April 6. 2014

Kinderhook Reformed Church

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Worship Service for April 6, 2014

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

A warm welcome to visitors.  We would like to get to know you better

and invite you to sign our Guest Book in the entranceway and fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.



  Announcements & God's Greeting

  Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise                                                                                              Thine is the Glory

  Scripture Lesson                                                            John 13:12-17 & 31-38 (p. 763)

  Message                                                        “Serve As He Served, Love As He Loved

  Prayer of Blessing



  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                                          And Can It Be That I Should Gain?



All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship

downstairs in the Fellowship Room following today’s Worship service.


Ushers:  Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Glenn Warren, Chip Wood

Greeter(s): Al and Noreen Dick              Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

Guest Organist:  David Smith


Prelude                Fantasia on "My Soul, Let it Go"        Wilhelm Hieronymous Pachelbel

Drawing Nearer To God

Votum and God’s Greeting

Call to Worship (Responsive)  

   We gather with followers from throughout the centuries, come to welcome

                We join crowds from many different places, shouting with joy for the king who enters Jerusalem.
   If we were silent, the stones would shout out.
                Let us raise our voices with all who joyfully praise God for the powerful              deeds we have seen.


*Hymn of Praise #251                                                          Thine Is the Glory

Turning Our Hearts to God

  Call to Confession  

If the Lord should mark our iniquities, then, who could stand before the Lord? Instead, the Lord offers forgiveness to us so that God may be revered. Trusting in that forgiveness, let us confess our sins.

  Prayer of Confession (Unison)

Gracious God, forgive us. We place our trust in things that are fleeting, rather than in you and the sure promises you offer. We focus on the things that are before us, getting bogged down in the mundane and the trials of the moment. We fail to remember to set our sights on you. Center us on you oh Lord!

                                                                [Moment of Silent Prayer]

  Forgive our doubt, our lack of hope, our fear. Restore our hope in those things unseen by our eyes. Revitalize our faith. Renew our hearts that we might worship you fully. Redeem us so we can be a sign of your love to others who doubt. Renew our lives as we journey through these Lenten days. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon   

God visits us, not to condemn, but to forgive. God frees us, not to condemn others, but to forgive them, according to the grace we have received. Know that you are forgiven, and be at peace. Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Alleluia! Amen.

  Children’s Blessing  (Unison)

May these children always hold to the teachings of Christ and walk in discipleship with him, that they may know his truth, and enjoy the freedom that it brings.  Amen

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                            John 13:12-17 & 31-38 (p. 763)

  Message                                                        “Serve As He Served, Love As He Loved

  Prayer of Blessing

  Communion (Insert)

  Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings/Offertory

                                "O, How Difficult is this Life"                        Johann Pachelbel

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer (Unison)

We thank you, loving God, for the abundance of your gifts poured out upon us, and we ask that you use these gifts and offerings to spread healing and hope throughout the world, for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer

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

*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           "O Man, Bewail Thy Grievous Fall"           Johann Pachelbel

 Kinderhook Reformed Church Participating in Ecumenical Lenten Series

 "Restored in Christ"

EACH WEDNESDAY during Lent this series will focus on an event in the Lenten story.  You are invited to attend any or all of the remaining sessions in this series:

April 9: 6 p.m. Soup & Sandwich meal at St. Peter’s Presby. 5219 County Rte. 7, Spencertown

7 p.m. “Broken Justice Restored” based on 2 Corinthians 5: 20-21: A broken justice system put Jesus on the cross; we are restored when we are declared not guilty, pardoned by his death. Preacher: Rev. Nancy A. McClure-Long of Ghent Reformed.

Kinderhook Reformed Church

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 am

10-10:30 Snacks and Crafts, followed by the Easter story and the Hunt

 Open to all ages birth to Grade 5

Come join us for a "Hopping" good time filled

With Fellowship and Fun!




Registration: 1:30 P.M.               

Walk: 2:00 P.M.

The 2014 CROP walker packets should be returned to Melissa by April 27 to allow time for processing before turning them in on May 4. 

     On October 17, 1969, a thousand people in Bismarck, ND, walked in what may have been the first-ever CROP Hunger Walk – and raised $25,000 to help stop hunger. Several other CROP Hunger Walks occurred soon thereafter, and before long there were hundreds of Walks each year in communities nationwide. Currently, well over 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in more than 1,600 CROP Hunger Walks each year. More than five million CROP Hunger Walkers have participated in more than 36,000 CROP Hunger Walks in the last two decades alone.

     CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide -- and right here in the U.S. -- to have food for today while building for a better tomorrow. Each year, some two million CROP Hunger Walkers, volunteers, and sponsors worldwide put their hearts and “soles” in motion, and in the last 20 years have raised nearly $300 million to help end hunger and poverty around the world and in our own communities.  Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as many as six miles a day to get food, water, and fuel, and to take their goods to market. CROP Hunger walkers walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence.  They walk because they want to end hunger – one step at a time.


     $24 can provide a 1-year supply of nutrition packets for 20 children.

     $50 can provide seeds and tools to help a family grow their own food to eat and sell.

   $110 can provide emergency food for the needs of a family of five.

   $140 can give a struggling farm family a new source of income: a pair of pigs. A piglet

             from each litter is then given to another family in need.

   $300 can pay for 10 meters of a shallow borehole well for a community desperate for

             clean, safe water and sustainable food.

$1,000 can provide pump and maintenance training, allowing women and girls to grow food and attend school instead of carrying water long distances daily.

     It is expected that some $3.5 million of CROP Hunger Walk funds raised this year will be shared with food banks, pantries, community gardens, and other local efforts across the U.S., with 25% of the funds raised by the Kinderhook walk going to hunger-fighting agencies in Northern Columbia County.  Our local efforts are making a huge difference, and you can be a part of it! Last year’s CROP walk against worldwide hunger and in support of local food pantries was a great success! 120 walkers participated, and over $14,000 was raised.  More than $3,500 was returned for use by local food distribution agencies.  YOU DON’T HAVE TO WALK TO CONTRIBUTE!  Checks made out to “CWS/CROP” are welcome and are tax-deductable.


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

Anne-Marie Zietsman (11th), Diane Morgan (14th), Anna Hart (15th),

Sophia Hart (15th), Bill Nieman (16th), Arnie March (17th),

 Leo Dolan (18th), Cydney Rippel (22nd), Paul Zietsman (29th).

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY. Non-perishable foods that are 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 & brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the entryways of the church.



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 and prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call Paul at 859-4158. 


Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net

Website Address kinderhookreformedchurch.com

Rev. Rudy is available at his church office

 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and mornings.

Please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are set aside for meetings, pastoral visitations, 

and counseling.

For assistance on Fridays, 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, call 859-4158.

KRC’s share of support this year is $5,728.14 for services and resources to be provided for us by the Reformed Church in America 
at the local, regional, and national levels. EACH MEMBER’S SHARE OF THIS YEAR’S CLASSIS ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN SET AT $86.79.  
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 over 
$2 per week. All contributions made for this purpose should be designated, “Classis Assessment.”  



Just a note to remind parents to keep their children from writing on or tearing the visitors’ cards and the prayer and announcement cards found in the slots on the back of each pew.  The visitors’ cards are purchased from a professional printer, and are expensive to replace.   Please have your children make use of the writing and coloring materials available especially for them in the back of the sanctuary.  Your attention to this request will be greatly appreciated.