Kinderhook Reformed Church
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
Worship Services for January 13, 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 Worship                                                 Open the Eyes of My Heart
  Morning Prayer
  Prayer for Illumination
  Scripture Lesson:                                                 Isaiah 43:1-7 (pp. 514-515)
  Message:                                          “Emerging Redemption”
  Prayer of Thanks
  Offering and Prayer of Blessing
  Intercessory Prayer
*Song of Devotion                                                Take Time to Be Holy
*Benediction


10 a.m. Celebration of Worship
All are invited you to enjoy refreshments and fellowship
downstairs in the Fellowship Room following this Worship service.

Pastor Rudy will be leaving directly after this morning’s 10 am sermon for Phoenix AZ, to fulfill his Synod duties with regards to a weeklong workshop on “The Missional Church” and what it means and holds for the Reformed Church in America. After his departure the worship service will be concluded by the leadership of elders and deacons. May the Lord bless our time of worship together!
Ushers: Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett
Greeter(s):  The Zietsman Family
Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

    Prelude       
Drawing Near to God
    Welcome and Announcements
*Morning Praise  Hymn #45                   Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
   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. Amen!


Allowing God to Shape Us   Children’s Sermon and Blessing
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.  Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination and Scripture Lesson     Isaiah 43:1-7 (pp. 514-515)
  Message                  "Emerging Redemption"
  Prayer of Thanks
Turning Our Hearts to God
  Call to Confession - Deacon Patrice Lyons
As we come to this place of prayer, let us come with open minds, willing to honestly confront our shortcomings, and with open hearts ready to receive God's forgiveness.
  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)
Eternal God, you have revealed your love by the light of your Christ and taught your faithful people by the light of your Spirit.  Enlighten our hearts and minds that we may give up our attachment to the darkness of sin and evil.  Shine in the dark caverns of our hearts where we hide our secret thoughts and desires, O Lord. Make us radiant with your love, that others may see our good works and glorify our Lord Jesus Christ, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
  Assurance of Pardon - Deacon Derick LaTorre
Brothers and sisters in Christ, hear this good news: God brings us into life again and again through the love of Christ our Lord. Because of his sacrifice on the cross, receive the gift of forgiveness for your shortcomings, failures, and sin. Live life in full, and know that God loves you no matter what.
Thanks be to God. Amen.

Giving Ourselves for God’s Glory
  Call to the Presentation of Our Offering - Elder Dawn Tuttle
God has blessed us with both spiritual and material gifts. As God has been generous with us, let us be generous and joyful givers.
  Vocal Offertory - Deborah Spaulding & Nancy Baker, Let There Be Peace on Earth
*Doxology and Offertory Prayer  (Unison)
Gracious God, all that we are and all that we have are because of your unmerited favor in our lives. Thank you for the privilege of being entrusted with so much. Thank you for the opportunity to use your blessings to bless others. We faithfully and joyfully give, desiring that you use these offerings to sow and reap bountifully for your kingdom. Amen.
  Prayer Requests
  Intercessory Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer - Elder Dawn Van Buren
*Closing Hymn #540                                                            Take Time to Be Holy
*Benediction - Elder Bob Wildermuth
  Hymn of Response                                   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                                             

~ Many thanks to those who contributed to the Christmas poinsettias ~
Will and Jayne Ferguson – In loving memory of Will and Theresa Ferguson
Mid Glass – In loving memory of her parents, Marshal & Ruth Tebbutt
Arnie and Claudia March – In memory of all loved ones
Virginia Rothermel – In loving memory of
Ed, Bill, & Paul Rothermel, and Justin Lynch
Bill and Suzy Nieman – Florence Rivera – Sug Hawver


2013 KRC Budget copies will be available on the back table for your reference and preparation for a congregational meeting Sun., January 27.

The 9 a.m. Thursday morning small group has just begun a new study entitled, Living on the Edge – Dare to Experience True Spirituality, by Chip Ingram.  Mr. Ingram, pastor, teacher, author, and discipleship leader, presents in this study a proven pathway to becoming an “r12” (Romans 12) Christian disciple in the image of Christ.  The group invites you to join them in the KRC conference room in what is certain to be a blessed and rewarding time of spiritual growth together.

"THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP HAS BEGUN MEETING AGAIN ON FRIDAYS AT 9:30 A.M. in the main floor classroom opposite the church office. We are creating new plans and new items for the 2013 KRC Bazaar, and we are very much in need of new members and new ideas.  Last year’s preparation workshops were full of fun, laughter, and good fellowship, and the bazaar was a huge success.  We warmly welcome you to join us in our efforts to make this year’s even better!

An Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service will be held here at KRC on 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.

HAPPY JANUARY BIRTHDAY:

  Paul Clause (2nd), Libby Little (2nd), Kari Anne Powell (2nd),
Harriet Simpkins (2nd), Stacey Baker (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 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 encouraging news that Kara Ennis’s recent scans were all negative.
• the good report that Eleanor, mother of Patrice Lyons, is recovering speedily at Whittier rehab following recent hip replacement surgery.
• Baby Ian, 4-month-old cousin of Maureen Mooney, who is doing extremely well following heart surgery.
• the good report that Judy Iocco is doing well  following treatment for leukemia.
• 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.
• for another successful candlelight night. Thank you to all who donated their time and talents. We had lots of new visitors and young people who hung out to enjoy the good fellowship and food. There were over 15 people who helped and many others who contributed by baking or providing supplies. Thanks to Paul Clause, John Bowen and Deb for the music, and thanks also Bonnie and Jim, Joy, Jane Smith, Jane Dean, Ruth, Sally, Sara Hartman, Brenda, Nancy, Sara B, Sara S, Patty, Dawn, Greg, Melissa, Mid, and Erika. IHN, Maureen Mooney
• 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.

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.
• communities, families, & individuals grieving the tragedies of recent gun violence.
• those, especially children, suffering natural disaster; the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially Blas Ortiz and his children, close friends of Deborah Spaulding, grieving the recent death of wife and mother, Margie, who had been battling peritoneal cancer for some months. Remember also those grieving the death of Max Kelly, 21, of Germantown who died in a recent automobile accident, and those grieving the death of Nate Phelan, 31, son of Jon and Kathleen Phelan; some members of the KRC family taught Nate at Ichabod Crane, and worked with his father, Jon, Middle School teacher. Cards and notes of sympathy may be sent to the Phelan family at 377 Bunker Hill Road, Nassau, NY 12123.
• Faity Tuttle, who is experiencing some health issues and awaiting test results.
• Glenn Wallace, recovering from heart surgery this past Friday. Pray for comfort, reassurance, and quick healing for Glenn whose wife, Arlene, died recently.
• Kathy Varga, recovering from recent surgery to repair a broken collar bone.
• Frank Vosburgh, now in rehab at Whittier, battling a number of health issues; pray also for Barbara as she attends to Frank’s needs.
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Timmy Alvarez; Doris; Ken and Marion P; Fred Steeves; Jack, grandfather of Patti Varga; Pastor Glenn Metzler; Jim Baker's dad;  Tom Saulpaugh;  Eleanor, mother of Patrice Lyons; Baby Savannah; Sara Schubert; Bert Beach; Bea Post; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Dave Ennis’s father; Florence Rivera; Paul Varga. 
• those battling or recovering from cancer: Melissa M; Stephanie; Ron Jensen; Patricia’s mother; Dick; Don Berlin; Suzanne W; Jenny Kline; Betsey Klein; Jill Shpur; Rosanne & Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Donna Scalera.
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
• God’s blessing on those recently engaged/married, expecting babies, new/first-time parents: Derick and Heather LaTorre, recently married; new parents, Ben and Kathryn Hart (Baby Daniel Robert, born October 29).
• those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
• our residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren.


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.

~A THANK-YOU FROM ANGEL TREE’S PRESIDENT~

Dear Pastor Rudy Visser and the KRC Family,
   
As we celebrate the season of Christ’s birth, you and your church have poured your hearts out to bring joy to the hearts of prisoners’ children. We are confident that the time and effort you have sacrificed for “the least of these” will make an eternal impact. Thank you for leading your congregation to selflessly serve others during a busy season!
    
Because of you and countless volunteers from Angel Tree churches across the country, hundreds of thousands of children of prisoners have received gifts on behalf of their incarcerated parents. But more than that, these children are seeing God’s grace in action, and they are hearing that God loves them enough to send them a gift beyond price - His Son, Jesus Christ!
   
I’m sure it’s easy to wonder if investing in Angel Tree makes a long-term difference. Let me assure you that it does. This past year we reconnected with Jeffery Hopper. He was a hardened, suspicious man. A bitter cycle of crime enveloped his entire family when he signed up his five-year-old daughter for Angel Tree. After a local church delivered a gift, his daughter wrote him a letter and came to visit him on Christmas Eve, expressing her love and forgiveness. “God got to me through my daughter - the only weak spot I had,” remembers Jeffery. “After the visit, I went to the chapel and fell apart.”  Jeffery received Jesus as his Savior, went to seminary after release, and now serves as a hospice chaplain. He’s reconciled to his family, and his daughter, now 26, has a love for Christ, a godly husband, and a new baby girl. The cycle of crime has been broken!
    
A simple gift can change a life, and churches like yours play an integral role. Thank you for your support and joining us in bringing hope to many difficult situations. We look forward to continuing to work alongside you to share Christ’s love with prisoners and their children!

For His Kingdom,

Garland Hunt
Angel Tree President

      

       For those who are using the envelope system to present tithes and offerings to the church, SOME NEW ENVELOPES FOR 2013 ARE STILL AWAITING PICK-UP FROM THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY.  IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, PLEASE PICK YOURS UP TODAY.  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 GREEN 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.

Please enjoy the four display panels now installed on the side walls in the rear of the sanctuary. These beautiful works, featuring highlights of Kinderhook Reformed Church’s 300-year history, are a rich source of information to KRC visitors as well as to our church family, and they will serve as an excellent enhancement to KRC’s guided tour program.

Please note, as the listing below indicates, that the Missions and Evangelism Ministries have now been combined to form the Outreach Ministry.  One deacon, Patrice Lyons, and one elder, Maureen Mooney, will be co-liaisons sharing the duties of overseeing the work of Outreach.

KRC 2013-2014 CONSISTORY

  Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

Deacons

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, January 13
    8:30 am  Early Worship Service
  10:00 am  Communion 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.
Thur, January 16
  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.,   January 17
       9:30 am Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets opposite KRC office
Mon, January 14
   7:00 pm  Outreach Ministry meets
Sun.,  January 27
       8:30 am  Early Worship Service
10:00 am  Communion Worship Service and Sunday
Congregational meets to consider KRC’s 2013 budget following Worship 
   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.
Wed., February 13
       7:00 pm  Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service @ KRC

 

 

Servers Next Sunday, January 20, 2013
Ushers:   Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett
Greeter(s): 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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