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SUN
Easter Sunrise Service
6:30 AM
Join us for worship in the field next to the church as the sun rises and we celebrate the Risen Son on Easter Morning. Join us for breakfast following the service back in the church fellowship hall!
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MON
Olde Dutch & Such Craft Group
9:30 AM
All are welcome as we gather together once a week to work on craft projects to be sold at our annual Bazaar in the fall. Some work is done at the church & you may also work on projects at home. Ideas welcome!
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TUE
Jr/Sr High Youth Group
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Youth Grades 6 & up are invited for FOOD, FUN & FAITH! All are welcome! Hang out with us & learn a little more about the Word of God!
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THU
Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
The Book of Revelation
Bible Search
June 12, 2011

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 a.m. June 12, 2011

PENTACOST SUNDAY

CELEBRATING OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN

“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.

Ushers: Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren

Greeter(s): Sunday School Students

Preschool Nursery facility downstairs, Sara Schubert supervising.

Flowers are given today by Deborah Spaulding in memory of family.
    
Order of Worship

   PRELUDE                                                              
  WELCOME, SILENT PRAYER, and PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
  VOTUM and GOD’S GREETING

God’s Children’s Approach

  CALL TO WORSHIP  (Responsive) 
The King of Glory comes, the nation rejoices!
      Open the gates before him, lift up your voices!
Who is the King of Glory; what shall we call him?
      He is Emmanuel, the promised of ages.
Enter in, Lord of our life.
      Stir in us the old excitement. Receive our praise.
      We who worship here want to help clear your way into all the world.
*SONG OF PRAISE AND PRAYER                                            A Double Portion
  CALL TO CONFESSION  Galatians 5:22-26  (Holman Christian Standard Bible)                                                                                Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar, about which I tell you in advance—as I told you before—that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
   PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Responsive) Based on Psalm 106
Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us!
      Life-giving Spirit and eternal God, on this day of Pentecost,
      we confess we have not always been open and receptive of you.
Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us!
      Your Spirit surrounds and empowers us,
      yet we are so very careful and cautious. Help us now, more than ever,    
      to open our lives to your Holy Spirit and to live courageously.
Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us!
      Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me! Amen.

  ASSURANCE OF PARDON  (Responsive)
The Christ who taught us how to live continues to forgive us - not once, but over and over again. The mercy of the Lord, the salvation of the Son, and the availability of the Holy Spirit are everlasting. Friends, proclaim and believe the Good News of the gospel.
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven, and by the Spirit we are empowered to live new lives. Hallelujah, Amen!
*PRAISE SONGS                         Amazing Love
Chorus:  Amazing love, amazing love, I can’t get enough of your amazing love.
               Amazing love, amazing love, it blows me away, your amazing love.

  Your love is higher than the mountains, amazing love,
  Deeper than the sea, amazing love,
  Wider than the universe, amazing love
  And it’s reaching out to me, amazing love.
                                                 
               Chorus

  Your love is warm like the summer sun, amazing love
  Bright like autumn leaves, amazing love
  Pure as the winter snow, amazing love
  It all springs back to me, amazing love
                                
               Chorus

                                                  You Are My All in All
  You are my strength when I am weak,
  You are the treasure that I seek, you are my all in all.
  Seeking you as a precious jewel,
  Lord, to give up I’d be a fool, you are my all in all.

      Chorus:  Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name,
                     Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name.

  Taking my sin, my cross, my shame
  Rising again I bless your name, you are my all in all.
  When I fall down, you pick me up,
  When I am dry you fill my cup, you are my all in all.

  Chorus
God’s Opened Word


  INVOCATION and PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
  SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                                    John 7:37-39 (p. 757)
  MESSAGE                                                    “The Holy Spirit as Gift to the Church”
  PRAYER OF THANKS

God’s Children Celebrating Him

  PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS/OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY and OFFERTORY PRAYER  (Unison)
Lord God, as the Spirit moves within and around us, we are moved in response. Part of that response is to offer these gifts of time, talent, and treasure. May the gifts and the givers be ways in which your love and hope are spread.  Amen.
  ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
  PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN                                   There Is a Redeemer
There is a redeemer, Jesus, God’s own Son,
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Holy one!
Jesus my redeemer, name above all names,
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, oh, for sinners slain.
                 
Thank you, O my Father, for giving us your Son,
And we need your Spirit ‘til, the work on earth is done.

When I stand in glory, I will see his face,
And there I’ll serve my King forever, in that holy place.

Thank you, O my Father, for giving us your Son
And we need your Spirit ‘til, the work on earth is done.

There is a redeemer, Jesus God’s own Son,
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Holy One.

Thank you, O my Father, for giving us your Son,
And leaving your Spirit ‘til, the work on earth is done.
The work on earth is done, the work on earth is done.

*BENEDICTION and RESPONSE HYMN – We Love You Lord
We love you Lord, you are amazing.
We love you Lord, for all that you are.
We love you Lord, walk right beside us.
Protect us and guide us, til we meet again.
  POSTLUDE

PLEASE NOTE: Consistory has accepted the nomination of Dave Ennis
to serve the 6 months remaining in Ann VanBuren’s term as Elder.


Immediately after Worship today, a brunch will be served followed by a congregational meeting to discuss starting time for Worship and hiring a full-time organist; present ministry updates, and elect an elder to Consistory.  Please plan to attend and be a part of these activities.

Please pick up your family’s copy of FOCUS ON THE FAMILY from the back table today.  This easy-to-read publication features Bible-based articles of good counsel and practical advice especially relevant to families raising children or grandchildren, along with other features of general interest.  A new edition will be available to you each month.  

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Putting the Emphases where It Belongs!
     As flooding and severe weather continues and tornadoes cause destruction in the Southern and Midwestern United States, I hear of more and more people who fear the end of the world is at hand. Frankly, being ready for the end of the world that is at hand because God says so, and fearing that the end of the world is at hand and rushing around selling all you possessions and giving up your children’s collage funds, are two very different things.  The Bible is clear about two things in this regard. Plainly said, He is coming and no one knows when He is coming. For believers this is good news, and we need not fear the coming of the Lord.  Fearing the Lord, not the coming of the Lord, is the beginning of wisdom Proverbs 9:10 says.
     When reading Luke 21:25-28, the alarmist emphasizes verses 25-26. Prophets emerge from everywhere, capturing all who are willing to listen. They preach destruction, fuel fear, and call it evangelism. The believer focuses on verses 27-28, and with a glad heart awaits the glory of God, stands up, and with eyes on high prays, Maranatha, “Come Lord Jesus, Come.” – 1 Corinthians 16:22, Philippians 4:5, and Revelation 22:20.
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     Towards the end of the month we will be hearing the Word of God on this topic, so . . . be ready for it. Before we get to the End-of-the-World sermon, we will be celebrating Ascension Day, Pentecost, and Father’s Day.
     Christians observe Christ’s ascension on Ascension Day, which this year will be on June 2. KRC will celebrate Christ’s ascension during our worship time on June 5th.  Our sermon schedule for June looks as follows.
            Today          John 7:37-39         Pentecost
            June 19       Deuteronomy 6:4-9    Father’s Day
            June 26       Matthew 24:36-51      The End of the World is Nigh
     Our congregational meeting, pancake breakfast, plant swap, and bake sale activities will also be taking place this month, and we hope you will be able to join us for all these events. As always, and especially with the upcoming summer vacation, you are asked to be faithful, if possible, with your tithing even for those Sundays that you cannot make it to church.
     I would like to leave you with the following three scriptures for this month: First, in the light of the doomsday prophet’s messages, Isaiah 31:13, “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” and 1 Corinthians 14:33, “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.” Secondly, in the light of the pain and annihilation caused by nature and natural phenomena in the Heartland of our nation.  Romans 8:35 and 38-39, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? . . . For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
     I pray that, as we grow together in Christ and His guidance through the Holy Spirit, and as we gladly await His second coming, we will glorify Him in all we do.
                                                                                          Pastor Rudy

~“SHARE THE WOOL,” A PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY~

     Share the Wool has been active at St. Paul’s Church, Kinderhook, since October of 2009.  During that time we have made upwards of 60 shawls, throws, and scarves to be given to people who are ill; to people who have a family member who is very ill or has recently died; to those leaving home for school or who are off to other places and ventures; to new mothers and their babies; and to those celebrating other joyful times and events. 
     We have people from four area churches working on projects: St. Luke’s (Valatie), St. Paul’s, St. John the Evangelist (Stockport), and Kinderhook Reformed.  We meet Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 at the McNary Center, Classroom 3, and enjoy each other’s company as we pray and work on our various projects.  If someone is not able to come every week, they can work at home.  Many of us work at home as well.
     All of our yarn, gift bags and paper, storage bags, and some crochet hooks and knitting needles have been donated by many people.  Last Christmas we sent 35 scarves, made mostly by Christine, to children at her son’s school in Columbus, Ohio.  The students are placed by the court in this school and have had difficult lives so far.  They were extremely appreciative of the scarves.  Many of the people who have been given one of our gifts have written to thank us and express their gratitude.  These responses remind us of our blessings, too, and inspire us to work harder to create more of these items.
     We would welcome more participants in our venture.  We will teach you how to knit or crochet if you don’t know how, and we will help you recall the skill if you haven’t used it in a while.  So if you’d like to join us, we’d be glad to have you.  If you have any questions or would like to join us, please email or phone any of our members.                                                                         
                                                                                                    Laura Lane, Coordinator
St. Paul’s
    Laura Lane  LMLane@nycap.rr.com   758-7271,  cell: 929-1071
    Mary Phillips  phillips@fairpoint.net    758-1412                                           
    MaryAnne Russo   jrusso30@nycap.rr.com   336-4341
    Sue Hopkins  sue0217@taconic.net   766-2108   766-2652
    Cathy Nusca  cnusca@earthline.net 
Kinderhook Reformed: 
    Birgitta Sherman birgittaelsa@yahoo.com   755-3503
St. Luke’s: Christine Kulisek  ekulisek@aim.com  758-7161
St. John the Evangelist, Stockport Lois Pullen  758-1617

Remember To Thank & Praise God for
• All who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, & working together to complete projects and responsibilities
• His blessing of a wonderful, caring, Spirit-filled pastor of vision such as Pastor Rudy
• Success of KRC’s recent outreach events:  Pancake Breakfast ($561 in donations to Alight Pregnancy Center in Hudson); Bake Sale at Kindercrafters’ ($200 designated for KRC’s restoration fund); Garden Workshop; and yesterday’s Bake Sale and Plant Swap sponsored by Evangelism Ministry
• Rachael, granddaughter of Paul and Joan Clause, recovering well from pneumonia
• Safe travels for Holly and Marc and the Schubert Family
• 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
• Karl and Jen, the new pastor and his wife at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, as they settle into their new home and ministry in Kinderhook
• KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries
• KRC programs & projects and those implementing and administering them: Natural Church Development; church restoration; KRC’s 300th birthday celebration
• Leaders and those attending KRC’s Sunday School, Youth Group, Adult Bible Study, and Prayer Group
• Our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely
• A speedy end to the violence and unrest in the Middle East
• Our missionaries; children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies
• Those who have lost loved ones, suffered personal injury, and lost homes and businesses in the recent tornado disasters
• Families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially Earl Johnson and family grieving the recent death of Earl’s wife, Marge; John and Sara Schubert and family grieving the recent death of John’s mother, Florence;
• Those, especially children, suffering natural disaster, abuses of war and violence, exploitation, neglect, family hostility
• Tammy, battling chronic illness from a tick disease
• Ryan (Hacker) Morris, recovering from recent eye surgery
• Donna Scalera, recovering from surgery this past Thursday
• Ryan, recovering from recent brain surgery
• Ginger, sister of Bill Nieman, recently diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumor 
• Others dealing with cancer: Ken Scofield; Joann Marvin; Rick; Matt; Tom Saulpaugh; Walt; Joe; Jennifer Kline; Julie’s aunt; Dave’s wife; Connie; Carin
• Those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care:  Doris Schmieder; Priscilla Frisbee; Gordie VanBuren; Faity Tuttle; Florence Rivera; Ron Stockhoff; Dawn VanBuren; Ken Smith; Merrill & Erika Johnson; George Clowe; Kathy Schneider’s father in Barnwell; Paul Varga 
• Those who are traveling, especially Stacey Baker traveling and studying in France -  Stacey will not be returning home until August 25
• Those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan
• Our residence-bound members:  Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera
• Those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Libby Little; caregivers of children with health/developmental issues, especially Ashley & Mike, expecting twins this month who may be born with possible medical problems; those with employment/economic troubles; those suffering discouragement, depression, despair, or other mental health issues; those struggling with substance abuse, especially Greg L, Rachael, and Martin; those dealing with family relationships; young people challenged by the demands of schooling, looking for jobs, dealing with the many temptations confronting young adults
• God’s blessing on those recently engaged/married, expecting babies, new/first-time parents: Derick Latorre and Heather Donahue, recently engaged; Gary and Sarah (Hubel) March, and Andrew & Melissa (Call) Welcome, recently married; Dave and Beth Ennis would like to announce that their daughter, Kelly Ennis Babic, and husband Brad, are expecting a baby girl in early September - please keep them in your prayers; first-time parents, Nicole (Baby Arianna), and Ryan & Jennifer (Deane) Anderson (Baby Grace); new parents, Leré & Anina Visagie (Baby Luke); Luke & Ryan (Hacker) Morris (Baby Jocelyn); Kate (Little) & Chris Stevens (Baby Vivian Elise)
• Our military men and women, especially Courtney Hemmert; Will Ryan; Matt Plescia; Carrington Hessell; and Spencer Moore - that they may know God’s presence and protection
• Families and friends of our military troops, and victims of warfare & violence worldwide  -  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and reassurance;
• 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.

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 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 2011-2012 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory, Classis Delegate
Deacons
Margaret Herrmann, Stewardship – ’12    758-6175
Laura Rafferty, Property – ’12    828-7189
Dawn Tuttle, Church Family, Clerk of Consistory, Cemetery – ’11    758-6031
Barbara Vosburgh, Missions, Church Treasurer – ’11    758-6512
Elders
Maureen Mooney, Evangelism – ’12      210-6079
Dawn VanBuren, Consistory Vice-President, Worship,
                               Pastoral Relations, Personnel – ’11    758-7564
Patti Varga, Christian Education – ‘12    392-4771
KRC STAFF
                    KRC Secretary                   Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton               
            Paul Clause – 859-4158           Greg Clause  –  369-8472, 758-1338 

COMING EVENTS

Today, June 12 
    10:00 am  Worship and celebration of Sunday School youth and staff
         Please Note:  Sunday School will be in summer recess after today.
    11:00 am  Brunch and Congregational Meeting
                   Please Note:  Adult Bible Study will not meet today.
Mon.,   June 13
      7:00 pm  Consistory meets              
Tues.,   June 14
      7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets
Thur.,  June 16
    10:00 am  Community Prayer Group meets @KRC
Sun.,    June 19 
    10:00 am  Worship
    11:15 am  Adult Bible Study, main floor conference room
Tues.,   June 21
       6:00 pm  Property Ministry meets
Wed.,   June 22
       7:00 pm  Interfaith Baccalaureate Service, St. John’s, Valatie
Sun.,     July   3 
    10:00 am  Communion Worship
    11:15 am  Adult Bible Study, main floor conference room
Sun.,     July 10 
    10:00 am  Worship – Perry Jones, Guest Preacher
                11:15 am  Adult Bible Study, main floor conference room
Mon.,    July 11
      7:00 pm  Consistory meets              
 

Servers Next Sunday, June 19, 2011
Ushers:  Jeff Barmen, Derick Latorre, Steve Shpur, Bob Wildermuth

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