Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 a.m. October 14, 2012
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor
Rev. John Bowen, Guest Worship Leader

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: Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome
Greeter(s): Ted and Nancy Call
Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.
Flowers are given today by Jane Deane in loving memory
of her parents Helen and Elliott Smith.

Order of Worship
  PRELUDE    
  WELCOME, SILENT PRAYER, & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Boldly Approaching Our God
  INVOCATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
     Amen.
Remember the words of Jesus, who called no place home, as he taught and healed throughout the land: "Rise up ... and go home." "Go-and sin no more." "Come unto me, all who are weary and I will give you rest."
As we gather for worship,
let it be with hearts ready to receive and ears ready to listen.
Let us be willing to rise up and sing our praise.
Let us rest in God's presence and be so renewed
that at the close of worship, we can go forth
where God would have us serve.
*HYMN OF PRAISE #9                                  Sing Praise to the Father
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 (Unison)
Loving God, we suffer. We suffer from this nature of sin that corrupts even our best attempts to please you. We suffer from brokenness that plagues us with self-centeredness and fear. We inflict suffering on others by our thoughtless and judgmental attitudes. We suffer from discontentment, from comparisons to others, from the worship of false gods. 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. 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. Go in peace, knowing that God forgives you.    
     Amen.
*Hymn #315 (verses 1 & 4)                            Break Thou the Bread of Life
We Come Before God’s Open Word

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                 Luke 8:4-15  (p. 731)    
MESSAGE                                                                        "Seed and Soil"
PRAYER OF BLESSING

Celebrating God

*Hymn #316                               For Your Holy Book We Thank You
WE GIVE OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS / OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY 
OFFERTORY PRAYER  (Unison)
Most gracious and loving God, author of all that is good and just, we present this offering as our way of saying thank you. Thank you for not turning your back on us. Thank you for watching over us and our loved ones. Thank you for your patience when we are struggling through life. So, we ask you today to accept this offering of thanksgiving, and transform it into your love, felt throughout the globe. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
*CLOSING HYMN #656                               Make Me a Blessing
*BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE 
        

Capital City Rescue Mission cordially invites you to attend its Annual Benefit Banquet & Silent Auction, “CELEBRATING GOD’S FAITHFULNESS!” You may attend either Tuesday or Wednesday, 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 those who are hungry, street-weary, and hopeless.  Proceeds of the banquet will benefit individuals through our Supportive Housing Program, and you will want to see and hear about the progress of this project. 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 ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED TODAY, and TICKETS WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU BY NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21.  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 at 462-0421 BY TOMORROW, OCTOBER 15.  Let the CCRM representative know if you would like to be seated with the KRC group.

 

~A NOTE OF PRAISE  ~
This past Thursday afternoon, 19 Hope College Reformed Church members on a week's tour of New York City and state Reformed churches visited KRC. They were warm, friendly, and so grateful to visit our church, and their visit was a blessing.  Jane Deane conducted a tour, and I filled them in on many other aspects of our church and community. They bought several copies of our history book, "Kinderhook Reformed Church – 300 Years of Faith and Community" and expressed an interest in purchasing copies of our commemorative cookbook, "Flavors."  Praise God for this opportunity to share the rich history and spiritual mission of our House of Worship with this group, and please keep them in your prayers as they continue their travels.

                                                                                      IHN, Dawn Van Buren

YOUTH GROUP AT KRC, TUESDAY NIGHTS, 7-8:30 PM. All youth who entered Grades 6 through Grade 12 this fall are welcome to attend! Just like VBS, we have students who attend from various churches and who bring friends, so please feel free to join in the events, activities, and projects we are planning. Parents - you are always welcome to stay & help - hope to see you  on Tuesday.   

KRC Craft Fair / Bazaar by "The Olde Dutch and Such"
It's just around the corner, come to the craft fair and you are sure to find
a treasure or two, home-made goodies, and a gourmet lunch! 
See you on Saturday, November 3, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN "THE OLDE DUTCH & SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP 9:30 AM FRIDAY MORNINGS, IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL. We are creating items for the KRC fair/bazaar which will take place November 3. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~CHECK INFORMATION ON THESE ITEMS AT THE BACK TABLE~~

AWARENESS PROGRAM, “CREATING A SAFE SANCTUARY” within your House of Worship for recovering victims of violence. 10 am – Noon, Saturday, October 20, Columbia-Greene Community College.

“HEAD, HEART, HANDS, HEALTH,” a journey of worship, discipleship, and hands on ministry, including the assembly of 20,000 small meal packages of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and a vitamin/mineral mix for the international hunger relief agency, “Stop Hunger Now.” 9 am to 3:15 pm Saturday, October 20, First Reformed Church of Scotia. Registration deadline October 15.

WOMEN’S RETREAT, “AMONG FRIENDS,” hosted by Grace Fellowship Church in Albany Friday evening and Saturday morning, October 26 and 27.  You are cordially invited to join some of the women from our KRC family who are planning to attend. See Patti Varga.

OCTOBER UPDATE FROM LIBBY LITTLE and “NOOR NEWS – Light for Afghanistan”

 

 

Bonnie Dunham (6th), Susan Patterson (14th), Aiden Visagie (18th),
Will Patterson (21st), Rudy Visser (27th), Barbara Vosburgh (28th)

 

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. on Sunday, November 11, 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.

 


The School for Christian Living & Serving is offering fall daytime  Bible study programs.  More information is located on the back table.

~WEIGHT WATCHERS PROGRAM!~

Meetings at KRC 9:30 am Friday mornings for the next 8 weeks.

 


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 very successful outreach of the Cemetery Committee’s recent BBQ benefit in support of the Cemetery’s operating budget. Many thanks to all who contributed time, effort, & baked items to this event. 
• the encouraging report that Paul Rogati, Carly Skow's son-in-law, has been moved from the hospital to a long-term rehabilitation facility.  Paul is recognizing family members, is able to speak in a whisper, and is now able to swallow well enough to eat relatively normally.  At this time however, he is able to support weight on one side of his body only.  When Paul has completed rehab, he will be moved to a recovery center to continue the healing process.  Caryl and her family wish to thank you for your prayers, and have said that it is only because of your prayer support that the family is holding together as well as it is under the terrible stress of Paul's accident.  Please continue to remember Paul, Karen, Caryl, and the rest of the family. Julie, friend of Nancy Baker and family, is now home and doing much better than expected following her recent surgery.
• 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.

Please forward 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 disasters
• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones.
• Ken and Marion P, both of whom are in their 80's.  Ken has suffered bleeding on the brain and needs constant care, and his wife, Marion, is now disabled with sciatica pain and unable to sit with Ken or participate in his care.
• Laurie (Dunham) Maul who suddenly began experiencing severe head pain again this past week. Pray also for Jim and Bonnie, now back on the Cape to be with Laurie.
• Pastor Rudy, at home following successful surgery Thursday to correct a deviated nasal septum.  Pray for a speedy and complete recovery.
• others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Julie; Susie Barger; Paul Rogati; Ken Smith; 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; Joan Clause; 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; Roman Murynec; Helen Drumm; Tammy DeVito; Dick; Sal Alessi; Melissa M; Judy Iocco; Stephanie; Ron Jensen; Patricia’s mother; Donna Scalera; Tom Saulpaugh
• those traveling, especially Connie Frisbee Houde, Priscilla’s daughter, visiting Guam.
• 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: 1st-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.


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 call the church office.

 


2012 EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 300th YEAR
November 3, Church Bazaar 10 am - 4pm
November 11, 3 pm Fall concert with organist David Smith, choir, & orchestra
December 16, 3rd Annual Lessons & Carols with organist David Smith & choir

 


 


KRC’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.  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, but have not yet contributed to the assessment, a donation of $7.43 per week for the remaining 11 weeks of this year would meet an individual member’s share. All contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.”  MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED TO HELP DEFRAY THIS EXPENSE.

 

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.

KRC 2012-2013 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory, Classis Delegate

                                                  Deacons
Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family   758-6640
Patrice Lyons – ’13,  Missions   758-8400
Barbara Vosburgh –’13,  Stewardship / Treasurer    758-6512

                                                   Elders
Dave Ennis – ’13,  Worship    784-9656
Maureen Mooney – ’12,  Evangelism / Clerk     210-6079
Dawn Van Buren – ’13,  Cemetery / Pastoral Relations /
                                           Personnel / VP of Consistory   758-7564
Patti Varga–’12,  Christian Education    392-4771

                   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, October 14
       8:30 am  Early Worship Service planning  meeting, Fellowship Room
     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School, Rev. John Bowen      preaching
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
Mon., October 15 - Registration deadline, “Head, Heart, Health, Hands”       
                      event, First Reformed Church, Scotia
       7:00 pm  Food Pantry meeting
Tues., October 16
       7 –  8:30 pm  KRC Youth Group
Thur., October 18
  9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC -  Joyce Meyer study                
                         “Battlefield of the Mind”
      10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Fri.,   October 19
  9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets @ KRC
  9:30 am  Weight Watchers meeting
Sat., October 20
       9:00 am – 3:15 pm  “Head, Heart, Health, Hands” event, Scotia
     10:00 am – Noon “Creating a Safe Sanctuary” awareness program
                      Columbia-Greene Community College
Sun., October 21
       8:30 am  Early Worship Service planning  meeting, Fellowship Room
     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School, Rev. John Bowen      preaching
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
Tues., Wed., October 23, 24 - 5 pm  CCRM Silent Auction and Banquet

Fri., Sat., October 26, 27
        Women’s retreat, “Among Friends,” Grace Fellowship Church, Albany
Sat., November 3,
     10 am – 4 pm  Bazaar and Crafts Fair
Sun., November 11
  3:00 pm  Concert in the Village "The Glory of Mozart and Haydn"

 

Servers Next Sunday, October 21, 2012
Ushers:   Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett
Greeter(s): Jean Hacker
 

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