Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Services for May 5, 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

  Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise                                                             Here I Am to Worship

  Prayer of Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                         Zechariah 14:20-21 and Luke 5:1-5

  Message                                                             “Holy and Purposefully God's”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Special Music

  Offering

  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                     I Need Thee, Every Hour I Need Thee

*Benediction

 

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship

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

Ushers:  Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren

Greeter(s):  Ken, Meredith and Katie Sutherland

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

   Prelude            

Drawing Nearer To God

   Welcome and Announcements

   God's Greeting

   Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Adapted from Psalm 95:6

As we come into the house of the LORD today, let us do so with reverence.     

          Let us recognize the greatness and glory of the One we worship.                                           

Let us celebrate that we can come just as we are, and yet, let us come before Him with humility, for it is no small thing to worship the LORD our God.                         

              Let us worship in gratitude and awe. "Come, let us bow down in               worship.  Let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker."

*Hymn of Praise #53                                                     Let All Things Now Living

Turning Our Hearts to God

  Call to Confession  Based on Hebrews 4:15-16                                      

Our High Priest, Jesus Christ, knows all our weaknesses, and can sympathize, because he was tested in every way we are, only without sinning. So let’s come boldly to the throne of grace, where we can find mercy and grace to help when we need it most.

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

Dear Heavenly Father, we lower our heads before you, and we confess that we have too often forgotten that we are yours. So easily we carry on our lives as if you do not exist and so fall short of being credible witnesses to you. We confess that our pride and stubbornness reveals our mistrust of both your goodness and your love and desires for us.

[Quiet personal confession]

Grant us your mercy, we pray.

Restore us and our relationship with you, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

   Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)

The word of the Lord is trustworthy and sure: When we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us. We are made new creatures in Christ.

             In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Hallelujah! Amen.

   Praise Songs

   Children’s Sermon and Blessing  (Unison)

Loving Father, transform our children into the likeness of your living Son, Jesus Christ. Guard them from the evils of this world, and renew them day by day.  Bring them ever closer to Christ’s perfection, and clothe them in his righteousness.   Amen.

           Allowing God to Shape Us

   Prayer for Illumination

   Scripture Lesson                                        Zechariah 14:20-21 and Luke 5:1-5

   Message                                                             “Holy and Purposefully God's”

   Prayer of Blessing

Giving Ourselves for God's Glory

   Presentation of Our Tithes and Offering / Offertory

*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.

  Offertory Prayer

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s 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

FOOD DONATIONS  NEEDED

Donations of finger foods are needed for KRC’s Concerts in the Village reception at 5 p.m. following the concert today, Sunday, May 5; and donations of pies are needed for the Synod Luncheon to be served at 12 noon tomorrow, Monday, May 6.  We are also very much in need of volunteer helpers to clean up after the luncheon.  Sign-up sheets are available on the back table for those of you who are able to contribute food items for either of these fast-approaching events.  If you are able to help with clean-up following the Synod Luncheon, please note this at the bottom of the luncheon pie sign-up sheet, or contact Noreen Dick.  

HAPPY MAY BIRTHDAYS!

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).

 

The next performance of the Concerts in the Village series,

“Baroque to Classical – A Musical Journey with the Bach Family,”

will be presented at Kinderhook Reformed Church at

3 p.m. today, May 5, featuring the following works:

Johann Christian Bach:  Miserere in B-flat (1757)

American premiere

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach:  Keyboard Concerto in c minor (1771)

Johann Christian Bach:  Excerpts from Endimione (1772)

The 45-plus member chorus, now known as the Broad Street Chorale, we will once again contribute to and be joined by an outstanding assembly of vocal soloists including Amanda Boyd, Carol Curran, John Davey, Vincent Festa, Ruth Moore, John Musacchio, Katie Roppolo, and Vicki Smith.  Also contributing their talents will be a group of outstanding instrumentalists, among them Karen Hosmer (oboe), Sharon Levin (flute), Lauren Moore (French horn), and David Smith (piano). The concert, under the musical direction of David Smith, is certain to be another outstanding  and  inspiring  KRC musical  outreach .

Suggested Contribution - $15

Reception to follow the concert

~IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM KRC SUNDAY SCHOOL COORDINATORS~

Dear Friends in Christ,

     As you know, our Children’s Sunday School group is growing.  Due to increased enrollment, we find our rooms in need of a few improvements.   With the flooding of the basement nearly every year, we’ve lost all the rugs in the nursery and Sunday School rooms. The heat on that side of our basement is under-floor heating, and over the years it has stopped working in some areas. Where the heat is working, the rooms heat up only 8 degrees for every 6 hours, which means that some mornings we truly are freezing down there.  We've decided to let everyone know that we are in need of support to defray the cost of expenses accrued during February of this year, and we’ll appreciate any help however small!  For donations toward the expense of any of the following, please specify that they are for “Sunday School”:

New rug for the Sunday school room ($35)
Two portable infrared heaters in the Sunday school rooms ($130 each)
Smaller infrared heater for the Nursery ($40)
Bible bags for the senior group who received Bibles recently ($8 each) x10
To sponsor a Bible for ($20 each) x16
Boxes of tissues and rolls of paper towels are needed throughout the year!

     Matthew & Tina Zawisza of The Living Gospel Ministry are a husband and wife, full-time, traveling ministry team based in New York State’s Capital Region.  Specializing in Living Sermons, it is the goal of their ministry, now in its 6th year, to present God’s Word in a unique way and with a new perspective absolutely necessary for today’s world. The eyes remember more than the ears. Jesus knew this, and often revealed the truth of his Word through highly-visual and dramatic parables.  In a Living Sermon, the Word is not only heard, but also seen & felt.

     What are Living Sermons?  They are personalities from the Bible invited to your church as guest speakers. What would it be like if the apostle Peter spoke directly to a congregation about his denial of Christ? What about John describing the events of the Cross?  Matthew and Tina believe their call is to edify one another and fellow believers through the teaching of the Word of God, which is the number one priority when it comes to the assembling of the Church; and they believe there is no better way to do this than by hearing, seeing, experiencing, and feeling the Word’s power & truth.  Over the 6 years of their full-time ministry, Matthew & Tina have seen God do some amazing things.

     “We feel blessed and humbled to be invited to your church next Sunday, May 12, to present The Living Sermon, “Peter”, especially adapted for Mothers Day as part of your worship.  From the very beginning we have been a faith-based ministry, which means we do not charge a fee, but accept only love offerings.”

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PLEASE NOTE:

In addition to our regular Sunday offering next Sunday, May 12, a separate love offering will be taken in support of The Living Gospel Ministry.

Sunday School students will remain in the sanctuary next Sunday for The Living Sermon, “Peter”.

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“I highly recommend to your church Matthew and Tina Zawisza and the Living Gospel Ministry.  They have the hearts of servants and are wonderful to work with, and we were far more than pleased with their dramatic presentation.  As a Christian artist, I know that the greatest compliment someone can give is not about the performer or the performance, but about how God’s Spirit touched them and moved them deep in their heart.  This is what many in our congregation, including myself, experienced through Matthew’s presentation.”

                                                 Rev. Gary Rushing, Faith Church Fort Myers, Florida


The Annual Plant Swap/Sale will be Saturday, June 1st this year from 8 a.m. - 12 noon, rain or shine. 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 pre-sale/swap Friday evening from 4 - 8 when we will be setting up.  Please invite your friends and neighbors.

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.
Dick & Bev Van Alstyne’s safe arrival home from Florida and presence in Worship.
the recent birth of Baby Katherine Theodora diTargiani to parents Mary Jean (Herrmann) and Joseph diTargiani.  Katherine weighed in at 8 pounds 1 ounce, and Grandmother Jan Herrmann is overjoyed at the arrival of her first granddaughter.  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.

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; 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 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:  family and friends grieving the recent death of Patrick Flood, Jim Baker's uncle; those grieving the recent loss of Ed Gimber, friend of the Bakers; those grieving the recent death of Elsie Hacker, mother of Linda Araoz and Lou Hacker;
Carly Rippel, who has had difficulty speaking since suffering a bout of laryngitis some time ago, and will be undergoing therapy to regain the use of her vocal cords.  Please pray that Carly's speaking ability will be restored completely, and for reassurance for her and her parents while she continues to recover.
Glenn Warren’s brother, John, diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Friends of Cricket Warren, Patti, fighting leukemia, and Diane, diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
others battling or recovering from cancer, especially Uncle Tony; Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Jill Shpur; Rosanne; Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Donna Scalera.
Vanessa Vick, KRC Sunday School student recovering from recent surgery.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Miner Smith; Eleanor Whitbeck; Baby Mya Elizabeth; Tina Holley; Frank Vosburgh; Tom Catchpole; Donna Harden; Marthie; Maureen Mooney; Nancy Swinyard; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Jan; Faity Tuttle; Tom Saulpaugh; Sara Schubert; Bert Beach; Bea Post; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Paul Varga; Susan Patterson.
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: the Richard family, whose 8 year old son, Michael, was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing. Michael's mother has suffered brain damage from the explosion, and his little sister has lost a leg; others who have lost loved ones, received injuries, or lost their homes in the explosions in Texas and Boston; 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; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
those travelling, especially Patti Varga travelling to Texas, and Paul and Johanna Zietsman and family traveling to South Africa. 
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Barbara Vosburgh and Diane Morgan.
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.

~A  MESSAGE FROM COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF COLUMBIA/GREENE COUNTIES~

     Our semi-annual training for new Hospice volunteers will begin in May. Through Hospice, volunteers provide support to patients and families during the process of dying and grieving. Those who choose not to be with patients assist with other duties.

     Over the years it has become evident that the majority of our volunteers have come from area churches and synagogues.  Thank you for your ongoing support in bringing this message to potential volunteers who can help us continue to make a difference in so many lives. Please pick up a flyer from the back table; call Patty PerrelIa, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, at 943-5425, Ext 110; or see Maureen Mooney or Patrice Lyons for information on training to become a Hospice volunteer.

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 5

       8:30 am  Early Worship            

     10:00 am  Worship and Children’s Sunday School

Please Note:  Next Communion Worship Services Sunday, May 12

     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.

      *Northern Columbia County CROP WALK at Kinderhook Elks Club*

                1:30 pm Registration

                2:00 pm Walk begins

   3:00 pm  Concerts in the Village series @KRC - “Baroque to Classical –

                          A Musical Journey with the Bach Family,”

Tues., May 7

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

Thur, May 9

 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 10   

       9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

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

Sun., May 12 – Mother’s Day

       8:30 am  Early Communion Worship    

     10:00 am  Communion Worship

       The Living Gospel Ministry team presents a Living Sermon, “Peter”.

Please Note: Sunday School students will remain in the sanctuary for the Living Sermon Presentation.

     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 13

       6:30 pm  Consistory Meeting

Mon., May 20

       6:45 pm Outreach Ministry Meeting

       7:00 pm Food Pantry Meeting

Sat., June  1

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

 

Servers Next Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ushers:  Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren

Greeter(s):

 

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Vacation Bible School
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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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