Kinderhook Reformed Church

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Worship Service for March 23, 2014

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

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

*Morning Praise                                                                Love Divine All Loves Excelling

  Prayer for Illumination and Scripture Lesson                                          John 6:24-35

  Message              “Out of Nowhere in the Middle of Nowhere”             Patti Varga

  Prayer of Blessing

  Offering

  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                                                   Here I am Lord, It Is I Lord

*Benediction

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

Norman Mueller, Guest Preacher

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship

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

Ushers:  Jim Baker, Bob Drier, John Schubert, Dick Silvano

Greeter(s): Arnie and Claudia March              Preschool Nursery available downstairs.
 
Prelude

Drawing Nearer To God

Announcements and God’s Greeting

Call to Worship (Responsive)   From Psalm 46

Leader:   God is our refuge and strength,

a helper who is always found in times of trouble.

Congregation:   Therefore we will not be afraid,

though the earth trembles and the mountains topple

 into the depths of the seas.

Leader:   Though its waters roar and foam

and the mountains shake with its turmoil.

Congregation:   The Lord of Hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

*Hymn of Praise #89                                                                                Our Great Savior

Turning Our Hearts to God

Call to Confession   Based on Isaiah 45:21-22 and Romans 4:5

God is holy and calls us to be holy; we cannot come before God unless we are first honest with ourselves about who we are, a broken and sinful people. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. Let us confess our sins together.

  Prayer of Confession (Unison)

Gracious God, You rejoice in our joys and You are with us in our sufferings. Forgive us when we allow the trials and tribulations of this life to shake our faith. Forgive us when we let our hearts become filled with doubt and fear, O Lord. Keep us ever mindful of Your great love and mercy and help us to understand that all things work in Your time and for Your glory. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon   Based on Isaiah 44:21-23

“Remember these things,” says the Lord.  “You are my servants; I have made you, and I will not forget you.  I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist.  Return to me; sing for joy and shout aloud, for I have redeemed you.”

*Praise Songs                               Jesus, Take Our Broken Pieces, You Are My All in All

 Children’s Message and Blessing

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Prayer for Illumination

  Old Testament Reading                                                        Habakkuk 3:17-18 (p. 664)

  New Testament Reading                                                     James 1:2-8; 12-15 (p. 854)

  Message                                                                                  “Blessings through Trials”

  Prayer of Blessing

  Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings

  Offertory Solo, Nancy Baker, alto                                                    Teach Me Thy Way

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer (Unison)

God of renewal and blessing, sanctify these gifts for the purpose of breaking the bondage of spiritual ignorance and sin through the redeeming work of Christ and the power of Your Holy Spirit. Use them to relieve guilt, fear, stress, physical and emotional disease and pain, poverty, hunger, and whatever other disabling burdens we and those around us may be bearing.  Amen.  

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn of Assurance #619                                                      God Will Take Care of You

*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

 

~CONCERT IN THE VILLAGE, 3 P.M. NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 30 ~

        The third offering in the 2013-2014 Concerts in the Village series will be "Henry Purcell Sacred and Secular: Home, Church, and Dramatic Music of the Early Baroque in England.” Featured will be the Broad Street Chorale, soloists Amanda Boyd, Jon Morrell and others, and orchestra.  This program will include a concert performance of Dido and Aeneas, the first important opera in the English language, as well as instrumental and solo vocal music.

    IF YOU ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE FINGER-FOOD ITEMS

FOR THE RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE MARCH 30th CONCERT,

PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SHEET AT THE BACK TABLE.

           Kinderhook Reformed Church is pleased to present the 2014 portion of Concerts in the Village (CITV), a concert series begun 4 years ago under the sponsorship of KRC’s Stewardship Ministry as a music outreach to the church’s surrounding communities featuring our refurbished pipe organ.  Continuing under the dedicated administration of KRC’s CITV committee and the capable and talented leadership of music director and organist, David Smith, the series has evolved to include a variety of orchestral instrumentalists, vocal soloists, a chorus of over 70 voices (now known as the Broad Street Chorale), and a wide selection of sacred and secular pieces from diverse musical periods and cultures.

        All concerts will be performed in KRC’s sanctuary, and a suggested donation of $15 will be gratefully accepted to assist in funding this exceptional series.
 

Kinderhook Reformed Church Participating in Ecumenical Lenten Series

 "Restored in Christ"

EACH WEDNESDAY during Lent this series will focus on an event in the Lenten story.  You are invited to attend any or all of the remaining sessions in this series:

March 26: 6 p.m. Soup & Sandwich meal at First Reformed Ch., 23 Kinderhook St. Chatham

7 p.m. “Broken Bread Restored” based on John 6: 48-58: Bread is broken at the Last Supper; we are restored through the Bread of Life Jesus.

Preacher: Rev. Angela Nelson, new pastor of Christ Our Emmanuel Lutheran

April 2: 6 p.m. Soup & Sandwich meal at Ghent Reformed Ch. 1039 Rte. 22 (Omi Road)

7 p.m. “Broken Promises Restored” based on Matt. 26: 69-75: Peter’s broken promises to never deny Jesus are restored by the surpassing love of Christ.

Preacher: Rev. Iris Waddell of Payne AME, Chatham

April 9: 6 p.m. Soup & Sandwich meal at St. Peter’s Presby. 5219 County Rte. 7, Spencertown

7 p.m. “Broken Justice Restored” based on 2 Corinthians 5: 20-21: A broken justice system put Jesus on the cross; we are restored when we are declared not guilty, pardoned by his death. Preacher: Rev. Nancy A. McClure-Long of Ghent Reformed.

 

NORTHERN COLUMBIA COUNTY 11th ANNUAL CROP HUNGER WALK
CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: MELISSA WELCOME
When and Where:  SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014, KINDERHOOK ELKS CLUB, ROUTE 9H

Registration: 1:30 P.M.               Walk: 2:00 P.M.

The 2014 CROP walker packets should be returned in to Melissa by April 27 to allow time for processing before turning them in on May 4.

     On October 17, 1969, a thousand people in Bismarck, ND, walked in what may have been the first-ever CROP Hunger Walk – and raised $25,000 to help stop hunger. Several other CROP Hunger Walks occurred soon thereafter, and before long there were hundreds of Walks each year in communities nationwide. Currently, well over 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in more than 1,600 CROP Hunger Walks each year. More than five million CROP Hunger Walkers have participated in more than 36,000 CROP Hunger Walks in the last two decades alone.

     CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide -- and right here in the U.S. -- to have food for today while building for a better tomorrow. Each year, some two million CROP Hunger Walkers, volunteers, and sponsors worldwide put their hearts and “soles” in motion, and in the last 20 years have raised nearly $300 million to help end hunger and poverty around the world and in our own communities.  Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as many as six miles a day to get food, water, and fuel, and to take their goods to market. CROP Hunger walkers walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence.  They walk because they want to end hunger – one step at a time.

 

      WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES A CROP HUNGER WALK MAKE?

$75 can enable three women to attend literacy class for a year.

$110 can provide emergency food for a family of five’s needs for a month.

$140 can give a struggling farm family a new source of income: a pair of pigs. A piglet from each litter is then given to another family in need.

$350 can enable the eldest in a child-headed household of AIDS orphans to receive vocational training, so they can support their siblings and themselves.

$1,050 can support health, hygiene, & sanitation training for an entire community.

     It is expected that some $3.5 million of CROP Hunger Walk funds raised this year will be shared with food banks, pantries, community gardens, and other local efforts across the U.S., with 25% of the funds raised by the Kinderhook walk going to hunger-fighting agencies in Northern Columbia County.  Our local efforts are making a huge difference, and you can be a part of it! Last year’s CROP walk against worldwide hunger and in support of local food pantries was a great success! 114 walkers participated, and over $13,000 was raised.  More than $3000 went directly to local food pantries.  YOU DON’T HAVE TO WALK TO CONTRIBUTE!  Checks made out to “CWS/CROP” are welcome and are tax-deductable.

 

HAPPY MARCH BIRTHDAY!

Doris Schmieder (1st), Maureen Mooney (5th), Kathy Schneider (5th), Priscilla Frisbee (6th), Jack Hart (10th), Stan Bertram (12th), Nancy Call (14th), Greg Clause (19th), Emily Wood (20th), Dave Ennis (30th), Paul Zietsman (31st).  PRISCILLA FRISBEE, TURNING 96, 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.

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT

KRC’s share of support this year is $5,728.14 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 $86.79.  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.”

 

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY. Non-perishable foods that are 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 & brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the entryways of the church.

 
Two of the three pianos in the Sunday School classrooms, plus the electronic organ in the handicap ramp entranceway, are free-for-the- taking to anyone who would like to make use of them or who knows of someone who would.  Although it has some issues, the organ is playable, and the pianos, which mainly need to be tuned, would make good practice instruments for beginning piano students. If interested, please contact Patti Varga.

 

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 their callings.
KRC's Consistory, whose dedication to their calling is an inspiration to all.
all His provisions for our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows his love to us, especially during difficult times.
Praise God for the good news that Deborah Spaulding, scheduled to have a medical procedure on her leg recently, was informed, following a second diagnostic test and opinion from her surgeon, that there was no evidence that the procedure was needed and that she could return home.
the encouraging update on sisters Rose and Joanne, cancer patients for whom we have been praying.  Rose is much better, and Joanne’s condition is relatively stable.
John and Sara Schubert’s escape from serious injury in the recent auto accident in Pennsylvania which totaled their car.
the KRC family and beyond who are always ready to offer whatever help and support they can to those in need.
the blessing of times in which families fellowship, grow, and bond together
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.

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith.
KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; VBS; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs.   KRC’s 2013 Consistory members; KRC’s administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members. 
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. 
the Christian community in Afghanistan; winter snow in the country’s mountains to assure spring irrigation of farmlands; the upcoming election of a new Afghan President – one that will be of God’s choosing.
our children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies..
our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace.
victims of warfare, terrorism, and  violence worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassuring knowledge that he is in control.
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 violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
families and friends grieving the recent death of Dan McNeil, especially Dan’s wife, Linda; the Brightly Family grieving the recent loss of George, father of a friend of Nancy Baker; those grieving the loss of Don Chrysler, especially Don’s wife, Marilyn, and son, Joe.
John Deane, Sr., 94-year-old father-in-law of Jane Dean, battling pneumonia in Columbia Memorial Hospital.
Sal Alessi, not doing well in his struggle with cancer.  Please keep his family in your prayers as well during this stressful time.
others battling or recovering from cancer: Kevin; Theresa Van Warner; Rosemary Whitmore & Mrs. Martinez, mothers of Paul Varga's best friends; Steven Blun; Mary, Jessica Farley's mom; Jen, Dawn Tuttle's daughter-in-law; Leonard, Susan Lamont's cousin; Kim Lyle's grandma; Charlie Roppolo; Luci & sister, Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Donna Scalera.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness;  chronically ill; or in hospice care: George Clowe; Nora Tuttle; auto crash victims Adam and David Rivenburgh and Gerald Jennings; Sara Schubert; Bev Van Alstyne;  Maureen Mooney;  Jane Smith; Liz Carroll; Jane Zanchelli; Dawn Tuttle; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Paul Varga; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera.
those who are traveling, especially Pastor Rudy and family and Dawn and Ted Tuttle as they vacation in Florida.
those facing challenges and difficult decisions: Alex and his family; The Laraway/Lamont family; the mom and child of one of our long-time VBS families, who had to leave their home recently due to family violence; Christians suffering persecution; Libby Little.
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 and Murray Leonardson.

 

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.

 

~A FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT PEW CARDS~

Just a note to remind parents to keep their children from writing on or tearing the visitors’ cards and the prayer and announcement cards found in the slots on the back of each pew.  The visitors’ cards are purchased from a professional printer, and are expensive to replace.   Please have your children make use of the writing and coloring materials available especially for them in the back of the sanctuary.  Your attention to this request will be greatly appreciated.

 

EMAIL, WEBSITE,  AND FAX INFORMATION

Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net

Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com

Rev. Rudy is available at his church office

 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and mornings.

Please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are set aside for meetings, pastoral visitations,

and counseling.

For assistance on Fridays, 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 2014 CONSISTORY

 Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                            Deacons

Jane Deane – ’14,  Outreach    758-7051

Noreen Dick – ’15,  Church Family    758-6640

Derick Latorre – ’14,  Stewardship / KRC Treasurer   376-1882

Barbara Vosburgh – ’15,   Property   758-6512

 

                                                   Elders
Maureen Mooney – ’14,  Outreach / Consistory Vice-President    210-6079
 

Dawn Tuttle – ’15,  Worship / Personnel / Consistory Clerk   758-6031

Patti Varga – ’15  Christian Education / Classis Delegate   392-4771

Bob Wildermuth – ’14,  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, March 23

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

    10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School

              Norman Mueller, guest preacher   

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

             Please join in our continuing study of The Lord’s Prayer.

Tues., March 25

     7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets       

Wed., March 26  Lenten Series

      6:00 pm  Soup & Sandwich meal

      7:00 pm  “Broken Bread Restored” based on John 6: 48-58

        First Reformed Church, 23 Kinderhook St. Chatham

Thur, March 27

9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC

       Please join us as we continue our study of the book of Revelation.

    10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri.,   March 28

      9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

Sun., March 30        

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

    10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School    

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

             Please join in our continuing study of The Lord’s Prayer.

       3:00 pm  Third offering in the 2013-2014 Concerts in the Village series:     

                                  "Henry Purcell Sacred and Secular”

Sun., May 4

       1:30 pm  2014 CROP Hunger Walk, Kinderhook Elks Club     

 

Servers Next Sunday, March 30, 2014

       Ushers:  Jim Baker, Bob Drier, John Schubert, Dick Silvano

       Greeter(s):  Jeff and Nikki Barmen

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