KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE JULY 5, 2015
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor
A warm welcome to visitors. We invite you to sign our Guest Book
in the entranceway and fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.
9 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP
All are invited to refreshments and fellowship at the Lemonade Stand
hosted today by Joy Bertram on the front lawn of the church following worship.
Ushers: Pat Calhoun, Max DiOrio, Merrill Johnson, Dick Van Alstyne
Greeter(s): Maureen Mooney Preschool Nursery available downstairs.
Guest Organist: David Smith
Prelude Andantino Edwin H. Lemare
Welcome and God’s Greeting
Drawing Near To God
Call to Worship (Responsive Adapted from Psalm 90
O God, you have been our dwelling place.
Let us dwell in you again.
You are God from everlasting to everlasting.
Help us glimpse your infinite power and love today.
You sweep away the days like a dream.
Sweep away all our doubts and fears, holy God.
Grant us a wise and worshiping heart.
*Opening Hymn #29 O Worship the King
Allowing God to Shape Us
Call to Confession
Our Lord God is merciful when we acknowledge our shortcomings and shine the light of the Truth into the messy corners of our lives. Let us confess our sins before God.
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
If we have spoken with the eloquence of poets and of angels but have no love, Lord, forgive us. If we have become no more than blaring brass or crashing cymbals, Lord, forgive us. If we have faith that can move mountains but have no love, Lord, forgive us. If we have disposed of all we possess but have no love, Lord, forgive us. If there are limits to our love's endurance, Lord, forgive us. If, when all else has fallen, our love does not still stand, Lord, forgive us.
Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)
Indeed the mercy of the Lord is everlasting. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, we know that God's face shines on us, and we are indeed forgiven.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
Coming before God’s Open Word
Scripture Mark 6:1-13 (p.711)
Message “The Problem with Having Baggage”
Prayer of Thanks
[Moment of Silent Reflection]
Silent Prayer for Those Seeking to Accept Christ as Their Savior:
"Dear Jesus, I confess that I'm a sinner, and I admit that I am not right with you. I repent and ask your forgiveness. I believe that you died on the cross to take my punishment and to pay the price for my offences. I believe that you rose from death to give me new life. Wash me clean, Jesus, from all sin, shame, and guilt, and come into my heart as my Lord and Savior. In your name I pray. Amen."
Solo Nancy Baker, Alto Amazing Grace Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio
Offering and Offertory Prelude on Hymn, Hamburg Walter Guernsey Reynolds
Doxology and Offertory Prayer (Unison)
Holy God, we offer these gifts to be used, as Jesus commanded his disciples, to proclaim the gospel of repentance, forgiveness, salvation, reconciliation, and eternal life through him, your Son, until the day of his coming. Amen.
Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer, and The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn (Screen) In Christ Alone
*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 Toccata and Fugue No. 6 in F major Joseph Seeger
KRC family and friends are encouraged to volunteer as front-door greeters for our 9 a.m. combined summer worship service. A sign-up sheet for this purpose may be found on the back table of the sanctuary, and your willingness to participate in this important ministry is much appreciated.
During the summer months, the outdoor Lemonade Stand Fellowship is offered on the front lawn of the church in place of coffee hour in the fellowship hall. If you are willing to host the Lemonade Stand for one or more Sundays following Worship in July and August, please contact Sally Heimroth.
“FIRST FRIDAY” COMMUNITY POTLUCK DINNER
RESCHEDULED FOR “SECOND FRIDAY”
Due to the 4th of July holiday weekend, our 'First Friday Meal' in July will be served on the 2nd Friday, July 10, and we are inviting the community to come in for a Dinner and Movie Night. The Outreach Ministry will be cooking up the main course in the KRC kitchen! If you are able to help cook or to bring a side dish or dessert, or are just planning on coming to dinner, please RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors are open at 5:30 pm, dinner is served at 6, and the movie will start around 7. WE HOPE YOU JOIN US AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS! If you can’t make dinner, feel free to come and enjoy the movie, Letters to God, a family drama which follows the true story of a young boy whose life is put on the line when he is diagnosed with cancer. Through his letters to God about the confusion and faith that come with his situation, he soon becomes a remarkable source of hope and inspiration for those in his neighborhood - including a substitute mailman whose life becomes surprisingly mixed up in the ordeal. (Rated PG, 1 hr 53 minutes).
STONE HOUSE DAY
Please look over the brochures on the back table inviting us to the 65th Annual Stone House Day, rain or shine, 10 am – 4 pm next Saturday, July 11, sponsored by the Hurley Reformed Church in Hurley, NY. This is an opportunity to enjoy guided tours of several of America’s oldest homes (one of which was the temporary capitol of New York State), militia reenactments, homemade food, craft demonstrations, and much more. If you have never attended Stone House Day, this is a family event you will enjoy, especially if you have an interest in history.
For those of you who would like to donate flower arrangements for the pulpit in memory of loved ones or in celebration of special occasions, please contact Dawn Van Buren.
~NOTE OF APPRECIATION & UPDATE FROM STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY~
Dear Kinderhook Reformed Church Family and Friends,
We truly thank God for the financial support he has enabled each of you to provide to KRC’s general operating budget so far this year. The blessing of your gifts is deeply appreciated, and has gone a long way toward helping us meet our day-to-day expenses.
A recent assessment of exactly how we are doing financially showed that our operating expenses ($92,000 to date) have stayed within the current year’s projected budget. Income, however, ($87,000 to date) has not quite kept up, leaving us about $5,000 behind. On average, giving has totaled around $2,600 each Sunday, but at least $3,000 a week is required in order to meet our financial obligations. Considering that our active membership and regular adherents together number over 80, an average increase of $5 each in weekly giving would keep the current shortfall from getting bigger.
We are very conscious of the fact that some are unable to manage a full $5 increase, but there may be many others who can do this much, and some who can do even more. A priority goal for Stewardship is to end the year without having to draw upon reserves to balance the budget, and we would ask that you prayerfully consider how you might be able to respond to help us meet this goal.
KRC VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2015
VBS will run this summer at KRC from AUGUST 17th to 21st, 9 am to Noon, with arrival and sign-in at 8:45 to 9 am daily. All kids of our community ages Pre-K (3 and potty-trained) through Grade 6 are invited to this year’s fun and spiritually-nurturing program. Forms will soon be available on the back table for pre-registering your children or grandchildren, and Christian Ed Ministry is looking for VBS volunteers to teach and to help. For information about the positive rewards of serving in this ministry and the relatively small time commitment involved, please speak with Patti Varga.
HAPPY JULY BIRTHDAY!
Jeff Barmen (2nd), Edward Bailey (2nd), Sally Heimroth (3rd), Virginia Rothermel (3rd),
Patrice Lyons (5th), Jay Rippel, (6th), Will Ferguson (7th), Haley Hickman (12th,)
Dick Van Alstyne (13th), Ted Tuttle (18th), Edward Arnold (26th), Glenn Warren (26th), Carien Zietsman (28th), Patti Varga (30th)
REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR
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 email@example.com or call Paul at 859-4158.
PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS THE MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES
AROUND THE WORLD THAT KRC HELPS TO SUPPORT:
Dave and Char Alexander, RCA missionaries, Taiwan;
Alight Pregnancy Center, Hudson
Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Albany
Compassion International, KRC-Sponsored Children:
Evelin Chuquinia, 15, Bolivia Giulbert Muguna, 18, Kenya
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
REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR
CLASSIS ASSESSMENT 2015
KRC’s share of support this year is $5,633.28 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 $88.02. 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 $3.25 weekly for the remaining weeks in this year. All contributions made for this purpose should be designated,
EMAIL, WEBSITE, AND FAX INFORMATION
Email Address – firstname.lastname@example.org
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, pastoral visitations, and counseling.
For assistance on Mondays, and for immediate assistance at any time, call
Church Phone 758-6401 Church Fax 758-6402
KRC 2015 CONSISTORY
Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory
Liz Carroll – ’16, Clerk of Consistory / Outreach / CITV Committee 758-6034
Noreen Dick – ’15, Church Family 758-6640
Derick LaTorre – ’16, KRC Treasurer / Stewardship / Cemetery 376-1882
Barbara Vosburgh – ’15, Property 758-6512
Dawn Van Buren – ‘15, Personnel / Pastoral Care 758-7564
Patti Varga – ’15 Consistory Vice President / Christian Education / Classis Delegate 392-4771
KRC Office Manager KRC Office Assistant
Paul Clause – 859-4158 Liz Carroll – 758-6034
Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton
Greg Clause – 369-8472
Today, July 5
9:00 am Combined Communion Worship Service
10:15 am Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room
Tues., July 7
7:00 pm KRC Youth Group meets
Thur., July 9
10:00 am Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Fri., July 10
5:30 pm Doors open for “2nd Friday” Dinner and Movie Night
6:00 pm Dinner Served
7:00 pm Movie, Letters to God
Sun., July 12
9:00 am Combined Worship Service
10:15 am Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room
Mon., July 13
6:30 pm Consistory meets
Mon., July 27
6:30 pm Outreach Ministry meets
Mon. – Fri, August 17 – 21 @KRC
9:00 - Noon SonSpark Labs – Gospel Light VBS: JESUS Every Day!
Servers Next Sunday, July 12, 2015
Ushers: Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Jonathan Pratt
Greeter(s): The Visser Family
Lemonade Stand Host(s): Jane Deane