September 29, 2013

Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Service for September 29, 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                                                          Praise My Soul the King of Heaven         

  Prayer for Illumination and Scripture Lesson                         Luke 16:19-31 (p. 741)  

  Message                        “To Live Coram Deo (In God’s Presence) with No Regrets”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Profession of Faith

  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:  Jim Dunham, Fred Hickman, Barry Knights, Gary Leggett

Greeter(s):  Bob and Jean Wildermuth

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

 

  Prelude                            

  Welcome, Announcements, and God’s Greeting

 

DRAWING NEARER TO GOD

  Call to Worship  Based on Psalm 27 & John 4:23

Let us worship God, our light and our salvation.

     The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.

We desire to live in God’s house, to seek God in his holy temple.

     We come singing with joy into God’s presence

     and making music to the Lord.

Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.

     In this hour of worship,

     teach us your ways, O God, and make our paths straight.

*Hymn of Praise #5                                                                 Come, Thou Almighty King

TURNING OUR HEARTS TO GOD

  Call to Confession  Based on 1 John 1:8-9

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  In humility and faith, let us confess our sin to God.

  Prayer of Confession (Unison)

Awesome and compassionate God, you have loved us with unfailing, self-giving mercy, but we have not loved you.  You constantly call us, but we do not listen. You ask us to love, but we walk away from neighbors in need, seeking our own comforts, and wrapped in our own concerns.  We wink at evil, harbor prejudices, and yield to greed.  God of grace, as you come to us in mercy, we repent in spirit and in truth, admit our sin, and humbly ask your forgiveness through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer.  Amen

 

 [Silent Prayer of Confession]

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)  Isaiah 54:8, 43:25, 44:22

“With everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord your Redeemer.  “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.  I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, and your sins like the morning mist.  Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”

            Glory to God, we are forgiven!

  Children’s Sermon

  Prayer of Blessing upon Our Children  (Unison)

Merciful Father, make your presence, known to these children; live within them and be with them always; and through every challenge of life, may they experience your wisdom, and your peace.  Amen.

 

ALLOWING GOD TO SHAPE US

  Solo, Nancy Baker, alto                                                   To Believe, Matthew Evancho

Prayer for Illumination and Scripture Lesson                         Luke 16:19-31 (p. 741)

  Message                        “To Live Coram Deo (In God’s Presence) with No Regrets”

  Prayer of Thanks

  GIVING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES FOR GOD’S GLORY

  Offering/Offertory          

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

Gracious God, everything we have comes from you.  Our hearts and lives overflow with your abundance.  With thanksgiving, we bring to you our time, talents, and tithes.  Use these gifts that you have given us to feed others as we have been fed, to serve others as we have been served, and to bless others as we have been blessed, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

  Hymn of Commitment #569 (verses 1, 3, & 4)     Living for Jesus a Life That Is True

*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                             

  
 

~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.

 

     TODAY, 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 this afternoon’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.

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       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.

     The Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery is sponsoring a BROOKS BAR-B-CUE again this year from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. THIS COMING 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 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 THIS COMING 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 about an hour and a half, will begin at 1 pm.

 

CAPITAL CITY RESCUE MISSION CORDIALLY INVITES YOU to attend its Annual Benefit Banquet & Silent Auction, 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 destitute people who are hungry, street-weary, and hopeless.  Proceeds of the banquet will benefit needy individuals through our Transitional Living Program (TLP) (Some men have already moved into the beautiful new apartments and are grateful for a community of peers and support to help them move toward independence); Blessingdale's, our clothing give-away program, (moving into a larger space in the Transitional Living building); and CCRM’s Free Clinic, which serves over 3,000 patients each year (moving into the former Blessingdale’s).  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 12, and TICKETS WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20.  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 13.  Let the representative know if you would like to be seated with the KRC group.

 
 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, 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 Alessi family grieving the death of Becky’s grandmother this past Saturday; families and friends grieving those who died in the recent shootings in  Kenya, Somali, and Washington, D.C., and for the speedy recovery of those injured; those grieving the recent death of Wendy Ordway.
Dawn Tuttle, recovering from surgery to repair a broken femur in the same leg as her recent knee replacement.  Dawn has been discharged to St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Room 20,begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 301 Hackett Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, and can be reached on her cell phone, (518) 610-1576.   She may be there some time, as she cannot put weight on her right leg until she sees the surgeon again in 2 weeks.
Dan McNeil, who came through surgery for esophageal cancer this past Monday; however, doctors did not do all they had hoped as they discovered that the cancer is also in the soft tissue of his stomach. Although the surgery has given him some extra time and will allow him to eat some soft food, Dan's doctors say that he will not live to see the new year. Please continue to pray for his healing and for peace for him and his wife, Linda, as they face these months ahead and what is to come.
Jen Kline, fighting a difficult battle with cancer, admitted last Wednesday to Columbia Memorial with a possible infection.
Cora Ennis, mother of Dave Ennis, and Dave and Beth and family as they work through making tough decisions about Cora's future care.
Luci, fighting breast cancer, and her sister, Marilyn, who is also fighting cancer.
others battling or recovering from cancer:  Beatrice; Kathy White, friend of Dawn Van Buren; George, father of Nancy Baker’s friend; Gail, daughter of a friend of Barbara Vosburgh; Mary Ann, friend of Erika Johnson; 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: 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.
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.  
the happy news that Derick and Heather Latorre are expecting their first child next April.
the good news that Gail, daughter of a friend of Barbara Vosburgh, came through breast cancer surgery well.  Please continue prayers as she begins a regimen of radiation treatments.
the good report that Kara Ennis’s recent checkup showed that her body remains free of cancer.
the encouraging news from Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico, that she is doing much better following ovarian cancer surgery and 8 weeks of chemo. She says "the Lord got her through" this very difficult time, that she is "SO looking forward" to the rest of her life, and that she hopes to be back in the Kinderhook area for a visit next May. Guinda thanks everyone for all their prayers, but asks for continued prayers as she has one more relatively minor surgery to go through before she is "home free."
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.

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

Mon.,  September 30

      6:45 pm  Outreach Ministry meets

Tues., October 1

     7:00 pm  Youth Group meets

Wed, October  2

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

Thur, October 3

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.,   October  4 

      9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

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

Sat.,   October  5

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

                Stop Hunger Now Program - Ghent Reformed Church

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

Sun.,  October  6

      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

Mon., October 14

      6:30 pm  Consistory meets

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

 

Servers Next Sunday, October 6, 2013

       Ushers:  Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, Ben Hart, John Schubert

       Greeter(s):  Glenn and Cricket Warren

 

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