Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Services

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Sunday, August 3, 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:  Alan Dick, Merrill Johnson, Bob Wildermuth, Paul Zietsman

  Greeter(s): Barbara Vosburgh   

 Pre-school Nursery available downstairs.

David Smith, Guest Organist

 

  Prelude       Visione from Twelve Characteristic Pieces, Op. 156         J. Rheinberger

  Welcome, Announcements

Boldly Approaching our God

  Call to Worship (Responsive)  

Christ dwells among us and is one with us.

Highest of all creation, he lives among the least.

He journeys with the rejected and welcomes the weary.

Come now, all who thirst,

and drink the water of life.

Come now, all who hunger,

and be filled with good things.

Come now, all who fear,

and take comfort in Christ’s love and compassion.

*Hymn of Praise #514                                                  Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine

  Invocation

  Call to Confession  Based on Romans 5:8; Hebrews 4:16

The proof of Jesus’s amazing love is this: While we were sinners, he died for us. Trusting in his faithfulness and compassion, let us approach God’s throne of grace with boldness, confess our sin before him, and receive his mercy.

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

Merciful God, in your gracious presence we confess our sin and the sin of this world. Christ is among us as our peace, yet we cling to the values of a broken world and are a people divided against ourselves. The profits and pleasures we pursue lay waste the land and pollute the seas. The fears and jealousies that we harbor set neighbor against neighbor and nation against nation. We abuse your good gifts of imagination and freedom, of intellect and reason, and turn them into bonds of oppression. Lord, have mercy upon us; heal and forgive us. Set us free to serve you in the world as agents of your reconciling love in Jesus Christ. Amen.

 [Moment of Quiet Confession]

   Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)  Based on Acts 13:38; Ephesians 1:7

Through Jesus Christ, forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. In Christ we  have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to his compassion and the riches of his grace.

       Thanks be to God.

 

We Come before God’s Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture                                                                                Matthew 14:13-21 (p. 692)

  Message                                                    “The Extravagance of Jesus's Compassion”

  Prayer of Thanks

Celebrating God

  Communion

  Offering and Offertory              Trio III in a minor, Op. 49                    J. Rheinberger

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer (Unison)

Gracious God, you have given your only Son for us, and you have clothed us with his garments of salvation and holiness. Inspire us with your generosity. Teach us to give freely so that others may know of your abundance. Teach us to give gratefully so that others may know of your liberality. Teach us to give humbly so that others may know of your love and compassion. Amen.

  Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn of Testimony #491                                                   Jesus Is All the World to Me

*Blessing, Benediction, and Response Hymn    My Friends May You Grow in Grace

  Postlude                              Prelude and Fugue in D major                           G. F. Handel

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Donations to Capital City Rescue Mission’s Backpack Give-away Program

ARE DUE TODAY in the containers provided in the church entryway.

 

REACH WORK CAMP MISSION UPDATE FROM PATTI VARGA

       Praise God for the KRC youth and adults who were among the 450 or so students and adults who participated in the recent REACH work camp mission in Cairo.  This large group was broken into 50 crews that worked on 40-plus homes over the week.  General projects completed included painting complete houses and garages; installing ramps, porches, and railings; replacing roofs and floors; interior wall and ceiling repairs and painting; deck cleaning, repairing, staining, waterproofing, and caulking; yard work; and whatever else each house needed. Youth groups from 30 churches were present, including one from Alabama.        

       Many of the youth had been to a REACH camp before, and all of our youth who went are already set to go again next year.  They made new friends, learned new skills, and served our neighbors in Cairo well. The food was bad, 6:30 was really early to get up, and the shower situation left a lot to be desired; but, there was joy on every face each morning and night because we were there to serve in the name of Christ!

       Thanks to all for your prayers and support of this mission effort,     Patti

 

 

Dear members of the Kinderhook Reformed Church from Will Carroll,

       I am working with the KRC Cemetery Committee for my Eagle Project.  My project consists of designing and constructing the new Columbarium within the cemetery.  I will be installing the fence, which will define the perimeter of the Columbarium.  If you feel a calling to my project and would like to contribute to the Cemetery Fund, I would  greatly appreciate it.  Donations may be made to the KRC Cemetery Fund with "fence" in the memo.                          

                                                     Thanking you in the name of Jesus Christ, Will

 

~MINI-MARKET AND CHICKEN BARBECUE SATURDAY, AUGUST 9~
 

The Reformed Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will hold its Annual Mini-Market and Chicken Barbecue this coming Saturday, August 9. The church is located at the junction of Muitzeskill Road and Schodack Landing Road in the Town of Schodack. The Mini-Market will be open for business beginning at 9 a.m., and Chicken Barbecue will be served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., take-out or eat in the pavilion. No reservations required; the BBQ is offered on a first-come first-served basis, $12 for adults and $6 for kids under 12. For further information, call 732-2471.

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM

     This year, the Presbyterian Church has started an outreach ministry to the children who were eligible to receive the free breakfast and lunch during the school year.  KRC was asked to assist with this ministry, and has committed to help on Fridays, August 8, 15, and 29.  At least 4 other churches are assisting on other days. 

     So far we have several people to help set up, cook, and serve for the first week, and we will be serving chili, corn bread or muffins, fresh fruit, and milk.  Additional menus will be decided on a weekly basis.  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 with this short - term ministry. 

                                                                                  Thank you,    KRC Outreach Ministry

                                                                                                          

SON THE BACK TABLES

KRC QUARTER 2 CONTRIBUITION STATEMENTS – Please pick yours up today. 

SUMMER LUNCH OUTREACH PROGRAM VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEET  

VBS REGISTRATION FORMS & VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEETS   

NEW KRC DIRECTORY – A number of 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. 

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

 

LOOKING AHEAD

KINDERHOOK & MUITZESKILL REFORMED CHURCHES’ VBS 2014

       VBS will run this summer at KRC from AUGUST 18th to 22nd, 9 am to Noon, with arrival and sign-in 
at 8:45 to 9 am daily.  We are very excited and busy making preparations for the SonTreasure Island 
theme! Set your sails for Shipwreck Bay! Visitors to SonTreasure Island are welcomed by the scent of 
exotic flowers, the taste of tropical fruits and the captivating sound of island music. But this is 
no ordinary tropical escape! There is treasure to be found here. More precious than gold, more lasting 
than diamonds, it is the greatest treasure of all - God’s love! At SonTreasure Island, treasure seekers will play 
island games, create colorful crafts, and enjoy tropical snacks. But more importantly, they 
will discover the rich treasure of God’s love through the life of Jesus.  
       We hope you'll be able to join us this year, and ask that you register your children as soon as 
possible to allow us to make the necessary arrangements, purchase supplies, etc.  Students ages 3 who 
are potty trained to those entering grade 8 are welcome to attend.  Students Grade 6 and above are 
allowed to be helpers if they would prefer to do that, however they still need a completed registration form 
in order to help. REGISTRATION FORMS AND VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEETS MAY BE FOUND ON THE BACK TABLE, 
AND REGISTRATION FORMS MAY ALSO BE PICKED UP AT THE CROSS EYED OWL GIFT SHOP.  Please return 
completed 
forms at your earliest convenience to either the church or the Cross Eyed Owl Gift Shop.   

        As always, there is no charge to attend VBS here in Kinderhook, but donations to help offset the cost are always welcome.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church or contact Patti Varga at any time.  We look forward to seeing many of you in August at SonTreasure Island VBS!

 

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; VBS; 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 children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies.
  • 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,  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: those grieving the death last Wednesday of Mary Beth Gottshall, friend of the Simpkins and Spaulding familes; those grieving the recent loss of Bev VanAlstyne - pray especially for God's strength, reassurance, and peace for Dick at this very difficult time.
  • Jane Smith, suffering chronic back pain and the unpleasant and sometimes debilitating side-effects of the medication being taken to manage it.  
  • Glen, friend of Barbara Vosburgh, who has a very precarious future ahead of him following recent surgery for a brain tumor.
  • others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness;  chronically ill; or in hospice care: Phil Morse, brother of Kay Haber; Blanch Rogers, mother of Diane Morgan; Kate, sister of Maureen Mooney; A J, son of Susan Lamont; Dawn Tuttle; Doris Schmieder; Baby Ellie LaTorre; Jean Skipper; Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; Maureen Mooney; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Paul Varga; Florence Rivera.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer: Karen; 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Bridget; Charlie Ropollo; Donna Scalera.
  • those facing challenges and difficult decisions: 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, especially Maureen Mooney traveling in Ireland.
  • 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.

 

PLEASE ALSO 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

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 good news that Aiden Jordan, age 7, is making a swift recovery from Bell’s Palsy with very little residual effect.
  • the encouraging report, based on recent tests, that Marlys Haughie will not require further medical evaluation for six months.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • the blessing of times in which families fellowship, grow, give support; and bond together.

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)

 

Job opportunity for someone to do church housekeeping chores of:   dusting, dust mopping, vacuuming and so forth, up to ten hours a week.  If interested, please contact Dawn Tuttle (758-6031) or Barbara Vosburgh, (758-6512). 

 

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT 2014

KRC’s share of support this year is $5,728.14 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
$86.79.  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. That’s just
$3.00 per week for each week remaining in this year. All contributions for this purpose should be designated, “Classis Assessment.” 

  

EMAIL, WEBSITE,  AND FAX INFORMATION 

Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net

Website Address kinderhookreformedchurch.com

Rev. Rudy is available at his church office

 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.

Please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are set aside for meetings, pastoral visitations, and counseling.

For assistance on Fridays, 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.

 

 

                                          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 3   Deadline for bringing in school supply donations for CCRM

         9:00 am  Combined Communion Worship Service

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

Mon.,  August 4

         9:00 am  Cemetery Committee meets

         9:30 am  Olde Dutch & Such Craft Group meets

         6:45 pm  Outreach Ministry meets

Tues.,  August 5

         Please Note:  Youth Group will not meet August 5.   

Thur., August 7

             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  8

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

Fri., August 8, 15, 29  KRC commitment dates, 1st Presbyterian Church

                                Summer Lunch Outreach Program

Sat.,   August  9

         9:00 am  Muitzeskill Reformed Church Annual Mini-Market

         4:00 – 6:00 pm  Muitzeskill Reformed Church Annual Chicken Barbecue

Muitzeskill Road and Schodack Landing Road, Schodack

Mon., August 11

         9:30 am  Olde Dutch & Such Craft Group meets

         6:30 pm  Consistory meets @KRC

Mon. – Fri, August 18 – 22 

         9:00 - Noon   SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School @KRC 

 

                               Servers Next Sunday, August 10, 2014

       Ushers:  Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome

       Greeter(s):  Arnie and Claudia March 

       Lemonade Stand Host(s):  Donna Flansburg

 

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