Kinderhook Reformed Church
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor
Worship Services for April 7, 2013
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Tom McCrossan, Guest Preacher

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
  God’s Greeting
*Morning Praise                                                 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  Morning Prayer and Prayer of Illumination
  Scripture Lesson:                                                                             John 20:24-29
  Message:                                                                        “Surviving Your Doubts”
  Prayer of Thanks
  Animation of John 20:24-29                                              Thomas the Believer
  Offering
  Intercessory Prayer
*Song of Devotion                                                               Take Time to Be Holy
*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):  Dolly Petith
Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.
Fresh-cut Flowers are given today by Deborah Drebitko and Geoffrey Gross
in loving memory of their mother, Glenda Gross.

 
  Prelude
Drawing Nearer To God
  Welcome and Announcements
  God's Greeting
  Call to Worship
L: Christ once died,
P: but death does not have the final word;
L: Christ is risen,
P: and Easter begins for us when Christ call us by name.
L: Christ will come again
P: and lead us into God’s glory.
L: Alleluia! Christ is risen.
P: He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
L: This is the day which the Lord has made.
P: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
*Hymn of Praise #92                                            Crown Him with Many Crowns

Turning Our Hearts to God
  Call to Confession
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets can be hidden: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the presence and the power of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.  
  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)
Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the tomb you have given us the sure sign of your power to deliver us from sin and death and to renew our whole creation. We confess that we still fall into doubt and fear. We continue to cling to selfish ways and doubt your power to make all things new. Forgive our lack of faith. Have mercy on our weakness.  Raise us from the death of sin that we may live with Christ in the joy of his resurrection, now and forever.  Amen.
  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)      
L: Hear the good news! Who is in a position to condemn?
P: ONLY CHRIST, AND CHRIST DIED FOR US,
L: Christ rose for us,
P: CHRIST REIGNS IN POWER FOR US,
L: Christ prays for us. (Romans 8:34)
P: ANYONE WHO IS IN CHRIST IS A NEW CREATION.
L: The old life has gone;
P: A NEW LIFE HAS BEGUN. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
L: Beloved in Christ, believe this Gospel.
P: IN JESUS CHRIST WE ARE FORGIVEN. AMEN! 
  Praise Songs
               Allowing God to Shape Us
  Children’s Sermon and Blessing  (Unison) 
Lord Jesus, may our children always know you as the Risen Son of God.  May they experience the power and protection of your Spirit within them.  May they be your light in this world, living your truth with grace, and attracting many to the good news of your gift of new life in Christ, now and forever.  Amen.
  Prayer for Illumination
  Scripture Lesson                                                           Romans 8:19-39 (p. 800)
  Message                          “Resurrection Hope”
  Prayer of Thanks
Giving Ourselves for God's Glory
  Call to the Presentation of Our Offering/Offertory
*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 and The Lord’s Prayer
*Closing Hymn #503                                                            Now I Belong to Jesus   
*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 
               
~PLEASE NOTE:  Rev. Rudy will be back and leading Worship next week.~


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          

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 Birthdays:

Deborah Spaulding (1st), Annake Visser (6th), Beth Anne Rippel (11th),
Anne-Marie Zietsman (11th), Diane Morgan (14th), Bill Nieman (16th), 
Arnie March (17th), Cydney Rippel (22nd), Paul Zietsman (29th).


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. At this time, only a few dedicated individuals are providing and serving the refreshments and beverages and seeing to the work of clean-up afterward.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP OUT IN THIS MINISTRY, AND THE APRIL SIGN-UP SHEET IS AVAILABLE ON THE BACK TABLE IF YOU ARE WILLING TO HOST OR LEND A HAND WITH A COFFEE HOUR.


"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!

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR
• Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled preacher of the Word and leader of vision.
• 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.
• 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.


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: Ken Southerland and family grieving the recent loss of Ken’s grandmother, Grace Southerland; Jane Thompson and family grieving the recent sudden death of Jane’s husband, Paul; those grieving the recent death of Audna Morse, sister-in-law of Kay and Floyd Haber; those grieving the death of Lisa Greene, friend of Isabelle Bosquet-Morra.
• Eleanor Whitbeck, mother of Patrice Lyons, recovering from a broken hip and now back in the hospital following another fall.
• Donna Harden, cousin of Paul Clause, now at home recovering from a mild stroke which has affected her vision.
• Ed Gimber, who recently had fluid tapped from his lung which contained cancer cells; Ed is on continuous oxygen and is awaiting further tests.
• Jack, battling throat cancer; Jack is recovering from surgery this past Tuesday to remove his voice box and is now awaiting further test results.
• Tom Catchpole, awaiting tests on his stomach and pancreas.
• others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Maureen Mooney; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Marthie; Nancy Swinyard; Dolly Petith; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Jan; Faity Tuttle; Tom Saulpaugh; Sara Schubert; Bert Beach; Bea Post; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Paul Varga. 
• others battling or recovering from cancer, especially 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;  Dick and Bev Van Alstyne,  flying home from Florida this coming Thursday.
• 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.

 

A HUGE THANK-YOU to all who helped serve 145 people at the St. Luke's Outreach Community Dinner March 26, and a special thanks the KRC Youth Group.

 

The next performance of the Concerts in the Village series will be presented at Kinderhook Reformed Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. The 45-plus member chorus, now known as the Broad Street Chorale (BSC), we will once again contribute to or 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 members of the Albany, Glimmerglass, and other regional orchestras, and distinguished independent performers.  Among these will be a number of players pleased to be returning to Kinderhook:  Liz Silver, Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, Susan St. Amour, Jay Shulman, Robert Zimmerman, Sharon Levin, Beth Chinery, Karen Hosmer, Nathaniel Fossner, and Graham Schultz (organist), Please be watching for additional details about this concert, which is certain to be another outstanding and inspiring musical outreach by KRC.


OFFICE, EMAIL, WEBSITE,  AND FAX INFORMATION 
Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net
Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com
Rev. Rudy is scheduled to be in his church office
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 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 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 2013-2014 CONSISTORY

  Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

Jane Deane – ’14,  Christian Education   758-7051
Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family   758-6640
Derick Latorre – ’14,  Stewardship    610-8090
Patrice Lyons – ’13,  Outreach  758-8400

                                                   Elders
Dawn Tuttle – ’13,  Worship   758-6031
Maureen Mooney – ’14,  Outreach / Clerk    210-6079
Dawn Van Buren – ’13,  Cemetery / VP of Consistory  758-7564
Bob Wildermuth –’14,  Personnel / Pastoral Relations      828-0690

                John Schubert, Chairman, Classis Financial Committee

                                                  KRC STAFF
                      KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant     
                    Paul Clause – 859-4158                   Liz Carroll – 758-6034
    Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton
    Greg Clause – 369-8472, 758-1338

 COMING EVENTS
Today, Sun.,  April 7
   8:30 am  Early Worship Service
     10:00 am  Worship Service – Rev. McCrossan preaching
                           Children's Sunday School in recess.
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes:
                1st John study group meets in the classroom opposite the office.
                Romans study group meets in the main floor conference room.
Mon., April 8
  6:45 -  Outreach Ministry meets.
Tues., April 9
       7:00 – 8:30 pm  P.R.A.Y. Youth group, session 10
Thur, April 11
  9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC - Chip Ingram study,                
          Living on the Edge – Dare to Experience True Spirituality    
  10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Fri.,   April 12    
        9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room
        9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets opposite KRC office
Sun., April 14
        8:30 am  Early Worship Service
     10:00 am  Communion Sunday Worship Service
                      Children's Sunday School resumes.
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes:
                1st John study group meets in the classroom opposite the office.
                Romans study group meets in the main floor conference room.
Mon., April 15
  6:30 pm – Consistory meets.
Tues., April 16
   7:00 – 8:30 pm  P.R.A.Y. Youth Group, session 11

                    Servers Next Sunday, April 14, 2013
Ushers:  Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett,
Greeter(s):  Dawn Tuttle
                   

 

 

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