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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 Kinderhook Reformed Church Celebration of Worship, July 30, 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, Dave Ennis, Johnathan Pratt, Chuck Rothermel.

Thanks to today’s greeters, Jean Hurst & Stacey Hurst

Nursery facility available downstairs.



  Welcome, Announcements

  God's Greeting

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship  (Responsive) 1 Chronicles 16:8-9 & 23-24

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name;      

Make known among the nations what He has done.

Sing to Him, sing praise to Him;
       tell of all His wonderful acts.
Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
       proclaim His salvation day after day.

Declare His glory among the nations,

        His marvelous deeds among all peoples.

*Hymn of Praise  #130                                                       O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

  Morning Prayer

  Chatham Cares 4 U Presentation

        Chief Peter Volkmann and Lt. Joe Alessi, Jr., Chatham Police Department

Allowing God to Shape Us

   Longing For God’s Law                                                                                 Psalm 119:33-40

 Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.

Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.

         Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
                Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.

Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
        Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
        How I long for your precepts! In your righteousness preserve my life.       

   Prayer of Confession (Silent Prayer of Confession)


  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive) Psalm 34:17-18

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their         troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed   in spirit. Sisters and brothers, know that God's forgiveness is freely extended to all who in faith repent. Hear and believe the Good News: Jesus Christ forgives all your sins!

            Hallelujah! Amen.

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

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination 

  Scripture                                                                                                             Genesis 28:10-19a

  Message                                                                                                                     “On The Run”

  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

  Offering/Offertory (Screen)                                             In Christ Alone My Hope Is Found

*Doxology (Screen)                                                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 Lord, our God, we bring to you our special gifts, all the choice possessions we have vowed to give, our sacrifices, and our freewill offerings.  Here, in your presence, O Lord, we rejoice because you have blessed the work of our hands.  Amen.     

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

*Closing Hymn  (Screen)                                                              Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus

*Benediction & Blessing



NEXT SUNDAY 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.     



KRC is offering a FREE 8-week class to improve wellness.  Class will be led by Amy Deweerd, licensed health coach.  A variety of topics will be covered from nutrition to sleep hygiene to stress reduction.  Class will meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-7:15pm beginning THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, through September 20.  Register by calling Amy, (518) 522-4264.



In the month of May, the Pantry served 74 families, including 33 seniors, 142 adults, and 90 children.  In June, 73 families were served, including, 27 seniors, 144 adults, and 98 children. Non-perishable foods always popular at the Pantry are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti/spaghetti sauce; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice; cake and brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the entryways of the church.


The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will hold its annual Mini-Market Saturday, August 12. 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.



Many KRC family and friends have, in the past, provided cut flowers for the pulpit in celebration of an anniversary or birthday, in honor of a special day or event, and in loving memory of family and friends who have passed away. During the summer months, those of you who are gardeners are invited to arrange and display your own garden flowers on a Sunday of your choice.  If you are interested in providing flowers for a particular Sunday, contact Dawn, 758-7564.



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

Virginia celebrates her 90th birthday!

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

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

Pat celebrates her 90th birthday!

Glenn Warren (26th), Carien Zietsman (28th), Patti Varga (30th), Stacey Dunbar (31st)




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.


The Annual Brooks BBQ will be held on Wednesday, September 27th.  There will be chicken, potatoes, coleslaw 
and rolls, with homemade desserts.  All proceeds will benefit our cemetery maintenance.

Note of Praise for the REACH Mission Program

Praise God for the wonderful blessing of the REACH Mission to the youth of our congregation and our area, and especially for the opportunities to reach out in a practical way to needy members of our community, with home repairs, cleaning, redecoration and many other tasks.   Praise God also for His hand of protection as they worked together on their outreach projects, for the leadership and guidance of their youth leaders and counselors, and for the spiritually encouraging program offered each evening after their work day. 



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.
  • 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.
  • Jack Lyons, Patrice's father-in-law, who is in ICU in Florida.  Pray for God's presence and healing for Jack, and for travel mercies for Patrice's husband, John.
  • Barbara Vosburgh, dealing with heart-related health issues; please pray along with Barbara that the Lord's will be done.
  • Sara Schubert, who fell this past week and suffered a broken nose and cheekbone; please pray for a speedy recovery and relief of pain.
  • Steve Canfield, following recent intestinal surgery; Steve is not recovering as quickly as expected, and prayer is needed for a speedy healing.
  • Pat Arnold, suffering from Parkinson's disease and unable to be with us in worship.  Pat turned 90 this past Wednesday, and cards of congratulations would be much appreciated. Pat and husband, Ed, long-time KRC members, miss their church family and welcome visitors. Pat's address is 47 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, 12106.
  • The brother of Coleen, Mark Johnson's partner, recuperating at home but still weak after spending a few weeks in ICU in Florida. Pray that he will know God's strength and healing power.
  • Donna Scalera, who has been battling cancer for several years.  Pray for God's comfort, strength, and peace for Donna and her family caregivers.
  • Ruth Edge, too weak to be in worship with her church family for some time, will be undergoing tests.  Pray for a speedy diagnosis and effective treatment for Ruth.
  • Rob and Judy Aciero, friends of Cricket and Glenn Warren. Rob is recovering from surgery this past week to address a possible blockage in the arm in which he receives dialysis. He also needs to have his heart "shocked" because it is not working effectively despite several surgeries, but this problem cannot be addressed until his dialysis is working properly.  Please pray for a speedy resolution of these difficult health issues for Rob, and for God's strength, reassurance, and peace for both him and for Judy as his caregiver.
  • Jean Wildermuth, recovering from recent eye surgery which requires a significant period of complete immobility for proper healing. Pray for a speedy and complete recovery for Jean, and for God's reassurance and peace for both her and Bob.
  • Timothy Spaulding, Sr., brother-in-law of Deborah Spaulding, in a medically induced coma and in need of prayers for healing following kidney failure and other issues. 
  • others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Brian Baxa, Phil Morse, brother of Kay Haber, Chris, Elize Visser’s dad; Carol Zincio; Christopher Dick; John and Cathy; Amy Deweerd; Virginia Rothermel; Art Gross; Harriet Stockhoff; Jean Skipper; Floyd Haber; Paul Varga.
  • Connie Witkowski, mother of Laura, a friend of Cricket Warren.  Connie was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on an ovary and had previously been diagnosed cancer free after treatment for bladder cancer. 
  • Others 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.
  • Our graduates, challenged by higher education, career choices, and job searches.
  • 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, Derek DeJager 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.
  • Sally Heimroth, recovering steadily from recent open-heart surgery and able to be back in church worshiping with her church family.  Please continue prayers for Sally's complete return to full health and activity.
  • Virginia Rothermel and Pat Arnold, who each recently celebrated their 90th birthday!
  • 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.


All of us from time to time, as members and friends of the KRC family, have had concerns and issues about church policies; Consistory decisions; order and times of our worship services; the preaching ministry; and sometimes even issues and concerns related to our interpersonal relationships within the church family.  We would like you to know that the Elders are available to speak with you about any concerns you may have and invite you to contact them at any time.



Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory


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

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

Patrice Lyons – ’17  Property. . . . . . . . . . . . . .    758-8400

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 – 852-7172

                 KRC Interim Sexton           KRC Cemetery Supervisor        

              Elize Visser – 758-9311         Greg Clause – 369-8472 



Today, July 30  Presentation of Donation to Chatham Cares 4 U Program

       9:00 am  Worship Celebration

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

Tues, August 1

      7:00 pm  Youth Group meets @KRC.

Wednesdays, August 2 – September 20

       6:30-7:15 pm  “New Direction” Wellness Class @KRC

Sun, August   6

       9:00 am  Communion Worship Celebration

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

Sat,  August  12  Muitzeskill Reformed Church Annual Mini-Mart & BBQ    

Mon, August 21 – Fri, August 25

        9 am – Noon  KRC Vacation Bible School

Sun,  August 27  VBS Celebration Picnic @KRC Following Worship

Sat, Sept 9  Rise Against Hunger meal packing event

       @ Kinderhook Town Hall (formerly M H Glenn Elementary School)

Wed, Sept 27 – Brooks BBQ dinner @KRC


Servers Next Sunday, August 6

Ushers:  Jim Baker, Merrill Johnson, Wayne Van Allen

Greeter(s):  Joy Bertram