September 7, 2014

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Services

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

A warm welcome to visitors.  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

  Announcements & God's Greeting

  Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise                                                                                          O Worship the King

  Scripture Lesson                                                                               Mark 1:4-11 (p. 707)

  Message                                                                   “Baptism as a Sign of God's Favor”

  Prayer of Blessing

  Communion

  Offering

  Intercessory Prayer

*Hymn of Thanks #60                                                                Great is Thy Faithfulness

*Benediction

 

10 A.M. CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship at a baptismal reception

for Baby Ellie LaTorre and her parents downstairs in the Fellowship Room following today’s Worship service.

Ushers:  Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, Dick Silvano

Greeter(s): Donna Flansburg                    Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

Flowers are given today by Dawn Van Buren in celebration of today’s baptism.

Guest Organist:  David Smith

 Prelude                      “Lied” from Suite de Trois Morceaux                      Eugène Gigout

Drawing Near To God

  Call to Worship (Responsive)  Psalm 19:1-4

The heavens are telling the glory of God;

and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

       Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.

There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;

       yet their voice goes out through all the earth,

and their words to the end of the world.

       Praise the name of the LORD!

  Hymn #29                                                                                             O Worship the King

  Turning Our Hearts to God

  Call to Confession

As we come to this place, let us come with open minds, willing to honestly confront our shortcomings; and with open hearts, ready to receive God's forgiveness.

  Prayer of Confession (Unison)   Adapted from Psalm 51

Have mercy upon us, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercies, blot out our transgressions. Wash us thoroughly from our iniquity, and cleanse us from our sin. For we know our transgressions, and our sin is ever before us. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within us. Cast us not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of your salvation, and uphold us with a willing spirit. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

With everlasting love I will have compassion on you, says the Lord, your  Redeemer.  I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.

       Hallelujah Amen!

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Baptism   Baby Elliot Anne LaTorre, daughter of Derick and Heather LaTorre

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                               Mark 1:4-11 (p. 707)

  Message                                                                   “Baptism as a Sign of God's Favor”

  Prayer of Thanks 

  Duet                                          “O Lord Most Holy”                                     César Franck

                         Nancy Baker, Alto   -   Deborah Spaulding, Soprano

  Communion

  Offering and Offertory   “My soul doth magnify the Lord,” op. 28     Marcel Dupré

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer

  Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn of Thanks #60                                                                Great is Thy Faithfulness

*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   Praeludium primum and Fugae    J. C. F. Fischer   from Musikalischer Blumenstrauß

 

~NEW MEMBERS’ CLASSES TO BEGIN TODAY~

New members’ classes will be held at the parsonage starting today.  In order to offer participants a choice convenient to their schedules, one group will meet at 4 pm every-other-Sunday beginning this afternoon, September 7, and will continue meeting on September 21 and October 12 & 26.  Another group will meet at 6:15 pm Wednesdays beginning this coming Wednesday, September 10.  Please contact Pastor Rudy if you are interested in joining either of these classes.

 

 

~HAPPENING NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14~

  • KRC Children’s Sunday School Classes begin, 10 am Worship Service.
  • Betty Ann Stedwell, a missionary whom KRC helps to support, will attend and address both the 8:30 and 10 a.m. worship services. Betty Ann works with Christar International, and will be updating us on Christar and her involvement in its ministries. Following the 10 am worship service, Outreach will serve a light brunch in the Fellowship Hall.

 

OUTREACH MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS UPCOMING EVENTS

     Starting Friday, October 3, with a pot luck dinner, KRC plans to offer a once-a-month free meals program with an emphasis on providing a time of fellowship for those who usually eat alone.

     A Compassion International awareness program will be presented by Outreach on the weekend of November 1 and 2.  Compassion information will be displayed at the KRC Annual Bazaar on November 1, and a presentation given during worship services on November 2, including testimonies of congregants who sponsor children through Compassion.

The Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery is sponsoring a BROOKS BAR-B-CUE again this year on Wednesday, October 1, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the church.  Full dinners are $11, and advance tickets will be available soon from members of the Cemetery Committee.  All proceeds from the BBQ will go toward operation and maintenance of the cemetery grounds, an increasingly costly ministry to our community. 

HAPPY SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY

Jane Deane (1st), Donna Flansburg (5th), Morgan Hickman (5th),

Tana Thompson (6th), Abigail Wood (6th), Gordie Van Buren (11th -

Gordie is celebrating his 88th birthday!),  John Bosquet-Morra (13th),

Dawn Van Buren (20th), Sophie Barmen (22nd), Phil Sherman (23rd),

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

 

ON THE BACK TABLE

Sign-up sheet for donations of food and help, next Sunday’s brunch following Worship.

September 20 MEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, Baptist Church Of Northville, NY – information flyer 

NEW KRC DIRECTORY – Some directories are still on the back table. They are labeled in alphabetical order by family name, and if you have not yet picked yours up, please remember to do so today.

● KRC CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE MINISTRIES – KRC’s administrative ministries are looking for additional members to assist them in fulfilling their designated functions, and you are urged to prayerfully consider participating in one of these ministries.  Sign-up sheets are available on the back table.

“LET’S PRAY – Talking to God with the Words of the Bible” BOOKLETS – Pick up your free copy today from the back table.

COLUMBIA COUNTY ACTIVITY/DINING GUIDE BOOKLETS – Pick up your free copy today from the back table.

 

   MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR ONGOING GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.  IN JUNE, THE PANTRY SERVED 313 PEOPLE REPRESENTING 86 FAMILIES. THOSE SERVED INCLUDED 53 HANDICAPPED/SENIORS, 137 ADULTS, AND 123 CHILDEN.

       Donations of cake and brownie mixes would be especially appreciated at this time; however, other non-perishable foods always popular at the Pantry are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti/spaghetti sauce; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the entryways of the church.

 

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR
  • Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision.
  • 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 many dedicated and hard-working friends and members of the Kinderhook Reformed Church Family who serve on Consistory, church ministries, and committees; teach Sunday School; lead Youth Group, Bible studies, and prayer group; organize and carry out special church events; prepare food, serve, and clean up for coffee hours, receptions, and dinners; and who are always ready to offer whatever help and support they can to those in need.
  • all His provisions for our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows His love to us, especially during difficult times.

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

  • those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith, especially: Brian, who is also experiencing disabling health issues; and Craig.
  • KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs.
  • KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries, chairpersons, and supporting members.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace.
  • survivors of warfare, terrorism, violence, and natural and other disasters worldwide, especially those in Syria, Iraq, other areas of the Middle East, and in our own country, that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassurance 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 poverty and hunger; abuse; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
  • family and friends grieving the death of loved ones: the Tuttle and Carroll families grieving the sudden death of Chris Tuttle, 43, of Saranac Lake – remember especially his wife, Heather and their four children, and his father and mother, Frank and Nora Tuttle; the Burke Family, grieving the sudden death of Peter Burke; the family of Meredith Sutherland, grieving the recent deaths of the husbands of both Meredith’s mother and her mother’s sister; Dan Joyce and family, grieving the recent death of wife and mother, Kathy Joyce.
  • Zoe, a dear friend of Susan Patterson, in St. Peter's Hospital battling a very serious health condition. Please pray for healing for Zoe, and for peace and reassurance as she awaits biopsy test results.
  • Jean (not a local resident), diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.  Pray for God's strength and comfort for Jean, her son, and her husband, Jim, during the difficult days ahead.
  • Maureen Mooney, recovering from broken ribs suffered in a recent fall.  Please continue to pray for increased comfort and speedy healing for Maureen.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer: Edward Giordano; Glen; Karen; 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Bridget; Charlie Ropollo; Donna Scalera.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness;  chronically ill; or in hospice care: Andrew McDermott; Jennifer and her unborn baby; Alan Dick; Joan Clause; Vicky Metzger; Jane Smith; Susan Lamont’s Aunt Sylvia; Phil Morse, brother of Kay Haber; Blanch Rogers, mother of Diane Morgan; Kate, sister of Maureen Mooney; Dawn Tuttle; Doris Schmieder; Baby Ellie LaTorre; Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Paul Varga; Florence Rivera.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: The Heimroth Family;  Holly and Marc Morales, daughter and son-in-law of Paul and Joan Clause, as Marc is experiencing serious issues with his employment - pray for God's wisdom for Marc as he faces challenging decisions, and for peace and reassurance for Holly during this stressful time; Amber and others as they face the challenges of beginning their college education - pray that God will bless them with wisdom in all of the many choices, and decisions that they are facing; Cliff, desperately in need of prayers; Christopher, Abby and Bill, Greg and Lisa, fighting addictions; Christians everywhere who are suffering persecution; Libby Little.
  • those who are traveling.
  • reassurance and peace for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
  • our residence-bound members Gordie Van Buren, Murray Leonardson, and Joan Van Alstyne.

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. 

 

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR HEART AND PRAYERS THE MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES AROUND THE WORLD THAT KRC HELPS TO SUPPORT:

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


 

WORKING TOGETHER TO END WORLD HUNGER.


   Around the world, more than 868 million people lack adequate food, and more than 25.000 die each day from hunger related illnesses.

     Stop Hunger Now meal packing events are volunteer based programs that compile highly nutritious dehydrated meals of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring and 21 essential vitamins and minerals.  Stop Hunger Now provides millions of nutritious meals and other life saving aid to children and families all over the world.  Stop Huger Now collaborates with existing development efforts in vulnerable communities to provide meals to places such as schools, orphanages, nurseries and medical clinics.  Each meal costs just 25 cents and a group of 60 volunteers can package 15,000 meals in just 2 hours.  That's where you come in!

OUR GOAL IS 15,000 MEALS!

 For 2014 our goal at the Kinderhook Reformed Church is 15,000 meals!  That means 2 things:

  1.  We need 15,000 quarters ($3,750) to pay for the meals.

  2.  We need  at least 60 volunteers, unloaders & food packers of all ages to complete this mission!

WE NEED YOU!

  Our packing event will be held September 27, 2014 at 1 pm.  You and your church or organization can help raise funds and/or participate in the packing day!  Please join us as we gather together with STOP HUNGER NOW to be the hands and feet of Christ in this mission to feed the hungry!  For more information or to sign up to volunteer please contact the church at 518-758-6401 or krc@fairpoint.net   (Please send any funds raised to the church by September 15th so that we may confirm the number of meals we will be packing on the 27th!  If we raise more money we can pack more meals!)

 

 

The Baptist Church of Northville, NY Presents

Men’s Leadership Conference

“Enabling, Encouraging and Empowering”

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014

 

 “. . . and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”    I Timothy 2:2

The goal of this conference is to provide an affordable, reachable conference for development of faithful men in our local churches. We at BCON believe that our churches need more, stronger, and better-developed men in leadership to meet the growing challenges of the coming years. We believe that God has placed us where we are, and made us what we are, to help in that process.

Please register by September 10 by phone: 518-863-8001 

Registration Fee:  $10, including lunch, coffee, and snacks

7 sessions are scheduled, including:

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Get Set, Get Set . . .”

“Absolute Integrity”

“A Layman’s Guide to Teaching and Preaching”

For additional information about these and other sessions being offered, please pick up the flyer available on the back table.

The Baptist Church of Northville is located at 111 N. 1st Street, Northville, NY,

1 hour and 40 minutes northwest of Kinderhook on Great Sacandaga Lake.

 

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, 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 at anytime, call 859-4158.

 

 

                                       KRC 2014 CONSISTORY

                                     Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser,

                                       President of Consistory

                                                      Deacons

Jane Deane – ’14,  Outreach      758-7051

Noreen Dick ’15Church Family     758-6640

Derick Latorre ’14,  Stewardship / KRC Treasurer    376-1882

Barbara Vosburgh ’15,   Property   758-6512

                                                        Elders
Maureen Mooney – ’14,  Outreach / Consistory Vice-President     210-6079
Dawn Tuttle – ’15,  Worship / Personnel / Consistory Clerk  758-6031

Patti Varga ’15  Christian Education / Classis Delegate  392-4771

Bob Wildermuth ’14,  Pastoral Relations   828-0690

           

                                                   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, September 7   8:30 and 10 am Worship Services begin

         8:30 am  Early Communion Worship Service

       10:00 am  Communion Worship Service and Sunday School Kickoff

           Baptismal Reception immediately following 10 am worship.

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

Mon.,  September  8

                  9:00 am  Cemetery Committee  meets @KRC

         6:30 pm  Consistory meets      

Tues.,  September  9

                 7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets     

Thur., September 11

         9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC

Please join us as we continue our new Stonecroft Bible Study,

         Living in God’s Will – A Guide to Decision-Making

       10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Sun.,   September 14

         8:30 am  Early Worship Service

       10:00 am  Worship Service and Children’s Sunday School Classes

Please Note:

Betty Ann Stedwell, Christar International missionary, addresses both services.

       11:00 am Outreach Ministry serves brunch in the Fellowship Hall.

         2:15 pm Gathering of Consistories, Claverack Reformed Church

Sun.,   September 21  

         8:30 am  Early Worship Service

       10:00 am  Worship Service, Rev. McCrossan preaching , and Sunday School

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

Sat.,    September 27

         1:00 pm  Stop Hunger Now Meal Packing Event 

                      Kinderhook Reformed Church

Sun.,   September 28  Reformation Sunday  

         8:30 am  Early Worship Service

       10:00 am  Worship Service and Children’s Sunday School

                               Unveiling of Cross for Church Roof

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

Wed., October 1

         3:30 – 6:30 pm  Brooks BBQ Cemetery Fundraiser, KRC front lawn 

Fri.,    October 3  The first meal of KRC’s once-a-month free meals program       

                              will be served in the KRC Fellowship Hall.

Please watch for additional details in upcoming bulletins.

Sat.,  November 1  Annual KRC Bazaar – Watch for additional details to come.

Sat. and Sun., November 1 & 2  Compassion International Awareness Weekend

See additional details from Outreach Ministry in the bulletin.

 

Servers Next Sunday, September 14, 2014

       Ushers:  Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, Dick Silvano

 

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Vacation Bible School
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At this year's Hero Central Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 21-25. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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