August 2019   
This Week's Events


ROAR Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
VBS uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories.

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 20-24. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!


ROAR Vacation Bible School
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
VBS uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories.

Open to kids Ages 3(potty trained) to grade 8. Runs from 9-12 each day August 20-24. No fee to attend, but please register in advance if you can so we'll have enough supplies for everyone! Registration forms available at both Kinderhook and Muitzeskill Reformed churches, at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift shop or you may call KRC at 758-6401 to register via phone!
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 “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

A warm welcome to visitors.  We invite you to sign our Guest Book

 in the entranceway and fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.




  All are invited to refreshments and fellowship at the Lemonade Stand hosted today by Dawn Van Buren

on the front lawn of the church following worship.


UshersJim Dunham, Gary Leggett, Barry Knights, Keith Garwood

  Greeter(s):                                    Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

Guest Organist:  David Smith


 KRC family and friends are encouraged to volunteer as front-door greeters for our

9 a.m. combined summer worship service.  A sign-up sheet for this purpose

 may be found on the back table of the sanctuary.


  Prelude                                     Pastorale, op. 156/8                                 Josef Rheinberger

  Announcements, Welcome, and God’s Greeting   

  Drawing Near To God

  Call To Worship (Responsive)  Based on Psalms 24, 27; John 4:23

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?

       Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,

       who do not lift up their souls to what is false.

Let us worship God, our light and our salvation.

       The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.

We desire to live in God’s house and to seek God in his holy temple.

       We have come with shouts of joy, to sing and to make music to the Lord.

Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.

       Teach us your ways and make our paths straight.


*Hymn #16                                                                            Give to Our God Immortal Praise

  Coming before God’s Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture                                                                                   2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a  p.222

  Message                                                                                                         “Surely Not Me!”

  Prayer of Blessing

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession  Based on  Isaiah 30:15, 18

In repentance is your salvation, in trust is your strength. The Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.

  Prayer of Confession (Responsive)   Psalm 51
Have mercy on me according to your steadfast love, O God;
       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;
       You are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within  me.
       Do not cast me away from your presence,

               and do not take your holy spirit from me.

  Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)

Brothers and sisters, hear the good news proclaimed to king David and claimed by us this morning. Now, through Jesus Christ, the Lord has put away your sin; you shall not die.

       Praise be to our God of Forgiveness!

Celebrating God


  Offering and Offertory                                 Offertoire in A                                Josef Seger    

  Doxology and Offertory Prayer  (Unison) 

Gracious God, you have given your only Son for us, and have clothed us in his garments of salvation and holiness. Inspire us through your generosity to give freely so that others may discover your abundance; to give gratefully so that others may know your liberality; to give humbly so that others may experience your love and reconciliation. Amen.

  Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer, and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn (On screen)                                                                          Take My Life and Let It Be

*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                                   In memoriam, op. 156/7                         Josef Rheinberger



You are cordially invited to FIRST FRIDAY DINNER AND FELLOWSHIP NIGHT in the KRC fellowship room.  “Fixin’s” will be provided for a “make-your-own” sub meal, and donations of side dishes or desserts to share would be appreciated if you are able to do so.  Following dinner, all are invited to help with decorating for KRC’s upcoming VBS week, or to just sit and fellowship with one another. Please come and enjoy the GOOD FOOD, CONVERSATION, and DECORATING FUN. There is always something for everyone at First Friday, and we hope to see you there.  Doors are open at 5:30 pm, and dinner is served at 6.




As you know, many disadvantaged families struggle to provide some essentials for their children, like new school supplies. Stewart's Shops has again generously donated $1,000 to purchase backpacks for Capital City Rescue Mission’s 7th Annual Backpack Giveaway Party in August. But we need your help to fill them! KRC’s is collecting school supplies for the mission again this year, and we are asking church family and friends to join us in this effort. Labeled collection containers will be available at the church’s entryways, and OUR DONATIONS NEED TO BE IN THE CONTAINERS NO LATER THAN NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 9TH.  What better way to help school kids than by making sure they are well-equipped to begin the new school year? Gender-neutral items are appreciated. Thanks for helping! 

● 2-pocket folders                                             ● 3-ring binders

● Loose-leaf paper (wide-ruled)                   ● Colored pencils & crayons

● Elmer's glue & glue sticks                            ● Erasers (all types)

● Markers (all types)                                          ● Marble & spiral notebooks (wide-ruled)

● Pencil sharpeners & pencil cases              ● Pencils & pens

● Rulers & scissors (round-tipped)               ● Highlighters







The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will hold its annual Mini-Market and Chicken Barbeque THIS COMING SATURDAY, August 8th. Cleaning out your attic or storage unit and not sure what to do with unwanted items?  Had a garage sale and have items that didn't sell? Should have had a sale, but didn't get around to it? Well, let us help! We will take your donations of unwanted items!  (Please no clothing, stuffed animals, or outdated electronics.) Call 732-7976 or 732-2471 to make arrangements for drop-off of Mini-Market items. The Mini-Market opens at 9:00 a.m., while the BBQ will be served between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. BBQ price: adults $12.00, children under 12 $6.00.  Reservations are not needed, but BBQ is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Take out available.  Questions? Call 732-2471.   The church is located at the intersection of Muitzeskill Rd. and Schodack Landing Rd., in the town of Schodack Landing.



summer at KRC from AUGUST 17th to 21st, 9 am to Noon, with arrival and sign-in at 8:45 to 9 am daily.  All kids of our community ages Pre-K (3 and potty-trained) through Grade 6 are invited to this year’s fun and spiritually-nurturing program.  Forms are now available on the back table for pre-registering your children or grandchildren, and Christian Ed Ministry is looking for VBS volunteers to teach and to help. For information about the positive rewards of serving in this ministry and the relatively small time commitment involved, please speak with Patti Varga.



Isabelle Bosquet-Morra (2nd), Sara Schubert (3rd), Jessica Alessi (5th),

Jim Dunham (7th), Carly Rippel (13th), Robert Bailey (15th),

 Dolly Petith (18th), Alan Dick (24th), Suzy Nieman (27th,), Jean Dunbar (27th)

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



KRC’s share of support this year is $5,633.28 for services and resources to be provided for us by the Reformed Church in 
America at the local, regional, and national levels. EACH MEMBER’S SHARE OF THIS YEAR’S CLASSIS ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN 
SET AT $88.02.  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 just $4.20 for each of the remaining weeks in this year. All contributions made for this purpose should be designated 
“Classis Assessment.”  


For those of you who would like to donate flower arrangements for the pulpit in memory of loved ones or in celebration of special occasions, please contact Dawn Van Buren.

  • Pastor Rudy Visser, our Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision.
  • those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, and those who have sacrificed their well-being and lives for the peace & liberties we enjoy.
  • the good report that Bruce Hawver has healed very well without complications from a recent severe dog bite requiring skin grafts.
  • all His provisions for our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows His love to us, especially during difficult times.
  • the many dedicated and hard-working friends and members of the Kinderhook Reformed Church Family who serve on Consistory, church ministries, and committees; teach Sunday School; lead Youth Group, Bible studies, and prayer group; organize and carry out special church events; prepare food, serve, and clean up for coffee hours, receptions, and dinners; and who are always ready to offer whatever help and support they can to those in need.


  • those who do not know Christ or who are struggling in their faith,
  • KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s VBS; KRC’s youth; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs. 
  • KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace, especially Tom Eastman, fulfilling a tour of military duty in Afghanistan. Pray for Tom's safety, and for his family’s peace & reassurance.
  • survivors of warfare, terrorism, violence, and natural and other disasters.
  • our state, national, and world leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
  • those, especially children, suffering poverty and hunger; abuse; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
  • families and friends grieving the death of loved ones, especially Floyd and Kay Haber, family, and friends grieving the recent sudden loss of Floyd’s brother, Bob Haber; the Frisbee family, grieving the recent death of Priscilla Frisbee, 97, the oldest member of the KRC congregation; the Tuttle and Carroll families grieving the death of Faity Tuttle, 104, mother of Ted Tuttle and grandmother of Liz Carroll; John and Isabelle Bosquet-Morra, grieving the recent death of a very close friend.
  • Kim’s Uncle TJ, in poor spirits as he battles with stage 4 cancer.
  • Elizabeth Clinton, recovering from recent breast cancer surgery.
  • Donna Scalera, whose cancer treatment has been slowed due to significant adverse reactions.
  • Susan Lamont's sister , diagnosed with cancer.
  • Bill Metzger, brother of Nancy Baker, diagnosed with stage 4 cancer the primary source of which has not yet been identified.  Pray for a complete and speedy diagnosis so that effective treatment can begin.
  • a friend of Erika Johnson, battling cancer.  Pray that she will find God’s saving grace and healing.       
  • others in hospice care or battling or recovering from cancer: Cheryl Johnson; Zoe Covey; Diane, friend of Cricket Warren; Jack; Bob Mellott; Marlene; Daniel; Andy; Lucy B. and Rodrigo; Jean.
  • Kevin and family, in crisis.
  • Guidance and wisdom for the Lamont family as they search for a place to live and as they work toward achieving a family unit that is balanced and that functions effectively. 
  • Dana, mother and caretaker of her 2-year-old daughter, feeling suicidal.
  • 16-year-old teenager, 3-months pregnant, whose unborn baby has an irregular heartbeat and may not survive.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: AJ, son of Susan and Cliff; Harriet Simpkins, Deborah Spaulding; Adam Spaulding; Rick Skiermont; Merrill Johnson; Jean Skipper; Florence Rivera; Steve Shpur; Carley Rippel; Stacey Baker; Harriet Stockhoff; John Bowen; Floyd Haber; Art Gross; Alan Dick; Paul Varga; Jane Smith; Blanche Rogers; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie Maul.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions:  Caleb; Vince Beaudoin; Libby Little; Susan Lamont and her children; Bill and Abby; Greg L; Craig Johnson; those facing the challenges of graduation, beginning a higher level of education, or seeking a career - pray that God will bless them with wisdom in all of the many choices and decisions they face.
  • those who are traveling.
  • reassurance, peace, and dignity for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
  • Residence-bound members Murray Leonardson, Doris Schmieder, Joan Van Alstyne.

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. Forward information, as well as new requests, to or call 859-4158.




Dave and Char Alexander, RCA missionaries, Taiwan;

Alight Pregnancy Center, Hudson

Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Albany

Compassion International, KRC-Sponsored Children:

Evelin Chuquinia, 15, Bolivia              Giulbert Muguna, 18, Kenya

Alex and Fran Knauss, Trans-World Radio

Maureen Menard, Youth with a Mission

Dick and Carolyn Otterness, 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



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, pastoral visitations, and counseling.

On Mondays, and for immediate assistance at any time, call 859-4158.

Church Phone  758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402



                                                   KRC 2015 CONSISTORY

                    Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory


  Liz Carroll – ’16,  Clerk of Consistory / Outreach /CITV Committee     758-6034

 Noreen Dick ’15Church Family    758-6640

 Derick LaTorre ’16,  KRC Treasurer / Stewardship /Cemetery      376-1882

  Barbara Vosburgh ’15, Property    758-6512

             Merrill Johnson – ‘16,  Worship    828-6726
            Patrice Lyons – ‘16,  Outreach     758-8400

Dawn Van Buren – ‘15,  Personnel / Pastoral Care  758-7564

Patti Varga ’15  Consistory Vice President /Christian Education / Classis Delegate      392-4771


                                                     KRC STAFF

                 KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant     

              Paul Clause – 859-4158                   Liz Carroll – 758-6034

                                  Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton

                                           Greg Clause – 369-8472


                                      COMING EVENTS

Today, August 2  

         9:00 am  Combined Communion Worship Service

       10:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Tues., August 4

         7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Thur., August 6

         9:00 am  Small Group Bible Study meets

       10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri.,   August  7  First Friday Community Potluck Dinner and VBS decoration

Sat.,   August  8   Muitzeskill Reformed Mini-Market and Chicken Barbeque

Sun.,  August  9  Deadline for donating CCRM school supplies

         9:00 am  Worship Service

       10:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Mon., August 10  Consistory meets 

Mon. – Fri, August 17 – 21  @KRC

         9:00 - Noon   SonSpark Labs – Gospel Light VBS: JESUS Every Day!

Mon., August 24  Outreach Ministry meets 

Sun.,  September 6  Last Sunday of Combined Worship Services

         9:00 am  Worship Service – Perry Jones, Guest Preacher

       10:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

Sun., September 13

         8:30 am  Early Communion Worship Service

       10:00 am  Communion Worship Service

    Hudson River Bell Ringers will be performing in the 10 am service.   

       11:15 am  Adult Sunday School - main floor Conference Room

                                Please join us in our current study of

The Ten(der) Commandments: Reflections on the Father's Love, by Ron Mehl


                                Servers Next Sunday, August 9, 2015

       Ushers:  Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, Dick Silvano, Andrew Welcome      

       Lemonade Stand Host(s):  Donna Flansburg