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Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Service for August 11, 2013, Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

A WARM WELCOME TO VISITORS

You are invited to sign our Guest Book at the church entrance and to fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.  We would like to get to know you better, and all are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments at the Lemonade Stand hosted by Maureen Mooney on the front lawn following Worship.

 

Ushers:  Sal Alessi, Derick LaTorre, Steve Shpur, Ken Sutherland

Greeter(s):  Sue Patterson

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

 

CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Prelude                              

  Welcome and Announcements

  Call to Worship (Responsive)  Adapted from Psalm 27

     The Lord is our light and our salvation; whom shall we fear?
                The Lord is the stronghold of our lives; of whom shall we be afraid?
     The Lord will protect us and guide us.
                Let us gladly offer ourselves before our God with shouts of joy;

              let us sing praises to the Lord, our God. Amen!

*Morning Praise #96                                                                           Praise Him, Praise Him
  Litany of Confession
     Like a shepherd with his sheep, Jesus calls us his own.
                But we do not always hear.
     Jesus calls us to follow him,
                Yet we prefer to make our own way.
     Jesus offers eternal life,

Yet we choose our worldly attachments.  Loving Messiah, whose  knowledge of God surpasses any of ours,  whose unity with God shows us God’s presence with us, forgive us when we do not follow you. Give us ears to hear your loving call, that we might be made one with you. Amen.

  Morning Prayer

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                                  John 10:22-30 (p. 760)

  Message                                                   "Don't Count Sheep.  Talk to the Shepherd!"

  Prayer of Thanks

  Testimony

  Presentation of Tithes and Offerings/Offertory       

*Doxology (#809) and Prayer of Blessing

  Intercessory Prayer

  Song of Devotion #330                              The Lord's My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want

*Benediction, Blessing, and Response Hymn         My Friends May you Go 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                                  

 

Kindly pick up your mid-year contribution statement

now available on the back table of the sanctuary.

 Statements are in alphabetical order for your convenience.

 

* Coins for Compassion Boxes

may be placed in the offering plate on any Sunday. *

 

Seeking Singers for

Community Church Choir

Rehearsal Place: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Choir Loft, Valatie, NY

Rehearsal Start Date: 12:30 pm Today, August 11, 2013

       We’re seeking singers for a one-time Community Church Choir event. This choir will be part of a Christian Music Night that will be held the Valatie Community Theater September 7, 2013, at 8:00 pm. Additional Christian music will be performed by other groups that night, so our Community Church Choir members will be both participants and audience.

       The choir (Soprano-Alto-Tenor-Bass) will be directed by Ted Fiebke, choir-director at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. The first rehearsal will be TODAY at 12:30 pm in St. Luke’s choir loft. Additional rehearsal dates and times will be planned at that time.

       Join us for a time of singing, fellowship, and fun.  After each rehearsal, refreshments will be provided.

 

~UPDATE ON CCRM SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVEAWAY~

The youth group sorted and loaded up the school supplies for delivery to CCRM, and the KRC congregation was very generous this year:

  68 glue sticks & bottles 18 boxes of crayons                   22 pairs scissors

  42 large erasers              9 asst multi packs of erasers  169 markers & highlighters

131 pens                         15 rulers                                    162 colored pencils

408 pencils                      18 packs loose leaf paper           51 pocket folders

    6 binders                     12 pencil sharpeners                   55 spiral notebooks

  41 composition books     5 calculators                              12 misc office supplies

That's a total of 1244+ school items to fill up backpacks at the mission - thanks to all who contributed.

 
~PLEASE NOTE THESE DATES~

  SEPTEMBER 8    Last Sunday of joint summer Worship Services

  9:00 am  - Communion Worship Service

10:30 am - Brunch and Consistory Ministry Reports.  We are looking for donations of food items for the brunch.  If you are able to contribute an item to help fill out the menu, please sign up at the back table. Hot food dishes must be completely cooked before they arrive at the church, and the kitchen staff will keep them warm and ready to serve.

SEPTEMBER 15 

  8:30 am - Early Worship Service Resumes

10:00 am - Worship Service, Children’s Sunday School Resumes

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO PICK UP FROM THE BACK TABLE:

● General Synod Update from Tom De Vries, RCA General Secretary

● Information on the reopening this coming fall of Faith Christian Academy, Pre-school through Grade 12,  administered by  the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Stottville

 

To the Congregation,

     Ever aware that the parsonage of the Kinderhook Reformed Church is our responsibility, the Consistory has agreed to have the over-forty-year- old windows replaced with all new doubled pane and energy efficient windows.  This is a very large expenditure, but a necessary one.  If anyone would like to help defray the cost of this major renovation project, please see Paul Clause or place a designated gift in the weekly offering plate marked "Parsonage Windows".

                                                                                   In His Name and In His Service,

                                                                                   The Consistory of KRC

 
"THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the main floor classroom opposite the church office, and we warmly welcome you to join us. We are creating new plans and new items for the 2013 KRC Bazaar, and OUR GROUP IS NOW LOOKING FOR OLD TEACUPS WITH SAUCERS, AND FOR SMALL DECORATIVE MASON JARS (lids not needed) TO USE IN MAKING SOY CANDLES.

 

KRC GUIDED TOURS

The church will opened for guided tours from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday mornings beginning August 3 through October 12. If you are willing to volunteer as a tour guide, help-sheets for noting points of interest within the sanctuary, recording the number of visitors, and opening and closing the church building are available to assist you in providing this outreach ministry.  If this appeals to you as a way to serve the Lord, please contact Jane Deane, 758-7051.

 

If you are willing to reserve Saturday, October 5, 2013 on your calendar for participating in the ministry of packaging 10,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Program at Ghent Reformed Church, please sign on the sheet provided on the back table. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a short time of devotions, followed by a brief gathering to learn about world hunger and the true blessings we have in our small community. Lunch is at noon, and the meal packaging process, which should take only about an hour and a half, will begin at 1:00 pm.

 

SEA TO SEA - BIKE RIDE TO END  POVERTY
 

Rev. Joanna Tipple, former pastor at the Livingston Memorial Church in Linlithgo, is participating in a 3900 mile, 9-week bicycle ride which began June 21 in Los Angeles, and will end in New York City. Hosted by the Reformed Church in America, Partners Worldwide, and the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee/World Renew - an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America - the ride endeavors  to raise awareness of poverty and respond to the need.  Joanna will commit to raising $5,000, and is appealing to friends and relatives for pledges and prayers.  You can donate to help her reach her personal goal at  Additional information about Sea-to-Sea may be found on the back table.

 Weight Watchers will hold an OPEN HOUSE at 9:30 am THIS COMING FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, in KRC’s Fellowship Room.  Come and see what Weight Watchers is all about; there will be no charge, and Weight Watchers refreshments will be served.  The new Weight Watchers session will begin on Friday, September 6.  If anyone has any questions, please call the church office or Dawn Van Buren.

 HAPPY AUGUST BIRTHDAY!

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

im Dunham (7th), Carly Rippel (13th), Robert Bailey (15th), Dolly Petith (18th), Kathryn Hart (18th), Alan Dick (24th), Suzy Nieman (27th,), Thomas Carroll (28th), Melissa Welcome (28th), Erika Johnson (31st)

  

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

KRC’s 2013 Consistory members; KRC’s administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members.
those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith;
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
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 & 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 violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: the sister-in-law of Elize and Rudy Visser, grieving the death of her father; those grieving the loss of Joel Alan.  
Fred Barrelli, awaiting test results.
Joan Van Alstyne.
Ruth Edge, recovering from a virus.
Nancy Baker's mom, Vicki Metzger, much improved after being hospitalized recently with congestive heart failure and other life-threatening issues.  Many thanks for all of your prayers, and please continue to pray for Vicki's full recovery.
The O'Neil family, with both father and son dealing with multiple heath issues.
Carol, Diane Morgan's cousin, who has regressed and is again legally blind in one eye.  Pray that additional treatments will help to reverse this condition.
Dan McNeil, awaiting the results of a throat biopsy.
others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care:  Haley Hickman’s grandfather; Kevin; Debbie; Sue; Jean; Rose; Barb; Craig Johnson; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Liz Carroll; Martha, friend of Noreen Dick; Jeannie Dunbar; Joe McCormick; Joan Clause; Paul Varga; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Maureen Mooney; Faity Tuttle.
Peter, just retired, now diagnosed with terminal cancer and given 1 month to live.  Remember also his wife, Carol, dealing with this devastating news.
others battling or recovering from cancer, especially Mary Ann Holmes; Tom Kennedy; Charlie Roppolo; Barbette Leclair; Paul Varga’s friend; John Warren; Patti and Diane; Uncle Tony; Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Jill Shpur; Rosanne; Connie; Sal Alessi; Tom Saulpaugh; Donna Scalera.
those who are traveling/vacationing: Kristie Hacker, daughter of Jean Hacker, and Kristie's husband, Isaac, honeymooning in Turkey; Florence Rivera and daughters, Angie and Chris;   John and Isabelle Bosquet-Morra.
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: the Lamont Family; the Richard Family; the Crawford Family; Jonathan, dealing with difficult personal issues; Olivia, that God will give her peace and guidance; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out difficult decisions; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan.
residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren.

 
REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR

Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision. 
all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, and working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
Claudia March’s friend, Karen, now 1-year addiction-free.
Safe experiences and travels for William and Thomas Carroll, recently in West Virginia  attending a Scout Jamboree.
Carly Rippel's personal testimony in Worship last Sunday of the healing that has taken place in her ability to speak after having lost her voice 7 month ago following a viral illness.  Carly and her family have felt strongly and are very appreciative of your prayer support over these difficult months
His blessings of family, friends, and all the provisions for our basic life needs.
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

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.  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.

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.  Foods that are always popular and needed are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti sauce; pasta; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice; cake & brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the front and side entryways of the church.

 
Dear KRC Family,
     Here is an update from the counselors who worked with the children you supported to attend camp this summer. Their mother was very appreciative. Please feel free to share with everyone and to keep these children in prayer.  
                                                                                         Marion Leggett
                                                                                         Camp Pinnacle
Manijah & Myaijah (14 and 12 yrs. Old)

       When the girls first came to camp, they were pretty guarded. Maniyah was a little defiant and outspoken at times, and she told me that she wanted to go home. Maniyah called home, but her mom told her to stay and give it a try.

       Both Maniyah and Myaijah warmed up toward the end of the week and were glad that they came. Definite seeds were planted for Christ, and I see a lot of potential in these girls. No decisions were made, but I could see a change from Sunday to Friday.  Thankfully and surprisingly, they both had a good week.

Melquan (9 1/2 years old)

       Melquan began getting excited about prayer. He is very inquisitive and loves learning and growing. He would often say, “Can I pray tonight?” and ”I hope everyone stays till Friday.”

       Melquan is an awesome kid and grew a lot. He definitely grew a lot knowing that he was safe and in a loving environment.

KRC’s share of support is $5,788 this year 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 $85.12.  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. All contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.”

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.  During the summer months, those of you who are gardeners are invited to arrange and display your own garden flowers on a Sunday of your choice.  If you are interested in providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564.

 

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.

 

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 / KRC Treasurer   376-1882

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, August 11

      9:00 am  Worship Service

    10:15 am  Adult Sunday School classes – Main floor conference and class rooms

    12:30 pm  Community Church Choir rehearsal, St Luke’s Lutheran choir loft

                    Please note:  8:30 am and 10 am Worship services will combine                    

                                 and meet at 9 am through September 8.

Mon., August 12

     6:30 Consistory meets

Tues., August 13

     7:00 pm  Youth Group meets

Thur, August 15

9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC
       Please join us as we continue our study of the book of Revelation.

    10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri.,   August 16

      9:30 am  Weight Watchers Free Open House, KRC Fellowship Room

      9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such Crafts Group meets opposite KRC office

Sat.,   August 17 
    10:00 am to Noon – Free guided tours, KRC’s sanctuary, Saturdays through 8/12

Sun.,  August 18

      9:00 am  Worship Service

    10:15 am  Adult Sunday School classes – Main floor conference and class rooms

Mon., August 19

      6:45 Outreach Ministry meets

Fri.,   September 6

      9:30 am  Weight Watchers new session begins, KRC Fellowship Room

      9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such Crafts Group meets opposite KRC office

Sun., September  8

      9:00 am  Communion Worship Service followed by brunch and

              Ministry reports from Consistory, KRC Fellowship Room

   Please note:  September 8 is the last Sunday of joint summer Worship Services.

           Children’s Sunday School resumes at 10 a.m. Sunday, September 15.

Sun., September 15

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

    10:00 am  Worship Service - Children’s Sunday School resumes.

    11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes - Main floor conference and class rooms

 

Servers Next Sunday, August 18, 2013

       Ushers:  Sal Alessi, Derick LaTorre, Steve Shpur, Ken Sutherland

       Greeter(s):