Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 A.M. July 15, 2012
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

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 we invite you to enjoy fellowship and refreshments with us at the Lemonade Stand hosted by Donna and Jerry Flansburg on the front lawn following Worship today.

Ushers: Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome
Greeter(s): Merrill and Erika Johnson
Preschool Nursery facility available downstairs.

Order of Worship
  PRELUDE    
  WELCOME, SILENT PRAYER, & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Boldly Approaching Our God

  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 #62                                  Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
  INVOCATION
GOD'S WILL FOR US AS CALL TO CONFESSION
Leviticus 19:1-4, 9-18, 30-37
REPENTANCE AND PERSONAL CONFESSION (Unison) 
     Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
[Moment of Silence]
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.  Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
  ASSURANCE OF PARDON  
     Friends, the word of the Lord is trustworthy and sure: When we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us. We are made new creatures in Christ.      In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Hallelujah! Amen.
  PRAISE SONGS                    Majesty, Worship His Majesty; We Are Your Temple
We Come Before God’s Open Word
  PRAYER for ILLUMINATION
 
  SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                           2 Peter 3:8-18 (p. 861)
      MESSAGE                                     "Entrances and Exits"
  PRAYER OF BLESSING
Celebrating God
  PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS / OFFERTORY           
*DOXOLOGY 
  OFFERTORY PRAYER  (Unison)
     We bring our gifts of tithes and offerings as expressions of our love for you, O Lord. Receive them in your grace and multiply their effectiveness as causes for good around the world. Amen.
  ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
  PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
*CLOSING HYMN #540                                                   Take Time to Be Holy
*BENEDICTION and RESPONSE – 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
 

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)

YOUTH GROUP WILL BE STARTING AGAIN AT KRC TUESDAY NIGHTS FROM 7-8:30 PM BEGINNING THIS COMING TUESDAY. All youth who have completed grades 5-11 are welcome to attend!  Just like VBS, we have students who attend from various churches & who bring friends, so please feel free to join in!  We've got a casual evening planned of games & discussion of meetings, events, & service projects for the summer. Parents are always welcome to stay & help out if you'd like.  We hope to see you here on Tuesday.   


*A Note For All Consistory, Property, and Stewardship Members:*
         There will be a meeting at 3 pm Thursday, July 19, with Bill Brandow of John Waite Associates to discuss the Architect Study.  We  hope as many of you as possible will be able to make this meeting.

~ISAIAH 6 CONCERT, 7 PM THIS FRIDAY, JULY 20, at  KRC~

Plan on setting aside this date on your calendar to enjoy “An Evening of Acoustic Worship” here at KRC with the Levendusky Trio, featuring Derek, Heidi Jo, & Grace Levendusky and special guest, Pete Donato.  The congregation is invited to attend a potluck supper in the fellowship hall at 5:30 pm with the musicians and their family, and a signup sheet is on the back table for those willing to volunteer food items and other assistance.  Servers are still needed for dinner set-up and clean-up, and for ushering at the concert. Doors will open for the concert at 6:30.  Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be taken in support of Isaiah 6 Ministries.  Visit their website, www.dereklevendusky.com 

KRC SMALL GROUPS
KRC offers a small group opportunity at 9 am Thursdays at the church.  The group is continuing its new study, “Battlefield of the Mind,” based on the book by Joyce Meyer.  All are encouraged to attend, and walk-ins are welcome! 

~WEIGHT WATCHERS PROGRAM~

We are in the planning stages of starting a Weight Watchers program at KRC for anyone interested.  The class would be in the morning, and we would like to know which morning of the week works best for those who may wish to attend. Please speak with Dawn Van Buren or send an e-mail to her at  dawnandleo@fairpoint.net


OUR WYCLIFFE MISSIONARIES, BRIAN AND BEA POST
       No. 3 in a series of “GETTING TO KNOW THE MISSIONS KRC SUPPORTS.”

     Bea and Brian Post work for Wycliffe Bible Translators, founded in 1942 by William Cameron Townsend, a missionary.  The goal of Wycliffe is for each person to be able to read God's Word in his/her own language and to fulfill the Great Commission.  According to Wycliffe, there are 6,800+ languages in the world today.  To date, Wycliffe has completed over 700 Scripture translations.  However, over 2,000 languages - representing an estimated 350 million people - still do not have a Bible translation.
     Accurate translation is tedious work even when the subject matter is common, everyday activities. Translating spiritual truths is even more difficult.  In recent months, discussion and controversy has transpired about the translation of Trinity terms (most specifically the translation of words that refer to the relationship between God the father and God the Son/Son of God) in some languages in Muslim contexts.  This has drawn much attention.  Wycliffe has submitted to a review of specific Bible translation practices, and in March 2012, The World Evangelical Alliance agreed to lead that review.  This panel will review current translation practices in light of sound theology to set guidelines for acceptable translation of key terms.  Wycliffe has agreed to abide by their decisions.
     The Posts were contacted directly, and Brian was here at KRC July 2nd for a very informative question and answer time which shed a great deal of light on the complexities and difficulties of effectively translating Bible truth for people of other cultures and languages.   For more information, visit Wycliffe’s website, www.wycliffe.org, Go to http://www.wycliffe.org/sonofgod.aspx, or call 1-800-992-5433.


The Church of St. Joseph of Stuyvesant Falls/Stottville is sponsoring a community-wide photo contest entitled “Columbia County Faith” that may be of interest to some of us in the KRC family. If you are interested, detailed information, contest rules, and entry forms may be picked up from the back table.  Deadline for photo entries is Wednesday, August 15.


~NOTE OF THANKS FROM VALATIE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY~
Dear Kinderhook Reformed Church Family,
     Thank you for your recent donation to the Pantry of $414 from your pancake breakfast.  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, and 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

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN "THE OLDE DUTCH & SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP when we resume meeting 9:30 AM FRIDAY, JULY 13, IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL. We are creating items for the KRC fair/bazaar which will take place November 3.  Please save wine corks and plastic grocery bags for use in this project.  A box is available in the room across from the church office for collecting these materials. 


Remember to Pray for
• those who do not know Christ, or are struggling in their faith or with other spiritual issues. 
• KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries.
• KRC programs & projects and those administering them: Youth Group; church restoration; tricentennial events.
• 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..
• those, especially children, victimized by natural disasters; abuses of war and violence; exploitation; neglect; and family hostility.
• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially the Bloomer family suffering the loss of their four-month old son.
• Linda's sister, recovering from back surgery this past Tuesday. Remember also family members who will be assisting in recovery care following the surgery.
• Elize Visser’s mom in South Africa, doing well following recent back surgery.
• Don Bartow in Barnwell.
• those traveling, especially Stacey Baker in Valencia, Spain, through August 11.
• others battling cancer: Roman Murynec; Helen Drumm; Tammy DeVito; Dick; Sal Alessi; Melissa M; Judy Iocco; Stephanie; Ron Jensen; Patricia’s mother; Donna Scalera; Tom Saulpaugh.  
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Romona DenBesten; Billie-Jean Cartwright, ICC senior; Linda Moran; Baby Luther; Evan; Kenny Cadieux; Sara Schubert; Pete McCardle; John Bosquet-Morra; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Jack, grandfather of Patti Varga; Lou Galm; Jim Baker’s mother; Dave Ennis’s father; Joan Clause; Florence Rivera; Kathy Schneider’s father in Barnwell; Paul Varga.
• a favorable outcome in John’s arbitration case. 
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Paul and Tora Lyons; Pastor Glenn Metzler battling a blood disorder; the Schuberts as they attempt to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Louise; Libby Little facing a demanding schedule; those struggling with unnamed issues, especially Sara, Elizabeth, and Nancy; caregivers of children with health/developmental issues; those with employment or other economic troubles; those suffering discouragement, depression, despair, or other mental health issues, especially Karina Speer;  those struggling with dependencies/substance abuse, especially George in South Africa; those dealing with family relationships; young people challenged by the demands of schooling, looking for jobs, dealing with many temptations confronting young adults.
• God’s blessing on those recently engaged/married, expecting babies, new/first-time parents: 1st-time-parents Tom and Jaime (Welcome) Eastman (Baby Evan Anthony Eastman, born Saturday, May 19); Terry Nawrot (twins, Baby Joshua and Baby Brian, born June 29; Brad & Kelly Babic (Baby Taylor Marie); Jeannie and Scott (Baby Luther); the Principis (Baby Gianna Drew).
• those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan. 
• our residence-bound members:  Ken Smith; Murray Leonardson, and Mike Rivera.
• our military men and women, especially Josh Heimroth, recently deployed to Afghanistan - that they  may know God’s presence and protection.
• families and friends of our military troops, and victims of warfare & violence worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and reassurance.


Remember To Thank & Praise God for
• all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, & working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
• Karina Speer’s response to treatment; God willing, she will be able to come home soon. Loren and Lori thank you all for your prayers, and please continue to pray that God will lend Karina his grace to heal her fragile state of mind.
• the huge success of this year’s VBS outreach program, which had a daily attendance of over 80 children and more than 30 adult and teen staff members.  Remember to give a special thanks for the dedicated efforts and talents of VBS Coordinator, Patti Varga.
• the good fun and fellowship had by all at the recent VBS picnic, and for all those who contributed to making this event a great success.
• John Bosquet-Morra's presence in Worship with us.
• all those who represented KRC in the Kinderhook People’s Parade July 4.
• the wonderful news that Donna Scalera’s recent scans were clear.
• the encouraging report on Sal Alessi’s good progress with chemo treatments.
• Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled preacher of the Word and leader of vision.
• the blessing of family and friends.
• 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.
 
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 call the church office.

Please forward 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 at 758-6442, and she will be happy to include you in the phone prayer chain.


During the month of July, Northeast Health/ Eddy Lifeline is offering free installation (normally $50) of a Lifeline 2-way emergency response system.  If you know someone who lives alone, or has a tendency to fall, or who is recovering from recent surgery and might benefit from this protection, the Eddy contact number is 833-1040.  The monthly cost of the system after the free installation is $38.

 

2012 EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 300th YEAR
July 20, 7 pm  An evening of acoustic worship with Derek Levendusky -
Derek is the lead singer of the band, Isaiah 6
Fall Concert (details TBA)
November 3, Church Bazaar
December 16, 3rd annual Lessons & Carols with organist David Smith & choir


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 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, please call 859-4158.


KRC 2012-2013 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory, Classis Delegate

                                                  Deacons
Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family   758-6640
Patrice Lyons – ’13,  Missions    758-8400
Barbara Vosburgh –’13,  Stewardship / Treasurer   758-6512

                                                   Elders
Dave Ennis – ’13,  Worship  784-9656
Maureen Mooney – ’12,  Evangelism / Clerk 210-6079
Dawn Van Buren – ’13,  Cemetery / Pastoral Relations /
                                           Personnel / VP of Consistory  758-7564
Patti Varga–’12,  Christian Education   392-4771

                   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, July 15
     10:00 am  Worship
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
Tues., July 17
       7-8:30 pm  Youth Group resumes @ KRC
Thur., July 19
  9:00 am  Small Group Study @ KRC with Pastor Rudy -
              Joyce Meyer study, “Battlefield of the Mind”.
     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
  3:00 pm - Architect Study Meeting with Bill Brandow in
        Fellowship Hall for Consistory, Stewardship, and
                              Property Ministry members
Fri.,   July 20
   9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets @ KRC
        5:30 pm Potluck supper with concert musicians and family 
        7:00 pm  Isaiah Six concert @ KRC -  Levendusky Trio,
             featuring Derek, Heidi Jo, & Grace Levendusky
                         and special guest, Pete Donato.
Saturdays through September –  Clothing Barn
       9:30 am – 12:30 pm  North Chatham United Methodist Church
Saturdays through October 13
     10:00 am – Noon   Free KRC guided tours
Mon. July 23
       6:30 pm  300 Committee meets @KRC

Servers Next Sunday, July 22, 2012
Ushers:   Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome
Greeter(s): Dolly Petith
Lemonade Stand Host(s): Dawn Van Buren

 

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Summer Worship Service
9:00 AM
Summer combined worship service for all ages.
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MON
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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THU
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
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bible Study Group
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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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