Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 A.M. October 7, 2012

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

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 invite you to enjoy refreshments & fellowship in the Fellowship Hall following Worship.

Ushers: Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome
Greeter(s): John and Sara Schubert
Preschool Nursery facility available downstairs.


CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP
   PRELUDE  Andante sostenuto, op. 86/8 ,  Andante tranquillo (Pastorale), op. 86/6     Karl Hasse

DRAWING NEAR TO GOD
  WELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS
*GREETING AND PASSING OF THE PEACE
  CALL TO WORSHIP -
As we come to worship, let us leave at the door our old selves.
     And open our eyes to see God and our neighbor in worship  
As we come to worship, let us leave at the door
our feelings of exclusiveness.
     And open our minds to God’s Word 
      and his teaching of inclusion.
As we come to worship, let us leave outside
our misconstrued notion of generosity.
     And open our hearts to love as our ultimate gift.
As we come to worship, let us open our eyes, our minds and our hearts to what can be instead of what is.
      For all of our gifts and each opportunity
      comes from his hand. Let us lift our voices in praise!
*MORNING PRAISE - Hymn #362             Morning Has Broken

CELEBRATING HIS LOVE AND PROVISION
  MORNING PRAYER OF CONFESSION:
How easy it is to forget, loving God, that we are all created in  your image. How quickly we judge people by what they wear or what they do rather than who they are. How easy it is to lift our voices in criticism rather than lift our hands in compassionate care. How fast we are to dodge reality rather than face what is - and make it better. Forgive us, O God. Grant us the wisdom to listen with love and the courage to speak out for those who have lost their voices to hopelessness and despair. We ask in the name of Jesus the Christ, who came to show us what a life of love looks like. Amen.

  CHILDREN'S PRAYER OF BLESSING
All-knowing God, preserve these children from the sins of selfishness and greed.  Lead them into holy and virtuous lives of love, humble service, and generosity to you, to the work of your Kingdom, and to others. Amen.          
(Children are dismissed to their teachers for Sunday School.)


ALLOWING GOD TO SERVE AND SHAPE US
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
    SCRIPTURE LESSON              Job 1:4-5, 13-22  and 2:9-10   (p. 359-360)                                                   
MESSAGE                       "Wrestling with God but Not Cursing Him"
PRAYER OF THANKS 
COMMUNION (Insert)

GIVING OURSELVES FOR GOD'S GLORY
         OFFERTORY, Vicki Smith, soprano  “O Love, that will not let me go”  Arthur Foote
   DOXOLOGY (p. 808)                           Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
     Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;
    Praise him above, ye heavenly host:  praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.
  PRAYER OF INTERCESSION and THE LORD'S PRAYER
*CLOSING SONG – Hymn #594                                 Like a River Glorious
*BENEDICTION & 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   Moderato, poco andante, op. 86/7             Karl Hasse


           THANKS THANKS THANKS –
to everyone supporting and volunteering to help with the BBQ and dessert table this past Wednesday for the benefit of Kinderhook Cemetery. The desserts were generous and fantastic, and over $350 in donations were received from them alone.  In addition, the chicken dinners brought in close to $1700 in benefits for the cemetery.  Best of all, patrons and volunteers alike had a good time - there were no unhappy faces and everyone was well-fed! 
 

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 SHOULD BE MADE NO LATER THAN THIS COMING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, and TICKETS WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU BY 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 directly at 462-0421 BEFORE October 14.   Let the representative know if you would like to be seated with the KRC group.

~Invitation to Planning Meeting, Early Morning Worship Service at KRC~

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
     In our quest to “Know Christ and Make Him Known,” the Kinderhook Reformed Church would like to invite you to prayer and for conversation on beginning an early and more contemporary worship service. The Consistory would like to include you as part of a devoted team who come together in prayer and planning every Sunday at 8:30 am in the Fellowship Room. We believe that with a clear mission, mindset, and much conversation and prayer, we are following our Lord’s lead.  If the Lord is calling you to be part of the formation of this ministry at Kinderhook Reformed Church, please join us.
                                                                         Pastor Rudy and the Consistory

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.   
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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!

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

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~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)

 

~WEIGHT WATCHERS PROGRAM!~

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


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

 


CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE SERIES
3 P.M. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
THE GLORY OF MOZART AND HAYDN
David Smith, Music Director.

Featuring Haydn’s dramatic “Lord Nelson” Mass, and works of Mozart, including the intense Ave verum corpus; choral ensemble; orchestra; vocal soloists Amanda Boyd, Carol Curran, Rose Hunsberger, Vicki Smith, Timothy Reno and Charles Martin; along with organist Neil Keen and flutist Sharon Levin.   Reception to follow.
 

 


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 $6.81 per week for the remaining 12 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 A TOTAL OF $2,354 TO DATE TO HELP DEFRAY THIS EXPENSE.

 

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 Laurie (Dunham) Maul is recovering slowly, but surely, at home.
• the hand of God at work in the restoration of John Lyons’s arbitration case:  John’s job title and salary have been restored, and he has been awarded half of his back pay.
• the happy news that Steve C’s biopsy was clear and showed no signs of cancer.
• 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.
• Julie, friend of Nancy Baker and family, is now home and doing much better than expected following her recent surgery.

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.
• quick healing for Susie Barger, recovering from recent hip surgery.
• Alan Dick’s cousin, Betsy Klein of New Hampshire, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. 
• others battling or recovering from cancer: 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.   
• Julie, friend of Nancy Baker and family, now home and doing much better than expected following her recent surgery.
• others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Laurie (Dunham) Maul; 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 traveling, especially Aaron and Yuchi Clause and the rest of the Worship Team from their church in Catskill as they travel this weekend to provide praise and worship music at an event in Syracuse; pray also that, even in the face of  recent trials that have come their way, they will be spiritually and physically uplifted and encouraged through the power of the Holy Spirit, and that their ministry will be a rich blessing to those attending;  remember also 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.

 

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

 

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
      $122,910                  $133,107                   $10,000                   Total Assessed.  .  . $6,456
                                                                                                     YTD Contributions.  .  . $2,354


***IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN THE ANTIQUE SAFE UNDER THE STAIRS BY THE PASTOR'S STUDY, PLEASE SPEAK WITH DAWN VAN BUREN***

 


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.
 

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