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October 10, 2010

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
October 10, 2010, 10:00 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 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 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: Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Bob and Josh Horn
Greeter(s): Dave and Beth Ennis
Preschool Nursery is available downstairs.
Flowers given today by Bill and Suzy Nieman in memory of Tom Little.
Order of Worship
PRELUDE
WELCOME, SILENT PRAYER, & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
VOTUM and GOD’S GREETING
God’s Children’s Approach
CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsive)
Great Healer and Savior, send your power upon this church.
Touch our brokenness and lift us out of our routines.
Walk with us on the paths of fear, so that we might know faith and courage.
Wipe from us tears of sorrow and show us the joy of new opportunities.
In this day we proclaim - God is our strength and sanctuary!
Now together let us be refreshed and sing and give thanks
and be filled with the wondrous Spirit of God.
*HYMN #95 All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
CALL TO CONFESSION
The God who created us and knows our every weakness is also the God who redeems us. With confidence, let us confess the sins that separate us from God and one another.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
Most holy God, we aren’t worthy of your love. Yet, still you love us. We aren’t worthy of your patience. Yet, still you wait for us. We aren’t worthy of your healing. Even still, you mend our wounded souls. We confess our weakness, our lack of trust and our lack of perspective on what you’re doing in and through our lives. We fail to see that you are living and active and deeply concerned about each fiber of our being. Restore our faith in you. Let us not forget the ways you have loved and waited, healed and worked. Thank you for your continual mercy and forgiveness. We are most grateful. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
We live in the shelter and love of the Most High God. With God’s mighty and forgiving love, we are empowered to begin anew. No matter the storms and challenges of life, God’s love is constant and continual.
*PRAISE SONGS
*PRAYER OF BLESSING UPON OUR CHILDREN (Unison)
Loving Father, transform our children into the likeness of your perfect Son, Jesus Christ. Clothe them in his righteousness, and produce a rich harvest of holiness in their lives. Amen.

Sunday School students are now invited to join their teachers.
God’s Opened Word
SCRIPTURE LESSON Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3
MESSAGE “A Garden Measured by Its Produce, Not Its Size.”
PRAYER OF THANKS
God’s Children Celebrating Him

REVEALING OF THE TOM LITTLE MEMORIAL
DUET, Deborah Spaulding, Paul Clause It Is Well with My Soul
PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS/OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY and OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
Generous God, you have given your only Son for us, and you have clothed us with the garments of salvation. Help us to learn generosity from you. Teach us to give freely so that others may know of your abundance. Teach us to give gratefully so that others may know of your liberality. Teach us to give humbly so that others may know of your love. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN #747 Lead On, O King Eternal
*BENEDICTION and BLESSING
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE By the Gift of God’s Grace
By the gift of God’s grace may your burdens be light
and your heart with his love be aglow.
May your spirit be glad, may your soul be at rest,
and may Christ grant you peace as you go. Amen.
POSTLUDE

Immediately following Worship today, all are invited downstairs
to a reception luncheon for the Little Family and friends.

 

Tom Little joined Kinderhook Reformed Church in 1963 at age 14, and remained a member until 1985. Today our church family is memorializing Tom’s 33-year labor of love for his Lord and for the people of Afghanistan. The 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”.

 

 

~TOM LITTLE MEMORIAL FUND~

Interserve has established the Tom Little Memorial Fund to assist those specifically called to serve in Afghanistan - 8 adults are ready to go and are looking for prayer and financial support. If you would like to contribute, please make checks payable to Kinderhook Reformed Church clearly marked “Tom Little Fund”. Your gift will be included in your personal KRC contribution record, and will be forwarded to Interserve. Interserve is also accepting donations on behalf of Libby Little to assist her in meeting the unexpected personal expenses incurred in the aftermath of Tom’s sudden death. Gifts to Libby may be made by check payable to Kinderhook Reformed Church clearly marked “Libby Little,” and will be forwarded to Interserve. Personal gifts to Libby will appear in your KRC contribution record, but are not tax-deductible.

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 The Red Lion Inn’s hearty "Autumn Butternut Bisque" recipe. Prices are $4.00 a pint and $8.00 a quart. Soup must be pre-ordered, and ORDERS MUST BE PLACED TODAY. 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 Soup” on the memo line), in the envelope. Your soup order will be delivered to you on OCTOBER 17.

Capital City Rescue Mission cordially invites you to attend its Annual Benefit Banquet and Silent Auction – “GIVING HOPE!” - Wednesday or Thursday, October 20 or 21, at Michael’s Banquet House, 1019 Route 9 North, Latham. Silent Auction begins at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30, each evening. KRC has traditionally been well-represented at this inspiring event, the proceeds of which will benefit homeless and needy individuals assisted by CCRM’s programs. Choose the evening you would like to attend; pick up a flyer from the back table, or call 462-0421 to make banquet reservations; and send $17 per ticket reserved to Capital City Rescue Mission Banquet, P.O. Box 1999, Albany, NY 12201. RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE MADE NO LATER THAN TOMORROW, OCTOBER 11.

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.

JJAY RIPPEL SENDS THANKSS
Dear KRC Family and Friends,
Thanks for ALL your prayers (and thoughts)!! We are all doing well here. Expect to be busy with elections for the lower house of the Afghani Parliament this week. I just pray we don’t get too many U.S. casualties. Thanks again for the cards and prayers. Thinking of you, Jay

For anyone thinking of putting together a care package, here is a list of needs for our kitchen from some of my soldiers: Hellmann's Mayo (plastic jar, please), honey, oatmeal, raisins, brown sugar, grated parmesan cheese, stick salami and pepperoni, Sweet Baby Ray's Barbeque Sauce, low fat / low sodium chicken broth, Uncle Ben’s Microwave Rice Packs, trail mix, nuts, and dried fruit. Many thanks, Jay

Care package prep and mailing information is available 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.

Beginning next Sunday, October 17, a New Members’ Class will be held at 11:15 in the Pastor’s Study following Worship. The New Members’ study will continue on October 31, November 7, and November 21. Confirmation of new members will be during Worship on Sunday, December 5. If you would like to join the New Members’ Class, please contact Pastor Rudy.

 

TURKEY DINNER

The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding its annual Turkey Dinner on Saturday, October 23. The church is located at the intersection of Schodack Landing Road & Muitzeskill Road, Schodack.

The turkey dinner menu is turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, cabbage slaw, and dressing, served family style, with home baked pie for dessert. Dinner Servings are at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m. Take-outs are at 4 and 5 p.m. Adults: $10 - Children under 12: $5.

Reservations are required for Dinner and Take-out - please call 732-2085. For information other than reservations, call the Church Office at 732-7500.

 

Kinderhook Reformed Church is pleased to announce it will be hosting Dave Ramsey's live simulcast seminar, "EntreLeadership", 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.

 

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. The program, featuring the musical talents of organist, David Smith, opera singer, Amanda Boyd, and a chorale of local singers, will be followed by a reception in the Fellowship Room. Donations for flowers to decorate our pulpit area for this occasion will be gratefully accepted, and may be placed in the offering plate clearly designated “Concert Flowers”.

 

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
• Rev. Ron Stockhoff’s successful back surgery and speedy recovery – Ron thanks everyone for their prayer support
• 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
• The good news that the Schuberts are safely home from an “amazing” road trip to Oregon, and back worshiping with us
• 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 August, the Pantry served 81 families, including 179 adults and 116 children
• 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.

• The wonderful ways God shows his love to us, especially during difficult times

 

 

 

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 EntreLeadership simulcast; Natural Church Development; Angel Food; church restoration; KRC organ/choral concert; other KRC Ministry projects
• Leaders of KRC’s Sunday School, Youth Group, Adult Bible Study, and Prayer Group as they administer programs over the next several months; and for those attending these programs
• 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
• Those grieving the loss of loved ones, especially John and Jane Deane and the Proper families and friends grieving the loss of John’s aunt, Elizabeth Proper, following recent heart surgery
• Christophe, Isabelle Bosquet-Morra’s cousin, suffering from neurological troubles affecting his legs and general health
• Kris Morgan, recovering from back surgery this past Tuesday
• 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: Russell, nephew of Ruth Edge; Ron Stockhoff; Al Van Alstyne, Ann Van Buren; Pastor Rudy; Blanche Rogers; Tom Saulpaugh; the Afghans recently treated by Tom Little and his medical team; Emese; Libby Little; Merrill & Erika Johnson; Priscilla Frisbee; George Clowe; Beth Ryan; Kathy Schneider’s father in Barnwell; Paul Varga; Earl Ennis
• Those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan
• Those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: challenges facing local RCA and other churches consolidating or considering closing their doors permanently; Jean Skipper, the Riveras, the Vargas; caregivers of children with health or developmental issues; those facing employment/economic troubles; those struggling with substance abuse, especially Greg L., Martin, & Andy; those suffering low self-esteem, discouragement, depression, despair, other emotional/mental health issues; those struggling with family relationships; 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
• 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
 

~A STANDING INVITATION FROM COMMUNITY PRAYER GROUP~

KRC’s Community Prayer Group invites you to join us at 9 a.m. Tuesday mornings in the conference room kitty-corner from the church office. If you prefer not to pray aloud, we are delighted to have you join in prayer with us silently. We have a scripture, and pray for the pastor, consistory, our ministries, Sunday School, our youth, and illness and troubles in our families, church, and the world. We use unspoken requests to unload the cries of our hearts on the One who can do all things and do them well.

 

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.

 

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, October 10 - 10:00 am Worship, Little Memorial, Sunday School
11:00 am Luncheon for Little Family & friends, KRC Fellowship Room
(Please Note: Adult Bible Study will not meet. Church Family soup orders due today.)
Mon., October 11 - 6:30 pm Consistory meets
Tue., October 12
9:00 am Community Prayer Group meets @KRC
7:00 - 8:30 pm KRC Youth Group meets
Thur., October 14
6:30 pm ZUMBA fitness group each Thursday, KRC Fellowship Room
7:00 pm Natural Church Development
Sun., October 17 - 10:00 am Worship and Sunday School
11:00 am Fellowship and refreshments, KRC Fellowship Room
11:15 am Adult Bible Study, main floor conference room
New Members’ Class, Pastor’s Study
(Please Note: Church Family soup orders delivered today.)
Tue., October 19 - Angel Food Orders Deadline
Wed., Thur., October 20 &21 CCRM Benefit Banquet & Silent Auction
5 pm, Michael’s Banquet House, Latham
Sat., October 23 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Angel Food Distribution
4:00 to 6:30 pm Turkey Dinner, Reformed Church at Muitzeskill
Sun., October 24 - George Clowe Retirement Celebration Brunch
Following Worship, KRC Fellowship Room
(Please Note: Adult Bible Study and New Members’ Class will not meet.)
Mon., October 25 - 6:30 pm Consistory meets
Sun., October 31 - 10:00 am Worship and Sunday School
11:15 am Adult Bible Study, main floor conference room
New Members’ Class, Pastor’s Study
Fri., November 5 - 9 am to 3:30 pm Dave Ramsey’s live simulcast
seminar, “EntreLeadership”, KRC Sanctuary
Sat., November 6 - 4:30 pm Organ/choral concert, KRC Sanctuary
Sun., November 7 - 10:00 am Communion Worship and Sunday School
11:15 am Adult Bible Study, main floor conference room
New Members’ Class, Pastor’s Study
Sun., November 14 - 2 to 6 pm Natural Church Development Retreat
Sun., November 21 - 11:15 am Last New Members’ Class
Sun., December 5 - Confirmation of New Members during Worship

Servers Next Sunday, October 17, 2010
Ushers: Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Bob and Josh Horn
Greeter(s): John and Sara Schubert
 

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