Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Services

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Sunday, June 22, 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 #799                                                                    God Himself Is with Us

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Reading                                                                          Mark 4:26-34 (p. 710)

  Message                                                                                                   “Parable Power”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Commitment                                                                       You Are My All in All

*Benediction

 

10 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship at our summer Lemonade Stand hosted by Joy Bertram and Susan Lamont on the front lawn of the church following today’s Worship Service.

 

UshersJim Baker, Bob Dreier, Dick Silvano

  Greeter(s): Wayne & Sally Heimroth       Pre-school Nursery available downstairs.

Flowers are given today by Jim and Bonnie Dunham

in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

 

  Prelude  

  Welcome, Announcements, and God’s Greeting

 

Boldly Approaching our God

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 86

Call on the Lord! God inhabits our praise and hears our prayers.
      You, O God, are good and forgiving,

      bighearted toward all those who ask for help.
We put ourselves in your hands with confidence and trust.
      We depend on you from morning to night.
You know the number of hairs on our heads. You will not let us down.
      No one is like you, God, and nothing compares to your greatness.
Your love is immense. You are slow to anger and quick to show kindness.
      You never give up on us, Lord. Thank you for your infinite mercy!

*Hymn of Praise #799                                                                    God Himself Is with Us

  Call to Confession

The God who knows us through and through, and loves us still, invites us to honestly confess our shortcomings.

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

Merciful God, as your children, we long to grow to spiritual maturity, and to be weaned from the elementary teachings of our faith. We desire to live as disciples who can be entrusted with the full measure of the gospel. We confess that we often avoid such growth and would rather remain comfortable than embrace the challenge and pain of deep and lasting change. Forgive us, Lord.  Renew within us the desire and commitment to be fully alive to you, to ourselves, and to one another as faithful and mature followers of Christ.  Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)

It is a sure and trustworthy word that Jesus Christ came to forgive us, to redeem us, and to restore us to right relationship. Hear this good news: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!

       Hallelujah! Amen.

 

We Come before God’s Open Word

  Prayer of Blessings

  Scripture Reading                                                                          Mark 4:26-34 (p. 710)

  Message                                                                                                   “Parable Power”

  Prayer of Thanks

Celebrating God

  New Members Profession of Faith and Sacrament of Baptism

*Apostles Creed (Responsive)

Do you believe in God the Father?

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.  On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

  Song of Commitment                                                                       You Are My All in All

  Offering/Offertory

*Doxology and Prayer of Blessing  (Unison)

Holy God, we offer these gifts to be used to preach the truth of salvation through Christ Jesus your Son; to proclaim his promise of renewal of mind, body, and spirit; and to make known the blessings that await those who listen and respond to his message of love and life eternal.  Amen.

  Prayer Requests/Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn of Thanks and Devotion #374                               Now Thank We All Our God

*Blessing, Benediction, 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

 

~Please Note~

8:30 & 10 am Worship Services will combine and meet for worship at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 6, through Sunday, August 31.

 

THANK YOU FROM BECKY AND JESSICA ALESSI
We would like to sincerely thank everyone for all the thoughts, prayers, and support we have 
received.  The funeral service for Sal was beautiful, and the luncheon following was wonderful 
and greatly appreciated.  Thank you to everyone who helped plan, cook, and clean up.  The food 
was delicious.  I have had so many friends and family members speak so highly of the service 
and of the generosity of the church and the members who helped with the luncheon.  We truly feel 
blessed to be part of such a wonderful church family.
                                                             Love, Becky and Jessica Alessi  

 

ON THE BACK TABLE

STONE HOUSE DAY - Please look over the brochures on the back table inviting you to the 64th Annual Stone House Day Saturday, July 12, 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 demonstrations, and much more.

VALLEY ENERGY’S CHURCH FAMILY PROGRAM FLYER – Valley Energy is KRC’s heating oil supplier.

NEW KRC DIRECTORY – Quite a number of directories are still on the back table. They are labeled in alphabetical order by family name, and if you have not yet picked yours up, please remember to do so today.

● KRC CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE MINISTRIES – KRC’s administrative ministries are looking for additional members to assist them in fulfilling their designated functions, and you are urged to prayerfully consider participating in one of these ministries.  Sign-up sheets are available on the back table.  

● COLUMBIA COUNTY ACTIVITY/DINING GUIDE BOOKLETS – Pick up your free copy today from the back table.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORMS

 

 

                                                                      LOOKING AHEAD

                                                Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed Churches

                                                         VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2014

       VBS will run this summer at KRC from AUGUST 18th to 22nd, 9 am to Noon, with arrival and sign-in 
at 8:45 to 9 am daily.  We are very excited and busy making preparations for the SonTreasure Island 
theme! Set your sails for Shipwreck Bay! Visitors to SonTreasure Island are welcomed by the scent of 
exotic flowers, the taste of tropical fruits and the captivating sound of island music. But this is no 
ordinary tropical escape! There is treasure to be found here. More precious than gold, more lasting 
than diamonds, it is the greatest treasure of all - God’s love! At SonTreasure Island, treasure 
seekers will play island games, create colorful crafts, and enjoy tropical snacks. But more 
importantly, they will discover the rich treasure of God’s love through the life of Jesus.  
       We hope you'll be able to join us this year, and ask that you register your children as soon 
as possible to allow us to make the necessary arrangements, purchase supplies, etc.  Students ages 3 
who are potty trained to those entering grade 8 are welcome to attend.  Students Grade 6 and above are 
allowed to be helpers if they would prefer to do that, however they still need a completed 
registration form in order to help. REGISTRATION FORMS MAY BE PICKED UP FROM THE BACK TABLE OR THE 
CROSS EYED OWL GIFT SHOP.  Please return completed forms at your earliest convenience to either the 
church or the Cross Eyed Owl Gift Shop.   

        As always, there is no charge to attend VBS here in Kinderhook.  If you would like to make a donation to help offset the cost, you are always welcome to do so.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church or contact Patti Varga at anytime.  We look forward to seeing many of you in August at SonTreasure Island VBS!

 

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)

 

~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 generous support of 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.

 

 

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT

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 $3.00
per week for each week remaining in this year. All contributions for this purpose should be 
designated, “Classis Assessment.”  

 

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR
  • Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision.
  • KRC's Consistory, whose dedication to their calling is an inspiration to all.
  • the good report that Joe Harden, cousin of Paul and Joan Clause, is back to nearly-normal life routines following a remarkable recovery from cardiac bypass surgery.
  • 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, 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; and 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, give support; 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.

 

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. 

 

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 2014 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.
  • 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 poverty and hunger; abuse; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
  • family and friends grieving the recent death of John Schubert, especially his wife, Sara, and children Lisa, Josh, Sara Lyn, and Mary;  remember also those grieving the death of John Saunders.
  • Please keep Dawn Tuttle in your prayers as she recovers from back surgery, and remember Ted as well as he assists in meeting Dawn's needs.
  • 10-year-old Sofia DeLuke, recovering from emergency surgery for a ruptured gangrenous appendix, battling multiple complications, and facing an extended hospitalization.
  • Kara Ennis and her family, awaiting results of further tests following Kara's routine evaluation that raised some concerns.
  • Susan Lamont's father, recovering from recent surgery.
  • Bev Van Alstyne, recovering again at Albany Med from a broken pelvis sustained in a recent fall. Please remember Dick as well as he assists in meeting Bev’s needs.
  • 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: Harry, cousin of Susan Lamont; Angie Hickman; Jack, grandfather of Patti Varga; Sylvia, sister of Susan Lamont; Doris Schmieder; Baby Ellie LaTorre; Jean Skipper; Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; 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: 2-year-old Logan; 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.
  • those facing challenges and difficult decisions: Cliff, desperately in need of prayers; 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, wherever they be, who are suffering persecution, 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.

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.

 

COMING EVENTS

 

 

Today, June 22

         8:30 am  Early Worship Service            

       10:00 am  Worship Service

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

Mon., June 23

         9:30 am  Olde Dutch & Such Craft Group meets

Tues., June 24

Please Note: KRC Youth Group will not meet Tuesday, June 24.

Thur, June 26

          9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC

          Please join us as we continue our study of the book of Revelation.

       10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Sun., July  6 – Sun. August 31 

Please Note:

The 8:30 and 10 am services will combine

and meet for worship at 9 a.m. during the summer months.

Mon., July 7

         6:30 pm  Consistory meets

Sat.,  July 12   64th Annual Stone House Day sponsored by Hurley Reformed Church      

                                                     Hurley, NY.

Mon. – Fri, August 18 – 22 

         9:00 - Noon   SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School 

 

Servers Next Sunday, June 29, 2014

       Ushers:  Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Glenn Warren, Chip Wood

       Greeter(s):

 

 

 

 

 

 

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