sopranos Caroline Dunigan and Kameryn Lueng. A 19th Century German Songbook for Voices and Piano Four-hands has been conceived by these six young performers at the invitation of Artistic Director David Smith.

A $20 donation is suggested from those attending either of the above concerts.

 

~THANK YOU FROM OUTREACH MINISTRY~

The March 27th outreach dinner at St. Luke's Church was a great success, serving seventy-seven attendees. Many thanks to our chef, sous chefs, servers, dishwasher, and those who helped to clean up after the meal; all made the evening run smoothly.  It was wonderful fellowship working with another church while serving the community in the name of our Lord.

 

~INDOOR FLEA MARKET AND BAKE SALE THIS COMING SATURDAY, APRIL 14

TO BENEFIT YOUTH REACH MISSION TRIP

KRC will sponsor an indoor flea market and bake sale from 10 am – 2 pm Saturday, April 14, for the benefit of the youth mission trip to New Berlin, NY, this summer. Please see Dawn Van Buren for details on setting up your own table at the flea market ($20 fee), and Susan Patterson if you are able to donate baked goods.

 

~PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT PLANNED FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 14~

The next Parents' Night Out at KRC is being planned for Saturday, April 14, from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.  You are invited to take advantage of this great opportunity to have your kids, ages 3 and up, well-looked-after as they enjoy activities, dinner, and movie entertainment, while you and your spouse enjoy a night out together.  The maximum number of kids that can attend is limited to 20, so parents must register their children in advance for this program; forms are available in the church fellowship hall.   Additional volunteers are needed to help out, and if you are able to do so, please contact a member of Outreach Ministry.  

 

~ COMMUNITY SUPPER AND DANCE SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 ~

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church of Kinderhook, McNary Center, 8 Sylvester Street

6:00 p.m. Supper ~ 6:45 p.m. Dancing

Suitable for All Ages and Abilities ~ Free Will Offering ~ Ample Parking

Paul Rosenberg will call all the dances     www.Homespun.Biz

Live Music by Tamarack (fiddle, flute, penny whistle, banjo, guitar)

RSVP to SaintPaulsKinderhook@gmail.com or 518-758-6241 (No Text, VM only)

 

 

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.

 

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)

 

 

~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. 

 

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 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.
  • those 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: Phil Sherman; Morgan Hickman; Friend of Erika Johnson; Ted Call; Fred Borrelli, nephew of Jane Deane; Bill Lansing, father of Carol Zincio; 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 – please pick up Libby’s latest update now available on the back table; God’s protection for travelers.
  • 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

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.
  • 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.

 

 

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 

 

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

 

                                            THE MEANING OF THE SACRAMENT

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, we come to the table of our Lord in Remembrance, Communion, and Hope. 

We come to Remember that our Lord Jesus Christ was sent into the world so we might be saved through him.

We come to be in Communion with this same Christ who has promised to be with us always, even to the end of the world.

We come in Hope, believing that this bread and cup are a pledge and foretaste of the feast of love in the kingdom to come.

Since by his death, resurrection, and ascension Christ has obtained for us the life-giving Spirit who unites us all in one body,

so we receive this Supper in true love, mindful of the communion of saints.

THE INVITATION

This is the feast of the Lord’s Table, in which all who profess the Lordship of Christ in their lives are invited to share.  Come, for all things are now ready.            

                                                      THE COMMUNION PRAYER

Let us lift up our hearts and give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is holy and right to lift up our hearts and give God thanks and praise.

It is with joy that we give thanks to you in all times and places, Almighty and Everlasting God. You have shown the fullness of your love by sending to us Jesus Christ our Lord, made flesh for us, for our salvation, and for reconciliation with you.  For this precious gift of your Son, we worship and sing praise to you, O God:

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name in earth, and sky, and sea.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Most righteous God, we remember in this Supper the perfect sacrifice offered once on the cross by our Lord Jesus Christ for the sin of the whole world.  In the joy of his resurrection and expectation of his coming again, send your Holy Spirit upon us, that we may offer ourselves to you as holy and living sacrifices, and proclaim this mystery of the faith:

Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!

As this grain and these grapes are gathered from many fields and hills into one loaf and one cup, to be to us the communion of the body and blood of Christ, grant also that your whole Church may be joined together in him, attain unity in the faith, and soon be gathered from the ends of the earth into your Kingdom. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! And now, as Christ taught us, we pray together:

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.                                                     

THE COMMUNION

The Lord Jesus, the same night he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you: do this in remembrance of me."

(Distribution of the bread)

The bread which we break is the communion of the body of Christ.

After the same manner also, he took the cup when they had supped, saying, “This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

(Distribution of the cup)

The cup of blessing which we bless is the communion of the blood of Christ.

PRAYER FOLLOWING COMMUNION  (Unison)

Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

                                                                                                                     Church of England book of Common Worship

 

COMING EVENTS

Today, April 8  Rev Derek DeJager Preaching

     10:00 am  Combined Communion Worship Service, Children’s Sunday School

       3:00 pm CITV Concert, Kinderhook Reformed Church

   “Beethoven and Mendelssohn: Second Symphonies from the Romantic Age”

Wed,  April 11

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

Thur, April 12

       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

Thur & Fri, April 12, 13 

       2:00 – 8:40 pm each day - Photo Sessions, New KRC Directory

Sat,  April 14

     10 am – 2 pm  Indoor Flea Market and Bake Sale @ KRC

          to benefit the youth REACH summer mission trip to New Berlin, NY

       4:00 pm CITV Concert, Van Buren Hall, 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook

          “A 19th Century German Songbook for Voices and Piano Four-hands”

       5:30 – 8:30 pm  Parents’ Night Out

       6:00 Community Supper and Dance, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

6 pm, Supper; 6:45 pm Dancing – Free-will Offering

Sun,  April  15

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service

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

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

Servers Next Sunday, April 15, 2018

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

Greeter(s):