Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 a.m. October 21, 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: Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett
Greeter(s): Jean Hacker
Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

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

Boldly Approaching Our God
  INVOCATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
     Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
     Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Remember that the Lord is God, the one who made us,
the one who holds us, the one who breathes within us,
     Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving
for God’s steadfast love and faithfulness endure forever,
to all generations. 
Amen.
*HYMN OF PRAISE #20                                   Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
  PRAYER OF CONFESSION (responsively)
Father in heaven, have mercy on us. We are sinful, prideful, selfish   people. We spend so much time looking out for ourselves, trampling on the people closest to us as a result. We have broken our relationships with friends, with our children, with our spouses. Oh, how desperately we need a Savior!
Break our hearts and teach them how to love again. Help us not to fear love, but to love courageously. Forgive us for failing. Thank you for picking us up and restoring us. We trust you and love you. In your holy name.  Amen.
  ASSURANCE OF PARDON (responsively)
Here is good news:
Christ Jesus came that we might have life, life in all its fullness: to forgive us in our failure, to accept us as we are, to set us free from the power of evil, to lead us into new life.
Thanks be to God! 
*HYMN #315 (verses 1 & 4)                                Break Thou the Bread of Life
CHILDREN’S PRAYER OF BLESSING 
Lord Jesus, bless our children with the certain knowledge that you are their greatest treasure, and that you are coming again.  Help us as we teach them to be your faithful, watchful servants, ready to be received into your eternal glory.
(Children Dismissed to Sunday School)

We Come Before God’s Open Word

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON                                             Luke 17:11-17  (p. 741)    
MESSAGE                                                   "Lessons from the Lepers"
PRAYER OF BLESSING
Celebrating God

*HYMN  #511                                                                           Satisfied
WE GIVE OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS / OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY 
OFFERTORY PRAYER  (responsively)
Blessed are you, God of all creation; through your goodness
we have these gifts to share. Accept and use our offerings
for your glory and for the service of your kingdom.
Blessed be God forever. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
*CLOSING HYMN #507                                                 I Then Shall Live
*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 
        
~THANKSGIVING FOOD COLLECTION BEGINS~
KRC IS COLLECTING ITEMS FOR THE VALATIE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY FOR THANKSGIVING. The program will begin NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, and will end on November 18.  Please place your bagged donations in the foyer on or before November 18.  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!

KRC’S CRAFT FAIR / BAZAAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 10 AM - 4 PM
You are sure to find a treasure or two, home-made goodies, and a gourmet lunch sponsored by Church Family Ministry’s “Olde Dutch and Such” crafts group. The group meets in the fellowship hall at 9:30 am Friday mornings, busily creating items for the fair, and you are cordially invited to join in the fun, fellowship, and creativity.  SEE YOU THERE AND AT THE FAIR!

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.   

Thanks to Samascott’s Farm
for donating the harvest décor at the church’s front entrances.

KRC SMALL GROUP
KRC offers a small group opportunity at 9 am Thursdays at the church.  The group is continuing its study, “Battlefield of the Mind,” based on the book by Joyce Meyer.  All are encouraged to attend, and walk-ins are welcome!

~WEIGHT WATCHERS PROGRAM!~

Meetings at KRC 9:30 am Friday mornings for the next 7 weeks.

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.

~A NOTE OF PRAISE  ~
Thursday afternoon, October 11, 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


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

WOMEN’S RETREAT, “AMONG FRIENDS,” hosted by Grace Fellowship Church in Albany this coming 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”

THE FALL SCHEDULE OF DAYTIME BIBLE STUDY PROGRAMS offered by the School for Christian Living & Serving.

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


~ FOND MEMORIES OF DELIVERING ANGEL TREE GIFTS ~

     Back in the early days of Angel Tree, Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship, and his wife often personally delivered Christmas presents. One night, they discovered their directions led them to a housing project in a run-down and poorly-lit neighborhood.  The Colsons knocked on the door and found a little boy all alone.  His father was in prison and his mother was at work.  “The boy’s eyes brightened as he saw the presents in our arms,” Chuck recalled.  “The little guy pulled us into his living room.  There was nothing but a chair, an old sofa with stuffing exposed, and a tree leaning haphazardly against the wall.”
     “What’s your name?”  Chuck asked.
     “Emmanuel,” he replied.
     Chuck opened his Bible to the Gospel of Matthew and said to Emmanuel, “Do you know what your name means?  It means ‘God with us’ !”  When his mother arrived soon after, Emmanuel ran to her and hugged her around the legs.  “Mommy, mommy!” he cried, “God is with us!”
     As Chuck later recalled, “Even in that seemingly-hopeless, drug-infested housing project, this apartment had become an island of joy and hope.  Once again, Jesus had become real.”
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THE KRC FAMILY WILL AGAIN BE PARTICIPATING IN PRISON FELLOWSHIP’S ANGEL TREE PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDES CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO THE CHILDREN OF PRISONERS.  WATCH FOR DETAILS IN THE COMING WEEKS.
   

YEAR-TO-DATE FINANCIAL REPORT:

                                                                                     Budgeted                         Distributed YTD
        Missions . . . . . . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $4,500 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$3,500
Total Income YTD      Expenses YTD        Reserves w/d YTD           2007 Classis Assessment
      $126,129                  $140,578                   $10,000                  Total Assessed.  .  . $6,456
                                                                                                  YTD Contributions.  .  . $2,687

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.

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.
• 7-week-old Ian Henry, cousin of Maureen Mooney.  Pray for speedy healing of a heart problem that requires surgery.
• 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 may have to continue to deal with headaches of varying degrees of severity as healing takes place over an extended time. Pray for a speedy recovery and quick relief from pain for Laurie, who is now, praise God, back to work part-time. 
• Pastor Rudy, continuing a steady recovery at home following recent surgery.
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: 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; 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.
• 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; 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:  Ken Smith; Murray Leonardson, and Mike Rivera.

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.

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.  Contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.” To date, $2,678 has been received to help defray this expense and MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED.

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 21
       8:30 am  Early Worship Service planning  meeting, Fellowship Room
     10:00 am  Worship Service & Sunday School, Rev. Bowen preaching
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
Mon., October 22
       6:30 pm  300th Committee Meeting
Tues., Wed., October 23, 24 - 5 pm  CCRM Silent Auction and Banquet
Tues., October 23
       7 –  8:30 pm  KRC Youth Group
Thur., October 25
  9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC -  Joyce Meyer study                
                         “Battlefield of the Mind”
      10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Fri.,   October 26
  9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets @ KRC
  9:30 am  Weight Watchers meeting
Fri., Sat., October 26, 27
        Women’s retreat, “Among Friends,” Grace Fellowship Church, Albany
Sun., October 28
       8:30 am  Early Worship Service planning  meeting, Fellowship Room
     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
Food collection for Valatie Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving Baskets program begins October 28 and continues through November 18.
Sat., November 3,
     10 am – 4 pm  KRC Bazaar and Crafts Fair
Sun., November 11
  3:00 pm  Concert in the Village "The Glory of Mozart and Haydn"

Servers Next Sunday, October 28, 2012
Ushers:   Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett
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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Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

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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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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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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