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MON
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
VBS uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories.

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 20-24. 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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TUE
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
VBS uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories.

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 20-24. 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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WED
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
VBS uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories.

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 20-24. 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!
Small Group Bible Study - Romans
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This study will met at Barbara's house, call the church for directions.
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THU
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
VBS uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories.

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 20-24. 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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FRI
Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
VBS uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories.

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 20-24. 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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Kinderhook Reformed Church, May 20, 2018

Pentecost Sunday

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

 

Rev. Rudolph Visser, Pastor

Welcome visitors! Please fill out a visitor’s 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

Scripture Reading Joel 2:25-32 and Acts 2:1-4

Message “The Fiftieth Day After Passover - Celebrating God in a New Way”

Prayer of Thanks

Offering and Prayer of Blessing

Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

 

Following worship, all are invited downstairs for refreshment and fellowship.

Thanks to today’s ushers, Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, and Glenn Warren. Thanks to today’s greeter.

Nursery facility available downstairs.

 

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

 

Drawing Near to God

Call to Worship (Responsive)

Praise to you, Lord of plenty,

who reverses our losses.

Praise to you, Lord of compassion,

who lifts us from shame and raises us forever to places of honor.

Praise to you, Lord of deliverance,

who saves us from oppression and redeems us from ruin.

Praise to you Lord of wonders,

who pours out his Spirit in wind and fire upon all his servants.

We enter your house today

to acknowledge you as the Lord, our God.

*Hymn of Praise #9 Sing Praise to the Father

 

 

 

CLASSIS ASSESSMENT 2018

Each member’s share of this year’s classis assessment has been set at $94.68 (Up $6.18 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. If offered weekly, that’s just $2.96 per week for the remaining weeks (32) in this year. Please clearly designate all contributions, “Classis Assessment.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEWARDSHIP WEEKLY UPDATE

  1. weekly offering this past Sunday was $3,126 – very close to the $3,200 needed to cover KRC’s daily operating expenses. Shortfalls, such as those we have experienced recently, can lead to eventual deficits that are difficult to overcome without falling back on our limited reserves.

Many thanks to those who have recently made substantial gifts toward bringing our income into line with expenses, and to our regular contributors who “doubled up” on their giving to cover the Sundays they missed.

Income-to-date: $68,728 - Expenses-to-date: $65,858

Inspired by the abundance with which the Lord has blessed us,

let us continue, as his faithful stewards, to be ever mindful of the need

to maintain a weekly offering sufficient to cover our commitments.

 

 

 

*CHURCH FAMILY MAIL-CALL* ~

Please be sure to check for mail in the office ‘KRC Family Mailbox’, when you submit reimbursement requests or are a member of a church committee. The following people currently have mail waiting for pickup: Patrice Lyons & Johnathan Pratt

 

 

 

 

MANY THANKS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR SUPPORTING THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY

Non-perishable foods 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 and brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the entryways of the church. Although we have collected empty egg cartons in the past, the Pantry is no longer in need of these items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Tom Call (23rd), Andrew Welcome (23rd), Campion Damiano (24th), Phil Hurst (26th),

Liezl Visser (28th), Anina Visagie (29th), Jerry Flansburg (30th)

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd 8:00-11:00am

ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST

All are welcome to come and to invite family and friends to an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast of amazing food and fellowship with great people in the KRC Fellowship Hall. Sausage, coffee, and juice will be served along with the pancakes. No reservations needed, free-will donations accepted, and 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit the REACH Mission Trip. Volunteers are needed to assist with this ministry, and a sign-up sheet is available on the back table of the sanctuary.

ANNUAL PLANT SWAP/SALE

RAIN OR SHINE! KRC Outreach Ministry will hold its Annual Plant Swap/Sale. Please invite your friends and neighbors to participate in this popular event.

**Due to threat of the Asian Jumping Worm, an invasive species which can have a devastating effect on our landscapes and natural areas, we are only accepting HOUSEPLANTS this year. Please do NOT donate outdoor garden flowers or cuttings** 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit the REACH Mission Trip.

 

 

 

 

THIRD ANNUAL “WEE CARE” BABY SHOWER AT KRC

SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd, 11:30 A.M. FOLLOWING WORSHIP

 

We will have a lovely brunch, along with a fast-paced, fun game where you can win really terrific prizes. Just bring yourself and a wrapped donation for Wee Care. Everyone is welcome. It is an all ages event! We are currently in need of new or gently-used onesies or sleepers, size 0-3 months, or JoAnn's gift cards.

Wee Care is a ministry of the Kinderhook Reformed Church providing local mothers in need with lovingly-made layettes. We are a dedicated group of volunteers who sew, knit, crochet, and collect new and gently-used baby clothing. Over 80% of the mothers who give birth at Columbia Memorial Hospital have limited resources. We strive to ease the financial burden of “bringing home baby” with the gift of our layette. Each layette contains a handmade blanket, a handmade newborn hat, 2 onesies, and 2 sleepers.

 

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR

  • Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision, and for the Christ-centered messages God gives to Pastor each and every Sunday for the spiritual nourishment and growth of our church family.
  • the inspirational ministries of our guest preachers, Perry Jones, Tom McCrossan, John Bowen, Derek DeJager, and others who lead KRC worship from time to time.
  • those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, and those who have sacrificed their wellbeing and lives for the peace & liberty we enjoy.
  • the happy news that Jim Baker’s mother is out of nursing care and back home.
  • all those of KRC's family and friends who volunteer their time, talent, and energy so generously and so selflessly to the various ministries and programs of our church, and who often do this quietly behind-the-scenes with little notice or recognition.

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith journey. Pray also that God will provide opportunities for us to witness for Jesus, and give us the courage and winsome words needed to make the most of these opportunities.
  • Pastor Rudy, as he fulfills his ministerial duties.
  • KRC ministries, programs & projects, and those planning & administering them as they seek new directions and God’s wisdom and blessing in moving our church toward a greater and more effective impact on our surrounding communities: KRC’s Consistory, especially newly installed officers, Jane Deane, Jean Hacker; Susan Patterson, and Deborah Spaulding; KRC’s administrative ministries; KRC’s Youth Group; Sunday School; KRC’s small group ministries and Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; 1st Friday Free Community Dinner; and other outreach programs.
  • our state, national, and world leaders, especially President Donald Trump and all of the government officials now in office, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace, especially Jason Lansing serving in South Korea.
  • victims world-wide suffering natural and other hardships and tragedies; those suffering economic instability; poverty, hunger, and poor health; political oppression, unrest, war, displacement, gun violence, and terrorism.
  • families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially family and friends grieving the death of Dennis, who passed away Sunday night from serious burns suffered in the recent fire at Chatham Manor.
  • those who, even after many years, still hurt from the void left by loved ones who have passed on from this world.
  • reassurance, peace, and dignity for those nearing the close of this life.
  • the two residents recovering from injuries received in the Chatham Manor fire, and the 7 displaced residents awaiting restoration of their apartments.
  • God's rich blessing on Lisa, daughter of Sara Schubert, and her new husband, Bobby, as they begin their married life together.
  • the foster daughter of Kim Panting. Kim, long-time friend of the Clause family, is caring for a teenage girl who has begun to show self-destructive and other undesirable behaviors which Kim fears may be having negative influences on her own teenage daughter. Pray for God's spiritual and emotional healing for the foster child, the power needed for Kim's own child to resist giving in to similar destructive actions, and God's strength and reassurance for Kim as she strives to mother these young lives toward healthy, productive futures.
  • Charles, member of Thursday Morning Bible Study, dealing with a serious unspoken issue which may have life-changing outcomes. Please pray that he will experience God's presence, reassurance, and peace at this very difficult time.
  • Bruce Decker, recovering from surgery this past Monday to remove a tumor on his pancreas. Please pray for a speedy and complete recovery for Bruce.
  • others battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Ben Kissel; Jean Hacker; Carol, future daughter-in-law of Erika & Merrill Johnson; Freya, Patti Varga’s aunt; Friend of Erika Johnson; Judy Alvarez; Charles Roppolo; Terri; Michael, brother of Mary Jane Haywood; Connie Witkowski; Michael; Don Morse; Jill; J.B.; Jen; Bill, Janet Smith's brother; Ronny; Carol Nel; Jeff Peter; Mark; Ann; Steve.

 

 

  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Mark Johnson, son of Merrill & Erika; Judy Krumpus; Scott Reichert; Pete McCardle; Phil Sherman; Morgan Hickman; Friend of Erika Johnson; Ted Call; Fred Borrelli, Merrill Johnson; Virginia Rothermel.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Vickie Metzger, 98, Nancy Baker's mother; Brianna; Merrill Johnson, dealing with unspoken issues; our students as they deal with the challenges facing them at the close of this school year: final exams, college and career choices, and job searches; Greg Clause Jr.; the epidemic of addiction to life-threatening drugs. Libby Little-Saxton, working with Afghan refugees.
  • residence-bound KRC family, George Clowe, and those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Nancy and Jim Baker caring for their aging parents.

 

 

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/prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call 859-4158.

 

Outreach Ministry is asking that those who submit a prayer request to KRC’s family and friends also inform us if they know of any additional material or physical needs, beyond the initial prayer request, that we might be able to meet. We would love the opportunity to engage with those in need of prayer in tangible ways as well, such as with meals, emergency monies, a ride, a listening ear, a visit, childcare - to name a few.

 

 

 

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS OUR MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES

Dave and Char Alexander, RCA missionaries, Taiwan;

Alight Pregnancy Center, Hudson

Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Albany

Compassion International, KRC-Sponsored Child, Evelin Chuquinia, 19

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

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO READ THE THANK-YOU NOTES ON THE MISSIONS BULLETIN BOARD IN THE FELLOWSHIP ROOM FROM SOME OF OUR MISSIONARIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, visitations, and counseling.

For immediate assistance at any time, call 518-859-4158.

Church Phone 518-758-6401 Church Fax 1-518-758-6402

 

 

KRC 2018 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

Deacons

Noreen Dick ’18 Church Family. . . . . . . . 518-758-6640 noreend122@twc.com

Susan Patterson – ’19 Property. . . . . . . . . . 518-755-4909 patterss@strose.edu

Beth Anne Rippel ’18 Stewardship. . . . . . 518-392-5044 barippel@yahoo.com

Deborah Spaulding ’19 Outreach. . . . . . . 518-758-7316 ber00519@fairpoint.net

Elders

Jane Deane ’19 Christian Ed., Cemetery. . 518-758-7051 jdeane1943@gmail.com

Jean Hacker – ’19 Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518-758-9412 jch9412@aol.com

Merrill Johnson’18 Worship. . . . . . . . . . . 518-828-6726 docjohnson36@gmail.com

Dawn Van Buren ’18 Consistory Vice-President, Cemetery, Pastoral Relations,

Personnel. . . . . . . . . 518-758-7564 dawnandleo@fairpoint.net

 

Clerk of Consistory

Patti Varga – 518-755-3054 patvarga66@gmail.com

 

KRC TREASURER

Derick LaTorre 518-376-1882 derick.latorre@gmail.com