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March 11, 2012

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 a.m. March 11, 2012
“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 we invite you to enjoy fellowship and refreshments with us at Coffee Hour downstairs in the Fellowship Room following today’s Worship Service.

Ushers: Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, and Glenn Warren
Greeter(s): Chuck and Virginia Rothermel and Kari Anne Powell
Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

Order of Worship

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

Boldly Approaching Our God

  CALL TO WORSHIP  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 108:1-5
Come now into God’s holy house to worship him
with joyful hearts and voices of praise.
Sing and make music with all your soul.
Awake, harp and lyre!  Awaken the dawn! 
Praise the Lord among the nations;
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
and let your glory be over all the earth.
Sing of the Lord among the peoples.
For great is his love, higher than the heavens;
his faithfulness reaches to the skies.
*HYMN OF PRAISE and PRAYER (Insert) I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art
  INVOCATION                                         
  CALL TO CONFESSION - Based on the words of the prophet, Zephaniah
Let us acknowledge our arrogant disobedience to God, and seek righteousness and humility.  Let us seek forgiveness from the Lord our God, for he is mighty to save.
  PRAYER OF CONFESSION   (Unison)  Psalm 51:1-4, 6, 9-11
       Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;
       according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
       For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you alone, have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight,
       so that you are justified in your sentence
       and blameless when you pass judgment.
You desire truth in the inward being;
therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
[Silent Prayer of Confession]
Do not cast me from your presence,
and do not take your holy spirit from me.
Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.  Create in  me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.   Amen.

  ASSURANCE OF PARDON - Based on Psalm 32
We acknowledged our sin and did not cover up our iniquity.  We confessed our transgressions to the Lord, and he forgave the guilt of our sin.  Blessed  are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed are those whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in  whose spirit is no deceit.  Rejoice in the Lord and be glad.
  PRAISE SONGS        
  CHILDREN’S PRAYER BLESSING  (Unison)
Heavenly Father, provide our children with a unified,  prayerful, Bible-teaching church family that will draw them into community, give them a hunger for your Word, and involve them in your work; bless them with spiritual leaders who are trustworthy and humble.  Amen.
We Come Before God’s Open Word
  PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION  From the hymn, “Lord Speak to Me, That I May Speak”
(Unison) Lord, speak to us, that we may speak in living echoes of your voice.  Lead us, Lord Jesus,  that we may lead those who stumble, and feed to others the precious things that you impart. Fill us with your fullness, Lord, until our hearts overflow with glowing words that tell of your love and show your praise. 
  SCRIPTURE LESSON                        1 Corinthians 9:16-23 (p.811)
  MESSAGE                                 “The Apostle Paul’s Evangelical Business Plan”
  PRAYER OF BLESSING
Celebrating God
  WE GIVE OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS/OFFERTORY                                            
*DOXOLOGY and OFFERTORY PRAYER – Based on Psalm 32
     God of grace and renewal, sanctify these gifts for the purpose of breaking the bondage of spiritual ignorance and sin through the redeeming work of Christ and the power of your Holy Spirit. Use them to relieve guilt, fear, stress, physical and emotional disease and pain, poverty, hunger, and whatever other disabling burdens we and those around us may be bearing.  Amen.
  ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
  PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN OF COMMITMENT #577                                 Channels Only
*BENEDICTION BLESSING & 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. (2x)
  POSTLUDE                     
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup for Sale!
Church Family Ministry will be selling homemade chicken noodle soup for $6 per pint and $12 per quart.  Kindly place your orders on the order sheet on the back table, and when ordering, consider your neighbors, friends, and those who are housebound or ill.  Deadline for ordering is Sunday, March 18, and soup orders will be delivered in the Fellowship Room on Sunday, March 25.

"HEARTSONG” SINGERS COMING SUNDAY, MARCH 25, TO KRC

Join us Sunday, March 25, at 4 PM for a country gospel concert featuring “Heartsong”.  Going into their second decade, Heartsong Singers for Christ has been sharing the gospcl  and their love for their Heavenly Father through song to the body of Christ. They are unique and energetic with a fresh progressive country sound peppered with contemporary. They have been able to blur the edges of country, southern gospel, and contemporary into a blend that is unmistakably Heartsong music. This distinct trio can take their harmonies and fashion innovative concepts and retool old traditional hymns as well.  They come as an excellent team of encouragement for any audience!
     
FRIDAYS AT 9:30 AM IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL, please join Dawn Tuttle, Jane Deane, and Joy Bertram for crafts we will be making for the KRC fair/bazaar which will take place November 3.

KRC SMALL GROUPS
KRC’s small groups, offered on Thursdays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., will be continuing The Path to the Cross, led by Pastor Rudy. All are invited to join one of these groups, and walk-ins are always welcome!  Jean Hacker will be leading a Stonecroft study, Why Believe?, Sundays following Worship.
  
~ECUMENICAL EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE~
At 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, the Stuyvesant Reformed Church will host a Sunrise Service to be held at the Allen homestead on Sharptown Road.  Following the service, participants are invited to return to Stuyvesant Church for a continental breakfast.
  to Maureen Mooney (5th), Kathy Schneider (5th), Priscilla Frisbee (6th), Stan Bertram (12th), Nancy Call(14th), Greg Clause(19th),  Dave Ennis (30th), and Paul Zietsman (31st).  PRISCILLA FRISBEE, TURNING 94, IS THE OLDEST MEMBER OF THE MARCH BIRTHDAY GROUP!


Remember to Pray for
• those who do not know Christ, have turned their back on God, or are struggling in their faith or with other spiritual issues.  A special request has been made that each of us in the KRC family consider praying this prayer:  "Lord, heal my soul, touch my heart, touch my tongue, break down my walls."
• 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 events.
• leaders & those attending KRC’s Sunday School, Youth Group, new small group ministries, adult Bible study, Community Prayer Group, and New Members’ Class.
• our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
• 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..
• those, especially children, victimized by famine, drought, and other natural disasters; abuses of war and violence; exploitation; neglect; and family hostility.
• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: Sally Heimroth grieving the recent loss of her sister, Mary Anne Snyder; remember also Mary Ann's husband, Bill, and children.
• Dave Mooney, Maureen Mooney's husband, as he recovers from surgery; also Shawn, Maureen's nephew, facing heart surgery May 15.
• Aaron Clause, son of Paul and Joan, dealing with health issues.
• Jean Keegan, recovering at home following a recent stroke.
• Irene Smith, sister of Virginia Rothermel and sister-in-law of Jane Smith, in Whittier nursing home with cardiac issues as doctors attempt to adjust her medications.
• Ruth F. and Ruth C., both of whom need prayers for medical issues with which they are dealing.
• those dealing with cancer: Judy Iocco; Stephanie; Ron Jensen; Patricia’s mother; Donna Scalera; Emese; Joann Marvin; Rick; Matt; Tom Saulpaugh.  
• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care:  Gavin, 3-year-old grandson of the Clauses, still struggling with a bronchial/sinus infection after several rounds of medications; Baby Brooklyn Faith Meyer; Joan Clause; Florence Rivera; Gordie Van Buren; Sue Jones; Ron Stockhoff; Ken Smith; Kathy Schneider’s father and Charles March, Sr. in Barnwell; Paul Varga.
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: the Schuberts, as they attempt to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Clayton, as he selects a college; Louise; Libby Little, facing a demanding schedule; those struggling with unnamed issues; caregivers of children with health/developmental issues; those with employment or other economic troubles; those suffering discouragement, depression, despair, or other mental health issues; those struggling with dependencies/substance abuse; those dealing with family relationships; young people challenged by the demands of schooling, looking for jobs, dealing with many temptations confronting young adults.
• God’s blessing on those recently engaged/married, expecting babies, new/first-time parents: Terry (Gaylord) Nawrot, expecting twins in July; Brad & Kelly Babic (Baby Taylor Marie), the Principis (Baby Gianna Drew).
• 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.

Anyone not already on our email prayer chain who is interested in receiving or regular prayer and praise requests through email,
please contact Paul or the church office.

There is a new update letter from Libby Little on the back table.  All are invited to pick one up as a prayer reminder as Libby travels out again on her busy engagement schedule.

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.
• the blessing of family and friends.
• 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.
• Patricia Taliaferro, who is recovering well following a recent cardiac procedure
• Baby Grace Anderson, grandchild of Jane Deane, who has returned to complete health

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.

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.  The Pantry served 95 families in January, including 156 adults and 107 children.  The Pantry is heavily over-stocked on spaghetti at this time, but other non-perishable foods that are always popular are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti sauce; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice; cake & brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the entryways of the church.

2012 EVENTS TO CELEBRATE OUR 300TH YEAR
January 8, 10 am  “Kick-off” celebration worship service and  brunch
March 25, 4 pm  Heartsong Concert - a blend of country, southern gospel and contemporary music
March 31, 10 am  Easter Egg Hunt (BYO basket) -  egg hunt, snacks, crafts, Easter story 
April 8, 10 am  Easter service
April 22, 3 pm  “Glory of Handel” with organist David Smith, members from the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and choral singers
May 20, 4 pm  Keynote Worship Service, Kinderhook Reformed Church Tricentennial Celebration - a portion of the service will be presented in Dutch, and a reception will follow the service
May 26, Abe Williamson Memorial at Kinderhook Cemetery -  dedication of a memorial monument placed by family members in remembrance of family members and others buried in the cemetery without markers
June 25-29, 9-12 Noon daily  “National Parks Vacation Bible School” for ages 3 through Grade 6
July 20, 7 pm  An evening of acoustic worship with Derek Levendusky -
Derek is the lead singer of the band, “Isaiah 6”
Fall Concert (details TBA)
November 3, Church Bazaar
December 16, Third annual Lessons & Carols with organist David Smith and choir

OFFICE, EMAIL,
WEBSITE,  AND FAX INFORMATION 
Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net
Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com
Evenings have been set aside for meetings, pastoral visitations,
and counseling.
For assistance on Mondays, please call 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 2012-2013 CONSISTORY

Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory, Classis Delegate
Deacons

Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family  758-6640
Patrice Lyons – ’13,  Missions     758-8400
Laura Rafferty – ’12,  Property       828-7189
Barbara Vosburgh –’13,  Stewardship / Treasurer   758-6512

Elders
Dave Ennis – ’13,  Worship     784-9656
Maureen Mooney – ’12,  Evangelism / Clerk     210-6079
Dawn Van Buren – ’13,  Cemetery / Pastoral Relations /
                                           Personnel / VP of Consistory   758-7564
Patti Varga–’12,  Christian Education   392-4771

       John Schubert, Chairman, Classis Financial Committee

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

COMING EVENTS
Today March 11
   10:00 am  Worship and Sunday School
   11:15 am Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room              
                    Stonecroft study group meets in main floor classroom
Mon., March 12 - 7:00 pm Consistory meeting
Tues., March 13 - 7:00 pm KRC Youth Group meets
Thur., March 15
     9:00 am  Small Group meets @KRC, “The Path to the Cross”
   10:00 am  Community Prayer Group meets @KRC
     7:00 pm  Small Group meets, “The Path to the Cross”
Fri.   March 16
     9:30 am  Craft making for November Fair/Bazaar, Fellowship hall
Sat.,  March 17
     1:00 pm - 4:30 pm  Scrapbooking Social in Fellowship hall
Sun., March 18
   10:00 am  Worship and Sunday School
   11:15 am Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room                   
                    Stonecroft study group meets in main floor classroom
            Deadline for ordering Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Sun., March 25
   10:00 am  Worship and Sunday School
   11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference
                   Stonecroft study group meets in main floor classroom
        Delivery of Chicken Noodle Soup in Fellowship Room
                              following church service
     4:00 pm  “Heartsong” Country Gospel Concert at KRC
Tues., March 27 - KRC family cooks free supper at St. Luke’s
     7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets
Sat.,    March 31
   10:00 am  Easter Egg Hunt (BYO basket) - egg hunt, snacks, crafts, 
                    and Easter story
Easter Sunday, April 8 - Ecumenical Sunrise Service
     6:30 am  Allen homestead, Sharptown Road, Stuyvesant,
  continental breakfast following, Stuyvesant Reformed Church

Servers Next Sunday, March 18, 2012
Ushers: Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren,

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