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This Week's Events
JUN

24

SUN
Summer Worship Service
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Join us for summer worship at 9 am
Youth Sunday School
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
All youth ages 3 & up are welcome to attend Sunday school classes with songs, lessons, crafts & more
JUN

25

MON
Outreach Ministry Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
JUN

27

WED
Apostle's Creed Bible Study
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
Please join us at the Kinderhook Reformed church at 6PM for a bible study with Pastor Rudy Visser. All are welcome. Do you have questions about foundational Christian truths such as the purpose of life? Believing that powerful answers are embedded in the Apostles' Creed, Adam Hamilton examines it to explore what Christians believe and why it matters. Topics are:
God
Jesus Christ
The Holy Spirit
The Church and the Communion of Saints
The Forgiveness of Sins
The Resurrection of the Body
Small Group Bible Study - Acts
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This study will met at the church in the fellowship hall until further notice.
JUN

28

THU
Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
The Holy Spirit - Charles Stanley
Prayer Group
10:00 AM
Bible Search

Kinderhook Reformed Church Celebration of Worship, January 14, 2018

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

A warm welcome to visitors. 

Welcome visitors! Pleases fill out a visitors’ 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 Reading                                                                                      1 Chronicles 13:1-8

  Message                                                                                                             “Leading Well”

  Prayer of Thanks

  The Lord’s Supper

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction

 

10:00 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

Following worship, all are invited downstairs to a brunch reception

to welcome our new Consistory members.

Thanks to today’s ushers, Dave Ennis, Johnathan Pratt, Chuck Rothermel.

Thanks to today’s greeters, Deborah Spaulding and Susan Patterson.        

Nursery facility available downstairs.

 

  Prelude                Adagio from Symphony No. 1, op. 13/1               Charles-Marie Widor

  Welcome, Announcements, and God's Greeting

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship   (Responsive) Based on Isaiah 49: 1-7

Listen, everyone!  God has given us work to do.
       God has appointed each of us before we were even born.
It was God who named us.
       It is God who claims us for His holy purposes.
The light of God’s love shines in us.
       God calls us to shine His love into all the world!

  Invocation

*Hymn #26  (Verses 1 - 3)                                             Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven

 

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Prayer of Blessing upon Our Children (Unison), and Invitation to Sunday School

Lord Jesus, may our children always acknowledge you as the Son of the Most High God, and may they experience the power and direction of your Spirit within them.  May they be your light in this world, attracting many to the good news of your gifts of salvation and eternal life.  Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination and Scripture Reading                                    1 Chronicles 13:1-8

  Message                                                                                                             “Leading Well”

  Prayer of Blessings

Silent Prayer for Those Seeking to Accept Christ as Their Savior:

"Dear Jesus, I confess that I'm a sinner, and not right with you. I repent and ask forgiveness.  I believe that you died on the cross to take my punishment and to pay the price for my sins.  I believe that you rose from death to give me new life. Wash me clean from all sin, shame, and guilt, and come into my heart as my Lord and Savior.  In your name I pray.  Amen.

 

Celebrating God - His Calling, His Care, and His Abundance

  Installation of Office Bearers

       Deborah Spaulding, Susan Patterson (Deacons); Jean Hacker, Jane Deane (Elders)

*Hymn #295                                                                              Breathe on Me, Breath of God                                                                     

*Profession of Faith  (Unison - Front inside cover of hymnal)                   Apostles’ Creed

  Preparation for Communion #297 (Please remain seated.)        Spirit of the Living God

  The Lord’s Supper (Intinction) 

  Offering/Offertory                Invention VII (Quasi adagio), op. 50/7              Marcel Dupré

*Doxology #809                                                   Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

*Offertory Prayer  (Unison)  Based on  1 Corinthians 2:1-16

Heavenly Father, with great kindness you lead your people.  You give wisdom to help us recognize Christ as the Lord of glory.  Enlighten us by your Spirit to discern how to  use  the gifts that you have bestowed on us. May all of our church’s ministries serve as channels of your powerful grace. To this end, we dedicate these tithes and offerings. Amen. 

  Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn  #374                                                                                  Now Thank We All Our God

*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                    Basse et Dessus de Trompette                       Nicholas Clérambault

 

 

New offering envelopes are now available for pick-up at the small table in the back of the sanctuary. If you are not using the envelope system to present contributions to the church, but would like to do so, please contact Paul Clause or Courtney Wood.

 

 

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Part of an ongoing series

This Coming Wednesday, January 17 – 6:30 pm

Active Shooter Seminar/Training”

 

        Kinderhook Reformed Church, will host a training seminar to help the public and churches prepare and respond in the event of an active shooter scenario. 

        The seminar/training program will be presented by Investigator Anthony Brahm of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

        There will be a question and answer session following the program.

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith journey. Pray also that God will provide opportunities for us to witness for Jesus, and give us the courage and winsome words needed to make the most of these opportunities.
  • Pastor Rudy, as he fulfills his ministerial duties.
  • KRC ministries, programs & projects and those planning & administering them: KRC’s Consistory, especially newly installed officers, Jane Deane, Jean Hacker; Susan Patterson, and Deborah Spaulding; KRC’s administrative ministries, KRC’s Youth Group; Sunday School; KRC’s small group ministries and Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; 1st Friday; and other outreach programs.
  • our state, national, and world leaders, especially President Donald Trump and all of the government officials now in office, 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, especially Jason Lansing serving in S. Korea.
  • victims world-wide suffering natural and other hardships and tragedies, especially those caught in the California mudslides who have lost loved ones and homes; those suffering economic instability; poverty, hunger, and poor health; political oppression, unrest, terrorism, war, displacement.
  • those grieving the death of loved ones, especially Dennis & Jody Stupplebeen, family, and friends grieving the sudden death of Jody's father; Kay Haber, family, and friends grieving the recent loss of Kay's oldest brother, James Morse.
  • 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 loved ones nearing the close of this life.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Charles Roppolo; Terri; Christine; Michael, brother of Mary Jane Haywood; Connie Witkowski; Michael; Don Morse; Jill; J.B.; Jen; Bill, Janet Smith's brother; Ronny; Ron Dick; Carol Nel; Jeff Peter; Mark; Ann; Steve; Dorothy Wheeler.                        
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Maggie C, a young girl from VBS; a young couple dealing with difficulties with their unborn baby; Gayle, Courtney Wood’s mother; John W, a family friend of Patti Varga; Thomas Appel; Seth Mooney; Asha and her baby; Connie; Esther Baker, Jim Baker’s mom; Ruth Edge; Barbara Vosburgh; Virginia Rothermel.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Caleb L, a teen from youth group, suffering with severe depression; Merrill Johnson, dealing with a number of unspoken issues; our students as they deal with the challenges of higher levels of education in this school year, career choices, and job searches; Greg Clause Jr.; Libby Little-Saxton, working with Afghan refugees; the epidemic of addiction to life-threatening drugs.
  • God’s protection for travelers.
  • residence-bound KRC family, George Clowe, and those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.

 

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. 

 

Outreach Ministry is asking that those who submit a prayer request to KRC’s family and friends also inform us if they know of any additional material or physical needs, beyond the initial prayer request, that we might be able to meet. We would love the opportunity to engage with those in need of prayer in tangible ways as well, such as with meals, emergency   monies, a ride, a listening ear, a visit, childcare - to name a few.

 

 

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, 19

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

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO READ THE THANK-YOU NOTES ON THE MISSIONS BULLETIN BOARD IN THE FELLOWSHIP ROOM FROM SOME OF OUR MISSIONARIES.

 

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. 
  • the inspirational ministries of our guest preachers, Perry Jones, Tom McCrossan, John Bowen, Derek DeJager, and others who lead KRC worship from time to time.
  • those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, and those who have sacrificed their wellbeing and lives for the peace & liberty we enjoy.
  • all those of KRC's family and friends who volunteer their time, talent, and energy so generously and so selflessly to the various ministries and programs of our church, and who often do this quietly behind-the-scenes with little notice or recognition.

 

 

HAPPY JANUARY BIRTHDAY

  Paul Clause (2nd), Libby Little (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)

 

 

       Stewardship Ministry urges that everyone give prayerful consideration to how they might adjust their giving to help keep income at a level that will meet daily operating expenses.

       Inspired by the abundance with which the Lord has blessed us, let us continue, as his faithful stewards, to be ever mindful of the need to maintain a weekly offering sufficient to cover our commitments.      

 

KRC 2018 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

Deacons

  Noreen Dick  ’18   758-6640  noreend122@twc.com

*Susan Patterson – ’19

  Beth Anne Rippel ’18   392-5044  barippel@yahoo.com

*Deborah Spaulding ’19

Elders

*Jane Deane  ’19   758-7051 jdeane1943@gmail.com

*Jean Hacker – ’19

  Merrill Johnson’18   828-6726  docjohnson36@gmail.com

  Dawn Van Buren ’18  758-7564  dawnandleo@fairpoint.net

 

 

KRC TREASURER

Derick LaTorre – 376-1882  derick.latorre@gmail.com

 

                                                   KRC STAFF

               KRC Office Manager               KRC Office Assistant

            Paul Clause – 859-4158      Courtney Wood – 852-7172

                  

                       KRC Sexton                  KRC Cemetery Supervisor        

           Steven Green – 505-4918        Greg Clause – 369-8472 

 

COMING EVENTS

Today, Sun, January 14  

       8:30 am  Early Communion Worship Service   

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

Newly-elected Consistory members Jane Deane, Jean Hacker, Sue Patterson,

and Deborah Spaulding will be ordained and installed.

     11:30 am  Brunch reception for new Consistory members, KRC Fellowship Hall

Tues,  January 16

       7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets 

Wed,  January 17

       6:30 pm  Community Conversations – Active Shooter seminar/training

Thur, January 18

      9:00 am  Small Group Bible study @KRC.

            Group continues its study, Grace, by Max Lucado – Please join us!

     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @KRC

Fri,   January  19

      Parents Night Out – more details coming soon!

Sat, February 10

       5:30 - 8:30 pm  Parents Night Out – more details coming soon!

Servers Next Sunday, January 21, 2018

Ushers:  Jim Baker, Merrill Johnson, Wayne Van Allen

Greeter(s):

 

Sermon Notes

“Leading Well”

1 Chronicles 13:1-8

 

David truly led well by doing the following things: 

The result?

“The people could see that it was the right thing to do.” (1 Chronicles 13:4)