KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE, MARCH 12, 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, The Lord’s Greeting, and Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise

  Scripture Reading                                                                                  Genesis 12:1-4a (p. 8)

  Message                                                                   “Mental Models on Vocational Work”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction

 

10:00 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

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

Thanks to today’s greeter, Suzy Nieman.        Nursery facility available downstairs.

Following worship, all are invited downstairs for fellowship and refreshments.

 

  Prelude

  Welcome, Announcements and God's Greeting

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills - from where will my help come?
       Our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
The Lord is the One who will not let your foot be moved.
       The God who keeps us will not slumber.
God neither slumbers nor sleeps.
       The Lord is our keeper.
The Lord is the shade at our right hand.
       The sun shall not strike us by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep us from all evil.
       God is the keeper of our lives.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in,
       From this time on and forevermore. Thanks be to God!      

*Hymn of Thanks #53                                                                Let All Things Now Living

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to confession (Responsive)

We are called to be imitators of Christ;

       but we often mimic the world;
We are called to mark others who walk the walk;
      but we are often content to talk the talk;
We are called to be friends of the cross;
      but too often we have been enemies of the cross and friendly with the world.

  Prayer of Confession

Forgive the ease with which we ignore you and your love-command Lord.  Hold us close this moment, so that with you we my look deep within and let your healing light purify our darkness. Only in your grasp can we face our struggles: our frantic pursuit of busyness; the ease with which we ignore the troubles and inequities of our divided society; the fear of differences that keeps us from receiving gifts of others; our reluctance to get involved.

  [Moment of Silent Prayer and Reflection]

Forgive us Lord,

for our false mimicry, our false friendships, and our false allegiances. Give us the strength and wisdom to follow in the way of the cross - in the pattern set before us by our suffering Savior. Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)

Hear the good news: The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven, freed, and empowered to live as joyful servants of God and one another. 

       Thanks be to God!

 

Coming before God’s Open Word

 

 Children’s Message and  Prayer of Blessing  (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.

  Prayer Hymn for Illumination #557 (Verse 1)                  Open My Eyes, That I May See

  Scripture Reading                                                                                  Genesis 12:1-4a (p. 8)

  Message                                                                   “Mental Models on Vocational Work”

  Ordination and Installation of Sue Patterson as Elder

 

Celebrating God’s Abundance and Care

 

  Offering/Offertory

*Doxology 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)

Thank you, Lord, that you have provided for our needs on the journey of faith you have called us to.  Trusting you, and with grateful and cheerful hearts, we offer ourselves and these gifts to be used in blessing to others.  Amen.

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

*Hymn of Christian Ministry #710                                  We Are Called to Be God's People

*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

~ST. LUKE’S FREE DINNER MINISTRY~

KRC has been greatly blessed by participating in this community ministry twice a year for the past several years.  If you are willing to reserve Tuesday, March 28, 2017, on your calendar to help prepare and serve the free dinner offered at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Valatie, please sign on the sheet available on the back table.

 

~WORSHIP SERVICES TO BE OFFERED WEDNESDAYS DURING LENT~

Lenten worship services led by Pastor Paige Convis will be offered each Wednesday through April 6 on a rotating basis at the Muitzeskill, Stuyvesant, and Kinderhook, Churches.  Each service will include a simple soup supper at 6 p.m. followed by Worship from 6:45 – 7:15. The March 8 supper and Worship will be held at Muitzeskill, the March 15 service at Stuyvesant, and the March 22 service at Kinderhook.  March 29 and April 5 services will be held at Muitzeskill and Stuyvesant respectively. In addition to these services, a Communion Worship will be held on Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. at Muitzeskill, and a Good Friday Worship will be held at 3 p.m. at KRC.

KRC volunteers will again be serving at Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany on Saturday, April 22.  If you are interested in being part of this ministry, please contact Patti Varga.

 

 

HAPPY MARCH BIRTHDAY !

Maureen Mooney (5th), Stan Bertram (12th), Nancy Call (14th),

Greg Clause (19th), Emily Wood (20th), Beth Ennis (30th),

 Paul Zietsman (31st).

 

 

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.
  • Rev. Paige Convis, KRC’s associate pastor, as she fulfills her ministerial duties as full-time pastor to the Muitzeskill and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches.
  • KRC ministries, programs & projects and those planning & administering them: KRC’s Consistory; KRC’s administrative ministries; Adult and Children’s Sunday School; KRC’s Youth Group; 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 South 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 Noreen Dick, family, and friends grieving the recent death of Alan Dick. 
  • 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.
  • Jeff, dear friend of Nancy & Jim Baker, recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and awaiting further test results. He is especially concerned due to a family history of this disease.  Pray for good test results and for peace of mind for Jeff, family, and friends.
  • Bill and Mary, cousins of Suzy Nieman, dealing with severe health problems. Pray for God's strength and reassurance and a speedy and full recovery to health for both Bill and Mary.
  • Jim Van Deusen, family friend of Patti Varga, hospitalized recently with internal bleeding while on vacation in Florida.  Pray for a quick and full recovery for Jim and for peace of mind as he is away from the comforts of home.  
  • Sara Hartman, now at home and doing better in her recovery from pneumonia.
  • Keith Niver, recovering at home from recent open-heart surgery and facing a 3-month recuperation before he is able to return to normal activity. Remember also Keith’s wife as she assists in his recovery.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: J.B; Jen; Bill, Janet Smith's brother; Ronny; Ron Dick; Donna Scalera; Kim Helm; Carol Nel; Paul Osborn; Jeff Peter; Mark; Jay, Ann; Jill; Steve; Dorothy Wheeler.
  • others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Betty Osborn; Kara Ennis Mobley, Darla and Jill; Lennox; Lynn; Rob; Virginia Rothermel; Maggie; Art Gross; Angie Rivera; Stacey Baker; Harriet Stockhoff; Ruth Edge; Jean Skipper; Floyd Haber; Paul Varga.
  • those who are traveling, especially Pastor Visser and family as the fly out to South Africa this afternoon for a month of visiting with family and friends.
  • others facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Brianna; Libby (Little) Saxton; Corrie Shattenkirk, relocating back to this area from Omaha, Nebraska; Cydney Rippel, Carly Rippel, Greg Clause Jr., and others as they face the
  • challenges of a higher level of education or seek a career; Vince Beaudoin; the alarming epidemic of heroin addicts.
  • those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill: Maureen Mooney; Nancy Stewart; Rick Scalera.
  • residence-bound KRC family, George Clowe.

 

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 well-being and lives for the peace & liberties we enjoy.
  • new KRC members recently received into fellowship. Please lift them up in your prayers as they join with us in ministry and fellowship.
  • this happy update from Dave and Beth Ennis on their daughter, Kara:                                 

Dear Prayer Partners:                                                                                                

We would like to share some good news, which will need to be confirmed @ Dana Farber in Boston. Our daughter's (Kara's) Albany oncologist has reviewed her surgical pathology report and told us that results showed an atypical benign tumor. We feel greatly relieved!  The power of prayer is real!  Thank you everyone for your prayers, cards, and words of encouragement during this difficult time.

                                                                       Blessings to all, Dave and Beth

  • all those of KRC's family and friends who volunteer their time, talent, and energy so generously and so willingly to the various ministries and programs of our church, and who often do this quietly and selflessly 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT 2017

 

Each member’s share of this year’s classis assessment has been set at $88.50 (down 43¢ 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. If offered weekly, that’s just $2.16 per week for the remaining weeks (41) in this year. 
Please clearly designate all contributions, “Classis Assessment.”  

 

                                        ~2017 CLASSIS ASSESSMENT DISTRIBUTION ~

 

General Synod:     $52.23   (Down $1.48 from 2016)

Albany Synod:       $30.00   (Up $1 from 2016)

C.  G.   Classis:          $6.27   (Up $0.05  from 2016

                                  2017 TOTAL:              $88.50   (Down $0.43 from 2016)x

 

 

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR

 THEIR ONGOING GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.

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.

 

 

~PROPERTY MINISTRY WINDOW PROJECT COMPLETED~

The Property Ministry reports that the windows and screens to enclose the porch at the parsonage have now been installed and have made a really noticeable difference in the temperature and comfort level not only in the kitchen but also in the additional room at the back of the house that abuts the porch. The cost came in at just under $3000.00.  Donations toward this project will be most gratefully accepted as we give thanks for another needed improvement that has been completed.

 

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

Tana Thompson  ’17  Property  . . . . . . . . . . . 392-3312  tanastrome@gmail.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, March 12

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

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

    10:00 am  Worship Service and Children’s Sunday School

          Pastor Rudy and family travelling to South Africa this afternoon

Tues, March 14

      7:00 pm  Youth Group meets @KRC

Wed, March 15  Lenten Fellowship & Worship with Pastor Paige @Stuyvesant

      6:00 pm  Soup supper; 6:45 – 7:15 pm  Worship

Thur, March 16

      9:00 am  Small Group continuing Bible-based study @KRC:

              Group continues a new Bible study, 1 & 2 Thessalonians

     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @KRC

      7:00 pm  Bible study group meets, KRC main floor Conference Room

Sun,  March 19 - Rev. Tom McCrossan, Guest Preacher

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

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

    10:00 am  Worship Service and Children’s Sunday School

Tues,  March 21

      7:00 pm  Youth Group meets @KRC

Wed,  March 22  Lenten Fellowship & Worship with Pastor Paige @KRC

      6:00 pm  Soup supper; 6:45 – 7:15 pm  Worship

Mon,  March 27

      6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets

Tues,  March 28

      5:30 KRC volunteers cook, set up, and serve St. Luke’s outreach dinner

                   Please Note:  Youth Group will not meet March 28.

Wed,  March 29  Lenten Fellowship & Worship with Pastor Paige @Muitzeskill

      6:00 pm  Soup supper; 6:45 – 7:15 pm  Worship

 

Servers Next Sunday, March 19
 

Ushers:  Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Bob Dreier

Greeter(s): Susan Patterson 

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