Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Service for October 13, 2013 - Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

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 Praise                                                                          

  Morning Prayer

  Prayer for Illumination

Prayer for Illumination and Scripture Lesson                    2 Timothy 2:8-15 (p. 842)

  Message                                                                                        “Licensed to Proclaim”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Communion

  Offering

  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                                                                           

*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:  Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, Ben Hart, John Schubert

Greeter(s):  Dick and Mary Silvano           Preschool Nursery  available downstairs.

 

  Prelude                              

  Welcome, Announcements, and God’s Greeting

 

DRAWING NEARER TO GOD

  Call to Worship (Responsive)  Isaiah 41:9-10

You whom I took from the ends of the earth,

     and called from its farthest corners,

saying to you, “You are my servant,

     I have chosen you and not cast you off”;

do not fear, for I am with you,

     do not be afraid, for I am your God;

I will strengthen you, I will help you,

     I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

*Hymn of Praise #50                                           Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

TURNING OUR HEARTS TO GOD

  Call to Confession

When we gather to praise God, we remember that we are people who have preferred our wills to his.  Accepting his power to become new persons in Christ, and servants of his Gospel, let us confess our sin before God and one another.

  Prayer of Confession (Unison)

Almighty God, we acknowledge how hard it is to be your people.  You have called us to be the church, to continue the mission of Jesus Christ to our lonely and confused world.  Yet we confess we are more apathetic than active, isolated than involved, callous than compassionate, obstinate than obedient, legalistic than loving.  Gracious Lord, have mercy upon us and forgive our sins.

 [Silent Prayer of Confession]

Renew us, O God, for the work of your kingdom.

Remove the obstacles preventing us from being your representatives to a broken world.  Awaken our hearts to the promised gift of your indwelling Spirit.  This we pray in Jesus’ powerful name. Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)

Almighty God hears your prayers of repentance, brings you new life, forgives you, redeems you, and gives you a new eagerness to promote his Gospel.  Take hold of this forgiveness, and serve him in the Spirit of Jesus.

       Praise be to God! Amen.

  Children’s Sermon  (Please Note:  Children’s Sunday School is in recess today.)

  Prayer of Blessing upon Our Children (Unison)

Lord Jesus, may our children always acknowledge you as the Son of the Most High God, and may they experience the power and direction of your Spirit within them.  May they be your light in this world, testifying without shame to your truth, and attracting many to the good news of your gifts of salvation and eternal life.  Amen.

ALLOWING GOD TO SHAPE US

Prayer for Illumination and Scripture Lesson                   2 Timothy 2:8-15 (p. 842)

  Message                                                                                       “Licensed to Proclaim”

  Prayer of Blessing

  GIVING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES FOR GOD’S GLORY

  Offering/Offertory  

*Doxology (#809) and Offertory Prayer (Unison)

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, maker of all things.  Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts. With them we offer ourselves to your service and dedicate our lives to the care and redemption of all that you have made, for the sake of him who gave himself for us - Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn #574                                                             Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak

*Benediction, Blessing, and 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  

~ ELECTIONS FOR  THE 2014 CONSISTORY ~

Nomination ballots and informational letters for election of the 2014 consistory were mailed out over a week ago, and all active, confessing KRC members should have received their ballot by now.  If you have not received yours, please contact Paul at 859-4158.  All nomination ballots must be returned and in the hands of the election stewards BY NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, IN ORDER TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NOMINATION PROCESS.

HAPPY OCTOBER BIRTHDAY!

Bobby Bailey (4th), Bonnie Dunham (6th), Susan Patterson (14th), Jean Wildermuth (15th), Aiden Visagie (18th),

Will Patterson (21st), Rudy Visser (27th), Austin Bailey (28th), Barbara Vosburgh (28th), Daniel Hart (29th), Derick Latorre (29th)

            

CAPITAL CITY RESCUE MISSION CORDIALLY INVITES YOU

to attend its Annual Benefit Banquet & Silent Auction, either Wednesday or Thursday, October 23 or 24, at Michael’s Banquet House, 1019 Route 9 North, Latham.  Silent Auction begins at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. each evening.  KRC has traditionally been well-represented at this inspiring event, where you will hear how your volunteer efforts, prayers, and generous support make a difference in the lives of destitute people who are hungry, street-weary, and hopeless.  Proceeds of the banquet will benefit needy individuals through our Transitional Living Program (TLP) (Some men have already moved into the beautiful new apartments and are grateful for a community of peers and support to help them move toward independence); Blessingdale's, our clothing give-away program, (moving into a larger space in the Transitional Living building); and CCRM’s Free Clinic, which serves over 3,000 patients each year (moving into the former Blessingdale’s).  Choose the evening you would like to attend, and see or call Paul Clause, 859-4158.  Your reservation and ticket payment will be made for you, and you can reimburse KRC $20 per ticket reserved by dropping your designated check into the offering plate at anytime. RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE MADE NO LATER THAN TODAY, OCTOBER 13, and TICKETS WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU BY NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20.  CCRM banquet organizers will arrange for those attending from KRC to be seated together at 1 or 2 tables, depending on the number of reservations we make.  Reservations may also be made by calling the Mission directly at 462-0421 BEFORE October 13.  Let the representative know if you wish to sit with the KRC group.

THE REFORMED CHURCH OF SCHODACK AT MUITZESKILL WILL BE HOLDING ITS ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26.  The church is located at the intersection of Schodack Landing Road and Muitzeskill Road in Schodack.  The Turkey Dinner is served family style.  Menu is turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, and dressing with home baked pie for dessert.  Dinner servings are at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m.  Adults:  $12; children 6 – 12, $6; under 6 free.  Take-out available at 4 and 5 p.m.   Reservations are required.  Call 732-7345.  If no answer, leave a message and your call will be returned.

 

KRC’S Olde DUTCH & SUCH FALL Bazaar/CRAFT FAIR

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 10 AM – 3 PM

The Olde Dutch & Such bazaar will feature baked goods, hand crafted gifts, Christmas decorations, and a delicious lunch (served noon to 1:30 pm) prepared by Jeff Barmen. You are sure to find a treasure or two and to enjoy the home-made goodies and gourmet food. The bazaar is sponsored by church family ministry, and we look forward to seeing each of you there!

     Sponsors are looking for volunteers to donate baked goods for sale and/or to work at the bazaar. If you are able to help out with either of these, a sign-up sheet is available on the back table.


 
"THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the main floor classroom opposite the church office, and we warmly invite you to join us in creating items for the 2013 KRC Bazaar.  IF YOU ENJOY CRAFT ACTIVITIES, BUT ARE UNABLE TO MEET WITH US ON FRIDAY MORNINGS, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTRIBUTE CRAFT ITEMS TO THE BAZAAR BY WORKING FROM HOME ON YOUR OWN TIME SCHEDULE.

~THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE BEGINS OCTOBER 27~

KRC’S OUTREACH MINISTRY IS ONCE AGAIN COLLECTING ITEMS FOR THE VALATIE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY FOR THANKSGIVING. THE DRIVE WILL BEGIN SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, and will end on Sunday, November 17.  Please place your bagged donations in the foyer on or before November 17.  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, OVER 100 THANKSGIVING BASKETS WERE DELIVERED TO NEEDY FAMILIES, AND KRC CONTRIBUTED SUBSTANTIALLY TO THIS EFFORT. LET’S MAKE THIS YEAR EVEN BETTER!

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith. 
KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; VBS; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs.
KRC’s 2013 Consistory members; KRC’s administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members. 
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, and  violence worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassuring knowledge that he is in control.
our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
those, especially children, suffering violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
Dawn Tuttle, now recovering at home. Dawn will be in a wheel chair temporarily, as she won't be able to put any weight on her new knee for a few more weeks.
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: the Alessi family grieving the recent death of Becky’s grandmother; those grieving the recent death of Wendy Ordway.
those battling or recovering from cancer:  Luci & sister, Marilyn; Jen Kline; Dan McNeil; Kathy White, friend of Dawn Van Buren; George, father of Nancy Baker’s  friend; Gail, daughter of a friend of Barbara Vosburgh; Mary Ann, friend of Erika Johnson; Penny, cousin of Florence Rivera; Tom Kennedy; Charlie Roppolo; Barbette Leclair; Paul Varga’s friend; Peter; Patti and Diane; Uncle Tony; Jack; Rosanne; Connie; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Sal Alessi; Tom Saulpaugh; Donna Scalera.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care:  Susan Lavin, friend of the Dicks; Roberta; Gail, sister of John Schubert; Dan, friend of Patrice Lyons; Char, sister of Lori Kolb-Speer; Jim, cousin of Florence Rivera; Jeannie Dunbar; Joe McCormick; Mr. O’Neil and son; Lucy Neubauer; Carol, Diane Morgan's cousin; Vicki Metzger, Nancy Baker’s mom; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Liz Carroll; Paul Varga; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Maureen Mooney; Faity Tuttle. 

those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Cora Ennis, mother of Dave Ennis, and Dave and Beth and family as they work through making tough decisions about Cora's future care. Christians in the Middle East; Jonathan, dealing with personal issues; Olivia, that God will give her peace and guidance; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in carrying out difficult decisions; the Royce Family; Libby Little.
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan.
residence-bound members, Gordie Van Buren; Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera.

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, a Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision.
all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, and working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
KRC's Consistory, whose dedication to their calling is an inspiration to all
the blessing of family, friends.
all His provisions for our basic life needs, and 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.

~CITV CONCERT SERIES PLANNED FOR 2013 – 2014~

     Kinderhook Reformed Church is pleased to present the 2013 – 2014 season of Concerts in the Village (CITV), a concert series begun 4 years ago under the sponsorship of KRC’s Stewardship Ministry as a music outreach to the church’s surrounding communities featuring our refurbished pipe organ.  Continuing under the dedicated administration of KRC’s CITV committee and the capable and talented leadership of music director and organist, David Smith, the series has evolved to include a variety of orchestral instrumentalists, vocal soloists, a chorus of over 70 voices (now known as the Broad Street Chorale), and a wide selection of sacred and secular pieces from diverse musical periods and cultures.

     All of the following concerts will be performed in KRC’s sanctuary.  A suggested donation of $15 will be gratefully accepted to assist in the ongoing funding of this exceptional series.

     NOVEMBER 10, 2013 3:00 PM  “Handel Sacred and Secular:  Royal, Church and Theater Music of the Baroque in England” with the Broad Street Chorale, soloists Amanda Boyd, Jon Morrell and others, and orchestra. The program will include the third suite of The Water Music, the monumental anthem “The Ways of Zion do Mourn,” and opera arias, duets and choruses.

       FEBRUARY, 2014  Chamber Concert:  English Music of the Renaissance and Romantic Periods:  Madrigals to Part Songs, Motets to Anthems. (Alternatively a concert devoted to the role of pastoral and folk music in England.)

       MARCH, 2014  Organ Recital by David Smith:  English Organ Music from the 17th through 20th centuries.

       MAY, 2014  “Purcell Sacred and Secular: Home, Church and Theater Music of the Early Baroque in England” with the Broad Street Chorale, soloists Amanda Boyd, Jon Morrell and others, and orchestra.  This program will include the famously dramatic opera Dido and Aeneas, as well as the Te Deum and Jubilate of 1694 and a selection of consort and solo vocal music.

       Also directed by David Smith, KRC’s Fourth Annual Lessons and Carols Christmas Worship Service will be presented on December 22. Lessons and Carols is a worship service celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books, and the Gospels, along with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns, and choir music. The first Lessons and Carols was held on Christmas Eve, 1918, at King's College, Cambridge, England, and has been broadcast from there by the BBC to millions of listeners around the world each Christmas Eve since 1931. The order of worship was adapted from an order prepared 38 years earlier by Edward White Benson, Bishop of Truro. Tradition says that the bishop organized a 10 pm service in Cornwall on Christmas Eve, 1880, in a temporary wooden shed serving as his cathedral.

      A Christmas gift to our community from the KRC family, Lessons and Carols is open to all.

 Praises and thanks to our Lord that the BROOKS BAR-B-CUE/dessert sale/community outreach, sponsored by Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery recently, more than met expectations.  $2400 was raised, all of which will go toward operation and maintenance of the cemetery grounds, an increasingly costly ministry to our community. The Cemetery Committee wishes to thank all those who helped in making this important event a great success again this year. 

     KRC’s recent Concert in the Village, “The Art of Song in England,”  featuring  performances by soprano Amanda Boyd, tenor Jon Morrell and pianist David Smith, was very well-received by the 100-plus people who attended.  Praise God for the talents and dedication of all who worked so diligently to make this event a successful ministry of music to our surrounding communities.

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.

COMING EVENTS

Today,October 13 - Deadline for making CCRM Banquet Reservations

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

    10:00 am  Worship Service (Note: Children’s Sunday School is in recess today.)    

    11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes - Main floor conference and class rooms Mon., October 14

      6:30 pm  Consistory meets

Tues., October 15

     7:00 pm  Youth Group meets

Thur, October 17

9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC
       Please join us as we continue our study of the book of Revelation.

    10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri.,   October  18 

      9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

      9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such Crafts Group meets opposite KRC office

Sun.,  October 20 - Deadline for submitting 2014 Consistory Nomination Ballots

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

    10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School    

    11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes - Main floor conference and class rooms Wed., Thur., October 23, 24 - 5 pm

           CCRM Silent Auction and Banquet - Michael’s Banquet House, Latham

Sat.,  October  26  Annual Turkey Dinner, Reformed Church at Muitzeskill

        Servings at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 pm – Reservations required, 732-7345

Sun.,  October 27 – Outreach Ministry’s Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

    10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School    

    11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes - Main floor conference and class rooms Sat.,  November  2

    10:00 am – 3:00 pm  KRC’s Olde Dutch & Such Bazaar / Craft Fair

                                          KRC Fellowship Room

Sun., November 10

      3:00 pm  Concert in the Village, KRC Sanctuary, “Handel Sacred and Secular:     

                 Royal, Church and Theater Music of the Baroque in England”

Servers Next Sunday, October 20, 2013

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

       Greeter(s):

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