September 14, 2014

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Services

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

 

A warm welcome to visitors.  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

  Announcements & God's Greeting

  Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise                                                                          We Come, O Christ, to You          

  Missions Update                         Betty Ann Stedwell, Christar International Mission

  Scripture Lesson                                                                   Matthew 16:13-20 (p. 694)

  Message                               “The Choosing God Calls Us to Be a Choosing People.

  Prayer of Blessing

  Offering

  Intercessory Prayer

*Hymn of Devotion                                                                           We Are God’s People

*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.

 

UshersJim Baker, Bob Dreier, Dick Silvano

Greeter(s): KRC Sunday School Students            Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

Flowers are given today in celebration of Dawn Van Buren’s birthday.


 

  Prelude

Drawing Near To God

    Call to Worship (Responsive)  Based on Hebrews 1:1-3, Colossians 1:15-17

God has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things,

and through whom he made the universe.

     Let us together praise the Son, by whom all things were created:

     things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,

     thrones and powers, rulers and  authorities.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  

     Let us together exalt the Son, who is before all things,

     and in whom all things hold together.

All things were created by him and for him.

     Let us together worship the Son, who is the radiance of God’s glory,

     the exact representation of God’s being,

     sustaining all things by his powerful word.

*Hymn #86                                                                                We Come, O Christ, to You

 

  Turning Our Hearts to God

 

  Call to Confession  Based on Isaiah 30:15, 18

The Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.  For the Lord is a God of justice. In repentance is your salvation, and in quietness and trust is your strength. Blessed are all who wait for him!

  Prayer of Confession (Unison)  

Almighty God, we confess how hard it is to be your people.  You have chosen us to be the church, to continue the mission of Jesus Christ to our lost and confused world. Yet we acknowledge we are more apathetic than active; more isolated than involved; more callous than compassionate; more legalistic than loving; more obstinate than obedient. Gracious Lord, have mercy upon us and forgive our sins. Remove the obstacles that prevent us from being your representatives to a broken world. Awaken our hearts to the promised gift of your indwelling Spirit. This we pray in Jesus’s powerful name. Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)

Through the blood of Christ Jesus, our Lord, we have redemption, forgiveness of sins.  God, who has chosen and made us his own, has poured out upon us the riches of his grace, and has blessed us beyond our imagination!

       Praise be to our God!

      Allowing God to Shape Us

 

 

  Missions Update                         Betty Ann Stedwell, Christar International Mission

  Prayer of Blessing upon Our Children  (Unison)

Lord Jesus, may our children always acknowledge you as the Son of the Most High God, and may they experience the power and direction of your Spirit within them.  May they be your light in this world, testifying without shame to your truth, and attracting many to the good news of your gifts of salvation and eternal life.  Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                   Matthew 16:13-20 (p. 694)

  Message                               “The Choosing God Calls Us to Be a Choosing People.

  Prayer of Thanks 

  Offering and Offertory   

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn of Devotion                                                                           We Are God’s People

*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

 

~NEW MEMBERS’ CLASSES ~

New members’ classes have begun at the parsonage.  Upcoming meetings for the 4 p.m. Sunday group are October 5 and October 19.  Upcoming meetings for the 6:15 p.m. Wednesday group are September 24, October 1, and October 8.

~ HISTORY IN THE MAKING AS THREE CONGREGATIONS TAKE HANDS ~

After extensive prayer and discussion, the Consistories of the Kinderhook, Muitzeskill, and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches are meeting to pursue calling a pastor for rural ministry to serve the Muitzeskill and Stuyvesant churches.  Please pray for these congregations as they move forward, discerning God's will.  If you are interested in serving on a search committee, please contact a member of Consistory.

The Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery is sponsoring a BROOKS BAR-B-CUE again this year on Wednesday, October 1, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the church.  Full dinners are $11, and advance tickets will be available soon from members of the Cemetery Committee.  All proceeds from the BBQ will go toward operation and maintenance of the cemetery grounds, an increasingly costly ministry to our community. 

 

Dear members of the Kinderhook Reformed Church,

       I am working with the KRC Cemetery Committee for my Eagle Project.  My project consists of designing and constructing the new Columbarium within the cemetery.  I will be installing the fence, which will define the perimeter of the Columbarium.  If you feel a calling to my project and would like to contribute to its completion, it would be greatly appreciated.  Donations may be made to the KRC Cemetery with "fence" in the memo.        

                                  Thanking you in the name of Jesus Christ,      

                                                                                                     Will  Carroll

 

OUTREACH MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS UPCOMING EVENTS

     Starting Friday, October 3, with a pot luck dinner, KRC plans to offer a once-a-month free meals program with an emphasis on providing a time of fellowship for those who usually eat alone.

     A Compassion International awareness program will be presented by Outreach on the weekend of November 1 and 2.  Compassion information will be displayed at the KRC Annual Bazaar on November 1, and a presentation given during worship services on November 2, including testimonies of congregants who sponsor children through Compassion.

 

ON THE BACK TABLE

 

September 20 MEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, Baptist Church Of Northville, NY – information flyer 

NEW KRC DIRECTORY – Some directories are still on the back table. They are labeled in alphabetical order by family name, and if you have not yet picked yours up, please remember to do so today.

● KRC CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE MINISTRIES – KRC’s administrative ministries are looking for additional members to assist them in fulfilling their designated functions, and you are urged to prayerfully consider participating in one of these ministries.  Sign-up sheets are available on the back table.

“LET’S PRAY – Talking to God with the Words of the Bible” BOOKLETS – Pick up your free copy today from the back table.

COLUMBIA COUNTY ACTIVITY/DINING GUIDE BOOKLETS – Pick up your free copy today from the back table.

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

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith, especially: Brian, who is also experiencing disabling health issues; and Craig.
  • KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs. 
  • KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace.
  • survivors of warfare, terrorism, violence, and natural and other disasters worldwide, especially those in Syria, Iraq, other areas of the Middle East, and in our own country, that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassurance 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 poverty and hunger; abuse; exploitation; neglect; family hostility. 
  • family and friends grieving the death of loved ones: the Tuttle and Carroll families grieving the sudden death of Chris Tuttle, 43, of Saranac Lake – remember especially his wife, Heather and their four children, and his father and mother, Frank and Nora Tuttle.
  • Morgan Hickman, recovering from surgery to remove deeper tissue following recent biopsy of a mole. Pray for quick and complete healing for Morgan.
  • Doris Schmieder, recovering in Columbia Memorial Hospital from internal injuries suffered in a recent fall.  Pray for comfort, strength, and speedy healing for Doris.
  • Zoe, friend of Susan Patterson, soon to begin therapies to reduce the size of an inoperable brain tumor. Pray for strength and reassurance for Zoe.
  • Jean (not a local resident), diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.  Pray for God's strength and comfort for Jean, her son, and her husband, Jim, during the difficult days ahead.
  • others battling or recovering from cancer: Edward Giordano; Glen; Karen; 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Bridget; Charlie Ropollo; Donna Scalera.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness;  chronically ill; or in hospice care: Maureen Mooney; Andrew McDermott; Jennifer and her unborn baby; Alan Dick; Joan Clause; Vicky Metzger; Jane Smith; Susan Lamont’s Aunt Sylvia; Phil Morse, brother of Kay Haber; Blanch Rogers, mother of Diane Morgan; Kate, sister of Maureen Mooney; Dawn Tuttle; Baby Ellie LaTorre; Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Paul Varga; Florence Rivera.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Bill,  Abby, and Christopher, dealing with unspoken personal issues; The Heimroth Family;  Holly and Marc Morales, daughter and son-in-law of Paul and Joan Clause, as Marc is experiencing serious issues with his employment - pray for God's wisdom for Marc as he faces challenging decisions, and for peace and reassurance for Holly during this stressful time; Amber and others as they face the challenges of beginning their college education - pray that God will bless them with wisdom in all of the many choices, and decisions that they are facing; Cliff, desperately in need of prayers; Greg and Lisa, fighting addictions; Christians everywhere who are suffering persecution; Libby Little.
  • those who are traveling.
  • reassurance and peace for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
  • our residence-bound members Gordie Van Buren, Murray Leonardson, and Joan Van Alstyne.

Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists, especially those whose names are in bold type.  Please forward this information, as well as new praise and prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call Paul at 859-4158. 

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR HEART AND PRAYERS THE MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES AROUND THE WORLD THAT KRC HELPS TO SUPPORT:

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

 


WORKING TOGETHER TO END WORLD HUNGER.


   Around the world, more than 868 million people lack adequate food, and more than 25.000 die each day from hunger related illnesses.

  

   Stop Hunger Now meal packing events are volunteer based programs that compile highly nutritious dehydrated meals of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring and 21 essential vitamins and minerals.  Stop Hunger Now provides millions of nutritious meals and other life saving aid to children and families all over the world.  Stop Huger Now collaborates with existing development efforts in vulnerable communities to provide meals to places such as schools, orphanages, nurseries and medical clinics.  Each meal costs just 25 cents and a group of 60 volunteers can package 15,000 meals in just 2 hours.  That's where you come in!

OUR GOAL IS 15,000 MEALS!

 


 For 2014 our goal at the Kinderhook Reformed Church is 15,000 meals!  That means 2 things: 

  1.  We need 15,000 quarters ($3,750) to pay for the meals.  

  2.  We need  at least 60 volunteers, unloaders & food packers of all ages to complete this mission!

WE NEED YOU!

  OUR PACKING EVENT WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 AT 1 PM.  You and your church or organization can help raise funds and/or participate in the packing day!  Please join us as we gather together with STOP HUNGER NOW to be the hands and feet of Christ in this mission to feed the hungry!  For more information or to sign up to volunteer please contact the church at 518-758-6401 or krc@fairpoint.net   (Please send any funds raised to the church by September 15th so that we may confirm the number of meals we will be packing on the 27th!  If we raise more money we can pack more meals!)

 

HAPPY SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY!

Jane Deane (1st), Donna Flansburg (5th), Morgan Hickman (5th),

Tana Thompson (6th), Abigail Wood (6th), Gordie Van Buren (11th -

Gordie is celebrating his 88th birthday!),  John Bosquet-Morra (13th),

Dawn Van Buren (20th), Sophie Barmen (22nd), Phil Sherman (23rd),

 Bob Wildermuth (23rd), Nancy Baker (26th), Chuck Rothermel (30th)

 

 

The Baptist Church of Northville, NY Presents

Men’s Leadership Conference

“Enabling, Encouraging and Empowering”

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014

 

 “. . . and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”    I Timothy 2:2

 

The goal of this conference is to provide an affordable, reachable conference for development of faithful men in our local churches. We at BCON believe that our churches need more, stronger, and better-developed men in leadership to meet the growing challenges of the coming years. We believe that God has placed us where we are, and made us what we are, to help in that process.

 

Please register by TODAY, SEPTEMBER 10, by phone: 518-863-8001 

Registration Fee:  $10, including lunch, coffee, and snacks

7 sessions are scheduled, including:

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Get Set, Get Set . . .”

“Absolute Integrity”

“A Layman’s Guide to Teaching and Preaching”

For additional information about these and other sessions being offered, please pick up the flyer available on the back table.

The Baptist Church of Northville is located at 111 N. 1st Street, Northville, NY,

1 hour and 40 minutes northwest of Kinderhook on Great Sacandaga Lake.

 

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 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 at anytime, call 859-4158.Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Services

 

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