Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Services

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 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. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship at our summer Lemonade   

Stand hosted by Nancy Call on the front lawn of the church 

following today’s Worship Service.

 

9 A.M.  COMBINED CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

 

Ushers:  Alan Dick, Merrill Johnson, Bob Wildermuth, Paul Zietsman

  Greeter(s): Jane Deane     

 Pre-school Nursery available downstairs.

  Prelude

  Welcome, Announcements

Boldly Approaching our God

  Call to Worship (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 29.

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings; ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 
       Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name. Let us worship the Lord in holy       

       splendor.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders.
       The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
To the redeeming and ever-present love of God, let us lift our voices in praise!

       The voice of the Lord causes all in his temple to say "Glory!" Come, let us

       worship the Lord and lift our voices in praise!

*Opening Hymn #26                                               Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

  Invocation

  Call to Confession

From age to age is God's faithfulness. From day to day is our striving. Let us be honest about our lives before God.

  Prayer of Confession

Holy God, loving Friend, we make no pretense about our lives. We forget, even deny that we were created with wonder and delight in our souls. We go through life anxious and serious, seeking to get ahead, striving to make ends meet. We rush and hurry, fill up our calendars.  We are busy and yet not satisfied. We are moving faster, but we never catch up. Give us rest oh Lord!

[Moment of Quiet Rest in God]

       Almighty God, hear the confession of our sin! 

[Moment of Quiet Confession]

   Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)

Scripture promises us that Christ intercedes on behalf of all who approach him. Because we have an intercessor who has been made perfect, we may trust his promises of forgiveness.                                           

       The old has passed away; a new life has begun.

Brothers and sisters, in Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

       Thanks be to God.

 

We Come before God’s Open Word

  Prayer of Blessings

  Scripture                                                                                      Genesis 29:15-28 (p. 21)

  Message                                                                                    “Double-crossed by Life”

  Prayer of Thanks

Celebrating God

  Offering and Offertory

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer (Unison)

Accept these gifts we humbly offer, gracious God. Use them, and use us, to reach into places where your mystery remains hidden, where your goodness is not yet known. Make us good stewards of your word. Make us responsible heirs of your promises, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

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

*Blessing, Benediction, 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

 

Dear members of the Kinderhook Reformed Church from Will Carroll,

       I am working with the KRC Cemetery Committee for my Eagle Project.  My project consists of designing and constructing the new Columbarium within the cemetery.  I will be installing the fence, which will define the perimeter of the Columbarium.  If you feel a calling to my project and would like to contribute to the Cemetery Fund , I would  greatly appreciate it.  Donations may be made to the KRC Cemetery Fund with "fence" in the memo. 

                                                                Thanking you in the name of Jesus Christ, Will

 

EMMANUEL REFORMED HOSTING GIFFY’S CHICKEN BARBECUE

This coming Thursday, July 31, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Emmanuel Reformed Church, 150 Maple Hill Road, Castleton, will host a Giffy’s Chicken Barbecue to benefit their Happy Kids Day Care Center.  The dinner ($11) includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll, cookie, and beverage.  Please call 732-4569 to pre-order take-out meals, or bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the lawn.

 

~SEND THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL PREPARED~

As you know, many disadvantaged families struggle to provide some essentials for their children, like new school supplies. Stewart's Shops has again generously donated $1,000 to purchase backpacks for Capital City Rescue Mission’s 6th Annual Backpack Giveaway Party in August. But we need your help to fill them! KRC’s Youth Group is collecting school supplies for the rescue mission again this year, and we are asking church family and friends to join us in this effort. Labeled collection containers will be available at the church’s entryways, and OUR DONATIONS NEED TO BE IN THE CONTAINERS NO LATER THAN NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 3RD.  What better way to help school kids than by making sure they are well-equipped as they begin the new school year? Below are some needs to get you started, and gender-neutral supplies are appreciated.  Thanks for your help! 

  • 2-pocket folders  
  • 3-ring binders
  • Loose-leaf paper (wide-ruled)
  • Colored pencils & crayons
  • Elmer's glue & glue sticks
  • Erasers (all types)
  • Markers (all types)
  • Marble & spiral notebooks (wide-ruled)
  • Pencil sharpeners & pencil cases
  • Pencils & pens
  • Rulers & scissors (round-tipped)
  • Highlighters

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM

     This year, the Presbyterian Church has started an outreach ministry to the children who were eligible to receive the free breakfast and lunch during the school year.  KRC was asked to assist with this ministry, and has committed to help on Fridays, August 8, 15, and 29.  At least 4 other churches are assisting on other days. 

     So far we have several people to help set up, cook, and serve for the first week, and we will be serving chili, corn bread or muffins, fresh fruit and milk.  Additional menus will be decided on a weekly basis.  Contributions of fresh fruit/veggies, juice, milk, and cookies are welcome.  There is a sign up sheet on the back table if you feel called to help with this short - term Ministry. 

                                                                                                          Thank you,

                                                                                                          KRC Outreach Ministry

 

ON THE BACK TABLES

KRC QUARTER 2 CONTRIBUITION STATEMENTS – Please pick yours up today. 

SUMMER LUNCH OUTREACH PROGRAM VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEET  

VBS REGISTRATION FORMS & VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEETS   

NEW KRC DIRECTORY – A number of directories are still on the back table. They are labeled in alphabetical order by family name, and if you have not yet picked yours up, please remember to do so today.

KRC CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE MINISTRIES – KRC’s administrative ministries are looking for additional members to assist them in fulfilling their designated functions, and you are urged to prayerfully consider participating in one of these ministries.  Sign-up sheets are available on the back table. 

COLUMBIA COUNTY ACTIVITY/DINING GUIDE BOOKLETS – Pick up your free copy today from the back table.

 

LOOKINK AHEAD

KINDERHOOK & MUITZESKILL REFORMED CHURCHES’ VBS 2014

       VBS will run this summer at KRC from AUGUST 18th to 22nd, 9 am to Noon, with arrival and sign-in at 8:45 to 9 am daily.  
We are very excited and busy making preparations for the SonTreasure Island theme! Set your sails for Shipwreck Bay! 
Visitors to SonTreasure Island are welcomed by the scent of exotic flowers, the taste of tropical fruits and the captivating 
sound of island music. But this is no ordinary tropical escape! There is treasure to be found here. More precious than gold, 
more lasting than diamonds, it is the greatest treasure of all - God’s love! At SonTreasure Island, treasure seekers will play i
sland games, create colorful crafts, and enjoy tropical snacks. But more importantly, they will discover the rich treasure of 
God’s love through the life of Jesus.  
       We hope you'll be able to join us this year, and ask that you register your children as soon as possible to allow us to make
the necessary arrangements, purchase supplies, etc.  Students ages 3 who are potty trained to those entering grade 8 are 
welcome to attend.  Students Grade 6 and above are allowed to be helpers if they would prefer to do that, however they still 
need a completed registration form in order to help. REGISTRATION FORMS AND VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEETS MAY BE FOUND 
ON THE BACK TABLE, AND REGISTRATION FORMS MAY ALSO BE PICKED UP AT THE CROSS EYED OWL GIFT SHOP.  Please 
return completed forms at your earliest convenience to either the church or the Cross Eyed Owl Gift Shop.   

        As always, there is no charge to attend VBS here in Kinderhook, but donations to help offset the cost are always welcome. if you have any questions, please feel free to call the church or contact Patti Varga at any time.  We look forward to seeing many of you in August at SonTreasure Island VBS!

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith, especially: Brian, who is also experiencing disabling health issues; and Craig.
  • 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. 
  • KRC’s 2014 Consistory members; KRC’s administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members.
  • our children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace.
  • survivors of warfare, terrorism, violence, and natural and other disasters worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassurance that he is in control.
  • our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
  • those, especially children, suffering poverty and hunger; abuse; exploitation; neglect; family hostility. family and friends grieving the death of loved ones: those grieving the death last Wednesday of Mary Beth Gottshall, friend of the Simpkins and Spaulding familes; those grieving the recent loss of Bev Van Alstyne - pray especially for God's strength, reassurance, and peace for Dick at this very difficult time. A memorial service for Beverly Van Alstyne  will be held at 11 a.m. this coming Saturday, August 2, at the Kinderhook Reformed Church. A memorial reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.
  • Aiden Jordan, age 7, diagnosed with Bells Palsy; Aiden is in some distress, as he doesn't understand what has happened to him and why his face is different. Please pray for a swift recuperation period.
  • Glen, friend of Barbara Vosburgh, who has a very precarious future ahead of him following recent surgery for a brain tumor.
  • Phil Morse, 83, brother of Kay Haber, facing an extended recovery period following heart valve surgery and some complications.
  • Marlys Haughie, undergoing medical tests.
  • others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness;  chronically ill; or in hospice care: Blanch Rogers, mother of Diane Morgan; Kate, sister of Maureen Mooney; A J, son of Susan Lamont; Dawn Tuttle; Doris Schmieder; Baby Ellie LaTorre; Jean Skipper; Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; Maureen Mooney; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Paul Varga; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera.
  • Karen, friend of Kay Haber’s daughter, Janet, seeking treatment for cancer at Reno Integrative Medical Center.
  • others battling or recovering from cancer: 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Bridget; Charlie Ropollo; Donna Scalera.
  • those facing challenges and difficult decisions: Jaime, dealing with a severe social anxiety disorder; Amber and others about to graduate as they make their plans to attend college in the fall; pray that God will bless them with wisdom in all of the many challenges, choices, and decisions that they are facing. Cliff, desperately in need of prayers; Jean Brouwer and family; Abby and Bill; Greg and Lisa, fighting addictions; Alex and his family; mothers and children who have had to leave their homes due to family violence; Christians, wherever they be, who are suffering persecution, Libby Little (COPIES OF LIBBY’S JULY NEWSLETTER ARE AVAILABLE ON THE BACK TABLE.)
  • those who are traveling
  • reassurance and peace for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
  • our residence-bound members, Gordie Van Buren and Murray Leonardson.

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. 

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR
  • Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision.
  • the encouraging news that Kara Ennis’s doctors have decided that a biopsy is not necessary at this time, and that no additional tests are needed for 6 months. 
  • the good report that Gavin Morales, grandson of Paul and Joan Clause, is recovering well following a tonsillectomy.
  • 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.
  • 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, church ministries, and committees; teach Sunday School; lead Youth Group, Bible studies, and prayer group; organize and carry out special church events; prepare food, serve, and clean up for coffee hours, receptions, and dinners; and who are always ready to offer whatever help and support they can to those in need.
  • the blessing of times in which families fellowship, grow, give support; and bond together.

 

PLEASE ALSO KEEP IN YOUR HEART AND PRAYERS THE MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES AROUND THE WORLD THAT KRC HELPS TO SUPPORT:

Dave and Char Alexander, RCA missionaries, Taiwan;

Alight Pregnancy Center, Hudson

Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission

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.

 

 

2014 GENERAL SYNOD RECAP

General Synod met last month on the campus of Central College in Pella, Iowa. Delegates participated in a historic joint session with the Christian Reformed Church in North America and addressed many facets of RCA ministry and mission. You can review everything that happened at synod at www.rca.org/synod, including archived livestream, video, the list of recommendations, and journals.

 

NEW RCA DENOMINATIONAL STAFF

We’re thrilled to welcome new executive leaders to the RCA staff. Eddy Aleman will coordinate Hispanic ministries and lead one of the key strategic areas of Transformed and Transforming. Liz Testa is the new coordinator of women’s transformation and leadership. We also welcome Blaine Newhouse as the coordinator for local missional engagement and Claudette Reid as a facilitator of global engagement.

 

 


 

HAPPY JULY BIRTHDAY

Jeff Barmen (2nd), Edward Bailey (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)

 

Job opportunity for someone to do church housekeeping chores of:   dusting, dust mopping, vacuuming and so forth, up to ten hours a week.  If interested, please contact Dawn Tuttle (758-6031) or Barbara Vosburgh, (758-6512). 

 

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT 2014

KRC’s share of support this year is $5,728.14 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 $86.79.  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. That’s just $3.00 per week for each week remaining in this year. All contributions for this purpose should be designated, “Classis Assessment.” 


 

 

EMAIL, WEBSITE,  AND FAX INFORMATION 

Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net

Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com

Rev. Rudy is available at his church office

 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.

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 at anytime, call 859-4158.

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