KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICES MARCH 22, 2015

 “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 Lesson                                                                                   John 12:20-33 (p. 762)

  Message                                                                                                        “A Time to Bleed”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction

 

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  All are invited to refreshments and fellowship downstairs today following worship.

  UshersDerick LaTorre, Chris Laurie, Steve Shpur, Ken Sutherland      

Greeter(s): Liz Carroll                               Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

 

  Prelude                                                                               Tell Me the Story of Jesus (p. 199)

  Announcements and God’s Greeting

  Drawing Near To God

  Call to Worship   (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 19.

The heavens cannot keep silent!
       ALL:  The skies are shouting, too!
God's majesty compels creation to speak.
       WOMEN:   To speak, and to shout, and to sing.
       MEN:  Day and night, night and day, God's glory is the talk of the universe.

The roar of praise reaches the farthest star in the cosmos.
       WOMEN:  The sound of "hallelujahs" is deafening!
       MEN:  The chorus of worship simply cannot be contained.

Let us join creation in ascribing honor to our God!     

       ALL:  The heavens cannot keep silent, and neither can we!

*Hymn of Praise #317                                                       All People That on Earth Do Dwell

Allowing God to Shape Us

  The Law of God  Exodus 20

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison) 

If we weren't aware of what you want, Lord God, if we really thought we were doing all that we could, we wouldn't be here confessing, now would we? But we are here, because we haven’t done what we see should have been done; we haven’t stayed obedient to the Word we have heard; we haven’t always acted as we knew full well we ought. Do forgive us our carelessness, and our mistakes, and our ill will. We can do better, and we are going to, with your help, most loving and forgiving God. Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon  1 John 1:6-7

If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

  Coming before God’s Open Word

  Children’s Message and Blessing  (Unison)

Lord, bathe our children in restful, confident hope as they trust only in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for their salvation; assure them that through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection, their souls are secure for all eternity.  Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                                   John 12:20-33 (p. 762)

  Message                                                                                                        “A Time to Bleed”

  Prayer of Blessing

    Celebrating God

  Offering and Offertory                                  Worthy Is the Lamb That Was Slain (p. 230)

  Doxology and Offertory Prayer  (Unison)

Let it be that we do not give and serve by rote, O God. Open our eyes instead to see the world as you see it. Touch our hearts in such a way that we might respond in gratitude that we are able to give. We do so in joy! Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn of Exhortation #229                                                                        Lift High the Cross

*Benediction, Blessing, 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                                                                                                        At Calvary (p. 210)          

 

    Donations for Easter lilies to decorate our pulpit area are now being  accepted, and are greatly appreciated.  Contributions may be placed directly in the offering plate clearly marked for this purpose.

 

We are looking for a volunteer to take over for Mid Glass as greeter coordinator for the 10 am Sunday Worship Services each Sunday.  Please contact Liz or Paul if you are willing to take over this ministry.

 

                                             CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE 2014-2015 SERIES CONTINUES

3 P.M. NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 29, KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH

       The well-received Concerts in the Village series continues with “Schubert and Beethoven: The Dawn of the Romantic Age” featuring the Broad Street Chorale, the Broad Street Orchestra, and guest soloists Amanda Boyd-Grout, Vicki Smith, Jon Morrell, and Andrew Robert Munn. This will be CITV’s 12th concert since its founding in 2010. a $15 donation per person is suggested.

       Under the direction of David Smith, the concert will feature 65 performers, in three important works from the very beginning of the Romantic Age: Beethoven’s dramatic concert aria Ah! perfido, op. 65 (1796), with soprano Amanda Boyd-Grout as soloist; Schubert’s charming Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, D. 485 (1816); and Beethoven’s monumental Mass in C, op. 86 (1807). The Broad Street Chorale includes 40 experienced choral singers from the region. The Broad Street Orchestra includes 25 of the finest orchestral musicians in eastern New York. This promises exceptional music-making.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, the KRC Family will once again join forces to cook the free supper at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Valatie. 
Anyone willing to lend a hand to this ministry (cooks from 2:45 pm; set-up crew from 4 pm; serving crew from 5 pm; clean-up 
crew from 6:30 pm) please sign up on the sheet provided at the back table.

 

SUNRISE

6:30 am, 250 Sharptown Road, Stuyvesant

 Breakfast will be served following the service.

~ Please Note ~

 Following the Easter Sunrise Service,

KRC’s Easter Sunday Worship will be a combined service at 10 am, and Children’s Sunday School will be in recess. The 8:30 am service and Children’s Sunday School will resume the following Sunday, April 12.

~VALATIE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY EASTER BASKETS~

Easter Food Baskets will be given to families who use the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry and request one. In November, 132 families received Thanksgiving baskets, and we anticipate about the same number of families for Easter. The baskets include food for Easter dinner: ham, potatoes, yams, corn, green beans, pineapple, and brownies. The Pantry buys all food items for the baskets in bulk, and if you would like to help financially with these purchases, checks may be made payable to Kinderhook Reformed Church, with Easter Baskets on the memo line, and dropped in the offering plate.  If you prefer, you may make checks out directly to Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry, Inc., with Easter Baskets on the memo line, and mail them to:  Jean Norton, 35 Harris Drive, Valatie, NY 12184 .  The Pantry thanks you in advance for any help you are able to give. All monies or food items left over after the Easter baskets are distributed will be put into the Pantry account or onto the Pantry shelves.

 

KRC’S NEXT CONGREGATIONAL MEETING WILL BE SUNDAY, APRIL 19

following a combined 10 am Worship Service. The 8:30 am service will resume the following Sunday, April 26.  A light brunch will be served hosted by the Thursday Bible study group, and sign-up sheets for food donations will soon be available at the back table.

 

~NEW KRC LIBRARY ACQUISITION and BEVERLY LEWIS BOOK-SIGNING~

      We have a new book in the KRC library, “More Screams, Different Deserts,” written with humor and spiritual insight by Sue Eenigenburg about the missionary experience.  It was presented to Barbara Vosburgh by Betty Ann Stedwell, Christar missionary whom we help to support, during her recent speaking tour.  This book could also be used as a study guide for small groups.

      Beverly Lewis, author of the new novel, The Love Letter, will have a book-signing beginning at 7:00 pm Friday, March 27, at The Living Word Parable Christian Store, Peter Harris Plaza, 952 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY (518) 479-7276.

 

 

~ UPDATE FROM STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY ~

MAKING YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO KRC ELECTRONICALLY

     If you are not already aware, Kinderhook Reformed Church now has the ability to accept your regular contributions and designated gifts electronically on our website,

kinderhookreformedchurch.com

     On the homepage, click the link “Donate” under “Contact Us” at the upper right side of the page, and follow the prompts.  Electronic checks and all major credit cards are accepted, and you will find options for

  • making one-time contributions
  • setting up recurring payments for your regular contributions
  • designating contributions and gifts for special purposes or to specific funds such as 4th Century, Missions, Deacons Fund, Classis Assessment

     The online process is an easy one, and many of you may find it a convenient way to manage the contribution goals and commitments you have set for yourself or your family. 

     For each electronic transaction, the church is charged a small processing fee which decreases as the number of transactions increases.  If you have questions or need additional assistance or information, please contact KRC Treasurer, Derick LaTorre.

 

 

KRC LADIES 

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE 

HEARTS OF HOPE LUNCHEON

Ini support Capital City Rescue  Mission's Programs for women and Children

New Faith Program – Transitional Living – Short-Term Shelter

Friday, April 17, or Saturday, April 18

Shaker Ridge Country Club, 802 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211

Registration – 11:30 a.m., Luncheon and Program – 12 Noon

Reservations necessary - $24 per person

Complimentary Valet Parking

To register:

  • Fill out a registration card from the back table and return it to Capital City Rescue Mission, ATTN: Hearts of Hope, PO Box 1999, Albany, NY 12201
  • Online at www.capitalcityrescuemission.com
  • Call 462-0421

 

 

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT 2015

KRC’s share of support this year is $5,633.28 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
$88.02.  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 over $2 per week. All contributions made for this purpose should be designated, “Classis Assessment.” 

 

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR  
  • Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision.
  • 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 news that Libby Little’s Australian speaking tour, though exhausting, was a great blessing to Libby, and very well-received, and that she is back home safely.
  • recent tests showing that Zoe Covey’s brain tumors, though inoperable, appear to have stabilized. Please continue your prayers for Zoe.
  • 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, church ministries, and committees; teach Sunday School; lead Youth Group, Bible studies, and prayer group; organize and carry out special church events; prepare food, serve, and clean up for coffee hours, receptions, and dinners; and who are always ready to offer whatever help and support they can to those in need.

 

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR HEARTS PRAYERS THE MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES

AROUND THE WORLD THAT KRC HELPS TO SUPPORT:

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

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith, especially Diane, that they will come to know the Lord or experience a renewal.
  • KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs. 
  • KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace, especially Tom Eastman, beginning the 1st year of a tour of military duty in Afghanistan.  Pray for Tom's safety, and for peace and reassurance for his family as well.
  • survivors of warfare, terrorism, violence, and natural and other disasters worldwide, Pray for an end to the violence and persecution, for safety of Christians in Niger and throughout the world, and for protection of homes, churches, and businesses.
  • our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
  • those, especially children, suffering poverty and hunger; abuse; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
  • families and friends grieving the death of loved ones, especially Judy Simmons and her family following the death of Judy’s husband, Glenn Simmons; the Binder Family and friends grieving the recent death of Bridget; and Arthur Gross, dealing with personal health concerns and grieving the recent death of his brother. 
  • Harriet Simpkins, recovering from recent knee-replacement surgery, and now at St. Peter’s Rehabilitation Center in Albany.  Cards and notes of encouragement would be very much appreciated, and can be sent to:  Harriet Simpkins, 2767 Rte. 9H, Box 15, Presidential Estates Mobile Home Park, Kinderhook  NY 12106.
  • Stacey Baker, attending school in Colorado, sustained a moderate concussion following a recent fall, and is suffering visual disturbances, nausea, some memory loss, and inability to concentrate. Pray for a quick recovery for Stacey so that she may complete her final papers and exams in a timely fashion.
  • Jean Skipper, long-time member of KRC now living in New York City, recovering from a cardiac procedure to prevent abnormal heart rhythms.  Calls and cards or notes of encouragement would be very much appreciated.  Jean's cell phone number is 347-604-1075, and her mailing address is 80 John Street, Apt 21-C, New York, NY 10038.
  • Mid Glass, now at Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Room 327A, Route 66, Ghent, NY 12075. Her phone number is 828-0800, ext. 627.
  • others battling or recovering from cancer: Larry and Leonard, Susan Lamont’s brother and cousin; Zoe Covey; Andy; Lucy B. and Rodrigo; Jean; Edward Giordano; 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Charlie Ropollo; Donna Scalera. 
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Doris, Cricket Warren’s aunt, and Doris’s elderly husband, Dick; a grandmother with congestive heart failure; Alan Dick; Scott Calhoun; Paul Varga; Floyd Haber; Dick Van Alstyne; Alan Dick; Jane Smith; Blanche Rogers; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Florence Rivera.
  • First-time parents, Andrew & Melissa Welcome, expecting their baby girl in May.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions:  Susan Lamont and her children, now in Florida; Bill and Abby - pray that God will bless them with his strength, hope, and guidance; Kent Busman and his wife, whose home was destroyed by fire recently; Diane, friend of Cricket Warren, and Jim, in need of job opportunities; Greg L; Craig Johnson; Holly and Marc Morales; those facing the challenges of their college education - pray that God will bless them with wisdom in all of the many choices, and decisions that they are facing.
  • those who are traveling,  reassurance and peace for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
  • Residence-bound members Gordie Van Buren, Murray Leonardson, Doris Schmieder, Joan Van Alstyne.

 

 

Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists, especially those whose names are in bold type.  Please forward this information, as well as new praise and prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call Paul at 859-4158. 

 

 

 

HAPPY MARCH BIRTHDAY! 

Doris Schmieder (1st), Maureen Mooney (5th), Priscilla Frisbee (6th), Stan Bertram (12th), Nancy Call (14th), Greg Clause (19th), Emily Wood (20th), Dave Ennis (30th), Paul Zietsman (31st).  PRISCILLA FRISBEE, TURNING 97, IS THE OLDEST MEMBER OF THE MARCH BIRTHDAY GROUP!  If you wish to send a personal greeting, Priscilla’s address is P.O. Box 173, Stuyvesant Falls, NY 12174.

 

~A NOTE OF CAUTION FROM THE PROPERTY MINISTRY~

The very long and very heavy oval table in the conference room can be moved only with the help of several strong men who can lift it. Recently it was discovered that apparent efforts to push or pull it at the ends had loosened screws in the hardware that holds the table together, causing some of the screws to fall out. As a result one of the legs had started to buckle, a very dangerous situation. The table has been repaired with more and heavier hardware and is now in good and safe condition. Please note that no efforts should be made to move it. If that ever becomes necessary, we will collect the man power to do it correctly.

 

 

 

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, pastoral visitations, and counseling.

For assistance on Mondays, and for immediate assistance at any time, please call 859-4158

Church Phone  758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

Phone messages are picked up several times daily.

 

 

                                               KRC 2015 CONSISTORY

                        Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                                           Deacons

Liz Carroll – ’16,  Clerk of Consistory / Outreach /   CITV Committee   758-6034

Noreen Dick ’15Church Family    758-6640

Derick LaTorre ’16,  KRC Treasurer / Stewardship /  Cemetery    376-1882

Barbara Vosburgh ’15,   Property  758-6512

                                                                                           Elders
            Merrill Johnson – ‘16,  Worship   28-6726
            Patrice Lyons – ‘16,  Outreach  758-8400

Dawn Van Buren – ‘15,  Personnel / Pastoral Care    758-7564

 

COMING EVENTS

Today, March 22  

         8:30 am  Early Worship Service

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

       11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Mon.,  March 23

         6:30  Outreach Ministry meets

Tues.,  March 24

         7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Thur., March 26

         9:00 am  Small Group Bible Study meets

  Please join us as we continue our Bible study on the Book of Isaiah.

       10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Sun.,   March 29Palm Sunday          

         8:30 am  Early Worship Service

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

       11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

         3:00 pm  Concert in the Village, KRC sanctuary

   “Schubert and Beethoven: The Dawn of the Romantic Age”

Tues.,  March 31

         5:00 pm  St. Luke’s Community Dinner

Thur., April 2 

      9:00 am  Small Group Bible Study meets

  Please join us as we continue our Bible study on the Book of Isaiah.

        10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

          6:00 pm  Maundy Thursday supper, KRC Fellowship Hall

          7:00 pm  Communion Worship

Sun.,   April 5Easter Sunday          

         6:30 am  Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service, 250 Sharptown Rd, Stuyvesant

       10:00 am  Combined Easter Worship Service

Please Note: Children’s Sunday School will be in recess Easter Sunday.

       11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Fri., Sat., April 17 & 18

       11:30 am  CCRM Hearts of Hope Ladies Luncheon

                Shaker Ridge Country Club, Loudonville, NY

Sun.,   April 19 - Please note:  Early Worship Service will not meet.

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

       11:15 am  Congregational Meeting and Brunch following combined 10 am      

           Worship Service.           

Servers Next Sunday, March 29, 2015

       Ushers:  Derick LaTorre, Chris Laurie, Steve Shpur, Ken Sutherland      

       Greeter(s):  Donna Flansburg

Patti Varga ’15  Consistory Vice President /  Christian Education / Classis Delegate   392-4771

 

                                                          KRC STAFF

                      KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant     

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

                                       Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton

                                               Greg Clause – 369-8472

 

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