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September 26, 2010

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
September 26, 2010, 9:30 A.M.
Route 9 and Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

A WARM WELCOME TO VISITORSComing Events

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 fellowship and refreshments with us downstairs in the Fellowship Room immediately following Worship.

A Prayer Partner can be available to pray with you if you so desire.

Ushers: Chuck Rothermel, Bill Schneider, Gordie VanBuren, Paul Zietsman
Greeter(s): Sug Hawver

Preschool Nursery is available downstairs.

Fresh flowers are given today by

Order of Worship
PRELUDE
WELCOME, SILENT PRAYER, & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
VOTUM and GOD’S GREETING
God’s Children’s Approach

CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsive) Based on Psalm 118
God is our strength and salvation,
Therefore we will sing with great joy!
This is a day that the Lord has made,
Let us be glad and rejoice in it!
O give thanks to God for he is good,
His love will never end! Praise the name of God! Amen!
*HYMN OF COMMITMENT #743 Christ for the World! We Sing
CALL TO CONFESSION - Matthew 22:34-40
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Responsive)
In a world where we are not always good stewards in caring for God's creation,
Lord, open our hearts and help us to be a blessing to your world.
In a world where a few are living off of the abundance of the land,
while the many struggle to make ends meet,
Lord, open our hearts and help us to be a blessing to your children in need.
As globalization makes some wealthier while others join the ranks of the poor,
Lord, open our hearts and help us to be a blessing to your children
who are facing poverty.
While some have more homes then they need
and others are condemned to homelessness,
Lord, open our hearts and help us to be a blessing to your children
who have nowhere to lay their head.
[Meditation of My Own Heart]
Lord, open our hearts and help us to be a blessing to your children
who come to you in need.
While many of us have taken for granted and squandered
the blessings, gifts, and talents you have given to us,
Lord, open our hearts and help us to be a blessing to your children
who do not realize how blessed we truly are.
In a world filled with so many people who have lost their way,
ALL: Lord, open our hearts and help us to be your light
that guides them back to you. AMEN

*HYMN OF DEVOTION #561 Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Just as Jesus reached out in compassion to touch and heal the sick of every kind, God reaches out in compassion to heal us of our sin. Know in the most wounded corner of your being, that in the name of Jesus Christ, you are loved and forgiven. Believe this good news that comes to us from God, and be whole.
To God be the Glory! Amen.
*PRAISE SONGS
COMPASSION VIDEO
*PRAYER OF BLESSING UPON OUR CHILDREN (Unison)
Gracious Father, shower our children with blessings that exceed our dreams, and may your love flow abundantly into their lives. Fill them with an irresistible desire to share your love and the gifts of your blessings with those who are in spiritual and physical need. Amen.
Based on Ephesians 3:17-20

Sunday School students are now invited to join their teachers.

God’s Opened Word

SCRIPTURE LESSON Luke 18:15-17
MESSAGE “It Begins with a Child!”
PRAYER OF THANKS
God’s Children Celebrating Him

OUR COMPASSION CHILD – The Bosquet-Morras
PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS
OFFERTORY  (See lyrics, Hymn #540, verse 1,“Take Time to Be Holy”)

*DOXOLOGY and OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
Gracious God, you have given us the ultimate gift in the death and resurrection of your Son. We humbly offer these gifts to you. Consecrate them to your use, that the ministry of this congregation might serve as a witness to those who still doubt. Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN #745 Jesus Shall Reign
*BENEDICTION and BLESSING
*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

There will be a fellowship hour with coffee, juice, and a light snack following church each Sunday. If you would like to help with this one Sunday, please sign up on the sheet on the back table in the sanctuary. If you are not able to serve on a Sunday, but would still like to help out, you may bring apple juice or packaged cookies.

Next Sunday is Communion Sunday, which has been designated for the presentation of gifts, over and above regular giving, to the Benevolent Fund. Please support this important ministry which provides assistance to needy church family & community members.

Volunteers are badly needed to staff the Nursery during Worship.
If you are willing to serve occasionally in this ministry,
please sign the sheet available on the back table.

Church Family Ministry is sponsoring a Soup Sale featuring a hearty "Autumn Butternut Bisque". Prices are $4.00 a pint and $8.00 a quart. Soup must be pre-ordered, and orders must be placed by SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10. Please find the manila envelope in the foyer with an ordering sheet attached. Enter your ordering information on the sheet, and place your check (made out to “KRC” with “Church Family Ministry” on the memo line), in the envelope. Your Autumn Bisque soup will be delivered to you on OCTOBER 17.

 Join this women’s global conversation focused on
how to reach those in the 21st Century who need Jesus Christ!
The Countdown Begins - Impact '10 ~ Stir opens October 2nd!

God is stirring His people. Acts 17:28 tells us that "in Him we live and move and have our being." The questions are, “How are we responding? How are you responding? What about your local church? The Body of Christ?”

On October 2, 2010, Stonecroft Ministries will address these questions and more during Impact '10 ~ Stir, an extraordinary FREE online women’s gathering of global proportions. Regardless of your time zone, this 4-hour web streaming evangelism event - broadcast LIVE from Kansas City, Missouri – will be available just about anywhere on the planet—from Nigeria to Niagara Falls.

Plan to join us in the sanctuary of Kinderhook Reformed Church, one of hundreds of global host sites. Together we will discover how God is moving, stirring, and how you can become involved in making Christ known in our communities.

Kinderhook Reformed Church is pleased to announce it will be hosting Dave Ramsey's live simulcast "EntreLeadership" seminar on Friday, November 5th, 2010, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Learn how Dave Ramsey trains his team for success to implement in your life, business, leadership role, or ministry. The event cost is $40.00 per person, which includes a workbook. Lunch will be provided for an additional $5.00 per person. Registration deadline is Friday, October 1, 2010. For registration, please contact KRC at (518)758-6401. For more information, please contact Lori Kolb-Speer.

Tom Little joined Kinderhook Reformed Church in 1963 at age 14, and remained a member until 1985. On Sunday, October 10, our church family will be memorializing Tom’s 33-year labor of love for his Lord and for the people of Afghanistan. A plaque in honor of his unswerving devotion will be installed near the plaque and display case memorializing Cornelius Van Alen Van Dyck, whose life and work as a physician/Bible translator/missionary from Kinderhook Reformed Church to the Middle East greatly inspired Tom as a young man. Donations will be gratefully accepted to help cover the expense (around $500) of honoring Tom in this way. Check memo lines or envelopes containing cash should be clearly designated “Tom Little Plaque”.

Youth Group has started, and all KRC youth and their friends, Grades 6 and up, are invited to attend this coming Tuesday, September 28th, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Remember to Pray for
• Those whose families and friends are praying for their salvation or other spiritual needs
• KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries
• New KRC programs & projects and those implementing and administering them: upcoming STIR and EntreLeadership webcasts; Natural Church Development; Angel Food; church restoration; KRC organ/choral concert
• KRC’s Sunday School staff, and youth leaders as they plan & administer programs this summer and for the fall season
• Our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and personal safety needed to govern effectively
• Our missionaries; children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies
• Those, especially children, suffering abuses of war, exploitation, neglect, family violence, natural disaster
• Families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones
• Elizabeth Proper, John Dean’s aunt, recovering from open heart surgery to repair a heart valve this past Tuesday
• Rev. Ron Stockhoff, undergoing back surgery at Albany Med this coming Wednesday
• Those dealing with cancer: Joe, now in hospice care; Marlys Haughie; Kara Ennis Mobley; Lillian Roginski; Dawn Meyers; Melanie; Ed B.; Rylyn Swierzewski
• Others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill, or in hospice care: Elfie; Vicki Dick; Al Van Alstyne, Ann Van Buren; Pastor Rudy; Russell, nephew of Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Tom Saulpaugh; Bella Tarbox; the Afghans recently treated by Tom Little and his medical team; Holly; Emese; Libby Little; Merrill & Erika Johnson; Priscilla Frisbee; George Clowe; Beth Ryan; Kathy Schneider’s father in Barnwell; Paul Varga
• Those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill
• Those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: challenges facing local RCA and other churches consolidating or considering closing their doors permanently; Earl Ennis now in nursing-home care, Diane Morgan, Jean Skipper, the Riveras, the Vargas; caregivers of children with health or developmental issues; those facing employment/economic troubles, especially Cliff; those struggling with substance abuse, especially Greg L., Martin, & Andy; those suffering low self-esteem, discouragement, depression, despair, other emotional/mental health issues; young people returning to school, looking for jobs, dealing with the many temptations confronting young adults• Those who are traveling

• Our residence-bound members: Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera
• God’s blessing on those recently engaged/married, expecting babies, new/first-time parents: Nicole, expecting her first child; Gary and Sarah (Hubel) March, Andrew & Melissa (Call) Welcome, recently married; new parents Kate (Little) and Chris Stevens (Baby Vivian Elise), Nate & Kristin Meldrim (Baby Lily), Terry (Baby David Matthew), Tim Schneider & Morgan (baby boy, born in January), Tiffany
• Our Military men and women – especially Matt Plescia, Carrington Hessell, Spencer Moore, and Jay Rippel - that they may know God’s presence and protection; for those who would like to write or send a care package to Jay, his address is: 1SG Jay Rippel, Salerno Hospital, FOB Salerno, APO AE 09314. Care package info is available on the back table.
• Families and friends of our military troops - that they may be blessed with God’s peace and reassurance, especially Matt’s wife, Angie, and daughter, Haleigh; Carrington’s mother, Gloria, and family; the Moores; and Jay’s wife, Beth Anne, & their two daughters; victims of warfare & violence worldwide
• The power of the peace & love of Christ to subdue everywhere the spirits of hatred, hostility, unforgiveness, cruelty, vengeance, and warfare
• 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 Thank & Praise God for
• All who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, & working together to complete Ministry projects & responsibilities
• His blessing of a wonderful, caring, Spirit-filled pastor of vision such as pastor Rudy, and for steady healing and improvement in Pastor’s broken elbow
• Blance Rogers’s return home from rehab, and her ability to maneuver around her home; Blanche is Diane Morgan’s mom, and both thank you for your prayer support
• Succesful surgery for Allen VanAlstyne
• Ann Van Buren’s return home from the hospital and having broken no bones in her recent fall, and for noticeable relief from her chronic back pain
• The good news that the Schuberts are safely home from an “amazing” road trip to Oregon
• The outreach opportunities provided by our recent tag, bake, and hot dog sales, and for all who provided time, energy, and donations for the success of these events – nearly $900 was received in donations and bake sales, all of which will go to KRC’s church restoration fund
• The family fun and refreshments enjoyed by all who came to KRC’s recent Church Family Night and for Sug Hawver, Janet and Steve Shpur, Erika Johnson, and all others who provided games, refreshments, and help in making this a special occasion
• The Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry’s ongoing service to our community, and for both Dolly Petith and Maureen Mooney, who represent KRC so faithfully in this ministry. During the month of July, the Pantry served 69 families, including 147 adults and 97 children. again
• The wonderful ways God shows his love to us, especially during difficult times

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 mark Saturday, November 6, on your calendar and plan to attend the organ & choral concert to be presented here in our sanctuary at 4:30 p.m. Watch for more information to come in future bulletins!

KRC has a lot of good cooks, and the Stewardship Ministry is working toward producing a cookbook to share all those good recipes. A cookbook was done years ago, and it is comforting to read the names of those folks who contributed and to remember them once again. Now is your chance to live on in memory for many years to come and to share that good cooking. (Do be careful to be accurate.) Bonnie Dunham will begin collecting and organizing our recipes. Hand them to her personally, e-mail them to kndrhook@aol.com (Please note correction to Bonnie’s e-mail address – there is no “e” or “i” in it.), or send recipes to 13 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, N.Y. 12106. My, what good eating we will have!!!

THE RETIREMENT CELEBRATION BRUNCH FOR GEORGE CLOWE, KRC’S FAITHFUL ORGANIST FOR OVER 30 YEARS, HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 24 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WORSHIP. ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT AND TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR GEORGE WITH PERSONAL WORDS OF THANKS AND APPRECIATION. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO PROVIDE FOOD ITEMS FOR THE BRUNCH MENU, AND A SIGN-UP SHEET IS ON THE BACK TABLE.

ANGEL FOOD MENUS & ORDERING INFORMATION FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE BACK TABLE. NOTE: ORDERING DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, OCT. 19. FOOD DISTRIBUTION IS AT KRC SATURDAY, OCT. 23, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

 A SINCERE THANK-YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY OFFERED THEIR INDIVIDUAL SHARE OF THIS SUPPORT. If you have not yet supported this effort, and are able to do so over and above your regular giving, you may place your share ($75 per active member) in the offering plate, clearly designated for this purpose, or you may give it in as many increments as you wish over the remaining weeks or months of this year.

KRC 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 have been set aside for meetings, pastoral visitations, and counseling.

For assistance on Fridays, please call 758-9703 or 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 2010-2011 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory, Classis Delegate
Deacons
Jane Deane, Missions, Assistant Treasurer – ’10 758-7051
Patrice Lyons, Stewardship, Pastoral Relations – ’10 758-8400
Loren Speer, Property – ’11 784-2901
Dawn Tuttle, Church Family, Clerk of Consistory – ’11 758-6031
Elders
Arnie March, Personnel, Pastoral Relations – ’10 758-6066
Ann VanBuren, Vice President of Consistory, Cemetery, Worship,
Classis Delegate – ’11 758-9703
Dawn VanBuren, Evangelism – ’11 758-7564
Patti Varga, Christian Education – ‘10 758-1266

KRC STAFF
KRC Treasurer KRC Secretary
Barbara Vosburgh – 758-6512 Paul Clause – 859-4158
Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton
Greg Clause – 369-8472, 758-1338 
 

COMING EVENTS

Today,September 26
10:00 am Worship and Sunday School
11:00 am Fellowship and Refreshments, KRC Fellowship Room
Tue., September 28
9:00 am Community Prayer Group meets @KRC
7:00 - 8:30 pm KRC Youth Group meets

Thur., September 30 – 4:30 pm Stewardship Ministry meets
Sat., October 2
10:00 am KRC guided tours
12:30 – 5:00 pm STIR - Stonecroft Ministries’ global webstream
evangelism event for women, KRC Sanctuary
Sun., October 3
10:00 am Communion Worship and Sunday School
11:00 am Fellowship and Refreshments, KRC Fellowship Room Mon., October 4 – 6:30 pm Missions Ministry meets
Sat., October 9
10:00 am Last day for KRC guided tours
1:00 pm Tom Little memorial service,
Loudonville Community Church
Sun., October 10
10:00 am Worship, Tom Little memorial, and Sunday School
11:00 am Reception brunch for Little Family and friends,
KRC Fellowship Room
Ordering deadline for Church Family soup orders
Mon., October 11 – 6:30 pm Consistory meets
Sun., October 17
10:00 am Worship and Sunday School
11:00 am Fellowship and Refreshments, KRC Fellowship Room
Church Family soup order delivery
Tue., October 19 – Angel Food Ordering Deadline
Sat., October 23 – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Angel Food Distribution
 

Sun., October 24 – George Clowe Retirement Celebration Brunch
Following Worship, KRC Fellowship Room
Fri., November 5 - 9 am – 3:30 pm Dave Ramsey’s
live simulcast “EntreLeadership” seminar, KRC Sanctuary
Sat., November 6 - 4:30 pm Organ/choral concert, KRC Sanctuary
Watch for details in upcoming bulletins.


Servers Next Sunday, October 3, 2010
Ushers: C. Rothermel, B. Schneider, G. VanBuren, P. Zietsman
 

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