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THU
Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
The Book of Revelation
Maundy Thursday Service
6:00 PM
Join us for a light soup and bread supper at 6pm followed by worship and communion at 7pm in the fellowship hall,
Bible Search
October 17, 2010

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
October 17, 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): John and Sara Schubert
Preschool Nursery is available downstairs, Laura Rafferty, supervising.
Flowers are given today by Jane Deane in loving memory of her parents,
Helen and Elliott Smith, whose 80th anniversary would have been yesterday.
Order of Worship
PRELUDE
WELCOME, SILENT PRAYER, & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
VOTUM and GOD’S GREETING
God’s Children’s Approach
CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsive)
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
I have no reason to fear.
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
God hides me in the shelter of his hand in time of trouble,
And lifts me up and sets me high on a rock.
One thing I ask of you, O Lord,
is that I may dwell in your house all the days of my life.
Show me your ways. Teach me the paths you would have me follow.
I know I can wait for you, Lord, for my courage comes from you.
*HYMN #77 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
CALL TO CONFESSION
God is merciful and gracious, with a steadfast love toward us that reaches as high as the heavens. Because of that love, God is slow to anger and always ready to forgive us. Let us confess our sins, knowing that God is eager to hear our heartfelt prayer of repentance.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
Turning to you, O God, we confess that accounts of Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion are all too familiar. We so easily lose touch with what your Son really did for us, and we take his sacrifice too lightly. We confess that we do not succeed in sharing Jesus' sorrow for our sin.
[Moment of Silent Confession]
We also confess, O Lord, that we so easily hang onto bitterness, hurt, anger, and disappointment, rather than letting go in faith and trust, releasing ourselves to the healing and cleansing power of your Spirit. Forgive us for our willingness to settle for so much less than you desire to give us and to do in us. Restore us to right relationship with you and with one another, for the sake of your Son, our Savior and Friend, Jesus Christ. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
“As far as the east is from the west, so far God removes our transgressions from us.” Friends, this is the message of the Gospel. This is the Good News which we believe and proclaim: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Alleluia! Amen.

*PRAISE SONGS
*CHILDREN’S MESSAGE AND PRAYER OF BLESSING (Unison)
All-knowing and righteous God, preserve these children from the sins of arrogance and greed, and from the offenses of injustice, violence, and inhumanity that attend these evils. Lead them into holy and virtuous lives of faithfulness to you, and of love and humble service to others. Amen.

Sunday School students are now invited to join their teachers.

God’s Opened Word
SCRIPTURE LESSON Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 (pp. 662-663)
MESSAGE “The Panoramic Vision of God”
PRAYER OF THANKS

God’s Children Celebrating Him

RESENTATION OF OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS/OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY and OFFERTORY PRAYER - Ignatius of Loyola (Unison)
Gracious God, the generosity of your Spirit is evident all around us in the diversity and pageantry of your creation. May our giving to your mission and ministry be cheerful, open-handed and gracious, as we give thanks for our blessings and recognize the needs of our neighbors, both near and around the world.
ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN #342 How Blest Are They Who, Fearing God
*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

Many thanks to those who volunteered to supervise the nursery during Worship. If you are willing to serve occasionally in this ministry, volunteers are still needed. Please sign up on the sheet available at the back table.

Beginning TODAY, 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.

Your soup Order for Church Family Ministry’s
"Autumn Butternut Bisque", featuring
The Red Lion Inn’s hearty recipe, may be picked up
today in the Fellowship Room following Worship.

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

THE RETIREMENT CELEBRATION BRUNCH FOR GEORGE CLOWE, KRC’S FAITHFUL ORGANIST FOR OVER 30 YEARS, WILL BE HELD NEXT SUNDAY, 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.

 

We are putting together CARE packages for Jay Rippel and his fellow soldiers serving near the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, and the following is a list of needs for their kitchen: 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. THIS SAME LIST APPEARS ON A SIGN-UP SHEET ON THE BACK TABLE. PLEASE SIGN UP IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE SOME OF THESE CARE PACKAGE ITEMS, bring your donation to the church, and put it in the special container marked for this purpose. Maureen Mooney has volunteered to box up the donations and mail the packages off to Jay.

 

 

NOTES OF THANKS
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in or worked so hard for the Tom Little dedication service this past Sunday. Libby and her entire family were so very appreciative for all that we did. Special thanks to Pastor Rudy, the Memorial Committee, Jim Dunham, Bev Van Alstyne, Suzy Nieman, and Dawn Van Buren. Thank you, too, to Deborah Spaulding, David Smith, and Paul Clause for providing the music for the service. To all of those who have made donations toward the plaque, a huge "Thank You" to you as well. In His Name, Arnie March
 

Thanks and praises to God for the Kinderhook Reformed Church outreach to the community through the barbeque provided by KRC men at the OK Fall Festival in the Village Square last Saturday. Many thanks also to Jeff Barmen, Alan Dick, Leo Dolan, Jim Dunham, Dave Ennis, Bob Horn, Josh Horn, Derrick LaTorre, Arnie March, Bill Nieman, Bob Rafferty, Chuck Rothermel, Chris Seftner, Lere Visagie, Pastor Rudy Visser, Andrew Welcome, and Paul Zietsman. Proceeds from the event, over $325, have been designated to the support of KRC’s Natural Church Development Program.

 

 

 

TURKEY DINNER

The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding its annual Turkey Dinner THIS COMING SATURDAY, October 23. The church is located at the intersection of Schodack Landing Road and Muitzeskill Road.

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.

 

 

 

EVENTS TO REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER

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.
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Please mark Saturday, November 6, on your calendar and plan to attend the organ & choral program, “Concerts in the Village”, to be presented here in our sanctuary at 4:30 p.m. The program, featuring the musical talents of organist, David Smith, soprano, Amanda Boyd, and a choral ensemble, will be followed by a reception in the Fellowship Room.
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“Setting Sail Again”, a program designed to bolster new life and motivation in the leadership of today’s church congregations, will be presented here at KRC Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. With the help of the video and web materials of Alice Mann and Reggie McNeil, participants will be invited to rethink KRC‘s current ministry model and approach. Everyone is welcome, especially Consistory members, Ministry chairs, Ministry members, and anyone who may be thinking of serving on one of KRC’s Ministries. For more information, visit KRC’s website at kinderhookreformedchurch.com

Remember To Thank & Praise God for

• The safe rescue of the 33 miners in Copiapo, Chile, after being trapped for 69 days, and that all are in relatively good health
• 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
• The blessing of last Sunday’s Worship service and the inspiring example of Christian love and service seen in the life and personal sacrifice of Tom Little
• Helen Schneider, Bill Schneider’s Mom, who turns 94 this coming Thursday; pray also that Helen will be blessed with quality of life
• Kris Morgan’s successful back surgery - Kris is now resting and recovering at home, and thanks for your prayers and concern
• Rev. Ron Stockhoff’s successful back surgery and speedy recovery – Ron thanks everyone for their prayer support
• The wonderful care and great support of hospice nurses and volunteers
• 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
• 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

 

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
• Jack Taylor, Kinderhook Village Highway Superintendent, in ICU in Hudson battling pneumonia
• Kay Haber's brother, requiring surgery for serious injuries suffered in a recent fall in his nursing home; Kay’s husband, Floyd, was KRC's choir director for a several years
• Maureen Mooney’s Uncle Joe, who is now comatose and nearing the end of his battle with cancer; pray especially for Joe’s sons, Mike and Barry, and his grandchildren during this very difficult time
• Christophe, Isabelle Bosquet-Morra’s cousin, suffering from neurological troubles affecting his legs and general health
• Those dealing with cancer: 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; Patrice Lyons; Kris Morgan; 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 Will Ryan, deployed this past week to Afghanistan, 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 Will’s family; Matt’s wife, Angie, and daughter, Haleigh; Carrington’s mother, Gloria, and family; the Moores; Jay’s wife, Beth Anne, & their two daughters; and 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

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

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 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.)
Mon., October 18 -
Tue., October 19 - Angel Food Orders Deadline
9:00 am Community Prayer Group meets @KRC
7:00 - 8:30 pm KRC Youth Group meets
Wed., Thur., October 20 &21 CCRM Benefit Banquet & Silent Auction
5 pm, Michael’s Banquet House, Latham
Thur., October 21
6:30 pm ZUMBA fitness group each Thursday, KRC Fellowship Room
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
Sat., November 13 - 9 am to 3 pm “Setting Sail Again”
Leadership revitalization program, KRC Sanctuary
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 24, 2010
Ushers: Jim Dunham, Gary Leggett, Bruce and Matt Moore
Greeter(s): Ruth Edge and Mid Glass
Nursery: Suzy Nieman
 

 

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