February 17, 2013

Kinderhook Reformed Church
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor
Worship Services for February 17, 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                                                    Let All Things Now Living
  Prayer for Illumination
  Scripture Lesson:                                                 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 (p. 424)
  Message:                               "Sheltering With The Most High”
  Prayer of Thanks
  Special Music                                  
  Offering and Prayer of Blessing
  Intercessory Prayer
*Song of Devotion                                       Be Still My Soul
*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):  Susan Patterson
Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.
Guest Organist:  David Smith

  Prelude        May God Bestow on Us His Grace         J. G. Walther

Boldly Approaching Our God
  Welcome and Announcements
*God's Greeting
  Call to Worship  (Responsive)
     Jesus, our Savior, gave his life so that we may have life.
  Thank you, Jesus, for life everlasting!
     God, our Father, has loved us and called us his own.
Thank you, Father, for calling us your children!
     Christ, our King, has come to redeem us.
Thank you, Jesus, for our salvation!
     Let us worship him in word and song.
We praise you and honor you, Savior, God, and King,
               for you alone are worthy of all our worship and praise!
*Hymn of Praise #53                                              Let All Things Now Living
  Call to Confession 
Be assured, friends, that our only judge is also our advocate. Let us open our lives for renewal. 
  Prayer of Confession  (Responsive)
Our Father, we acknowledge the sins that we abhor; and we confess the sins that we enjoy. We admit to the sins that everyone knows; and we confess the sins kept hidden in our hearts.
Elder:  Lord, forgive us for all that spoils our lives.
     People:  Forgive us because, though we have seen your holiness,
     we have easily put it at the back of our minds.
Elder:  Forgive us because we think we can earn a place in your affections,
     People:  and so easily forget that the place has been bought for us
     at a great price by Christ.
Elder:  Forgive us because we think we have only to go on as we are,
     People:  and all will be well, when really we need to change
     as radically as if we had been born again.
Elder:  Forgive us our complacency, our lack of obedience to your call.
     People:  Renew our lives as we journey through these Lenten days.     
     Amen.
   Assurance of Pardon                                                                                                                     
When we are joined to and through Christ, the past is finished; everything has become new. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.     
      In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Hallelujah! Amen.
   Praise Songs          
   Prayer of Blessing for Our Children  (Unison)
Heavenly Father, bless our children with wisdom.  Give them a constant hunger for more, and fill them with the knowledge of your Word and your will.  Grant them a life-giving reverence for you, for that is where wisdom begins.


We Come before God's Open Word
   Prayer for Illumination
   Scripture Lesson                       Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16  (p. 424)      
   Message                                "Sheltering with the Most High”
   Prayer of Blessing


Celebrating God
   Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings/Offertory 
Be Merciful unto Me, O God        J. G. Walther
*Doxology and Offertory Prayer
   Pastoral Prayer and The Lord's Prayer
*Closing Hymn #530          Be Still, My Soul
*Benediction
  Hymn of Response                                   My Friends, May You Grow in Grace
  Postlude        Toccata and Fugue in C major              J. G. Walther
 
We are updating our Church Directory.  Lifetouch Studios will be coming to KRC on March 22nd and March 23rd to take family portraits.  Each family who signs up will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 family portrait as well as a new directory.  You can sign up on-line or call the office and Liz can sign you up.  For more information, check out the back table.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office anytime.

~“DROP-IN-THE-BUCKET” OUTREACH~

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

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.


~BENEFIT TODAY FOR PHILMONT REFORMED CHURCH~
TODAY, 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. NEXT WEDNESDAY February 20, 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.

A special public screening of the film, Restless Heart - The Confessions of St. Augustine, sponsored by the Kinderhook Knights of Columbus, will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham.  Filmed in Italy, this production depicts Augustine (354 - 430 A.D.) as he searches for the meaning of truth, wrestles with challenging philosophical arguments, and eventually embraces Christianity. It also highlights the influence exerted on him by his mother, Monica, and by Ambrose, Bishop of Milan.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 at Anderson Realty or from Aaron Pisacane, 518-965-4255. Tickets are $10 at the door.

HAPPY FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS:

  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 Jean Skipper is doing quite well, praise God.  An active member of KRC for nearly 10 years before moving to NYC to be near her daughter, Jean says she misses Kinderhook - and her car!  For those of you who might wish to drop a friendly note, Jean's address is 2500 Johnson Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463.
• 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 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.

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 those of Dave and Beth Ennis grieving the recent death of Dave’s father, Earl Ennis; family and friends grieving  the recent death of Irene Smith, sister of Virginia Rothermel and sister-in-law of Jane Smith; Donna Scalera and family grieving the recent loss of Donna’s mother, Mae Trout.
• Jan, a friend of the Schuberts, recovering from recent thyroid surgery. 
• 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 few 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, and for Jim & Bonnie as they assist with the needs of Laurie and her family.
• Melinda as she awaits test results 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
• those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Barbara Vosburgh and Diane Morgan
• 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 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  Ecumenical Food Pantry meeting
Tues., February 19
       7:00 – 8:30  Middle School Youth, Grades 6 – 8, “PRAY 5” at KRC
Wed., February 20
       7:00 pm  Seven-week Lenten Bible study by Adam Hamilton,
               24 Hours That Changed the World, begins @KRC
Thur, February 21
  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 22     
       9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets opposite KRC office
Sun.,  February 24
   8:30 am  and  10:00 am Worship Services
Please Note: Children’s Sunday School will be in recess February 24.
   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.
Tues., February 26 - KRC family cooks/serves free supper at St. Luke’s
Mon., March  4
       6:45 pm  Missions Ministry meets
Mon., March 11
       6:30 pm  Consistory meets
Fri.,   March 22, 2 pm – 9 pm and Sat., March 23, 10 am - 5 pm
                                 KRC Directory photos taken
Sat.,   March 23
       2:00 pm  Film, Restless Heart – The Confessions of St. Augustine,
                                   Crandell Theater, Chatham
Thur, March 28
  9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC -  Chip Ingram study,                
          Living on the Edge – Dare to Experience True Spirituality
  6:00 pm  Maundy Thursday supper
  7:00 pm  Communion Worship and Lenten Bible Study
   

                     Servers Next Sunday, February 24, 2013
Ushers:  Sal Alessi, Derick Latorre, Steve Shpur, Ken Sutherland
Greeter(s):  Virginia Rothermel
 

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