Kinderhook Reformed Church Sunday Worship, June 25, 2017

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

A warm welcome to visitors.  We 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

  Announcements and the Lord’s Greeting

  Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise

  Scripture                                                                                                       Matthew 10:24-39

  Message                                                                                                       “Believer's Basics”

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing    

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction

 

  10:00 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

Thanks to today’s ushers, Derick LaTorre, Chris Laurie, Steve Shpur.

Thanks to today’s greeter, Dawn Van Buren.

Nursery facility available downstairs.

  Prelude                                                                                                      Living for Jesus

“Living for Jesus who died in my place, bearing on Calvary my sin and disgrace.

Such love constrains me to answer his call, follow his leading, and give him my all.”

  Welcome and Announcements

  God's Greeting

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 43

Send out your light and your truth, O God.

       Let them guide us to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.

Then we will come before you with nothing to hide, singing your praises,

       worshiping before you, and ready to serve you, our Saviour and our God.

*Hymn of Exhortation and Praise #103          Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

  Invocation  (Responsive)  Psalm 86, The Message

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

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

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession  

Acts 3:19 reads, “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”  In confession, let us pray together.

   Prayer of Confession  (Unison) 

Lord Jesus Christ, we call you Lord, yet it is too easy for us to worship other things, other activities, other relationships, other gods.  You tell us we cannot serve two masters, yet we spend more time focusing our energies elsewhere, diverting our time, our energy, our money, our attention away from you.  Forgive us, gracious Savior, when our hearts are led astray, and when we serve other gods and worship them. Turn us away from our distractions and sin. Strengthen each of us to set our face, as you did, toward Jerusalem - to take up our cross and follow you.  We pray this, counting on your grace.  Amen.

   Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)  

The good news in Christ is this, that when we face ourselves and God with the awareness of our need, we are given grace to grow and courage to continue our journey of faith and service.  Friends, believe the good news of the gospel.

       In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Children’s Message and Prayer of Blessing  (Unison)

Lord Jesus, may the hearts of our children be filled with your eternal presence, making your goodness their goodness in the eyes of God.  May they be your light in this world, testifying without shame to your truth, and attracting many to the good news of salvation and eternal life through your sacrifice on the cross.  Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination and Scripture Reading                                    Matthew 10:24-39

  Message                                                                                                       “Believer's Basics”

  Prayer of Thanks and Moment of Silent Meditation

Silent Prayer for Those Seeking to Accept Christ as Their Savior:

"Dear Jesus, I confess that I'm a sinner, and not right with you. I repent and ask forgiveness.  I believe that you died on the cross to take my punishment and to pay the price for my sins.  I believe that you rose from death to give me new life. Wash me clean from all sin, shame, and guilt, and come into my heart as my Lord and Savior.  In your name I pray.  Amen."

  Song of Response (Bulletin Insert)                                                        There Is a Redeemer

Celebrating God, His Abundance, and His Care

  Offering/Offertory                                                                  Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me

“ ‘Take up thy cross and follow me,’ I hear the blessed Savior call.

How can I make a lesser sacrifice, when Jesus gave his all?”

*Doxology #809                                                   Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

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)

Lord God, we give ourselves and these offerings up to your service, cheerfully submitting to the ministry of spreading the gospel of hope that is in Jesus Christ and bringing honor and glory to his name.  Amen. 

   Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer, and The Lord’s Prayer

* Hymn #472                                                                                  Grace Greater than Our Sin

*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                                                                                            In the Cross of Christ I Glory

 

LOOKING AHEAD 

~ SUMMER SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES BEGIN NEXT SUNDAY ~

Next Sunday, July 2, through Sunday, September 10,

8:30 & 10 am worship services will combine for worship at 9 a.m.

 

~”FIRST FRIDAY” FREE KRC COMMJNITY DINNER, 6 pm JULY 7~

 

~COMPASSION SUNDAY JULY 9~
Presentation, Compassion International, Erika and Merrill Johnson

 

~KRC’S ANNUAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AUGUST 21 - 25~

At this year's “Hero Central” Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God! Open to kids ages 3 (potty trained) to Grade 8. VBS Runs from 9-noon each day, August 21 - 25.  No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop, or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register!

 

~STOP HUNGER NOW FOOD-PACKAGING EVENT SCHEDULED SEPTEMBER 9~ 
Stop Hunger Now, which has recently rebranded itself “Rise Against Hunger,” packages and ships food and 
life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people and works to end global hunger in our lifetime.  This 
year, nearly 60 million meals will be packaged by more than 350,000 volunteers, and will be distributed in 
needy locations around the world to nourish more than a half-million lives.  In addition, $15 million in 
donated medicines, medical supplies, clothes, soap, and solar lights will be shipped to at least 37 countries. 
 A RISE AGAINST HUNGER FOOD-PACKAGING EVENT IS AN IMMENSELY-REWARDING EXPERIENCE OF EASY, HANDS-ON WORK, FUN, 
AND FELLOWSHIP THAT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!  A group of 40 to 50 volunteers (any age) can package over 
10,000 meals in just two hours.  Our local packaging event will take place Saturday, September 9, at the 
Kinderhook Town Hall (formerly Martin H. Glynn school) on Church Street in Valatie, during which we hope to 
pack 20 – 30 thousand meals.  Plan to save this date on your calendar and to lend a helping hand to this 
extraordinary ministry. Donation baggies and canisters are now available on the back table of the sanctuary to 
take home for saving up your contributions, and you are encouraged to take canisters to work or to businesses 
willing to display them. A donation of 29¢ buys one meal, $29 one hundred meals, $290 one thousand meals.

 
~ BROOKS BBQ CEMETERY BENEFIT SEPTEMBER 27~
Brooks BBQ will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  Baked potatoes will be included with the dinner, 
but Brooks is no longer serving beverages or cookies as part of their standard menu. All proceeds will go to 
support operational expenses of the Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery Association.

 

 

 

HAPPY JUNE BIRTHDAY !

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

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

Ruth Edge (17th)

 

THANK-YOU NOTE FROM OUTREACH MINISTRY

Our recent annual Pancake Breakfast initially earned $958.71 for the Chatham Cares 4 U Program.  Many thanks to all of our cooks, kitchen helpers, servers, and cleanup team who made a most successful morning.  We were blessed with wonderful Christian fellowship while serving our community!  The Plant Sale was also a huge success, initially earning $870.00.   Thanks to everyone who worked at the sale and those who donated plants!  Since June 3rd, additional contributions have boosted the total raised by these events to over $2000.  Our deepest appreciation to all who contributed so generously to this mission!

 

MANY THANKS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR SUPPORTING THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY

In the month of April, the Valatie Food Pantry served 66 families, including 3 Seniors, 120 adults, and 82 children (233 total). Non-perishable foods 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 and brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the entryways of the church.

 

The Dutch Reformed Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill is seeking vendors to sell a variety of goods at their upcoming annual mini-market, on Saturday, August 12. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information and to reserve your space, contact Diana at 518-732-7345 or email dblpec@gmail.com. Registration deadline is August 2.

 

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

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO READ THE THANK-YOU NOTES ON THE MISSIONS BULLETIN BOARD IN THE FELLOWSHIP ROOM FROM SOME OF OUR MISSIONARIES.

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith journey. 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.
  • Pastor Rudy and Rev. Paige Convis, KRC’s associate pastor, as they fulfill their ministerial duties.
  • KRC ministries, programs & projects and those planning & administering them: KRC’s Consistory; KRC’s administrative ministries; KRC’s Youth Group; VBS; KRC’s small group ministries and Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; 1st Friday, and other outreach programs.
  • our state, national, and world leaders, especially President Donald Trump and all of the new government officials now in office, 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, especially Jason Lansing serving in S. Korea.
  • 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: Lyn, family, and friends grieving the recent death of Lyn’s husband, Frank; Lyn is a neighbor of Michael and Deborah Spaulding. Beverly Morse and family grieving the recent death of Ken Morse, nephew of Kay Haber.   
  • those who, even after many years, still hurt from the void left by loved ones who have passed on from this world.
  • reassurance, peace, and dignity for loved ones nearing the close of this life.
  • Sally Heimroth, recovering at St. Peter’s hospital following successful open-heart surgery this past Wednesday. Please continue to pray for Sally’s speedy and complete recovery and return to full health without complications, and pray also for her family as they assist in her recuperation.
  • Amy Deweerd, suffering a very uncomfortable attack of pleurisy. Please pray for relief from pain for Amy, and pray also that this will be a one-time-only case that resolves itself quickly.
  • Libby Little-Saxton, who overextended with her refugee family work, became worn down, and was diagnosed recently with shingles. Although Libby has had relief from spinal/back pain due to the shingles, she is experiencing weakness, dizziness, and lack of energy even when attempting short walks.  In addition to this, she is being treated for scabies. Pray for a speedy return to full health for Libby. 
  • Phil Morse, brother of Kay Haber, recovering from a broken hip which is healing nicely after a rod was put in and rehab started. Phil is now hospitalized with pneumonia, loss of appetite, and nausea. His daughter asks for prayers to raise Phil’s spirits and lift his confusion as he and his family await recent test results. 
  • Brian Baxa, grandson of Phil Morse and recent high school graduate, recovering from major surgery on his pitching arm; Brian lives in Kentucky.
  • Our graduates, challenged by higher education, career choices, and job searches.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Chris, Elize Visser’s dad; Carol Zincio; Christopher Dick; John and Cathy; Virginia Rothermel; Maggie; Art Gross; Angie Rivera; Harriet Stockhoff; Ruth Edge; Jean Skipper; Floyd Haber; Paul Varga.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Michael; Don Morse; Jill; J.B; Jen; Bill, Janet Smith's brother; Ronny; Ron Dick; Donna Scalera; Kim Helm; Carol Nel; Paul Osborn; Jeff Peter; Mark; Ann; Steve; Dorothy Wheeler.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: the Clause family, in need of spiritual, mental, and physical healing, as well as for other families with these needs; Nancy Baker and her mother, Vickie Metzger; Stacey Baker; Vince Beaudoin; Libby Little-Saxton, working with refugees; the epidemic of addiction to heroin and other substances.
  • residence-bound KRC family, George Clowe, and those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill

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. 
  • the inspirational ministries of our guest preachers, Perry Jones, Tom McCrossan, John Bowen, and others who lead worship at KRC from time to time.
  • those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, and those who have sacrificed their wellbeing and lives for the peace & liberty we enjoy.
  • Ruth Edge, who celebrated her 93rd birthday June 17!
  • Joan and Paul Clause, who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary June 14, and for all those couples who have enjoyed long-lasting marriages.
  • the good times Stacey Baker, her boyfriend Ryan, and the Baker family experienced during their recent visit together here.
  • the good news that Don Morse’s recent hip surgery has healed nicely, and that his cancer treatments are going well with no negative side effects. Don is Kay Haber’s brother.  Thank you for all of your prayers.
  • all those of KRC's family and friends who volunteer their time, talent, and energy so generously and so selflessly to the various ministries and programs of our church, and who often do this quietly behind-the-scenes with little notice or recognition.
  • His provision for all of our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows His love to us, especially during difficult times.

 

New York Faithwalking  -  101 Retreat

Holmes Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center, Holmes, NY

Save these Dates: Saturday & Sunday, September 23, 24, 9 am – 6 pm

     This Faithwalking 101 retreat is a weekend designed to start you on a journey to personal transformation that includes practices in spiritual formation, inner healing, emotional maturity, and missional living. We believe that this work in personal transformation clears space for us to effectively get on mission with God in the world, in all the places God has put us.

     Through the two-day retreat, you’ll hear presentations from various presenters focusing on the values and practices that help you on the journey, spend time in prayer and solitude with guided meditations, and enjoy learning with a community of disciples who are on the journey together. Cost has not yet been finalized (it usually comes to about $225, but varies based on overnight accommodations), and scholarships will be available. Additional information and details will be sent out at a later date.

 

Dear KRC Family and Friends,

    Consistory asks all eligible members of the congregation to pray about serving as Deacon for the remainder of Tana Thompson’s term, June-December, 2017.  If you feel the Lord calling you to serve in this capacity, please see Pastor Rudy.                          

                                                               Pastor Rudy and the Consistory Elders

KRC 2017 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

Deacons

Jane Deane  ’17  Outreach, Cemetery. . . . . .  758-7051  jdeane1943@gmail.com

Noreen Dick  ’18  Church Family . . . . . . . . . . 758-6640  noreend122@twc.com

Beth Anne Rippel ’18  Stewardship  . . . . . . . 392-5044  barippel@yahoo.com

Elders

Merrill Johnson’18  Worship      . . . . . . . . . . . 828-6726  docjohnson36@gmail.com

Dawn Van Buren ’18  Pastoral Relations . . 758-7564  dawnandleo@fairpoint.net

Patti Varga  ’17  Christian Education, Outreach,

                                Consistory Vice President . .755-3054  patvarga66@gmail.com

Barbara Vosburgh  ’17 Personnel, Clerk. . . . 758-6512  vosburgh1@nycap.rr.com

KRC TREASURER

Derick LaTorre – 376-1882  derick.latorre@gmail.com                      

 

                                           KRC STAFF

                KRC Office Manager              KRC Office Assistant          

            Paul Clause – 859-4158      Courtney Wood – 784-2134

                   KRC Sexton                 KRC Cemetery Supervisor        

           Greg Clause Jr – 653-2786       Greg Clause – 369-8472

COMING EVENTS

Today,   June 25

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

      9:45 am  Bible study, Book of Genesis, continues.

    10:00 am  Worship Service

Mon,  June 26

      6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets

Tues,  June 27

      7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Thur, June 29

       9:00 am  Small Group continuing Bible study @KRC.

              Group continues 1 & 2 Thessalonians

    10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @KRC

      6:30 pm  Consistory meets

      7:00 pm  Bible study, 1 and 2 Peter, KRC main floor Conference Room

Sun,  July 2  Please Note: Combined Summer Worship Services Begin

      9:00 am  Communion Worship Service

    10:00 am  Bible study, Book of Genesis, continues.

Fri,   July 7

      6:00 pm  First Friday free community dinner and fellowship. 

                                 Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Servers Next Sunday, July 2

Ushers:  Derick LaTorre, Chris Laurie, Steve Shpur

 

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