September 4, 2016

   

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH - REV. RUDY VISSER, PASTOR

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Welcome visitors!  Please fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.

  Following worship today, all are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments at the Lemonade Stand on the front lawn of the church.

Thanks to today’s ushers, Will Ferguson, Jonathan Pratt, Chuck Rothermel

Thanks to today’s greeter(s), Joy Bertram

 Preschool nursery available downstairs.

Guest Organist David Smith

 

 

  9 A.M.  CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

Please Note -  Today is the last combined summer Sunday worship service.

The 8:30 and 10 a.m. worship services begin again next Sunday.

 

  Prelude                       Andantino from the 2nd Suite, op. 27                  Léon Boëllmann

  Welcome, Announcements, and God's Greeting

 

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship (Responsive)  Based on Isaiah 12

I will give thanks to God;
       I will trust, and will not be afraid.
The Lord God is my strength and my might;
       God has become my salvation.
       Shout aloud and sing for joy, for great in your midst is the Holy One.

*Praise Hymn (Screen)                                                     As the Dear Panteth for the Water

  Morning Prayer

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession

Sin is knowing better. Confession of sin is admitting to God that we do know better and asking God for strength to do better. Today I shall ask you to offer your personal confession to God in complete silence. Some of you may wish to confess your true feelings about a person you are supposed to love but do not really love. Others may want to confess a failure of nerve: a time when you played it safe when you knew that you should speak up, protest, propose an alternative. All of us, I am sure, will find something to confess, something very specific, something of which we are truly ashamed. Let us join in silent confession.

  Prayer of Confession 

[Silent Prayer of Personal Confession]

  Assurance of Forgiveness  (Responsive)

God knows that we know better. His forbearance is divine, the store of his forgiveness inexhaustible. By the gift of his only Son, he has shown us to what length he will go to redeem us. By his Spirit working in us and among us, God offers, to all who truly seek it, a new and abundant life. 

       Thanks be to God.  Amen.

 

 

 

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Blessing on the Word proclaimed                       

  Scripture                                                                                                Philemon 1-21 (p. 845)

  Message                                                                         “Social Status, Dissolved in Christ!”

  Prayer of Thanks

 

 

Celebrating God

  Offering/Offertory                         Offertoire, op. 29/1                             Léon Boëllmann

  Doxology #809                                                    Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

 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.

*Offertory Prayer (Unison)

       Great God, whose gifts are infinite,

With thankfulness we give in gratitude and joy.

With prayerfulness we give in sacrifice and love.

With hopefulness we give in commitment to God.  Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer, and The Lord’s Prayer

*Closing Hymn of Praise #584                                                    Have Thine Own Way, Lord

*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                              Sortie (Toccatini), op. 29/4                              Léon Boëllmann

  

   

     The Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery is sponsoring a BROOKS BAR-B-CUE again this year from 3:00 - 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, on the front and side lawns of the church. PRICES ARE $12 FOR THE FULL DINNER AND $8 FOR CHICKEN ONLY.  All proceeds will go toward operation and maintenance of the cemetery grounds, which has, over the years, become an increasingly costly community ministry.  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.  If you prefer, you may purchase prepaid tickets from Jim Dunham, Gary Leggett, or another representative of the Cemetery Committee.

     As part of the fundraiser, we will also be selling desserts to enhance the meal at a very reasonable price.  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.

 

 

 

 

~STOP HUNGER NOW FOOD-PACKAGING EVENT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15~
 Stop Hunger Now packages and ships food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to 
end global hunger in our lifetime.  Established in 1998, over 500,000 volunteers have been engaged to package 
meals, and over 225 million meals have been provided in 74 countries.  This year, 45 million meals will be 
packaged, and over $9 million in donated health supplies will be shipped.  A STOP HUNGER NOW FOOD-PACKAGING EVENT 
IS AN IMMENSELY REWARDING EXPERIENCE OF EASY, HANDS-ON WORK, FUN, AND FELLOWSHIP THAT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!  
A group of 40 to 50 volunteers (any age) can package over 10,000 meals in just two hours.  Our local packaging 
event will take place beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 15, at the Kinderhook Town Hall (formerly Martin H. 
Glynn school) on Church Street in Valatie, during which we hope to pack 20 – 30 thousand meals.  Plan to lend a 
helping hand to this extraordinary ministry. Volunteer unloaders are needed at noon, and volunteer packers are 
needed from 1 – 3 pm.  A signup sheet is available on the back table to give us a general idea of the number 
participating from KRC.  Official registration can be done online, and a link to Stop Hunger Now for doing this 
can be found on our website, kinderhookreformedchurch.net.  Official registration can also be done at the Town 
Hall the day of the event.  Donations may be made online as well using the KRC website link, or directly through 
the church by check with “Stop Hunger” in the memo line.  A donation of 29¢ buys one meal, $29 one hundred meals, 
$290 one thousand meals.  Your co-workers might be willing to offer $29, or a business might be interested in 
making a $290 donation.

 

 

~NOTE FROM KRC OUTREACH MINISTRY ON STOP HUNGER NOW DONATIONS~

From August 1 to September 30, the KRC Outreach Ministry will be collecting redeemable cans and bottles in the designated bins located both at the Kinderhook Transfer Station on 9-H and at the church.  Call Tana (518-495-3621) if you need assistance. All money received will benefit the Stop Hunger Now drive.

 

HAPPY SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY!

Jane Deane (1st), Donna Flansburg (5th), Tana Thompson (6th), Abigail Wood (6th),

 Dawn Van Buren (20th), Phil Sherman (23rd), Bob Wildermuth (23rd),

Nancy Baker (26th), Chuck Rothermel (30th

 

 

 

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS OUR MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES

Dave and Char Alexander, RCA missionaries, Taiwan;

Alight Pregnancy Center, Hudson

Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Albany

Compassion International, KRC-Sponsored Children:

Evelin Chuquinia, 15, Bolivia              Giulbert Muguna, 18, Kenya

Alex and Fran Knauss, Trans-World Radio

Maureen Menard, Youth with a Mission

Dick and Carolyn Otterness, RCA missionaries, Hungary

Brian and Bea Post, Wycliffe Bible Translators

Seth and Melissa Rogati, missionaries, Young Life Ministry, St. Thomas

Betty Ann Stedwell, Christar International Mission

 

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith journey. Pray also that God will provide opportunities for us to witness for Jesus, and give us the courage and winsome words needed to make the most of these opportunities.
  • Rev. Paige Convis, KRC’s new associate pastor, as she fulfills her ministerial duties as full-time pastor to the Muitzeskill and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches.
  • KRC ministries, programs & projects and those planning & administering them: KRC’s Consistory; KRC’s administrative ministries; Adult and Children’s Sunday School; KRC’s Youth Group; KRC’s small group ministries; Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; 1st Friday, and other outreach programs. Pray especially for the Stop Hunger Now fundraising campaign and upcoming meal-packing event in October. 
  • our state, national, and world leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely. Pray especially that God’s hand will direct our nation’s upcoming Presidential and other government elections.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace.
  • victims world-wide suffering natural and other hardships and tragedies: famine, earthquakes, and other climate-related disasters; economic instability; poverty, hunger, and poor health; political oppression, unrest, terrorism, war, displacement.
  • those grieving the death of loved ones, especially Suzy Nieman's cousin, John, his wife, Cheryl, and their 5-year-old son, Tyler, who have just lost their infant son and brother, Alexander – remember as well Alexander’s grandfather, Steve; also remember the Jensen and Borelli families and friends grieving the recent death of Ron Jensen, brother-in-law of John and Jane Dean.  
  • those who, even after many years, still hurt from the void left by loved ones who have passed on from this world, especially Jim and Barbara Hatch. 
  • all who have suffered and struggled with significant recent loss of any kind.
  • reassurance, peace, and dignity for loved ones nearing the close of this life.     
  • those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Nancy Stewart.
  • Patti Varga's Uncle Martin, who has been visiting in the area, hospitalized at Albany Med with a fractured skull following a fall.
  • Dave Ennis, recovering from knee-replacement surgery this past Tuesday.
  • others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Paul; Jay Rippel; Fred Borelli; Mark; Virginia Rothermel; Vicki Smith; Maggie; Art Gross; Angie Rivera; Susan Clause; Stacey Baker; Harriet Stockhoff; Ruth Edge; Merrill Johnson; Jean Skipper; Floyd Haber; Alan Dick; Paul Varga; Liz Carroll; Laurie Maul.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Angie, friend of Sara Hartman; 6-month-old grandson of Rick; Ann; Jill; Donna Scalera; Jay; Ron Dick; Steve; Dorothy Wheeler; Baby Szafran; TJ Vooris; Judy Alvarez; Leonard Blish; Carol, Elize Visser’s sister-in-law; Marlene.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Don and Phyllis Tymeson; Harry Sturgill; Donna and Jason; Amber; Martha; Laurie; Cydney Rippel, Carly Rippel, Greg Clause Jr., and others as they face the challenges of a higher level of education or seek a career; the Lamont Family; the alarming wave of new, young heroin addicts; Vince Beaudoin.
  • those who are traveling.
  • residence-bound KRC family, Murray Leonardson; Joan Van Alstyne; George Clowe.

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR 

  • Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision, and for the Christ-centered messages God gives to Pastor each and every Sunday for the spiritual nourishment and growth of our church family.
  • the inspirational ministries of our guest preachers, Perry Jones, Tom McCrossan, John Bowen, and others who lead worship at KRC from time to time.
  • those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, and those who have sacrificed their well-being and lives for the peace & liberties we enjoy.
  • the encouraging report that Stacey Baker is doing much better following a long recovery from a serious concussion; she is having fewer and fewer bad days, and is making good progress in her college studies.
  • the good news that Jay Rippel is recovering well from recent knee surgery and is now able to be in worship with us.
  • the good report that a friend of Claudia and Arnie March is doing well following a recent golf-ball injury.
  • the good report that Virginia Rothermel is doing well. Ginny thanks the congregation for the cards and messages of encouragement she received, and she hopes to be back in church soon!
  • His provision for all of our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows His love to us, especially during difficult times.
  • the many dedicated and hard-working friends and members of the Kinderhook Reformed Church Family who serve on Consistory, ministries, and committees; teach Sunday School; lead Youth Group, Bible studies, and prayer group; organize special events; prepare food, serve, and clean up for coffee hours, receptions, and dinners; and who always offer whatever support they can to those in need.

 

Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists.  Please forward this information, as well as new requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call 859-4158.

 

~AVAILABLE NOW ON THE BACK TABLE~

  • Fall course offerings and registration information for The School for Christian Living and Serving, a ministry of the Mid-Hudson and Orange Classes
  • Information on “Taking Care of Our Fathers and Mothers: Preventing, Identifying, and Addressing Elder Abuse in Our Communities,” a conference sponsored by Common Ground Dispute Resolution September 13 at Columbia-Greene Community College

 

PULPIT FLOWERS

Many KRC family and friends have, in the past, provided cut flowers for the pulpit in celebration of an anniversary or birthday, in honor of a special day or event, and in loving memory of family and friends who have passed away. During the summer months, those of you who are gardeners are invited to arrange and display your own garden flowers on a Sunday of your choice.  If you are interested in providing flowers for a particular Sunday, contact Dawn, 758-7564.

 

~STEWARDSHIP UPDATE~

Praise God that our weekly offering this past Sunday was $1,833 just over half our weekly need of $3,000.  Many thanks to those who have recently made substantial gifts toward bringing our income more closely into line with expenses, and to our regular contributors who “doubled up” on their giving to cover the Sundays they missed. Stewardship Ministry continues to urge everyone to give prayerful consideration to how they might adjust their giving to help keep income at a level that will meet daily operating expenses.   

Inspired by the abundance with which the Lord has blessed us,

 let us continue, as his faithful stewards, to be ever mindful of the need

 to maintain a weekly offering sufficient to cover our commitments.

 

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.

Please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are set aside for meetings, visitations, and counseling.

For immediate assistance at any time, call 859-4158.

Church Phone   758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

 

 

                                     KRC 2016 CONSISTORY

                     Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

                                                  Deacons

Liz Carroll – ’16  Outreach, CITV Committee, Clerk  

Derick LaTorre  ’16  Cemetery, Stewardship, Treasurer  

Tana Thompson  ’17  Church Family

Chip Wood  ’17  Property   

                                                    Elders

              Merrill Johnson – ’16  Worship
              Patrice Lyons – ’16  Outreach, Clerk

Patti Varga  ’17  Christian Education, Vice President of Consistory

Barbara Vosburgh  ’17 Personnel and Pastoral Relations

 

                                                KRC STAFF

                 KRC Office Manager              KRC Office Assistant          

              Paul Clause – 859-4158     Courtney Wood – 784-2134                                

                          KRC Sexton                 KRC Cemetery Supervisor        

               Elize Visser – 758-9311         Greg Clause – 369-8472

 

 

                                COMING EVENTS

Today, September  4 – Last Combined Worship Service of the Summer

       9:00 am  Combined Worship Service

     10:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room          

               The class continues its study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.

Tues,  September  6

       7:00 pm  Youth Group meets

Thur, September  8

      9:00 am  Small Group Bible Study @ KRC

    10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri,    September  9 

       6:00 pm  Friday Free Community Dinner – Doors open at 5:30 pm. 

Sun,  September 11      

       8:30 am  Early Communion Worship Service

     10:00 am  Communion Worship Service

     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room          

               The class continues its study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.

Sun,  September 18 – 10 am  First Sunday of Children’s Sunday School

Wed, September 28

     3:00 – 6:30 pm  Brooks Bar-B-Q @ KRC to benefit Kinderhook Cemetery  

Sat.,   October 15

      1:00 pm  Stop Hunger Now food-packaging event. Kinderhook Town Hall,       

                  Church Street, Valatie (Formerly Martin H. Glynn School)

 

                            Servers Next Sunday, September 11, 2016

       Ushers: Will Ferguson, Jonathan Pratt, Chuck Rothermel

       Greeter(s): Sally Heimroth

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