REFORMED CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICES FEBRUARY 1,  2015                                                                                “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

Rev. Tom McCrossan, Guest Preacher

Director of the Men's Shelter and Guest Services, and Assistant Chaplain,

City Mission of Schenectady

.A warm welcome to visitors.  We 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

  Announcements, The Lord’s Greeting, and Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise

  Scripture Lesson                                                                                   Acts 5:1-11, (p. 773-4)

  Message                                                                                                   Removing the Masks

  Prayer of Thanks

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn

*Benediction

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship downstairs following Worship.

UshersDave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome

Greeter(s):                        Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

Guest Organist, David Smith

 

  Prelude       “Jesus, my everlasting source of joy,” op. 122/1        Johannes Brahms

  Announcements and God’s Greeting

Drawing Near To God

 Opening Prayer  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 139

All-knowing God, we gather together with praise and thanksgiving
for who You are, and for all that You have done for us.
       You know us better than we know ourselves—
       all our thoughts and actions—and yet You love us.

No matter where we go or what we do, Your love encircles us—
ahead and behind—gently leading and guiding and blessing.
       We praise You for Your love and Your faithful presence in our lives.
       May Your Spirit move in our hearts and minds as we worship together—

examine our attitudes and actions,
       lay bare the things we need to confess,
challenge us with Your Word,
       and guide us on to paths that lead to life.
       For we are Your people, called by Your name.

[Moment of Silent Prayer]

       Amen.
*Hymn of Praise and Assurance #26                   Praise, My soul, the King of Heaven

[Moment of Silent Prayer]

 

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Children’s Message and Prayer of Blessing  (Unison)

All-knowing God, preserve these children from the sins of selfishness and greed.  Lead them into holy and virtuous lives of love, humble service, and generosity to you, to the work of your Kingdom, and to others. Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                             Acts 5:1-11, (p. 773-4)

  Message                                                                                            Removing the Masks

  Prayer of Blessing

*Hymn of Submission #584                                                  Have Thine Own Way, Lord

  Offering/Offertory     “Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness,” op. 122/5     Johannes Brahms

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer (Unison)

Heavenly Father, with open and thankful hearts we bring our gifts to you. Give us wisdom as we use them to carry to the world around us and beyond the message of salvation and new life through the work of Christ and his Holy Spirit.  Amen. 

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn of Affirmation #517                                                                        The Solid Rock

*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                 “Who only lets a loving God rule” BWV 647                   J. S. Bach

 

Greetings Everyone,

      Just a quick reminder and invitation to all to this month's First Friday potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. this coming Friday, February 6, served in the Kinderhook Reformed Church fellowship room. Everyone is welcome, so even if you don't cook, or don't have time to, please come and enjoy the good food and fellowship.  There is always more than enough for everyone to have a hearty meal, and we hope to see you there!  

                                                                       Blessings, Your Outreach Ministry Team!

 

UPDATE – EXCEL YOUTH-FOR-CHRIST CONFERENCE

Saratoga Springs

       The theme of this year's conference was “Inside Out” - understanding who Jesus is and how he transforms us from the inside out.  From Friday evening until dinner time on Sunday, the group was immersed in Christ-centered worship and teaching in 5 two-hour large-group general sessions, interspersed with 5 one-hour specialized seminars. Of course there was free time for meals and to hang out together, and even time for a trip to Friendly's for ice cream. For more information or to see photos from the weekend, visit the church facebook pages, EXCEL facebook page, or Youth for Christ's local website at CDYFC.org. 

       The cost per student to attend was approximately $150 and a number of our youth were not able to pay their own way.  If you would like to help sponsor a student, you may do so by designating an additional offering in the plate for “YFC  EXCEL”.  

 

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR ONGOING GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.  IN NOVEMBER, THE PANTRY SERVED 317 PEOPLE REPRESENTING 87 FAMILIES. THOSE SERVED INCLUDED 49 HANDICAPPED/SENIORS, 152 ADULTS, AND 136 CHILDEN.  IN DECEMBER, THE PANTRY SERVED 291 PEOPLE REPRESENTING 81 FAMILIES. THOSE SERVED INCLUDED 37 HANDICAPPED/SENIORS, 151 ADULTS, AND 103 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.

~NOTE FROM EDDY HEALTH ALERT, ST. PETER’S HEALTH PARTNERS~

 

Dear KRC Family and Friends,

       With this new year, Eddy Health Alert, part of St. Peter’s Partners, introduces new technology with REDUCED pricing!  We all want our loved ones, neighbors, and friends to be safe – home and away from home.  Please call 833-1040 to learn about the new equipment that is now available and its advantages.  

                                                                      Kathleen Leonard, Program Manager

 

HAPPY FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY

Jayne Ferguson (1st), Courtney Wood (8th), Filip Carroll (9th),

Mary Schubert (9th), Heather LaTorre (18th), Chip Wood (23rd),

Angie Hickman (24th), Jackson Carroll (24th)

 

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT 2015

In response to questions regarding the distribution of our Classis Assessment contributions, they are divided three ways among the General Synod (national), Albany Synod (regional), and Columbia-Greene Classis (local).  The 2015 assessment is $88.02, and will be distributed as follows:

                                                  General Synod:  $51.73   (Up $2.44 from 2014)

                                                Albany  Synod:      $29.00   (Unchanged from 2014)

                                                     C.  G.   Classis:  $  7.29   (Down $1.21 from 2014)

                                                                                 2015 TOTAL     $88.02   (Up $1.23 from 2014)

 

Crazy Daisy florist shop, long-time supplier of our fresh-cut flowers, is closing its doors.  However, we have our own vases available for displaying flowers on the pulpit, and Dawn Van Buren has volunteered, for the time being, to provide flower arrangements for those who wish to donate them in memory of loved ones or in celebration of special occasions.  Please contact Dawn for details.

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR
  • Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision. Praise God also that Pastor Rudy, Elize, and kids are relaxing and enjoying the benefits of family, friends, and balmy weather in South Africa!
  • Alan Dick’s excellent recovery following several days of hospitalization recently for pneumonia.
  • 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.

 

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. 

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith, especially Diane, that she will come to know the Lord.
  • 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 Consistory members and 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 the families of the recent terrorist victims in France, and the people of Niger in the wake of the violent protests against the Charlie Hebdoe magazine depictions of Mohammed. Pray for an end to the violence and persecution, for safety of Christians in Niger and throughout the world, and for protection of homes, churches, and businesses.
  • 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.
  • families and friends grieving the death of loved ones, especially Kim and Kayla Lyle, members of KRC's Youth Group, grieving the recent loss of their grandmother; and those grieving the recent death of Mary Rutherford.
  • Doris Schmieder, Claudia March's mother, as she adjusts to the move from her apartment in Hudson to a health care facility. 
  • Leonard, Susan Lamont’s cousin, fighting the return of stage 4 cancer.
  • others battling or recovering from cancer: Zoe Covey; Andy; Lucy B. and Rodrigo; Jean; Edward Giordano; Glen Simmons; 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Bridget; Charlie Ropollo; Donna Scalera.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Stan Bertram; Alan Dick; Scott Calhoun; Baby Emma; Paul Varga; Floyd Haber; Dick Van Alstyne; Alan Dick; Jane Smith; Blanche Rogers; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Florence Rivera.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Jim, in need of job opportunities; Greg L; Bill and Abby, in need of many special prayers; Craig Johnson; Holly and Marc Morales; those facing the challenges of their college education - pray that God will bless them with wisdom in all of the many choices, and decisions that they are facing; Libby Little.
  • those who are traveling,  especially Pastor Rudy, Elize, Annake, and Liezl visiting family and friends in South Africa.
  • reassurance and peace for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
  • Residence-bound members Gordie Van Buren, Murray Leonardson, Joan Van Alstyne.

 

 

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR HEARTS 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

 

 

EMAIL, WEBSITE,  AND FAX INFORMATION 

Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net

Website Address kinderhookreformedchurch.com

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-ELECt

    Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                    Deacons

Liz Carroll – ’16,  758-6034

Noreen Dick ’15,   758-6640

Derick Latorre ’16,   376-1882

Barbara Vosburgh ’15,     758-6512

                                                                   Elders
       Merrill Johnson     828-6726
       Patrice Lyons     758-8400

Dawn Van Buren   758-7564

Patti Varga ’15  392-4771

 

 

              

                                                              KRC STAFF

                      KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant     

                   Paul Clause – 859-4158                   Liz Carroll – 758-6034

                                       Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton

                                               Greg Clause – 369-8472

 

 

COMING EVENTS

Today,  February 1Rev. Rev. Tom McCrossan, Guest Preacher

         8:30 am  Early Worship Service

       10:00 am  Worship Service and Children’s Sunday School

       11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Tues.,  February 3

          7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Thur., February 5

         9:00 am  Small Group Bible Study meets

  Please join us as we prepare to begin a new Bible study on the Book of Isaiah.

       10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri,   February  6

         5:30 pm  First Friday Potluck Dinner @ KRC

Sun.,  February 8Pastor Rudy and Family home from South Africa 

         8:30 am  Early Communion Worship Service

       10:00 am  Communion Worship Service and Children’s Sunday School

                    New Consistory Members Installed and Ordained

       11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Mon.,  February 9

         6:30 pm  Consistory meets 

Wed.,  February 18Ash Wednesday begins the 2015 Lenten Season.

 

                        Servers Next Sunday, February 8, 2011

       Ushers:  Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett              

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