September 22, 2013

Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Service for September 22, 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                                                                                           God of Wonders

  Prayer of Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                        Luke 16:1-13 (p. 740-741)

  Message                                              “Short Term Profits and Worldly Commissions”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Profession of Faith

  Offering

  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                                               Love Divine All Loves Excelling

*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:  Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Gary Leggett

Greeter(s):  Barbara Vosburgh

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

Guest Organist:  David Smith

 

  Prelude     Grave; Adagio from Sonata No. 2         F. Mendelssohn           

  Welcome, Announcements, and God’s Greeting

DRAWING NEARER TO GOD

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Based on 1 Timothy 2:3-5.

Come, let us worship God our Savior,

     who desires everyone to be saved,

     and to come to the knowledge of the  truth.
Come, let us praise the one mediator between God and humankind,
     Jesus the Christ, who gave himself a ransom for all!

*Hymn of Praise #2                                                                                    Holy, Holy, Holy

TURNING OUR HEARTS TO GOD

  Call to Confession - Heidelberg Catechism Q & A #5

Q.  Can you live up to God’s Law and will?

   A.  No.1  I have a natural tendency to hate God and my neighbor.2

1 Rom. 3:9-20, 23; 1 John 1:8, 10.

2 Gen. 6:5; Jer. 17:9; Rom. 7:23-24; 8:7; Eph. 2:1-3; Titus 3:3.

The God who knows us through and through, and loves us still, invites us to   honestly confess our shortcomings.

  Prayer of Confession (Unison)

We confess that the demands of this world expect us to be shallow and fake. They require us to greet warmly even those whose very presence makes our stomachs churn. God, we are tired of faking it. We ask that you fill our cups to overflowing with your love – a love that can look on a sin-sick world and see people for whom you are willing to die. Help us to be able to have more than the fake, commercial love that the world offers.

[Silent Prayer of Confession]

Together with the psalmist we pray:

“Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.  Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake. Amen.”   (Psalm 79:8-9)

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)

    Heidelberg Catechism Q & A #56

    Q.  What do you believe concerning “the forgiveness of sins”?

A.  I believe that God, because of Christ’s satisfaction, will no longer remember any of my sins1 or my sinful nature which I need to struggle against all my life.2  Rather, by grace God grants me the righteousness of Christ to free me forever from judgment.3

1 Ps. 103:3-4, 10, 12; Mic. 7:18-19; 2 Cor. 5:18-21; 1 John 1:7;2:2.       2 Rom. 7:21-25. 3 John 3:17-18; Rom. 8:1-2.

     Believe this, and praise God for your salvation!

           Hallelujah! Amen!

  Children’s Sermon

  Prayer of Blessing upon Our Children  (Unison)

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.

ALLOWING GOD TO SHAPE US

  Solo, Deborah Spaulding, soprano  “O Lord most Holy”  (Panis angelicus)   César Franck

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                      Luke 16:1-13 (p. 740-741)

  Message                                            “Short Term Profits and Worldly Commissions”

  Prayer of Thanks

  GIVING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES FOR GOD’S GLORY

  Offering/Offertory   Finale (Andante) from Sonata No. 6    F. Mendelssohn

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

Gracious God, who has blessed us abundantly with many good gifts, after your example we lay these offerings before you. May they be used to promote the Good News of Christ; the whole truth of scripture; and the spiritual nourishment, growth, and joy of those within our church family and far beyond.  Amen.  

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

  Hymn of Dedication #558                                               Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

*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    Fuga from Sonata No. 6                           F. Mendelssohn

 
~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.

     NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013, 3:00 PM.  “The Art of Song in England”  Vocal solo & piano music 1900-1950, featuring works of Benjamin Britten, Frank Bridge, Roger Quilter, Gerald Finzi, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Performing will be soprano Amanda Boyd, tenor Jon Morrell and pianist David Smith.

     Food items are needed for the reception following next Sunday’s concert.  If you are able to contribute to this ministry, please sign up at the back table.

     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.)

       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.

                                                                                                ~*~*~*~*~*~*~

       Also directed by David Smith, KRC’s Fourth Annual Lessons and Carols Christmas Worship Service will be presented on December 22. Lessons and Carols is a worship service celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books, and the Gospels, along with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns, and choir music. The first Lessons and Carols was held on Christmas Eve, 1918, at King's College, Cambridge, England, and has been broadcast from there by the BBC to millions of listeners around the world each Christmas Eve since 1931. The order of worship was adapted from an order prepared 38 years earlier by Edward White Benson, Bishop of Truro. Tradition says that the bishop organized a 10 pm service in Cornwall on Christmas Eve, 1880, in a temporary wooden shed serving as his cathedral.

      A Christmas gift to our community from the KRC family, Lessons and Carols is open to all.

 

~THANK YOU FROM CAPITAL CITY RESCUE MISSION~

Dear KRC Friends – Thank you so much for your donation of school supplies! Your gift is a crucial part of helping the Mission offer the basic necessities of life.  And even beyond this, you are sending a message to someone in need that you care.                                                               

                                                                          With a grateful heart, Perry Jones

Please pick up your copy of

Libby Little’s August Update on the back table.

 

     The Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery is sponsoring a BROOKS BAR-B-CUE again this year from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, on the front and side lawns of the church. Full dinners are $10, and chicken-only dinners, $7.  PLEASE SEE GARY LEGGETT OR JIM DUNHAM FOR TICKETS.  All proceeds will go toward operation and maintenance of the cemetery grounds, an increasingly costly ministry to our community, and the Cemetery Committee is counting on your help in making this important fundraising event a success again this year.  As part of the fundraiser, desserts will be sold at a very reasonable price to enhance the meal.  IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DONATE BAKED GOODS TO HELP SUPPLY THE DESSERT MENU, PLEASE INDICATE YOUR CONTRIBUTION ON THE SIGN-UP SHEET AT THE BACK TABLE.

 

     The Consistory would like to thank all who have contributed to the more than $3,500 received to date toward the cost of replacing the parsonage windows.  The total expenditure for this capital improvement is upward of $7,000, and additional donations will be greatly appreciated.    Gifts clearly designated "Parsonage Windows" may be placed in the weekly offering plate.

 
"THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the main floor classroom opposite the church office, and we warmly invite you to join us in creating new plans and new items for the 2013 KRC Bazaar.  IF YOU ENJOY CRAFT ACTIVITIES, BUT ARE UNABLE TO MEET WITH US ON FRIDAY MORNINGS, PLEASE CONSULT WITH DAWN TUTTLE ABOUT HOW YOU MAY BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE BAZAAR BY WORKING FROM HOME ON YOUR OWN TIME SCHEDULE. 
 

If you are willing to reserve Saturday, October 5, 2013, on your calendar for participating in the ministry of packaging 10,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Program at Ghent Reformed Church, please sign on the sheet provided on the back table. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a short time of devotions, followed by a brief gathering to learn about world hunger and the true blessings we have in our small community. Lunch is at noon, and the meal packaging process, which should take only about an hour and a half, will begin at 1:00 pm.

 

HAPPY SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY

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

Gordie Van Buren (11th – his 87th Birthday!)

John Bosquet-Morra (13th), Dawn Van Buren (20th),

Sophie Barmen (22nd), Phil Sherman (23rd), Nancy Baker (26th),

Chuck Rothermel (30th).

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.  Pray also that the KRC church family would be consumed with our Lord's Word, and that from His Word, our deeds would glorify Him; our love and kindness for each other would overflow; and we would walk as the people He would have us be.
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,  misunderstanding, 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: families and friends grieving those who died in the recent shootings at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard, and for the speedy recovery of those injured; those grieving the recent death of Wendy Ordway; those grieving the recent death of Carol Krause, Patti Varga's godmother; Alice, friend of the Riveras, grieving the recent death of husband, Duke.
Dawn Tuttle, recovering from knee replacement this past Thursday. Pray for a speedy healing and return to full mobility without complication for Dawn.
Gail, daughter of a long-time friend of Barbara Vosburgh, recovering from breast cancer surgery this past week. 
Kathy White (former teaching colleague of Dawn Van Buren), recovering from recent kidney cancer surgery and undergoing chemo for lung cancer.
Beatrice, nearly 95, not doing well in her fight with cancer.
George, father of Lisa (friend of Nancy Baker), not doing well in his battle with severe pneumonia while receiving chemo for leukemia.
others battling or recovering from cancer:  Mary Ann, friend of Erika Johnson; Jenny Kline; Penny, cousin of Florence Rivera; Tom Kennedy; Charlie Roppolo; Barbette Leclair; Paul Varga’s friend; Peter; John Warren; Patti and Diane; Uncle Tony; Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Rosanne; Connie; Sal Alessi; Tom Saulpaugh; Donna Scalera.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care:  Roberta; Dan McNeil; Susan Lavin, friend of the Dicks; Gail, sister of John Schubert; Dan, friend of Patrice Lyons; Char, sister of Lori Kolb-Speer; Jim, cousin of Florence Rivera; 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; Jeannie Dunbar; Joe McCormick; Paul Varga; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Maureen Mooney; Faity Tuttle.  
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: the Christians in Egypt; Jim and Barbara Hatch; Joan Van Alstyne; the Lamont Family; the Crawford Family; 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 making and 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.

 

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

 
 
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 the church family.
the blessing of family, friends.
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.
Praise that Ruth Edge’s presence in worship last Sunday, but continued prayers as she struggles with lingering viral symptoms.
the good news that Stacey Baker has found and is enjoying an internship in her field, and prayers that it might soon become a paid position.
Susan Lavin’s successful lung surgery.  Doctors were able to remove all the mass and Susan is recovering nicely; she will probably beat the anticipated healing period, and husband Ed sends "thanks" for all the thoughts and prayers.

 

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.  The full share does not have to be given at one time, but may be given in as many increments as are convenient. All contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.”

KRC GUIDED TOURS

The church will be open for guided tours from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday mornings through October 12. If you are willing to volunteer as a tour guide, help-sheets for noting points of interest within the sanctuary, recording the number of visitors, and opening and closing the church building are available to assist you in providing this outreach ministry.  If this appeals to you as a way to serve the Lord, please contact Jane Deane, 758-7051.

 

OFFICE, 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,  September 22

      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

Mon.,  September 23

      6:45 pm  Outreach Ministry meets

Tues., September  24

     7:00 pm  Youth Group meets

Thur, September  26

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.,   September  27

      9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

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

Sat.,   September  28 
    10:00 am to Noon – Free guided tours, KRC’s sanctuary, Saturdays through 10/12

Sun.,  September  29

      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  Concerts in the Village,  “The Art of Song in England”  @ KRC

                                Reception following in the Fellowship Room

Wed, October  2

      3:30 – 6:30 pm  Brooks Bar-b-cue at KRC to benefit KRC Cemetery

Sat.,  October  5

    10:00 am – 2:30 pm  Volunteer packaging of 10,000 meals for the

                Stop Hunger Now Program - Ghent Reformed Church

 

Servers Next Sunday, September 29, 2013

       Ushers:  Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Gary Leggett

       Greeter(s):  Bob and Jean Wildermuth

 

  October 2017  
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
     
This Week's Events
OCT

23

MON
Outreach Ministry Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
OCT

24

TUE
Sr High Youth Group
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Youth Grades 9 & up are invited for FOOD, FUN & FAITH! All are welcome! Hang out with us & learn a little more about the Word of God!
OCT

26

THU
Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
1 & 2 Thessalonians
Prayer Group
10:00 AM
Small Group Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bible Study Group
Bible Search