“Clean Clothes” KCRC Online Service for May 31, 2020.

  I don’t believe in God, but if there was a God would He love me? 
A very honest question right?
We welcome Rev. Joe Groeneveld, Youth and Young Adults Pastor at Williamsburg CRC to KCRC. This morning he introduces us to Maria who asked this very question.
Perhaps it is a question you have asked in the past or you can raise your hand right here, right now and stand with Maria….. and if we look hard enough Satan the accuser is right behind us reminding us of our unworthiness, our filth.


But there is good news, because the Lord is a just and gracious judge, His people can have true hope despite their sin, that is the theme of today’s message.  We hope you can join us, grab your bible as Pastor Joe takes us verse by verse through Zechariah 3.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below. We’ve also provided a service outline to download; it has song lyrics and readings to aid in following along. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for Service Video: Clean Clothes

Here’s the service outline:

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

What If Mothering Gets Hard? – KCRC Online Service for May 10, 2020.

Today we celebrate Mother’s Day. Would you agree with the saying: “What happens to your child, happens to you”? So true, isn’t it? So what do you do when your child is ill, or rebellious, or one day walks away from faith, never to return? Tough stuff!  In today’s message the women in the story whose child is ill had to pass numerous  tests (including the sense of divine silence, doubt and discouragement) prior to blessings. 

She ultimately experiences God, through Jesus Christ and we can too. We welcome Pastor Shawn Ketcheson as he shares the message from Matthew 15: 21-28, so grab your bible and please join us.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for Service Audio: What if Mothering Gets Hard

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

The Good Shepherd, Always – KCRC Online Service for May 3, 2020.

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you. Psalm 84:10-12

God’s desire is for us to have an abundant life; to have life and live it in spite of….The Good Shepherd who is both the gate and the gatekeeper shows us the way. We welcome guest preacher Rev Bernie Bakker who will share God’s word as we read from John 10:1-10 and lead us in Holy Communion. Grab your bible, please join us.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for Service Audio: The Good Shepherd, Always

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Easter Aftershocks: “Seeing And Believing” KCRC Online Service for April 26, 2020.

I’d like to introduce you to someone that, I think has gotten a bad rap in the church. Everyone thinks of him as a quivering, unsure, back-of-the-bus follower of Jesus; the guy with wee-tiny faith, full of doubt disciple(ish)… Thomas.

Reality is-the guy was one of the most courageous and upfront friends of Jesus (check out how he responds to the challenging and uncertain situations in John 11 and 14).

But then there’s the time that he wasn’t around. And of course, THAT’s the moment when the most unbelievable event in history occurs. Guess what Thomas does -he doesn’t believe it. Because it is unbelievable. In that way I think he’s a lot like you and me. There is more of Thomas in us than perhaps we first care to admit. So join us as we come alongside this disciple, and in doing so reexamine our own attitudes while following the risen Jesus. We will be reading from John 20:24-31

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for Service Audio: Easter Aftershocks: Seeing And Believing

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Easter Aftershocks: “At The End of Our Line” KCRC Online Worship Service for April 19, 2020.

It’s a crazy story – true, but sort of crazy.  We get to watch Jesus messin’ with his disciples in the days following his resurrection.    The boys had gone fishing on a lake that normally was teeming with fish.  Nobody EVER got skunked out there….. except them, this time. And Jesus meets these frustrated fishers at the end of their futile night.  GRRRR! Wonder what they really muttered under their breath.

Anyway, it all turned out WAY different than any of them could have expected in their wildest dreams.  Totally wonderful.  Empowering.  Freeing. And completely amazing for us who get to watch from the sidelines! Grab a bible and join us in John 21:1-14.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for Service Audio: Easter Aftershocks: At The End of Our Line

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Secure In The Storm: “Overcoming Fear” KCRC Easter Sunday Online Worship Service for April 12, 2020.

So WHAT could make an elderly women grin from ear to ear, knowing she was hours away from death?WHY on earth would she chatter then like she hadn’t chattered in months?y celebrated? And do we really want to be found behaving like that someday?

Thoughts to wonder about as you join us for a reflection on the core message of 1 Corinthians 15 this Easter weekend during our online worship.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Easter Sunday: Secure In The Storm-“Overcoming Fear”

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

“Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death”- KCRC’s Good Friday Online Service – April 10, 2020

We are glad you have joined us as we reflect on the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus as told in the gospels, and reflected in the very familiar words of Psalm 23 and the prophet Isaiah.

This is a service of holy communion and you are invited to participate. Please prepare by having some bread and wine/juice ready before clicking the link.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below. We’ve also provided a service outline to download; it has song lyrics and readings to aid in following along. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for service audio…Good Friday “Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death”

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Palm Sunday “A Strange Parade” KCRC Online Worship Service for April 5, 2020

You are invited to join in as we check out a rather strange parade, with Jesus as the star. But why a parade like this? What were the people thinking as they celebrated? And what about the cranky types who wanted to shut it down?

AND… why in the world should we, today, pay any attention to an event from way back when? Grab a Bible, we are reading today from Luke 19:28-44.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for service audio…Palm Sunday: “A Strange Parade.”

And, finally, for the families with kids at home, here’s a link chosen by Youth Ministry Coordinator, Tori, to bless your time together. It comes as gift to the Church everywhere by LifeChurch, during this time of crisis. We thank them for sharing! Jesus Washes Feet

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Secure In The Storm: “When We Worry”

Today we continue the teaching series, “Secure In The Storm,” wondering about the times when our life struggles lead us to be consumed with WORRY. We’ll listen to Psalm 77, where the writer was consumed by a worry that God has given up on his people.

From there we’ll go to some specific things Jesus said about WORRY (in Luke 12) and conclude with some deep spiritual coaching from St. Paul in Philippians 4.
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the video…Secure In The Storm: When We Worry.

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Secure In The Storm: “When We Get Distracted”

This past Sunday, March 8th we continued our teaching series “Secure In The Storm,” and wondered about the times when our life struggles get us distracted to the point of getting all focused on stuff that REALLY doesn’t matter.

What does that? What are the consequences? And what are some tips to fight against such distraction? We’ll read Psalm 73..
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…Secure In The Storm: When We Get Distracted.

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!