Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 A.M. June 3, 2012
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

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 Coffee Hour downstairs in the Fellowship Hall following Worship Service.

Ushers: Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren
Greeter(s): Bob Dreier
Preschool Nursery facility available downstairs.


Order of Worship
  PRELUDE                       Prelude in G major, op. 56/3                Max Reger                     
  WELCOME, SILENT PRAYER, & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
  VOTUM and GOD’S GREETING


Boldly Approaching Our God

  CALL TO WORSHIP  (Responsive) Based on Isaiah 46
Come now into the house of God
to listen to him and to worship him.
     He has upheld us since we were conceived,
     and he carries us from birth to old age.
Come now to thank God who sustains us,
who makes known the end from the beginning
     None can compare to him, and he has no equal.
Some pour out gold and silver from their bags
and make it into a god, and bow down and worship it.
     They cry out to it, but it does not answer;
     they call upon it, but it cannot save.
Come and pray to God who hears our supplications,
      Exalt and sing praises to God who has become our salvation,
      who brings his holiness and splendor near.
*HYMN #9                                            Sing Praise to the Father
  CALL TO CONFESSION – Based on Isaiah 45:21-22
“There is no God apart from me,” says the Lord.  “I am a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me.  Seek after me, for I am God, and there is no other.  Forsake your sinful ways; turn to me and be saved, all of you.”
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 purpose - until the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.  Hallelujah, Amen.
 
  CHILDREN’S PRAYER OF BLESSING (Unison)
Loving Father, transform our children into the likeness of your Son, Jesus Christ. Renew them day by day, and bring them ever closer to his perfection. Clothe them in his holiness for your service, and produce a rich harvest of righteousness and good works in their lives.  Amen.

We Come Before God’s Open Word
  PRAYER for ILLUMINATION 
  SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                            Isaiah 6:1-8 (p. 487)
      MESSAGE                                                          "Encountering God"
  PRAYER OF BLESSING
Celebrating God
  SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION (Insert)
  WE GIVE OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS / OFFERTORY
                                                Jesu, meine Freude, op. 67/21        Max Reger
*DOXOLOGY and  OFFERTORY PRAYER  (Unison)
Gracious God, you have given your only Son for us, and have clothed us in his garments of salvation and holiness. Inspire us through your generosity to give freely so that others may discover your abundance; to give gratefully so that others may know your liberality; to give humbly so that others may experience your love and reconciliation. Amen.
  ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
  PASTORAL PRAYER
*HYMN #710                  We Are Called to Be God’s People
  BENEDICTION BLESSING & 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                          Fugue in G major, op. 56/3                 Max Reger

This month, the Missions Ministry is presenting Maureen Menard.  Maureen is one of the missionaries KRC sponsors.  Maureen Menard, who works with Bethany Ministries, is the Vice President of Youth With a Mission International (YWAM) and the Director of International Center for Discipleship Training Schools (DTS).  She is currently stationed in Cape Town, in the Republic of South Africa.  The primary focus of the International Center for Discipleship Training Schools is on leadership development.  The Center provides encouragement, support, and expertise in program/resource development, and partners with YWAM.  Likewise, YWAM provides leadership, staff development, and training using Biblical concepts and principles to promote outreach to others.  Both agencies train missionary leaders.  Therefore, sponsoring Bethany Ministries is like “investing” in all of the many missionaries that attend their training schools.  Maureen's job involves much travel, and she has expressed a special interest in promoting ministry to women and children at risk.  For more information, or to contact Maureen, visit Bethany Ministries, International DTS, or YWAM websites.


8KRC’S VBS 2012 - A PROGRAM FOR KIDS AGE 3 to GRADE 88
Christian Ed Ministry is looking for volunteers to teach and to help in our NATIONAL PARKS VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL program June 25th to 29th, 9 a.m. to noon each day. A volunteer sign-up sheet is available on the back table. For additional information about the positive rewards of serving in this ministry and the relatively small time commitment involved, please see Patti Varga.  Forms are also available to pre-register children for this year’s fun, informative, spiritually-nurturing program.  For those of you interested in helping out with VBS, but were unable to attend the recent informational meeting,  please contact Patti Varga.

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

PLEASE NOTE:
A BIRTHDAY CARD IS ON THE BACK TABLE
FOR FORMER KRC PASTOR, DAN WRAY (1992 – 1995),
IN CELEBRATION OF HIS UPCOMING 65TH BIRTHDAY. 
PLEASE STOP BY AND TAKE A MOMENT TO SIGN IT.

KRC SMALL GROUPS
KRC’s small groups, offered on Thursdays at 9 a.m. (church) and 7 p.m., (parsonage) will continue their studies this coming Thursday led by Pastor Rudy.  All are invited to join one of these groups, and walk-ins are always welcome! 

PLEASE JOIN THE CRAFTS GROUP, "THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" (formerly known as "Essenes") - Dawn Tuttle, Jane Deane, and Joy Bertram - FRIDAYS AT 9:30 AM IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL. We are creating items for the KRC fair/bazaar which will take place November 3.  The Essenes were an ancient Hebrew group known for their devotion to God, and we honor them with our crafting.  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. 


MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.  The Pantry served 100 families in April, including 170 adults, 54 seniors/handicapped and 130 children. The Pantry is heavily over-stocked on spaghetti at this time, but other non-perishable foods that are always popular are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti sauce; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice; cake & brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the church entryways.

   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.

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.

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: Vacation Bible School beginning June 25; church restoration; tricentennial events.
• leaders & those attending KRC’s Sunday School, Youth Group, new 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 Arlene Smith and family grieving the recent loss of her husband, Minor Smith, brother of Ken Smith.
• Jim Baker's mother, who had two severe episodes this weekend which put her back in the ICCU.  She's very frightened and needs inner peace.
• Roman Murynec, undergoing weekly chemo for stage 4 pancreatic cancer which has metastasized to his liver.  Remember also Roman’s wife, Christine, at this trying time.
• Lou Galm, husband of a co-worker of Nancy Baker, hospitalized in Westchester burn unit with severe burns requiring grafts to his backside, legs, and right hand following a boat fire this past weekend.
• Jack, grandfather of Patti Varga, hospitalized in Arizona with a yet-to-be-diagnosed advancing form of dementia.  Jack resides in Florida, but was alone on his way to Oregon when this occurred, so he has no family or friends anywhere close. Please pray as well for direction for the family at this time.
• Bille-Jean Cartwright, ICC senior, burned in a propane accident last weekend, now at the Westchester burn unit for treatment of first, second, and third degree burns on the chest and face.  Bille-Jean is expected to make a full recovery.
• John Morra, recovering at home as of last Saturday.  While still tired and having some allergic reaction to medication, his infection is improving.  Appointments are now scheduled with a kidney surgeon at Cornell Weill June 4, and with a urology surgeon at Sloan Kettering June 14, to determine treatment of the mass on John’s left kidney. John & Isabelle thank you for your prayers, which mean so much to them.
• others battling cancer: Emese; Joann Marvin; Rick; Matt; Helen Drumm; Tammy DeVito; Dick; Sal Alessi, recently diagnosed and beginning chemo; Melissa M; Judy Iocco; Stephanie; Ron Jensen; Patricia’s mother; Donna Scalera; Tom Saulpaugh.  
• Romona DenBesten, recovering from recent surgery.
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Amy; Ruth Edge; Dave Ennis’s father; David Johnson; Raymond McGee; Kate, sister of Maureen Mooney; Dick Richardson; Jim Baker's mother; Hope Lane; Joan Clause; Florence Rivera; Kathy Schneider’s father in Barnwell; Paul Varga.
• a favorable outcome in John’s arbitration case.
• those who are traveling.
• 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; 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; Brad & Kelly Babic (Baby Taylor Marie), the Principis (Baby Gianna Drew).

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• 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 Courtney Hemmert and Will Ryan, - 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.


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 Thank & Praise God for
• all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, & working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
• the outreach and good fellowship of KRC’s annual pancake breakfast and plant swap and sale, and for all of those who gave so much of their time and talents to make these events such a success.
• the news that Perry Jones’ wife, Sue Jones, who suffered a severe broken ankle several months ago, has been back to work for some time and is able to walk without assistance of any kind.
• a good recovery for Rev. Ron Stockhoff following shoulder replacement surgery.
• the good report that Fred Oles is back to normal routines following successful stent placements.
• 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. 

RESULTS FROM THE 9TH ANNUAL CROPWALK
114 people participated in THE RECENT CROPWALK.  Nearly $13,000 was raised, and more money is expected to come in!!  Of that total, $690.00 was earned by KRC walkers. Remember, 25% - over $3000.00 - stays locally in support of our food pantries.  THANK YOU to Erica Johnson, Kari Ann Powell, Dawn VanBuren, Melissa and Andrew Welcome, and ALL who contributed to this good cause.

                                CLOTHING BARN
The North Chatham United Methodist Church’s Clothing Barn, offering good, used clothing at reasonable prices, opened yesterday for the season, and will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EVERY Saturday through September. The Barn will close with the Lord’s Acre Auction in the fall.  Donations of good used clothing are welcome on Saturdays, or call 721-8318.

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.


                               
2012 EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 300th YEAR
June 10, Youth Sunday - A celebration of KRC’s Sunday School students and staff as Sunday School recesses for the summer
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


COMING EVENTS

Today, June 3
10:00 am  Communion Worship and Sunday School
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Stonecroft study group meets, main floor classroom
Thurs., June 7
       9:00 am  Church, 7 pm  Parsonage   Small Group Studies with Pastor
     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Saturdays through September –  Clothing Barn
       9:30 am – 12:30 pm  North Chatham United Methodist Church
Sun., June 10  Youth Sunday, Sunday School in recess for the summer
     10:00 am  Worship Celebration of Sunday School students & staff
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room
                      Stonecroft study group meets, main floor classroom
Thurs., June 14
       9:00 am  Church, 7 pm  Parsonage   Small Group Studies with Pastor
     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
  6:30 pm  Stewardship Meeting at Florence Rivera's home
  (17 William Street, Kinderhook)
Mon. – Fri., June 26 – June 29 Vacation Bible School in session 9 am to     
         Noon daily, with programs for children age 3 through Grade 8.   

Servers Next Sunday, June 10, 2012
Ushers:   Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren
Greeter(s):  Wayne and Sally Heimroth

 

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