September 23, 2012

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 A.M. September 23, 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: Al Dick, Merrill Johnson, Leré Visagie, Paul Zietsman
Greeter(s): Maureen Mooney
Preschool Nursery facility available downstairs.

Celebration of Worship   PRELUDE                                
  WELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS
*GATHERING SONG - Hymn #558               Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
*GREETING AND PASSING OF THE PEACE
  CALL TO WORSHIP - Based on Psalm 8
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
     Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet.    
     Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
MORNING PRAYER and PERSONAL CONFESSION

Celebrating His Love and Provision
  PRAISE SONGS
  CHILDREN'S PRAYER OF BLESSING
Great God, make your presence, known to these children; live within them and be with them always.  Assure them that you hear their prayers and that you always answer as a caring Father, even though the answer may not be what they expected.  Through every difficulty of life, may they experience your comfort, and your peace.  Amen
(Children are dismissed to their teachers for Sunday School.)

Allowing God to Shape Us

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION - Hymn #536                 Open Our Eyes Lord
    SCRIPTURE LESSON                                              Luke 13:1-9 (p. 738)      
MESSAGE                         "From Problems to Promises"
PRAYER OF THANKS                       

Giving Ourselves for God's Glory
  OFFERING / OFFERTORY    Solo, Deborah Spaulding, soprano - O Lord of Hosts
  DOXOLOGY and PRAYER
  PRAYER OF INTERCESSION and THE LORD'S PRAYER
*CLOSING SONG – Hymn #306 (verses 1-3)  Standing on the Promises of God
*BENEDICTION, & RESPONSE – Hymn #306                      God Be with You
  POSTLUDE

         The Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery is sponsoring a BROOKS BAR-B-CUE again this year from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, on the front and side lawns of the church. All proceeds will go toward operation and maintenance of the cemetery grounds, which has become an increasingly costly ministry to our community over the years.  BAR-B-CUE reservations may be made by phone by calling 758-9492, or by calling the church office, 758-6401, and leaving your reservation information on either answering machine.  PAYMENT BY CHECK OR BY CASH FOR PHONE RESERVATIONS, WILL BE COLLECTED WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE BAR-B-CUE, AND MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN 5:45 PM THAT DAY.  If you prefer, you may purchase prepaid tickets from Jim Dunham, Gary Leggett, or other representative of the  Cemetery Committee.
     As part of the fundraiser, we will also be selling desserts, 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 Cemetery Committee remembers gratefully your support of last year’s BAR-B-CUE, and is counting on your help in making this important fundraising event a success again this year.

~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

~OCTOBER WOMEN’S RETREAT~

Grace Fellowship Church in Albany is hosting a women’s retreat, “AMONG FRIENDS,” Friday evening and Saturday morning, October 26 and 27.  Some of the women of our KRC family are planning to attend, and you are cordially invited to join them.  More information about the retreat is available on the back table.


~WEIGHT WATCHERS PROGRAM!~

Regular meetings are being held at 9:30 am
Friday mornings for the next 11 weeks.

ATTENTION LADIES:
Camp Pinnacle is hosting the 2012 Ladies Fall Retreat this coming weekend, September 28-30, with Libby Little.  Come for a time of worship and learning from God's Word.  Other activities include hiking, crafts, hayrides, horseback riding, and much more.  More information is on the back table.


Capital City Rescue Mission cordially invites you to attend its Annual Benefit Banquet & Silent Auction, “CELEBRATING GOD’S FAITHFULNESS!” You may attend either Wednesday or Thursday, 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 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.


The KRC family is cordially invited to the marriage of Derick LaTorre and Heather Donahue
in our sanctuary at 2 pm Saturday, October 6.


THE PROPERTY MINISTRY IS IN NEED OF MORE PEOPLE TO HELP ON THE MINISTRY.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND ABLE, PLEASE CONTACT AL DICK.


YOUTH GROUP HAS STARTED AGAIN AT KRC, TUESDAY NIGHTS, FROM 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.   
 

KRC SMALL GROUPS
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.  Jane Deane (1st), Donna Flansburg (5th), Morgan Hickman (5th), Gordie Van Buren (11th - his 86th birthday!), John Bosquet-Morra (13th),
Dawn Van Buren (20th), Sophie Barmen (22nd), Phil Sherman (23rd),
Nancy Baker (26th), Chuck Rothermel (30th). 

2012 EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 300th YEAR
September 30, 4 pm, Spoto/Mayorga Concert @KRC
November 3, Church Bazaar
November 11, 4 pm Fall concert with organist David Smith & choir
December 16, 3rd Annual Lessons & Carols with organist David Smith & choir

 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 $5.84 per week for the remaining 14 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 $2,149 TO DATE TO HELP DEFRAY THIS EXPENSE.

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
      $115,415                  $127,852                   $10,000                      Total Assessed.  .  . $6,456
                                                                                                        YTD Contributions.  .  . $2,149

The Eddy Lifeline is offering FREE lifeline installations during the entire month of September. More info is available about this opportunity on the back table.

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 hand of God at work in the restoration of John Lyons’s arbitration case:  John’s job position 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.
• the encouraging news that Sal Alessi continues to tolerate chemo well and that the tumor and lymph nodes are also responding well to treatment.
• the good report that Karina Speer is home, much improved, and attending school.
• the happy time of good food and fellowship had by the many who attended  our recent annual Church Family Picnic.
• 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.

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.
• Laurie (Dunham) Maul, daughter of Jim and Bonnie, diagnosed with ICAD, interior carotid artery dissection, which will take several months to heal.  This problem is more than likely the cause of the terrific headaches and eye problem Laurie has been suffering. Please pray for a definitive diagnosis from her neurologist, and pray also for Laurie’s family and for Jim and Bonnie at this difficult time.
• Paul Rogati, son-in-law of Caryl Skow, who fell from a ladder this past week while cutting a tree.  Paul is suffering bleeding on the brain, a broken hip, and a broken wrist; however, he is in stable condition and is responding slowly but positively to treatment.
• quick healing for Susie Barger, recovering from hip surgery this past Monday. 
• Don Berlin and family as Don struggles with cancer and a prognosis that is not hopeful.
• others battling or recovering from cancer: 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.  
• others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Doc, friend of Joan and Paul Clause, who suffered a broken leg and may need surgery; 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 Connie Frisbee Houde, Priscilla’s daughter, visiting Guam.
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Paul and Tora Lyons; Karina Speer; 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:  Ken Smith; Murray Leonardson, and Mike Rivera.


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.

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.

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


Metz Wood Harder is sponsoring FREE flu shots to cardholders of Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, Empire, MVP, & CDPHP on October 3rd from 7:30 - 11:30 am at their office conference room.  More information is on the back table. 


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

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.

          
KRC 2012-2013 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory, Classis Delegate

                                                  Deacons
Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family    758-6640
Patrice Lyons – ’13,  Missions   758-8400
Barbara Vosburgh –’13,  Stewardship / Treasurer    758-6512

                                                   Elders
Dave Ennis – ’13,  Worship    784-9656
Maureen Mooney – ’12,  Evangelism / Clerk     210-6079
Dawn Van Buren – ’13,  Cemetery / Pastoral Relations /
                                           Personnel / VP of Consistory    758-7564
Patti Varga–’12,  Christian Education     392-4771

                   John Schubert, Chairman, Classis Financial Committee

                                             KRC STAFF
                   KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant     
                 Paul Clause – 859-4158                   Liz Carroll – 758-6034
                                Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton
                               Greg Clause – 369-8472, 758-1338

COMING EVENTS
Today, Sept. 23
       8:30 am  Early Worship Service planning  meeting, Fellowship Room
     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
Mon., Sept. 24
     10:00 am  Church Family Ministry meets
Tues., Sept. 25 
       7 –  8:30 pm  KRC Youth Group
Thur., Sept. 27
  9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC -  Joyce Meyer study                
                         “Battlefield of the Mind”
      10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Fri.,   Sept. 28
  9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets @ KRC
  9:30 am  Weight Watchers meeting
Saturdays through September - Clothing Barn
       9:30 am – 12:30 pm  North Chatham United Methodist Church
Saturdays through October 13
     10:00 am – Noon   Free KRC guided tours
Fri. – Sun., September 28 – 30 
      Women’s retreat with Libby Little, Camp Pinnacle
Sun. Sept. 30
       8:30 am  Early Worship Service planning  meeting, Fellowship Room
     10:00 am  Worship Service and Sunday School
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
       4:00 pm  Spoto/Mayorga Concert @KRC
Wed., Oct. 3
   3:30 – 6:30 pm  Brooks BBQ @ KRC to benefit KRC Cemetery
Sat., Oct. 6
   2:00 pm  LaTorre/Donahue marriage, KRC sanctuary

Tues., Wed., October 23, 24 - 5 pm  CCRM Silent Auction and Banquet

Fri., Sat., October 26 – 27
        Women’s retreat, “Among Friends,” Grace Fellowship Church, Albany 


Servers Next Sunday, September 30, 2012
Ushers:   Al Dick, Merrill Johnson, Leré Visage, Paul Zietsman
Greeter(s): Sue Patterson

 

 

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