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May 11, 2014, Mother's Day

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Services

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Mother’s Day, May 11, 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 Prayer

*Morning Praise

  Prayer for Illumination and Scripture Lesson                  Proverbs 31:10-31 (p. 471)

  Message                                                             “Oh, How Wonderfully She Is Made.”

  Prayer of Blessing

  Offering

  Intercessory Prayer

*Prayer Hymn

 

 

10 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

 

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship

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

 

UshersAlan Dick, Merrill Johnson, Bob Wildermuth, Paul Zietsman

  Greeter(s): Dick and Mary Silvano

Flowers are given today by Dawn Van Buren in honor of  

the awesome mothers of the KRC family.

Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

 

  Prelude  Announcements and God’s Greeting

 

 

    Entering God’s Presence

 

  Call to Worship (Responsive)  Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us and we are his;

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;

his faithfulness continues through all generations.

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

  Call to Confession  2 Chronicles 7:14

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin.”  Let us together seek the face of God and confess our sins to him.

    Seeking God’s Renewal

  

  Prayer of Confession   (Unison)  Based on Psalm 51

Be merciful to us, O God, because of your constant love. Because of your great mercy, remove our sins, and we will be clean; wash us, and we will be whiter than snow! We and we and andhave been sinful from the day we were born - from the time our mothers conceived us.                  (Continued on next page.)

We are always conscious of our faults, and we recognize that we have sinned against you - only you.  Fill us with sincerity and truth and fill our minds with your wisdom. O God, create pure hearts and loyal spirits within us. Do not banish us from your presence, or take your holy spirit away from us. Give us again the joy that comes from your salvation, and make us willing to obey you. Save us, O God, and we will gladly praise you and proclaim your righteousness. We know you are not pleased with burnt offerings, so we offer you humble spirits, O God; you will not reject humble and repentant hearts.

 [Moment of Silent Prayer and Reflection]

  Assurance of Pardon 

Romans 10:10 declares this promise: “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

  Sacrament of Baptism, Brynn Kathryn Babic

  Children’s Sermon and Mothers’ Prayer (Unison)

Help us as mothers, gracious God, to lead righteous and blameless lives before our children. Enable us to bring them up in the training and instruction of your Holy Word, and to counsel and discipline them with love and grace after your own example.  Amen.

Encountering God’s Word

  Prayer for Illumination and Scripture Lesson                  Proverbs 31:10-31 (p. 471)

  Message                                                             “Oh, How Wonderfully She Is Made.”

  Prayer of Blessing

    Celebrating God’s Blessings

  Prayer for the Blessing of Mothers (Responsive)

Lord, on this day set aside to honor and remember mothers,

we give you thanks for our mothers.

We are grateful that you chose to give us life through them,

and that they received the gift of life from your hands, and gave it to us. 

We thank you for the sacrifices they made in carrying us and giving us birth.

We thank you for the women who raised us,

and who were our mothers in childhood.

Whether birth mom, adopted mom, older sister, aunt, grandmother, stepmother, or someone else,

we thank you for those women who held us and fed us,

who cared for us and kissed away our pain.

We pray that our lives may reflect the love they showed us,

and that they would be pleased to be called our moms.

  Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings

  Offering/Offertory

  Doxology and Offertory Prayer  (Unison)

Holy God, we thank you for the gifts and blessings that you lavish on your creation.  As your children, heirs of your grace and filled with your Spirit, we bring our tithes and offerings to you. Use them, we pray, to spread the gospel, feed the hungry, heal the sick, and bring grace, compassion, and wholeness where there is fear, loneliness, violence, and despair. Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn of Assurance #84                                               Children of the Heavenly Father

*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

 

 

 

NORTHERN COLUMBIA COUNTY’S 11th ANNUAL CROP HUNGER WALK

~ UPDATE FROM MELISSA WELCOME ~

The CROP walk was a success!  It did rain and hail, but the sun came out too!  By the end of the day, $8,400 had been raised, with more donations expected to come in over the next few weeks.  KRC contributed $1,200 to the day’s total.  

 

 

 

~LENDING A HELPING HAND~

Bev Van Alstyne, as you know, is now home from rehab, and it is time to step up and lend a helping hand to Bev and Dick.  Dick has arranged in-home help for each morning of the week, but Bev would appreciate visitors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday afternoons.  Please let Dick or Erika Johnson know a day or two in advance of your visit so that Dick can plan an outing for himself during that time. Dick's cell phone is 965-6318, and Erika may be reached at 828-6726. Erika will be visiting with Bev this coming Monday. Please consider prayerfully how you can become a part of this ministry to the Van Alstynes, who have been such faithful members of our church family over the years. 

 

 

~VALATIE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY UPDATE~

 

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY, not only for your generosity in support of the Valatie Food Pantry’s Easter Basket program, but also for your on-going donations of food and money. 94 families, including 141 adults and 112 children, benefitted from this community ministry in the month of March.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KRC’S ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST and PLANT SWAP/SALE
All are welcome to come and to invite family and friends to a delicious all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast SATURDAY, MAY 31, from 8 – 11 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Sausage, coffee, and juice will be served along with the pancakes. No reservations needed, free-will donations accepted, and each year a different charity is chosen to receive the proceeds.

     Outside on the same day, “rain or shine”, the Outreach Ministry will hold its Annual Plant Swap/Sale from 8 am - 12 noon on the front steps of the church.  Please consider contributing extra divisions or cuttings from your garden to this popular event. We will set up on Friday. If you have something you need divided but need help, please see/call Maureen Mooney.  We will also pick up plants if you cannot drop them off. Anyone who helps at the Pancake Breakfast gets to take advantage of a pre-sale/swap Friday evening from 4 - 8 when we will be setting up. Please invite your friends and neighbors.

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith, especially: Brian, who is also experiencing disabling health issues; and Craig.
  • 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. the missions and missionaries supported by KRC: Dave and Char Alexander, RCA missionaries, Taiwan; Alight Pregnancy Center, Hudson;  Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission; 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, Young Life Ministry, St. Thomas; Betty Ann Stedwell, Christar International Mission.  
  • 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. Remember especially Jason, serving in Afghanistan, as well as another unspoken military-related need.
  • survivors of warfare, terrorism, violence, and natural and other disasters worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassurance 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 abuse; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
  • families and friends grieving the recent death of Sal Alessi, especially his wife, Becky; daughter, Jessica; and his mother and father. Remember also the Ball family of Cairo, grieving the recent death of their young son and brother, Eddy Ball; the Moore family grieving the recent death of Ron’s father; families grieving those murdered recently in the Christian hospital in Kabul. This was a very painful and shocking event for Libby Little, who was well- acquainted with the doctor and was close to the young couple.
  • Baby Ellie LaTorre, diagnosed with displacement of the left hip, will be wearing a painless harness 24/7 for the next few weeks to hold her hip in place and correct this condition. Pray for a speedy and complete restoration of Ellie’s hip to its proper position.
  • Amy Clinton, recovering from elbow surgery this past week.  Pray for a speedy and complete recovery for Amy.
  • Alan Dick, awaiting test results to determine the degree of carotid arterial blockage.
  • Libby Little, returning to a demanding schedule following illness.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness;  chronically ill; or in hospice care: C J and Chris Laraway; Jean Skipper; Mark Young; Joe Harden; Luke; Bobby Bailey; Angie Rivera; John Dean Sr; Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; John; Paula Mueller; 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.
  • the unspoken requests offered for Cliff and Brianna.
  • Sandy, mother-in-law of Andy Shpur, undergoing chemo and radiation treatments.
  • others battling or recovering from cancer: Bridget; Mary Beth Gottshall; Kim Lyle’s grandmother, Linda; Gen Weiland; Harold; Sharon; Kevin; Theresa Van Warner; Rosemary Whitmore & Mrs. Martinez, mothers of Paul Varga's best friends; Steven Blun; Mary, Jessica Farley's mom; Dawn Tuttle's daughter-in-law; Leonard, Susan Lamont's cousin; Charlie Roppolo; Luci & sister, Guinda Derrico; Donna Scalera.
  • those who are traveling.
  • Those facing challenges and difficult decisions: Greg and Lisa, fighting addictions; Alex and his family; the Laraway/Lamont family; mothers and children who have had to leave their homes due to family violence; Christians suffering persecution, especially the Christian community in Afghanistan and other places in the Middle East; 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.
  • our residence-bound members, Doris Schmeider; 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. 

 
 
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.
  • the good report that Joe Harden, husband of Paul Clause’s cousin, is recovering nicely following a successful cardiac stent placement this past week and cardiac bypass surgery a few weeks ago.
  • the good news that Leonard’s cancer is in remission.  Leonard is Susan Lamont’s cousin.
  • the good report that the CAT scan of Kim Lyle’s grandmother, Linda, showed no new cancers.
  • 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, and those who have sacrificed their well-being and lives for the peace & liberties we enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

HAPPY MAY BIRTHDAY

Elize Visser (4th), Joan Clause (5th), Sara Hartman (9th),

Brenda Longe (9th), Tom Call (23rd), Andrew Welcome (23rd),

Sarah Bailey (24th), Liezl Visser (28th), Anina Visagie (29th),

 Jerry Flansburg (30th)

 

 

 

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT

KRC’s share of support this year is $5,728.14 for services and resources to be provided for us by t
he 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. That’s only $2.50 per week for e
ach week remaining in this year. All contributions for this purpose should be designated, 
“Classis Assessment.”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the month of May, The Eddy/St. Peter’s Health Partners are offering free installation of a traditional emergency help button (a savings of around $50), or the new mobile alert with a gps.  Anyone who is homebound should consider getting an emergency help button.  Active individuals should consider the new mobile/gps system. The monthly cost of the traditional system after free installation is around $40.  For information on the monthly cost of the mobile alert, or to obtain either alert system, call the Eddy at 833-1040.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 at anytime, call 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.

COMING EVENTS

 

Today, May 11

        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.

Mon., May 12

         9:30 am  Olde Dutch & Such Craft Group meets

         6:30 pm  Consistory meets

Tues., May 13

                 7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets       

Thur, May 15

   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.,   May 16

         9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

Mon., May 19

         9:30 am  Olde Dutch & Such Craft Group meets

         7:00 pm  Food Pantry meeting

Fri.,   May 30 Pancake Breakfast/Plant Swap Set-up

Sat.,   May 31

         8:00 am – 11:00 am  KRC’s Annual Pancake Breakfast /Plant Swap

Mon., June 2

         9:30 am  Olde Dutch & Such Craft Group meets

         6:45 pm  Outreach Ministry meets