Kinderhook Reformed Church Celebration of Worship, 9 am July 2, 2017

“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.

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

Thanks to today’s greeter, Joy Bertram.

Nursery facility available downstairs.


  Prelude                                               Pastorale                          George Whitfield Chadwick

                                                               Melody in E major                                 Horatio Parker

  Welcome and Announcements

  God's Greeting

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship (Responsive)   

O come, let us sing out to the Lord:
       Let us shout in triumph to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his face with thanksgiving,
       and cry out to him joyfully in psalms.
For the Lord is a great God:
       In his hand are the depths of the earth:
The peaks of the mountains are his also.
       The sea is his ... and his hands molded dry land.
Come, let us worship and bow down,
       and kneel before the Lord our maker.

*Hymn #52                                                                               I Sing the Mighty Power of God

  Morning Prayer

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession   Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Let us admit our brokenness to God.

*Hymn of Confession (Screen)                                              Just As I Am, without One Plea

  Assurance of Pardon  2 Timothy 1:9

“He has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.” Sisters and Brothers, live new, because you are new!

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture                                                                                                       Matthew 10:40-42

  Message                                   “Jesus’ Parting Instructions before the Big Mission Trip”

  Prayer of Blessing

Silent Prayer for Those Seeking to Accept 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."

Celebrating God, His Abundance, and His Care

  Sacrament of Communion      

Today we celebrate the sacrament of communion by intinction. You are invited to either come forward and partake or remain in your seat where you will be served.

  Hymn of Preparation  (Screen)                             Grace That Is Greater than All Our Sin 

  Communion Song   (Screen)                                                          Behold the Lamb Of God 

*Hymn of Thanks  (Screen)                                               And Can It Be That I Should Gain 

  Offering/Offertory                           Offertory, op. 50, no. 3                           Arthur Foote *Doxology #809                                                   Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise him all creatures here below.

Praise him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

*Offertory Prayer  (Unison)

O God, may we never be weary in doing right. We dedicate these gifts of our honest earnings to your service. May we make the earnest commitment to take the risks necessary to accomplish your will within our community and throughout the world.  In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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

*Hymn of Commitment #569 (Verses 1 & 2)                Living for Jesus a Life That Is True

*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                                 Governor Strong’s New March                         James Hewitt




     KRC will be assisting again this year with the summer lunch program at the First Presbyterian Church, Valatie, for Ichabod Crane students. Most of the students who come - anywhere from 5 to 18 children and sometimes adults - have been part of the free lunch program during the school year.

     We have committed to prepare lunch on the Fridays in July. All fruit, veggies, beverages, and supplies are provided by First Presbyterian Church and the Food Pantry. The menu is simple, and fruit pancakes, tacos, toasted cheese sandwiches, and Sloppy Joe’s were popular last year.

     Three people are needed for each Friday to be responsible for the food prep, cooking and serving the main entree, and cleanup. Prep starts at 11:15 am, lunch is served from 12 noon to 1 pm, and doors close at 1:15 after cleanup.  A sign-up sheet is available on the back table of the church (KRC) for those interested in volunteering. Please call Maureen Mooney at 210-6079 if you have questions about this ministry. 




Presentation, Compassion International, Erika and Merrill Johnson

      5:30 – 8 pm, Progressive Dinner to Promote Fellowship and Community between Muitzeskill, Stuyvesant, and Kinderhook Reformed Churches
                                     5:30 pm  Appetizers at Muitzeskill
                                     6:15 pm  Dinner at Kinderhook
                                     7:15 pm  Dessert at Stuyvesant 



At this year's “Hero Central” Vacation Bible School, kids will take on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God! Open to kids ages 3 (potty trained) to Grade 8. VBS Runs from 9-noon each day, August 21 - 25.  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.  A VBS PICNIC CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 AT KRC!



Stop Hunger Now, which has recently rebranded itself “Rise Against Hunger,” packages and ships food and 
life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people and works to end global hunger in our lifetime.  This 
year, nearly 60 million meals will be packaged and distributed to needy locations around the world.  A RISE 
FELLOWSHIP THAT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!  A group of 40 to 50 volunteers (any age) can package over 10,000 
meals in just two hours.  Our local packaging event will take place Saturday, September 9, at the Kinderhook 
Town Hall (formerly Martin H. Glynn school) on Church Street in Valatie, during which we hope to pack 20 – 30 
thousand meals.  Plan to save this date on your calendar and to lend a helping hand to this extraordinary 
ministry. Donation baggies and canisters are now available on the back table of the sanctuary to take home for 
saving up your contributions, and you are encouraged to take canisters to work or to businesses willing to 
display them. A donation of 29¢ buys one meal, $29 one hundred meals, $290 one thousand meals.

Brooks BBQ will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  Baked potatoes will be included with the dinner, 
but Brooks is no longer serving beverages or cookies as part of their standard menu. All proceeds will go to 
support operational expenses of the Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery Association.


TODAY is Communion Sunday, which has been designated for the presentation of gifts, over and above regular giving, to the Benevolent Fund.  Please support this important ministry which provides assistance to needy church family and community members.     



Sally Heimroth (3rd), Virginia Rothermel (3rd),

Virginia celebrates her 90th birthday tomorrow!

Patrice Lyons (5th), Jay Rippel, (6th), Will Ferguson (7th)

 Dick Van Alstyne (13th), Ted Tuttle (18th), Edward Arnold (26th),

Glenn Warren (26th), Carien Zietsman (28th), Patti Varga (30th),

Stacey Dunbar (31st)


The Dutch Reformed Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill is seeking vendors to sell a variety of goods at their upcoming annual mini-market, on Saturday, August 12. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information and to reserve your space, contact Diana at 518-732-7345 or email Registration deadline is August 2.




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



  • 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 and Rev. Paige Convis, KRC’s associate pastor, as they fulfill their ministerial duties.
  • KRC ministries, programs & projects and those planning & administering them: KRC’s Consistory; KRC’s administrative ministries; KRC’s Youth Group; VBS; KRC’s small group ministries and Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; 1st Friday, and other outreach programs.
  • our state, national, and world leaders, especially President Donald Trump and all of the new government officials now in office, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
  • our military men & women, their families, and friends, that they may know God’s presence, protection, and peace, especially Jason Lansing serving in S. Korea.
  • victims world-wide suffering natural and other hardships and tragedies: famine, earthquakes, and other climate-related disasters; economic instability; poverty, hunger, and poor health; political oppression, unrest, terrorism, war, displacement.
  • those grieving the death of loved ones, especially: family and friends grieving the recent death of Dean, cousin of Phil Hurst; Lyn, family, and friends grieving the recent death of Lyn’s husband, Frank; Lyn is a neighbor of Michael and Deborah Spaulding. Beverly Morse and family grieving the recent death of Ken Morse, nephew of Kay Haber.   
  • those who, even after many years, still hurt from the void left by loved ones who have passed on from this world.
  • reassurance, peace, and dignity for loved ones nearing the close of this life.
  • Ron Dick, brother-in-law of Noreen Dick, experiencing very serious and debilitating health problems.  Although not yet fully diagnosed, his condition may possibly be related to his cancer therapy.  Pray for God's healing and reassurance for Ron, and for a quick return of his ability to be up, around, and performing routine activities. Pray as well for his family as they assist him at this difficult time.
  • Sally Heimroth, recovering at St. Peter’s hospital following successful open-heart surgery recently. Please continue to pray for Sally’s speedy and complete recovery and return to full health without complications, and pray also for her family as they assist in her recuperation. Cards and notes of encouragement may be sent to Sally at P.O. Box H, Niverville, NY 12130
  • Amy Deweerd, suffering a very uncomfortable attack of pleurisy. Please pray for relief from pain for Amy, and pray also that this will be a one-time-only case that resolves itself quickly.
  • Phil Morse, brother of Kay Haber, recovering from a broken hip which is healing nicely after a rod was put in and rehab started. Phil is now hospitalized with pneumonia, loss of appetite, and nausea. His daughter asks for prayers to raise Phil’s spirits and lift his confusion as he and his family await recent test results. 
  • Our graduates, challenged by higher education, career choices, and job searches.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Brian Baxa, Chris, Elize Visser’s dad; Carol Zincio; Christopher Dick; John and Cathy; Virginia Rothermel; Maggie; Art Gross; Angie Rivera; Harriet Stockhoff; Ruth Edge; Jean Skipper; Floyd Haber; Paul Varga.
  • those battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Michael; Don Morse; Jill; J.B; Jen; Bill, Janet Smith's brother; Ronny; Ron Dick; Donna Scalera; Kim Helm; Carol Nel; Paul Osborn; Jeff Peter; Mark; Ann; Steve; Dorothy Wheeler.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: the Clause family, in need of spiritual, mental, and physical healing, as well as for other families with these needs; Nancy Baker and her mother, Vickie Metzger; Stacey Baker; Vince Beaudoin; Libby Little-Saxton, working with refugees; the epidemic of addiction to heroin and other substances.
  • residence-bound KRC family, George Clowe, and those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill


  • 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, and others who lead worship at KRC from time to time.
  • 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.
  • the good report from Libby Little-Saxton that she is regaining strength and energy and “getting into the swing of things again” following her recent bouts with shingles and other health issues.
  • for the good news that Rachael Beaudoin, granddaughter of Paul and Joan Clause, is now at home and well on her way to full recovery from recent health issues. The Clause family is very appreciative to all for upholding Rachael in your thoughts and prayers.
  • Virginia Rothermel, who celebrates her 90th birthday tomorrow, July 3!
  • the good news that Don Morse’s recent hip surgery has healed nicely, and that his cancer treatments are going well with no negative side effects. Don is Kay Haber’s brother.  Thank you for all of your prayers.
  • 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.
  • His provision for all of our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows His love to us, especially during difficult times.



Each member’s share of this year’s classis assessment has been set at $88.50 (down 43¢ 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 just $3.40 per week for the remaining 26 weeks in this year. Please clearly designate all
contributions, “Classis Assessment.” 




Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory


Jane Deane  ’17  Outreach, Cemetery. . . . . .  758-7051

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

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


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

Dawn Van Buren ’18  Pastoral Relations . . 758-7564

Patti Varga  ’17  Christian Education, Outreach,

                                Consistory Vice President . .755-3054

Barbara Vosburgh  ’17 Personnel, Clerk. . . . 758-6512




Derick LaTorre – 376-1882                               


                                           KRC STAFF

                KRC Office Manager              KRC Office Assistant          

            Paul Clause – 859-4158      Courtney Wood – 784-2134

                   KRC Sexton                 KRC Cemetery Supervisor        

           Greg Clause Jr – 653-2786       Greg Clause – 369-8472 



Today,   July 2  Combined Summer Worship Services Begin

      9:00 am  Communion Worship Service

    10:00 am  Bible study, Book of Genesis, continues.

Tues,  July 4

      Please Note:  Youth Group will not meet July 4.

Thur, July 6

       9:00 am  Small Group continuing Bible study @KRC.

              Group continues 1 & 2 Thessalonians

    10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @KRC

      7:00 pm  Bible study, 1 and 2 Peter, KRC main floor Conference Room

Fri,   July 7

      6:00 pm  First Friday free community dinner and fellowship. 

                                 Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Sun, July  9  Compassion Sunday

      9:00 am  Worship Service

    10:00 am  Bible study, Book of Genesis, continues.

Sun, July 16 

      9:00 am  Worship Service

    10:00 am  Bible study, Book of Genesis, continues.

      5:30 – 8 pm  Progressive Dinner with Muitzeskill, Stuyvesant, and             

                                       Kinderhook Reformed Churches

      5:30 pm  Appetizers at Muitzeskill

      6:15 pm  Dinner at Kinderhook

      7:15 pm  Dessert at Stuyvesant


Servers Next Sunday, July 9

Ushers:  Phil Hurst, Glenn Warren, Andrew Welcome

Greeter(s):  Patrice Lyons

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