Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Services for May 19, 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

Pentecost Sunday

  Welcome/Announcements

  Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise                                                         Praise to the Lord Almighty

  Prayer for Illumination                                             Spirit of the Living God

  Scripture Lesson                                                                   Psalm 104:24-35

  Message                                                                  “Captured in Divine Design”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Offering

  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                                      Rejoice, the Lord is King

*Benediction

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

Pentecost Sunday

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship

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

Ushers:  Sal Alessi, Derick Latorre, Steve Shpur, Ken Sutherland

Greeter(s):  Bob Drier

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

Flowers are given today by the Vosburgh Family in memory of Frank Vosburgh.

Guest Organist:  David Smith

 

 Prelude                  “Our Father Who Art in Heaven”                    Georg Böhm

   Welcome and Announcements

  God's Greeting

Boldly Approaching Our God

  Call to Worship

Lord, your Spirit hovered on the waters as you made the earth.
   Your Spirit breathed life into human beings.
Your Spirit inspired prophets to speak out against injustice;
   Your Spirit sang praises and laments with the psalmist.
When Jesus was baptized, we knew him through the descent of your Spirit.
   When flames danced among the disciples,  the church came into being.
Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us.

   Your Spirit moves among us today; mold us O Spirit of the Living God into    

   one body and let us praise your holy work!

*Hymn of Praise #77                                                 Praise to the Lord Almighty

  Affirmation of Faith

We believe in God, known as Creator, Son, and ever-present Spirit.

We believe God gave birth to the church with the gift of the Holy Spirit - stirring the disciples and us to tell the Good News, heal the sick, feed the hungry, take care of the poor, welcome the stranger, and be a community of forgiveness and joy

We believe the Spirit is still moving, still acting, still turning the world upside down with love.

We believe the Spirit gives us different gifts to use, all for building up the church and showing the world a community of compassion and wisdom.

We believe in the church, wind-powered, fire-tinged, and Spirit-filled.

We believe the Holy Spirit will not be contained in dull, lifeless forms, but surprises us and empowers us to do new things, to risk loving, to venture boldly into God's world.

   Children's Message and Blessing

Draw our children face-to-face with you, O Lord.  May they feel your presence, and taste your goodness; may they experience the power of your  Spirit to renew and strengthen them in times of need; and may they long for more of you each day of their lives.  Amen.

We Come Before God's Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                  Psalm 104:24-35 (p. 429-430) 

  Message                                                             "Captured in Divine Design"

  Prayer of Blessing

Celebrating God

 

  Presentation of Tithes and Offerings/Offertory  Deo Gratias    André Raison

*Doxology, #809, and Offertory Prayer        

   Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below;

   praise him above, ye heavenly host: praise Father, Son, & Holy Ghost.  Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer

  Closing Hymn #262                                                        Rejoice, the Lord is King

*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                    Toccata in a minor                 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Congratulations to Aaron Simpkins, son of Gary and Bonnie Simpkins, upon his graduation yesterday from Hudson Valley Community College, and congratulations as well to the graduating sons and daughters of other KRC families and friends. Pray for God's guidance and blessing on these young people as they move into a new stage of their education or life's work.

~IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM KRC SUNDAY SCHOOL COORDINATORS~

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE TO OUR CALL FOR HELP IN FUNDING THE $735 WORTH OF EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES NEEDED BY OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL.  TO DATE, WE HAVE RECEIVED $625 IN GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM KRC FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

PLEASE PICK UP A COPY FROM THE BACK TABLE OF LIBBY LITTLE’S UPDATE SINCE RETURNING FROM AFGHANISTAN WHERE SHE WAS WORKING WITH THE PBS TEAM ON THE DOCUMENTARY OF TOM’S LIFE.

The KRC Cemetery Committee is pleased to announce the June 1, 2013 opening of Kinderhook Cemetery’s COLUMBARIUM, a portion of the cemetery specifically designed for cremation burials.  If you would like more information, please speak to Greg Clause, cemetery supervisor, or Jim Dunham, Cemetery Committee chairperson.

Many KRC family and friends have, in the past, provided cut flowers for the pulpit in celebration of an anniversary or birthday, in honor of a special day or event, and in loving memory of family and friends who have passed away.  Crazy Daisy florist shop is again able to both create arrangements with a range of price options, and to deliver them to the church free of charge.  Dawn Van Buren is happy to coordinate this ministry, and if you are interested in providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564, and she will assist you.

KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH &

MUITZESKILL REFORMED CHURCH PRESENT

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2013 - GOSPEL LiGHT ’S

SONWEST ROUNDUP

A RIP-ROARING GOOD TiME WITH JESUS!

     VBS will run at KRC from June 24th to 28th, 9 am to Noon, with arrival and sign-in at 8:45 to 9 am daily.  All kids of our community ages Pre-K (3 and potty-trained) through Grade 6 are invited to this year’s fun and spiritually-nurturing program, and forms are available on the back table for pre-registering your children or grandchildren. You may also pre-register by calling the church office, 758-6401, or 859-4158.

     Christian Ed Ministry is looking for VBS volunteers to teach and to help, and a volunteer sign-up sheet is available on the back table.  For information about the positive rewards of serving in this ministry and the relatively small time commitment involved, please speak with Patti Varga.

 KRC’s share of support is $5,788 this year 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 $85.12 (up $3.40 from last year).  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. For those who are able, a donation of $2.66 per week for the remaining 32 weeks of this year would meet an individual member’s share. All contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.”

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, JUNE 1, 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 that same day, “rain or shine”, the church 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. If you have something you need divided but need help, please see/call Maureen or Dawn Van Buren.  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.

Dear Members of KRC - Our second photography session with Lifetouch is scheduled for June 14th from 2 pm —9 pm, and we would love to have pictures of the entire congregation for our new Directory. You can schedule your appointment by going to the KRC website and clicking on the “Links” tab at the top right of the home page; or you may call the church office and Liz will schedule your appointment.  If no one is in the office when you call, please leave your name and number and we will get back to you. Thank you!

HAPPY MAY BIRTHDAY!

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

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

Sarah Bailey (24th), Mike Rivera (25th), Liezl Visser (28th),

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

 

~“THANK YOU,  THANK YOU,  THANK YOU!”~

    ● We would like to thank everyone who planned, attended, and brought goodies and gifts to the open house party May 4th at the parsonage in celebration of Elize’s 40th birthday.  It was a delightful surprise, and a much-appreciated expression of your love and thoughtfulness.            Elize and Rudy

     ● Our gratitude to all those who gave so diligently of their time, energy, expertise, and talents to insure the success of the Concert in the Village presented recently here at KRC. We thank God for your dedication to this outreach ministry, which was very well-received by an enthusiastic audience.

     ● Compliments to those who provided the recent Synod luncheon through food-donation, preparation, or service. We are most grateful to you for your contributions, hard work, and willingness to be a part of this ministry.

     ● Thank you to all who helped organize, contributed financially to, and/or walked this year’s CROP walk.  Please watch for more details to come about the success of this year’s effort to fight hunger both locally and worldwide.

Columbia-Greene’s Stonecroft Ministries welcomes both men and women to dinner Tuesday evening, June 11, 6 – 7:30 pm, at Pegasus Restaurant, Rt 9W, Coxsackie. Reservations required.  Additional information on the back table!

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith .
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; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs
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 & 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:  Barbara Vosburgh and family and friends grieving the loss this past Wednesday of Frank Vosburgh; those grieving the recent death of Randy Longe; those grieving the recent death of Patrick Flood, Jim Baker's uncle.
Florence Rivera, admitted to St. Peter's cardiac unit Wednesday with breathing issues, water retention, and irregular heart rate.  Florence will be hospitalized for about a week while new medications are being regulated, and would welcome visitors (Room 4120) or calls (525-7202).
Ted Call, recovering from a minor surgical procedure this past week.
Cricket Warren's father, recovering from back surgery this past week.
Faith, cousin of Claudia March, recovering from exploratory surgery this past week and awaiting test results.
those battling or recovering from cancer, especially Barbette Leclair; Paul Varga’s friend; John Warren; Patti and Diane; Uncle Tony; Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Jill Shpur; Rosanne; Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Tom Saulpaugh; Donna Scalera.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Carly Rippel; Carol, cousin of Diane Morgan; Eleanor Whitbeck, Patrice Lyon’s mother; Tina Holley, friend of Sara Hartman; Tom Catchpole; Marthie; Maureen Mooney; Nancy Swinyard; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Jan; Faity Tuttle; Sara Schubert; Bea Post; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Paul Varga; Susan Patterson.
the Crawford family, needing to make some major life decisions which follow God's will and directions.
peace for Edward during the time he has left here on earth.
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Jonathan, dealing with difficult personal issues; Lisa, Kyle, and Kyle's mother, Cindy, following the loss of Cindy's home in a fire; the Richard family; others who have lost loved ones, received injuries, or lost their homes in recent tragedies; Kristen Clause and son, Greg; Olivia, that God will give her peace and guidance; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out difficult decisions; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan.
residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren.

Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists.  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.

 REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR

Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision, back in the pulpit today leading Worship and preaching the Word.
all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, and working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
the joy of blessing the students of our growing Sunday School each Sunday morning as they go to their classes.
the success of the recent 2013 CROP Walk for Hunger.
the outreach of KRC’s recent Concert in the Village, and for all those who worked so diligently sharing their time, talents, and expertise to insure the success of this ministry to our community.
His blessings of family, friends, and all the provisions for our basic life needs.
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.

"THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP MEETS ON FRIDAYS AT 9:30 A.M. in the main floor classroom opposite the church office. We are creating new plans and new items for the 2013 KRC Bazaar, and we are very much in need of new members and new ideas.  Last year’s preparation workshops were full of fun, laughter, and good fellowship, and the bazaar was a huge success.  We warmly welcome you to join us in our efforts to make this year’s even better.

OFFICE, 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.

If you wish to meet with Pastor during these times,

please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are set aside for meetings, pastoral visitations, and counseling.

For assistance on Mondays, 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

                              Deacons

Jane Deane – ’14,  Christian Education    758-7051

Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family   758-6640

Derick Latorre – ’14,  Stewardship   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, May 19

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

    10:00 am  Worship 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.

Mon., May 20

       6:45 pm Outreach Ministry meets

       7:00 pm Food Pantry Meeting

Tues., May 21

      7:00 – 8:30 pm  KRC Youth group,

Thur, May 23

 9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC - Chip Ingram study continues -                  
          Living on the Edge – Dare to Experience True Spirituality  

     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri.,   May 17  

       9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

       9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets opposite KRC office

Sun., May 26

       8:30 am  Early Worship Service             

     10:00 am  Worship 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.

Sat.,    June  1

       8:00 am – 11:00 am  Annual Pancake Breakfast @ KRC

       8:00 am – Noon  Annual Plant Sale/Swap @ KRC – Rain or Shine

Tues., June 11

       6:00 – 7:30 pm  Stonecroft Ministries dinner for both men and women

                                 Pegasus Restaurant, Coxsackie

Fri.,    June 14  

       2:00 - 9:00 pm  2nd KRC Directory photo session with Lifetouch

Mon. – Fri, June 24 – 28

       9:00 - Noon   Vacation Bible School – SonWest Roundup

Servers Next Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ushers:  Sal Alessi, Derick LaTorre, Steve Shpur, Ken Sutherland

Greeter(s):  Wayne and Sally Heimroth

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Vacation Bible School
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At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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