Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Services

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

June 1, 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.

 

 

  8:30 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Welcome/Announcements

  Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise                                                                                   O Worship the King

  Prayer for Illumination           

  Scripture lesson                                                                                   Acts 1:6-11 (p.770)

  Message                                 “Restore, O Lord, Your Kingdom – ‘Cause I Am busy.”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Communion

  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                                                        Rejoice, the Lord Is King

*Benediction

 

10 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

 

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship

downstairs in the Fellowship Room following today’s Worship service.

 

UshersJim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett

 

Greeter(s): Dawn Van Buren                      Pre-school Nursery available downstairs.

 

Flowers are given today by Alan and Noreen Dick in honor of

their 57th wedding anniversary. 

 

Guest Organist:  David Smith

 

 

   Prelude                  Fugue in d minor on “Christ is risen”           J. G. Albrechtsberger

   Welcome and Announcements

   God’s Greeting

 

Boldly Approaching our God

   Call to Worship (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 68

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
     extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him - his name is the Lord

     Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
Tell everyone the wonderful things God has done.

     Our God is a God who saves!

Sing praises to the Lord!

     Sing to God, all kingdoms of the earth!
     Sing and proclaim the power and majesty of God!

 *Hymn of Praise #29                                                                           O Worship the King

   Call To Confession

We know that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. Christ’s faithfulness to God shines a light on our own brokenness and disobedience. Yet Christ also points the way for us, beckoning us back to a fuller relationship with God. Let us confess our sin before God.

    Prayer of Confession (Responsive)

O great and almighty God, we bring ourselves before you just as we are - broken, sinful, and weak.

     We confess, O God, how difficult it is to be still in you.

We confess our lack of quiet trust in you.

     And once we are still, we confess how difficult it is to listen

Speak gently, O Lord, in our silence.

[All Is Silent before the Lord.]

And once we listen, we confess how difficult it is to obey.

     Forgive  our  restlessness,  our hearing deficiency,  and our neglect of love     

     towards you, your word, and our neighbor.

 [Personal Prayer of Confession]

“I am the Lord, and there is no other; beside me there is no God.”

     So  God  says,  and  so  we believe.  Yet we do follow after others:  gods of  

     appetite and passion, of state and status, of group and self.

There is only one Lord, and we know it

     but terror, anger, hatred, jealousy, lust of position, and selfish satisfaction

     so easily lord it over us.

On our own, O God, we fret and fail, and confess our desperate need of you.

     Call  us  back  to  the life that  you  intend  for  us.  We pray in the name of

     Jesus, the perfector of our faith.  Amen.

   Assurance of Pardon

God’s love is abundant. God hears our prayer and is gracious to forgive. The cross is for us a reckoning — the debt is paid, and mercy flows out, sufficient for all.

     Thanks be to God! Hallelujah! Amen!

   Children’s Blessing

Gracious Father, shower our children with blessings that exceed our dreams, and let your love flow abundantly into their lives.  Fill them with an irresistible desire to further your kingdom by sharing your love and your blessings with those who are in spiritual and physical need.   Amen.

 

We Come before God’s Open Word

   Prayer Hymn for Illumination #295 (vs. 1 & 3)         Breathe on Me, Breath of God

   Scripture Lesson                                                                                 Acts 1:6-11 (p.770)

   Message                                “Restore, O Lord, Your Kingdom – ‘Cause I Am busy.”

   Prayer of Blessing                                                        

                                                   Celebrating God

   Communion (Insert)

   Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings/Offertory

                  Aria from Prelude and Fugue in G major, LV 119           J. G. Walther

*Doxology and Offertory prayer

Gracious God, who has blessed us abundantly with many good gifts, after your example we lay these offerings before you. May they be used to promote the Good News of Christ; the whole truth of scripture; and the spiritual nourishment, growth, and joy of those within our church family and far beyond.  Amen.  

   Pastoral prayer

*Closing Hymn #262                                                                    Rejoice, the Lord Is King

*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   Fugue in G major on “Come, Holy Spirit, Lord God”    J. G. Albrechtsberger  

Our grateful appreciation to all who worked so selflessly to make KRC’S Annual Pancake Breakfast
 and Plant Swap/Sale events yesterday such a successful outreach to our community!  
 

HAPPY JUNE BIRTHDAY!

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

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

Brooke Barmen (21st), Bill Schneider (26th), Florence Rivera (27th),

Bev Van Alstyne (27th)

 

 

 

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 under $2.50 per week for each week remaining in this year. All contributions for this purpose
should be designated, “Classis Assessmen

 

~VALATIE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY UPDATE~

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY for your ongoing support of the Valatie Food Pantry. Many families regularly benefit from your generosity to this community ministry.  Non-perishable foods that are always popular at the Pantry are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti/spaghetti sauce; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice; cake & brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the entryways of the church.

 

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 their callings.
  • KRC's Consistory, whose dedication to their calling is an inspiration to all.
  • all His provisions for our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows His love to us, especially during difficult times .
  • the good news that Susan Lamont now has her driver's permit and may soon be able to drive, which will enable her to independently care and provide for her family in a more timely and efficient manner.
  • The dedicated and hard-working women 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.
  • the KRC family and beyond 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, and bond together.
  • 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.

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 2013 Consistory members; KRC’s administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members. the missions and missionaries supported by KRC: 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, Young Life Ministry, St. Thomas; Betty Ann Stedwell, Christar International Mission.  
  • 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. Remember especially Jason, serving in Afghanistan, as well as another unspoken military-related need.
  • 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 abuse; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
  • family and friends grieving the sudden death of John Schubert this past Thursday, especially his wife, Sara, and children Lisa, Josh, Sara, and Mary;  those grieving the death of John Saunders; family and friends grieving the recent death of Sal Alessi.
  • Harry, cousin of Susan Lamont, recovering from a recent stroke.
  • 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.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness;  chronically ill; or in hospice care: Carin; Barbara; A J and Chris Laraway; Mark Young; Luke; Bobby Bailey; Angie Rivera; John Dean Sr; Doris Schmieder; Angie Hickman; Estee Strumpfer; Baby Ellie LaTorre; Amy Clinton; Jean Skipper; Joe Harden; Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; Bev Van Alstyne;  Maureen Mooney;  Jane Smith; Liz Carroll; Jane Zanchelli; Dawn Tuttle; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Paul Varga; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera.
  • others battling or recovering from cancer: Sandy; Bridget; Mary Beth Gottshall; Kim Lyle’s grandmother, Linda; Gen Weiland; Harold; Sharon; Kevin; Theresa Van Warner; Rosemary Whitmore & Mrs. Martinez, mothers of Paul Varga's best friends; Steven Blun; Mary, Jessica Farley's mom; Dawn Tuttle's daughter-in-law; Leonard, Susan Lamont's cousin; Charlie Roppolo; Luci & sister, Guinda Derrico; Donna Scalera.
  • those who are traveling: Deborah and Michael Spaulding traveling to Spain today; Nancy Baker and her daughter, Stacey, flying to Denver this coming week to look for housing for Stacey, as she will be attending graduate school there in the fall.
  • those facing challenges and difficult decisions: Cliff; Jean Brouwer and family; Abby and Bill; Greg and Lisa, fighting addictions; Alex and his family; the Laraway/Lamont family; mothers and children who have had to leave their homes due to family violence; Christians suffering persecution, especially the Christian community in Afghanistan and other places in the Middle East; Libby Little. YOU ARE WELCOME TO PICK UP A COPY OF LIBBY LITTLE’S MAY UPDATE LETTER FROM THE BACK TABLE.
  • 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. 

 
 

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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