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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
Septeber 11, 2011

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 a.m. September 11, 2011
“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.

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

Greeter(s): Jean Hacker

Preschool Nursery is available downstairs, Anna-Marie Zietsman supervising.

Flowers are given today by Dawn Van Buren for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Order of Worship
Guest Organist, David Smith

  PRELUDE                                    Improvisation (September, 1911) - Nadia Boulanger
  WELCOME, SILENT PRAYER, and PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
  VOTUM AND GOD’S GREETING

God’s Children’s Approach

  CALL TO WORSHIP  (Responsive) 
Come, people of God, leave the cares of your day and the concerns of your life. Come and be filled with the presence of God.                              
     We will rejoice and be glad in God's presence.
Gather together, people of God,
for God has set aside this moment for refreshment of your spirits.
     We will rejoice and give thanks for God's care.
Give thanks, people of God, your Savior is doing a new thing in your lives,
and the power to receive it is in your hands.
     We will rejoice and celebrate for the love of our God.
*HYMN OF PRAISE #62                                         Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
  CALL TO CONFESSION
All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Yet we believe and proclaim that our God yearns to be reconciled with us and to shower mercy on us. In the words of the psalmist, let us confess our sins together, so that we may know the forgiveness of God and taste the victory that is in Christ.
  PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (Unison) -  Based on Psalm 130
Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my call. Listen to my sigh and be attentive to my deep longing for mercy. If you, Lord, kept record of my sins, how could I stand? But grace and mercy dwell in your right hand; you forgive again and again. Come, Holy One, and bring victory to my struggle. Indeed, I look to you to defeat the night and bring the glow of morning. Forgive me my shortcomings, take away the sin that is bearing down on me, and restore me from within.
[Moment of Silence]
I proclaim with a loud voice, “My hope is firmly in you, O Lord – for you bless with your unfailing love; your redemption is your provision for our souls, and your love wipes out all my sin.”
  ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Hear the good news! God is merciful to all who trust in him. Believe in Christ,
and let not your hearts be troubled.
In Jesus’ name, we are forgiven. Hallelujah, Amen!

God’s Children Grieve

     REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
  SONG OF LAMENTATION AND PRAYER - Vicki Smith, soprano   
Pie Jesu (1918), Lili Boulanger
Pie Jesu Domine,    Kind Lord Jesus,
dona eis requiem. (repeat 2x)   grant them rest.

Pie Jesu Domine,    Kind Lord Jesus,
dona eis requiem sempiternam.    grant them everlasting rest.
  THE ATTACK ON AMERICA THROUGH THE EYES OF A 6-YEAR-OLD
  PRAYER  (Unison)
We shed our tears in a common bond of grief for those we loved and lost.
Together we journeyed through a dark valley, but your light has led us to places of hope and turned our grief into determination to do what is good, and right, and just. Help us to remember what it means to be your children — endowed with abundant blessings.  Help us, O God, to cherish the freedoms we enjoy, and inspire us to stand with courage, united as one nation in the midst of any adversity.  And now, as we prepare to read from your Word, may your Word itself illuminate our hearts and minds. May the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our Redeemer. Amen

God’s Opened Word
  SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                           Exodus 14:19-31 (p. 50)
  MESSAGE                                                               “Take, Remember, and Forgive”
  PRAYER OF THANKS

God’s Children Blessed by Him
  SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION  (Insert)
  PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS/OFFERTORY
                       "O how blest are ye whose toils are ended" Op. 122/6 - Johannes Brahms
*DOXOLOGY and OFFERTORY PRAYER  (Unison)
Heavenly Father, out of the abundance with which you have richly blessed us, and with grateful hearts, we offer back to you these gifts.  We dedicate them to the work of proclaiming to a broken, warring, terror-stricken world the love, healing, hope, and peace that are in Christ Jesus.   Amen.
  PASTORAL PRAYER
*BAGPIPE SOLO - Tristan Wilson                                                   Amazing Grace
*HYMN OF 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                                 Rejoice Greatly, O My Soul, op. 59/1 - Marcel Dupré

AANNUAL KRC PICNIC TODAYC
Plan to enjoy the good food and fellowship at KRC’s Church Family and Sunday School Kick-Off Picnic starting at noon TODAY at the home of Dawn and Ted Tuttle, 332 Merwin Lake Road.
     DIRECTIONS to the TUTTLES’: Take Route 9-H either south or north to Fischer Road, which meets with 9-H on the north side of the OLD Toyota dealership.  Turn onto Fisher Road (left if you are coming from the north, right if you are coming from the south). Drive ½ mile, then bear left to go onto Merwin Lake Road.  Drive 2-tenths of a mile to the Tuttles’ home on the left.

Today 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.     

TO THOSE IN THE KRC FAMILY CELEBRATING SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS:
Nancy Baker, Sophie Barmen, John Bosquet-Morra, Jane Deane, Donna Flansburg, Joe Herrmann, Morgan Hickman, Chuck Rothermel, Phil Sherman, Dawn Van Buren, and Gordie Van Buren. Gordie is celebrating his 85th birthday today!  Call him at Barnwell, 758-4731, and wish him the best.
Belated wishes to Melissa Welcome, who celebrated her birthday   August 28.

KINDERHOOK VILLAGE-WIDE YARD SALE
9 A.M. THIS COMING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
KRC will participate in the day’s event with the following:

Recycling Sale - “Rain or Shine” - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by the Evangelism and Missions Ministries
Donations of clothes/coats, books, toys, linens, small appliances, etc., would be greatly appreciated. Helpers are needed on Friday, September 16, to organize sale items.  Items may be dropped off at the church from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. starting Thursday morning, or by arrangement - contact Maureen Mooney, 210-6079, if you cannot drop off during those times or have questions. You or other interested community members may also set up your own sale table - You bring in, organize, and take out all of your own sale items!  We just ask that you donate 10% of your sales to KRC.
Bake Sale Table – also 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Donated bake goods are welcome, but we would like to limit contributions to tasty cookies and brownies. Thank you!

                  BROOKS BAR-B-CUE AND DESSERT TABLE
The Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery is sponsoring a BROOKS BAR-B-CUE, Wednesday, October 5, on the front and side lawns of the church. All proceeds will go toward operation and maintenance of the cemetery grounds, which has become an increasingly costly ministry to our community over the years.  AS PART OF THE FUNDRAISER, WE WILL ALSO BE SELLING DESSERTS, AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE, TO ENHANCE THE MEAL.  IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DONATE BAKED GOODS TO HELP SUPPLY THE DESSERT TABLE, PLEASE CONTACT DAWN VAN BUREN. 
     Brooks requires a minimum pre-sale of 250 tickets before they will commit to our scheduled date, and the Cemetery Committee is counting on your help in meeting this quota and insuring the success of this important fundraising effort. Tickets are $10 each, and may be purchased today from Jim Dunham or Gary Leggett.  If you are willing to sell tickets, please let Jim or Gary know.

~KRC SMALL GROUPS ARE BACK BEGINNING THIS WEEK!~
     We are all, as Erwin Raphael McManus states, broken pieces of the image of God. And as Christians, too often we talk about God's ability to change lives without fully understanding how to access that power. Through this six-week small group study, we will learn about ourselves and the transformational power of God.
     Each week we will offer a small group on Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m.  Sally Heimroth will be the coordinator of the Tuesday morning group, and Pastor Rudy will take the Thursday evening group. In order to accommodate as many members of our church family as possible, two other groups are being worked on by Merrill Johnson and John Schubert.
     The first session will be offered at 10 a.m., this coming Tuesday, September 13, and at 7 p.m. this coming Thursday, September 15.  The opening theme we will be exploring is “Life without Limit”. Themes that will follow are, “Transformation”, “Humble Courage”, “A Generous Heart”, “Perseverance”, and “Path of Servanthood”.  If you are interested, please fill out the sign-up sheet on the back table.

NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS
We have three people enrolled in our new members’ class which will begin at 11:15 next Sunday, September 18, following worship. The class will run until the beginning of December, after which prospective members will have an informed conversation with the elders of our church with regards to making profession of faith and formally becoming  members of Kinderhook Reformed Church.

CHURCH FAMILY MINISTRY OCTOBER SOUP SALE
Church Family Ministry will be offering Manhattan clam chowder soup in October.  Prices are $5.00 for a pint and $10.00 for a quart.  The deadline for placing orders is Sunday, October 9, and soup will be delivered on Sunday, October 16, in the Fellowship Room following Worship.  Please place your orders on the sign-up sheet available today on the back table of the sanctuary.

~ BIRD’S-EYE FINANCIAL REPORT, AUGUST 2011 ~

Income, August 1 to 27, 2011        $10,197
Bills Paid, August 1 to 27, 2011        $11,110
Current Checkbook Balance           $3,014
Outstanding Bills/Undistributed Designated Funds           --------
   Pastoral Services and Personnel            $250
   Undistributed Designated Funds             $4,316
TOTAL Outstanding Bills/Undistributed Designated Funds          $4,566

General Reserves Investment Account Balance, June 30        $36,495
    Losses               - $25
General Reserves Balance, July 31        $36,470

Benevolent Fund Available Balance             $1,943
Renovation Fund Available Balance          $5,597

Missions Pledges Budgeted 2011             $4,500
Missions Pledges Paid Out to Date          $3,500

Classis Assessment 2011             $6,711
Assessment Payments to Classis to Date          $3,355
Assessment Donations to Date          $3,340

 Remember to Pray for
• Those who do not know Christ, have turned their back on God, or are struggling in their faith, especially Gloria
• 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, Community Prayer Group, small group ministries
• 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: Dave and Char Alexander, Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Alex and Fran Knauss, Maureen Menard, Dick and Carolyn Otterness, Brian and Bea Post, Seth and Melissa Rogati, Betty Ann Stedwell
• Our children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies
• Rain to relieve the devastating drought conditions in Arkansas, Oklahoma, West Texas, South Texas, and other ever-increasing areas in the south and southwest
• Those, especially children in the Horn of Africa, victimized by famine and other natural disasters, abuses of war and violence, exploitation, neglect, family hostility
• Families that have lost loved ones, homes, businesses, and employment as a result of Hurricane Irene, especially our neighbors in Greene, Schoharie, and adjoining counties, and in the State of Vermont
• Those grieving the loss of loved ones, especially Jim and Barbara Hatch, their families, and friends, grieving the death of their only child, Katy, following a recent auto accident – cards and notes of encouragement may be sent to 3132 Cottonwood Bend, #301, Ft. Myers, FL 33905
• Members of the family of Alan and Noreen Dick: Alan's niece, Susan Dick, diagnosed with ovarian cancer and facing surgery; Noreen's cousin, Gordon Parker, suffering an untreatable brain tumor and slowly losing ground
• Marcia Smith, niece of Jane Smith, recovering from recent breast cancer surgery and facing radiation treatments
• Others dealing with cancer: Donna Scalera; Emese; Ginger; Joann Marvin; Rick; Matt;
• Those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care:  Ryan; Tammy; Florence Kern; Doris Schmieder; Clare; Al Austin; Paul Zietsman, Sr; Tom Saulpaugh; Morgan Hickman; Mark and Gordie VanBuren; Betty, sister of Sally Heimroth; Twin babies of Ashley and Mike; Dawn VanBuren; Florence Rivera; Ron Stockhoff; Ken Smith; Merrill & Erika Johnson; George Clowe; Kathy Schneider’s father in Barnwell; Paul Varga 
• Those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Libby Little, facing the many challenges of a demanding itinerary of speaking engagements; caregivers of children with health/developmental issues; 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, recently married; first-time parents, Brad and Kelly Ennis Babic (Baby Taylor Marie), Nicole (Baby Alisandra), and Ryan & Jennifer (Deane) Anderson (Baby Grace); new parents, Leré & Anina Visagie (Baby Luke)
• Those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan
• Our residence-bound members:  Murray Leonardson and Mike Rivera
• Our military men and women, especially Courtney Hemmert; Will Ryan; Matt Plescia; 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.

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
• Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled preacher of the Word and leader of vision
• Libby Little’s moving and very informative update this past Sunday  – Libby emails, “I want to say thank you to the congregation for the warm welcome on Sunday. It was wonderful to be with all of you again. Please send this on to the women who had a part in providing such a delicious brunch after the service so that all of us could chat a while longer. That was very thoughtful! Love, Libby”
• The encouraging news that Marcia’s cancer has not spread to her lymph system - Marcia is Jane Smith’s niece
• The good news that Angie Rivera Maycole is now able to return to work
• The very successful outreach of KRC’s VBS, which had a total enrollment of 66; many thanks to all who participated – parents, children attending, and to Patti Varga  and all staff members and helpers
• The blessing of Dawn Van Buren’s mother in Worship with us last Sunday
• A safe return from travels abroad for John and Isabelle Bosquet-Morra, and for Nancy Baker and daughter, Stacey
• 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

~YOUTH GROUP ASSISTANT NEEDED~

Youth Group will be starting up again soon, and Christian Ed is still in need of an assistant youth leader, or multiple rotating assistants, for KRC’s youth meetings.  The group will meet every Tuesday evening from 7 - 8:30, and Loren Speer, who has been assisting, will no longer be available  due to scheduling conflicts.  You are encouraged to pray about being a part of this truly rewarding outreach ministry!  If you feel led to assist, please speak to Patti Varga. 

During the month of September only, Northeast Health/ Eddy Lifeline is offering free installation (normally $50) of a Lifeline 2-way emergency response system.  If you know someone who lives alone, or has a tendency to fall, or who is recovering from recent surgery and might benefit from this protection, the Eddy contact number is 833-1040.  The monthly cost of the system after the free installation is $38.

The toys in the KRC Nursery are in need of approximately 30 AA, 6 AAA, and 8 D new replacement batteries to get them in working order again.  Donations of new batteries to help with this need would be greatly appreciated.  Please indicate on the sign-up sheet at the back table which type of item and how many you are able to provide. 

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
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
Dave Ennis ’11 784-9656
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, September 11 
    10:00 am  Communion Worship and Remembrance of 9/11/2001
    To Be Announced:  Adult Bible Study, main floor conference room
    12 Noon – Annual Church Family and Sunday School Kick-off Picnic
                             at the home of Dawn and Ted Tuttle
Mon.,   September 12 
      7:00 pm  Consistory meets
Tues.,   September 13 
   10:00 am  Small Group Session 1, “Life Without Limit”
                      Sally Heimroth, Coordinator
Thurs., September 15
    10:00 am  Community Prayer Group meets @ KRC
      7:00 pm  Small Group Session 1, “Life Without Limit”
                      Pastor Rudy, Coordinator
Sat.,   September 17 - Kinderhook Village-Wide Yard Sale
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm  KRC Recycling/Bake Sale – Rain or shine
    10:00 am – Noon, Historic Tours of KRC, Saturdays through October 8
Sun.,  September 18 
    10:00 am  Worship, Opening of Sunday School Classes
    11:00 am  Coffee Hour, Fellowship Room
    11:15 am  New Members’ Class meets with Pastor Rudy
                      Adult Bible Study, main floor conference room
Mon., September 26
      7:00 pm  Consistory meets
Wed.,  October  5 - Brooks Barbecue and KRC Dessert Table,
          Kinderhook Cemetery Fundraiser, KRC Lawns
Sun.,   October  9 -  Deadline for placing October soup orders
                       with Church Family Ministry
Tues., October 11 
       7:00 pm  Consistory meets
Sun.,   October 16 - Pick up date for October soup orders,
                  Fellowship Room following Worship
Mon., October 24 
       7:00 pm  Consistory meets

Servers Next Sunday, September 18, 2011
Ushers: Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren
Greeter(s): Barbara Vosburgh
Nursery: 


 

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