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Wednesday Morning Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Who is Jesus. This study meets at the home of Joan Clause and is led by Elder Patti Varga. Please contact Patti, Joan or the church for directions or more information.
Small Group Bible Study - John
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This study will meet at Barbara's house, call the church for directions.


Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Join us for a study of 1st Corinthians
Prayer Group
10:00 AM
Jr/Sr High Youth Group
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Kinderhook Reformed Church, VBS Sunday, August 26, 2018

 “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Rudolph Visser, Pastor

Welcome visitors! Please fill out a visitor’s pew card and place it in the offering plate.



Following worship, all are invited to the lemonade stand

 hosted by Noreen Dick and Dawn Van Buren on the front lawn for refreshments, fellowship, and celebration of the successful outreach of VBS this past week. 

Thanks to today’s ushers, Derick LaTorre, Chris Laurie, and Steve Shpur.

Thanks to today’s greeter(s).                         Nursery facility available downstairs.


  Prelude                                      ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

  Welcome, Announcements

   Drawing Near to God

 Call to Worship  Based on Matthew 10:14-16

This morning Lord, we come to you unhindered.

       Like little children we come because with you 

       there is safety and salvation and love.

We praise and honor you,

       for in your arms we find rest - by you we are blessed.

*Hymn (Screen)                                                                                                          My Lighthouse

  Morning Prayer

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession

Matthew 11:28-30 says, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Let us rest in God's mercy as we pray together.

  Hymn of Confession  (Screen)                                                                                       Rescue Me

  Assurance of Pardon

Jesus knows our every weakness, and loves us still. Awaken to the promise of Christ's amazing grace. Friends, believe the good news of the gospel.

       In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Hallelujah, Amen!


Coming Before God’s Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination and Scripture                                                                   Luke 10:38-42                                                                            

  Message                                                                                                                  “Do Not Worry”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Silent Prayer for Those Seeking to Acknowledge Christ as Their Savior:

"Dear Jesus, I confess that I'm a sinner, and not right with you. I repent and ask forgiveness.  I believe that you died on the cross to take my punishment and to pay the price for my sins.  I believe that you rose from death to give me new life. Wash me clean from all sin, shame, and guilt, and come into my heart as my Lord and Savior.  In your name I pray.  Amen."

*Response After Sermon (Screen)                                                    Won’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing

  Celebrating God, His Care, and His Abundance


*Doxology #809                                                        Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

*Offertory Prayer  (Unison) 

Faithful God, we know you are always present with us – rescuing, guiding, saving, and restoring us.  Accept these offerings, and use them to bring the blessings of your presence into the hearts and lives of many.  Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn (Screen)                                                                                                               No Not One

*Benediction, Blessing, and Response Hymn            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                                            Soon and Very Soon



                Our offering last Sunday was $1,940, $1,260 dollars below the $3,200 needed weekly to cover KRC’s daily operating expenses.  Our deficit is now $4,679 after meeting this past week’s expenses 

Income-to-date: $103,669 - Expenses-to-date: $108,348

Stewardship Ministry asks that everyone prayerfully consider how they might adjust their giving so we can avoid falling further behind and having to tap into our very limited reserves to meet budgetary obligations.

       Many thanks to those who have recently made substantial gifts toward bringing our income into line with expenses, and to our regular contributors who have “doubled up” on their giving to cover the Sundays they missed. 

Inspired by the abundance with which the Lord has blessed us,

 let us continue, as his faithful stewards, to be ever mindful of the need

 to maintain a weekly offering sufficient to cover our commitments.


Our new church family directories have arrived and are on the back table, but MANY HAVE NOT YET BEEN PICKED UP!  If you had pictures taken, please pick up your free directory and check your name off the list.  If you did not have pictures taken, you are welcome to take a copy without charge, but if you are able, free-will donations designated “Directory” would be much appreciated and may be dropped into the offering plate to help cover printing costs.  


The School for Christian Living and Serving, Mid-Hudson/Orange Classes, is offering three fall courses: “Survey of the New Testament,” “Church History 2," and “understanding Grief.”  For those interested, detailed information and registration forms are available on the back table.


LOOKING AHEAD                         


Dear KRC Family and Friends:                                                                      

       I am writing to you today to invite you to be part of a life-giving event, our 4th annual Rise against Hunger meal packaging event SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018, FROM NOON TO 3 PM AT THE FORMER MARTIN H GLYNN SCHOOL BUILDING, CHURCH STREET, VALATIE.  You may have participated in some fashion in the past, or maybe this is the first time you are hearing about it. 

       This multi-generational event has packaged more than 50,000 meals over the years, and we will package another 20,000 or more this year. We have set a goal of $5,800 to pay for all those meals.  That’s right, for about 29¢ we are able to feed a hungry person!  These simple rice, vitamin, soy, and dried vegetable meals are packaged and then sent off to feed a family of six somewhere in the world, including in our own country when disaster strikes.

       In addition, we have watched as members of our community come together to package these life-giving meals, and we have seen the friendships made, the laughter, and the energy that grows around the tables as everyone works with a common goal of helping those in need.  It is truly a life-giving and transforming ministry, and I invite you to be part of it.        

       There are three ways you can become involved, and each is vital to the success of this ministry:

·       Pray for those who are hungry around the world and for those who will come and pack meals on September 8. 

·       Make a donation.  $8.70 feeds someone for a month. $105.85 provides someone with food for a year!  All donations will make a difference.  We thank you in advance for any monetary donation you can provide. Checks can be mailed to Kinderhook Reformed Church with RAH in the memo line, or look for donation jars around town.  To allow us to plan properly, please mail in any donations by August 31.  

·       JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 8TH AT THE FORMER MARTIN H GLYNN SCHOOL GYMNASIUM to package the meals and experience this life-giving opportunity for yourself!  We will be there from noon until we finish around 3 pm.  You’re welcome to help with set-up at 11 am or to stay after 3 pm for cleanup as well. Wear a hat (unless you love hair nets!) and please RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

You can use this link to register and donate online:

Make it a family outing, invite friends and neighbors, and encourage your church or organization to donate toward our goal and to put a packing team together. Remember, many hands make light the work.  We need at least 100 volunteers to make this event happen! My prayer is that you will help us do that.  In advance, I thank you for your support in this ministry.


Pastor Rudy Visser



• those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith journey. Pray also that God will provide opportunities for us to witness for Jesus, and give us the courage and winsome words needed to make the most of these opportunities.

• Pastor Rudy, as he fulfills his ministerial duties.

• KRC ministries, programs & projects, and those planning & administering them as they seek new directions and God’s wisdom and blessing in moving our church toward a greater and more effective impact on our surrounding communities: KRC’s Consistory, especially newly installed officers, Jane Deane, Jean Hacker; Susan Patterson, and Deborah Spaulding; KRC’s administrative ministries; KRC’s Youth Group; Sunday School; KRC’s small group ministries and Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; 1st Friday Free Community Dinner; and other outreach programs. 

• our state, national, and world leaders, especially President Donald Trump and all of the government officials now in office, that God will grant them the leadership skills and wisdom needed to govern effectively. 

• our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace. 

• victims world-wide suffering natural and other hardships and tragedies; those suffering economic instability; poverty, hunger, and poor health; political oppression, unrest, war, displacement, gun violence, and terrorism.

• families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones. 

• those who, even after many years, still hurt from the loss of loved ones.

• reassurance, peace, and dignity for those nearing the close of this life.

• a young person with close ties to our church family who is experiencing serious depression and having difficulty finding purposeful, rewarding direction for moving ahead in life.   

• those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Elize Visser’s mother; Carly Rippel; Alan Smith; Jane Stutzman; Sal; George Graham; Fred Borrelli, Merrill Johnson. 

• those battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Dave Ennis and daughter, Kara; 12-year-old Issy Kwei; Bill Nieman; Ben Kissel; Carol, future daughter-in-law of Erika & Merrill Johnson; Freya, Patti Varga’s aunt; Friend of Erika Johnson; Judy Alvarez; Charles Roppolo; Terri; Michael, brother of Mary Jane Haywood; Michael; Don Morse; Jill; J.B.; Jen; Bill, Janet Smith's brother; Ronny; Carol Nel; Jeff Peter; Mark; Ann; Steve.

• residence-bound KRC family, George Clowe, and those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.

• those who are traveling.

• those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Vickie Metzger, 98, Nancy Baker's mother; Brianna; our students as they deal with the challenges facing them at the beginning of this new school year, including college and career choices, and job searches; Greg Clause Jr.; the epidemic of life-threatening addictions. Libby Little-Saxton, working with Afghan refugees.

Outreach Ministry is asking that those who submit a prayer request to KRC’s family and friends also inform us if they know of any additional material or physical needs, beyond the initial prayer request, that we might be able to meet. We would love the opportunity to engage with those in need of prayer in tangible ways as well, such as with meals, emergency monies, a ride, a listening ear, a visit, childcare - to name a few. 

Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists, especially those whose names are in bold type.  Please forward this information, as well as new praise/prayer requests, to or call 859-4158.  



• Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision, and for the Christ-centered messages God gives to Pastor each and every Sunday for the spiritual nourishment and growth of our church family.  

• the inspirational ministries of our guest preachers, Perry Jones, Tom McCrossan, John Bowen, Derek DeJager, and others who lead KRC worship from time to time.

• the spiritual blessing received by the children (89), teachers (20), and support staff (20) who attended KRC’s Vacation Bible School this past week. Many thanks to all who participated and helped in making this VBS such an exciting and successful outreach to our surrounding communities!

• the good report that Elize Visser’s mom in South Africa is home from the hospital recovering from a torn muscle and subsequent hematoma in her leg; praise God, surgery was not required, and she is healing well.

• the good news that Christopher Dick, Noreen's son, has recovered nicely with good mobility and minimal discomfort following recent repair surgery on his right elbow. 

• those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, and those who have sacrificed their wellbeing and lives for the peace & liberty we enjoy.

• all those of KRC's family and friends who volunteer their time, talent, and energy so generously and so selflessly to the various ministries and programs of our church, and who often do this quietly behind-the-scenes with little notice or recognition.



Dave and Char Alexander, RCA missionaries, Taiwan;

Alight Pregnancy Center, Hudson

Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Albany 

Compassion International, KRC-Sponsored Child, Evelin Chuquinia, 19

Alex and Fran Knauss, Trans-World Radio    

Maureen Menard, Youth with a Mission

The Silvas, RCA missionaries, Hungary

Brian and Bea Post, Wycliffe Bible Translators

Seth and Melissa Rogati, missionaries, Young Life Ministry, St. Thomas

Betty Ann Stedwell, Christar International Mission





Sara Schubert (3rd), Jim Dunham (7th), Carly Rippel (13th), 

 Dolly Petith (18th), Suzy Nieman (27th,), Jean Hurst (27th), 

Melissa Welcome (28th), Thomas Carroll (28th), Erika Johnson (31st) 


Each member’s share of this year’s classis assessment has been set at $94.68 (Up $6.18 from last year).  All who are able to do so are encouraged to offer, over and above regular giving, their share of this support.  The full share does not have to be given at one time, but may be given in as many increments as are convenient. If offered weekly, that’s about $5.25 per week for the remaining weeks (18) in this year. Please clearly designate all contributions, “Classis Assessment.”



Email Address –

Website Address –

Rev. Rudy is available at his church office

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.

Please call ahead for an appointment. 

Evenings are set aside for meetings, visitations, and counseling.

For immediate assistance at any time, call 518-859-4158.

Church Phone   518-758-6401                Church Fax   1-518-758-6402


                                                 KRC 2018 CONSISTORY

                          Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory


  Noreen Dick – ’18   Church Family. . . . . . . .     518-758-6640 

  Susan Patterson – ’19  Property. . . . . . . . . .   518-755-4909

  Beth Anne Rippel – ’18  Stewardship. . . . . . 518-392-5044

  Deborah Spaulding – ’19  Outreach. . . . . . .   518-758-7316  


  Jane Deane – ’19  Christian Ed., Cemetery. . 518-758-7051 

  Jean Hacker – ’19  Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518-758-9412 

  Merrill Johnson – ’18   Worship. . . . . . . . . . . 518-828-6726

  Dawn Van Buren – ’18  Consistory Vice-President, Cemetery, Pastoral Relations,        

                                             Personnel. . . . . . . . .  518-758-7564 

Clerk of Consistory

Patti Varga – 518-755-3054


                                            KRC TREASURER

Derick LaTorre – 518-376-1882

                                                  KRC STAFF

            KRC Office Manager                          KRC Office Assistant

     Paul Clause – 518-859-4158         Courtney Wood – 518-852-7172


                            KRC Sexton                            KRC Cemetery Supervisor         

     Steven Green – 518-505-4918         Greg Clause – 518-369-8472


Today, August 26

           9:00 am Worship Service

Mon,  August 27  

    6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets

Wed, August  29 

          7:00 pm Bible Study w/Jean Hacker

Thur, August 30 

          9:00 am  Small Group Bible study @KRC

Group continues its study, The Holy Spirit –  Please join us!

         10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @KRC.

Sun, September 2

           9:00 am Worship Service

Fri, September  7

           6:00 pm  First Friday free community dinner – Doors open at 5:30.

Sat, September  8

          Noon – 3 pm  Rise Against Hunger meal-packaging event, 

                  Gymnasium, former M H Glynn School, Church Street, Valatie

Sun, September 9

           9:00 am Communion Worship Service

Mon,  September 10  

    6:30 pm  Consistory meets

Mon,  September 24  

    6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets


Servers Next Sunday, September 2, 2018

Ushers: Phil Hurst, Matt Osborne, and Andrew Welcome



Sermon Notes

"Do not Worry”

Luke 10:38-42