KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICES APRIL 26, 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.

 

8:30 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Announcements, The Lord’s Greeting, and Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise

  Scripture                                                                                   Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 (pp. 541-2)

  Message                                                                                                 “God's Grief over Sin”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction

 

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  All are invited to refreshments and fellowship

 downstairs today following worship.

 

  Ushers:  Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Jonathan Pratt, Chuck Rothermel

Greeter(s): Sue Patterson       Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

 

  Prelude  

  Announcements and God’s Greeting

  Drawing Near To God

*Call to Worship -  Opening Hymn #5                                         Come Thou Almighty King

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession

The God who knows us through and through, and loves us still, summons us to honestly confess our sins.

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

We remember Lord God, with regret, when instead of listening with our hearts, we listened with our minds as we tried to think of a snappy reply: help us to listen to others as you listen to us.  Patient Lord, we remember all too clearly the times we replied in anger rather than understanding and with impatience rather than tolerance: help us to remember the example of those who are more tolerant of us than we deserve.  Merciful God, we regret the occasions when our righteous, judgmental selves caused the unhappiness of another: help us to remember the salve forgiveness offers.  Lord of our provision, we are sorry for the times when we gave less than our best: keep us mindful of the gift of salvation that you so freely gave.  Oh, Lord, forgive our lack of love and commitment to you!

  Words of Assurance (Responsive)

Hear this good news: Christ came that we might have new life in him. When we honestly confess our sins, they are a burden to us no longer. In the name of Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven. 

       Thanks be to God! Amen.

  Coming before God’s Open Word

  Children’s Message and Blessing  (Unison)

Gracious God, transform these children into the likeness of your living Son, Jesus. Guard them from the evils of this world; renew them day by day; and keep them pure and blameless until Christ comes in his Father's glory with all his holy angels. Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination and Scripture Reading                 Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 (pp. 541-2)

  Message                                                                                                 “God's Grief over Sin”

  Prayer of Blessing

    Celebrating God

  Offering and Offertory

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer  (Unison)

Holy God, we offer these gifts to be used to preach the gospel of salvation from sin; to proclaim the promise of renewal of mind, body, and spirit; to spread the hope of eternal life through Christ Jesus, your Son; and to share the blessings of your love, reassurance, and peace to those who are in need.  Amen. 

  Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

*Blessing and Benediction

*Closing Hymn #840 – Benediction Response         God Be with You till We Meet Again

  Postlude

                    

KRC family and friends are encouraged to volunteer as front-door greeters for our 10 a.m. 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

 

~CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE 2014-2015 SERIES UPDATE~

TODAY, APRIL 26, 3 P.M.:  Exploring a New Space:  A Musical Introduction to Jack Shainman Gallery: The School.  Works of Elgar, Britten, Vaughan Williams and Holst.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2 P.M.:  The 10th Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert.  Cantatas and Orchestral Works of J. S. Bach.  At PS21 in Chatham.

 

Just a quick reminder and invitation to all to the First Friday potluck dinner at 6 p.m. THIS COMING FRIDAY, May 1, served in the Kinderhook Reformed Church fellowship room. Everyone is welcome, so even if you don't cook, or don't have time to, please come and enjoy the GOOD FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP. There is always more than enough for everyone to have a hearty meal, and we hope to see you there and that you will stay and have fun at the FAMILY GAME NIGHT FOLLOWING dinner.   

                                                              Blessings, Your Outreach Ministry Tea

 

~ UPCOMING KRC EVENTS ~

SUNDAY, MAY 10 – Last day of Children’s Sunday School Classes this season

SUNDAY, MAY 17 – Youth Sunday Celebration, with members of KRC’s Sunday      

    School and Youth Group participating in the 10 am Worship Service

SATURDAY, MAY 30 – Annual KRC Pancake Breakfast and Plant Swap/Sale 

    All are welcome to come and to invite family and friends to a delicious all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday, May 30, from 8 – 11 am in the Fellowship Hall. Sausage, coffee, and juice will be served along with the pancakes.  No reservations needed, free-will donations accepted, and each year a different charity is chosen to receive the proceeds.

     On the same day, “rain or shine”, the Outreach Ministry will hold its Annual Plant Swap/Sale from 8 am - 12 noon.  Please consider contributing extra divisions or cuttings from your garden to this popular event. We will set up on Friday, May 29. If you have something you need divided but need help, please see/call Maureen Mooney.  We will also pick up plants if you cannot drop them off. Anyone who helps at the Pancake Breakfast gets to take advantage of a pre-sale/swap Friday evening from 4 - 8 when we will be setting up. Please invite your friends and neighbors.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY, JUNE 5 and 6 – KRC Recycling Sale.

Donations will be accepted from now until sale week and stored in the classroom directly across from the nursery.  Days and times for receiving and sorting donations will be posted soon, and questions may be addressed to Elize Visser or Patti Varga.

 

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY

FOR THEIR ONGOING GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.

Non-perishable foods 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 and brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the entryways of the church.

 

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.

 

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 less than $2.40 weekly for the remaining weeks in this year. All contributions made for this purpose should be designated, “Classis Assessment.” 

 

 

~ REMINDER FROM STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY ~

MAKING YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO KRC ELECTRONICALLY

     If you are not already aware, Kinderhook Reformed Church now has the ability to accept your regular contributions and designated gifts electronically on our website,

kinderhookreformedchurch.com

 

     On the homepage, click the link “Donate” under “Contact Us” at the upper right side of the page, and follow the prompts.  Electronic checks and all major credit cards are accepted, and you will find options for

making one-time contributions
setting up recurring payments for your regular contributions
designating contributions and gifts for special purposes or to specific funds such as 4th Century, Missions, Deacons Fund, Classis Assessment

     The online process is an easy one, and many of you may find it a convenient way to manage the contribution goals and commitments you have set for yourself or your family. 

     For each electronic transaction, the church is charged a small processing fee which decreases as the number of transactions increases.  If you have questions or need additional assistance or information, please contact KRC Treasurer, Derick LaTorre.

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith, especially Diane, that they will come to know the Lord or experience a renewal.
KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs. 
KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members.
our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace, especially Tom Eastman, fulfilling a tour of military duty in Afghanistan.  Pray for Tom's safety, and for peace and reassurance for his family as well.
survivors of warfare, terrorism, violence, and natural and other disasters worldwide, Pray for an end to the violence and persecution, for safety of Christians in Niger and throughout the world, and for protection of homes, churches, and businesses.
our state, national, and world leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
those, especially children, suffering poverty and hunger; abuse; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
families and friends grieving the death of loved ones, especially Marge Heald, grieving the recent death of her younger sister.
John Bowen, recovering at Albany Med from a stroke. John was supervisor when KRC was without a pastor some years ago, has been guest preacher in our pulpit on many occasions, and pipe-player for our Candlelight Night Christmas carol music.
Richard Williams, Dawn Van Buren's stepfather, hospitalized and in intensive care in St. George, Utah, following a very serious, emergency operation. Please keep Dawn's mother, Doris Williams, in your prayers as well.
Art Gross, husband of Barbara Gross, dealing with health issues. 
Michelle, father of a friend of John and Isabelle Bosquet-Morra, recovering from surgery.
Marge Laurie, discharged to rehab at Barnwell following a recent fall.
Stacey Baker, recovering slowly in Colorado from concussion due to a fall. Stacey has had to withdraw from school, is physically unable to travel home, and is suffering depression.  Please continue your much-needed prayers for Stacey and for her parents, Nancy and Jim, here in Chatham.   
Floyd Haber, recovering in Whittier Rehab from recent hip-replacement surgery. Pray for speedy healing for Floyd, and remember Kay also as she assists in Floyd's recovery.  Cards and notes of encouragement may be sent to Floyd at 540 Joslen Boulevard, Apt. 221, Hudson, NY 12534.
Jack, fighting advanced cancer.
Bob Mellott, battling stage 4 lung cancer.
others in hospice care, battling, or recovering from cancer: Joan Kennedy;  Donna Scalera; Marlene; Mid Glass; Daniel; Zoe Covey; Andy; Lucy B. and Rodrigo; Jean; Edward Giordano; 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Charlie Ropollo. 
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Faity Tuttle; Alan Dick; Harriet Simpkins; Marie Fronczak; Bob, husband of Patti Varga's Aunt Kathy; Jean Skipper; Paul Varga; Jane Smith; Blanche Rogers; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie Maul; Florence Rivera.
first-time parents, Andrew & Melissa Welcome, expecting their baby girl in May.
those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions:  Jean and Evangelique, sponsored Compassion International Children of John & Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; Carly Ripple; the Smith Family; Susan Lamont and her children, now in Florida; Bill and Abby - pray that God will bless them with his strength, hope, and guidance; Diane, friend of Cricket Warren, and Jim, in need of job opportunities; Greg L; Craig Johnson; Holly and Marc Morales; those facing the challenges of their college education - pray that God will bless them with wisdom in all of the many choices, and decisions that they are facing.
reassurance and peace for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
Residence-bound members Gordie Van Buren, Murray Leonardson, Doris Schmieder, Joan Van Alstyne.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR 

Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision.
those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, and those who have sacrificed their well-being and lives for the peace & liberties we enjoy.
the good news that little Finn Calhoun will not require surgery on his hand. He has met with an occupational therapist and has been fitted with a splint to wear at night. His surgeon is confident that the issue will resolve with the help of the splint as he grows. The Calhouns thank you all for your prayers.
the happy news that Mid Glass is now back in her home in Kinderhook, and is anticipating going to her home in the North Country when the warm weather arrives.
the good report that Floyd Haber is healing well from recent hip-replacement. 
the good report that Faity Tuttle has been discharged from Sunnyview Rehab to assisted living at Camp Hill.
the many dedicated and hard-working friends and members of the Kinderhook Reformed Church Family who serve on Consistory, church ministries, and committees; teach Sunday School; lead Youth Group, Bible studies, and prayer group; organize and carry out special church events; prepare food, serve, and clean up for coffee hours, receptions, and dinners; and who are always ready to offer whatever help and support they can to those in need.

 

 

 

 

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, pastoral visitations,

and counseling.

For assistance on Mondays, and for immediate assistance at any time, please call 859-4158

Church Phone  758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

Phone messages are picked up several times daily.

 

 

HAPPY APRIL BIRTHDAY !

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

Anne-Marie Zietsman (11th), Angela Rivera (12th), Diane Morgan (14th),

Bill Nieman (16th), Arnie March (17th), Leo Dolan (18th), Cydney Rippel (22nd),

Paul Zietsman (29th)

 

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