Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Services

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Sunday, August 24, 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 ourSummer Lemonade Stand hosted by Melissa and Andrew Welcome

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

 

9 A.M.  COMBINED CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

Ushers:  Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett

  Greeter(s): Diane Morgan   

 Pre-school Nursery available downstairs.

 

    Prelude            

    Welcome, Announcements

Boldly Approaching our God

    Call to Worship  (Responsive)

God is our stronghold in times of trouble.
       We know your name, O God, and put our trust in you.
Sing praises and declare God’s deeds among the peoples!
       You have not forgotten us, and we rejoice in your deliverance.
Rise up, O Lord! Do not let mortals prevail, but let us be judged before you.
       Put us in fear, O Lord; let us know that we are only human.

       Alleluia! Amen!

*Hymn of Worship and Praise #10                                                    Glorify Your Name

  VBS Song

  Call to Confession

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Come, therefore, let us confess the ways we have acted without integrity. Let us confess and be true to ourselves in God, so that we may know ourselves forgiven. 

Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us. According to your abundant mercy blot out our transgressions. Wash us thoroughly from our iniquity, and cleanse us from our sin. For we know our transgressions, and our sin is ever before us. Against you, you alone, have we sinned, and done what is evil in your sight. You are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within us. Hear us now as we confess to you in silence.

 [Moment of Silent Confession]

Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)

The mercy of the Lord is everlasting. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, we know that God's face shines on us and we are indeed forgiven. 

       Thanks be to God! Amen!

 

We Come before God’s Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture                                                                                 Matthew 13:44-46 (p. 691)

  Message                                                                     What to Do with My Treasure?

  Prayer of Blessing 

Celebrating God

 

  Offering/Offertory

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer (Unison)

You have blessed us with every good gift, generous God. Our hearts overflow with joy and love for the privilege of walking with you and being called your own. Receive these gifts, we pray, as our faithful and grateful response to your gifts of grace and mercy in our lives. Amen.

  Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

  VBS Feedback

  VBS Song

*Hymn of Thanks #496 (2x)                                     Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart

*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

 

 

 

KINDERHOOK & MUITZESKILL REFORMED CHURCHES’ VBS 2014

SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School this past week was a huge success, with close to 100 children attending daily.  The spiritual theme of the program was “Treasure more precious than gold, more lasting than diamonds, the greatest treasure of all - the eternal treasure 
of God’s love through the life of Jesus!” This life-changing Biblical message was reinforced with classroom instruction and stories, songs, 
island games, colorful crafts, and tasty tropical snacks, not to mention the amazing and exotic tropical setting created through the 
imagination, talent, and hard work of the VBS staff.  Praise God for all – students, teachers, helpers, coordinators - who participated in 
and enjoyed the rich blessings of this outreach ministry! 

 

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM

     This year, the First Presbyterian Church, Valatie, has started an outreach ministry to the children who were eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch during the school year.  KRC will assist with this ministry again this coming Friday, August 29. Volunteers to help set up, cook, and serve are needed, and 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.                                                                                

                                                                                    Thank you, KRC Outreach Ministry

 

 

ON THE BACK TABLE

 

 SUMMER LUNCH OUTREACH PROGRAM VOLUNTEER 8/29/14 SIGN-UP SHEET  

●  9/20/14 MEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, Baptist Church Of Northville, NY – information flyer  

NEW KRC DIRECTORY – Some 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.

“LET’S PRAY – Talking to God with the Words of the Bible” BOOKLETS – Pick up your free copy today from the back table.

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

~A THANK-YOU TO WEE CARE MINNISTRY~

Dear Wee Care,

       Thank you for your kind and generous donation of clothing items to the Family Birthplace.  They will be given, gratefully, to new parents with the arrival of their babies.  Your services are appreciated.

                      Thank you again, Family Birthplace Staff at Columbia Memorial Hospital

 

OUTREACH MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS UPCOMING EVENTS

     On Sunday, September 14, Betty Ann Steadwell, a missionary whom KRC helps to support, will attend and address both the 8:30 and 10 a.m. worship services. Betty Ann works with Christar International, and she will be updating us on Christar and on her involvement in its ministries.  Following the 11 a.m. worship service, Outreach will serve a light luncheon in the Fellowship Hall.

     Starting Friday, October 3, with a pot luck dinner, KRC plans to offer a once-a-month free meals program with an emphasis on providing a time of fellowship for those who usually eat alone.

     A Compassion International awareness program will be presented by Outreach on the weekend of November 1 and 2.  Compassion information will be displayed at the KRC Annual Bazaar on November 1, and a presentation will be made during the worship services on Sunday, November 2, which will include testimonies of congregants who sponsor children through Compassion.

 

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, 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

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR
  • Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision.
  • the happy news that John and Isabelle Bosque-Morra are home safely from their travels in Scandinavia and are back in worship with us once again.
  • the good report that Stacey Baker, now in Colorado to begin graduate studies, has found a safe place to stay until her lease starts September 1; please continue pray that she will make new friends quickly and assimilate with ease into her new life style.
  • 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.

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; 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 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, especially those in Iraq, other areas of the Middle East, and in our own country,  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: the Burke Family, grieving the sudden death of Peter Burke; the family of Meredith Sutherland, grieving the recent deaths of the husbands of both Meredith’s mother and her mother’s sister; Dan Joyce and family, grieving the recent death of wife and mother, Kathy Joyce; Jhanet and her two children, ages 14 and 17, grieving the death of husband and father – Jhanet & children are friends in South Africa of the Vissers.
  • Alan Dick, now on oxygen therapy; pray for Alan as he learns to adjust the application of the therapy so that it will be the most beneficial to his needs.
  • Jennifer and her unborn baby, facing health issues.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer: Edward Giordano; Glen; Karen; 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Bridget; Charlie Ropollo; Donna Scalera.
  • others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness;  chronically ill; or in hospice care: Vicky Metzger; Jane Smith; Susan Lamont’s Aunt Sylvia; 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 facing challenges and difficult decisions: Craig; 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.
  • 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. 

 

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)

 

The Baptist Church of Northville, NY Presents

Men’s Leadership Conference

“Enabling, Encouraging and Empowering”

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014

“ . . . and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”    I Timothy 2:2

The goal of this conference is to provide an affordable, reachable conference for development of faithful men in our local churches. We at BCON believe that our churches need more, stronger, and better-developed men in leadership to meet the growing challenges of the coming years. We believe that God has placed us where we are, and made us what we are, to help in that process.

Please register by September 10 by phone: 518-863-8001  

Registration Fee:  $10, including lunch, coffee, and snacks

7 sessions are scheduled, including:

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Get Set, Get Set . . .”

“Absolute Integrity”

“A Layman’s Guide to Teaching and Preaching”

For additional information about these and other sessions being offered, please pick up the flyer available on the back table.

The Baptist Church of Northville is located at 111 N. 1st Street, Northville, NY,

1 hour and 40 minutes northwest of Kinderhook on Great Sacandaga Lake.

 

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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                                           KRC 2014 CONSISTORY

 

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                                      Deacons

 

Jane Deane – ’14,  Outreach     758-7051

Noreen Dick ’15Church Family    758-6640

Derick Latorre ’14,  Stewardship / KRC Treasurer     376-1882

Barbara Vosburgh ’15,   Property     758-6512

 

                                                                                   Elders
        Maureen Mooney – ’14,  Outreach / Consistory Vice-President   210-6079
        Dawn Tuttle – ’15,  Worship / Personnel / Consistory Clerk  758-6031

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

Bob Wildermuth ’14,  Pastoral Relations   828-0690

            

                                                   KRC STAFF

                KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant     

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

                                    Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton

                                   Greg Clause – 369-8472, 758-1338X

COMING EVENTS

Today, August 24

         9:00 am  Combined Worship Service

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

Tues.,  August 26

         7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group  meets

Thur., August 28

        9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC

     Please join us as we continue our new Stonecroft Bible Study,

                             Living in God’s Will – A Guide to Decision-Making

       10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri.,    August  29

     KRC serves at Summer Lunch Program, 1st Presbyterian Church, Valatie

         Please Note:  Weight Watchers will not meet in the month of August.

Sun.,   August  31

         9:00 am  Last Combined Worship Service of the summer

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

Sun.,   September 7   8:30 and 10 am Worship Services Begin

         8:30 am  Early Communion Worship Service

       10:00 am  Communion Worship Service and Sunday School Kickoff  

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

Sun.,  September 14

         8:30 am  Early Worship Service

       10:00 am  Worship Service and Children’s Sunday School Classes

Please Note:

Betty Ann Steadwell, missionary with Christar International,

will address both services.

       11:00 am Outreach Ministry will serve a light lunch in the Fellowship Hall.

Fri.,    October 3  The first meal of KRC’s once-a-month free meals program

will be served in the KRC Fellowship Hall.

Please watch for additional details in upcoming bulletins.

Sat. and Sun., November 1 & 2  Compassion International Awareness Weekend

See additional details from Outreach Ministry in the bulletin.

 

Servers Next Sunday, August 31, 2014

       Ushers:  Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett

       Greeter(s):  Patrice Lyons

       Lemonade Stand Host(s):  Dawn Van Buren

 

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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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Vacation Bible School
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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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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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Vacation Bible School
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