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SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, JUNE 26, 2016

KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH - REV. RUDY VISSER, PASTOR

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

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

 

8:30 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Announcements, The Lord’s Greeting, and Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise

  Scripture                                                                            Psalms 68:4-10, 19-20 (p. 411-12)    

  Message                                                             "Heard, Understood, and Acknowledged"

  Prayer of Thanks

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction

 

10 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Following worship today, all are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments

at the Lemonade Stand hosted by Sue Patterson on the front lawn of the church

in celebration of today’s baptism. 

Thanks to today’s ushers, Greg Clause Jr, Jim Dunham, Keith Garwood, Gary Leggett

Thanks to today’s greeter(s), Patrice Lyons         

 Preschool nursery available downstairs.

 

 

  Prelude

  Welcome

  Announcements and God’s Greeting

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship (Responsive) Psalm 68:32-35

Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord,
to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens,
    who thunders with mighty voice.
Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel,
    whose power is in the heavens.
You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary;
    the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.  Praise be to God!

*Hymn of Praise #16                                                            Give to our God Immortal Praise

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession From Isaiah 30:15, 18 

In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. The LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison) Adapted from Psalm 89

Wondrous God, you founded the world and all that is in it; you set suns and moons above us, mountains and valleys beneath us.  The heavens and the earth are yours, and you rule over the surging sea.  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.  Yet we have not learned to acclaim you, Lord, or walk in the light of your presence.  Instead, we have often chosen paths of sin and darkness and have hidden ourselves from you.  We have not rejoiced in your love and faithfulness, praised your righteousness.  or celebrated your glory and strength.  Instead, we have indulged our own desires and self-interests and exalted our own proud accomplishments. Lord, humble us, forgive us, and have mercy upon us.

  Assurance of Forgiveness (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 86  

“You are a compassionate and gracious God; forgiving and good; abounding in love and faithfulness to all who call to you.  We praise you, O Lord our God, with all our heart, for you have delivered us from sin and eternal separation from you.”              

       Our faithful God of deliverance be praised! Amen.

 

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Sacrament of Baptism

  Being baptized today, Harper Ollie LaTorre

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture                                                                            Psalms 68:4-10, 19-20 (p. 411-12)     

  Message                                                             "Heard, Understood, and Acknowledged"

  Prayer of Thanks

Celebrating God

  Offering/Offertory

*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)

Lord God, you have blessed us with the precious dew from heaven and the deep waters below; with the finest the sun brings forth; with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains and everlasting hills; with the fullness and fruitfulness of the earth; and with the favor, peace, and comfort of your sovereign power.  After your example, freely and with grateful hearts, we bring our offerings to be sanctified by you and used in your service.  Amen.     

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

*Hymn of Assurance #518                                      He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

*Blessing, Benediction, and Response Hymn                            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

 

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in our Lord Jesus,

The Reverend Classis of Columbia-Greene, together with the Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill and the

Stuyvesant Reformed Church

 would like to invite you to the installation service of the

Rev. Paige Convis at the Kinderhook Reformed Church.

She will be installed as the Associate Pastor of the

Kinderhook Reformed Church, whereafter she will be officially charged with being the full-time pastor of rural ministry for the above mentioned two congregations.

The installation service will take place today at 4 pm,

followed by a light supper in the Fellowship Hall.

Blessings to all, and we are looking forward to seeing you at this unique celebration in the life of our church and local communities.

Blessings, 

Rev. Rudy Visser

 

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.

 

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.

 

~STEWARDSHIP UPDATE~

This past Sunday our weekly offering was $1923, well below our weekly need of $3,000. This and previous shortfalls have resulted in a current budget deficit of $10,373 as reflected in 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:    $74,422

Total expenses to date: $84,795

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.

 

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, and others who visit KRC from time to time.
  • 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 continue to improve following a recent auto accident, and that Aaron is able to be back to work part time.
  • the amazing improvement that Gary Silvano's recent successful heart transplant has made in his energy and activity levels.
  • David Smith’s presence again on the organ bench and doing well following a brief hospitalization recently.
  • this happy update from Claudia and Arnie March: “Our new grandson was born May 16th and is gorgeous.  His name is Mason Gray March, 8lb 14oz and 20".  Gary and Sarah are just rolling into parenthood so naturally. We are sure in love with this new Blessing!”
  • 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.

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith journey, especially Martha, suffering depression and having difficulty with questions of 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: Susan and her daughter grieving the very sudden loss this past week of husband and father, aged 47 -  Susan is a co-worker of Deborah Spaulding; 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.
  • a family friend of Patti Varga who, praise God, survived a massive heart attack recently and is in need of prayer for complete recovery.
  • Art Gross, recovering from recent cataract surgery. Pray for speedy healing without complications for Art.
  • Maggie Brower, suffering continued back pain following recent back surgery.  Play for pain relief and complete healing for Maggie.
  • Jay, in his mid-forties, who has had an initial diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.  Please pray for peace and reassurance for him and his family during this very difficult time.  Jay is a co-worker of Deborah Spaulding.
  • Others battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Donna Scalera; 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: Elize Visser’s mother; Angie Rivera; Aaron and Susan Clause; Steve Shpur; Stacey Baker; 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.

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. 

 

 

~HAPPY JUNE BIRTHDAY!~

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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 2015

 

 

                                     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 26 

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service

     10:00 am  Worship Service

     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

Celebration Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall

Mon, June 27

        6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets 

Tues, June 28

       7:00 pm  Youth Group meets

Thur, June 30

     9:00 am  Small Group Bible Study meets @KRC

     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

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 July 3

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, July 3, 2016

       Ushers: Greg Clause Jr, Jim Dunham, Keith Garwood, Gary Leggett

       Greeter(s):

       Lemonade Stand Host(s): Joy Bertram