Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 A.M. July 8, 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 Sara Hartman on the front lawn following Worship today.

Ushers: Alan Dick, Merrill Johnson, Leré Visagie, Paul Zietsman
Greeter(s): Bob and Jean Wildermuth
Preschool Nursery facility available downstairs.
Guest Organist: David Smith

Order of Worship
  PRELUDE     Melcombe ("New every morning is Thy love")  H. Alexander Matthews
  WELCOME, SILENT PRAYER, & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Boldly Approaching Our God

  CALL TO WORSHIP   (Responsive)   Based on Psalms 95 and 96
     We are not alone. We live in God's world;
          We believe in God, who has created and is creating,
     Who has come in Jesus to reconcile and to make all things new.
          We trust God, who calls us to be the church;
     To love and serve others, to seek justice, and to resist evil,
          To proclaim Jesus, crucified, dead and risen;
     Our judge and our hope.
          In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us;
          We are not alone. To God be the Glory. Amen and Amen!
*HYMN OF PRAISE #43                                           A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
  INVOCATION
  CALL TO CONFESSION
Jesus says, “Follow me,” and invites us to leave our old lives behind. Come, let us confess our sins. Let us put down all that binds us and keeps us from responding to him.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison) 
O God, you search after us when we have gone far from you. We confess that we have become consumed with our own affairs and seldom pause to listen for the wind in the trees or stop to smell your blessings in the air we breathe.
[Moment to breathe in God’s presence]
We are burdened with what this world has to offer
rather than living active lives in you.
We like to be in control and are slow to put our trust in you or to cooperate with others. Remind us, O Lord, that we are only human! Make us patient with our mistakes, even as we are willing to forgive others. And remind us that we are also precious, not because we are good but because you have accepted us and called us to be your very own. Amen.
  ASSURANCE OF PARDON  
The mercy of the Lord is everlasting. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, we know that God's face shines on us and we are indeed forgiven. Thanks be to God!
  PRAISE SONGS 
 
We Come Before God’s Open Word
  PRAYER for ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                   Mark 5:21-43 (p. 710-711)
      MESSAGE                    "Rescued to Be Saved - Moving from Fear to Faith"
  PRAYER OF BLESSING
Celebrating God
  WE GIVE OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS / OFFERTORY
            Divinum Mysterium ("Of the Father's love begotten")   H.  Alexander Matthews
*DOXOLOGY 
  OFFERTORY PRAYER  (Unison)
Most gracious and loving God, author of all that is good and just, we present this offering as our way of saying thank you. Thank you for not turning your back on us. Thank you for watching over us and our loved ones. Thank you for your patience when we are struggling through life. So, we ask you today to accept this offering of thanksgiving, and transform it into your love, felt throughout the globe. Amen.
  ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
  PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
*CLOSING HYMN #72                                                     To God Be The Glory
*BENEDICTION and RESPONSE – By the Gift of God’s Grace
By the gift of God’s grace may your burdens be light
and your heart with his love be aglow.
May your spirit be glad, may your soul be at rest,
and may Christ grant you peace as you go.  Amen.
  POSTLUDE         Old Hundred Twenty-Fourth ("Turn back, O man") H. A. Matthews
           
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)

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

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN "THE OLDE DUTCH & SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP when we resume meeting 9:30 AM THIS COMING 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. 


~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

OUR WYCLIFFE MISSIONARIES, BRIAN AND BEA POST
       No. 3 in a series of “GETTING TO KNOW THE MISSIONS KRC SUPPORTS.”


     Bea and Brian Post work for Wycliffe Bible Translators, 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 were contacted directly, and Brian was here at KRC July 2nd for a very informative question and answer time which shed a great deal of light on the complexities and difficulties of effectively translating Bible truth for people of other cultures and languages.
     For more information, visit Wycliffe’s website, www.wycliffe.org, Go to http://www.wycliffe.org/sonofgod.aspx, or call 1-800-992-5433.

2012 EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 300th YEAR
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 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;
• small group ministries, adult Bible studies, 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
• Paul and Tora Lyons, brother and sister-in-law of Patrice, who lost their home and all its contents to a recent fire.
• Evan, still in critical condition at AMC following a recent motorcycle accident and a dangerous surgery. Evan is facing long months of recovery ahead.
• Kenny Cadieux, recovering from surgery this past Monday.
• Linda's sister, facing back surgery this coming Tuesday. Remember also family members who will be assisting in recovery care following the surgery.
• Elize Visser’s mom in South Africa, recovering from back surgery this past week.
• Don Bartow in Barnwell.
• those traveling, especially Stacey Baker in Valencia, Spain, through August 11.
• 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 from a hip replacement.
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Romona DenBesten; Bille-Jean Cartwright, ICC senior; Linda Moran; Baby Luther; John Bosquet-Morra; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Kenneth Cadieux; Jack, grandfather of Patti Varga; Lou Galm; 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: Pastor Glenn Metzler battling a blood disorder; 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: 1st-time-parents Tom and Jaime (Welcome) Eastman (Baby Evan Anthony Eastman, born Saturday, May 19); Terry Nawrot (twins, Baby Joshua and Baby Brian, born June 29; 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.

 

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.
• Karina Speer’s response to treatment; God willing, she will be able to come home soon. Loren and Lori thank you all for your prayers, and please continue to pray that God will lend Karina his grace to heal her fragile state of mind.
• the huge success of this year’s VBS outreach program, which had a daily attendance of over 80 children and more than 30 adult and teen staff members.  Remember to give a special thanks for the dedicated efforts and talents of VBS Coordinator, Patti Varga.
• the good fun and fellowship had by all at the VBS picnic following Worship last Sunday, and for all those who contributed to making this event a great success.
• the encouraging news that John Bosquet-Morra's recovery from surgery is going very well, and that if he continues to improve at the current rate, he may be back in Kinderhook and in church with us soon.
• all those who represented KRC in the Kinderhook People’s Parade this past Wednesday, July 4.
• 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.

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.

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.

      
KRC 2012-2013 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory, Classis Delegate

                                                  Deacons
Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family   758-6640
Patrice Lyons – ’13,  Missions 758-8400
Barbara Vosburgh –’13,  Stewardship / Treasurer  758-6512

                                                   Elders
Dave Ennis – ’13,  Worship  784-9656
Maureen Mooney – ’12,  Evangelism / Clerk  210-6079
Dawn Van Buren – ’13,  Cemetery / Pastoral Relations /
                                           Personnel / VP of Consistory    -7564
Patti Varga–’12,  Christian Education     392-4771

                   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  –  369-847 2, 758-1338
COMING EVENTS
Today, July 8
     10:00 am  Worship
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
Mon., July  9
       7:00 pm   Consistory meets
Thr.,  July 12
  9:00 am  Small Group Study @ KRC with Pastor Rudy -
              Joyce Meyer study, “Battlefield of the Mind”.
     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Fri.,   July 13
        9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets @ KRC
Saturdays through September –  Clothing Barn
       9:30 am – 12:30 pm  North Chatham United Methodist Church
Saturdays through October 13
     10:00 am – Noon   Free KRC guided tours
Fri.,   July 20
       7:00 pm  Isaiah Six concert @ KRC with Derek Levendusky,
                          lead singer, and Heidi Jo & Gracie

Servers Next Sunday, July 15, 2012
Ushers:   Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome
Greeter(s):  Merrill and Erika Johnson
Lemonade Stand Host(s):  Donna and Jerry Flansburg

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