KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE,

JANUARY 10, 2016

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

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                                                                                                  Isaiah 43:1-7 (p. 514)

  Message                                                                                                   “Misplaced Anxiety”

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction

 

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP 

    All are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments

downstairs in the Fellowship Room today following worship.

Thanks to today’s ushers, Jim Dunham, Keith Garwood, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett.

Thanks to today’s greeters, Bill and Suzy Nieman.

Preschool Nursery facilities available downstairs.

 

  Prelude                                            Moment by Moment                                     Hymn #529

  Welcome, Announcements, and God’s Greeting

Drawing Near To God

    Call to Worship (Responsive)  Adapted from Psalm 27

The Lord is our light and our salvation; whom shall we fear? 
       The Lord is the stronghold of our lives; of whom shall we be afraid?
The Lord will protect us and guide us.
       Let us gladly offer ourselves before our God with shouts of joy;

       let us sing praises to the Lord, our God. 

  *Hymn #130                                                                     O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Allowing God to Shape Us

    Call to Confession

The psalmist reminds us, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always accuse, nor will he keep his anger forever.” With this knowledge, we may confess our sins before God and one another with confidence.

    Prayer of Confession (Unison)

Merciful God, we go about our days failing to proclaim your saving power with our voices or with our actions. We do not live as ones saved, but rather as people filled with fear and doubt. We often choose what is expedient, not what is right. We close our eyes and ears to those who are in need, and close our hearts to those we claim to love. We are quick to hurt others, and slow to right our wrongs. Forgive us, O God, for all the ways we have not lived up to our relationship with you. Amen.

    Assurance of Pardon

Friends, “God does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us.” In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

Coming before God’s Open Word

    Children's Message and Prayer of Blessing  (Unison)

God of all creation, who sustains and watches over the lives of these children, bless each of them with a heart of thanksgiving and praise for your enduring love, and everlasting faithfulness.  Amen.  

  Prayer of Blessing

  Scripture                                                                                                  Isaiah 43:1-7 (p. 514)

  Message                                                                                                   “Misplaced Anxiety”

  Prayer of Thanks

Celebrating God

  Ordination and Installation of Consistory Members

       Being ordained as Deacons:  Tana Thompson, Chip Wood

       Being installed as Elders:  Patti Varga, Barbara Vosburgh

  Offertory                                    God Will Take Care of You                                 Hymn #619       

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer

  Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer, and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn #84                                                                              Children of the Heavenly Father

*Benediction, Blessing, and Response Hymn                            By the Gift of God’s Grace

By the gift of God’s grace may your burdens be light

and your heart with his love be aglow.

May your spirit be glad, May your soul be at rest,

And may Christ grant you peace as you go. Amen

  Postlude                              Leaning on the Everlasting Arms                             Hymn #609             

 

MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED

TO THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS

~ Will and Jayne Ferguson, in loving memory of

Will Sr. & Theresa Ferguson, and our dear friend, Zoe Covey

~ Arnie and Claudia March, in memory of

Doris Schmieder and loved ones

~ Virginia Rothermel, in loving memory of

Ed, Bill, and Paul Rothermel and Justin Lynch

~ Nancy Swinyard, in loving memory of

Reginald and Edna Swinyard and

Linda Swinyard Morehouse

~ Glenn and Cricket Warren, in memory of

Ann Van Benschoten

~ Sug Hawver            ~ Bill and Suzy Nieman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

KRC family and friends are asked to volunteer as greeters

for our 10 am worship services.

Please sign up on the sheet available at the back table.

 

ENVELOPE SYSTEM AVAILABLE FOR PRESENTING WEEKLY CONTRIBUTIONS

A few new envelope sets are still awaiting pick-up at the back of the sanctuary – please pick yours up today.  If you are not currently using the weekly envelope system to present your contributions to the church, but would like to do so, please complete one of the small green request forms located near the new envelope sets and drop it into the offering plate.

 

Volunteers are needed this coming Tuesday morning, beginning at 9:30 a.m., to help take down the Christmas decorations in the sanctuary and store them away. Your assistance in this housekeeping ministry will be greatly appreciated.

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

 

KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them, especially KRC’s youth group and their leaders as they attend the Youth for Christ Excel Conference next weekend. Also keep in your prayers: KRC’s small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; First Friday, and other outreach programs. 

KRC’s Consistory, especially new members, Tana Thompson and Chip Wood, and KRC’s administrative ministries.

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.

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, especially: Pat H, family, and friends grieving the death of Pat’s daughter on Christmas day; David Smith, family, and friends grieving the death of David’s mother, Jane Smith; Nancy Baker and family and friends grieving the recent loss of Nancy's brother, Bill Metzger. 

those who, even after many years, still hurt from the void left by loved ones who have passed on from this world. 

reassurance, peace, and dignity for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.

all who have suffered from and struggled with significant loss, of whatever kind, this past year.

Young Greg Clause, recovering from hernia-repair surgery this past week.

Ann Powell, co-worker of Stacey Dunbar, recovering from emergency brain surgery after being hit by a drunk driver.

others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: grandparents of Marissa Brevoort; Bob, friend of Patti Varga; Christopher Proper; April Grimes; Gary Silvano; Angie Rivera; Florence Rivera; Harriet Stockhoff; Rev. Ed Van Kampen; Stacey Baker; Ruth Edge; Merrill Johnson; Jean Skipper; Steve Shpur; John Bowen; Floyd Haber; Art Gross; Alan Dick; Paul Varga; Liz Carroll; Laurie Maul.

those in hospice care or battling or recovering from cancer: Darryl Ferguson; 6-month-old Baby Szafran; Donna Scalera; TJ Vooris; Judy Alvarez; Leonard Blish; Carol, Elize Visser’s sister-in-law; Marlene.

those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Don and Phyllis Tymeson; Harry Sturgill; Tom Eastman; the alarming wave of new, young heroin addicts; those facing the challenges of a higher level of education or seeking a career; Cliff Laraway; Greg L and friend, Joshua; Vince Beaudoin; Libby Little.

God's protection and safety for those traveling, especially Ted and Dawn Tuttle as they drive their RV to and from Florida for a month's vacation.residence-bound member, Murray Leonardson. 

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

 

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.

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.

Praise God for the traveling mercies he has provided for family and friends during the holidays. the happy news from Arnie and Claudia March that they have a grandson who is due to arrive in May. 

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.

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/prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call 859-4158. 

 

                             HAPPY JANUARY BIRTHDAY!

  Paul Clause (2nd), Libby Little (2nd), Kari Anne Powell (2nd),

 Robert Carroll (12th), Jennifer Jennings (19th), Stacey Baker (20th),

Noreen Dick (22nd), Sug Hawver (27th), Jean Skipper (29th), 

William Carroll (31st), Ainsley Clinton (31st)

 

 

                                                    

                                                          STOP HUNGER NOT PROGRAM UPDATE

Dear Patti, KRC Family, and Contributing Area Churches,

      Blessa Chloe Zamora is a happy, healthy 5-year old who loves food and will eat anything, except maybe vegetables. Abandoned by her birth mother as a baby, Chloe blossomed after receiving nutritious Stop Hunger Now meals at a children's home.  A sweet and loving child who enjoys giving kisses and hugs to the staff, Chloe has grown to a healthy weight of 28 pounds and 39 inches tall.

      Chloe is but one example of the tens of thousands of children around the world who are being helped by Stop Hunger Now. By packaging meals with us, you have helped put them and their families on a path toward a better life. Because you shared your time with us, these children have hope for a wonderful childhood, hope for an education, hope for a better life.

      We are delighted to announce that the meals from your meal packaging event on 9/26/2015 have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from our New England warehouse. If this is the second email you have received, this simply means that your meals have gone to impact multiple partners.

      The meals will be received by our in-country partner Convoy of Hope in Haiti.
      Convoy of Hope has served more than 55 million people throughout the world through international children feeding initiatives, community outreach, disaster response and partner resourcing. In Haiti, Convoy collaborates with Mission of Hope Haiti to reach children in need. Mission of Hope Haiti (MOH) works to transform the lives of every man, woman, and child in Haiti.             (Continued on next page.)

       Through their many programs, MOH seeks to create holistic transformation through indigenous mobilization, relational proclamation and excellent implementation. Programs include education, medical care, orphan care, disaster relief, earthquake relief, cholera relief, nutrition, home construction and Haiti One, an alliance of non-profit partners working together to bring change to Haiti. Convoy of Hope and Mission of Hope currently serve more than 50,000 meals per day to children in schools and orphanages across Haiti.  

www.convoyofhope.org
      Visit www.stophungernow.org for more information about how you can support Stop Hunger Now and continue your involvement in the fight against hunger. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stophungernow for updates, videos and photos from the field.

      Thank you for volunteering with Stop Hunger Now. We truly appreciate your dedication and commitment to the vision of a world without hunger.

 

Gratefully,

Marc Vermouth, Program Manager

Stop Hunger Now New England  newengland@stophungernow.org

 

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, pastoral visitations, and counseling.

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

Church Phone  758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

 

 

 

                    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)

 

                                              KRC 2016 CONSISTORY

                                  Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                                                     Deacons

                                                             Liz Carroll – ’16  

                                                             Derick LaTorre – ’16  

                                                             Tana Thompson – ’17

                                                             Wood, Chip – ’17

                                                                       Elders

                                                             Merrill Johnson – ‘16

                                                             Patrice Lyons – ‘16

                                                             Patti Varga – ’17

                                                             Barbara Vosburgh – ’17

 

                                                                   KRC STAFF

                                  KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant     

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

                                     Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton

                                                      Mike Deegan

 

                                                 COMING EVENTS

Today, January 10  Installation and Ordination of Consistory Electees   

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service

     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School

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

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

Mon,  January 11

       6:30 pm  Consistory meets 

Tues., January 12

       9:30 am  Removal and storage of Christmas decorations from the sanctuary

       6:30 pm  Youth Group meets @KRC

Thur, January 14

     9:00 am  Small Group Bible Study meets

     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri,    January  15 – Sun,   January 17

              Youth group to Youth for Christ Excel Conference

Sun,   January  17     

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service

     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School

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

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

Mon,  January 25

       6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets 

 

Servers Next Sunday, January 17, 2016

       Ushers:  Jim Dunham, Keith Garwood, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett

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Vacation Bible School
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At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

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Vacation Bible School
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At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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Vacation Bible School
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At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

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