SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, JUNE 12, 2016

KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH - REV. RUDY VISSER, PASTOR

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Guest Preacher, Rev. Perry Jones

Executive Director, Capital City Rescue Mission

Welcome visitors!  Please fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.

 

10 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  All are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments at the Lemonade Stand

hosted by Bonnie and Jim Dunham on the front lawn following today’s worship.

Thanks to today’s ushers, Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Jonathan Pratt, Chuck Rothermel

Thanks to our greeter(s) The LaTorre Family         Preschool nursery available downstairs.

 

 

  Prelude                    Make Me a Servant, Humble and Meek     #653                

  Welcome, Announcements, and God’s Greeting

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship (Responsive) Based on selected Old Testament passages

 Come and extol God, who humbles and tests us to know what is in our hearts,

       to see if we will keep his commandments.

Come and exalt God, who opposes the proud,

       who commands us to clothe ourselves with humility toward one another.

Come and worship God, who shows favor to the humble,

       who forgives their sin and heals their land,

       so that in the end it might go well with them.

*Hymn of Praise #95                                                          All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession

In his infinite love for us, Jesus submitted to the will of his Father, exchanged his divine glory for the lowly estate of a servant, and took upon himself the sins of the world.  Let us confess together our share of the burden Christ suffered on the cross for our salvation.

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

O God, who resists the proud and gives grace to the humble, help us to develop the spiritual fruit of humility that is so necessary if we are to mature into a deeper knowledge of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Forgive us for the times we have acted out of sinful ambition or selfishness, and teach us to regard the needs and desires of others as more important than our own. May we never by our pride provoke your anger or give offence, but rather by our meekness receive the riches of your grace and serve as a blessing to others. Teach us to live as Christ lived, who despite being God incarnate, walked always in humble submission to you. Amen.

  Assurance of Forgiveness  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 145

The Lord is near to all who call on him. He hears the cries of those who fear him and are bowed down.  In his great mercy, he lifts them up and saves them.

       Praise be to our God of compassion!  Amen.

 

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture                                                                                                  1 Peter 5:1-7 (p. 859)

  Message                                                                                              "The Way Up Is Down."

  Prayer of Thanks

*Hymn #473                                                                  And Can It Be That I Should Gain?

Celebrating God

  Offering/Offertory         Jesus, by Your Great Love for Us, You Were Brought Low

*Doxology (#809)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise him all creatures here below.

Praise him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

*Offertory Prayer (Unison)

In the name and after the example of Jesus, we give ourselves and these offerings up to you and to your service, O God. With ready hands, willing spirits, and cheerful hearts, we submit all to your blessed will. Amen.

  Prayer Requests and Pastoral Prayer

*Prayer Hymn #101                                                                                  My Jesus I Love Thee

*Benediction, Blessing, 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                       Humble Yourself in the Sight of the Lord

 

 

ABOUT TODAY’S CLOSING HYMN

My Jesus, I Love Thee

 

                                                                                                                                                    Robert J. Morgan, Then sings My Soul

 

 

 

 

The Broad Street Bagel Shop donates bagels to KRC weekly, which are portioned into plastic bags and stored in the freezer section of the church’s refrigerator.  Please feel free to help yourself to whatever you can use.

 

~NOTES OF THANKS FROM OUTREACH MINISTRY~

       We hope everyone was able to meet our RCA missionary to Taiwan, Dave Alexander, and enjoy his inspirational and informative presentations.  A special thanks to all who made his recent visit a success by acting as hosts and providing food and help for the reception brunch following worship last Sunday.      

       Praise God, our recent Annual Pancake Breakfast raised $585 to benefit the Wee Care ministry. A huge thank-you to all of our chefs, servers, and workers who made the morning a success!  We all enjoyed Christian fellowship while serving our Lord!

 

 

~NEW SEWING GROUP BEING CONSIDERED AT KRC~

A signup sheet is available on the back table for those who would like to take part in starting a sewing group at KRC. Although some ideas have already been put forward about sewing for different charities, the direction the group takes and what it decides to sew all depends on who joins.  If you enjoy sewing, please consider taking advantage of this outreach opportunity. 

 

 

 

PULPIT FLOWERS

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. This time of year, arrangements must be purchased; however, 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 purchasing or providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564.

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR 

  • Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision, and for the Christ-centered messages God gives to Pastor each and every Sunday for the spiritual nourishment and growth of our church family.
  • 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.
  • the good report that Aaron and Susan Clause are in good spirits and healing well from injuries sustained in a recent auto accident.
  • the good news that Maureen Mooney is recovering nicely following recent surgery and was able to be back in worship with us.
  • the good report on Charles Spaulding that after 3 weeks of radiation treatments doctors are pleased with his progress.  Family appreciates continued prayers for Charles, who is in his nineties, and will undergoing chemo treatments for several more weeks.
  • the good news that Gary Silvano received a heart transplant following a long and sometimes very discouraging wait, and that he is responding well following the transplant surgery.
  • the happy news that Sara Schubert’s new granddaughter has arrived healthy and weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Parents Josh and Helen Schubert, also doing well, have named the new arrival Julia Florence Schubert!
  • the happy news that a grandson is due to arrive soon for Arnie and Claudia March. 
  • 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, ministries, and committees; teach Sunday School; lead Youth Group, Bible studies, and prayer group; organize special events; prepare food, serve, and clean up for coffee hours, receptions, and dinners; and who always offer whatever support they can to those in need.

 

 

Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists.  Please forward this information, as well as new requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call 859-4158. 

 

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS OUR MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES

Dave and Char Alexander, RCA missionaries, Taiwan;

Alight Pregnancy Center, Hudson

Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Albany

Compassion International, KRC-Sponsored Children:

Evelin Chuquinia, 15, Bolivia              Giulbert Muguna, 18, Kenya

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

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith. Pray also that God will provide opportunities for us to witness for Jesus, and give us the courage and winsome words needed to make the most of these opportunities.
  • Rev. Paige Convis, KRC’s new associate pastor, as she is called to take up her ministerial duties as full-time pastor to the Muitzeskill and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches beginning May 1.
  • KRC ministries, programs & projects and those planning & administering them: KRC’s Consistory, especially new members, Tana Thompson and Chip Wood; KRC’s administrative ministries; Adult and Children’s Sunday School; KRC’s Youth Group; VBS; KRC’s small group ministries; Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; 1st Friday, and other outreach programs. 
  • our state, national, and world leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace.
  • victims world-wide suffering natural and other hardships and tragedies: famine, earthquakes, and other climate-related disasters; economic instability; poverty, hunger, and poor health; political oppression, unrest, terrorism, war, displacement.
  • those grieving the death of loved ones, especially: Diane Morgan, family, and friends grieving the death of Diane’s mother, Blanche Rogers.
  • those who, even after many years, still hurt from the void left by loved ones who have passed on from this world. 
  • all who have suffered and struggled with significant recent loss of any kind.
  • reassurance, peace, and dignity for loved ones nearing the close of this life.     
  • those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Nancy Stewart.
  • Elize Visser’s mother, hospitalized with bronchitis. Unfortunately, she had a reaction to the medicine she was taking and needs your prayers.  Please pray also for Elize’s father at this stressful time and as he assists in his wife’s recovery.
  • Angie Rivera, at home fighting an infection following a brief hospitalization recently. Pray that prescribed treatments will be successful, and that Angie will be lifted up with God’s healing grace and peace.
  • Donna Scalera, following the prognosis that her cancer is incurable.  Pray for God’s courage, comfort, reassurance, and peace for Donna and the Scalera family at this very difficult time, and for good results from the new round of chemotherapy.
  • Others battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Ron Dick; Charles Spaulding; Steve; Dorothy Wheeler; 6-month-old Baby Szafran; TJ Vooris; Judy Alvarez; Leonard Blish; Carol, Elize Visser’s sister-in-law; Marlene.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Aaron and Susan Clause; Steve Shpur; Stacey Baker; Art Gross; Harriet Stockhoff; Ruth Edge; Merrill Johnson; Jean Skipper; John Bowen; Floyd Haber; Alan Dick; Paul Varga; Liz Carroll; Laurie Maul.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: the Lamont Family; Greg Clause Jr and his mother; Donna and Jason; Amber, granddaughter of Erika and Merrill Johnson; Don and Phyllis Tymeson; Harry Sturgill; the alarming wave of new, young heroin addicts; those facing the challenges of a higher level of education or seeking a career; Vince Beaudoin; Libby Little.
  • residence-bound KRC friends and family, Murray Leonardson; Joan Van Alstyne; George Clowe.

 

~HAPPY JUNE BIRTHDAY!~

 

Leré Visagie (2nd), David Mooney (10th), Jean Hacker, (9th),

Dawn Tuttle (10th), Lois Bertram (13th), Seth Mooney (15th)

 

 

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.

Please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are set aside for meetings, visitations, and counseling.

For immediate assistance at any time, call 859-4158.

Church Phone   758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

 

 

 

~2016 CLASSIS ASSESSMENT~

 

General Synod:     $53.71   (Up $1.98 from 2015)

Albany Synod:       $29.00   (Unchanged from 2015)

C.  G.   Classis:        $  6.22   (Down $1.07  from 2015

          2016 TOTAL PER MEMBER:        $88.93

                          (Up $0.91 from 2014)

 

 

~STEWARDSHIP UPDATE~

 

This past Sunday our weekly offering was $3529, well into the range of our weekly need of $3,000.  Still, previous shortfalls, have resulted in a current budget deficit of $8,202 as can be seen from the figures below. Regular contributors are asked to “double up” on their giving if they miss a Sunday, and Stewardship Ministry urges that everyone give prayerful consideration to how they might adjust their giving to help keep income at a level that will meet daily operating expenses.  

Total income to date:    $70,686

Total expenses to date: $78,888

Inspired by the abundance with which the Lord has blessed us,

 let us continue, as his faithful stewards, to be ever mindful of the need

 to maintain a weekly offering sufficient to cover our commitments.

 

 

                                     KRC 2016 CONSISTORY

                     Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                                       Deacons

Liz Carroll – ’16  Outreach, CITV Committee, Clerk  

Derick LaTorre  ’16  Cemetery, Stewardship, Treasurer  

Tana Thompson  ’17  Church Family

Chip Wood  ’17  Property   

                                                         Elders

          Merrill Johnson – ’16  Worship
          Patrice Lyons – ’16  Outreach, Clerk

Patti Varga  ’17  Christian Education, Vice President of Consistory

Barbara Vosburgh  ’17 Personnel and Pastoral Relations

 

                                                        KRC STAFF

                                            KRC Office Manager                    

                                          Paul Clause – 859-4158                                                    

                                             Cemetery Supervisor        

                                                     Greg Clause    

 

COMING EVENTS

Today, June 12 

     10:00 am  Combined Worship Service – Perry Jones preaching

     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room           

               The class continues its study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.

Tues, June 14

                   Please Note: Youth Group will not meet June 14.

Thur, June 16

     9:00 am  Small Group Bible Study meets @KRC

     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Sun,  June 19 

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service

     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School

     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room           

               The class continues its study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.

Mon, June 20

        6:30 pm  Consistory meets

Tues, June 21  

                   Please Note: Youth Group will not meet June 21.

Sun,  June 26 

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service

     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School

     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room           

               The class continues its study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.

       4:00 pm  Installation of Rev. Paige Convis, KRC Associate Pastor

Mon, June 27

        6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets 

Tues, June 28

       7:00 pm  Youth Group meets

Fri,   July  1

Please Note:  Friday Free Community Dinner will not be served July 1.

Sun,  July  3 - Summer Combined Worship Services begin 

       9:00 am  Combined Communion Worship Service

Please Note: 9 am Combined Worship Services begin today

and continue through Sunday, September 4.

     10:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room           

               The class continues its study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.

Fri,   July  8

     12 Noon - 1 pm  First “We Do Lunch,”  Valatie Presbyterian Church

       6:00 pm  Friday Free Community Dinner – Doors open at 5:30 pm. 

 

Servers Next Sunday, June 19, 2016

       Ushers: Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Jonathan Pratt, Chuck Rothermel

       Greeter(s): Jeannie and Stacey Hurst

 

            

 

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