May 17, 2015. Youth Sunday

KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICES MAY 17, 2015

Youth Sunday

 “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

  Message                                                  “The Discipline of Prayer – The Prayers of Paul”

  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.

  Ushers:  Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, Dick Silvano, Andrew Welcome

Greeter(s): The Bailey Family                      Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

Flowers are given today by Dawn Van Buren

in memory of beloved stepfather, Richard G. Williams

  Prelude                                                                                                     Treasure Forever

  Announcements

  Welcome and God’s Greeting

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)

Student:  GOD IS WISE AND GOOD!

       Congregation:  The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.   

       He cares for those who trust in him.

Student:  We can trust in God’s wisdom and goodness, even in difficult times. 

Student:  GOD STRENGTHENS!

       Congregation:  The Lord is my strength and my shield;

       my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.

Student:  We can obey God and not give up, because he is our strength.

*Opening Song of Praise                 God’s Love Is For You              Jamie Owens Collin

1. God’s love is for you.

God’s love is for me.

God’s love is for everyone we see.

All sizes and shapes,

All colors and styles,

God made everyone to be his child.

2. God’s love is for you.

God’s love is for me.

God’s love is for everyone we see.

The old and the young,

The big and the small,

God made everyone. He loves us all.

Chorus:

So let’s share his love,

Share his love,

Share his love with everyone.

Let’s share his love,

Share his love,

Share his love with everyone.

Repeat First Verse

Chorus

 

  Call to confession  (Responsive)

Student:  GOD KNOWS ME! 

       Congregation:  I praise you because I am

       fearfully and wonderfully made.

Student:  We can thank God for knowing us and loving us.

  Prayer of Confession  (Responsive)

Student:  GOD LOVES AND FORGIVES ME!

       Congregation:  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only       

       Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Student:  We can be a part of God’s family

because of God’s love and forgiveness through Jesus.

[Moment of Quiet Confession]

Student:  GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES!

       Congregation:  The Lord is faithful to all his promises

       and loving toward all he has made.

Student:  We can thank God for keeping his promises.

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)

Student:  GOD IS MERCIFUL!

       Congregation:  You are forgiving and good, O Lord,

       abounding in love to all who call to you.

Student:  We can forgive others because God shows mercy and forgives us.

  Prayer for illumination

*Song     Follow the Way of Love    Cathy Spurr, Michael Greenberg, and Bill Denzel

 

Love is patient,                                          It always protects,

Love is kind,                                               Always trusts,

It does not envy,                                       Always hopes,

It does not boast,                                      Always perseveres.

It is not proud,                                           It always protects,

It is not rude,                                              Always trusts

It is not self-seeking,                               Always hopes

It is not easily angered,                           Always perseveres.

It keeps no record of wrongs.                Repeat song.

Love does not delight in evil,                 Love is patient,

But rejoices with the truth.                     Love is kind.

                                                                         Follow the way of love (Sing 6 times)

 

  Message                                                                                      “The Attributes of God”

GOD CREATES    Psalm 9:1

GOD IS HOLY AND PERFECT   1 Samuel 2:2

GOD IS WITH ME AND PROTECTS ME   Isaiah 41:10

  Prayer of thanks

  Offering and Offertory

  Doxology and Offertory Prayer  (Responsive)

Student:  GOD PROVIDES!

       Congregation:  My God will meet all your needs

       according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Student:  We can trust that God cares for us

and will give us everything we need.

  Prayer Requests  (Responsive)

Student:  GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS!

       Congregation:  Call upon me and come and pray to me,

       and I will listen to you.

Student:  We can pray to God because he promises to hear and answer our prayers.

  Prayer

*Song                                      Before All Time                       Rob Evans, The Donut Man

1. Before the beginning,

Before there was time,

Before there was earth

And before there was sky,

Before he made the mountains,

Before he made the sea,

Oh, God loved you and me.

2. Before He made the sunshine,

Before he made the sand,

Before he made the waters,

Before he made dry land,

Before he made the islands

Or a coconut tree,

Oh, God loved you and me.

 

Chorus:

God’s love, wider than the ocean,

God’s love, higher than a mountain,

God’s love, brighter than sunshine,

God’s love, deeper than the sea,

God’s love, stronger than the strongest man could ever be,

Oh, God loves you and me!

Repeat First Verse

Chorus

  Blessing and Benediction

Student:  GOD IS POWERFUL!

       Congregation:  No one is like you, O Lord; you are great,

       and your name is mighty in power.

Student:  We can praise God for his help, because of his great power.

Student:  GOD IS THE ONE TRUE GOD!

       Congregation:  The Lord is the true God; he is the living God,  

       the eternal King.

Student:  We can worship God because he is the one true God who loves us.

*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                                                                                                          Treasure Forever

                     

KRC family and friends are encouraged to volunteer as front-door greeters for our 10 a.m. worship service.   A sign-up sheet for this purpose may be found on the back table of the sanctuary, and your willingness to participate in this important ministry is much appreciated.

 

~ UPCOMING KRC EVENTS ~

SATURDAY, MAY 30 – Annual KRC 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 30, 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.

     On the same day, “rain or shine”, the Outreach Ministry will hold its Annual Plant Swap/Sale from 8 am - 12 noon.  Please consider contributing extra divisions or cuttings from your garden to this popular event. We will set up on Friday, May 29. 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.

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FRIDAY and SATURDAY, JUNE 5 and 6 – KRC Recycling Sale.

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     This year our Education ministry will coordinate our Annual Recycling Sale.   Getting involved has lots of pro's like:

motivation for spring cleaning
donating towards a great purpose
get rid of stuff
unclutter your house
get kids involved in community work
help kids to decide on what to donate . . . yes I'm talking about all the unused toys/books/clothes etc.
Fun fellowship while working
Enjoy free coffee and donuts
and I'm sure there are more things I just can't think of any right now!!!

     If you have any unwanted stuff that someone else can buy or use, please consider donating it instead of putting it on the sidewalk for garbage removal.  Donations will be accepted from now until sale week and stored in the basement classroom diagonally across from the nursery.  I'm willing to pick up anything at any time . . . just e-mail or phone Elize at  elizevisser73@gmail.com  or 788-9311.

     And last but not least, WE WOULD APPRECIATE ONE HOUR OF YOUR TIME TO HELP US PREPARE FOR THE SALE!!  There will be a sign up sheet every week on the back table of the sanctuary for volunteers to sort before the sale and to set up on the days of the sale.  Please help us to make this our biggest and most successful event!!

     THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

 

HAPPY MAY BIRTHDAY !

Elize Visser (4th), Joan Clause (5th), Sara Hartman (9th), Tom Call (23rd),

Andrew Welcome (23rd), Sarah Bailey (24th), Liezl Visser (28th),

 Anina Visagie (29th), Jerry Flansburg (30th)

 

NOTE OF GRATITUDE FROM THE BUSMAN’S

“If I should pass the tomb of Jonah, I would stop there and sit for awhile,

because I was swallowed one time

 deep in the dark

and came out alive after all.” 

                                                                                                                             Carl Sandburg

“Barn’s burnt down . . . Now I can see the moon.”

                                                                                                          Masahide, Japanese Poet, 1657

To the Church in Kinderhook –

       To be surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses humbles us. We are grateful for your support, humbled by your care, and strengthened through your friendship.  Thanks for your generosity in prayers and love.

                                                                                         With much gratitude and love,

                                                                                         The Busman Clan - Kent and Jill

(Kent, director of Camp Fowler and pulpit supply for KRC on several occasions, and his wife, Jill, lost their home and their dog, Jonah, to fire this past February.)

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith, 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, fulfilling a tour of military duty in Afghanistan. Pray for Tom's safety, and for his family’s peace & reassurance.
survivors of warfare, terrorism, violence, and natural and other disasters worldwide, especially those impacted by the recent earthquake in Nepal and by the train disaster in Philadelphia this past week.
our state, national, and world 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 Ruth Edge, grieving the recent loss of her sister-in-law; Doris Williams, Dawn Van Buren, and Leo Dolan, grieving the recent death of Doris’s husband, Richard Williams. Pray also for wisdom for Dawn and Leo as they assist Doris, who lives in Nevada, in making essential decisions that will impact both her immediate and long-term future.
Carly Rippel, recently diagnosed with a condition that has caused abnormal pressure on areas of her brain and that may require surgery.
Mid Glass, now in hospice care at St. Peter’s Hospital.
Bill, brother of Tana Thompson, recovering from open-heart surgery last Monday.
Harriet Stockhoff, wife of Rev. Ron Stockhoff, hospitalized recently with severe dementia.
Stacey Baker, not recovering full cognitive abilities as quickly as hoped for following a severe concussion some weeks ago.
Vince Beaudoin, grandson of Paul and Joan Clause, still hospitalized in Columbia Memorial where he is being treated for mental health issues.  Pray also for his caregivers and his immediate family members as they work together with Vince to establish medication protocols and long-term treatment programs that will restore him to health. 
those in hospice care, battling, or recovering from cancer: Jack; Bob Mellott; Joan Kennedy; Donna Scalera; Marlene; Daniel; Zoe Covey; Andy; Lucy B. and Rodrigo; Jean; 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Charlie Ropollo. 
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: John Bowen; Floyd Haber; Michelle; Art Gross; Marge Laurie; Faity Tuttle; Alan Dick; Harriet Simpkins; Marie Fronczak; Bob, husband of Patti Varga's Aunt Kathy; Jean Skipper; Paul Varga; Jane Smith; Blanche Rogers; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie Maul; Florence Rivera.
those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions:  Jean and Evangelique, sponsored Compassion International Children of John & Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; the Smith Family; Susan Lamont and her children, now back in New York; Bill and Abby - pray that God will bless them with his strength, hope, and guidance; Diane, friend of Cricket Warren, and Jim, in need of job opportunities; Greg L; Craig Johnson; 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.
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. 

 

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 happy news that Baby Madeline Lee Welcome arrived at 10:38 pm Tuesday, May 12.  Madeline weighed in at 8 lbs 4 oz, is 21 inches long, and has a full head of black hair! Congratulations to Mom, Dad, and Baby, all of whom are doing well.
the encouraging news that John Bowen has recovered significantly following his recent stroke. and that he continues to improve each day.
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 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

 

For those of you who would like to donate flower arrangements for the pulpit in memory of loved ones or in celebration of special occasions, please contact Dawn Van Buren.

 

[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 $2.40 weekly for the remaining weeks in this year. All contributions made for this purpose should be designated, “Classis Assessment.” 

 

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, call

859-4158.

Church Phone  758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

                                    COMING EVENTS

Today, May 17

         8:30 am  Early Worship Service

       10:00 am  Worship Service and Youth Sunday Celebration

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

Mon.,  May 18

          6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets @KRC

Tues.,  May 19

         7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Thur., May 21

         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

Today, May 24

         8:30 am  Early Worship Service

       10:00 am  Worship Service 

   Please Note:  Children’s Sunday School is in recess until the fall.

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

Fri.,     May 29Pancake Breakfast/Plant Swap Set-up

Sat.,     May 30

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

            in conjunction with the 39th Olde Kinderhook Fair, 10 am – 3 pm,

                  and Olde Saratoga Fyfe and Drumms Parade & Muster

Fri. and Sat., June 5 and 6 – KRC Recycling Sale

 

                               Servers Next Sunday, May 24, 2015

       Ushers:  Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, Dick Silvano, Andrew Welcome

       Greeter(s): Joy Bertram

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