Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Service for July 7, 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 on the front lawn following Worship today.

Ushers:  Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Gary Leggett

Greeter(s):  Donna Flansburg

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Prelude                   Impromptu, Op. 17, No. 2 (1890)                     Horatio Parker

  Welcome and Announcements

  Call to Worship  (Responsive) - Based on Psalm 89 from The Message

Your love, God, is our song, and we will sing it!
        We will forever tell everyone how faithful You are.
We will never quit telling the story of Your love;
        how you built the cosmos and guaranteed everything in it.
Your love has always been our lives' foundation.
        Your fidelity has been the roof over our world.
God! Let the cosmos praise Your wonderful ways;
        the choir of holy angels sing anthems to Your faithful ways.
If we search high and low, scan skies and land,
        we'll find nothing and no one quite like You, God.
All we are and have we owe to You.

       Holy God of Israel, You are out king!

*Hymn of Praise #26                                        Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
  Offertory and Offering                                     Improvisation on an American Theme

  Morning Prayer

  Song of Submission and Confession, Hymn #216     Beneath the Cross of Jesus       

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                      Psalm 1:1-6; Titus 3:1-5 (pp. 383; 844-5)

  Message                                                                                  “Freedom, a Christian Story”

  Prayer of Thanks

  In Preparation for Communion

  Sacrament of Communion

*Hymn #632                                                                                      The Lord’s Prayer

  Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn of Devotion #733                                            We've a Story to Tell the Nations

*Benediction  (Responsive)

  For freedom, Christ has set us free.
         If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.
  For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment,

  “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

               For freedom, Christ has set us free.
       If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.
               For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment,

             “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Amen.

*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            Postlude in A major (1896)                          Horatio Parker

 

Today 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.    

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

  STONE HOUSE DAY

Please look over the brochures on the back table inviting us to the 63rd Annual Stone House Day Saturday, July 13, sponsored by the Hurley Reformed Church in Hurley, NY.  This is an opportunity to enjoy guided tours of several of America’s oldest private homes, militia reenactments, homemade food, craft demonstration, and much more.

2013 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL A HUGE SUCCESS

Praise God for all the volunteers from the Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed Church families and friends who worked so faithfully to make this year’s VBS outreach program one of the best ever.  Our heart-felt “Thank-you!” to each of you. Daily attendance was around and just over 100, with 112 children present on the best-attended day! If possible, please take a moment to offer your special thanks personally to Patti Varga for her talents and tireless efforts as VBS Coordinator.

~MINI-MARKET AND CHICKEN BARBECUE~
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.

~KRC CHURCH DIRECTORY~

Thank you to all who got their pictures taken with Lifetouch.  We would love to have EVERYONE in the directory.  For those who did not get their picture taken, you can submit a photo to be included in the new directory.  Please put your picture in an envelope and mark it "Directory Photo" and put in the office for Liz.  We do need your picture as soon as possible.  Thank You!

HAPPY JULY BIRTHDAY:

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)

KRC’s share of support is $5,788 this year 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 $85.12 (up $3.40 from last year).  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. For those who are able, a donation of $3.40 per week for the remaining 25 weeks of this year would meet an individual member’s share. All contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.”

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.

 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.

The KRC Cemetery Committee is pleased to announce the opening of Kinderhook Cemetery’s COLUMBARIUM, a portion of the cemetery specifically designed for cremation burials.  If you would like more information, please speak to Greg Clause, cemetery supervisor, or Jim Dunham, Cemetery Committee chairperson.

"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 we are 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!

We are in need of empty 28 oz plastic coffee containers, the type usually used by Folger's or Maxwell House to package their coffee.  Kindly bring any containers you may have to the church office, and they will be picked up from there.  Many thanks.

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; Angel Tree campers, Melquan, Myaijah, and Maniyah, that they will come to know Jesus Christ during their experience at Camp Pinnacle and that it will make a lasting difference in their young lives. 
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 suffering loss of loved ones and homes in recent natural disasters.
those, especially children, suffering the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility. 
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones: The Hoyt Family, especially Lonnie Jr. and Nicole, following the death of Lonnie III on Father’s Day; the Hanson Family grieving the loss of husband and father of 3; Tonya Frickey and her three children grieving the recent death of husband and father, Rev. Mark Frickey; 
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 awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Edward; Faith, cousin of Claudia March; Cricket Warren’s father; Carly Rippel; Carol, cousin of Diane Morgan; Eleanor Whitbeck; Tina Holley; Marthie; Craig; 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 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.

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 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.
Joan Clause's continued improvement following hip-replacement surgery.  We thank you and God bless you for all of your prayers. Please continue to pray for Joan’s speedy and complete recovery without complications.
the good news that there were 7 decisions for Christ at the recent Stonecroft Ministries dinner in Coxsackie.
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

~A MESSAGE FROM GHENT REFORMED CHURCH~

Dear Kinderhook Reformed Church Family.

     The Ghent Reformed Church is excited about taking on an ambitious mission project, and we hope you can take part in it also!  Funding has already been secured, so we’re not asking for money. What we need are volunteers.  We plan to package 10,000 meals through the Meal Packaging Program from the Stop Hunger Now organization, which is an international hunger relief effort. It is an independent group, not associated with any church or other organizations, and has provided millions of meals in more than 43 countries since its inception in 1998.  Some from our church have already taken part in one of these events and found it to be a most humbling and rewarding experience.  The meals, all dehydrated, are distributed in schools, mostly in under-developed countries. Each packet serves six people. By using schools for distribution, the children are getting an education, along with feeding their families, who are eager for the help.

     This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013. It will begin at 10:00 am 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 begins at 1:00 pm. Believe it or not, this should only take about an hour and a half. The packets are then put into boxes and loaded on trucks.  We hope some of your folks (Sunday School students, youth group, as well as adults) will be willing to participate in any or all of the day.  Feeling this is such an incredibly worth-while effort to feed the children around the world, while also encouraging their education, it is our belief that the Lord intended for us to pursue this mission project. He is already providing the $2,500 needed to cover the 25¢ cost of each packet of food.

     We are asking for your help as we need 40 people to commit to this project, so we are letting you know about it over the summer so you can decide if you will participate. A sign-up sheet for this purpose, along with a brochure with additional information explaining the program, are available on the back table of your sanctuary.  Kindly let us know by Saturday, September 14, how many of you we can count on. Please e-mail Nora Van Brunt at grandvan@fairpoint.net, or call her at 392-2657 to tell us your response.  We look forward to sharing this amazing opportunity with you, and would appreciate your participation. Thank you.

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.

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.

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  610-8090

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

COMING EVENTS

Today, Sun., July 7

      9:00 am  Communion Worship Service

    10:15 am  Adult Sunday School classes meet – Main Floor classrooms

                    Please note:  8:30 am and 10 am Worship services

               will combine and meet at 9 am through July and August.

Mon., July 8

      6:30 pm  Consistory Meeting

Tues., July 9

     7:00 pm  Youth group

Thur, July 11

9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC - Chip Ingram study continues -                  
          Living on the Edge – Dare to Experience True Spirituality

    10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri.,   July 12   

      9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

      9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets opposite KRC office

Sat.,  July 13   Annual Stone House Day sponsored by Hurley Reformed Church     

                                                     Hurley, NY.

Sun., July 14

      9:00 am  Worship Service

    10:15 am  Adult Sunday School classes meet – Main Floor classrooms

Servers Next Sunday, July 14, 2013

       Ushers:  Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, Ben Hart, John Schubert

       Greeter(s):

 

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