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April 22, 2012

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
10:00 A.M. APRIL 22, 2012
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

A WARM WELCOME TO VISITORS
Please sign our Guest Book at the church entrance and to fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.

Ushers: Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome

Greeter(s): Bob and Karen Horn

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.


Our appreciation to those whose donations provided the Easter lilies decorating our pulpit area:


Virginia Rothermel, 
in loving memory of Ed, Bill & Paul Rothermel, and Justin Lynch

Noreen and Alan Dick     Mid Glass      Bill and Suzanne Nieman      Sue Patterson      Florence Rivera     


Order of Worship

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

Boldly Approaching Our God

  CALL TO WORSHIP  (Responsive) 
       Father of glory and Architect of creation, blessed be your holy name!
Son of God and Son of Man, Lord Jesus, we praise you!
       Holy Spirit, Comforter and Counselor, we revel in your presence.
Surround us now, Holy Three, as we gather.
Draw us deep into the mystery and glory of your eternal community.
*HYMN OF PRAISE #473                And Can It Be That I should Gain
  CALL TO DEEPER DEDICATION
  SONG OF DEDICATION #579                                         All To Jesus I Surrender
  MORNING PRAYER 
  PRAISE SONGS
  CHILDREN’S PRAYER BLESSING  (Unison)
May these children always hold to the teachings of Christ and walk in discipleship with him, that they may know his truth, and enjoy the freedom that it brings.  Amen.

We Come Before God’s Open Word

  PRAYER for ILLUMINATION   
  SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                           John 3:1-7 (pp.751-2)
  MESSAGE          "How Many People Can God Love?"
  PRAYER OF BLESSING
Celebrating God

  WE GIVE OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS / OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY
 
OFFERTORY PRAYER  (Unison)
Help us to give and count not the cost, and to love without boundaries and stipulations.  As we are transformed by your love, Lord, so may our gifts and our lives transform our world.  Amen
  ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF GOD
  PASTORAL PRAYER OF INTERCESSION and THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN #374                           Now Thank We All Our God                                     
  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


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND:  MANHATTAN CLAM CHOWDER
TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR PLACING SOUP ORDERS.  Pints are $6.00, quarts are $12.00, and a sign-up sheet is on the back table of the church.  Soup will be delivered in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday, April 29, following worship.


ANOTHER INSPIRING PROGRAM IN
KRC’S “CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE” SERIES
UNDER THE MUSICAL DIRECTON OF DAVID SMITH
3 P.M. TODAY, APRIL 22
HERE AT KINDERHOOK REFORMED CHURCH
~ A KRC TRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION EVENT ~

MUSIC FOR VOICES, ORCHESTRA, AND ORGAN
INCLUDING WORKS COMPOSED BY HANDEL
AS EARLY AS 1707, WHEN HE WAS ONLY 22, AND AS LATE AS 1739

Chandos Anthems “O be joyful in the Lord” & “O sing unto the Lord a new song”
organ concerto “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale”
virtuoso cantata “Salve Regina”, and Sonata in e minor

Featuring guest artists soprano Amanda Boyd & flutist Sharon Levin, instrumental ensemble, and chorus
Suggested Contribution ~ $15
This concert is supported in part by grants from the Columbia County Council on the Arts and by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
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Volunteers are needed to help make refreshments
for the reception following the concert. 
Please consider making an item that can be eaten without utensils.

KRC SMALL GROUPS
KRC’s small groups, offered on Thursdays at 9 a.m. (church) and 7 p.m., (parsonage) will resume their studies this coming Thursday led by Pastor Rudy.  PLEASE SEE CALENDAR OF EVENTS BELOW FOR DETAILS. All are invited to join one of these groups, and walk-ins are always welcome!
 

 

Deborah Spaulding (1st), Annake Visser (6th), Beth Anne Rippel (11th), Anne-Marie Zietsman (11th), Diane Morgan (14th), Bill Nieman (16th), Arnie March (17th), Cydney Rippel (22nd), Paul Zietsman (29th).

   FLAVORS
KRC’S COMMEMORATIVE COOKBOOK
The cookbook committee has selected, cooked, and photographed recipes submitted by members of the congregation.  It is now time to publish the cookbook, and we need your help!  Please consider making a donation to this project. If you would like to participate, make a check out to Kinderhook Reformed Church with “cookbook” on the memo line. 

CONTRIBUTORS OF $100 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A FREE COOKBOOK UPON PUBLICATION.

 


Kinderhook Reformed Church
Tricentennial Keynote Celebration Events May 20, 2012

2:00 P.M.
     In the Sanctuary
• Organ Recital – David Smith  
The pipe organ was originally built by William Allen Johnson of Westfield, Massachusetts, who began building organs in 1844.  Johnson was considered one of the best organ builders of his time, using only the finest materials.   The organ was restored in 1999 by Leonard A. Carlson of East Greenbush, New York, who was able to save and use 780 of the original pipes dating from the Civil War period, many of which had been damaged over the years.  288 new pewter pipes were shipped from the Netherlands to complete the ranks.   A wooden parapet was removed that had been separating the pipes from the rest of the gallery, and in its place new, dramatic woodworking was crafted by Mr. Carlson’s son and installed on each side of the rose window to contain and protect the pipes and to allow for a full and impressive view of the window.
• Tour of the Church and the Display of Historical Items
     Outside - Tent
• Book Signing – Authors and contributors, KRC’s commemorative history publication Kinderhook Reformed Church: 300 Years of Faith and Community, will be available to sign your book.
• Dutch Cuisine Tasting – Sample recipes from KRC’s 2012 commemorative cookbook, Flavors
3:00 P.M.
     Outside

• Butterfly Release - 300 butterflies will be released symbolizing the 300 years that the gospel has been preached from the pulpit of Kinderhook Reformed Church and honoring the Lord for his grace and blessing upon this ministry.
• Ichabod Crane High School Marching Band  Performance
• Ichabod Crane High School Quartet  Performance  
     Outside - Tent
• Book Signing – Authors and contributors, KRC’s commemorative history publication, Kinderhook Reformed Church: 300 Years of Faith and Community, will be available to sign your book.
     Outside
• Photo Op on the front steps and lawn of the church for the church family and guests who have come to celebrate KRC’s Tricentennial year 
4:00  P.M.
     In the Sanctuary

• Keynote Celebration Worship Service, portions in Dutch and English
• Choir of the Christian Academy Performance
5:00  P.M.
     Fellowship Hall

• Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall for coffee and Dutch delicacies.


2012 EVENTS TO CELEBRATE OUR 300th YEAR
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, 3rd annual Lessons & Carols with organist David Smith & choir


KRC’S ANNUAL ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST
     All are welcome to come and to invite family and friends to a delicious pancake breakfast SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 8 – 11 am, in the Fellowship Room.  Sausage, bacon, coffee, and juice will be served along with the pancakes.  No reservations needed – free-will donations accepted.  Each year a different charity is chosen to receive the proceeds, and this year, the Valatie Food Pantry is the recipient.  Information about the Pantry and its services to our community will be on display at the breakfast. Feel free to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock their shelves.
     Outside on that same day, weather permitting, the church will hold its annual Plant Swap and Sale from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.  ASK A MEMBER OF THE MISSIONS MINISTRY HOW YOU CAN HELP WITH THESE EVENTS.


PLEASE JOIN THE CRAFTS GROUP, THE “ESSENES” - Dawn Tuttle, Jane Deane, and Joy Bertram - FRIDAYS AT 9:30 AM IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL. We are creating items for the KRC fair/bazaar which will take place November 3.  The Essenes were an ancient Hebrew group known for their devotion to God, and we honor them with our crafting.  Please save wine corks and plastic grocery bags for use in this project.  A box is available in the room across from the church office for collecting these materials.


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.
• Aaron Clause, on his way to a full recovery from his bout with MRSA.
• the very successful Easter Egg Hunt, which included the telling of the Easter story of Jesus' resurrection; the enjoyment had by the 90 kids and parents who attended; and for those who worked so faithfully to coordinate and provide this community outreach, especially Patti Varga and all those who assisted her from KRC and Muitzeskill Reformed Church.

 

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 Pray for
• those who do not know Christ, or are struggling in their faith or with other spiritual issues. 
• KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries.
• KRC programs & projects and those administering them: Vacation Bible School beginning June 25; Natural Church Development; Concerts in the Village & church restoration; tricentennial 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 natural disasters; abuses of war and violence; exploitation; neglect; and family hostility.
• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially the friends and families of Joyce Gould and Roberta Rose, both retired teachers from Ichabod; those grieving the death of Dominique Fraresso, especially Dominique's husband, Thierry, her two sons, Florian and Sylvian, and her dear friend, Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; Arnie and Claudia March mourning the passing of Arnie's father, Charles March; and Tana Strom on the recent passing of her father, Edwin Thompson.
• Miner Smith, brother of Ken Smith, dealing with serious health issues involving the loss of use of his legs.  Please pray also for his wife, Arlene, at this stressful time.
• those dealing with cancer:  Dick; Sal Alessi, recently diagnosed and beginning treatment this week; Melissa M., diagnosed with stage 4 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: Aaron Clause, battling another MRSA infection; Cliff Konkle; Harriet and Ron Stockhoff; Sue Jones; Jim Baker's mother; Joan Clause; Florence Rivera; Gordie Van Buren; Ken Smith; Kathy Schneider’s father Barnwell; Paul Varga.
• those who are traveling.
• those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Kara (Ennis) Mobley; 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, especially George in South Africa; 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, and Matt Plescia - 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
our regular prayer and praise requests through email,
please contact Paul or the church office.


During the month of April, 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, call is 833-1040. Monthly cost of Lifeline after free installation is $38.

 


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, April 22 Deadline for Soup Orders (Manhattan Clam Chowder)
     10:00 am  Worship and Sunday School
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room  
                Stonecroft study group meets, main floor classroom
3:00 pm  Concerts in the Village presents “Glory of Handel”
Thurs., April 26
10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
        9:00 am  Church, 7 pm  Parsonage   Small Group Studies with Pastor
                                              r12 True Spirituality

Being a genuine disciple of Christ flows out of a relationship with Him. It's about experiencing God's grace, not earning His love through performance. A real relationship with Jesus Christ will produce a follower whose life looks progressively more like His life. Romans 12 provides a relational profile of an authentic disciple: someone who is surrendered to God, separate from the world's values, sober in self-assessment, serving in love and supernaturally responds to evil with good. Christians who live out this kind of lifestyle are what we call r12 Christians. God is willing to go deeper and grow you into a real disciple . . . are you ready?
10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC
Thurs., May 3  National Day of Prayer
Sat., May 5

     11:00 am Pampered Chef Party in Fellowship Room -
       all proceeds to benefit Family Church Ministry
Sun., May 6  9th Annual Crop Walk - Please see Patrice Lyons
                                    to sign up or donate.
Sun., May 20
     10:00 am  Worship and Sunday School
     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School meets, main floor conference room    
                Stonecroft study group meets, main floor classroom
2:00 - 5:00 pm KRC KEYNOTE TRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
2:00 - 4:00 pm Short organ recital with David Smith; historic
documents and artifacts display; and other memorable events
  celebrating KRC’s 300 years of “Knowing Christ & Making Him Known”     
         in Kinderhook, its surrounding communities, and far beyond.
4:00 pm Keynote Celebration Worship Service - A portion will be presented in Dutch, and a reception will follow the service.

 

Servers Next Sunday, April 29, 2012
Ushers:   Dave Ennis. Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome
Greeter(s): Dawn Van Buren
Nursery Supervisor: 

 

 

 

 

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