Kinderhook Reformed Church

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Worship Service for January 19, 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 (Insert)                              I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art     

  Morning Prayer

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                        2 Samuel 9:1-13 (p. 220)
  Message                                                           “Grace, the Power behind the Gospel”   

  Prayer of Blessing

  Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn #558                                                                      Love Divine, All Loves Excelling *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): Joy Bertram               Preschool Nursery available downstairs.
Guest Organist:  David Smith
 

  Prelude                  Cantilène from Symphonie Romane, Op. 73               C. M. Widor

  Welcome and God’s Greeting

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Based on Ps. 108:1-4, 2 Thess. 2:16

Our hearts are ready, O Lord,

       our hearts are ready!

We will sing and make melody!

       We will awaken the dawn!

We will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples.

       We will sing praises to You among the nations.

For Your steadfast love is great above the heavens.

       Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds,

       and Your redeeming grace gives us eternal encouragement and good hope!

*Hymn of Praise (Insert – All verses)         I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art

  Call to Confession  Based on Romans 5:8; Hebrews 4:16

The proof of God’s amazing love is this:  While we were sinners, Christ died for us.  Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive God’s mercy and grace in time of need. Trusting in His faithfulness and compassion, let us confess our sin before God and one another.

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

Holy God, we confess that we have ignored the guidance of Your Spirit and have elevated the things of this world above You.  We have made idols of possessions and people and used Your name for causes that are not consistent with Your purposes. We have made our own schedules a priority and have not made time for You. We have participated in practices that threaten life rather than protect it. We have coveted, and sometimes taken, what is not ours, and we have misrepresented others’ words and intentions.

[Moment of Meditation and Silent Prayer]

Hear our prayers of confession, O merciful God.

Forgive us for the many ways we fall short of Your glory. Help us to live faithfully according to Your ways, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon  Based on Romans 8:1

Hear the Gospel of Grace! There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun.

  Children’s Message and Blessing

Lord, lead our children to trust not in their own good works, but only in the grace of Jesus’ sacrifice for their salvation; assure them that, through faith in Jesus, their souls are secure in Your hands for all eternity.  Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                        2 Samuel 9:1-13 (p. 220)
  Message                                                           “Grace, the Power behind the Gospel”

  Prayer of Blessing

  Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings / Offertory

                       “How fair and pleasant art Thou,” Op. 18/5             M. Dupre

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

Almighty God, You have done great things for us, and holy is Your name. Bless all we offer You — ourselves, our time, and our possessions — that through us Your grace and favor may be made known to all the world, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer.  Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn #558  (All verses)                                                 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling *Benediction and Blessing

*Response Hymn

  Postlude            Fugue (Sortie) from L’Organiste Liturgiste (Book I)        A. Guilmant

 

       For those who are using the envelope system to present tithes and offerings to the church, there are still some new envelopes for 2014 waiting 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.

 

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 less than $2 per week. All contributions made for this purpose should be designated, “Classis Assessment.” 
 
 

HAPPY JANJUARY 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)

 

~NOTE OF THANKS FROM THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY~

Dear Reformed Protestant Dutch Church,

Please accept this letter as a thank you for your very generous donation of $435 to the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Your support is appreciated very much.  Our pantry serves all of the households in the Ichabod Crane School District who request help; the only stipulation is proof of residency in our district.  We are fortunate to live in communities that are very giving.  We find that more people are using the pantry in today’s economy.  On their behalf, and for all of our volunteers, a sincere thank-you for your assistance.  Many people will eat a good meal thanks to your help.

                           Sincerely yours,

                          Jean S. Norton for the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry

 

~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.

 
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 good report that Liz Carroll’s surgery went very well.
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.
Susan Lamont, hospitalized this week with flu complications, now recovering at home.
Esmeralda and Miguel, two children whose family life is presently unstable and potentially unsafe.  Please pray for the family, and that their parents will be able to work out appropriate measures to address all of their current difficulties.
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: those grieving the sudden death of Rosemary Klugo, very close friend of Beth and Dave Ennis; those grieving the recent loss of Peter Knapp Sr; Florence, Chris, Julie, and Angie Rivera grieving the recent loss of husband and father, Mike.
Jen, daughter-in-law of Dawn Tuttle, facing additional surgery.
George Clowe, recovering from a broken hip.
Jane Smith, suffering from a severe cold.
those battling or recovering from cancer: Rosemary Whitmore & Mrs. Martinez, mothers of Paul Varga's best friends; 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: Liz Carroll; Jane Zanchelli; Dawn Van Buren's mom, Doris; Rachel’s infant son; Noreen Kennedy; Dawn Tuttle; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Paul Varga; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera. 
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.

 

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.

 

~A FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT PEW CARDS~

Just a note to remind parents to keep their children from writing on or tearing the visitors’ cards and the prayer and announcement cards found in the slots on the back of each pew.  The visitors’ cards are purchased from a professional printer, and are expensive to replace.   Please have your children make use of the writing and coloring materials available especially for them in the back of the sanctuary.  Your attention to this request will be greatly appreciated.

 

KRC 2014 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                              Deacons

Jane Deane – ’14,  758-7051

Noreen Dick – ’15, 758-6640

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

COMING EVENTS

Today, January 19

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

    10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School   

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

             Please join in our continuing study of The Lord’s Prayer.

Mon., January 20

Please Note:  The meeting date for the next Consistory meeting is yet to be announced;  possible dates being considered are Wednesday, January 29,

or Thursday, January 30.  Please watch for additional details to come.

Tues., January 21

      7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Wed., January 22

      6:00 pm  Last New Members’ Class meets at the parsonage

Thur, January 23

 9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC
       Please join us as we continue our study of the book of Revelation.

      10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri.,   January 24

       9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

Sun., January 26

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service             

     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School   

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

Please join in our continuing study of The Lord’s Prayer

Mon., January 27

     10:00 am  Restoration Committee meets, main floor Conference Room

       6:45 pm  Outreach Ministry meets

Tues., January 28

       7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Wed., January 29

       6:30 pm  Please Note:  KRC Ridder Team is scheduled to meet, but may be      

              rescheduled for January 30th to accommodate this month’s Consistory        

             meeting. Please watch for additional details to come.

Servers Next Sunday, January 26, 2013

       Ushers:  Jim Dunham, Derick Latorre, Steve Shpur, Ken Sutherland

       Greeter(s):  Jim and Nancy Baker

 

 

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