KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE JULY 19, 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 Susan Patterson on the front lawn of the church following worship.
Ushers: Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Jonathan Pratt
Greeter(s): Preschool Nursery available downstairs.
Guest Organist: David Smith
Flowers are given today in loving memory of Esther Leeming Tuttle.
Prelude "Prelude in G major, op. 37 no. 2" F. Mendelssohn
Welcome and God’s Greeting
Drawing Near To God
Call to Worship (Responsive)
Look to God and be radiant with the joy of life in abundance.
We know that God is good and great and awesome.
Together now in our time of worship, we will give God praise and thanks.
We give thanks in song and with our lives as well. Now here we are to worship God, Lord of life and Creator of all.
*Hymn of Praise # 130 O, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Allowing God to Shape Us
Call to Confession
Faith is not for the faint hearted. We are called to speak up for the oppressed and to be quiet and listen to the stories of the suffering. Let us come together and confess before God the countless times we have failed to tell the difference between the two.
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
How easy it is to forget, loving God, that we are all created in your image. How quickly we judge people by what they wear or what they do rather than who they are. How easy it is to lift our voices in criticism rather than lift our hands in compassionate care. How fast we are to dodge reality rather than face what is -- and make it better. Forgive us, O God. Grant us the wisdom to listen with love and the courage to speak out for those who have lost their voices to hopelessness and despair. We ask in the name of Jesus the Christ, who came to show us what a life of love looks like. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear this good news: God loves you into life -- again and again. Go therefore and do likewise!
Coming before God’s Open Word
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture Ephesians 2:11-22 (p.827-828)
Message “In, Through and By Christ Alone”
Prayer of Blessings
Alexander's slide show
Offering and Offertory “Étude no. 16 in C major, op. 50" Louise Farrenc
Doxology and Offertory Prayer (Unison)
Accept these gifts, gracious God, the first fruits of our labor and toil. May they proclaim your gospel as they do the work of peace and justice, healing and restoration. Use them, as you use each one of us, to build up your kingdom here on earth. In Jesus' name we pray. 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 "Fugue in G major, op. 37 no. 2" F. Mendelssohn
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. A couple of volunteers are still needed to host the Lemonade Stand following Worship on August 23 and August 30. If you are willing to host on one of these dates, please contact Sally Heimroth.
REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH AT MUITZESKILL
ANNUAL MINI-MARKET AND CHICKEN BARBEQUE AUGUST 8
The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will hold its annual Mini-Market and Chicken Barbeque on Saturday, August 8th. Cleaning out your attic or storage unit and not sure what to do with unwanted items? Had a garage sale and have items that didn't sell? Should have had a sale, but didn't get around to it? Well, let us help! We will take your donations of unwanted items! (Please no clothing, stuffed animals, or outdated electronics.) Call 732-7976 or 732-2471 to make arrangements for drop-off of Mini-Market items, and WATCH THIS SPACE for additional information about the Chicken Barbeque.
~NURSE COORDINATOR JOB POSTING FOR CAPITAL CITY RESCUE MISSION~
Capital City Rescue Mission is looking for a Nurse Coordinator for the Mission’s Medical Clinic. This ministry position is part-time, 16 hours weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Some responsibilities will be to provide and coordinate care for patients; orient, train, and supervise volunteers and staff; help the clinic run smoothly and keep waiting times to a minimum; engage in evangelism, prayer, and other spiritual ministries with those served. Interested applicants should send their resumes to Sarah Schoof at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are prayerful that with your help we will find the right person for this open ministry position.
~NOTE OF APPRECIATION & UPDATE FROM STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY~
~CCRM UPDATE FROM PERRY JONES~
At Capital City Recue Mission, we are so grateful for the support of local churches. With your help in 2014, the Mission provided 242,358 meals, 64,800 nights of lodging, 403,226 articles of clean clothing, 3,752 medical visits, and 46,422 Chapel attendances. We could not have helped meet these needs without your critical partnership. Thank you for your heart to help the desperate, the destitute, and the hungry. May God richly bless you!
Perry Jones, Executive Director
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 are now 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.
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
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), Stacey Dunbar (31st)
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 around $4 for each of the remaining weeks in this year. All contributions made for this purpose should be designated
REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR
The Property Ministry is planning an outdoor clean-up morning at KRC on Saturday 7-18-15 from 10 am to 12 noon. (weather permitting) Please bring your rakes, trowels and any other garden tools to help us beautify our yard while enjoying fellowship time.
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. Forward information, as well as new praise and prayer requests, to email@example.com or call Paul at 859-4158.
REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR
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.
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