Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Services

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

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. 

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship at our

Summer Lemonade Stand hosted by Donna Flansburg

on the front lawn of the church following today’s Worship Service.

 

9 A.M.  COMBINED CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

 

Ushers:  Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome

  Greeter(s): Arnie and Claudia March   

 Pre-school Nursery available downstairs.

 

  Prelude      

  Welcome, Announcements

Boldly Approaching our 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 wise and worshiping hearts.

*Hymn of Exaltation #11                                                       Glory Be to God the Father

  Invocation

  Call to Confession

Sin afflicts us all. We know what it is like, as Paul described it: to do the very thing we don't want to do, and not be able to do the good that we desire to do. Let us humbly and sincerely come before God for confession and repentance.

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

Merciful Savior, we confess that we have been ungrateful recipients of the vast treasure that is your holy scripture. We have heard your word but not obeyed it, believed the "right" things but not lived them, claimed to know you but not followed the life you modeled. You call us to trust, but we fail to loosen our grip of control. You invite us to abide, but we chase our own pursuits.  Forgive us, Lord. 

[Moment of personal Confession]

Lord God, forgive our idolatry;

forgive our refusal to give up lordship of our lives, our forgetfulness of your grace and faithfulness. You give the Sabbath for our rest, but we ignore it. Continue to call us back, and we thank you for never giving up on us.  Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon 

You have been forgiven by the unfailing mercy of Christ Jesus your Savior. Go, as beloved children of God, to love and serve the Lord.

      Thanks be to God. Amen.

 

We Come before God’s Open Word

  Prayer Hymn for Illumination #574 (vs. 1 & 3)   Lord Speak to Me That I May Speak

  Scripture                                                                                 Matthew 14:22-33 (p. 692)

  Message                                                                              “The Day I Begged the Lord”

  Prayer of Blessing 

Celebrating God

  Offering/Offertory

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer

O God, because we have been given so much, help us to give more. Because we are loved so much, give us the strength to love more.  Because we are accepted as we are, give us the grace to accept others without judgment or prejudice. We give ourselves and our gifts with grateful hearts. Amen.

  Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn of Prayer #574 (vs. 2 & 4)                         Lord Speak to Me That I May Speak

*Blessing, Benediction, 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

 

 

REACH WORK CAMP MISSION UPDATE FROM PATTI VARGA

       Praise God for the KRC youth and adults who were among the 450 or so students and adults who participated in the recent REACH work camp mission in Cairo.  This large group was broken into 50 crews that worked on 40-plus homes over the week.  General projects completed included painting complete houses and garages; installing ramps, porches, and railings; replacing roofs and floors; interior wall and ceiling repairs and painting; deck cleaning, repairing, staining, waterproofing, and caulking; yard work; and whatever else each house needed. Youth groups from 30 churches were present, including one from Alabama.        

       Many of the youth had been to a REACH camp before, and all of our youth who went are already set to go again next year.  They made new friends, learned new skills, and served our neighbors in Cairo well. The food was bad, 6:30 was really early to get up, and the shower situation left a lot to be desired; but, there was joy on every face each morning and night because we were there to serve in the name of Christ!

       Thanks to all for your prayers and support of this mission effort,     Patti

 

 

 

 

Dear members of the Kinderhook Reformed Church from Will Carroll,

       I am working with the KRC Cemetery Committee for my Eagle Project.  My project consists of designing and constructing the new Columbarium within the cemetery.  I will be installing the fence, which will define the perimeter of the Columbarium.  If you feel a calling to my project and would like to contribute to the Cemetery Fund, I would  greatly appreciate it.  Donations may be made to the KRC Cemetery Fund with "fence" in the memo.                          

                                                     Thanking you in the name of Jesus Christ, Will

 

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM

     This year, the First Presbyterian Church, Valatie, has started an outreach ministry to the children who were eligible to receive the free breakfast and lunch during the school year.  KRC was asked to assist with this ministry, and has committed to help on Fridays, August 15 and 29.  At least 4 other churches are assisting on other days. 

     Volunteers to help set up, cook, and serve are needed, and menus will be decided on a weekly basis.  Contributions of fresh fruit/veggies, juice, milk, and cookies are welcome.  There is a sign up sheet on the back table if you feel called to help with this short - term ministry. 

                                                                                  Thank you,    KRC Outreach Ministry

SON THE BACK TABLES

KRC QUARTER 2 CONTRIBUITION STATEMENTS – Please pick yours up today. 

SUMMER LUNCH OUTREACH PROGRAM VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEET  

VBS REGISTRATION FORMS & VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEETS   

NEW KRC DIRECTORY – A number of directories are still on the back table. They are labeled in alphabetical order by family name, and if you have not yet picked yours up, please remember to do so today.

● KRC CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE MINISTRIES – KRC’s administrative ministries are looking for additional members to assist them in fulfilling their designated functions, and you are urged to prayerfully consider participating in one of these ministries.  Sign-up sheets are available on the back table. 

COLUMBIA COUNTY ACTIVITY/DINING GUIDE BOOKLETS – Pick up your free copy today from the back table.

LKING AHEAD

KINDERHOOK & MUITZESKILL REFORMED CHURCHES’ VBS 2014

       VBS will run this summer at KRC from AUGUST 18th to 22nd, 9 am to Noon, with arrival and sign-in at 8:45 to 9 am daily.  We are 
very excited and busy making preparations for the SonTreasure Island theme! Set your sails for Shipwreck Bay! Visitors to SonTreasure 
Island are welcomed by the scent of exotic flowers, the taste of tropical fruits and the captivating sound of island music. But this is no 
ordinary tropical escape! There is treasure to be found here. More precious than gold, more lasting than diamonds, it is the greatest treasure of all - God’s love! At SonTreasure Island, treasure seekers will play island games, create colorful crafts, and enjoy tropical snacks. But more 
importantly, they will discover the rich treasure of God’s love through the life of Jesus.  
       We hope you'll be able to join us this year, and ask that you register your children as soon as possible to allow us to make the necessary arrangements, purchase supplies, etc.  Students ages 3 who are potty trained to those entering grade 8 are welcome to attend.  Students 
Grade 6 and above are allowed to be helpers if they would prefer to do that, however they still need a completed registration form in order 
to help. REGISTRATION FORMS AND VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEETS MAY BE FOUND ON THE BACK TABLE, AND REGISTRATION FORMS MAY ALSO BE PICKED UP AT THE CROSS EYED OWL GIFT SHOP.  Please return completed forms at your earliest convenience to either the church or the Cross Eyed Owl Gift Shop.   

        As always, there is no charge to attend VBS here in Kinderhook, but donations to help offset the cost are always welcome.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church or contact Patti Varga at any time.  We look forward to seeing many of you in August at SonTreasure Island VBS!

 

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR HEART AND 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

Compassion International, 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 PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith, especially: Brian, who is also experiencing disabling health issues; and Craig.
  • KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; VBS; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs. 
  • KRC’s 2014 Consistory members; KRC’s administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members.
  • our children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace.
  • survivors of warfare, terrorism, violence, and natural and other disasters worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassurance that he is in control.
  • our state and national 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.  
  • family and friends grieving the death of loved ones: Jhanet and her two children, ages 14 and 17, grieving the recent death of husband and father – Jhanet and her children are friends in South Africa of the Vissers; those grieving the death of John Deane, Sr., especially John and Jane Deane; those grieving the recent death of Mary Beth Gottshall; those grieving the recent loss of Bev VanAlstyne - pray especially for God's strength, reassurance, and peace for Dick at this very difficult time. 
  • Nancy Baker's mom, Vicky Metzger; Vicky's hip is broken, and she will undergo hip-replacement surgery as soon as possible.  Pray for Nancy as well as she makes decisions on how to best assist her mom at this time. 
  • Susan Lamont’s Aunt Sylvia, in Albany Med following a stroke.
  • Jane Smith, suffering chronic back pain and the unpleasant and sometimes debilitating side-effects of the medication being taken to manage it.  
  • others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness;  chronically ill; or in hospice care: A J, son of Susan Lamont; Jean Skipper; Phil Morse, brother of Kay Haber; Blanch Rogers, mother of Diane Morgan; Kate, sister of Maureen Mooney; Dawn Tuttle; Doris Schmieder; Baby Ellie LaTorre; Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; Maureen Mooney; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Paul Varga; Florence Rivera.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer: Glen; Karen; 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Bridget; Charlie Ropollo; Donna Scalera.
  • those facing challenges and difficult decisions: Jaime, dealing with a severe social anxiety disorder; Amber and others as they make their plans to attend college in the fall; pray that God will bless them with wisdom in all of the many challenges, choices, and decisions that they are facing; Cliff, desperately in need of prayers; Jean Brouwer and family; Christopher, Abby and Bill, Greg and Lisa, fighting addictions; Alex and his family; mothers and children who have had to leave their homes due to family violence; Christians, wherever they be, who are suffering persecution; Libby Little (FIND LIBBY’S JULY NEWSLETTER ON THE BACK TABLE.)
  • those who are traveling, especially Anna Marie Zietsman and Nancy Baker, both returning from Colorado; Maureen Mooney traveling in Ireland.
  • reassurance and peace for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
  • our residence-bound members Gordie Van Buren, Murray Leonardson, and Joan Van Alstyne.

 

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.
  • the encouraging report, based on recent tests, that Marlys Haughie will not require further medical evaluation for six months.
  • 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 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.
  • all His provisions for our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows His love to us, especially during difficult times .
  • the blessing of times in which families fellowship, grow, give support; and bond together.

 

HAPPY AUGUST BIRTHDAY !

Isabelle Bosquet-Morra (2nd), Sara Schubert (3rd), Jessica Alessi (5th),

Jim Dunham (7th), Carly Rippel (13th), Robert Bailey (15th),

 Dolly Petith (18th), Alan Dick (24th), Suzy Nieman (27th,)

Melissa Welcome (28th), Thomas Carroll (28th), Erika Johnson (31st)

 

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT 2014

KRC’s share of support this year is $5,728.14 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 $86.79.  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. That’s just a little over $4.00 per week for each week remaining in this year. All contributions for this purpose should be 
designated, “Classis Assessment.”  

 

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, 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 at anytime, call 859-4158.

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