Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Services

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Sunday, August 31, 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 Dawn Van Buren

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): Patrice Lyons   

 Pre-school Nursery available downstairs.

 

  Prelude                                                                                                       The Love of God                                                                             

  Welcome, Announcements

  God’s Greeting

Boldly Approaching our God

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  From Psalm 107, The Message

Oh, thank God - he's so good! His love never runs out.

     Thank God for his marvelous love,

     for his miracle-mercy to the children he loves.

All of you set free by God, tell the world!

     Thank God for his marvelous love,

     for his miracle-mercy to the children he loves.

Offer thanksgiving sacrifices to God, tell the world what he's done - sing it out!

     Thank God for his marvelous love,

     for his miracle-mercy to the children he loves.

Lift high your praises when the people assemble, shout Hallelujah!

     Thank God for his marvelous love,

     for his miracle-mercy to the children he loves.   Hallelujah!

*Hymn of Praise #20                                                           Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

  Call to Confession  Based on portions of Psalms 77 and 78 , The Message

Will the Lord walk off and leave us in our sin for good? Will he never smile at us again? Have we worn his love threadbare? Has God’s salvation-promise burned out? Has he angrily stalked off and left us?  No! God is compassionate! When we turn to him, he reins in his anger, restrains his considerable wrath, and forgives.  Knowing this, let us turn to him, and freely confess our sin.

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

Lord, you showed us true humility by becoming one of us, yet we continue to practice pride. You cried over us in our distress, yet we rush carelessly past the pain of others. You loved those who were weak, despised, or cast out, yet we often love and admire only those who are strong, respected, or popular. You freely forgave and healed, yet we hold grudges and cause pain. You lived a holy life, yet we do not yearn for righteousness. You were mocked, whipped, and killed for us, yet we often deny you. You call us to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, yet we often disregard your call to minister to the needs of others. You prayed that we who believe in you should be united with each other, yet we dwell on the differences that separate us. Forgive us, Lord, so that we will come together in love and shine with your glory.

 [Moment of Silent Confession]

  Prayer Chorus for Unity in Love #690                                                Bind Us Together   

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)  From 1 John 1:5, 7

“This is the message we have heard from God and proclaim to you, that God is light and in God there is no darkness at all. If we walk in the light, as God is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”

       Thanks be to God! Amen!

We Come before God’s Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture                                                                                 Romans 12:9-21 (p. 803-4)

  Message                                                                               “Living in True Community”

  Prayer of Blessing 

Celebrating God

 

  Offering/Offertory                                                   How Priceless Your Unfailing Love                    

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer (Unison)

We bring you these gifts, O God, from what we have first received from you. Use them, we pray, to enable the ministries of this church to flourish as we together serve each other and our neighbors, both near and far away, by showing love and doing mercy. Amen.

  Prayer Requests and Pastoral Prayer

*Prayer Hymn #593                                                                                    The Gift of Love

*Blessing, Benediction, and Response Hymn                       By the Gift of God’s Grace

By the gift of God’s grace may your burdens be light, and your heart with his love be aglow.

May your spirit be glad, may your soul be at rest,

and may Christ grant you peace as you go.  Amen.

  Postlude                                                                                                   Bind Us Together

 

~HAPPENING NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7~

 

  • Worship services at 8:30 and 10 a.m. begin again. Communion will be observed at both services next week.
  • KRC Children’s Sunday School “Kickoff” during 10 a.m. Worship

 

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 will be updating us on Christar and 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 given during worship services on November 2, including testimonies of congregants who sponsor children through Compassion.

 

 The Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery is sponsoring a BROOKS BAR-B-CUE again this year in early October. Full dinners are $11, and advance tickets will be available soon from members of the Cemetery Committee.  All proceeds from the BBQ will go toward operation and maintenance of the cemetery grounds, an increasingly costly ministry to our community.  WATCH FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS IN UPCOMING BULLETINS.

KINDERHOOK & MUITZESKILL REFORMED CHURCHES’ VBS 2014

Our recent SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School 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! 

 

       MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR ONGOING GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.  IN JUNE, THE PANTRY SERVED 313 PEOPLE REPRESENTING 86 FAMILIES. THOSE SERVED INCLUDED 53 HANDICAPPED/SENIORS, 137 ADULTS, AND 123 CHILDEN.

       Donations of cake and brownie mixes would be especially appreciated at this time; however, other non-perishable foods always popular at the Pantry are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti/spaghetti sauce; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the entryways of the church. Please note that the Pantry will be closed September 1. 

 

ON THE BACK TABLE

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.

 

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.
  • Andrew McDermott, grandfather of one of our VBS students, who suffered a heart attack following recent surgery for cancer.
  • Joan Clause, recovering from a recent fall in which she suffered a skull fracture in the orbital socket of her right eye, severe bruising, and cuts to her nose. Praise God, the skull bone was not depressed, and there was no brain injury, loss of consciousness, or concussion.  Please pray for a full recovery without complications for Joan as healing takes place over the next 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Maureen Mooney, recovering from broken ribs suffered in a recent fall.  Please pray for speedy healing for Maureen.
  • 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: Alex and his family; 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; Christopher, Abby and Bill, Greg and Lisa, fighting addictions; Christians, wherever they be, who are suffering persecution; Libby Little
  • 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. 

 

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

 


 

WORKING TOGETHER TO END WORLD HUNGER.


   Around the world, more than 868 million people lack adequate food, and more than 25.000 die each day from hunger related illnesses.

 

   Stop Hunger Now meal packing events are volunteer based programs that compile highly nutritious dehydrated meals of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring and 21 essential vitamins and minerals.  Stop Hunger Now provides millions of nutritious meals and other life saving aid to children and families all over the world.  Stop Huger Now collaborates with existing development efforts in vulnerable communities to provide meals to places such as schools, orphanages, nurseries and medical clinics.  Each meal costs just 25 cents and a group of 60 volunteers can package 15,000 meals in just 2 hours.  That's where you come in!

OUR GOAL IS 15,000 MEALS!

 


 For 2014 our goal at the Kinderhook Reformed Church is 15,000 meals!  That means 2 things:

  1.  We need 15,000 quarters ($3,750) to pay for the meals.

  2.  We need  at least 60 volunteers, unloaders & food packers of all ages to complete this mission!

WE NEED YOU!

  Our packing event will be held September 27, 2014 at 1 pm.  You and your church or organization can help raise funds and/or participate in the packing day!  Please join us as we gather together with STOP HUNGER NOW to be the hands and feet of Christ in this mission to feed the hungry!  For more information or to sign up to volunteer please contact the church at 518-758-6401 or krc@fairpoint.net   (Please send any funds raised to the church by September 15th so that we may confirm the number of meals we will be packing on the 27th!  If we raise more money we can pack more meals!)

 

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)

 

 

~A THANK-YOU TO WEE CARE MINISTRY~

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

 

 

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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