KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE, JANUARY 15, 2017

 “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 Reading                                                                                     Luke 12:4-7 (p. 737)

  Message                                                                                            “Fear Like You Know It!”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction

 

  10:00 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

Following worship today, all are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments

downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Thanks to today’s ushers, Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Glenn Warren, Chip Wood.

Thanks to today’s greeter, Suzy Nieman.     

Nursery facility available downstairs

 

  Prelude

  Welcome and Announcements

  God's Greeting

  Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship (Responsive)  Adapted from Psalm 34:1-8

We have come here to worship, to restore our souls.
       Taste and see that the Lord is good! 

To the God who makes all these things happen, we lift our voices in praise.

       I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
Taste and see that the Lord is good! 
       I will glory in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
       Taste and see that the Lord is good! 
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
       Those who look to him are radiant;

       their faces are never covered with shame.

       Taste and see that the Lord is good.

*Song of Exaltation #98                                                          Majesty, Worship His Majesty

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession

In our own self-absorption, we have often neglected to lift our holy God up in sincere, worshipful praise; and we have failed to testify with our mouths to his faithfulness, and to reflect in our actions his righteousness and loving kindness.  Let us together seek his forgiveness.

  Prayer of Confession (Responsive)

God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have not been your faithful, called-out people.

We have been filled with self-concern and self-interest. "Me first" has become the order of our lives and has led us into sin.

Lord, have mercy on us.

We have lacked vision; our commitment has been shallow; our love has been narrow.

We have been bitter complainers, forgetting who we are called to be. Lord,
have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, God, and help us to be like Jesus, who gave up everything for our salvation. Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)

Jesus knows our every weakness, and loves us still. Dear friends, awaken to the promise of Christ's amazing grace, and believe the good news that in him we are forgiven!

       Praise be to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Children's Message and Prayer of Blessing (Unison)

Lord of grace and glory, transform the lives of these children with your divine and holy presence.   May their lips boldly speak your praises, their voices resound with songs of worship, and their hearts remain faithful to you forever.  Amen.

  Prayer Song for Illumination #536                                                        Open Our Eyes, Lord

  Scripture Reading                                                                                               Psalm 40:1-11

  Message                                                                     “Introduction to a Lack-Nothing Life”

  Prayer of Thanks

     Celebrating God

  Offering and Offertory

*Doxology #809                                                   Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise him all creatures here below.

Praise him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

  Offertory Prayer (Unison)

O Lord, source of our salvation and giver of life, we acknowledge that all we have received is from your hand. You call us to be caretakers of the abundance you have entrusted to us. Help us to always use your gifts wisely, and teach us to share them generously. May our faithful stewardship bear witness to the love of Jesus Christ in our lives and bring praise to your name. Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord's Prayer

*Song of Promise #639                                                                Surely Goodness and Mercy

*Blessing, Benediction, 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

 

 

MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED

TO THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS

Will and Jayne Ferguson, in loving memory of

Will Sr. & Theresa Ferguson,

 David Peterson, and Zoe Covey

 

Arnie and Claudia March, in memory of

all loved family

 

Suzy Nieman, in memory of the Duck Family

 

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

 

Alan and Noreen Dick         Sug Hawver   

Maureen Mooney             Sue Patterson  

 Wayne Van Allen and Janet Smith

 

 

2017 ENVELOPE SYSTEM AVAILABLE

For those currently participating in the envelope system to present offerings to the church, new envelope sets are now available at the small table in the back of the sanctuary and ready for use. If you have not yet picked yours up, please do so today. If you are not currently using the weekly envelope system to present your contributions to the church, but would like to do so in 2017, please pick up and complete one of the small green request forms and drop it in the offering plate.

 

THERE IS MAIL IN THE CHURCH FAMILY MAILBOX (UPPER LEFT CORNER BOX)

FOR JANE DEANE AND SARA HARTMAN.

 

A BIG "THANK YOU" to all those who provided and/or delivered gifts to this year’s Angel Tree families.  Your generosity and willingness to participate in this worthy program brought the Christmas message, Christmas joy, and happiness to many children and their parents, and are very much appreciated.                

                                                                      Sara Hartman, Angel Tree Coordinator

 

 

 

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT 2017

KRC’s share of support this year is $5,310 for services and resources to be provided for us by the Reformed Church in America at the
d national levels. EACH MEMBER’S SHARE OF THIS YEAR’S CLASSIS ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN SET AT
$88.50 (up 48¢ from last
year)
.  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 $1.77
weekly for the remaining weeks in this year. All contributions made for this purpose should be designated, “Classis Assessment.” 

 

~PROPERTY MINISTRY PROJECT~

       It is the responsibility of the Property Ministry to see that the properties owned by the church are maintained and kept in suitable condition. The parsonage on Eichybush Road is one of those properties.

       In the 1970's a porch was added to the back of the parsonage behind the kitchen in a corner formed by parts of the structure. It was screened in, and during the years since then those screens deteriorated to the point where they were removed. In order to protect and preserve the remaining portions of the porch and also to further insulate the kitchen area of the parsonage, the Property Ministry recommended and the consistory approved a plan to close the porch in with sliding windows plus screens, making it much more serviceable. The church has contracted with Window World to have this done at a cost between $5,000 and $6,000. The work will begin as soon as the required windows have been produced.

       The Property Ministry plans to hold some fund raising events in the spring of '17 to help pay for this project. As always, any donations that a person may choose to make toward this work will be gratefully accepted to help reach our goal. If donations should exceed the amount required, they will be held for support of future projects which continually need to be addressed. 

 

THE SCHOOL FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING AND SERVING

A Ministry of the Mid-Hudson and Orange Classes

WINTER 2017 COURSE OFFERING

What:  Old Testament Survey

For Whom:  Preaching Elders, Commissioned Pastor Candidates, General Interest

Focus:  This survey course will explore the ways God reveals himself in the Old Testament, contributes to the witness and ministry of the Church, and invites us, deeply and irrevocably, into relationship with him.

Instructor:  The Rev. Aaron Schulte

Dates:  Wednesdays, 7 – 10 pm:

January 18, 2; February 1, 8, 15; and Thursday, February 23, 7-10 p.m.

Location:  Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main Street, Hurley, NY 12443

Cost:  $100, plus books and materials (Scholarships available. Contact the Registrar.)

Registration Forms are available on the back table.

 

 

~ CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE 2016-2017 SEASON ~

       On February 12th CITV returns to The School/Jack Shainman Gallery with 20th Century Music for Strings and Women’s Voices, including works by Vaughan Williams, Britten, Saint-Saëns, Poulenc and Foote. The women of the Broad Street Chorale will perform, along with soprano Amanda Boyd, soloist in Britten’s Les Illuminations. On April 2nd at Kinderhook Reformed Church Masterpieces from the Classical Age will feature Mozart’s magnificent Mass in c minor, as well as Haydn’s virtuosic Sinfonia Concertante for which the soloists will be principals of the Broad Street Orchestra: violinist Elizabeth Silver, cellist Erica Pickhardt, oboist Karen Hosmer, and bassoonist Cornelia McGiver.

       Suggested donation for all performances - $20.  For further information and assured seating go to www.concertsinthevillage.org or call 758-6869.

 

 

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 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.
  • Rev. Paige Convis, KRC’s associate pastor, as she fulfills her ministerial duties as full-time pastor to the Muitzeskill and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches.
  • KRC ministries, programs & projects and those planning & administering them: KRC’s Consistory; KRC’s administrative ministries; Adult and Children’s Sunday School; KRC’s Youth Group; 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-elect Donald Trump, 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 South Korea.
  • 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: Charles, family, and friends grieving the death of Charles’s wife, Carey, friend of Holly Clause; family and friends grieving the recent death of Joan Van Alstyne; John Leonardson, family, and friends grieving the recent death of Murray Leonardson, long-time member of KRC; those grieving the recent death of Angie Gabriel. 
  • 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.
  • Kara (Ennis) Mobley who will be traveling to Boston this coming Thursday with parents, Dave and Beth, for a second opinion on how to manage the current health issue raised following her most recent routine scans and evaluations.  Pray for peace and reassurance for Kara and her family, and for a speedy and positive outcome.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Ron Dick; Kim Helm; Carol Nel; Donna Scalera; Paul Osborn; Jeff Peter; Mark; Jay, Ann; Jill; Steve; Dorothy Wheeler.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Alex Jennings; Karina Speer; Susan Lamont; Chris Nel; Dina; Mike Smith; Loren Speer; Vickie Metzger; Chrissy Blackwood; Alexandria Noxon; Eddie; Patti Varga’s Uncle Martin; Fred Borelli; Mark; Merrill Johnson;  Lynn; Rob, friend of Glenn and Cricket Warren; Virginia Rothermel; Maggie; Art Gross; Angie Rivera; Stacey Baker; Harriet Stockhoff; Ruth Edge; Jean Skipper; Floyd Haber; Paul Varga.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Jaheim, Angel Tree child, in need of appropriate school placement; Cydney Rippel, Carly Rippel, Greg Clause Jr., and others as they face the challenges of a higher level of education or seek a career; Vince Beaudoin; the alarming epidemic of heroin addicts.
  • those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill: Nancy Stewart; Rick Scalera.
  • those traveling.
  • residence-bound KRC family, George Clowe.

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, and others who lead worship at KRC from time to time.
  • 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.
  • the good report that Merrill Johnson’s surgery went well and has been successful in relieving the pain he was suffering.  Please continue to pray for a complete recovery for Merrill. 
  • His provision for all of 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.

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)

 

 

 

 

 

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, visitations, and counseling.

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

Church Phone   758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

 

                                                                 KRC 2017 CONSISTORY

                     Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                                           Deacons

Jane Deane  ’17   

Noreen Dick  ’18

Beth Anne Rippel – ’18   

Tana Thompson  ’17

 

                                                                   Elders

Merrill Johnson’18

Dawn Van Buren’18

Patti Varga  ’17

Barbara Vosburgh  ’17

                                                 

                                                       KRC STAFF

                 KRC Office Manager              KRC Office Assistant          

              Paul Clause – 859-4158     Courtney Wood – 784-2134

                          KRC Sexton                 KRC Cemetery Supervisor        

           Greg Clause Jr – 653-2786       Greg Clause – 369-8472 X

 

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Summer Worship Service
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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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TUE
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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WED
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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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!
Small Group Bible Study
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FRI
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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