Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Service for August 25, 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 Donna Flansburg on the front lawn following Worship.

 

Ushers:  Alan Dick, Merrill Johnson, Bob Wildermuth, Paul Zietsman

Greeter(s):

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

 

 

 

 

CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Prelude                              

  Welcome and Announcements

  God’s Greeting

 

DRAWING NEARER TO GOD

  Call to Worship (Responsive)

Father of glory and Architect of creation, blessed be your holy name!
     Son of God and Son of Man, Lord Jesus, we praise you!
Holy Spirit, Comforter and Counselor, we revel in your presence.
     Surround us now, Holy Three, as we gather.
     Draw us deep into the mystery and glory of your eternal community.

*Morning Praise Hymn #473                                      And Can It Be That I Should Gain

 

 

TURNING OUR HEARTS TO GOD

  Call to Confession

As we come to this place of prayer, let us come with open minds, willing to honestly confront our shortcomings;  and with open hearts, ready to receive God's forgiveness.

  Looking Inside and Prayer Of Confession  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 52

Why do I boast of my mischief all day long?
     My tongue is like a sharp razor and my mind plots destruction and deceit.

I am quick to hide my disobedience and guilt.
     My flesh loves evil more than good,

     and lying more than speaking the  truth.

My waywardness is wrenched in between you and me, O Lord.

     I so easily use words that humiliate and devour. 

I am wasting away my days with foolishness.

     Lord God, break down my pride,

     and snatch me from this - my worldly wrongdoing.

 

[Moment of silence]

 

Oh Lord, I will always trust in your unfailing love.     

     Through your grace and mercy shown, I am like an olive tree,

     thriving to your glory.
Because of your righteousness and forgiveness, I too can be victorious.

     I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done.
O God, we seek to trust in your steadfast love forever and ever,

and put aside our mischief.
     We will thank you forever because of what you have done. And in the    

     presence of the faithful, we proclaim your name, for it is good. Amen.

 

  Assurance of Pardon

God looks favorably upon those who seek him. He is quick to forgive.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you have been forgiven. Amen.

     God’s love is steadfast and true. In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!       

     Hallelujah, Amen.

ALLOWING GOD TO SHAPE US

Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                          1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 (p. 837)

  Message

          "Jesus Calls Us, Not to Live in Waiting Rooms, but to Wait in Living Rooms."

  Prayer of Thanks

  GIVING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES FOR GOD’S GLORY

  Call to the Presentation of Our Offering

God has blessed us with both spiritual and material gifts. As God has been generous with us, let us be generous and joyful givers.

  Offering/Offertory

*Doxology (#809) and Offertory Prayer (Unison)

O God, these plates contain but a portion of our thanksgiving. The remainder we offer through deeds of loving kindness, through service in the name of Christ, through enactment of the hope born of faithfulness. To the grace of your goodness we respond with gratitude, now and always, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  Prayer Requests

  Intercessory Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

  Closing Hymn  (Insert)                                                                        Jesus Calls Us o’re the Tumult

*Benediction, Blessing, 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                                  

 
A Bar-b-cue Lunch and Bake Sale on the church lawn, sponsored by KRC’s Outreach Ministry, is being planned for Saturday, September 14, the day of  the Kinderhook Village-Wide Yard Sale.   Please watch for more details about how you can offer donations of baked goods or other support for this event.
 
~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

 

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

 

 

 

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,  and the opening of the new “Pre-Schoolers Academy Daycare”, administered by the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Stottville

 
 
"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 invite 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.  If you enjoy craft activities, but are unable to meet with us on Friday mornings, please consult with Dawn Tuttle about how you may be able to contribute to the Bazaar by working from home on your own time schedule. 
 

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.

 
 
 

KRC GUIDED TOURS

The church will be open for guided tours from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday mornings 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.

 

~REPORT 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.

 

 

 

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), Kathryn Hart (18th), Alan Dick (24th), Suzy Nieman (27th,),

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

 

 
 
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.
the happy news of the birth last Sunday morning of Dave and Beth Ennis's second granddaughter, Brynn Kathryn. Kelly and the baby are doing great!
he good time had by the 7 KRC youth who attended the recent lock-in event.  Among other activities, the group enjoyed watching the film, The Ten Commandments.  Please keep these young people, leader Patti Varga, and assistant Loren Speer, in your prayers, that all may continue to grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
the good news that surgery, chemo, and radiation all went well for Steve Shpur's sister in law, Jill Shpur; Jill is most appreciative to have had your prayer support.
the great progress made by Joan Clause following a stroke nearly two years ago and hip replacement 8 weeks ago.  Joan is able to drive and to walk around home and limited distances elsewhere without a cane, and is returning more and more to her normal life routines.  Both her neurologist and her hip surgeon recently gave her the good news that they will not need to see her again for a year.    
the blessing of family, friends.
all His 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

 

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.
Gordie Van Buren, now recovering at home following hospitalization this past week. 
Char, Lori Kolb-Speer's sister, recovering from heart surgery this past Monday to remove a blockage. Pray also for husband, Tim, and family during this stressful time.
Jenny Kline, battling cancer that has partially paralyzed her from the chest down and severely limited her ability to accomplish basic life activities.  Pray also for husband, Steve, and children, Jon and Shelby, as they assist Jenny during this very difficult time.
Dunk, husband of a close friend of Florence Rivera, going into hospice care.  Please also remember Dunk’s wife at this trying time.
Jim, Florence Rivera’s cousin, diagnosed with Lyme disease; and Jim’s wife, Penny, diagnosed with breast cancer.
Dan McNeil, already battling prostate cancer, now diagnosed with an esophageal tumor and a spot on his lung. Dan underwent multiple pre-op tests this past week to determine if surgery to remove the tumor, scheduled for this coming Wednesday, can go forward.  Even if the surgery is a go, doctors are still not sure they will be able to remove the tumor due to Dan having had so many treatments over the years.  The surgeon will make the final decision during surgery on the 28th.  Please continue to pray for healing and comfort for Dan and wife, Linda, as well as for wisdom in making the many decisions necessary at this time.  
Susan Lavin, friend of Noreen Dick, facing surgery for a lung tumor.  This comes four years after her first surgery, and will be difficult according to her doctor.  Please keep Susan and husband, Ed, in your prayers during this stressful time.
others battling or recovering from cancer, especially Mary Ann Holmes; Tom Kennedy; Charlie Roppolo; Barbette Leclair; Paul Varga’s friend; Peter; John Warren; Patti and Diane; Uncle Tony; Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Rosanne; Connie; Sal Alessi; Tom Saulpaugh; Donna Scalera.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care:  Mr. O’Neil and son; Lucy Neubauer; Carol, Diane Morgan's cousin; Vicki Metzger, Nancy Baker’s mom; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Liz Carroll; Martha; Jeannie Dunbar; Joe McCormick; Paul Varga; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Maureen Mooney; Faity Tuttle.  
those who are traveling/vacationing: Kristie Hacker, daughter of Jean Hacker, and Kristie's husband, Isaac, honeymooning in Turkey;  John & Isabelle Bosquet-Morra.
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Joan Van Alstyne; 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.

 

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.

 

 

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.”

 

 

 

 

The KRC Cemetery Committee is pleased to announce the opening of Kinderhook Cemetery’s COLUMBARIUM, a portion of the cemetery specifically designed for cremation burials.  If you would like more information, please speak to Greg Clause, cemetery supervisor, or Jim Dunham, Cemetery Committee chairperson.

 

 

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.

 

 

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   -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 25

      9:00 am  Worship Service

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

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

                                 and meet at 9 am through September 8.

Tues., August 27

     7:00 pm  Youth Group meets

Thur, August 29

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 30

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

    11:30 am  Stewardship Ministry meets @ Florence Rivera’s home

Sat.,   August 31 
    10:00 am to Noon – Free guided tours, KRC’s sanctuary, Saturdays through 10/12

Sun., September  1

      9:00 am  Worship Service

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

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.

Sat.,  September 14 
    10:00 am to Noon – Free guided tours, KRC’s sanctuary, Saturdays through 10/12
    12 Noon – 2 pm  Outreach Ministry’s Bar-b-cue and Bake sale, KRC lawn

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

Mon., September 16

      6:30 Consistory meets

 

 

Servers Next Sunday, September 1, 2013

       Ushers:  Al Dick, Merrill Johnson, Bob Wildermuth, Paul Zietsman

       Greeter(s):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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