KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE, AUGUST 23, 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.

 

9 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

All are invited to refreshments and fellowship at the Lemonade Stand hosted today by

Tana Thompson and Sara Hartman on the front lawn of the church following worship.

 

UshersTed Call, Jerry Flansburg, Glenn Warren, Chip Wood

  Greeter(s): VBS Students/Volunteers                Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

Flowers today are given in praise to God for all who worked to make VBS a success.

100 children attended the program this past week

 together with 20 teenage volunteer helpers and 25 staff members!

 

For those of you who would like to donate flower arrangements for the pulpit

in celebration of special occasions or in memory of loved ones,

please contact Dawn Van Buren.

 

 KRC family and friends are encouraged to volunteer as front-door greeters

 for our 9 a.m. combined summer worship service. 

A sign-up sheet for this purpose may be found on the back table of the sanctuary.

 

  Prelude                                    

  Announcements, Welcome, and God’s Greeting 

 

  Drawing Near To God

  Call to Worship

I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;

everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.

Let us worship God.

*Hymn #558                                                                             Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession

  Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon - VBS Song (Screen)  We All Fall Down

 

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Scripture                                                                                                     John 2:1-12 (p. 751)

  Message  

“Jesus stepped out of his humanity for a moment and into his divinity . . .

and his disciples believed.”

  Prayer of Thanks

Celebrating God

  Song of Thanks (Screen)                                                                                            It Is Good

  Offering and Offertory

  Doxology and Offertory Prayer (Unison)

Jesus, Son of God, you loved us, that we might know how to love.  You gave your life for us, that we might know how to give. You blessed us with life everlasting, that we might know how to bless. With thankful hearts, we present these offerings to you to be used to spread your Good News of grace.  Amen.

  Prayer Requests and The Lord's Prayer

  VBS Closing Song (Screen)                                                           God's Plan for You Is Jesus

*Benediction and Blessing

*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                            

 

                                                                                                 PLEASE NOTE          

 ~ WORSHIP SERVICE AND “FIRST FRIDAY” DINNER SCHEDULE CHANGES ~

THE 9 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, AND THE 10 A.M. COMMUNION WORSHIP SERVICE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, WILL BE COMBINED SERVICES.  KRC’S TWO-SERVICE SCHEDULE (8:30 AND 10 A.M.) AND 10 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL WILL BEGIN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20.

SEPTEMBER’S ”FIRST FRIDAY” FREE COMMUNITY DINNER WILL BE OFFERED THE SECOND FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, FOLLOWING THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

 

~ HUDSON RIVER BELLS TO PERFORM AT KRC SEPTEMBER 13~

Established in 1998 by its founding director, Kathy Boyer, Hudson River Bells is an intermediate/advanced level handbell choir with an intergenerational group of 14 bell ringers from the First Reformed Church of Athens, New York. The choir rings a 5-octave set of Malmark English handbells and choir chimes, and will be sharing their talents and the beauty of their instruments throughout our 10 am combined Communion Worship service on September 13.  A special presentation designed specifically to appeal to children will be included in the program, and you are encouraged to invite family and friends to attend with their children and grandchildren. In addition to our regular offering of gifts and tithes, a love offering will be taken as a thank-you to the Bells and to help them cover travel and other choir-related expenses.

~STOP HUNGER NOW FOOD-PACKAGING EVENT SEPTEMBER 26~
       Stop Hunger Now packages and ships food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global 
hunger in our lifetime.  Established in 1998, over 500,000 corporate, student, civic, and faith-based volunteers have been engaged 
to package meals, and over 180 million meals have been provided in 65 countries.  This year, 45 million meals will be packaged, 
and over $9 million in donated aid, mainly vitamins and medical supplies, will be shipped. Thousands of people each year are 
offered education about hunger and inspired to help end it.
       A STOP HUNGER NOW FOOD-PACKAGING EVENT IS AN UPLIFTING, IMMENSELY REWARDING EXPERIENCE OF EASY, 
HANDS-ON WORK, FUN, AND FELLOWSHIP THAT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!  A GROUP OF 40 TO 50 VOLUNTEERS (ANY 
AGE) CAN PACKAGE 10,000 MEALS IN JUST TWO HOURS.  WATCH THIS SPACE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE 
PACKAGING EVENT THAT WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, AT THE KINDERHOOK TOWN HALL (FORMERLY 
MARTIN H. GLYNN SCHOOL) ON CHURCH STREET IN VALATIE, AND PLAN TO LEND A HELPING HAND TO THIS 
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTRY. 
~INVITATION FROM THE HUDSON ALIGHT CENTER~

       Very few women who have had an abortion walk away from the experience unaffected. It was supposed to be a quick fix, the only way to take care of the "problem". But try as you may, the memory and pain won't stay buried.  Many women become upset or depressed on the anniversary of the abortion or due date. Many don't feel they deserve to have children. Many keep their feelings to themselves for years and guard against even thinking about their abortion.

       At the Alight Center in Hudson, we want you to know that you are not alone, and we want to help you find true freedom and forgiveness from the heartbreak of your past decision.  Please join us for an 8-week Bible study entitled Surrendering the Secret, designed for women who have experienced the pain of abortion. This study is led by women who have walked the same path as you, and who have found forgiveness and restoration in Jesus Christ.  Whether your abortion experience was one time or several times, whether it was last year or 40 years ago, this study will provide you with a confidential and supportive environment that facilitates your healing and brings a sense of peace and hope to your future.  The study begins in September. Please call us at 518-822-9008 for dates and locations.

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith,
  • KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: Vacation Bible School; KRC’s youth; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; First Friday and other outreach programs. 
  • KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace, especially Jason, beginning boot camp with some anxiety, that he will experience God's protection and be blessed with His strength, and reassurance; Tom Eastman, fulfilling a tour of military duty in Afghanistan.
  • survivors of warfare, terrorism, violence, and natural and other disasters.
  • 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.
  • children suffering poverty and hunger; abuse; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
  • families and friends grieving the death of loved ones, especially Floyd and Kay Haber, family, and friends grieving the recent loss of Floyd’s brother, Bob Haber;
  • Judy Simmons, a neighbor of Barbara Vosburgh, and her daughter, Suzanne. Judy lost her husband earlier this year, and she has just received word that Suzanne has had surgery for a ruptured aorta. Judy is preparing for another drive to Florida by herself to care for her daughter.  Please pray for a good recovery for Suzanne and a safe trip for Judy.
  • Ruth Edge, recovering from recent surgeries to relieve pressure and bleeding from a hematoma on the brain, an injury caused, most likely, from a fall. Please continue your prayers for a full recovery for Ruth.
  • Ed Van Kampen, pastor of Nassau Reformed Church, and his wife, Janet.  Ed is recovering from  heart surgery; pray for complete healing without complications.
  • Chris Howard, dealing with colon cancer, and his ten-year-old son, Jonah, dealing with leukemia. Praise God, Jonah is currently cancer-free.  Pray for complete and permanent healing for Jonah and his father, and for God's strength, reassurance, and peace for the entire family. 
  • T.J. Vooris, suffering stage 4 cancer and expected to survive only six months or less.  Pray that God will make his presence known to T.J. and bless him with physical comfort and spiritual health and peace as he nears the end of his life.
  • others in hospice care or battling or recovering from cancer: Zoe Covey; Elizabeth Clinton; Donna Scalera; Susan Lamont's sister; a friend of Erika Johnson; Bill Metzger, brother of Nancy Baker; Cheryl Johnson; Diane, friend of Cricket Warren; Jack; Bob Mellott; Marlene; Daniel; Andy; Lucy; Rodrigo; Jean.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: AJ, son of Susan and Cliff; Rick Skiermont; Carly Rippel; Cidney Rippel; Ted Tuttle; Noreen Kennedy; Merrill Johnson; Jean Skipper; Florence Rivera; Steve Shpur; Stacey Baker; Harriet Stockhoff; John Bowen; Floyd Haber; Art Gross; Alan Dick; Paul Varga; Jane Smith; Blanche Rogers; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie Maul.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Bill and Abby; Craig Johnson; Greg L;  16-year-old teenager, 3-months pregnant, whose unborn baby has an irregular heartbeat and may not survive; Dana, mother and caretaker of her 2-year-old daughter; Kevin and family, in crisis; Caleb; Vince Beaudoin; Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; Libby Little – Copies of Libby’s August schedule are now available on the back tablethose facing the challenges of graduation, beginning a higher level of education, or seeking a career - pray that God will bless them with wisdom in all of the many choices and decisions they face.
  • reassurance, peace, and dignity for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
  • Residence-bound members Murray Leonardson, Doris Schmieder, 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 859-4158.

REMEMBER TO 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 happy news that Steve Shpur is finally home after 3½ months in the hospital!
  • the good report that Pastor Rudy has recovered well from a recent successful medical procedure.
  • all His provisions for our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows His love to us, especially during difficult times.
  • 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.

 

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

 

 

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,), Jean Dunbar (27th)

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

 

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.

On Mondays, and for immediate assistance at any time, call 859-4158.

Church Phone  758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

 

                            KRC 2015 CONSISTORY

                    Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                                      Deacons

Liz Carroll – ’16,  Clerk of Consistory / Outreach /CITV Committee     758-6034

Noreen Dick ’15Church Family    758-6640

Derick LaTorre ’16,  KRC Treasurer / Stewardship /

                                        Cemetery   376-1882

Barbara Vosburgh ’15,  Property   758-6512

                                                                                     Elders
            Merrill Johnson – ‘16,  Worship       828-6726
            Patrice Lyons – ‘16,  Outreach    758-8400

Dawn Van Buren – ‘15,  Personnel / Pastoral Care    758-7564

Patti Varga ’15  Consistory Vice President /Christian Education / Classis Delegate     392-4771

 

                                                     KRC STAFF

                 KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant     

              Paul Clause – 859-4158                   Liz Carroll – 758-6034

                                  Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton

                                           Greg Clause – 369-8472

 

 

                                     COMING EVENTS

Today, August 23 

         9:00 am  Combined Worship Service

       10:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Mon., August 24  

         6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets

Tues., August 25

         7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Thur., August 27

      9:00 am  Small Group Bible Study meets

       10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Saturdays through September

       10:00 am – Noon  Free Guided Historic Tours, KRC Sanctuary

Sun.,,   August 30 

         9:00 am  Combined Worship Service

       10:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Fri.,   September 4

Please Note: “First Friday” community dinner postponed until September 11.

Sun.,  September 6

         9:00 am  Combined Worship Service – Perry Jones, Guest Preacher

       10:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Fri.,  September 11

         5:30 pm  Doors open for “Second Friday” free community dinner

         6:00 pm  Dinner served

         7:00 pm  After-dinner activity and fellowship

Sun., September 13

       10:00 am  Combined Communion Worship Service

    Hudson River Bell Ringers will be performing in the 10 am service.   

       11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Sun., September 20

         8:30 am  Early Worship Service

       10:00 am  Worship Service and Opening of Sunday School

       11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Sat., September 26

                      Stop Hunger Now food packaging event.

                        Watch this space for additional details.

 

Servers Next Sunday, August 30, 2015

       Ushers:  Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Glenn Warren, Chip Wood

       Greeter(s):  Donna Rhodes and Mike Deegan

       Lemonade Stand Host(s):  Joy Bertram

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SUN
Summer Worship Service
9:00 AM
Summer combined worship service for all ages.
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MON
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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TUE
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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WED
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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THU
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
Small Group Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bible Study Group
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FRI
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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