Kinderhook Reformed Church
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor
Worship Services for March 24, 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 Praise                                                      Majesty
  Morning Prayer
  Prayer for Illumination
  Scripture Lesson:                                                  Luke 19:28-40 (p. 743-744)
  Message: "Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Jesus, Then and Now."
  Prayer of Thanks
  Offering and Prayer of Blessing
  Intercessory Prayer
*Song of Devotion                                  When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
*Benediction

10 a.m. Celebration of Worship

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship
downstairs in the Fellowship Room following this Worship service.

Ushers: Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome
Greeter(s):  KRC Youth Group
Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.
Flowers: are given today by Gordie Van Buren and Dawn Van Buren
In Loving Memory of Ann H. Van Buren
Guest Organist:  David Smith


   Prelude          Prelude in G major, op. 37/2              Felix Mendelssohn    
Drawing Nearer To God
Welcome and Announcements
  God's Greeting
  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 24:7-10
     Lift up your heads, you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
     Who is this King of glory?
The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
     Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
     Who is he, this King of glory?
The LORD Almighty, he is the King of glory.
*Hymn of Praise #98                                   Majesty    


Turning Our Hearts To God
  Call to Confession - (based on Isaiah 50:7-9a)
The Lord GOD is our redeemer and savior. Oh, if it is he who helps us, who will declare us guilty?
With confidence in God’s redeeming love, let us confess our sin.
  Prayer of Confession  (Responsive)
God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to save us, the lost.
We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way.
We are misled by pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are stained and great when we are small.
We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth.
Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin. Return us to paths of righteousness through Jesus Christ, our Savior.
Assurance Of Pardon      
        Friends, do not be held captive by your sin! God sent Jesus to free us, not to         condemn us. Believe in the Good News of the gospel! In Christ, the King of Kings, you are forgiven. Thanks be to God. Amen.

Allowing God To Shape Us

Children's Sermon and Blessing 
Lord Jesus, bless our children with the peace that comes from the certain knowledge that you are their greatest treasure, and that you are coming again.  Help us as we teach them to be your faithful, watchful servants, ready to receive you and to be received into your eternal glory. Amen
Prayer for Illumination
   Scripture Lesson                                                      Luke 19:28-40 (p. 743-744)
   Message             "Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Jesus, Then and Now."
   Prayer of Thanks
   Apostle's Creed     William Carroll

   Giving Ourselves For God's Glory
  Call To The Presentation of Our Offering
            Minuet in G Major             J. S. Bach
*Doxology and Offertory Prayer #809 
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.  Amen.
Sunday School Children Sing and Distribution  of Palms
   God 's Not Dead, He Is Alive
*Closing Hymn #213      When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
*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         Fugue in G major, op. 37/2               Felix Mendelssohn

      
  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.

 

The KRC Family will once again join forces to cook the free supper planned for TUESDAY, MARCH 26, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Valatie.  Anyone willing to lend a hand to this ministry (cooking, serving, clean-up) please sign up on the sheet provided on the back table.


Happy March Birthdays: 

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).

The Bible, a dramatic 10-hour miniseries which covers the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, continues at 8 p.m. today on the History Channel.  According to many reviewers, The Bible is rich in story, vibrant in presentation, and may be one of the greatest miniseries ever presented by the History Channel.  While sometimes violent, The Bible depicts well-known and beloved Biblical characters and events. Noah's Ark, the Exodus, Abraham, and the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ are among the Bible stories covered in the series.  These remaining episodes of The Bible will air each Sunday for the next 2 weeks:

3/24 Easter Sunday
Mission Passion
Betrayal Courage

2013 LENTEN JOURNEY AT KRC
To aid us on our Lenten journey this year, a seven-week Bible study by Adam Hamilton, 24 Hours That Changed the World, will be part of our experience.   We will begin the study at 7 p.m. and will continue each Wednesday through Maundy Thursday March 28, and Wednesday April 3.  The following topics will be covered: 
• Maundy Thursday March 28                    The Crucifixion (Communion served!)
• Wednesday        April 3                             Christ the Victor


The Coffee Hour following our 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service has grown into a well-attended, enjoyable, and very valuable time of fellowship for the KRC family and visitors. At this time, only a few dedicated individuals are providing and serving the refreshments and beverages and seeing to the work of clean-up afterward.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP OUT IN THIS MINISTRY, AND THE MARCH SIGN-UP SHEET IS AVAILABLE ON THE BACK TABLE IF YOU ARE WILLING TO HOST OR LEND A HAND WITH A COFFEE HOUR.


REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR
• Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled preacher of the Word and leader of vision.
• all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, and working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
• Eleanor, mother of Patrice Lyons, home after successful hip-replacement surgery.
• The good report that Glenn Wallace is now recovering at home.
• prayers answered.  Rudy's sister, who had her baby at 28 weeks, is doing great.  Little Savanna has been home for a couple of weeks, and she is doing really wonderful.  All praise be to God for this little miracle! 
• traveling mercies for Jane Deane and for her presence with us again in worship.
• the good news that Laurie Maul continues to do well following her return to work this past week.  Your prayers are much appreciated by Jim, Bonnie, and Laurie and her family.
• 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 and much more.
• 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.

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR
• those who do not know Christ, or are struggling in their faith or with other spiritual issues. 
• KRC’s 2013 Consistory members, especially those recently reinstalled or ordained and serving for the first time.
• 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; church restoration; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group.
• 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 and 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, especially children, suffering natural disaster; the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: those grieving the recent death  of Audna Morse, sister-in-law of Kay and Floyd Haber; those grieving the death of Lisa Greene, friend of Isabelle Bosquet-Morra;
• Maureen Mooney, now recovering at home from a blood clot that did permanent damage to a small portion of one kidney.  Praise God, the clot is in a place where it cannot travel, and the kidney is still functioning, but a stent placement may be needed in the near future to completely close off the damaged area.  Please pray for a quick and complete recovery without complications for Maureen, and reassurance for her husband Dave, and sons Seth and Jake.
• Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico, long-time friend and acquaintance of Patti Varga, the Clauses, and others of the KRC family. Guinda has been diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, and will undergo major surgery in Florida on March 27 followed by a heavy regimen of chemotherapy.  Remember also Guinda's husband, Joe, at this trying time.
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Marthie; Nancy Swinyard; Dolly Petith; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Jan; Faity Tuttle; Tom Saulpaugh; Sara Schubert; Bert Beach; Bea Post; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Paul Varga. 
• those battling or recovering from cancer, especially Jill Shpur; Rosanne & Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Donna Scalera.
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Kristen Clause and her son, Greg; Olivia, that God will give her peace, strength, perseverance, safety, and His direction; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out the difficult decisions that are challenging him; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
• those travelling, especially: Paul and Joan Clause and family on their Florida trip this coming week; Paul Varga and a friend driving to Texas over this weekend; Patrice and John Lyons for safe travel mercies.
• those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Barbara Vosburgh and Diane Morgan.
• our residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren


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 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.


OFFICE, EMAIL, WEBSITE,  AND FAX INFORMATION 
Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net
Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com

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 2013-2014 CONSISTORY

  Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

Jane Deane – ’14,  Christian Education   758-7051
Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family     758-6640
Derick Latorre – ’14,  Stewardship, 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,  March 24
  8:30 am  Early Worship Service
     10:00 am  Palm Sunday Worship Service and Children’s Sunday School
     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.
Tues., March 26
       5:00 – 7:00 PM KRC family cooks/serves free community supper, St. Luke’s
   7:00 – 8:30 PM P.R.A.Y. Youth group session 9
Thur, March 28
  9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC - Chip Ingram study,                
          Living on the Edge – Dare to Experience True Spirituality    
   10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
  6:00 pm  Maundy Thursday supper
  7:00 pm  Communion Worship and Lenten Bible Study-
       "The Crucifixion"
Fri.,   March 29    
       9:30 am  Weight Watchers, KRC Fellowship Room
       9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets opposite KRC office
Sun.,  March 31
  8:30 am  Early Worship Service
     10:00 am  Easter Sunday Worship Service – No Children's Sunday School
     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.
Tues., April 2
  7:00 – 8:30 PM P.R.A.Y. Youth Group session 10
Sun., April 7
   8:30 am  Early Worship Service
  10:00 am  Sunday Worship Service, Rev. McCrossan Preaching
   – No Children's Sunday School
    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., April 8
6:45 -  Outreach Meeting


                     Servers Next Sunday, March 31, 2013
Ushers:  Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome
Greeter(s):  Alan and Noreen Dick

 


 

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