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Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

 Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

Worship Services for April 14, 2013

 “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

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.

8:30 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Welcome/Announcements

  Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise                                             All Creatures of Our God and King

  Prayer of Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                      Revelation 5:11-14

  Message                           “Elders, Angels and Creatures Praising the Lamb”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Communion

  Offering

  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                       O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

*Benediction

 

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship

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

Ushers: Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett

Greeter(s):  Dawn Tuttle

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

Guest Organist: David Smith

  Prelude    Intermezzo from Organ Sonata No. 4, op. 98    Josef Rheinberger

Drawing Nearer To God

  Welcome and Announcements

  God's Greeting

  Call to Worship   -Based on Psalm 95:6                                                                                                                   As we come into the house of the LORD today, let us do so with reverence.

                Let us recognize the greatness and glory of the one we worship.

Let us celebrate that we can come just as we are, and yet, let us come before   him with humility, for it is no small thing to worship the LORD our God.                                             Let us worship in gratitude and awe. "Come, let us bow down in           worship. Let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker."

*Hymn of Praise #356                            All Creatures of Our God and King

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. 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. Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)     

Beloved, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem. It is he who will redeem us from all our iniquities.                Thanks be to God! Amen.

                 Allowing God to Shape Us

  Children’s Sermon and Blessing  (Unison)

Lord Jesus, may the hearts of our children be open to your eternal presence. May they know that when you are living within them, your goodness becomes their goodness in the eyes of God.  May they be your light in this world, testifying without shame to your truth, and attracting many to the good news of your gifts of salvation and eternal life.  Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                    Revelations 5:11-14 (p. 870)

  Message                         “Elders, Angels and Creatures Praising the Lamb”

  Prayer of Blessing

Giving Ourselves for God's Glory

  Communion (Insert)

  Call to the Presentation of Our Offering/Offertory

Trio No. 1 in g minor, op. 49     Josef Rheinberger

*Doxology/Offertory Prayer          Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below;

praise him above, ye heavenly host: praise Father, Son, & Holy Ghost.  Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer

*Closing Hymn #130                                   O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing 

*Benediction

*Hymn of 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)

  Postlude  Fuga chromatica from Organ Sonata No. 4, op. 98     Josef Rheinberger

     

~SECURITY NOTE:  If you are the last person leaving the church, please make sure that the building is locked.  Thank you!

OUR HEARTFELT THANK YOU to Arnie and Claudia March for their generous gift to Kinderhook Reformed Church.

Our appreciation to those whose donations provided our Easter lilies:

Nick & Michele Amoroso

 in memory of the Amoroso, Coon, and Fenoff families

Alan & Noreen Dick in honor of the family   

Nancy Swinyard

in memory of Reginald and Edna Swinyard and Linda Swinyard Morehouse

Virginia Rothermel

in loving memory of Ed, Bill & Paul Rothermel, and Justin Lynch

Mid Glass     Bruce and Sug Hawver     Bill & Suzanne Nieman      

Susan Patterson      Laura Rafferty     Florence Rivera         

 

Many KRC family and friends have, in the past, provided cut flowers for the pulpit in celebration of an anniversary or birthday, in honor of a special day or event, and in loving memory of family and friends who have passed away.  Crazy Daisy florist shop is again able to both create arrangements with a range of price options, and to deliver them to the church free of charge.  Dawn Van Buren is happy to coordinate this ministry, and if you are interested in providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564, and she will assist you.

HAPPY APRIL BIRTHDAY:

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

Anne-Marie Zietsman (11th), Angela Rivera (12th), Diane Morgan (14th), Anna Hart (15th),  Sophia Hart (15th), Bill Nieman (16th), Arnie March (17th),

 Cydney Rippel (22nd), Paul Zietsman (29th)

 

~A  MESSAGE FROM COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF COLUMBIA/GREENE COUNTIES~

     Our semi-annual training for new Hospice volunteers will begin in May. Through Hospice, volunteers provide support to patients and families during the process of dying and grieving. Those who choose not to be with patients assist with other duties.

     Over the years it has become evident that the majority of our volunteers have come from area churches and synagogues.  Thank you for your ongoing support in bringing this message to potential volunteers who can help us continue to make a difference in so many lives. Please pick up a flyer from the back table; call Patty PerrelIa, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, at 943-5425, Ext 110; or see Maureen Mooney or Patrice Lyons for information on training to become a Hospice volunteer.

"THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP HAS BEGUN MEETING AGAIN ON FRIDAYS AT 9:30 A.M. in the main floor classroom opposite the church office. We are creating new plans and new items for the 2013 KRC Bazaar, and we are very much in need of new members and new ideas.  Last year’s preparation workshops were full of fun, laughter, and good fellowship, and the bazaar was a huge success.  We warmly welcome you to join us in our efforts to make this year’s even better!

The Coffee Hour following our 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service has grown into a well-attended, enjoyable, and very valuable time of fellowship for the KRC family and visitors. Volunteers are always needed to provide and serve the refreshments and beverages and see to the work of clean-up afterward.  A sign-up sheet is available on the back table if you are willing to host or lend a hand to this ministry.

You are invited to attend the DISTINGUISHED AUTHOR SERIES sponsored by the Columbia County Historical Society at 3 p.m, Saturday, April 27, here at Kinderhook Reformed Church. Margaret Roach, the first gardening editor of Martha Stewart Living magazine, and author of the nationally acclaimed blog, A Way to Garden, will blend personal stories with the nuts-and-bolts gardening smarts that make her Hudson Valley garden a visual treat every day of the year. She will discuss her new book, The Backyard Parables, focusing on “Nonstop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days.”

Lecture only: $5 Members, $7 Non-members

Lecture & Reception at the Nathan Wild House:

$35 in advance; $40 at the door

For reservations, call (518) 758-9265

The next performance of the Concerts in the Village series,

“Baroque to Classical – A Musical Journey with the Bach Family,”

will be presented at Kinderhook Reformed Church at

3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, featuring the following works:

 

Johann Christian Bach:  Miserere in B-flat (1757)

American premiere

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach:  Keyboard Concerto in c minor (1771)

Johann Christian Bach:  Excerpts from Endimione (1772)

The 45-plus member chorus, now known as the Broad Street Chorale, we will once again contribute to and be joined by an outstanding assembly of vocal soloists including Amanda Boyd, Carol Curran, John Davey, Vincent Festa, Ruth Moore, John Musacchio, Katie Roppolo, and Vicki Smith.  Also contributing their talents will be a group of outstanding instrumentalists, among them Karen Hosmer (oboe), Sharon Levin (flute), Lauren Moore (French horn), and David Smith (piano). The concert, under the musical direction of David Smith, is certain to be another outstanding  and  inspiring  KRC musical  outreach .

Suggested Contribution - $15

Reception to follow the concert

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

those who do not know Christ, or are struggling in their faith or with other spiritual issues. 
KRC’s 2013 Consistory members, especially those recently reinstalled or ordained and serving for the first time.
KRC’s administrative ministries, their chairpersons, and supporting members.
KRC programs & projects and those administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; church restoration; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group.
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..
our military men and women, that they may know God’s presence and protection.
families and friends of our military troops and victims of warfare, terrorism,  misunderstanding, and  violence worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassuring knowledge that he is in control. 
those, especially children, suffering natural disaster; the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially:  those grieving the loss this past week of Elsie Hacker, mother of Linda Araoz and Lou Hacker; those grieving the recent death of Ursula Unnewehr, friend of Nancy Swinyard; Ken Southerland and family grieving the recent loss of Ken’s grandmother, Grace Southerland.
Tina Holley, friend of Sara Hartman, scheduled for surgery tomorrow to relieve severe pain due to spinal deterioration; pray especially for a lowering in Tina’s blood pressure so that a successful surgery can take place, and for a speedy recovery.
Baby Mya Elizabeth, born 8 weeks early last week.  Also keep Mya’s parents in your  prayers.
Miner Smith, nephew of Jane Smith, recovering from a second surgery on the same shoulder this past Friday.
Eleanor Whitbeck, mother of Patrice Lyons, recovering from a broken hip and now back in the hospital following another fall.
others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Frank Vosburgh; Tom Catchpole; Donna Harden; Maureen Mooney; Marthie; Nancy Swinyard; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Jan; Faity Tuttle; Tom Saulpaugh; Sara Schubert; Bert Beach; Bea Post; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Paul Varga. 
Uncle Tony, battling neck and throat cancer
others battling or recovering from cancer, especially Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Ed Gimber; Jill Shpur; Rosanne; Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Donna Scalera.
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Kristen Clause and her son, Greg; Olivia, that God will give her peace, strength, perseverance, safety, and His direction; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out the difficult decisions that are challenging him; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
those travelling, Paul and Johanna Zietsman and family traveling to South Africa. 
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Barbara Vosburgh and Diane Morgan.
residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren.

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 forward this information, as well as new praise and prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call Paul at 859-4158.  If you are not on our email prayer list, and would like to receive prayer and praise requests through email, contact Paul to have your address added. If you do not have email, contact Jane Smith, 758-6442, to be put on the phone prayer chain.

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR

Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision, back in the pulpit today leading Worship and preaching the Word.
all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, and working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
the joy of blessing the students of our growing Sunday School each Sunday morning as they go to their classes.
Dick and Bev Van Alstyne’s safe arrival home from Florida.
the birth this past week of Baby Katherine Theodora diTargiani to parents Mary Jean (Herrmann) and Joseph diTargiani.  Katherine weighed in at 8 pounds 1 ounce, and Grandmother Jan Herrmann is overjoyed at the arrival of her first granddaughter.  Please keep Mary Jean and Joseph in your prayers as Mary Jean recovers from a C-section following 30 hours of labor.
His blessings of family, friends, and all the provisions for our basic life needs and much more.
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.

OFFICE, 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.

If you wish to meet with Pastor during these times,

please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are 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, call 859-4158.