Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 A.M. June 24, 2012
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”
Rev. Perry Jones, Guest Preacher
Executive Director, Capital City Rescue Mission

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 and John Schubert on the front lawn following Worship today.

Ushers: Jeff Barmen, Derick Latorre, Steve Shpur, Bob Wildermuth
Greeter(s): Dawn Van Buren and Leo Dolan
Preschool Nursery facility available downstairs.
Order of Worship
  PRELUDE        
  WELCOME, SILENT PRAYER, & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Boldly Approaching Our God

  CALL TO WORSHIP   (Responsive)   Based on Psalms 95 and 96
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, the Rock of our salvation.    
     Let us come before him with thanksgiving, with music and with song,
     for the Lord is the great King above all gods.
Come, let us bow down in worship.
     Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God,
     and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
Come, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name.
     Let us bring an offering and come into his courts.
     Let us worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
*HYMN OF PRAISE #192                                       Crown Him with Many Crowns
  CALL TO CONFESSION  2 Chronicles 7:14
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION and ASSURANCE OF PARDON   (Unison) 
Righteous God who will judge the living and the dead, we confess to our blind and ungodly pursuit of worldly pleasures and passions; and we acknowledge our need of your salvation.  Purify us from all wickedness.  Strengthen our hearts with your holiness.  Empower us to be self-controlled and upright in this present age, eager to answer your call to serve while we wait for the blessed hope - the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
[Silent Prayer of Confession]
Praise be to God, who forgives us through faith in his Son, our Redeemer;
who keeps us pure and blameless - who sanctifies us body, soul, and spirit for his righteous purposes - until the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.
  PRAISE SONGS 
  CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
  PRAYER OF BLESSING UPON OUR CHILDREN  (Unison)
Great God, make your presence known to our children.  May they experience you and acknowledge you as a God of miracles – especially the miracles of their salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ.  Amen.


We Come Before God’s Open Word
   PRAYER for ILLUMINATION (Unison)   From the hymn, Open My Eyes that I May See
Divine Spirit, open our eyes, ears, and hearts. Illumine us, that we may grasp the truth you have for us this day.  Silently, now, we wait for you, O God – ready, to know your will for our lives.
[Moment of Waiting before the Lord]
  SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                   1 Kings 18:16-40 (p. 254)
      MESSAGE                                                          "Calling People Back to God"
  PRAYER OF BLESSING
Celebrating God
  WE GIVE OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS / OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY 
  OFFERTORY PRAYER  (Unison)
Holy Father, sustainer and supplier of all our needs, we present these offerings to you as an expression of our gratitude and as an investment in fulfilling the mission you have put before us - to know Christ and to make him known.  Sanctify our gifts for these purposes we pray.  Amen.  
  ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
  PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
*CLOSING HYMN #745                                              Jesus Shall Reign
*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
     

Next Sunday 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.     

8KRC’S VBS BEGINS TOMORROW FOR KIDS AGE 3 to GRADE  88
THERE IS STILL TIME TO PRE-REGISTER CHILDREN for this year’s fun, informative, spiritually-nurturing National Parks Vacation Bible School program, running from 9 am – Noon, Monday – Friday, this coming week. Forms are available on the back table, SO PLEASE - ESPECIALLY KRC FAMILIES - SIGN YOUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS UP ASAP! Also on the back table, please note the lists of food items and materials needed for VBS. Monetary donations are also welcome!   If you know of anyone who has a canoe or a kayak that VBS can borrow, please let Patti Varga know.    

All VBS families are invited to join us for Worship NEXT SUNDAY, July 1st, following the close of VBS.  The VBS songs will be sung as part of our Communion Worship service, and we will be holding a VBS picnic here at the church, rain or shine, directly following the service. The entire congregation is encouraged to attend and to fellowship with the VBS families! A signup sheet for picnic food is located on the back table.  This is one way you can participate in VBS even if you're not available during the week!

Praise God for all those who offered their time and hard work to
Church Family Ministry’s Kitchen Clean-Up Day this past Friday.

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

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.

Leré Visagie (2nd), David Mooney (10th), Jean Hacker, (9th),
Dawn Tuttle (10th), Lois Bertram (13th), Seth Mooney (15th),
Brooke Barmen (21st), William Schneider (26th), Florence Rivera (27th),
Bev Alstyne (27th).

A BIRTHDAY CARD FOR FORMER KRC PASTOR, DAN WRAY, AND A GET-WELL CARD FOR RUTH EDGE, ARE ON THE BACK TABLE.  IF YOU HAVE NOT YET DONE SO, PLEASE STOP BY AND TAKE A MOMENT TO SIGN THESE AND OFFER YOUR WELL-WISHES.

KRC SMALL GROUPS
KRC offers a small group opportunity 9 am Thursdays at the church.  PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the VBS program, Small Group will not meet again until 9 am July 5th.  At that time, they will begin a new Joyce Myers study, “Battlefield of the Mind”.

BRIAN POST, missionary whom we help to support as he and his wife, Bea, serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators, will be visiting with the KRC Family on MONDAY EVENING, JULY 2, at 6:00 pm.  Brian will update us on the work and ministries of Wycliffe, and will address some of the difficulties that regularly confront workers as they strive to bring the truth of God’s Word accurately  and faithfully to cultures that have never had the Bible in their language before. Particular attention will be given to recent criticism of Wycliffe related to the translation into some languages of references to Jesus as the Son of God and references to God the Father.  All are invited to attend, and you are encouraged to visit wycliffe.org beforehand: Click on “Son of God” at bottom of home page,  then click on “Q & A”, or pick up a Q & A packet on the back table.

JULY 4 MARCH CELEBRATING
236 YEARS of the USA and 300 YEARS of KRC!
     At the June 11th Consistory meeting, the idea of participating in the annual Kinderhook People's Parade was suggested - and what a great way to celebrate KRC’s faith journey over the centuries, especially as we observe the 300th year of that journey!
     As usual, the parade is on July 4th - this year a Wednesday.  Some ideas are walkers with a banner announcing KRC, walkers carrying their Bibles, and kids possibly waving USA flags.  Does anyone have a convertible or a flat-bed tractor?   All ideas are welcomed.
     The walk is not too far:  parade line up is at the park on Rothermel Lane, and parade ending is at the Village Square.  And of course, all are very much encouraged to walk - a nice way to profess your faith, express your patriotism, fellowship with other KRC members, see neighbors, and exercise off those extra pounds you'll be putting on later in the day! Please see Patrice if you plan to walk and/or if you have ideas.

~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 

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

   FLAVORS - KRC’S COMMEMORATIVE COOKBOOK
The cookbook committee has selected, cooked, and photographed recipes submitted by members of the congregation.  The book has now gone to press, and we need your help!  Donations to this project are greatly appreciated, and checks may be made out to Kinderhook Reformed Church with “cookbook” in the memo.
CONTRIBUTORS OF $100 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A FREE COOKBOOK.

A NOTE OF THANKS
Dear Rev. Visser,
     “With warmest thanks, grateful hearts, and deep appreciation for your thoughtfulness” I just wanted to thank you and your congregation again for all that was done [at the May 26 monument dedication] in remembrance of Lewis Abraham Williamson [and all those buried unnamed in the Kinderhook Cemetery].  I and the family are forever grateful.  Thank you.
                                                                                                      Michael S. Cowan.

2012 EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 300th YEAR
June 25-29, 9-12 Noon daily “National Parks Vacation Bible School” for ages 3 through Grade 8
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 Thank & Praise God for
• all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, & working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
• Ruth Edge’s presence with us in Worship.
• the wonderful news that Donna Scalera’s recent scans were clear.
• the encouraging report on Sal Alessi’s good progress with chemo treatments
• a good recovery for Rev. Ron Stockhoff following shoulder replacement surgery.
• 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


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; and especially Vacation Bible School beginning tomorrow. 
• leaders & those attending KRC’s Sunday School, small group ministries, adult Bible study, 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, especially the Walsh Family grieving the death of Stephen Walsh.
• Elize Visser’s mom in South Africa, having back surgery July 4.
• Blanche Rogers, mother of Diane Morgan, grandmother of Laura Rafferty, recovering from a fractured hip; and for Diane as she makes decisions on her mom's behalf.
• Pastor Rudy as he attends General Synod, and for traveling mercies to and from Illinois.
• others who are traveling, especially Stacey Baker, studying in Valencia, Spain, beginning this coming Thursday, June 28, through August 11.
• Ruth Edge, improving but still battling extreme fatigue, the cause of which doctors have been unable to identify. 
• Karina Speer, hospitalized with post traumatic stress disorder.
• Linda Moran, hospitalized and battling a heart condition.
• God's presence, healing power, and peace for Fred Cappozzo and family during a difficult time of sudden serious illness and scheduled wedding plans.
• John Bosquet-Morra undergoing surgery this coming Tuesday in New York City for removal of the mass on his left kidney. John & Isabelle thank you for your prayers.
• 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.  
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Kenneth Cadieux; Baby Luther; Bille-Jean Cartwright, ICC senior; Jack, grandfather of Patti Varga; Lou Galm; Romona DenBesten; 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: Kara (Ennis) Mobley; the Schuberts, as they attempt to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Clayton, as he selects a college; 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; 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: Terry (Gaylord) Nawrot, expecting twins in July; 1st-time-parents Tom and Jaime (Welcome) Eastman (Baby Evan Anthony Eastman, born Saturday, May 19); 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.

Please note Libby Little’s June Update on the back table, and feel free to pick up a copy for your information and as a prayer guide.

If you have prayer requests that you would like to have placed on the email and phone prayer chains, please forward them 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  758-7564
Patti Varga–’12,  Christian Education    392-4771

                   John Schubert, Chairman, Classis Financial Committee

                                             KRC STAFF
                   KRC Secretary                   Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton               
           Paul Clause – 859-4158          Greg Clause  –  369-8472, 758-1338 

COMING EVENTS
Today, June 24
              10:00 am  Worship - Pastor Perry Jones preaching
    11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
               Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
PLEASE NOTE:
Pastor Rudy will be in Illinois attending General Synod through this coming Wednesday.  If you are in need of assistance during this time,
please contact Dawn Van Buren, 758-7564, or Paul Clause, 859-4158.
Thurs., June 28
PLEASE NOTE:
Due to the VBS program, Small Group will not meet again until 9 am July 5th.  At  that time, they will begin a new Joyce Myers study, “Battlefield of the Mind”.
         Community Prayer Group is also in recess until 10 am July 5th.
Fri.,  June 29
     Please Note: Olde Dutch and Such crafts group will not meet
June 29 or July 6.  It will resume again July 13.
Mon. – Fri., June 25 - June 29 Vacation Bible School in session
  9 am - Noon daily, with programs for children age 3 through Grade 8.   
Sun., July 1
     10:00 am  Communion and VBS Family Worship
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
  VBS Church Picnic - rain or shine - at KRC following Worship
Mon., July 2
       6:00 pm   Wycliffe Bible Translators missionary, Brian Post, visits      
             KRC with an update on the work and ministries of Wycliffe   
Wed., July 4 – Kinderhook People’s Parade -Watch bulletin for details.
Mon., July 16
       7:00 pm   Consistory meets
Fri.,   July 20
       7:00 pm  Isaiah Six concert @ KRC with Derek Levendusky,
                          lead singer, and Heidi Jo & Gracie

Servers Next Sunday, July 1, 2012
Ushers:   Alan Dick, Merrill Johnson, Leré Visagie, Paul Zietsman
Greeter(s):  Jerry Flansburg

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