Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 A.M. July 1, 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 Bonnie and Jim Dunham on the front lawn following Worship today.

Ushers: Alan Dick, Merrill Johnson, Leré Visagie, Paul Zietsman
Greeter(s): Jerry Flansburg
Preschool Nursery facility available downstairs.

Order of Worship

  PRELUDE        
  WELCOME, SILENT PRAYER, & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Boldly Approaching Our God


  CALL TO WORSHIP   (Responsive)   Based on Psalms 95 and 96
Enter the house of the Lord, and give thanks.
     Fill his house with sounds of joy! Let them ring out!
Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, who died for us and rose from the dead,
is our only Savior.
     He is our Good Shepherd, our strength and our song.
To Jesus Christ, our only God, who supplies all our needs,
be glory, majesty, and power, now and forevermore!
     This is the day that he has made.
     Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
*VBS SONG, VBS Students and Congregation                          Cool, Cool Summer
  CALL TO CONFESSION  Based on Isaiah 55:6, 7
The Lord says, “Seek me while you may find me; call on me while I am near.  Turn away from your sin and turn to me, and I will have mercy on you, and I will forgive you.”
  PRAYER OF CONFESSION and ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Unison) 
(Based on Psalm 86)
Have mercy on us, Lord Jesus, for we are lost in our sinful ways and we are needy.  Deliver us from punishment, for your love toward us is great.  Hear our prayer, O Lord; listen to our cry for mercy.  Teach us your ways, O Lord our God, and we will walk in your truth; give us thankful and faithful hearts that we may praise and glorify your name forever.
[Silent prayer of confession]
You are forgiving and good, overflowing in love for all who call to you.
Hallelujah, Amen.
*VBS SONGS, VBS Students and Congregation
                                                        My God Will Meet All Your Needs,  It Is Written
  PRAYER OF BLESSING UPON OUR CHILDREN  (Unison)
Loving Father, transform our children into the likeness of your living Son, Jesus Christ. Guard them from the evils of this world, and renew them day by day.  Bring them ever closer to Christ’s perfection, and clothe them in his righteousness.   Amen.


We Come Before God’s Open Word

  PRAYER for ILLUMINATION
  SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                        John 10:11-15 (p. 759)
      MESSAGE           “Jesus, The Good Shepherd – Supplier of All Our Needs"
  PRAYER OF BLESSING
Celebrating God

  SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION  (Insert)
WE GIVE OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS / OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY 
  OFFERTORY PRAYER  (Unison)
Holy God, we offer these gifts to be used to spread the truth of salvation and eternal life through Christ Jesus, your Son; to proclaim your promise to make us new - mind, body, and spirit; and to share the blessings of your true peace, true riches, true power, true love, and true hope to those who are in need.  Amen.   
  ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
  PASTORAL PRAYER
*VBS SONG, VBS Students and Congregation                      This Is How We Know
*BENEDICTION BLESSING & 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
           

Today Sunday is Communion Sunday, which has been designated for the presentation of gifts, over and above regular giving, to the Benevolent Fund.  Please support this important ministry which provides assistance to needy church family & community members.     

 

If you are willing to offer your services to the Lemonade Stand ministry following Worship during the summer months,
please contact Sally Heimroth, 784-3164.

 

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)

 

 


BRIAN POST, missionary whom we help to support as he and his wife, Bea, serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators, will be visiting with the KRC Family on TOMORROW EVENING, JULY 2, at 6:00 pm.  Brian will update us on the work and ministries of Wycliffe, and will address some of the difficulties that regularly confront translators as they strive to bring the truth of God’s Word accurately and faithfully to cultures that have never had the Bible in their language before. Particular attention will be given to recent criticism of Wycliffe related to the translation into some languages of references to Jesus as the Son of God and references to God the Father.  All are invited to attend, and you are encouraged to visit wycliffe.org beforehand: Click on “Son of God” at bottom of home page,  then click on “Q & A”, or pick up a Q & A packet on the back table.

 

AND SO IT CONTINUES . . .
       No. 3 in a series of  “GETTING TO KNOW THE MISSIONS KRC SUPPORTS.”

     Bea and Brian Post work for Wycliffe Bible Translators.  Wycliffe was 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 have been contacted directly, and Brian will be here at KRC for a question and answer time TOMORROW July 2, AT 6 P.M.  All are invited, even encouraged, to attend.
     For general information, visit Wycliffe’s website, www.wycliffe.org. Go to http://www.wycliffe.org/sonofgod.aspx for information about this current issue.  You may also ask further questions either via website or calling 1-800-992-5433.

* Coins for Compassion Boxes
may be placed in the offering plate on any Sunday. *

 

JULY 4 MARCH CELEBRATING
236 YEARS of the USA and 300 YEARS of KRC!
     The entire KRC family is invited to participate in the annual Kinderhook People's Parade - and what a great way to celebrate KRC’s faith journey over the centuries, especially as we observe the 300th year of that journey!
     As usual, the parade is on July 4th – THIS COMING WEDNESDAY.  Some ideas are walkers with a banner announcing KRC, walkers carrying their Bibles, and kids possibly waving USA flags.  Does anyone have a convertible or a flat-bed tractor?   All ideas are welcomed.
     The walk is not too far:  parade line up is at the park on Rothermel Lane, and parade ending is at the Village Square.  And of course, all are very much encouraged to walk - a nice way to profess your faith, express your patriotism, fellowship with other KRC members, see neighbors, and exercise off those extra pounds you'll be putting on later in the day! Please see Patrice if you plan to walk and/or if you have ideas.

 

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

 

~ISAIAH 6 CONCERT, 7 PM FRIDAY, JULY 20, at  KRC~
                               
Please plan on setting aside this date on your calendar to enjoy “An Evening of Acoustic Worship” here at KRC with Isaiah 6 lead singer, Derek Levendusky, together with Heidi Jo & Gracie.  Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be taken in support of Isaiah 6 Ministries.  Visit their website, www.dereklevendusky.com

~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

 


~A Note of Thanks~
Dear Rev. Visser and Congregation,
     I would like to thank you all for the warm reception and service we received [on May 26] at your church and the cemetery grounds.  The service for my great-great grandfather was very moving.  You people left me with a warm, good feeling all weekend.  Many others felt the same way.  God bless you all, and keep up the good work.  Thank you.
                      Deborah Goggins, descendant of Lewis Abraham Williamson

 

2012 EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 300th YEAR
July 4, 11 am  Kinderhook People’s Parade starting at Rothermel Park
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

 

 

 

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.
• Ruth Edge’s presence with us in Worship.
• 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.

 


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: church restoration; tricentennial events; and especially Vacation Bible School beginning tomorrow. 
• leaders & those attending KRC’s Sunday School, small group ministries, adult Bible study, Community Prayer Group, & New Members’ Class.
• 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 Walsh Family grieving the death of Stephen Walsh.
• Elize Visser’s mom in South Africa, having back surgery this coming Wednesday.
• those traveling, especially Stacey Baker in Valencia, Spain, through August 11.
• John Bosquet-Morra, recovering at home from surgery this past Tuesday in New York City;  John’s doctor thought it best to completely remove his left kidney. John & Isabelle thank you for your prayers.
• 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.  
• Sara Schubert, fighting recurrence of Lyme disease.
• Pete McCardle, friend of the Clauses,  recovering in rehab from a hip replacement.
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Linda Moran; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Kenneth Cadieux; Baby Luther; Bille-Jean Cartwright, ICC senior; Jack, grandfather of Patti Varga; Lou Galm; Romona DenBesten; 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: Fred Copozzo Family; the Kara (Ennis) Mobley; 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: Terry (Gaylord) Nawrot, expecting twins in July; 1st-time-parents Tom and Jaime (Welcome) Eastman (Baby Evan Anthony Eastman, born Saturday, May 19); 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.

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.

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. 


  FLAVORS - KRC’S COMMEMORATIVE COOKBOOK
The cookbook committee has selected, cooked, and photographed recipes submitted by members of the congregation.  The book has now gone to press, and we need your help!  Donations to this project are greatly appreciated, and checks may be made out to Kinderhook Reformed Church with “cookbook” in the memo.
CONTRIBUTORS OF $100 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A FREE COOKBOOK.

 


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
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, please call 859-4158.

COMING EVENTS
Today, July 1
     10:00 am  Communion and VBS Family Worship
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
  VBS Church Picnic - rain or shine - at KRC following Worship
Mon., July  2
       6:00 pm   Wycliffe Bible Translators missionary, Brian Post, visits      
             KRC with an update on the work and ministries of Wycliffe   
Wed., July  4 
     11:00 am  Kinderhook People’s Parade starting at Rothermel Park
Thr.,  July  5
       9:00 am  Small Group Study @ KRC with Pastor Rudy -
  beginning a new Joyce Meyer study, “Battlefield of the Mind”.
     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Fri.,   July  6
     Please Note: Olde Dutch and Such crafts group will not meet
June 29 or July 6.  It will resume again July 13.
Mon., July  9
       7:00 pm   Consistory meets
Fri.,   July 20
       7:00 pm  Isaiah Six concert @ KRC with Derek Levendusky,
                          lead singer, and Heidi Jo & Gracie

 

Servers Next Sunday, July 8, 2012
Ushers:   Alan Dick, Merrill Johnson, Leré Visagie, Paul Zietsman
Greeter(s):  Robert and Jean Wildermuth
Lemonade Stand Host(s):  Sara Hartman

Today, July 1
     10:00 am  Communion and VBS Family Worship
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
  VBS Church Picnic - rain or shine - at KRC following Worship
Mon., July  2
       6:00 pm   Wycliffe Bible Translators missionary, Brian Post, visits      
             KRC with an update on the work and ministries of Wycliffe   
Wed., July  4 
     11:00 am  Kinderhook People’s Parade starting at Rothermel Park
Thr.,  July  5
       9:00 am  Small Group Study @ KRC with Pastor Rudy -
  beginning a new Joyce Meyer study, “Battlefield of the Mind”.
     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Fri.,   July  6
     Please Note: Olde Dutch and Such crafts group will not meet
June 29 or July 6.  It will resume again July 13.
Mon., July  9
       7:00 pm   Consistory meets
Fri.,   July 20
       7:00 pm  Isaiah Six concert @ KRC with Derek Levendusky,
                          lead singer, and Heidi Jo & Gracie

 

Servers Next Sunday, July 8, 2012
Ushers:   Alan Dick, Merrill Johnson, Leré Visagie, Paul Zietsman
Greeter(s):  Robert and Jean Wildermuth
Lemonade Stand Host(s):  Sara Hartman

        

 

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