KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE, OCTOBER 25, 2015

 “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

A warm welcome to visitors.  We 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

  Announcements

  The Lord’s Greeting and Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise

  Scripture                                                                                              Mark 10:46-52  (p. 716)

  Message                                                                             “Being a Blessing in the Helping”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction

 

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  All are invited to refreshments and fellowship downstairs today following worship.

 

Ushers today are Jim Dunham, Keith Garwood, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett.

 

Greeters today are the LaTorre Family. KRC family and friends are encouraged to volunteer as front-door greeters for our worship services. A signup sheet for this purpose is available  on the back table.

Preschool Nursery facilities available downstairs.

 

  Prelude         Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak  (#574); Living for Jesus  (#569)                                          

  Announcements

  Welcome and God’s Greeting

Drawing Near To God

 Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 150

Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.

       Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet; praise him with the harp and lyre.

       Praise him with timbrel and dancing; praise him with the strings and pipe.

Praise him with the clash of cymbals; praise him with resounding cymbals.

       Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Let us Praise the LORD. 

*Hymn #26                                                                          Praise My Soul the King of Heaven

*For those who are able, please stand.

 

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Law of God                                                                                           Exodus 20:1-17  (p. 54)

  Prayer Hymn of Confession #561                                          Just a Closer Walk with Thee  

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 103

Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems you and crowns you with love and compassion, and who satisfies your desires with good things.

 

Coming before God’s Open Word

 

  Children’s Sermon and Prayer of Blessing  (Unison)

Great God, make your presence known to these children.  Let them experience and acknowledge you as a God of miracles and blessings – especially the miracles and blessings of their salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ.  May your presence in their lives overflow and bring life-changing blessings to others.  Amen.

  Prayer Hymn for Illumination #536                                                    Open Our Eyes, Lord

  Scripture                                                                                              Mark 10:46-52  (p. 716)

 

  Message                                                                              “Being a Blessing in the Helping”

  Prayer of Blessing

Celebrating God

  Outreach Trip to Madagascar, Isabelle Bosquet- Morra

  Prayer for the People in Madagascar

  Offering and Offertory                      Make Me a Servant  (#653)                            

  Doxology (#809) and Offertory Prayer  (Unison)

Holy God, we offer these gifts to be used to preach the truth of salvation and eternal life through Christ Jesus, your Son; to proclaim your promise of renewal of mind, body, and spirit; and to make known the blessings of your love, reassurance, and peace to those who are in need.  Amen.    

  Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer, and the Lord’s Prayer

*Prayer Hymn of Supplication #538                                                 I Need Thee Every Hour

*Benediction, Blessing, and Response Hymn           My Friends May You Grow in Grace

  Postlude                                             Living for Jesus

 

PASTOR’S APPRECIATION BRUNCH

Following the 10 a.m. Worship Service NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, Kinderhook Reformed Church will honor Pastor Rudy at a Pastor’s Appreciation Potluck Brunch. All church family and friends are cordially invited and encouraged to attend this special celebration.

 

~WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP UPDATE~

Last week's offering of $2,800 again fell below our weekly need of $3,000. The shortfalls of the past two weeks have brought our income-to-date ($150,000) exactly even with our expenses-to-date ($150,000), and we are once more on the edge of a possible budget deficit.  If you are a regular contributor and were not able to be in church the last week or so, please remember to “double up” on your giving this week and help us avoid falling behind in meeting our daily operational expenses.   

Inspired by the abundance with which the Lord has blessed us,

 let us continue, as his faithful stewards, to be ever mindful of the need

 to maintain a weekly offering of at least $3,000.

 

 

 

 

~STEWARDSHIP TO HOST 2016 BUDGET WORKSHOP~

Anyone interested in learning more about the budget process is welcome to participate in the 2016 Budget Workshop hosted by the Stewardship Ministry at 6:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday, October 27. The workshop will contribute significantly to the creation of KRC’s budget for next year, and members from each ministry are encouraged to attend. 

  

KRC’S ANNUAL OLDE DUTCH ’n SUCH BAZAAR

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 10 AM – 2 PM

    The Olde Dutch ‘n Such Bazaar will feature a gourmet lunch; homemade baked goods and jams; candy; unique hand-crafted gifts; and Christmas decorations. You are sure to find a treasure or two and to enjoy the homemade food and goodies. 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, PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SHEET AVAILABLE AT THE BACK TABLE. 

 

 

 

~CITV PERFORMS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, AT KRC~

 Sunday, November 8th at Kinderhook Reformed Church (3:00 p.m.)

Alexander’s Feast, or The Power of Musick  (c. 1751) 

Vocal and instrumental splendor combine

in one of Handel’s most colorful oratorios.

 

 

~NEW BIBLE STUDY GROUPS TO BEGIN~

A number of people in our KRC family have expressed interest in forming new Bible study groups.  For those who wish to take advantage of this opportunity, a survey sheet is available on the back table of the sanctuary for indicating interest and noting days and times convenient for you to participate.  

 

 

~“FIRST FRIDAY” PLANNING COMMITTEE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS~

The First Friday Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to assist in arranging KRC’s free community dinners held on the first Friday of each month.  Please consider joining in this outreach ministry and helping to make it an on-going success. Just contact one of the current committee members, Amy Deweerd, Maureen Mooney, Tana Thompson, or Patti Varga if you are willing to serve.

 

~HAPPY OCTOBER BIRTHDAY~

Bobby Bailey (4th), Bonnie Dunham (6th),

Susan Patterson (14th), Jean Wildermuth (15th), Aiden Visagie (18th),

Will Patterson (21st), Amy Clinton (22nd), Rudy Visser (27th),

Austin Bailey (28th), Barbara Vosburgh (28th), Derick Latorre (29th)

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR 

Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision.

those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, and those who have sacrificed their well-being and lives for the peace & liberties we enjoy.

all His provisions for our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows His love to us, especially during difficult times.

the many dedicated and hard-working friends and members of the Kinderhook Reformed Church Family who serve on Consistory, church ministries, and committees; teach Sunday School; lead Youth Group, Bible studies, and prayer group; organize and carry out special church events; prepare food, serve, and clean up for coffee hours, receptions, and dinners; and who are always ready to offer whatever help and support they can to those in need.

 

 

 

 

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS OUR MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES

Dave and Char Alexander, RCA missionaries, Taiwan;

Alight Pregnancy Center, Hudson

Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Albany

Compassion International, KRC-Sponsored Children:

Evelin Chuquinia, 15, Bolivia              Giulbert Muguna, 18, Kenya

Alex and Fran Knauss, Trans-World Radio

Maureen Menard, Youth with a Mission

Dick and Carolyn Otterness, RCA missionaries, Hungary

Brian and Bea Post, Wycliffe Bible Translators

Seth and Melissa Rogati, missionaries, Young Life Ministry, St. Thomas

Betty Ann Stedwell, Christar International Mission

 

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

          INTER NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH  NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2015

those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith. Pray especially for Amber, that she will come to know Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Pray also that God will provide opportunities for us to witness for Jesus, and give us the courage and winsome words needed to make the most of these opportunities

KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: KRC’s youth group; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; First Friday, and other outreach programs. 

KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries.

our state, national, and world leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.

our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace, especially Jason, just beginning his military career, and Tom Eastman, fulfilling a tour of military duty in Afghanistan.

victims world-wide suffering natural and other hardships and tragedies: earthquakes, famine, and other climate-related disasters; economic instability; poverty, hunger, and poor health; political oppression and unrest; warfare and terrorism.

those grieving the death of loved ones, especially: Michael and Deborah Spaulding and family grieving the loss this past week of Michael’s cousin, Larry Spaulding; the Kennedy Family, grieving the sudden loss of Johnny Kennedy, cousin of Maureen Mooney; family and friends grieving the recent death of Zoe Covey.

those who, even after many years, still hurt from the void left by loved ones who have passed on from this world. 

Eric, a young man who was injured in an auto accident recently and remains in a coma with swelling on the brain.

Florence Rivera, hospitalized at St. Peter's with breathing problems.

Carol, wife of  Elize Visser’s brother, Willem.  After 3 years, Carol’s cancer has come back, and she needs further treatments.  Besides the diagnosis, this will be very difficult Willem and Carol, as her doctors are more than 4 hours away from their home in Mozambique where Willem serves as a missionary. 

Maryann, mother of a friend of Cricket Warren’s daughter. Maryann suffered 2 strokes last Sunday, and is now recovering from related brain surgery.   

Linda, co-worker of Noreen Dick and Merrill Johnson, recovering with some difficulty from open-heart surgery.

TWR missionaries, Alex and Fran Knauss, as they continue their ministry to their supporting churches. Remember especially Fran, that God will give her physical and emotional energy as she delivers her heart-felt message on how TWR's Project Hannah reaches women.

Gary Silvano, brother of Dick Silvano, recovering from heart by-pass surgery.

Marlene, recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

others in hospice care or battling or recovering from cancer: Donna Scalera; Bill Metzger; TJ Vooris; Chris Howard and his young son, Jonah; Elizabeth Clinton; Susan Lamont's sister; a friend of Erika Johnson; Cheryl Johnson; Diane, friend of Cricket Warren; Jack; Bob Mellott; Marlene; Daniel; Andy; Lucy; Rodrigo; Jean.

those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Tristen Collins; Chris Treadway; Suzanne; Vicki Metzger; Rev. Ed Van Kampen; Noreen, mother of Maureen Mooney; Stacey Baker; Ann, sister of Nancy Baker; Ruth Edge; Merrill Johnson; Jean Skipper; Steve Shpur; John Bowen; Floyd Haber; Art Gross; Alan Dick; Paul Varga; Jane Smith; Liz Carroll; Laurie Maul.

reassurance, peace, and dignity for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.

those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Cliff Laraway; the alarming wave of new, young heroin addicts; those facing the challenges of beginning a higher level of education or seeking a career -  pray that God will provide them with wisdom in making the many choices and decisions before  them; Greg L; 16-year-old pregnant teenager, whose unborn baby has an irregular heartbeat and may not survive; Vince Beaudoin; Libby Little.

Residence-bound members Murray Leonardson, Doris Schmieder, Joan Van Alstyne.

 

 

 

 

 

~ANGEL TREE UPDATE~

 

       The calendar says early fall, but Angel Tree season is in full swing.  For months now, incarcerated men and women have been signing up their children for an Angel Tree Christmas.   KRC will once again participate in this extraordinary outreach opportunity, and we will be asking for your help to make sure that each one of these precious children gets a chance to feel loved by receiving a gift from their parent who is in prison. 

Your generous support of Angel Tree will plant seeds of hope in hurting hearts.                

       When Angie’s family was shattered by crime, Angel Tree helped her pick up the pieces.  Here is her heartwarming story, and prepare yourself to be blessed.

       The police were outside.  The children were terrified. All Angie could do was watch helplessly as her husband, Brad, was led away in handcuffs.  It was a mother’s worst nightmare.  And it was all too frighteningly real.  Until officers arrived at her door, Angie knew nothing about her husband’s criminal past.  She was stunned.  Her whole world had just been turned upside down.  But it was the children she worried about.  And she had good reason to be concerned.  Her girls were just toddlers when their father was torn from them.  Malia, the oldest, took it hard.  Soon she was getting into trouble – and getting kicked out of day care.  Malia’s sisters, Ikee, and Alayna, were just as devastated, but they didn’t know how to express the pain they were feeling.  Angie couldn’t help but wonder, “Will they even remember their father when they get older?”  She knew that he loved them, but she also knew that with the charges he was facing, her husband could be sentenced to decades behind bars.

       Behind bars, Brad was worried, too.  It wasn’t about the time he was facing.  He knew he had to pay for his crime.  Brad had come to Christ, and turned his life around.  He wanted to serve God, whatever that might require of him.  But he was concerned about this family, and especially his three young daughters.  He ached for a way to show them how much he loved them, and how he thought about them every day. 

       Angel Tree was the answer to Brad’s prayers.  For Malia, Ikee, and Alayna, it was like a dream come true.  They hadn’t seen their dad in over a year and a half, but on the way to their Angel Tree party last Christmas, they got to talk to him on the phone.

       They were so excited,” Angie remembers.  “Angel Tree really helps their relationship with their dad, because the gifts are given on behalf of their dad.  They can look at their gifts, and play with their gifts, and remember their dad gave them their gifts every time they use them.”

       As Angie and her girls can tell you, just a single gift from Angel Tree can help a child get through the hard times.  It gives them hope – an eternal hope to hold on to.  And the gift is only the beginning.  When you give a gift to a child on behalf of their incarcerated parent, you help mend a broken heart.  That’s what Angie says made the difference for Malia.  “It showed her that she isn’t the only girl who has a dad in prison.  Angel Tree makes all the difference in the world.  It brings families together – dads and kids.” 

       Malia isn’t as angry anymore, and all of the girls are getting closer to their dad.  They are still very young – just 8, 7, and 6 years old.  And their dad still has many years to serve in prison before he will be free.  Please pray that God will continue to heal their family and keep them close to one another and Him, and that thousands of Angel Tree children like them will feel loved and remembered again this Christmas . . . because you’ve helped make it possible!

     

                           

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.

Please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are set aside

for meetings, pastoral visitations, and counseling.

For immediate assistance at any time, call 859-4158.

Church Phone  758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

 

                                       

 

 

                                         KRC 2015 CONSISTORY

                     Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                                       Deacons

Liz Carroll – ’16,  Clerk of Consistory / Outreach /CITV Committee    758-6034

Noreen Dick – ’15,  Church Family   758-6640

Derick LaTorre – ’16,  KRC Treasurer / Stewardship / Cemetery    376-1882

Barbara Vosburgh – ’15,   Property   758-6512

                                                                       Elders

Merrill Johnson – ‘16,  Worship    828-6726

Patrice Lyons – ‘16,  Outreach    758-8400

Dawn Van Buren – ‘15,  Personnel / Pastoral Care   758-7564

Patti Varga – ’15  Consistory Vice President /Christian Education / Classis                     

                              Delegate   392-4771

 

 

 

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