Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Services for June 9, 2013, Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

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

  God's Greeting & Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise                                                                                      Here I Am to Worship

  Prayer for Illumination             

  Scripture Lesson                                                                                             1 Kings 17:8-24

  Message                                                                                           “Beautiful Hopelessness"                                                                                                                        

  Prayer of Blessing

  Offering

  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                                               As the Deer Panteth for Water

*Benediction

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship

 hosted by  the Thursday Morning Bible Study Group

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

Ushers:  Al Dick, Merrill Johnson, Bob Wildermuth, Paul Zietsman

Greeter(s):  Phil and Birgitta Sherman

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

  Prelude            

  Welcome, Announcements, and God's Greeting

 Boldly Approaching Our God

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  - Based on Psalm 65:5-8                                                                                                          

     Who is it that greets us with awesome deeds of righteousness?
                God - the God in whom my soul finds rest; my hope comes from him.
     Where does your steadfastness and deliverance come from?                                                                               Truly, only God is my rock and my salvation;

               he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

 Trust, and put your hope in him at all times;

 pour out your hearts to him, for he  surely is our refuge.
            My salvation and my honor depend on God;

           he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

*Hymn of Praise #48                                                            God of Creation, All-Powerful

  Call to Confession

      To sin is to think and act as if we know better than God. Confession of sin is admitting to God that we do not know better and asking him for strength to be transformed to his likeness every day.

   Prayer of Confession  (Unison)  Based in part on Psalm 52.

Gracious God, give us the courage to look deep, to listen to the murmurs of the soul, and to find the truths that bring life and hope. Forgive us for our hurry that bruises our inner wisdom and our worry that blocks your grace. Restore our inner sight that allows us to see your presence, fullness, and freedom.  Here us now, Lord, as we confess our sins . . .

             [Silent Prayers of Confession]

   Assurance of Pardon  Psalm 130:3-5

God knows that we think we know better. His forbearance is divine; the store of his forgiveness inexhaustible. By the gift of his only Son he has shown us to what length he will go to redeem us. By his Spirit working in us and among us, God offers, to all who truly seek it, a new and abundant life.

          Thanks be to God. Amen!

   Sacrament of Baptism

   Blessing on Our Children  (Unison)

All-knowing and faithful God, lead our children along paths of righteousness into the places and purposes that you have planned for their lives. May they trust always in your promise and power to guide and direct them in serving you and in bringing blessing to others.

We Come Before God's Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                   1 Kings 17:8-24 (p. 253)  

  Message                                                                                       "Beautiful  Hopelessness"

  Prayer of Blessing

Celebrating God

  Presentation of Tithes and Offerings / 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, & Holy Ghost.  Amen.       

Offertory Prayer  (Unison)       

O God, who hast so greatly loved us and mercifully redeemed us, give us grace, that in everything we may yield ourselves, our wills, and our works - a continual thank offering - unto thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer

  Closing Hymn #579                                                                          I Surrender All

*Benediction

*Hymn of Response                                         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

 

~UPCOMING EVENTS~

Today, June 9  - This is the last day of Sunday School until fall.

June 14, 2 - 9 pm - KRC ‘s 2nd photography session with Lifetouch. You can schedule an appointment by going to the KRC website and clicking on the “Links” tab at the top right of the home page; or you may call the church office.  If no one is in the office, please leave your name and number and we will get back to you.

June 16 - Sunday School Youth Sunday with reception hosted by    Sunday School Parents following Worship.

June 23 - Lemonade Stand Fellowship Hour will begins and continues through the month of August on the front lawn of the church following each Worship service.  If you are willing to offer your services to this ministry, please contact Sally Heimroth.

June 30 - VBS Youth Sunday with picnic on the side and back lawn of the church following Worship.

July 7 - The 8:30 am and 10 am Worship services will combine and meet at 9 am through July and August.

We are in need of empty 28 oz plastic coffee containers, the type usually used by Folger's or Maxwell House to package their coffee.  Kindly bring any containers you may have to the church office, and Jean will pick them up from there.  Many thanks.

“ON THE BACK TABLE . . .”

     ● Info on Columbia-Greene’s Stonecroft Ministries dinner for both men and women this coming Tuesday evening, June 11, 6 – 7:30 pm, at Pegasus Restaurant, Rt 9W, Coxsackie.  Reservations required.

     ● Info on North Chatham Methodist Church’s CLOTHING BARN, now open.  

     ● Info about the “Not for Sale Campaign” being presented by Stacey (Baker) Williams and her colleagues from 7–9 p.m. this coming Saturday, June 14, at the SUNY Albany Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Posters promoting this event, which will focus on awareness of human trafficking, are available on the back table for distribution by anyone interested.

KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH &

MUITZESKILL REFORMED CHURCH PRESENT

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2013 - GOSPEL LiGHT ’S

SONWEST ROUNDUP

A RIP-ROARING GOOD TiME WITH JESUS!

     VBS will run at KRC from June 24th to 28th, 9 am to Noon, with arrival and sign-in at 8:45 to 9 am daily.  All kids of our community ages Pre-K (3 and potty-trained) through Grade 6 are invited to this year’s fun and spiritually-nurturing program, and forms are available on the back table for pre-registering your children or grandchildren. You may also pre-register by calling the church office, 758-6401, or 859-4158.

     Christian Ed Ministry is looking for VBS volunteers to teach and to help, and a volunteer sign-up sheet is available on the back table.  For information about the positive rewards of serving in this ministry and the relatively small time commitment involved, please see Patti Varga.

 KRC’s share of support is $5,788 this year 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 $85.12 (up $3.40 from last year).  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. For those who are able, a donation of $2.94 per week for the remaining 29 weeks of this year would meet an individual member’s share. All contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.”

HAPPY JUNE BIRTHDAYS:

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 Alstyne (27th).

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith .
KRC’s 2013 Consistory members
KRC’s administrative ministries, their chairpersons, and supporting members.
KRC programs & projects and those administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; VBS; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs
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..
our military men & women, that they may know God’s presence and protection.
families and friends of our military troops and victims of warfare, terrorism,  misunderstanding, and  violence worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassuring knowledge that he is in control.
those suffering loss of loved ones and homes in the wake of the recent tornadoes.
those, especially children, suffering the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility. 
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially:  Tonya Frickey and her three children grieving the death of husband and father, Rev. Mark Frickey, this past week.  Kirk, friend of Arnie March, whose son died in Afghanistan; Barbara Vosburgh, family, and friends grieving the recent loss of Frank Vosburgh.
Tom Kennedy, diagnosed with terminal cancer. Pray for comfort and peace for Tom and his family.
others battling or recovering from cancer, especially Jane Deane’s sister-in-law; Charlie Roppolo; Barbette Leclair; Paul Varga’s friend; John Warren; Patti and Diane; Uncle Tony; Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Jill Shpur; Rosanne; Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Tom Saulpaugh; Donna Scalera.
Karen, friend of Patrice Lyons, in need of kidney surgery.
Joan Clause, preparing to undergo hip replacement surgery Monday, June 17.
Diane Morgan's mother, Blanch Rogers, suffering congestive heart failure.
Paul Varga, suffering a recurrence of gout.
Rose, mother-in-law of Patrice Lyons, who is very uneasy as she faces shoulder surgery for bone spurs. Pray for reassurance and peace for Rose.
Barb, dealing with health issues.
Kay Haber, recovering from a concussion and bruising following a recent fall.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Florence Rivera; Edward; Faith, cousin of Claudia March; Cricket Warren’s father; Carly Rippel; Carol, cousin of Diane Morgan; Eleanor Whitbeck, Patrice Lyons’s mother; Tina Holley, friend of Sara Hartman; Tom Catchpole; Marthie; Maureen Mooney; Nancy Swinyard; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Jan; Faity Tuttle; Sara Schubert; Bea Post; Ruth Edge; Susan Patterson.  
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: the Richard Family; the Crawford Family; Jonathan, dealing with difficult personal issues; Lisa, Kyle, and Kyle's mother, Cindy, following the loss of Cindy's home in a fire; Kristen Clause and son, Greg; Olivia, that God will give her peace and guidance; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out difficult decisions; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan.
residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren.

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 praise and prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call Paul at 859-4158.  If you are not on our email prayer list, and would like to receive prayer and praise requests through email, contact Paul to have your address added. If you do not have email, contact Jane Smith, 758-6442, to be put on the phone prayer chain.

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 projects and responsibilities.
very successful breast cancer surgery for Jane Deane's sister-in-law; all tests indicate that the cancer had not spread.
the 32 years of marriage celebrated by Deborah and Michael Spaulding this past Wednesday, June 5.
Alan and Noreen Dick, who celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary June 2.
the good news following Ted Call’s recent surgery.
Dave Ennis's mom’s improvement. Dave and his family are grateful for your prayers.
Eleanor Whitbeck’s sufficient recovery which enabled her to enjoy the special Christmas celebration held for her recently by her daughter, Patrice Lyons, and her family! Due to hip injuries, surgeries, and rehabilitation, Eleanor was unable to celebrate Christmas last December. 
the joy of blessing the students of our growing Sunday School each Sunday morning as they go to their classes.
His blessings of family, friends, and all the provisions for our basic life needs.
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.

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.  Those of you who are gardeners are invited to arrange and display your own garden flowers on a Sunday of your choice.  In addition, Crazy Daisy florist shop is again able to both create arrangements with a range of price options, and to deliver them to the church free of charge.  Dawn Van Buren is happy to coordinate this ministry, and if you are interested in providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564.

"THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP MEETS ON FRIDAYS AT 9:30 A.M. in the main floor classroom opposite the church office. We are creating new plans and new items for the 2013 KRC Bazaar, and we are very much in need of new members and new ideas.  Last year’s preparation workshops were full of fun, laughter, and good fellowship, and the bazaar was a huge success.  We warmly welcome you to join us in our efforts to make this year’s even better!

 

~“THANK YOU,  THANK YOU,  THANK YOU!”~

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

     ● What a joy it was for the Regional Synod of Albany to hold its recent annual assembly at your church. Your hospitality helped set the stage for a meaningful meeting. There are so many people to thank for the good work done on our behalf: those who welcomed us with coffee and other refreshment items as the delegates gathered; the musicians whose music created a worshipful invitation to the day; Pastor Rudy with his inspiring message; and those who prepared the lunch and cleaned up after our departure. All in all, it was truly a blessing for Albany Synod to gather at your facility. Please be sure to express our thanks and appreciation to all those individuals who fit into the groups mentioned above as well as those we might have overlooked.

                   Blessings in Christ, Robert Hoffman, Temporary Administrator, RSA

The KRC Cemetery Committee is pleased to announce the June 1, 2013 opening of Kinderhook Cemetery’s COLUMBARIUM, a portion of the cemetery specifically designed for cremation burials.  If you would like more information, please speak to Greg Clause, cemetery supervisor, or Jim Dunham, Cemetery Committee chairperson.

OFFICE, 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.

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, call 859-4158.

 

 KRC 2013-2014 CONSISTORY

 

  Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

 

Jane Deane – ’14,  Christian Education   -7051

Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family     758-6640

Derick Latorre – ’14,Stewardship / KRC Treasurer    610-8090

Patrice Lyons – ’13,  Outreach   758-8400

                                                   Elders
Dawn Tuttle – ’13,  Worship    758-6031
Maureen Mooney – ’14,  Outreach / Clerk      210-6079

Dawn Van Buren – ’13,  Cemetery / VP of Consistory    758-7564

Bob Wildermuth –’14,  Personnel / Pastoral Relations      828-0690

 

                John Schubert, Chairman, Classis Financial Committee

 

                                                  KRC STAFF

                      KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant    

                    Paul Clause – 859-4158                   Liz Carroll – 758-6034

    Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton

    Greg Clause – 369-8472, 758-1338

 

COMING EVENTS

Today, June 9

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service              

     10:00 am  Worship and Children’s Sunday School

                                                        Please Note:

     Today is the last day children’s Sunday School will be in session until fall.

     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes:

                1st John study group meets in the classroom opposite the office.

                Romans study group meets in the main floor conference room.

Mon., June 10 - 6:45  pm  Outreach Ministry meets

Tues., June 11 - 6  pm  Stonecroft Ministries dinner  Pegasus Restaurant, Coxsackie

                             Please Note:  No KRC Youth meeting June 11.

Thur, June 13

 9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC - Chip Ingram study continues -                  
          Living on the Edge – Dare to Experience True Spirituality   

     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri.,   June 14   

       9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

       9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets opposite KRC office

       2:00 - 9:00 pm  2nd KRC Directory photo session with Lifetouch

Sun., June 16

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service              

     10:00 am  Worship – June 16 is Sunday School Youth Sunday.  A reception     

     hosted by Sunday School parents in the Fellowship Hall will follow Worship.   

     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes: Main floor conference and class rooms

Sun., June 23

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service - Rev. Tom McCrossan, Guest Preacher      

     10:00 am  Worship - Rev. Tom McCrossan, Guest Preacher     

     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes: Main floor conference and class rooms

                                                        Please Note:

Lemonade Stand Fellowship begins June 23 on the front lawn following Worship.

Mon. – Fri, June 24 – 28

       9:00 - Noon   Vacation Bible School – SonWest Roundup

Sun., June 30

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service              

     10:00 am  Worship – June 30 is VBS Youth Sunday.   Please Note: A picnic         

              on the back and side lawns of the church will follow Worship.  

Sun., July 7

       9:00 am  Worship Service.    Please note:  8:30 am and 10 am Worship  

           services will combine and meet at 9 am through July and August.

Servers Next Sunday, June 16, 2013

       Ushers:  Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome

       Greeter(s):

 

 

 

 

 

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SUN
Summer Worship Service
9:00 AM
Summer combined worship service for all ages.
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MON
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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. Runs from 9-12 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 via phone!
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TUE
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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. Runs from 9-12 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 via phone!
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WED
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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. Runs from 9-12 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 via phone!
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THU
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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. Runs from 9-12 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 via phone!
Small Group Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bible Study Group
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FRI
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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. Runs from 9-12 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 via phone!
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