Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Service for July 28, 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 hosted by Nancy Call on the front lawn following Worship today.

Ushers:  Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren

Greeter(s):  The Hickman Family

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Prelude                 

  Welcome and Announcements

  Call to Worship (Responsive)  Based on Psalms 118 and  124

Open the gates of the Lord.

Enter and give thanks, and let sounds of joy and victory resound!

       What did God do to help us?

God chose the people of Israel to make a new beginning.

       They received God’s covenant

       and prepared the way for Jesus to come as our Savior.

Let us worship the God of the covenant, the God of heaven and earth         

       The Lord is our strength and our song;

       He has become our salvation.

*Hymn of Praise #53                                                      Let All Things Now Living
  Prayer of Confession (Video)                                                   All to Jesus I Surrender   

  Prayer for Illumination (Video)                                           Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus

  Scripture Lesson                                                                                     Psalm 85 (p. 421)

  Message                                                            "My Salvation Is My Treasure"

  Prayer of Blessing

  Testimony Time

  Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings/Offertory                   

*Doxology, #809, and Prayer of Blessing

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host: praise Father, Son, & Holy Ghost.  Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer

*Closing Hymn (Video)                                                        Bless the Lord O My Soul

*Benediction and Blessing

*Response Hymn                                                 My Friends May you Go 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 

       

Kindly pick up your mid-year contribution statement

now available on the back table of the sanctuary.

 Statements are in alphabetical order for your convenienc.

 

~A Special Thank You to the Congregation!~

Susan Lamont sends her sincere thanks and appreciation for the generosity of the Kinderhook Reformed Church during her difficult time.  Again, THANK YOU!

* Coins for Compassion Boxes

may be placed in the offering plate on any Sunday.

     "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 OUR GROUP IS NOW LOOKING FOR OLD TEACUPS WITH SAUCERS, AND FOR SMALL DECORATIVE MASON JARS (lids not needed) TO USE IN MAKING SOY CANDLES.
     We are still 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!

KRC GUIDED TOURS

The church will opened for guided tours from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday mornings beginning August 3 through October 12. If you are willing to volunteer as a tour guide, help-sheets for noting points of interest within the sanctuary, recording the number of visitors, and opening and closing the church building are available to assist you in providing this outreach ministry.  If this appeals to you as a way to serve the Lord, please contact Jane Deane, 758-7051.

~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.

 
~PLEASE NOTE THESE DATES~

SEPTEMBER 8    Last Sunday of joint summer Worship Services

                              9:00 am - Communion Worship Service

                            10:30 am – Brunch and Consistory Ministry Reports

SEPTEMBER 15   8:30 am - Early Worship Service Resumes

                            10:00 am - Worship Service

                                               Children’s Sunday School Resumes

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.

YOU ARE INVITED TO PICK FROM THE BACK TABLE:

●  General Synod Update from Tom De Vries, General Secretary,  

    Reformed Church in America

●  Libby Little’s most recent communication.

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.

SEA TO SEA - BIKE RIDE TO END  POVERTY

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.

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)

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.
Jim and Bonnie Dunham, whose daily ministries touch so many lives with the love and grace of God.
Safe experiences and travels for William and Thomas Carroll, recently in West Virginia  attending a Scout Jamboree.
Carly Rippel, able to speak in her normal voice after a long period of recovery.
Recent tests returning negative for John Bosquet-Morra.
Donna Scalera's recent tests showing that her cancer has not returned.
the happy news that Sue Patterson’s radiation treatments are over, 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.
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

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 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, especially children, suffering the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility. 
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: family and friends grieving the death of Joel Alan; Natalie and children grieving the loss of husband and father. 
Jeannie Dunbar, recovering from a recent back injury.
Martha, friend of Noreen Dick, recovering from hip surgery this past Monday.
Liz Carroll dealing with health concerns.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care:  Joe McCormick; 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 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 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.

 

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.

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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

 

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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