Kinderhook Reformed Church

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Worship Service for January 12, 2014 - 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 and God’s Greeting

  Call to Worship

*Hymn of Praise #130                                                O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

  Morning Prayer

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                      Deuteronomy 15:12-17, Luke 10:38-42 (pp.137, 735)
  Message                                                                                  “Being Servants of Christ”

  Prayer of Blessing

  Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn                                                                                                            Here I Am Lord

*Benediction and Blessing

 

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship

downstairs in the Fellowship Room following today’s Worship service.

Ushers:  Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Chip Wood

Greeter(s): Merrill and Erika Johnson               Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

 

  Welcome and God’s Greeting

  Call to Worship  (Unison)

The indwelling Christ is the true cornerstone of my soul. I invite God's perfect ideas to function through me in mind and body. False beliefs, habits, and attitudes are dissolved into their native nothingness. Praise God! His perfect ideas have reclaimed the vineyard of my soul.

*Hymn of Praise #130                                            O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

  Call to Confession  Based on Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts.  See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  We express our longing for God’s leading by our own transparent confession.

  Prayer of Confession  Based on Psalm 25:6-8, 11, 16-18

Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love, remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord! Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. For your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great. Turn to me, and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of my distress. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.

[Moment of Meditation and Silent Prayer]

  Assurance of Pardon  (Unison)

Rejoice in the Lord, for your sins are forgiven.

I believe that God, because of Christ’s atonement, will never hold against me any of my sins nor my sinful nature, which I need to struggle against all my life. Rather, in his grace, God grants me the righteousness of Christ to free me forever from judgment.              Based on Heidelberg Catechism, Q & A 56

  Children’s Message and Blessing

All-knowing God, preserve these children from the sin of self-centeredness. 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                      Deuteronomy 15:12-17, Luke 10:38-42 (pp.137, 735)
  Message                                                                                  “Being Servants of Christ”

  Prayer of Blessing

  Installation of Office Bearers

  Hymn of Commitment #574 (Vs.2 & 3)           Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak

  Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings / Offertory

*Doxology (#809) and Offertory Prayer  (Unison)

Merciful God, always out to save, friend of the suffering, foe of all who cause suffering, with these gifts we join your greater work in the world, confident of your final victory through Jesus Christ.  Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn #710                                                                 We Are Called to Be God's People

*Benediction and Blessing

*Response Hymn

  Postlude

~ Many thanks to those who contributed to this year’s Christmas poinsettias ~

Will and Jayne Ferguson – In loving memory of

Will and Theresa Ferguson

Mid Glass – In loving memory of Susan Lester

Tana Strome – In memory of Edwin Thompson

Nancy Swinyard – In loving memory of

Reginald and Edna Swinyard and

Linda Swinyard Morehouse

Virginia Rothermel – In loving memory of

 Ed, Bill, and Paul Rothermel, and Justin Lynch

Sug Hawver – Maureen Mooney – Sue Patterson

Florence Rivera – Glenn and Cricket Warren

 

   A graveside service for Mike Rivera will be held at the Kinderhook Cemetery at 11 a.m. this coming Saturday, January 18, with January 25 as the snow day. A light brunch and memorial reception for family and friends will be provided at the KRC Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.

  

    For those who are using the envelope system to present tithes and offerings to the church, NEW ENVELOPES FOR 2014 ARE NOW READY FOR PICK-UP IN THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY.  Boxes are labeled in alphabetical order by last name.

       IF YOU ARE NOT USING OFFERING ENVELOPES, BUT WOULD LIKE TO BEGIN, PLEASE FILL OUT ONE OF THE SMALL REQUEST SLIPS (STANDING UP IN BACK OF ONE OF THE BOXES) AND DROP IT IN THE OFFERING PLATE.  YOU MAY DO THIS NOW OR AT ANY TIME WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

 

~A NOTE OF APPRECIATION FROM THE OUTREACH MINISTRY~

       In addition to the $4500 in pledged contributions KRC gives annually in support of our 9 missionaries and missionary husband-and-wife teams, our church family has consistently shown a most generous spirit in their dollar donations to numerous other outreach efforts this past year: KRC’s two Compassion children ($990); Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry ($435); hurricane/tornado disaster relief ($760); the Deacons Fund ($2385); Summer camp for Angel Tree children ($810); Living Gospel Ministry free-will offering ($700); Vacation Bible School ($1558); Alight Pregnancy Center ($50).  Besides these cash donations, the church family donated 300 food items to the Food Pantry Thanksgiving baskets for needy local families; gave 40 Christmas gift packages to Capital City Rescue Mission for homeless men; and provided 52 Angel Tree Christmas gifts to 26 prisoner’s children representing 12 local families.  Over and above these gifts, KRC donated non-perishable food items to the Food Pantry and used clothing and textile-recyclables to Capital City Rescue Mission throughout the year.

       A sincere thank-you to everyone who contributed financially and materially to these ministries, and who give of their time and energy to coordinate and assist in carrying them out.  Special thanks to Dolly Petith and Maureen Mooney (Food Pantry); Sara Hartman, Sally Heimroth, and six gift-delivery volunteers (Angel Tree); and Jane Deane (Thanksgiving Baskets and CCRM gifts).

 

KRC’s share of support this year is $5,728.14 for services and resources to be provided for us by the Reformed  Church in America at the local, regional, and national levels. EACH MEMBER’S SHARE OF THIS YEAR’S CLASSIS ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN SET AT $86.79.  All who are able to do so are encouraged to offer, over and above regular giving, their share of this support.  The full share does not have to be given at one time, but may be given in as many increments as are convenient. If offered weekly, that’s just $1.67 per week. All contributions made for this purpose should be designated, “Classis Assessment.” 
 
 HAPPY JANUARY BIRTHDAY!

 Paul Clause (2nd), Libby Little (2nd), Kari Anne Powell (2nd),  Harriet Simpkins (2nd), Robert Carroll (12th), Jennifer Jennings (19th), Stacey Baker (20th), Ben Hart (20th), Noreen Dick (22nd), Sug Hawver (27th), Jean Skipper (29th), William Carroll (31st), Ainsley Clinton (31st)

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR

Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision.
all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, and working together to complete their callings.
KRC's Consistory, whose dedication to their calling is an inspiration to all.
all His provisions for our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows his love to us, especially during difficult times.  
the healthy birth of Jane Deane's grandson, Fin.
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 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.
KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; VBS; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs.   KRC’s 2013 Consistory members; KRC’s administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members. 
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 & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace.
victims of warfare, terrorism, and  violence worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassuring knowledge that he is in control.
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 violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.  
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: Florence, Chris, Julie, and Angie Rivera grieving the recent loss of husband and father, Mike; those grieving the loss of Jennifer Kline, following her long and difficult battle with cancer; and those grieving the death of Kenneth Robinson, 97, husband of Barbara Vosburgh’s sister.  
Liz Carroll, preparing for surgery tomorrow.
Rosemary Whitmore & Mrs. Martinez, mothers of Paul Varga's best friends, both dealing with cancer.
others battling or recovering from cancer: Steven Blun; Mary, Jessica Farley's mom; Dawn Tuttle's daughter-in-law; Leonard, Susan Lamont's cousin; Kim Lyle's grandma; Rose and Joanne, friends of the Simpkins and Spaulding families; Charlie Roppolo; Luci & sister, Marilyn; Dan McNeil; Kathy White, friend of Dawn VanBuren; George, father of Nancy Baker’s friend; Gail, daughter of a friend of Barbara Vosburgh; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Sal Alessi; Donna Scalera.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Jane Zanchelli; Nancy Baker's brother; Dawn Van Buren's mom, Doris; Rachel’s infant son; Jane Smith; Noreen Kennedy; Dawn Tuttle; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Paul Varga; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Faity Tuttle. 
those facing challenges and difficult decisions: Christians suffering persecution; Libby Little.
reassurance and peace for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life.
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan.
residence-bound members, Gordie Van Buren; Murray Leonardson.
those who are traveling, especially Glenn Warren, in Florida for the next couple of weeks.

 

~CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE PLANNED FOR 2014~

     Kinderhook Reformed Church is pleased to present the 2014 portion of Concerts in the Village (CITV), a concert series begun 4 years ago under the sponsorship of KRC’s Stewardship Ministry as a music outreach to the church’s surrounding communities featuring our refurbished pipe organ.  Continuing under the dedicated administration of KRC’s CITV committee and the capable and talented leadership of music director and organist, David Smith, the series has evolved to include a variety of orchestral instrumentalists, vocal soloists, a chorus of over 70 voices (now known as the Broad Street Chorale), and a wide selection of sacred and secular pieces from diverse musical periods and cultures.

     All concerts will be performed in KRC’s sanctuary, and a suggested donation of $15 will be gratefully accepted to assist in the ongoing funding of this exceptional series:

 

       SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 3:00 P.M.  The third offering in the 2013-2014 Concerts in the Village series will be "Henry Purcell Sacred and Secular: Home, Church and Dramatic Music of the Early Baroque in England.” Featured will be the Broad Street Chorale, soloists Amanda Boyd, Jon Morrell and others, and orchestra.  This program will include a concert performance of Dido and Aeneas, the first important opera in the English language, as well as instrumental and solo vocal music.

 

 

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.

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 Mondays, 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.

 

KRC 2014 CONSISTORY-ELECT

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                               Deacons

Jane Deane – ’14,   758-7051

Noreen Dick – ’15,  Derick Latorre – ’14,   376-1882

Barbara Vosburgh – ’15,  758-6512

                                                   Elders
Maureen Mooney – ’14,  210-6079
Dawn Tuttle – ’15,   758-6031

Patti Varga – ’15  392-4771

Bob Wildermuth – ’14,   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

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