June 2019   
This Week's Events


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
Students grade 6-12 are welcome to join us for food, fun, fellowship, Bible study & community service on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pm. Sign up for our weekly emails so you'll know what's planned each week!
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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 Joy Bertram on the front lawn of the church following worship.


  UshersPat Calhoun, Max DiOrio, Merrill Johnson, Dick Van Alstyne

  Greeter(s): Maureen Mooney                         Preschool Nursery available downstairs.

Guest Organist: David Smith


  Prelude                                             Andantino                                            Edwin H. Lemare


  Welcome and God’s Greeting


  Drawing Near To God

  Call to Worship (Responsive  Adapted from Psalm 90

O God, you have been our dwelling place.                                                   

Let us dwell in you again.

You are God from everlasting to everlasting.

Help us glimpse your infinite power and love today.   

You sweep away the days like a dream.  

Sweep away all our doubts and fears, holy God.

Grant us a wise and worshiping heart.

*Opening Hymn #29                                                                                   O Worship the King


Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession                                                                                                          

Our Lord God is merciful when we acknowledge our shortcomings and shine the light of the Truth into the messy corners of our lives. Let us confess our sins before God.

  Prayer of Confession (Unison)                                                                                                

If we have spoken with the eloquence of poets and of angels but have no love, Lord, forgive us. If we have become no more than blaring brass or crashing cymbals, Lord, forgive us. If we have faith that can move mountains but have no love, Lord, forgive us.  If we have disposed of all we possess but have no love, Lord, forgive us.  If there are limits to our love's endurance, Lord, forgive us.  If, when all else has fallen, our love does not still stand, Lord, forgive us. 

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)                   

Indeed the mercy of the Lord is everlasting. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, we know that God's face shines on us, and we are indeed forgiven.

Thanks be to God. Amen.


Coming before God’s Open Word

  Scripture                                                                                                    Mark 6:1-13 (p.711)

  Message                                                                      “The Problem with Having Baggage”

  Prayer of Thanks 

 [Moment of Silent Reflection]

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

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

    Celebrating God


  Solo    Nancy Baker, Alto                  Amazing Grace                  Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio

  Offering and Offertory       Prelude on Hymn, Hamburg       Walter Guernsey Reynolds

  Doxology and Offertory Prayer  (Unison) 

Holy God, we offer these gifts to be used, as Jesus commanded his disciples, to proclaim the gospel of repentance, forgiveness, salvation, reconciliation, and eternal life through him, your Son, until the day of his coming.  Amen.

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

*Hymn (Screen)                                                                                                    In Christ Alone

*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                         Toccata and Fugue No. 6 in F major                       Joseph Seeger


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, and your willingness to participate in this important ministry is much appreciated.


During the summer months, the outdoor Lemonade Stand Fellowship is offered on the front lawn of the church in place of coffee hour in the fellowship hall. If you are willing to host the Lemonade Stand for one or more Sundays following Worship in July and August, please contact Sally Heimroth.




Due to the 4th of July holiday weekend, our 'First Friday Meal' in July will be served on the 2nd Friday, July 10, and we are inviting the community to come in for a Dinner and Movie Night.  The Outreach Ministry will be cooking up the main course in the KRC kitchen!  If you are able to help cook or to bring a side dish or dessert, or are just planning on coming to dinner, please RSVP by e-mailing krc@fairpoint.net. Doors are open at 5:30 pm, dinner is served at 6, and the movie will start around 7.  WE HOPE YOU JOIN US AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS! If you can’t make dinner, feel free to come and enjoy the movie, Letters to God, a family drama which follows the true story of a young boy whose life is put on the line when he is diagnosed with cancer. Through his letters to God about the confusion and faith that come with his situation, he soon becomes a remarkable source of hope and inspiration for those in his neighborhood - including a substitute mailman whose life becomes surprisingly mixed up in the ordeal.  (Rated PG, 1 hr 53 minutes). 



Please look over the brochures on the back table inviting us to the 65th Annual Stone House Day, rain or shine, 10 am – 4 pm next Saturday, July 11, sponsored by the Hurley Reformed Church in Hurley, NY.  This is an opportunity to enjoy guided tours of several of America’s oldest homes (one of which was the temporary capitol of New York State), militia reenactments, homemade food, craft demonstrations, and much more. If you have never attended Stone House Day, this is a family event you will enjoy, especially if you have an interest in history.

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.



Dear Kinderhook Reformed Church Family and Friends,

     We truly thank God for the financial support he has enabled each of you to provide to KRC’s general operating budget so far this year.  The blessing of your gifts is deeply appreciated, and has gone a long way toward helping us meet our day-to-day expenses. 

     A recent assessment of exactly how we are doing financially showed that our operating expenses ($92,000 to date) have stayed within the current year’s projected budget.  Income, however, ($87,000 to date) has not quite kept up, leaving us about $5,000 behind.  On average, giving has totaled around $2,600 each Sunday, but at least $3,000 a week is required in order to meet our financial obligations. Considering that our active membership and regular adherents together number over 80, an average increase of $5 each in weekly giving would keep the current shortfall from getting bigger. 

     We are very conscious of the fact that some are unable to manage a full $5 increase, but there may be many others who can do this much, and some who can do even more.  A priority goal for Stewardship is to end the year without having to draw upon reserves to balance the budget, and we would ask that you prayerfully consider how you might be able to respond to help us meet this goal.   




               VBS will run this 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 will soon be 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. 



Jeff Barmen (2nd), Edward Bailey (2nd), Sally Heimroth (3rd), Virginia Rothermel (3rd),

Patrice Lyons (5th), Jay Rippel, (6th), Will Ferguson (7th), Haley Hickman (12th,)

 Dick Van Alstyne (13th), Ted Tuttle (18th), Edward Arnold (26th), Glenn Warren (26th), Carien Zietsman (28th), Patti Varga (30th)


  • 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, chairpersons, and supporting members.
  • 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 worldwide.
  • 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 Karen, friend of Isabelle Bosquet-Morra, grieving the loss of her husband; Rose Kennedy, family, and friends grieving the loss of Rose's mother, Joan - Joan is Maureen Mooney's aunt; Carol Zincio and family and friends grieving the recent loss of Carol’s mother, Lois Gorts – Carol wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and cards of encouragement; Mark Van Buren and family and friends grieving the recent death of Mark’s father, Gordie Van Buren.
  • Rick Skiermont, father to Richard Skiermont, who is in ICU at Columbia Memorial Hospital and at risk of losing his arm. Please pray for speedy healing, comfort, and reassurance for Rick at this difficult time. 
  • Bruce Hawver, recovering from skin-graft surgery this past Tuesday to repair a severe dog bite wound.  Pray for quick healing without complications for Bruce.
  • Donna Scalera, having a difficult time with the therapies being administered for recurring cancer.  Pray for peace and reassurance for Donna, and for a positive outcome to her treatments.
  • Zoe Covey and her family as they struggle through Zoe's illness.
  • others in hospice care or battling or recovering from cancer:  Diane, friend of Cricket Warren; Jack; Bob Mellott; Marlene; Daniel; Zoe Covey; Andy; Lucy B. and Rodrigo; Jean; 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Charlie Ropollo. 
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Bill, brother of Tana Thompson; Bill Van Alstyne; 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; Jean and Evangelique, sponsored Compassion International Children of John & Isabelle Bosquet-Morra; 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, especially Jim Baker, traveling to and from Colorado to be with Stacey for a time.
  • reassurance, peace, and dignity for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life, especially Faity Tuttle, who will be 104 this month; 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.  Please forward this information, as well as new praise and prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call Paul at 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


  • 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 news that Stacey Baker is showing some success in overcoming the lingering results of a concussion suffered some weeks ago.  Please continue to keep Stacey in your prayers, as well as Jim Baker, who is in Colorado to be with Stacey for a time.
  • Susan Lamont’s presence in church with us this past Sunday.
  • 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.



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
$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 over $3.25 weekly for the remaining weeks in this year. All contributions made for this purpose should be designated,
“Classis Assessment.” 




Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net

Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com

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.

For assistance on Mondays, and for immediate assistance at any time, call


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, July 5           

         9:00 am  Combined Communion Worship Service

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

Tues.,  July 7

         7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Thur., July 9

          9:00 am  Small Group Bible Study meets

       10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri., July 10

         5:30 pm  Doors open for “2nd Friday” Dinner and Movie Night

         6:00 pm  Dinner Served

         7:00 pm  Movie, Letters to God      

Sun., July 12  

         9:00 am  Combined Worship Service

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

Mon., July 13

         6:30 pm  Consistory meets

Mon., July 27

         6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets

Mon. – Fri, August 17 – 21  @KRC

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


                                Servers Next Sunday, July 12, 2015

       Ushers:  Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Jonathan Pratt

       Greeter(s):  The Visser Family

       Lemonade Stand Host(s):  Jane Deane