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September 30, 2012

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 A.M. September 30, 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): Sue Patterson
Preschool Nursery facility available downstairs.

Celebration of Worship
   PRELUDE              Toccata Quinta (Andante) in C major         J. E. Eberlin          
  WELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS
*GREETING AND PASSING OF THE PEACE
  CALL TO WORSHIP -
       Arise! Arise and lift your hearts. Arise and lift your eyes. Arise and lift   your voices.
The living God, the living, moving Spirit of God has   called us together in witness, in celebration, in struggle.
Reach out toward each other, for our God reaches out towards us!
Let us worship God!
*MORNING PRAISE - Hymn #62        Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Celebrating His Love and Provision
PRAYER OF CONFESSION:
      We confess, O living God, that when the light of Christ has burned   brightest we have sometimes found darkness more alluring; Lord, have mercy.                                                          
We confess that though you have asked us to let our light  shine, we find ways to hide it so well. Lord, have mercy.
Depending not on our virtue, nor on our faith, but solely on your grace, we seek your pardon for shunning you and for our many other trespasses.
   [Silent personal confession]

ASSURANCE OF PARDON
     Raise your heads now and face your freedom, a new freedom      because  of Christ.  For you are forgiven. Your future is open. You are free to live. .
           Thanks Be To God!
CHILDREN'S PRAYER OF BLESSING
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.
          (Children are dismissed to their teachers for Sunday School.)

 


Allowing God to Shape Us
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION -
    SCRIPTURE LESSON            Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22 (p. 357, 359)      
MESSAGE               "Believing The Lord Is At Work In My Life"
PRAYER OF THANKS 

                      Giving Ourselves for God's Glory
  OFFERTORY   “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott”             D. Buxtehude 
  DOXOLOGY (p.808)   Praise God From Whom All Blessings
     Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;
    Praise him above, ye heavenly host:  praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen
  INTERCESSION and THE LORD'S PRAYER
*CLOSING SONG – Hymn #447         Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God
*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. (2x)
  POSTLUDE  Fuga Quinta in C major                           J. E. Eberlin


     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 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 10 weeks.


The KRC family is cordially invited to the marriage of Derick LaTorre and Heather Donahue
in our sanctuary at 4 pm next 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.


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

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.   
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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 $6.29 per week for the remaining 13 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 $2,236 TO DATE TO HELP DEFRAY THIS EXPENSE.

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 very successful outreach of Evangelism Ministry’s recent recycling sale. Many thanks to all who contributed time, effort, & sale items to this event.
• the hand of God at work in the restoration of John Lyons’s arbitration case:  John’s job title 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.
• 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.

 

 


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.

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.
• Ken Smith recovering at home after falling.  No broken bones, but Ken was badly scraped and bruised.  Pray for Jane, and son, David, as they assist Ken.
• Laurie (Dunham) Maul, daughter of Jim and Bonnie, diagnosed with ICAD, interior carotid artery dissection, which will take several months to heal.  Laurie has been discharged from the hospital to recover at home.  Please 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 recently while cutting a tree.  Paul suffered 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 recent hip surgery. 
• Don Berlin and family as Don struggles with cancer and a prognosis that is not hopeful.
• Julie Racquet, friend of Nancy Baker, recovering from an aortic valve replacement.
• 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; 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 Paul and Joan Clause traveling to and from Ohio; Connie Frisbee Houde, Priscilla’s daughter, visiting Guam.
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Paul and Tora Lyons; 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:  Murray Leonardson, and Mike Rivera.

 


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.

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
      $117,482                  $130,843                   $10,000                   Total Assessed.  .  . $6,456
                                                                                                     YTD Contributions.  .  . $2,236

***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.