SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, AUGUST 7, 2016

KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH - REV. RUDY VISSER, PASTOR

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Welcome visitors!  Please fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.

 

  Following worship today, all are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments

at the Lemonade Stand hosted by Elize Visser on the front lawn of the church.

Thanks to today’s ushers, Jason Brevoort, Derick LaTorre, Chris Laurie, Steve Shpur

Thanks to today’s greeter(s), Amy Deweerd           Preschool nursery available downstairs.

 

  9 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Prelude                                  Élévation ou Communion, Op.13           Camille Saint-Saëns

  Welcome, Announcements, and God’s Greeting

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Based on Selected “Everlasting to Everlasting” Scriptures

Lord God eternal, we come to worship you

with open hearts, eager minds, and humble spirits.

From everlasting to everlasting -  

your glorious name is worthy of exaltation above all blessing and praise.

From everlasting to everlasting -  

you are God, who brought forth the whole world

before the mountains were born.

From everlasting to everlasting -  

your love is with those who fear you,

and your righteousness with their children’s children—

From everlasting to everlasting -  

your commandment is life, and your covenant, arranged and secured

in every part, brings to fullness our salvation and our every desire.

From everlasting to everlasting -

you are our refuge, and underneath are your almighty arms.

*Hymn  (screen)                                                                                                                Forever

  Morning Prayer

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession

When we gather to praise God, we remember that we are people who have preferred our wills to his. Accepting his power to become new persons in Christ, let us confess our sin before God. 

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)  Based on Daniel 9:4-19

Most gracious God, we confess that we have not treasured you in our hearts, but have preferred the self-centered ways of this world to your ways. We have ignored your wisdom and the commands of your word, and we have lost our way altogether. To you belongs righteousness, O Lord, and to us rebellion, disappointment, and confusion. Holy Father, filled with awe and steadfast love, hear us as we pour out our sorrow before you. Forgive us, for we cannot stand before you on the ground of our own righteousness, but only on the ground of your mercy through the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ.  It is in his name that we pray, for he is our Savior and the mediator of your covenant of grace. Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon Based on Psalm 85

You forgive the unfaithfulness of your people, and cover all their sins.  You have put aside your wrath and turned from your fierce judgement. You have shown us your unfailing love, O Lord, and have granted us your salvation.  You have revived us again that we may rejoice in you!

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Prayer of Blessing

  Scripture                                                                                                Luke 12:32-40 (p. 834)

  Message                                                       "Setbacks, Disappointments, and Readiness"

  Prayer of Thanks

Celebrating God

  Sacrament of Communion

  Personal Prayer of Praise and Commitment after Communion  (Unison)

Richest Jewel of highest Heaven, Brightest Joy of all my days,

Lord, I hail your holy splendor, lift you up in worthy praise.

Ever-drawn to your great glory, I never will depart,

For where my treasure is, there also is my heart –

Where my treasure is, there also is my heart.

Amen.

  Offering/Offertory                              Petit offertoire                                       César Franck

  Doxology #809                                                    Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

 Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise him all creatures here below.

Praise him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

*Offertory Prayer (Unison)

Heavenly Father, supplier and sustainer of all our needs, our hearts overflow with joy and love for the privilege of serving and walking in close relationship with you. We are blessed to be called your own. Receive these offerings, we pray, as our ready and faithful response to your priceless gifts of infinite grace and mercy in our lives.  Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer, and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn #275                                                                                          What If It Were Today?

*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                                      Toccata in C major                                 Johann Pachelbel 

   

Today is Communion Sunday, which has been designated for the presentation of gifts, over and above regular giving, to the Benevolent Fund.  Please support this important ministry which provides assistance to needy church family and community members.                    

PULPIT FLOWERS

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 purchasing or providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564.

 

~NOTES FROM OUTREACH MINISTRY~

  • Many thanks to everyone who gave of their time and resources to serve Friday lunches in July at the Valatie Presbyterian Church. Although the number attending the lunches was smaller than hoped for, those who attended enjoyed them.
  • The KRC Outreach Ministry will be collecting redeemable cans and bottles from August 1 to September 30, 2016, at the Kinderhook Transfer Station on 9-H.  All money received will benefit the Stop Hunger Now drive.  Please save your items for our "bin with a banner" located near the transfer station office, or call Tana (518-495-3621) if you need assistance.

 

VBS 2016 at KRC

“God is with me and will watch over me wherever I go!”

Genesis 28:15

VBS WILL RUN THIS SUMMER AT KRC FROM AUGUST 15TH TO 19TH, 9 AM TO NOON, with arrival and sign-in at 8:45 to 9 am daily.  All kids of our community ages Pre-K (3 and potty-trained) through Grade 6 are invited to this year’s fun and spiritually-nurturing program.  Forms are now available on the back table for pre-registering your children or grandchildren, and Christian Ed Ministry is looking for VBS volunteers to teach and to help. For information about the positive rewards of serving in this ministry and the relatively small time commitment involved, please speak with Patti Varga.

At Deep Sea Discovery, kids dive into God’s Word to see how He

has been with His people every step of the way. Hands-on service projects and sea science will help kids experience a VBS adventure like no other! KIDS WILL: Know that God is always with them!
Explore God’s presence in their lives!
Serve God by serving others!

 

MUITZESKILL REFORMED CHURCH ANNUAL MINI-MARKET AND CHICKEN BBQ

       Cleaning out your attic or storage unit and not sure what to do with unwanted items?  Had a garage sale and have items that didn't sell? Should have had a sale, but didn't get around to it? Well, let us help! We will take your donations of unwanted items! The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will hold its annual Mini-Market THIS COMING SATURDAY, AUGUST 13. (Please, no clothing, stuffed animals, or outdated electronics.) If you would like to donate items for the Mini-Market, call 732-7976 or 732-2471, to make arrangements for drop off. The Mini-Market opens at 9:00 a.m., while the BBQ will be served between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. BBQ price: adults $12.00, children under 12 $6.00.  Reservations are not needed, but BBQ is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Take out available.  Questions? Call 732-2471.   The church is located at the intersection of Muitzeskill Rd. and Schodack Landing Rd., in the town of Schodack Landing.

 

TWELVE-STEP EUCHARIST, 5:30 P.M. SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

 SAINT PAUL’S CHURCH, SAINT BENEDICT’S CHAPEL IN THE MCNARY CENTER

6 SILVESTER STREET, KINDERHOOK

All are warmly welcome to attend and receive the healing love of Jesus Christ.  You need not identify as an alcoholic, addict, or codependent; be part of any twelve-step group; follow the steps; or identify as Christian.  Come, and bring a family member, friend, neighbor, or acquaintance. Anonymity is respected.  Prayer for the healing of any affliction is also available.  Call Father Tom Malionek at 518-755-9716 with any questions. 

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR 

  • Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision, and for the Christ-centered messages God gives to Pastor each and every Sunday for the spiritual nourishment and growth of our church family.
  • the inspirational ministries of our guest preachers, Perry Jones, Tom McCrossan, John Bowen, and others who lead worship at KRC from time to time.
  • 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 good report that Virginia Rothermel is doing well. Ginny thanks the congregation for the cards and messages of encouragement she received, and she hopes to be back in church soon!
  • Baby boy, Corvus Alanson Niver-Moore, who was welcomed by his parents, Heather and Ryan Niver, on July 27th.  Grandparents are Ron and Caryn Moore.  Heather remains hospitalized due to erratic blood pressure, but is hoping to return home this week.  Corvus is healthy, weighing in at 8 lbs 14 oz and 21 inches long.
  • 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, ministries, and committees; teach Sunday School; lead Youth Group, Bible studies, and prayer group; organize special events; prepare food, serve, and clean up for coffee hours, receptions, and dinners; and who always offer whatever support they can to those in need.

 

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS OUR MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES

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

xREMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith journey. Pray also that God will provide opportunities for us to witness for Jesus, and give us the courage and winsome words needed to make the most of these opportunities.
  • Rev. Paige Convis, KRC’s new associate pastor, as she fulfills her ministerial duties as full-time pastor to the Muitzeskill and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches.
  • KRC ministries, programs & projects and those planning & administering them: KRC’s Consistory; KRC’s administrative ministries; Adult and Children’s Sunday School; KRC’s Youth Group; VBS; KRC’s small group ministries; Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; 1st Friday, and other outreach programs. 
  • 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. Pray especially that God’s hand will direct our nation’s upcoming Presidential and other government elections.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace.
  • victims world-wide suffering natural and other hardships and tragedies: famine, earthquakes, and other climate-related disasters; economic instability; poverty, hunger, and poor health; political oppression, unrest, terrorism, war, displacement.
  • those grieving the death of loved ones.
  • those who, even after many years, still hurt from the void left by loved ones who have passed on from this world. 
  • all who have suffered and struggled with significant recent loss of any kind.
  • reassurance, peace, and dignity for loved ones nearing the close of this life.     
  • those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
  • Jay Rippel, recovering from knee surgery this past Tuesday.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Steve, brother-in-law of Sara Schubert; Fred Borelli; Mark; Virginia Rothermel; Vicki Smith; Maggie; Art Gross; Angie Rivera; Susan Clause; Steve Shpur; Stacey Baker; Harriet Stockhoff; Ruth Edge; Merrill Johnson; Jean Skipper; John Bowen; Floyd Haber; Alan Dick; Paul Varga; Liz Carroll; Laurie Maul.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Donna Scalera; Jay; Ron Dick; Steve; Dorothy Wheeler; Baby Szafran; TJ Vooris; Judy Alvarez; Leonard Blish; Carol, Elize Visser’s sister-in-law; Marlene.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Martha; Laurie; the Lamont Family; Greg Clause Jr and his mother; Donna and Jason; Amber, granddaughter of Erika and Merrill Johnson; Don and Phyllis Tymeson; Harry Sturgill; the alarming wave of new, young heroin addicts; those facing the challenges of a higher level of education or seeking a career; Vince Beaudoin; Libby Little -  copies of Libby’s latest newsletter, which includes official announcement of her engagement,  are available on the back table.
  • residence-bound KRC family, Murray Leonardson; Joan Van Alstyne; George Clowe.

Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists.  Please forward this information, as well as new requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call 859-4158. 

 

HAPPY AUGUST BIRTHDAY!

Sara Schubert (3rd), Jim Dunham (7th), Carly Rippel (13th),

 Dolly Petith (18th), Alan Dick (24th), Suzy Nieman (27th,), Jean Hurst (27th)

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

 

~STEWARDSHIP UPDATE~

This past Sunday, our weekly offering of $1,511 WAS JUST HALF OF OUR WEEKLY NEED OF $3,000! As a result, THE CURRENT BUDGET DEFICIT HAS INCREASED TO $8,365 AS SEEN IN THE FIGURES BELOW. Regular contributors are asked to “double up” on their giving if they miss a Sunday, and Stewardship Ministry urges that everyone give prayerful consideration to how they might adjust their giving to help keep income at a level that will meet daily operating expenses.   

Total income to date:         $92,741            

Total expenses to date:  $101,106

Inspired by the abundance with which the Lord has blessed us,

 let us continue, as his faithful stewards, to be ever mindful of the need

 to maintain a weekly offering sufficient to cover our commitments.

 

 

                                                       ~2016 CLASSIS ASSESSMENT~

          General Synod:     $53.71   (Up $1.98 from 2015)

Albany Synod:       $29.00   (Unchanged from 2015)

C.  G.   Classis:        $  6.22   (Down $1.07  from 2015)

          2016 TOTAL PER MEMBER:        $88.93

                          (Up $0.91 from 2014)

 

Dear KRC Family and Friends, 

       We want to thank everyone who donated items for the recent garage sale held at the parsonage for the benefit of KRC. It did rain around noon, and we had less traffic than we had hoped for, but we were still blessed with sales totaling $226. 

       Everything that was left went to the Reformed Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill for their sale in August, and they were very thankful for the 3 loads of stuff!!

Sincerely,

Elize

A (OUR) CHURCH FAMILY’S MISSION STATEMENT

Based on the Ten Commandments

and delivered as part of one of Pastor’s recent sermons.

1.    We will love and serve God, who first loved us and gave his Son to die on the cross for our sins so that we shall not die but live forever.

2.    We will keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life – the one who broke into this world to bring salvation to everyone.

3.    We will be ambassadors for Christ and speak of his love with others whenever we have the opportunity. We will testify that we have a good God and know it is not necessary to make untrue statements to make Him look acceptable to others.

4.    We will devote special time every week for worship, prayer, reading Scripture, and serving others. We will teach this to our kids so that they, too, will get to know God.

5.    We will love and respect our elders, parents, grandparents, and others who care for us, teach us, and provide for us.

6.    We will live in peace and harmony with others, forgiving those who wrong us rather than hurting them or seeking revenge.

7.    We will remain faithful in our personal relationships.

8.    We will be honest and trustworthy in all that we do.

9.    We will be honest and trustworthy in all that we say

10.  We will be thankful and content with all that God has given to us.

 

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, visitations, and counseling.

For immediate assistance at any time, call 859-4158.

Church Phone   758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

 

COMING EVENTS

Today, August 7

       9:00 am  Combined Communion Worship Service

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

               The class continues its study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.

Tues,  August 9

       7:00 pm  Youth Group meets

Thur, August 11

       9:00 am  Small Group Bible Study meets @KRC

     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Sat.,   August 13   Muitzeskill Reformed Mini-Market and Chicken Barbeque

Sun,   August 14 – Rev. John Bowen, guest preacher

       9:00 am  Combined Worship Service

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

               The class continues its study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.

Mon. – Fri, August 15 – 19  Vacation Bible School @ KRC

        9:00 - Noon   Deep Sea Discovery Adventure

Sun, August  21

       9:00 am  Combined Worship Service

     10:30 am  VBS Picnic

Mon, August 22

        6:30  Consistory meets

Sun,   August 28

       9:00 am  Combined Worship Service

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

               The class continues its study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.

Mon, August 29

        6:30  Outreach Ministry meets

Sun, September 4 – Last Combined Summer Worship Service

       9:00 am  Combined Worship Service

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

               The class continues its study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.

 

Servers Next Sunday, August 14, 2016

       Ushers: Jason Brevoort, Derick LaTorre, Chris Laurie, Steve Shpur

       Greeter(s): Alan and Noreen Dick

       Lemonade Stand Host(s): Dawn Van Buren                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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