September 2, 2012

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 A.M. September 2, 2012

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor
A heartfelt “Welcome Home” from vacation in South Africa to
Pastor Rudy, Elize, Annake, and Liezl!

Guest Worship Leaders Today
Matthew & Tina Zawisza, The Living Gospel Ministry

We welcome with joy husband and wife Matthew & Tina, full-time traveling ministry team based in New York State’s Capital Region.  Specializing in Living Sermons, it is the number one priority of their ministry to teach God’s Word through hearing, seeing, experiencing, and feeling its power & truth.   

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 at the Lemonade Stand hosted by Dawn Van Buren on the front lawn following Worship.

Ushers: Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren
Greeter(s): Donna Flansburg
Preschool Nursery facility available downstairs.

Order of Worship

  PRELUDE
  WELCOME
  PRAYER & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
*CALL TO WORSHIP - Hymn #5                                  Come, Thou Almighty King
  PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION 
  SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                     Romans 12:9-21 (p. 804)
This is the Word of the Lord.
            Thanks be to God!
  MESSAGE - Pastor Visser                                
  PRAYER OF BLESSING
  PRESENTATON of TITHES & OFFERINGS – Weekly Plate & Envelope Giving   
*DOXOLOGY and OFFERTORY PRAYER  (Unison)
Heavenly Father, you first loved us, that we might know how to love; you first blessed us, that we might know how to bless; you first gave to us, that we might know how to give.  In humble gratitude, we present these offerings to you.  Sanctify them, we pray, for the purpose of upholding and furthering the Gospel of Grace through Jesus Christ, your Son.  Amen.
  ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
  PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
  LIVING SERMON                                                    “Confessions of Barabbas”
  LOVE OFFERING – In Appreciation and Support of The Living Gospel Ministry
*CLOSING PRAYER,
*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.
To God be the glory, now and forever, now and forever, amen.
  POSTLUDE

 ~WEIGHT WATCHERS PROGRAM LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS!~

A Weight Watchers informational meeting will be held at KRC at 9:30 am THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH.  Regular meetings will begin at 9:30 am on Friday, September 14th provided that a minimum of 15 people have signed up to participate. Contact Dawn Van Buren, 758-7564, as soon as possible if you are interested.

~ AT KRC  NEXT SUNDAY ~
     Please note that KRC's Sunday School will resume during the 10 a.m. Worship Service next Sunday, September 9, which is also KRC's next Communion Worship.  Please note also that Sunday School registration forms, which greatly assist the Christian Education Ministry in planning for Sunday School staff and supplies, are now available on the back table of the sanctuary.
     EVERYONE is invited to stay for the good fellowship and food to be enjoyed at KRC's annual church family picnic on the side and back lawns of the church.  Sign-up sheets are available on the back table for donating food items to the picnic.

MAYORGA CONCERT AT KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH
     On Sunday, September 30, at 4 p.m., Kinderhook Reformed Church will present a concert featuring two world class musicians, Franco Spoto, tenor, and Lincoln Mayorga, pianist, who will come together in an afternoon of Broadway hits and international favorites as well as popular classics.  This concert is made possible, in part, with public funds from the decentralization program of the New York State Council on the Arts administered through the Community Arts Grants fund in Columbia County by Greene County Council on the Arts.
     Franco Spoto has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe in concert, musical theater productions, and opera.  Among many highlights were concerts with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein.  He has also performed on Broadway as well as the Great Performances series on PBS.
     Lincoln Mayorga, pianist, conductor and composer, successfully crosses among classical, popular, and jazz music.  He has been pianist, arranger, and conductor to such artists as Marni Nixon, Johnny Mathias, Barbra Streisand, Vikki Carr, Mel Torre, Phil Ochs, Andy Williams, Frank Zappa, and Quincy Jones, as well as staff pianist for Walt Disney Studios, and he has contributed to the soundtracks of many movies.  In addition, he has collaborated with such musicians as Itzhak Perlman as well as distinguished American orchestras and the Moscow Philharmonic. 
     As part of Kinderhook Reformed Church’s 300th Year Celebration, we are honored to have Franco Spoto and Lincoln Mayorga paired for this concert.
Please join us for this wonderful afternoon.  There is a suggested donation of $15.

YOUTH GROUP WILL START AGAIN AT KRC TUESDAY NIGHTS FROM 7-8:30 PM BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 11. All youth who will be entering Grades 6 through Grade 12 in the fall are welcome to attend! Just like VBS, we have students who attend from various churches & 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 out if you'd like.  We hope to see you here on Tuesdays.   

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). 

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.  Please save wine corks and plastic grocery bags for use in this project.  A box is available in the room across from the church office for collecting these materials. 

Kinderhook Village-Wide Yard Sale – 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15th~
KRC will participate in the day’s event - rain or shine - with a Recycling Sale sponsored by the Evangelism Ministry.  We will be open Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm, and  we will also be open Thursday and Friday, Sept 13 and 14, 4 - 7 pm. Donations of gently used clothes/coats, books, toys, linens, sports equipment, small appliances, fall plant divisions, etc, would be greatly appreciated.  Helpers are needed on Wednesday and Thursday to organize sale items. Items may be dropped off now and put in the back room by the ladies restroom, or if you are unable to do this, you may arrange to have donated items picked up - see Maureen or Dawn if you have questions.  You or other interested community members may also set up your own table if you are willing to bring in, organize, and take out all of your own items. We just ask that you donate 10% of your sales to KRC. 

2012 EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR 300th YEAR
September 9, Annual KRC Family Picnic, KRC side lawn following worship
September 30, 4 pm, Spoto/Mayorga Concert @KRC
November 3, Church Bazaar
December 16, 3rd Annual Lessons & Carols with organist David Smith & choir

The Eddy Lifeline is offering FREE lifeline installations during the entire month of September, and Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene is offering a Volunteer Training Program during the month of September.  More info is available about these opportunities on the back table.

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

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 safe return of the Visser Family and Patrice and John Lyons from their recent travels.
• 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, 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..
• those, especially children, victimized by natural disasters; abuses of war and violence; exploitation; neglect; and family hostility.
• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially the Leighton and Hotaling families grieving the recent death of Mary Leighton of Stuyvesant.
• those 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.  
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Rosemary Gotz; Frank Aiello; Noreen Dick; Esther Tuttle; Tristan Debye-Saxinger; Raymond McKee; Marc Morales; Elize Visser’s mother; 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.
• the hand of God at work in the outcome of  John Lyons’s arbitration case.  
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Karina Speer; the Royce Family; Paul and Tora Lyons, whose home and belongings burned recently; 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.
• 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 & violence worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and reassurance.

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.

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.
 

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.  2
     10:00 am  Worship – Rev. Visser and Family back from SA travels.
    Living Sermon, “Confessions of Barabbas,” The Living Gospel Ministry
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Adult Bible study group meets, main floor classroom
Thur., Sept. 6
  9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC -  Joyce Meyer study                
                         “Battlefield of the Mind”
     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Fri.,   Sept. 7
  9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets @ KRC
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
Sun., Sept.  9 
     10:00 am  Communion Worship and Reopening of Sunday School
     Church Family Picnic, KRC lawn immediately following Worship
(Adult Sunday School and Bible Study Groups in recess Sept. 9.)
Mon., Sept. 10
7:00 pm  Consistory meets
Tues., Sept. 11 
        7 – 8:30 pm  KRC Youth Group Resumes
Thurs, Fri,  4 – 7 pm and Sat,  9 am – 3 pm, September 13, 14, & 15
           KRC Recycling Sale sponsored by Evangelism Ministry
   in conjunction with Kinderhook Village-wide Yard Sale Sept. 15
Sun. Sept. 30
        4 pm  Spoto/Mayorga Concert @KRC

Servers Next Sunday, September 9, 2012
Ushers:   Jeff Barmen, Derick Latorre, Steve Shpur, Bob Wildermuth
Greeter(s): Dawn Tuttle

Ushers:   Jeff Barmen, Derick Latorre, Steve Shpur, Bob Wildermuth
Greeter(s): Dawn Tuttle


 

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