February 10, 2013

Kinderhook Reformed Church
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor
Worship Services for February 10, 2013
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

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.

 

8:30 a.m.  Celebration of Worship

  Welcome/Announcements
  Morning Prayer
*Morning Praise                                   Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
  Prayer for Illumination
  Scripture Lesson:                                                      Exodus 34:29-35  (p. 66)
  Message:                     "Face-To-Face with the Living God”
  Prayer of Thanks
  Special Music, Ben Hart                                   Secure
  Offering and Prayer of Blessing
  Intercessory Prayer
*Song of Devotion                                   Take My Life and Let It Be
*Benediction

 

10 a.m. Celebration of Worship

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship
downstairs in the Fellowship Room following this Worship service.

Ushers: Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren
Greeter(s):  Patrice Lyons
Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

 

  Prelude     

Boldly Approaching Our God
  Welcome and Announcements
*God's Greeting
  Call to Worship  Adapted from Isaiah 40:26-28  (Responsive)
Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?
     The Lord, our God. He is the maker of heaven and earth.
He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
     We praise you, O Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
     We worship you, Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
*Morning Praise Hymn #62                        Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

   Call to Confession  (Based on Hebrews 4:15-16)
Our High Priest, Jesus Christ, knows all our weaknesses, and can sympathize, because he was tested in every way we are, only without sinning. So let’s come boldly to the throne of grace, where we can find mercy and grace to help when we need it most.
   Prayer of Confession  (Unison)
Dear Heavenly Father, we lower our heads before you, and we confess that we have too often forgotten that we are yours. Sometimes we carry on our lives as if there was no God, and we fall short of being a credible witness to you. For these things we ask your forgiveness, and we also ask for your strength. Remind us O Lord, to be who you would have us to be regardless of what we are doing or who we are with. Hold us to you, and build our relationship with you and with those you have given us on earth.
   Assurance of Pardon                                                                                                                     
The word of the Lord is trustworthy and sure: When we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us. We are made new creatures in Christ.             In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Hallelujah! Amen.
   Special Music, Ben Hart                                               Secure           
   Prayer of Blessing for Our Children  (Unison)
All-knowing and faithful God, lead our children along paths of righteousness into the places and purposes that you have planned for their lives. May they trust always in your promise and power to guide and direct them in serving you and in bringing blessing to others.

We Come Before God's Open Word
   Prayer for Illumination
   Scripture Lesson                                         Exodus 34:29-35  (p. 66)      
   Message                     "Face-To-Face with the Living God”
   Prayer of Blessing
Celebrating God
   Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings/Offertory 
*Doxology and Offertory Prayer
   Pastoral Prayer and The Lord's Prayer
*Closing Hymn #568    Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee
*Benediction
  Hymn of Response                                   My Friends, May You Grow in Grace
  Postlude
 
OUTREACH MINISTRY INITIATES
“DROP-IN-THE-BUCKET”  PROGRAM

The Outreach Ministry has begun a “Drop-in-Bucket” program for the remaining Sunday’s in February.  Donations will be sent to the Albany Synod to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief for RCA churches on Staten Island and other parts of New York.  A collection bucket has been placed in the foyer, and your “spare pocket change” – or whatever your heart suggests – is appreciated.  Please make checks payable to “Kinderhook Reformed Church” with “Hurricane Relief” in the memo.            
                                                           Many thanks, the Outreach Ministry

THERE IS STILL QUITE A NUMBER OF 2012 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS ON THE BACK TABLE AWAITING PICK-UP.  IF YOU HAVE NOT YET TAKEN YOURS, PLEASE DO SO TODAY, AS THIS WILL SAVE THE CHURCH SOME POSTAGE DOLLARS.  THANK YOU!   ENVELOPES ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER.

The Coffee Hour following our 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service has grown into a well-attended, enjoyable, and very valuable time of fellowship for the KRC family and visitors. At this time, only a few dedicated individuals are providing and serving the refreshments and beverages and seeing to the work of clean-up afterward.  Volunteers are needed to help out in this ministry, and a sign-up sheet is available on the back table if you are willing to host or lend a hand with a Coffee Hour.

An Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service will be held here at KRC this coming Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m.  Please reserve this date on your calendar and plan on attending this time of worship marking the beginning of the Lenten season.


~BENEFIT CONCERT FOR PHILMONT REFORMED CHURCH~
Next Sunday, February 17, at 3:00 p.m., the Hudson River Bells will sponsor a benefit concert for the Philmont Reformed Church (Second Reformed Church of Claverack) whose building was recently destroyed by fire. The concert will be held at the Philmont United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street, Philmont. The Hudson River Bells are an adult handbell choir from the First Reformed Church of Athens, who ring sacred music for church services and other functions. The one-hour program will also include two guest performers. All donations from the concert will go to the Philmont Reformed Church to assist in their needs.


2013 LENTEN JOURNEY AT KRC
To aid us on our Lenten journey this year, a seven-week Bible study by Adam Hamilton, 24 Hours That Changed the World, will be part of our experience.   We will begin the study at 7 p.m. Wednesday February 20, following Ash Wednesday, and will continue each Wednesday through March 20, Maundy Thursday March 28, and Wednesday April 3.  The following topics will be covered: 
• Wednesday            February 20    The Last Supper
• Wednesday            February 27    The Garden of Gethsemane
• Wednesday            March 6           Condemned by the Righteous
• Wednesday            March 13         Jesus, Barabbas and Pilate
• Wednesday                    March 20        The Torture and Humiliation of the King
• Maundy Thursday March 28                  The Crucifixion (Communion served!)
• Wednesday     April 3                        Christ the Victor

The KRC Family will once again join forces to cook the free supper planned for Tuesday, February 26, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Valatie.  Anyone willing to lend a hand to this ministry (cooking, serving, clean-up) please sign up on the sheet provided on the back table.

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A POINSETTIA HOME OR TAKE ONE TO AA SHUT-IN FRIEND OR RELATIVE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DO SO. YOU WILL FIND ONE ON THE FIRST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM TABLE. WITH JUST A LITTLE TLC IT WILL STAY BEAUTIFUL FOR MANY WEEKS.

 

 

  Jayne Ferguson(1st), Filip Carroll (9th), Ashlee Olsen (21st), Angie Hickman(24th), Jackson Carroll (24th),
and John Schubert

~THANK-YOU NOTE FROM PERRY JONES~

Dear Pastor Rudy and KRC Family,
     Thank you for your support of God’s work at Capital City Rescue Mission. Today, CCRM is still dedicated to proclaiming the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ.  In 2012, we provided 230,186 meals, 60,390 nights of lodging, 378,415 articles of clean clothing, and 2,689 medical visits to those in greatest need in our community. In the past year, we saw 196 professions of faith.
     Neighborhood churches, like yours, support our ministry in so many ways – through praying for us, volunteering, gift-in-dine donations, and monetary gifts.  Hurting people are transformed with your help and kindness.
     It would be my honor to come out sometime soon and share with your church family the work of the mission, especially the great news about the work being done currently to create Transitional Supportive housing apartments for those who would otherwise be homeless. 

                                                         In Christ,
                                                         Perry Jones, CCRM Executive Director

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR
• Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled preacher of the Word 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 good news that  Laurie Maul is doing fine following her surgical procedure, which her doctor said went perfectly -  “just like the text book”.  Your prayers are much appreciated by Jim, Bonnie, and Laurie and her family.
• the good report that Glenn Wallace is recovering at Sunnyview rehab following successful cardiac surgery.
• Frank Vosburgh’s continued improvement following his recent return home from rehab.
• the joy of blessing the students of our growing Sunday School each Sunday morning as they go to their classes.
• His blessings of family, friends, and all the provisions for our basic life needs and much more.
• 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.

Regular reports are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists.  If you have updated information, especially regarding individuals whose names appear in bold print, 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 already on our email prayer list, and would like to receive prayer and praise requests through email, please contact Paul to have your address added. If you do not have email, contact Jane Smith, 758-6442, to be included in the phone prayer chain.


REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR
• those who do not know Christ, or are struggling in their faith or with other spiritual issues. 
• KRC’s 2013 Consistory members, especially those recently reinstalled or ordained and serving for the first time.
• KRC’s administrative ministries, their chairpersons, and supporting members.
• KRC programs & projects and those administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; church restoration; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group.
• 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 and 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. 
• Pastor Dan Herrick and the congregation of Reformed Church in Philmont at the loss of their church building to a recent fire. 
• those, especially children, suffering natural disaster; the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility. 
• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: family and friends grieving  the death this past week of Irene Smith, sister of Virginia Rothermel and sister-in-law of Jane Smith.  Irene’s funeral will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Rt. 9, Kinderhook (across from Stewart’s);  Donna Scalera and family grieving the recent loss of Donna’s mother, Mae Trout; and those grieving the recent death of Don Berlin.
• Nancy Swinyard, recovering from a fall in which she cut her chin to the bone and broke her jaw; pray for rapid healing without complications for Nancy, and for full use of her jaw again, which will be wired shut for the next 4 – 6 weeks.
• Laurie (Dunham) Maul, now at home recovering from a surgical procedure this past week in Boston to repair an arterial aneurysm;  pray for a speedy and complete recovery for Laurie, for Jim and Bonnie as they assist with the needs of Laurie and her family.
• Dave and Beth Ennis and family as Dave’s father, Earl Ennis, is in the final stage of his life. Please pray for strength and reassurance at this difficult time.
• Melinda as she awaits further tests on February 13 to determine if she has bladder cancer. Melinda also needs prayer for issues with her son, including the need for an appropriate advocate to help her with his mental health issues, schooling, and other concerns.
• Dolly Petith, recovering from a long bout with shingles.
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Frank Vosburgh; Faity Tuttle; Glenn Wallace; Kathy Varga; Tom Saulpaugh; Eleanor, mother of Patrice Lyons; Baby Savannah; Sara Schubert; Bert Beach; Bea Post; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Paul Varga. 
• those battling or recovering from cancer, especially Jill Shpur; Rosanne & Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Donna Scalera.
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Olivia, that God will give her peace, strength, perseverance, safety, and His direction; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out the difficult decisions that are challenging him; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
• those travelling, especially Dawn & Ted Tuttle and Maureen Mooney vacationing in Florida.
• those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
• our residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren.

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KRC 2013-2014 CONSISTORY

  Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

Jane Deane – ’14,  Christian Education  758-7051
Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family    758-6640
Derick Latorre – ’14,  Stewardship   610-8090
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


OFFICE, EMAIL, WEBSITE,  AND FAX INFORMATION 
Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net
Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com
Rev. Rudy is scheduled to be in his church office
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 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 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 anytime, call 859-4158.

COMING EVENTS
Today, February 10
  8:30 am  Early Worship Service
    10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School
  11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes:
                1st John study group meets in the classroom opposite the office.
                Romans study group meets in the main floor conference room.
Mon., February  11
       6:30 pm  Consistory Meeting
Tues., February 12
       7:00 – 8:30  Middle School Youth, Grades 6 – 8, “PRAY 4” at KRC
Wed., February 13
       7:00 pm  Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service @ KRC
Thur, February 14
  9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC -  Chip Ingram study,                
          Living on the Edge – Dare to Experience True Spirituality    
10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Fri.,   February 15
       9:30 am Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets opposite KRC office
Sun.,  February 17
   8:30 am  Early Worship Service
     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School
   11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes:
                1st John study group meets in the classroom opposite the office.
                Romans study group meets in the main floor conference room.
   3:00 pm  Hudson River Bells concert, Philmont United Methodist            
                Church, to benefit Philmont Reformed Church
Mon., February 18
       7:00 pm  Food Pantry Meeting
Wed., February 20
       7:00 pm  Seven-week Lenten Bible study by Adam Hamilton,
               24 Hours That Changed the World, begins @KRC
Tues., February 26 - KRC family cooks/serves free supper at St. Luke’s
Mon., March 4
       6:45 pm  Missions Ministry meets

Servers Next Sunday, February 17, 2013
Ushers:   Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren
Greeter(s):  Susan Patterson
 

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