November 11, 2012

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 a.m. November 11, 2012
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

A WARM WELCOME TO VISITORS
You are invited to sign our Guest Book at the church entrance and to fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.  We would like to get to know you better, and we invite you to enjoy fellowship and refreshments with us at Coffee Hour downstairs in the Fellowship Room following today’s Worship Service.

Ushers: Jim Baker, Bob Drier, John Schubert
Greeter(s):  Fred and Angie Hickman and Family
Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

Celebration of Worship
  PRELUDE                      
Drawing Nearer to God

  WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS
  CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsively)
     We have been called,
called to be God’s church.
     We have been given gifts,
many gifts, all for the same purpose,
     to model the new way of being that God has planned for us all!
Then let us together, this hour, worship God with this same  spirit.
*MORNING PRAISE HYMN #62         Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise      
  GREETING AND PASSING OF THE PEACE

Turning Our Hearts to God

  CALL TO CONFESSION
Sin afflicts us all. We know what it is like, as Paul described it, to do the very thing we don't want to do, and not be able to do the good that we desire to do. Let us humbly and sincerely come before God for confession and repentance.
  PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Responsively)
Loving God, we suffer.
        We suffer from this nature of sin that corrupts
         even our best attempts to please you and one another.
     We suffer from brokenness that plagues us with self-centeredness and fear.
        We suffer from discontentment, from comparisons to others,
         from the worship of false gods.
     We inflict suffering on others by our thoughtless and judgmental attitudes.
        We run after every new and empty promise –
         promises of security, ease, meaning, or intimacy –
         but it is all in vain,
         for only in you will we find true rest and peace.

[Moment for Personal, Quiet Confession]

Forgive us, Lord.
Forgive our idolatry, our refusal to give up lordship of our lives, our forgetfulness of your grace and faithfulness.  Continue to call us back, and we thank you for never giving up on us.  Amen.

   ASSURANCE OF PARDON
     Friends, there is no greater joy than to return home and run into the loving embrace of God. Psalm 130:3-4 says: “If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?  But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.”  Know that you are forgiven to serve Him. Amen.
  PRAISE SONGS       Not with Silver and Not with Gold, We Are the Reason      
  HONORING OUR VETERANS
  CHILDREN'S MESSAGE AND BLESSING
Lord, lead our children to trust not in their own good works, but only in Jesus’ righteousness and sacrifice for their salvation; assure them that, through faith in Jesus, their souls are secure in your hands for all eternity.

Allowing God to Shape Us

  PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION                                                                                                                                     
  SCRIPTURE LESSON:                   Hebrews 9:24 - 28 (p. 850)
  MESSAGE            "The Blood-Red Cross Is Our Green Light”
  PRAYER OF THANKS

Giving Ourselves for God's Glory

  OFFERING AND OFFERTORY
*HYMN #809  (Doxology)                       Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host: Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.
  INTERCESSORY PRAYER
*CLOSING SONG HYMN #471           Nothing But the Blood Of Jesus
  *BENEDICTION and 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
 
~2013 CONSISTORY NOMINATION BALLOTS DUE TODAY~
     NOMINATION BALLOTS AND INFORMATIONAL LETTERS FOR 2013 CONSISTORY ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN MAILED OUT, AND ALL ACTIVE, CONFESSING KRC MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THEIRS BY THIS TIME.  ALL NOMINATION BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED AND IN THE HANDS OF THE ELECTION STEWARDS BY TODAY IN ORDER TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NOMINATION PROCESS. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED OR MISLAID YOUR BALLOT, PLEASE SEE PAUL CLAUSE BEFORE LEAVING CHURCH TODAY. 
     A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING/POTLUCK BRUNCH IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, FOLLOWING WORSHIP.  ON THE SIGN-UP SHEET ON THE BACK TABLE, PLEASE NOTE THE BRUNCH ITEM INTEND TO BRING. PROVIDED CONSISTORY IS ABLE TO PRESENT A FULL SLATE OF NOMINEES,  ELECTIONS TO CONSISTORY WILL BE HELD AT THIS TIME TO FILL THE OPEN POSITIONS OF 2 DEACONS AND 3 ELDERS.  PLEASE PUT THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR AND PLAN TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT MEETING.

Dave Alexander, RCA missionary to Taiwan whom we support through our missions giving, will be visiting with us on Sunday, December 9.  MISSIONS MINISTRY IS LOOKING FOR A FAMILY OR INDIVIDUAL TO PROVIDE DAVE WITH LODGING, MEALS, AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 AND 9.  Please contact Patrice Lyons or Maureen Mooney if you are able to serve as host to Dave while he is in Kinderhook.

CHORUS, SOLOISTS AND INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE
“THE GLORY OF MOZART AND HAYDN”
KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH
The well-received Concerts in the Village series continues at 3:00 p.m. TODAY with “The Glory of Mozart and Haydn” featuring chorus, soloists, and instrumental ensemble.  The series is sponsored by the Kinderhook Reformed Church as part of its 300th anniversary celebration and is under the musical direction of David Smith.   Bringing together 55 performers, this concert will include Haydn’s magnificent and dramatic “Lord Nelson” Mass, and Mozart’s Ave verum corpus, Andante and Veni sancte spiritus. In addition to some of the finest orchestral musicians in eastern New York, performers include vocal soloists Amanda Boyd, Carol Curran, Rose Hunsberger, Vicki Smith, Timothy Reno, and Charles Martin.  Also performing will be flutist Sharon Levin, and organists Neil Keen and David Smith.

~THANKSGIVING FOOD COLLECTION CONTINUES~
KRC IS COLLECTING ITEMS FOR THE VALATIE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY FOR THANKSGIVING. The program will continue through NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, so please place your bagged donations in the foyer on or before that date.  Suggested food items most needed are, CANNED SWEET POTATOES and YAMS; PUMPKIN; CRANBERRY SAUCE; WHITE, BLACK, and RED KIDNEY BEANS; FLOUR; SUGAR; CEREAL; and DISH SOAPS.  Otherwise, bring in whatever your heart moves you to provide - any nonperishable food items will be welcomed!  AS A RESULT OF THE PANTRY’S FOOD COLLECTION DRIVE LAST YEAR, 133 THANKSGIVING BASKETS WERE DELIVERED LOCALLY TO NEEDY FAMILIES, AND KRC ALONE CONTRIBUTED 318 FOOD ITEMS TO THIS EFFORT.  LET’S MAKE THIS YEAR EVEN BETTER!

An Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve worship which will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Valatie on Wednesday, November 21. All are invited to attend.

The elementary-age Sunday School class is doing a “Learning to Use your Bible” course, and the KRC Sunday School  is providing Bibles for the children to use in this study  We are looking for Bible sponsors willing to donate $15 per sponsorship to help with the cost of the Bibles.  Sponsors may drop their donations in the offering plate clearly designated “Bible Sponsorship,” and each sponsor will receive a bookmark imprinted with the names of all students in the class as a reminder to pray for them as they learn to use God’s Word.

Dear Friends in Christ,

     For the last two months, a number of you have answered the call of our Lord by attending meetings to discuss offering two Sunday morning worship services at Kinderhook Reformed Church.  We will have one more Sunday of discussion to finalize our thoughts. If you have been a member of this planning team, you are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting at 8:30 a.m. next Sunday, November 18.  Others who are interested are cordially invited to join in and become part of the team.  The current consensus is to open a new era of early, contemporary worship at KRC beginning in January, 2013.
                                                         In the Name of Our Lord,                                                                                
                                                        Pastor Rudy and Dawn Van Buren

~THANK YOU TO OLD DUTCH & SUCH BAZAAR  VOLUNTEERS~
     The 300 Committee wishes to thank and congratulate all those who helped to make the Old Dutch & Such Bazaar such a great success. Planning began last February, with chairperson Dawn Tuttle organizing and steering the event.  Many thanks also to Jeff Barmen, Joy Bertram, Jane Deane, Noreen and Alan Dick, Donna Flansburg, Sug Hawver, Gary Leggett, Diane Morgan, Laura Rafferty, Birgitta Sherman, Ken Sutherland, Bev Van Alstyne, and Joan VanAlstyne. And let’s not forget Brooke and Sophie Barmen, Haley and Morgan Hickman, and Aubrey Konkle who also donated their time the day of the bazaar. (Hopefully no one was left out of this list.)
      The bazaar, which earned over $1900 for KRC’s Renovation Fund, was  much more than a financial success: it provided an opportunity to get together weekly to enjoy good fellowship, foster closer relationships, and ultimately create an extraordinary outreach to our community. Please join the 300 Committee in praising God for this dedicated, hard-working, and creative group.

RC’s share of support is $6,546 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 $81.72, UP ONLY 87¢ FROM LAST YEAR!  All who are able to do so are encouraged to offer, over and above regular giving, their share of this support.  Contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.” To date, more than $2,760 has been received to help defray this expense and MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED.

Remember To Thank & Praise God for
• all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, & working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
• the good news that Jane Deane’s daughter, Jenny, recovering from shingles, and granddaughter, Grace, recovering from pneumonia, are much improved.
• the outreach of KRC’s Bazaar/Crafts Fair/Lunch held recently.  Many thanks to all who contributed time and effort to make this event a success, especially the Dutch and Such crafts group who have been meeting and working together for many months creating craft items.
• Pastor Rudy’s recovery from recent surgery and his return to the KRC pulpit.
• the encouraging report that Paul Rogati, Carly Skow's son-in-law, continues to improve. 
• the birth of Daniel Robert Hart, born October 29th at home with parents, Ben and Kathryn, and family. For those of you who may wish to send a card or note of congratulations to the Harts, their address is, 1195 Schodack Landing Road, Schodack, NY 12156
• Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled preacher of the Word and leader of vision.
• the blessing of family and friends.
• 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.

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 praise and prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call Paul at 859-4158.  If you are not already on our email prayer list, and would like to receive prayer and praise requests through email, please contact Paul to have your address added. If you do not have email, contact Jane Smith at 758-6442, and she will be happy to include you in the phone prayer chain.

Remember to Pray for
• those who do not know Christ, or are struggling in their faith or with other spiritual issues. 
• KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries.
• KRC programs & projects and those administering them: Sunday School; Youth Group; church restoration; tricentennial events.
• small group ministries, adult Bible studies, Community Prayer Group.
• 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 (visiting KRC December 9), 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, especially Josh Heimroth, recently deployed to Afghanistan - 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 the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; and family hostility.
• victims of natural disaster, especially the millions of people suffering all manner of loss due to Hurricane Sandy.
• Wycliffe missionaries, Brian and Bea Post, as they visit Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and consult with doctors who may be able to diagnose the unknown causes of Bea’s life-threatening physical suffering.
• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially those grieving the recent death of Arlene Wallace.
• Dave Mooney, who has suffered a badly bruised shoulder and back, but no broken bones.  Dave is in some pain, but is in good spirits.
• Friends of Glenn and Cricket Warren, Rosanne and Connie, both recently diagnosed with cancer.
• Dolly Petith, suffering a very painful attack of shingles.
• Ken Smith, whose health and outlook continue to decline.  Please pray also for Jane as she struggles daily attending to Ken's needs.
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Baby Ian Henry; Pastor Rudy; Ken and Marion P; Pat Moore; Julie; Susie Barger; Paul Rogati; Doc, friend of Joan and Paul Clause; Rosemary Gotz; Frank Aiello; Noreen Dick; Raymond McKee; Marc Morales; Sara Schubert; Pete McCardle; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Jack, grandfather of Patti Varga; Jim Baker’s mother; Dave Ennis’s father; Florence Rivera; Kathy Schneider’s father in Barnwell; Paul Varga.
• those battling or recovering from cancer: Betsey Klein; Don Berlin; Suzanne W; Jenny Kline; John Bosquet-Morra; Helen Drumm; Tammy DeVito; Dick; Sal Alessi; Melissa M; Judy Iocco; Stephanie; Ron Jensen; Patricia’s mother; Donna Scalera; Tom Saulpaugh.
• those traveling.
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: the Royce Family; Pastor Glenn Metzler battling a blood disorder; the Schuberts as they attempt to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little facing a demanding schedule.
• God’s blessing on those recently engaged/married, expecting babies, new/first-time parents: Derick and Heather LaTorre, recently married; new parents, Ben and Kathryn Hart (Baby Daniel Robert, born October 29); first-time parents, Tom and Jaime (Welcome) Eastman (Baby Evan Anthony Eastman, born Saturday, May 19); Terry Nawrot (twins, Baby Joshua and Baby Brian, born June 29; Brad & Kelly Babic (Baby Taylor Marie); Jeannie and Scott (Baby Luther); the Principis (Baby Gianna Drew).
• those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
• our residence-bound members:  Murray Leonardson, and Mike Rivera.
• our military men and women, especially Josh Heimroth, recently deployed to Afghanistan - that they may know God’s presence and protection.

YEAR-TO-DATE FINANCIAL REPORT:

                                                                               Budgeted                         Distributed YTD
Missions . . . . . . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $4,500 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$4,500
Total Income YTD      Expenses YTD        Reserves w/d YTD           2007 Classis Assessment
      $143,321                  $150,545                   $10,000                     Total Assessed.  .  . $6,456
                                                                                                       YTD Contributions.  .  . $2,760

2012 EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 300th YEAR
TODAY, November 11, 3 pm
Fall concert with organist David Smith, choir, & orchestra
Sunday, December 16, 4 pm
3rd Annual Lessons & Carols with organist David Smith & choir
Monday, December 24, 7 pm
Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service


KRC OFFICE, EMAIL, WEBSITE,  AND FAX INFORMATION 
Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net
Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com
Rev. Rudy is scheduled to be in his church office
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 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, please call 859-4158.

 

 

  October 2017  
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
     
This Week's Events
OCT

23

MON
Outreach Ministry Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
OCT

24

TUE
Sr High Youth Group
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Youth Grades 9 & up are invited for FOOD, FUN & FAITH! All are welcome! Hang out with us & learn a little more about the Word of God!
OCT

26

THU
Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
1 & 2 Thessalonians
Prayer Group
10:00 AM
Small Group Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bible Study Group
Bible Search