Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Service for October 27, 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 Prayer

*Morning Praise                                                                   O God, Our Help in Ages Past

  Prayer for Illumination & Scripture Lesson                          Joel 2:23-32 (pp. 645- 6)

  Message                                                     “Lost Time – Instructive and Redemptive”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Offering

  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                                                         I Need Thee Every Hour

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

Greeter(s):  Wayne & Sally Heimroth          Preshool Nursery available downstairs.

  Prelude

  Welcome and God’s Greeting

DRAWING NEARER TO GOD

  Call to Worship (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 100

Let us worship the eternal God, the source of love and life, who creates us.

     Let us worship Jesus Christ, the risen one, who lives among us.

Let us worship the Spirit, the holy fire, who renews us.

     Let us praise the one true God in all times and places

     through the grace of Jesus Christ.

Let us enter his gates with gladness and come before him with joyful songs.

     For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;

     his faithfulness continues through all generations.

*Hymn of Praise #78   (All 6 verses)                                O God, Our Help in Ages Past

TURNING OUR HEARTS TO GOD

  Call to Confession   Based on Romans 8:39

We know that nothing is able to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ.  Let us in freedom confess the wrong we have done.

Prayer of Confession (Unison)

As we come to you in prayer, O God, help us to focus our hearts and our minds on you. Time marches on, and we have to wonder: do we? Or are we content to revel in past accomplishments and surrender to complacency? Do past resentments drain us of our energy and deprive us of the joys of the present? In these moments of prayer, listening God, instill in us a deep appreciation of time: a most precious natural resource. Each time we set our clocks and replace batteries in our watches, let us be reminded of the gift of time that is ours . . . and help us to use it wisely. Let us use our time to share our riches with others: the money we earn and the wealth of family and friends. Help us to breathe in all that is ours: the beauty that surrounds us and the words of love given to us when we least expect them.

[Moment of Silent Confession]

Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

We know that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Hallelujah! Amen.

  Children’s Message and Blessing (Unison)

Draw our children face-to-face with you, O Lord.  May they feel your presence and goodness, and sense the value you place upon them. May they experience your power to renew and strengthen them in times of need.  May they long for more of you each day of their lives, and may they use their time and talents wisely in the work of your kingdom.  Amen.

ALLOWING GOD TO SHAPE US

Prayer Hymn for Illumination #557 (Verse 1 only)     Open My Eyes that I May See

Scripture Lesson                                                                               Joel 2:23-32 (pp. 645- 6)

  Message                                                     “Lost Time – Instructive and Redemptive”

  Prayer of Blessing

  GIVING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES FOR GOD’S GLORY

  Offering/Offertory

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

Merciful Father, we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given - our selves, our time, and our possessions—signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us - Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer

*Hymn #538  (All verses)                                                              I Need Thee Every Hour                

*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

 

Response to sales of KRC’s Commemorative Cookbook has been so overwhelming that the book’s second printing will be off the press and available for distribution by NEXT SUNDAY.  Books are still $45, and make great gifts for friends and family members.  Pre-sales are going on right now, and the book will also be sold at KRC’s Bazaar/Craft Fair November 2nd.  If you are interested in pre-paying for a book, please see or contact Bonnie Dunham, 758-6171.

 

~THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE BEGINS TODAY~

 

KRC’S OUTREACH MINISTRY IS ONCE AGAIN COLLECTING ITEMS FOR THE VALATIE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY FOR THANKSGIVING. THE DRIVE BEGINS TODAY 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!

 

BE SURE TO SET CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR THIS COMING SATURDAY NIGHT AS DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS!

 

KRC’S OLDE DUTCH & SUCH FALL BAZAAR/CRAFT FAIR

NEXT 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.

 
 
~NEW MEMBERS CLASS~
 
Pastor Rudy will be offering a New Members Class at the parsonage, 51 Eichybush Rd, from 6 – 7 p.m. each Wednesday in November (6, 13, 20, 26).  If you have considered becoming a member of KRC, please contact Pastor and let him know you are interested.
 

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

SPONSORED BY KRC CEMETERY COMMITTEE

The Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery Committee will serve an eat-in or take-out spaghetti-and-meatballs dinner open to the public Friday, November 8th, 4 – 7 pm.  Dinner is $8 (children under 10 eat free), and will include bread, salad, and a free-will dessert table. We look forward to the pleasure of your company, and all proceeds will be used in the maintenance and operation of the cemetery.

 

~ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE NOVEMBER 27~

Dear Kinderhook Reformed Church Family

     On November 27, the Stuyvesant Reformed Church will be hosting the Ichabod Crane Council, Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service. We are planning on having a combined choir of singers from all of the churches perform a special anthem. IF ANYONE FROM YOUR CHURCH WOULD BE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP SO I CAN HAVE ENOUGH MUSIC AVAILABLE. There will probably be one or two rehearsals involved, but dates have not yet been set.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!                                                                    

                                                                           Yours in Christ, Marilyn Proniske

                                                                    barnowl@mhcable.com

                                                                   

~A THANK-YOU NOTE FROM GHENT~

Dear Kinderhook Reformed Church Family,

        Thank you to the volunteers from your congregation who attended Ghent Reformed Church’s recent Meal Packaging Program for Stop Hunger Now. Without everyone’s help, we could not have accomplished what we did [10,000 meals were packaged].  We hope you found the experience rewarding.

 

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)

     

~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.)x

       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.

~NEW PERMANENT SIGN DEDICATION SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10~

As part of our Worship Service Sunday, November 10, the new permanent outdoor sign built by Alan Dick will be dedicated to the purpose of helping communicate KRC’s gospel mission to our community.   Coffee hour in the Fellowship Room following the dedication will provide a good opportunity to offer your thanks and appreciation to Alan for the outstanding job he has done. 

~A FRIENDLY REMINDER~

Just a note to remind those who use the Fellowship Room and kitchen to take a few minutes to be sure that these rooms are left in good condition – refuse picked up from the floor, tables and serving counter cleared and wiped down if needed, coffee pots emptied and washed, dirty dishes placed in the dishwasher, sink rinsed down, etc.  Your attention to these things will be greatly appreciated.

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.  
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: the Ennis family grieving the recent death of Dave’s mom, Cora Ennis; Sue Patterson and family grieving the recent loss of Sue’s father-in-law, John Patterson Jr.; the Alessi family grieving the recent death of Becky’s grandmother.  
Sisters Rose and Joanne, long time friends of the Simpkins and Spaulding families, both diagnosed with cancer. Rose, whose husband has multiple medical problems and resides in a local nursing home, will undergo an operation to remove part of her liver this coming Wednesday. Please pray for both sisters and their respective families.
others 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; Bill Van Alstyne of Stuyvesant Reformed Church; 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.
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.
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: 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.

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.
and congratulations to Bev and Dick Van Alstyne celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this past Saturday, October 26th. May God bless them and their family.
The wonderful news that the hole in Louise’s eye was healed; when she went in for surgery to have the hole repaired, doctors could not find anything wrong with her eye, and wondered why she was there!

the work of Capital City Rescue Mission and Perry Jones.  CCRM’s annual banquet, featuring testimonies from several individuals whose lives have been completely changed by the gospel message preached and lived at the mission, was an inspiration to everyone who attended 
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.

  
~LOOKING AHEAD ~
A NOTE ON NEXT YEAR’S (2014) CLASSIS ASSESSMENT~

In response to some who have had questions regarding the distribution of our Classis Assessment contributions, they are divided three ways among the General Synod (national), Albany Synod (regional), and Columbia-Greene Classis (local).  Next year, 2014, the assessment will be $86.79, and will be distributed as follows: 

General Synod:  $49.29   (up $1.67 from 2013)

Albany  Synod:           $29.00   (unchanged from 2013)

C.  G.   Classis:   $  8.50   (unchanged from 2013)

2014 TOTAL      $86.79 

Please see RCA’s  Stewardship Report (when it becomes available) for information on  General Synod’s use of  its share of  assessed funds. Albany Synod’s portion is used to cover administrative and Camp Fowler expenses, as well as services to our congregation, including leadership development, library/video resources, and crisis management.  Classis’s share is used to cover administrative costs and retreats.

 

KRC’s share of support is $5,788 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 $85.12.  All who are able to do so are encouraged to offer, over and above regular giving, their share of this support.  All contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.”

 

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 27Outreach 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

Tues., October 29

     7:00 pm  Youth Group meets

Thur, October 31

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.,   November 1 

      9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

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

Sat.,  November  2

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

                                        KRC Fellowship Room

Sun.,  November 3      

      8:30 am  Early Communion Worship Service       

    10:00 am  Communion Worship Service and Sunday School    

    11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes - Main floor conference and class rooms

Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27

      6 – 7 pm New Members Class at the parsonage, 51 Eichybush Road

Fri.,  November  8    Spaghetti dinner fundraiser, Cemetery Committee

                                           KRC Fellowship Room

Sun., November 10  - Dedication of New Permanent Sign, 10 am Worship Service

      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

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

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

Wed., November 27  Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, Stuyvesant Reformed Church.  An ecumenical choir is being planned to sing a special anthem.  If you are interested in singing in the choir (1 or 2 rehearsals), please contact Paul.

 

 

Servers Next Sunday, November 3, 2013

       Ushers:  Sal Alessi, Derick Latorre, Ken Sutherland, Steve Shpur

       Greeter(s):

 

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