SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, JULY 17, 2016

KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH - REV. RUDY VISSER, PASTOR

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Welcome visitors!  Please fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.

 

9 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Following worship today, all are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments at the Lemonade Stand hosted by Maureen Mooney on the front lawn of the church.

 

Thanks to today’s ushers, Bob Dreier, Phil Hurst, Dick Silvano, Andrew Welcome

Thanks to today’s greeter(s), Amy Deweerd           Preschool nursery available downstairs.

Flowers are given today in memory of Priscilla B. Frisbee from her family,

Margaret Sommer, Peter Frisbee & Virginia Lasmanis,

Ann Stefka, and Connie & Frank Houde  

 

 

  Prelude                 “My Jesus I love thee, I know thou art mine.”   #104                     

  Welcome, Announcements, and God’s Greeting

 

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 95:6

As we come into the house of the LORD today, let us do so with reverence.

       Let us recognize the greatness and glory of the one we worship.

Let us celebrate that we can come just as we are,

       and yet, let us come before him with humility.

It is no small thing to worship the LORD our God.

       Let us worship in gratitude and awe.

"Come, let us bow down in worship.

              Let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker." 
*Hymn of Praise
#799                                                                           God Himself Is with Us

  Morning Prayer

Allowing God to Shape Us

  The Law of God Matthew 22:34-40  (Responsive)

Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.

One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

Jesus replied, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” 

All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

  Our Response to the Law - Hymn #460                                                   Search Me, O God

 

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Prayer of Blessing

  Scripture                                                                                                Luke 10:38-42 (p. 735)

  Message                                                                 “There Is Need of Only One Thing . . . !”

  Prayer of Thanks

Celebrating God

  Confessing our Faith  (Video)

 Offering/Offertory   “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there is something about that name.”    #104

  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)

God of glory, receive these gifts and the offering of our lives. Draw us to your heart in the midst of this world, that all creation may be brought from bondage to freedom, from darkness to light, and from death to life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.  

  Pastoral Prayer, and The Lord’s Prayer

 

*Hymn of Devotion #710                                                  We Are Called to Be God’s People

*Benediction, Blessing, and Response Hymn           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                         “We Will Glorify the King of Kings”   #118                       

 

 

“God is with me and will watch over me wherever I go!”

Genesis 28:15

VBS WILL RUN THIS SUMMER AT KRC FROM AUGUST 15TH TO 19TH, 9 AM TO NOON, with arrival and sign-in at 8:45 to 9 am daily.  All kids of our community ages Pre-K (3 and potty-trained) through Grade 6 are invited to this year’s fun and spiritually-nurturing program.  Forms are now available on the back table for pre-registering your children or grandchildren, and Christian Ed Ministry is looking for VBS volunteers to teach and to help. For information about the positive rewards of serving in this ministry and the relatively small time commitment involved, please speak with Patti Varga.

At Deep Sea Discovery, kids dive into God’s Word to see how He

has been with His people every step of the way. Hands-on service projects and sea science will help kids experience a VBS adventure like no other! KIDS WILL: Know that God is always with them!
Explore God’s presence in their lives!
Serve God by serving others!

 

        

 

PULPIT FLOWERS

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 purchasing or providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564.

 

 

 

MUITZESKILL REFORMED CHURCH ANNUAL MINI-MARKET AND CHICKEN BBQ

       Cleaning out your attic or storage unit and not sure what to do with unwanted items?  Had a garage sale and have items that didn't sell? Should have had a sale, but didn't get around to it? Well, let us help! We will take your donations of unwanted items! The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will hold its annual Mini-Market on Saturday, August 13. (Please, no clothing, stuffed animals, or outdated electronics.) If you would like to donate items for the Mini-Market, call 732-7976 or 732-2471, to make arrangements for drop off.

       Our Annual Chicken Barbecue will be held on the same day as our Mini-Market, August 13.  Please watch for additional details for this event!

 

 

HAPPY JULY BIRTHDAY!

Sally Heimroth (3rd), Virginia Rothermel (3rd),

Patrice Lyons (5th), Jay Rippel, (6th), Will Ferguson (7th)

 Dick Van Alstyne (13th), Ted Tuttle (18th), Edward Arnold (26th), Glenn Warren (26th), Carien Zietsman (28th), Patti Varga (30th), Stacey Dunbar (31st)

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith journey, especially Martha, suffering depression and having difficulty with questions of faith.
  • 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 new associate pastor, as she takes up 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; VBS; KRC’s small group ministries; Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; 1st Friday, and other outreach programs. 
  • our state, national, and world leaders, 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.
  • 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: Bill Van Alstyne and family grieving the recent death of Linda Van Alstyne.
  • those who, even after many years, still hurt from the void left by loved ones who have passed on from this world. 
  • all who have suffered and struggled with significant recent loss of any kind.
  • reassurance, peace, and dignity for loved ones nearing the close of this life.     
  • those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
  • Susan Clause, daughter-in-law of Paul and Joan, diagnosed this past week with a blood clot in her leg.  Doctors are hopeful that her condition can be resolved on an outpatient basis with blood thinners. Please pray for a speedy healing without any complications for Suzy, and for God's reassurance and peace for her and Aaron as they are both still recovering from their recent auto accident.
  • Steve, recovering from surgery this past Tuesday to repair multiple fractures in his heel.  Please also keep his wife Gayle (John Schubert's sister) in your prayers as she attends to Steve's post-surgical needs.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Jay; Donna Scalera; Ron Dick; Steve; Dorothy Wheeler; Baby Szafran; TJ Vooris; Judy Alvarez; Leonard Blish; Carol, Elize Visser’s sister-in-law; Marlene.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Mark; Virginia Rothermel; Vicki Smith; Maggie Brower; Art Gross; Ted Tuttle; Angie Rivera; Aaron and Susan Clause; Stacey Baker; Harriet Stockhoff; Ruth Edge; Merrill Johnson; Jean Skipper; John Bowen; Floyd Haber; Alan Dick; Paul Varga; Liz Carroll; Laurie Maul.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Laurie; the Lamont Family; Greg Clause Jr and his mother; Donna and Jason; Amber, granddaughter of Erika and Merrill Johnson; Don and Phyllis Tymeson; Harry Sturgill; the alarming wave of new, young heroin addicts; those facing the challenges of a higher level of education or seeking a career; Vince Beaudoin; Libby Little.
  • residence-bound KRC family, Murray Leonardson; Joan Van Alstyne; George Clowe.

 

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 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, and others who visit 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 news that Charles Spaulding has completed radiation treatments and is doing well at nearly 92!
  • the amazing improvement that Gary Silvano's recent successful heart transplant has made in his energy and activity levels.
  • all His provisions for 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.

 

 

 

 

Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists.  Please forward this information, as well as new requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call 859-4158. 

 

 

 

 

~STEWARDSHIP UPDATE~

 

This past Sunday our weekly offering of $2,034, again fell well under our weekly need of $3,000. However, a recent and very generous $5,000 gift to the general operating fund by an anonymous donor has substantially offset the deficit produced from last week’s and previous shortfalls. As a result, the current budget deficit has been reduced to $5,328 as reflected in the figures below. Regular contributors are asked to “double up” on their giving if they miss a Sunday, and Stewardship Ministry urges that everyone give prayerful consideration to how they might adjust their giving to help keep income at a level that will meet daily operating expenses.  

Total income to date:    $86,684         

 Total expenses to date: $92,012

Inspired by the abundance with which the Lord has blessed us,

 let us continue, as his faithful stewards, to be ever mindful of the need

 to maintain a weekly offering sufficient to cover our commitments.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

The Broad Street Bagel Shop donates bagels to KRC weekly, which are portioned into plastic bags and stored in the freezer section of the church’s refrigerator.  Please feel free to help yourself to whatever you can use.

 

 

 

Friend --

       On July 18th, on the heels of our National Prayer Summit, the National Day of Prayer Task Force Pray for America Bus Tour will take to the road once again engaging, equipping, and encouraging thousands to pray for America, by praying for the more than 21,995,000 Americans who serve in local, state, and national government.

 

       In 2013, God laid an assignment out before us to mobilize strategic, intentional, transformational prayer into seven key centers of influence in our culture. Over the past three years, the Pray for America Bus Tour has traveled to 47 states, visiting close to 600 communities, and engaging over 140,000 people in prayer for the family, the church, media and entertainment, education, business, military, and this year – government. This year is about rallying prayer for the millions of Americans that faithfully work as public servants in local, state, and national government positions, from police officers to those in political office.  In 1 Timothy 2:2, the Bible is clear, and directs every Christian to pray "for rulers, and for everyone who has authority over us. Pray for these people so that we can have a quiet and peaceful life always lived in a godly and reverent way.”  Because this is an election year, and realizing that many of these individuals serve in elected office, God has challenged us to focus much of this years tour on the upcoming national conventions. Our plan is to travel to both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, where we will rally prayer for delegates, candidates, and all those in attendance. We will also focus on prayer for the governmental leaders in the cities that we visit.

       This year, the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation (CPCF) will join as a co-sponsor of the tour to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of “In God We Trust” as our National Motto. The goal is engage prayer and encourage all along the way to join the 60th Anniversary Blitz to proudly display “In God We Trust” on windows, in government buildings, courtrooms, schools, and businesses all across America.  As a result of the In God We Trust.  Put it up! 60th Anniversary Blitz, over 1.3 Million window decals have been distributed, with numerous members of Congress displaying them in their offices. They are appearing on police and fire vehicles, in schools and public buildings, in countless homes and businesses, and the campaign is widely supported by hundreds of state legislators. Congressman Randy Forbes, Founder and Co-chair of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, framed it perfectly, “Throughout the more than two hundred-year history of our nation, prayer has played a vital role in strengthening the fabric of our society. The words [In God We Trust] can be ripped off all of our buildings and still, those Judeo-Christian principles are so interwoven in a tapestry of freedom and liberty, that to begin to unravel one is to unravel the other.” 

       On the heels of the conventions, the tour will make it’s last stop in Washington DC on July 30th to join with local and national leaders to acknowledge and celebrate the 60th anniversary of our national motto being established into law.

       Here is where you come in. During this critical time in our nation’s history, will you commit to follow along and pray daily with us? Because of the amazing connectivity that we have through the internet and social media, you can literally follow our journey with the bus, become a partner in the tour, and pray as we chronicle this historic prayer journey. In the words of the Apostle Paul, we “Pray for these people so that we can have a quiet and peaceful life always lived in a godly and reverent way.” 

       To help guide you in your prayers, we will posting videos, photos, and prayer points though out each day on www.pray4america.org, and on Facebook at National Day of Prayer Task Force. You can also follow along on www.InGodWeTrust.com.

 

 

~2016 CLASSIS ASSESSMENT~

 

General Synod:     $53.71   (Up $1.98 from 2015)

Albany Synod:       $29.00   (Unchanged from 2015)

C.  G.   Classis:        $  6.22   (Down $1.07  from 2015

          2016 TOTAL PER MEMBER:        $88.93

                          (Up $0.91 from 2014)

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