Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Service for July 14, 2013, Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

 A WARM WELCOME TO VISITORS

You are invited to sign our Guest Book at the church entrance and to fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.  We would like to get to know you better, and all are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments at the Lemonade Stand on the front lawn following Worship today.

Ushers:  Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Gary Leggett

Greeter(s):  Jane Smith

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

 

CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Prelude                 

  Announcements  and God's Greeting

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)

     The Lord is great! Let the people rejoice!
            Our joy is found in You, O God!
     The Lord brings hope! Let the people rejoice!
            Our hope is found in You, O God!
     The Lord has saved us! Let the people rejoice!
            Our salvation comes from You, O God!
     The Lord is great! Let the people rejoice!
            We rejoice in You, O God!

*Hymn of Praise #29                                                                                O Worship the King
  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                             Luke 10:25-37  (p. 735)

  Message                              "What Does My Neighbor Have to Do with It?"

  Prayer of Blessing

  Call to Confession

We are commanded to love the Lord our God, walk in his ways and   observe his commandments. Knowing the richness of God’s mercy, let us confess our sins before God and one another.

  Prayer of Confession  (Video)                                               Lord I Need Thee  

  Testimony

  Prayer before Offering

  Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings                               

  Pastoral Prayer

*Closing Hymn #532                                                                       Be Thou My Vision

*Benediction and Blessing

*Response Hymn  (Insert)                                               We Receive Your Blessing

  Postlude         

 

 

 

 

* Coins for Compassion Boxes

may be placed in the offering plate on any Sunday. *

 The proceeds ($810) from KRC’s recent pancake breakfast have been forwarded to Camp Pinnacle, making it possible for three of our Angel Tree children, Melquan, Myaijah, and Maniyah, to attend camp there the week of July 22.  Please pray that these young people will come to know Jesus Christ during their camp experience, and that it will make a lasting difference in their lives.

~2013 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL A HUGE SUCCESS~

 

Praise God for all the volunteers from the Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed Church families and friends who worked so faithfully to make this year’s VBS outreach program one of the best ever.  Our heart-felt “Thank-you!” to each of you. Daily attendance was around and just over 100, with 112 children present on the best-attended day! If possible, please take a moment to offer your special thanks personally to Patti Varga for her talents and tireless efforts as VBS Coordinator.

 

~MINI-MARKET AND CHICKEN BARBECUE AUGUST 10~
 

Cleaning out your attic or storage unit? Had a garage sale and now have items not sold? Should have had a sale but did not? The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding its Annual Mini-Market and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, August 10. If you would like to donate items for the Mini-Market, call 732-7500 or 732-7976 to arrange for the drop off of items.

KRC’s share of support is $5,788 this year 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 $85.12 (up $3.40 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. For those who are able, a donation of $3.55 per week for the remaining 24 weeks of this year would meet an individual member’s share. All contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.”

 

If you are willing to reserve Saturday, October 5, 2013 on your calendar for participating in the ministry of packaging 10,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Program at Ghent Reformed Church, please sign on the sheet provided on the back table. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a short time of devotions, followed by a brief gathering to learn about world hunger and the true blessings we have in our small community. Lunch is at noon, and the meal packaging process, which should take only about an hour and a half, will begin at 1:00 pm.

 Jeff Barmen (2nd), Sally Heimroth (3rd), Virginia Rothermel (3rd),

Patrice Lyons (5th), Jay Rippel, (6th), Will Ferguson (7th), Mid Glass (8th), Haley Hickman (12th,) Dick Van Alstyne (13th), Ted Tuttle (18th),

Edward Arnold (26th), Glenn Warren (26th), Carien Zietsman (28th),

Patti Varga (30th)

 

Many KRC family and friends have, in the past, provided cut flowers for the pulpit in celebration of an anniversary or birthday, in honor of a special day or event, and in loving memory of family and friends who have passed away.  During the summer months, those of you who are gardeners are invited to arrange and display your own garden flowers on a Sunday of your choice.  If you are interested in providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564.

The KRC Cemetery Committee is pleased to announce the opening of Kinderhook Cemetery’s COLUMBARIUM, a portion of the cemetery specifically designed for cremation burials.  If you would like more information, please speak to Greg Clause, cemetery supervisor, or Jim Dunham, Cemetery Committee chairperson.

"THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP MEETS 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!

sSEA TO SEA - BIKE RIDE TO END  POVERTYs
 

Rev. Joanna Tipple, former pastor at the Livingston Memorial Church in Linlithgo, is participating in a 3900 mile, 9-week bicycle ride which began June 21 in Los Angeles, and will end in New York City. Hosted by the Reformed Church in America, Partners Worldwide, and the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee/World Renew - an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America - the ride endeavors  to raise awareness of poverty and respond to the need.  Joanna will commit to raising $5,000, and is appealing to friends and relatives for pledges and prayers.  You can donate to help her reach her personal goal at http://www.seatosea.kintera.org  Additional information about Sea-to-Sea may be found on the back table.

 

~KRC CHURCH DIRECTORY~

Thank you to all who got their pictures taken with Lifetouch.  We would love to have EVERYONE in the directory.  For those who did not get their picture taken, you can submit a photo to be included in the new directory.  Please put your picture in an envelope and mark it "Directory Photo" and put in the office for Liz.  We do need your picture as soon as possible.  Thank You!

 

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.  Foods that are always popular and needed are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti sauce; pasta; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice; cake & brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the front and side entryways of the church

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

KRC’s 2013 Consistory members; KRC’s administrative ministries, their chairpersons, and supporting members.
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
our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
The country of South Africa as it faces the failing health of Nelson Mandela.
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, 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.
those suffering loss of loved ones and homes in recent natural disasters.
those, especially children, suffering the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility. 
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: Natalie and children grieving the loss of husband and father;  the Hoyt Family, especially Lonnie Jr. and Nicole, following the death of Lonnie III on Father’s Day; the Hanson Family grieving the loss of husband and father of 3.
Joe McCormick, 24, suffering cardiac arrhythmia due to a severe case of Lyme disease.  Joe is being treated at Albany Med following placement of a pacemaker.
those battling or recovering from cancer, especially Mary Ann; Tom Kennedy; Jane Deane’s sister-in-law; Charlie Roppolo; Barbette Leclair; Paul Varga’s friend; John Warren; Patti and Diane; Uncle Tony; Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Jill Shpur; Rosanne; Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Tom Saulpaugh; Donna Scalera.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Edward; Faith, cousin of Claudia March; Carly Rippel; Carol, cousin of Diane Morgan; Eleanor Whitbeck; Tina Holley; Marthie; Mary Ann Holmes; Craig Johnson; Joan Clause; Haley Hickman’s grandfather; Kevin; Debbie; Sue; Jean; Rose; Paul Varga; Barb; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Maureen Mooney; Nancy Swinyard; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Jan; Faity Tuttle; Sara Schubert; Bea Post; Ruth Edge; Susan Patterson.  
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: the Richard Family; the Crawford Family; Jonathan, dealing with difficult personal issues; Olivia, that God will give her peace and guidance; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out difficult decisions; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan.
residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren.

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.  If you are not on our email prayer list, and would like to receive prayer and praise requests through email, contact Paul to have your address added. If you do not have email, contact Jane Smith, 758-6442, to be put on the phone prayer chain.

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 projects and responsibilities.
Faity Tuttle, Ted Tuttle's mom, who celebrated her 102nd birthday recently!
the happy news that Sue Patterson’s last radiation treatment was this past week, and that she is back to full health and feeling fine.
the good report that Glenn Warren’s brother, John, is doing well following surgery and treatment for prostate cancer.
the good news that Joan Van Alstyne’s skin biopsies returned negative.
Joan Clause's continued improvement following hip-replacement surgery.  We thank you and God bless you for all of your prayers. Please continue to pray for Joan’s speedy and complete recovery without complications.
His blessings of family, friends, and all the provisions for our basic life needs.
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

Update from Libby Little

June 2013

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.

It sings because it has a song.    (Chinese Proverb)

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.  His mercies never come to an end.

They are new every morning.  Great is His Faithfulness.”     Lamentations 3:21 - 23

                      

Dear Friends and Family,

In March 2013, I left Afghanistan. I left home, workplace, neighborhoods, familiar sounds, communities, and friends. This was a significant, though somewhat delayed, transition for me. It felt like my heart finally settled in back here. Do you know that for the past three years when someone asked me, “Where do you live?” I began by saying, “I lived in Afghanistan.”  How’s that for ‘Life in the Past Tense!’

And although several times a week, nearly every week, month after month, and well into next year, my job will continue to involve talking about Afghanistan, I no longer feel like I still live there. God’s faithfulness plays out in the present, it’s “new every morning”. So although the song I have been given to sing does not have an answer to what happened in the past; it sings God’s faithfulness to me today, and it includes many new notes anticipating bright hope for the future.

After a pleasant month of June, working from my “home” in Delmar, NY, and travelling only to those speaking engagements within a day’s drive, I feel ready to head out yet again on July 1st  through August to MN, NH, PA, and NY. In September and October, I will be in PA, CA, NY, and MA. I should finish the year in MA and Ontario, Canada. There is a little wiggle room to this schedule, so if you live in one of these states/areas and would like to get together, contact me by phone (518-487-1428) or email littlete2@gmail.com and let’s see if we can arrange something. If you would like a detailed itinerary for prayer, let me know.

I thank God each new morning for your fellowship, partnership, and prayers!

                                                                             Love, Libby

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OFFICE, 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.

 

KRC 2013-2014 CONSISTORY

  Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

Jane Deane – ’14,  Christian Education    758-7051

Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family     758-6640

Derick Latorre – ’14,  Stewardship / KRC Treasurer      376-1882

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

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