Kinderhook Reformed Church
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor
Worship Services for January 27, 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 Prayer
*Morning Praise                                                              O Worship the King
  Prayer for Illumination
  Scripture Lesson:                                            Nehemiah 8:1-12 (p. 347-348)
  Message:                 "His Mercies Are New Every Morning”
  Prayer of Thanks
  Offering and Prayer of Blessing
  Intercessory Prayer
*Song of Devotion                               The Steadfast Love of the Lord
*Benediction

10 a.m. Celebration of Worship

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship
downstairs in the Fellowship Room following this Worship service.

Ushers: Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, Ben Hart, John Schubert
Greeter(s):  Sug Hawver
Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

 

  Prelude       
Drawing Near to God
  Welcome and Announcements
*God's Greeting
XCall To Worship - Inspired by Psalm 23  (Responsive)
     We are led
beside still waters.
     We are fed
at a huge banquet table.
     We are accompanied
through valleys of shadow and death.
     We are guided
to do justice and righteousness.
     We are anointed,
blessed and filled.
     We sing
of God's goodness and mercy.
*Morning Praise  Hymn #29                                             O Worship the King

Allowing God to Forgive Us
   Call to Confession
The God who created us and knows our every weakness is also the God who redeems us. With confidence, let us confess the sins that separate us from God and one another.
   Prayer of Confession  (Unison)
How easy it is to forget, loving God, that we are all created in your image. How quickly we judge people by what they wear or what they do rather than who they are. How easy it is to lift our voices in criticism rather than lift our hands in compassionate care. How quick we are to forget and deny you. Forgive us, O Lord God. Grant us the wisdom to accept your forgiveness and take your lead. Holy Spirit, teach us to thirst for you and love one another. This we ask in the name of Jesus the Christ, our Lord and Savior.  Amen.
   Assurance of Pardon
Hear good news this morning: Through the death of his Son, God forgives your sin, and through his Son’s resurrection, God loves you into life. Go therefore and live in his love!   Hallelujah, Amen.
 

Allowing God to Shape Us
   Praise Songs
   Children’s Sermon and Blessing  (Unison)
Draw our children face-to-face with you, O Lord.  May they feel your presence, and taste your goodness; may they experience your power to renew and strengthen them in times of need; and may they long for more of you each day of their lives.  Amen.

   Prayer for Illumination
   Scripture Lesson                       Nehemiah 8:1-12 (p. 347-348)      
   Message                  "His Mercies Are New Every Morning”
   Prayer of Thanks

Allowing God to Use Our Lives and Our Stuff

   Call to the Presentation of Our Offering       
*Doxology and Offertory Prayer
  Prayer Requests
  Intercessory Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer
*Closing Hymn #60                                                         Great Is Thy Faithfulness
*Benediction
  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
                 
A congregational meeting to consider the 2013 KRC Budget will be held in the sanctuary TODAY immediately following the 10 a.m. Worship Service.  Please plan to attend, as your input is highly valued.

Youth Group for middle school youth grades 6 – 8 continues this coming Tuesday, January 29, 7 – 8:30 p.m., with session 2 of “God and Church”, the middle school level of the P.R.A.Y (Promoting Religion Among Youth) Program. 

~ 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
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A POINSETTIA HOME OR TAKE ONE TO AA SHUT-IN FRIEND OR RELATIVE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DO SO.  WITHH JUST A LITTLE TLC IT WILL STAY BEAUTIFUL FOR MANY WEEKS.

The Coffee Hour following our 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service has grown into a well-attended, enjoyable, and very valuable time of fellowship for the KRC family and visitors. At this time, only a few dedicated individuals are providing and serving the refreshments and beverages and seeing to the work of clean-up afterward.  Volunteers are needed to help out in this ministry, and a sign-up sheet is available on the back table if you are willing to host or lend a hand with a Coffee Hour.
  

The Ichabod Crane High School Art Club is hosting the fifth annual “Empty Bowls” supper on Tuesday, February 5, from 4:30-6:30 pm in the ICHS cafeteria.  The public is invited to enjoy a delicious simple meal at this community event and to take home a ceramic bowl made by Ichabod Crane students. The bowl serves as a visible reminder that people go to bed hungry every night. Admission by cash donation includes handmade bowl, soup, bread, and beverage. The ceramic bowls have been created by members of the Art Club and students in Ceramics classes at ICHS. All proceeds from this “Empty Bowls” supper will benefit the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry. In case of bad weather, the snow date will be Thursday, February 7. 
                                   Laura Cannamela,
                                   Ichabod Crane Central School Art Department Chair

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.

The 9 a.m. Thursday morning small group is continuing its 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!

The KRC Family will once again join forces to cook the free supper planned for Tuesday, February 26, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Valatie.  Anyone willing to lend a hand to this ministry (cooking, serving, clean-up) please sign up on the sheet provided on the back table.

~SEA TO SEA~

Dear Friends,
     This summer we have a special opportunity to shed light on poverty and raise funds for transformative ministries that help people overcome poverty - and we need your help. The RCA is partnering to host Sea to Sea - a 4,000-mile cross-continental bike tour through the United States and Canada beginning on June 21, 2013, in Los Angeles and ending nine weeks later in New York City.  Through Sea to Sea, we hope to engage the body of Christ on behalf of those suffering from extreme poverty. We’re partnering with people and agencies who transform lives and communities worldwide, as well as raising funds to help local churches fight poverty.
     Sea to Sea is a partnership of the RCA, Partners Worldwide, and World Renew/CRWRC. As cyclists trek across North America, Sea to Sea will highlight the anti-poverty ministries of the RCA, World Renew/CRWRC, Disaster Response Services, and Partners Worldwide, and will raise money to support that work. Additionally, 35 percent of the funds raised will be distributed to local church programs that assist people in poverty.
     Registration
Cyclists are needed. Registration is open for cyclists who will ride the entire tour. If openings are still available this fall, cyclists will be able to join the ride for part of the trip. Visit www seatosea.org for details.
     Your Church Can Help
We need the help of your church in order to best fight poverty through this bike tour.  Please consider:
• Supporting a local ministry that fights poverty, and utilizing Sea to Sea to increase awareness of the ministry.
• Spreading the word about the ride and asking others to participate.
• Bringing awareness and enthusiasm to your church by posting promotional pieces; linking to www.seatosea.org from your church website; and putting announcements in your bulletin.
• Donating to cyclists at www.seatosea.org
Rev. Joanna Tipple, former pastor in the Columbia-Greene Classis, rode in Sea to Sea in 2008 and is planning on riding again in 2013.  In order to be able to participate, each rider is required to raise funds, and Joanna is asking for our assistance in this endeavor.
     Find Out More
The Sea to Sea website outlines the route, volunteer opportunities, how to pray for cyclists, and more about this historic bike tour.


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 good news that Jim Baker’s mom and dad are both doing well.
• the good report that Glenn Wallace is recovering at Sunnyview rehab following successful cardiac surgery.
• the continuing successful rehab and improvement of Patrice Lyon’s mother, Eleanor, following hip-replacement surgery.
• the encouraging news that Kara Ennis’s recent scans were all negative.
• 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.
• 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. 
• Pastor Dan Herrick and the congregation of 2nd Reformed Church in Philmont at the loss of their church building to a recent fire.  The church, a historic landmark, was 175 years old.  Dan says that some of the church records may have escaped the fire, but not much else was saved.
• those, especially children, suffering natural disaster; the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: Donna Scalera and family grieving the recent loss of Donna’s mother, May Trout; those grieving the recent death of Don Berlin; Blas Ortiz and his children, close friends of Deborah Spaulding, grieving the recent death of wife and mother, Margie.
• Laurie (Dunham) Maul, who will likely be undergoing surgery in Boston this coming week to repair an arterial aneurysm;  pray that doctors will be able to determine the surgical procedure that will work best in Laurie’s particular case, and for reassurance and peace for parents, Jim and Bonnie Dunham. 
• Frank Vosburgh, in rehab at Whittier, battling a number of health issues; and pray 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: Pastor Glenn Metzler; Mary Bridges; Faity Tuttle; Glenn Wallace; Kathy Varga;  Tom Saulpaugh;  Eleanor, mother of Patrice Lyons; Baby Savannah; Sara Schubert; Bert Beach; Bea Post; 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; Suzanne W; Jenny Kline; Betsey Klein; Jill Shpur; Rosanne & Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Donna Scalera.
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Olivia, that God will give her peace, strength, perseverance, safety, and His direction; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out the difficult decisions that are challenging him; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
• those travelling, especially Dawn & Ted Tuttle and Maureen Mooney vacationing in Florida.
• 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.

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) 

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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 27

   8:30 am  Early Worship Service
     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School
Congregational meets following Worship to consider KRC’s 2013 budget
   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.
Tues., January 29
       7:00 – 8:30  Middle School Youth, Grades 6 – 8, “PRAY 2”  at KRC
Thur, January 31
  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.,   February 1
       9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets opposite KRC office
Sun.,  February 3
   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.
Mon., February  4
       6:45 pm  Outreach Ministry meets
Tues., February  5
       7:00 – 8:30  Middle School Youth, Grades 6 – 8, “PRAY 3” at KRC
Thur, February  7
  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
Mon., February 11
       6:30 pm  Consistory meets
Wed., February 13
       7:00 pm  Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service @ KRC
Tues., February 26 - KRC family cooks/serves free supper at St. Luke’s

 


Servers Next Sunday, February 3, 2013
Ushers:   Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, Ben Hart, John Schubert
Greeter(s):  Sara Hartman and Tanya Thompson

 

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