June 2019   
This Week's Events


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!


Consistory retreat
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The KRC Consistory will gather together for a time of prayer, worship and learning.
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Kinderhook Reformed Church Trinity Sunday Worship, June 11, 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.





  The Lord’s Greeting

  Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise

  Scripture                                                                                                           Genesis 1:24-2:3

  Message                                                                                             “From Creature to Heir”

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing    

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction



Thanks to today’s ushers, Ted Call, Bob Dreier, Jerry Flansburg.

Thanks to today’s greeter, Donna Flansburg        

Nursery facility available downstairs.


  Prelude                             Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

“Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

  Welcome, Announcements, and God's Greeting

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)

Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; you are worthy of praise; glory to you.

       Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; 
       we will praise you and highly exalt you forever.

Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; 
on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.

       Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; 
       we will praise you and highly exalt you forever.

Glory to you, beholding the depths; in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.

       Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; 
       we will praise you and highly exalt you forever.

*Hymn of Praise #356                                                        All Creature of Our God and King

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession

Our Creator God has called each of us by name even before our beginnings. For the sake of his Son, Jesus Christ, and by the power of the Holy Spirit who is at work within us, he has inspired within our hearts a longing for the freedom and peace of life renewed. Come now, let us confess before God and with one another the sins that burden us.

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

Holy triune God, you alone live in perfect relationship - one God in three persons, mutual and loving. Always seeking reconciliation and unity, you have called us to live in your fullness, yet we confess that our relationships are imperfect and we are incomplete without you.  We are selfish and greedy. We are anxious and resenting. We feel the shame of our foolish behavior and brokenness. We have allowed sin to drive us apart from one another and from you. Forgive us and restore us, draw us close and bind us together in your mercy. In the saving name of your son, Jesus Christ, and by the working power of your Holy Spirit, may we strive toward gratitude, grace, wholeness and peace. Amen.

      Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)  From Romans 5:1-2

"Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God."

       Praise be to our God of hope!  Amen.

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Children’s Message and Prayer of Blessing  (Unison)

God of mystery and grace, all-powerful, all-knowing, and overflowing with perfect love for these children, bless them with faith to believe in the awesome things about you that are true, but that are beyond our earthly ability to fully understand. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, amen.

  Prayer Hymn for Illumination #557  (Verses 1 & 2)        Open My Eyes, That I May See

  Scripture                                                                                                           Genesis 1:24-2:3

  Message                                                                                             “From Creature to Heir”

  Prayer of Thanks and Moment of Silent Meditation

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      “O Lord, Our Lord, How Majestic Is Your Name in All the Earth.”

*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)  Based on Psalm 8

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens, and we stand in awe of the magnificence and mystery of your person. Who are we that you are mindful of us, that you care for us?  You have made us a little lower than the angels, crowned us with glory and honor, and made us rulers over the works of your hands. In offering these gifts to you, we renew our promise to be your faith-filled disciples, and to reflect in our lives a commitment to be in mission for others. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen.

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

*Prayer Hymn of Love #10                                                                          Glorify Your Name                                                                                        

*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                                              Trinity Song

“Father, Son, and Spirit, one God, one Lord, one King.

We love you, we praise you, we give to you our everything.”


       TRINITY SUNDAY, THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, is observed by Christians in honor of the Holy Trinity - the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Although the word “trinity” does not appear in Scripture, it is taught in Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Corinthians 13:14, and many other biblical passages. Until we are face-to-face with God in Heaven, the concept of the Trinity will never be completely understood, but it is clearly taught in Scripture. Understanding of all scriptural doctrine is by faith, which comes through the work of the Holy Spirit; therefore, it is appropriate that this mystery is celebrated the first Sunday after Pentecost, when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit first occurred.

       Trinity Sunday encourages us to ponder with joy and thanksgiving what the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have done to accomplish the salvation of sinful humanity, and to bring to remembrance how we should respond to the love God has shown us, praising Him and giving Him glory. We remember the Father as our Creator, the Son as our Savior, and the Holy Spirit as our Comforter. Scriptural readings for Trinity Sunday worship may include a reading of Psalm 8, beginning and ending with, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.” 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 appeals to believers to aim for perfection and live in peace, ending with the prayer that the grace of Christ Jesus, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all, including again the commission Jesus left for believers in Matthew 28:16-20.

       Trinity Sunday is a time to explore the clues written in Scripture to guide us to a fuller understanding of our triune God. The Father is God from the beginning (John 1:1); Jesus revealed Himself as equal to the Father in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.” Together, they sent the Holy Spirit (John 14:26). “For there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7-11).

 Based on an article provided online by Got Questions Ministries.




       We will have a lovely luncheon and desserts along with a fast-paced, fun game where you can win really terrific prizes. Just bring yourself and a wrapped donation for Wee Care. Everyone is welcome, and there are some really awesome prizes you can win! FYI - We are currently in need of new or gently-used onesies or sleepers, size 3 months, or JoAnn's gift cards.

       Wee Care is a ministry of the Kinderhook Reformed Church providing local mothers in need with lovingly-made layettes. We are a dedicated group of volunteers who sew, knit, crochet, and collect new and gently-used baby clothing. Over 80% of the mothers who give birth at Columbia Memorial Hospital have limited resources. We strive to ease the financial burden of “bringing home baby” with the gift of our layette. Each layette contains a handmade blanket, a handmade newborn hat, 2 onesies, and 2 sleepers.


Our recent annual Pancake Breakfast earned $958.71 for the Chatham Cares 4 U Program.  Many thanks to all of our cooks, kitchen helpers, servers, and cleanup team who made a most successful morning.  We were blessed with wonderful Christian fellowship while serving our community!  The Plant Sale was a huge success also, earning $870.00.  Thanks to everyone who worked at the sale and those who donated plants!  



Leré Visagie (2nd), Jean Hacker (9th), David Mooney (10th),

Dawn Tuttle (10th), Lois Bertram (13th), Seth Mooney (15th,), Janet Smith (15th)




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 via phone!


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 by more than 350,000 volunteers, and will be distributed in 
needy locations around the world to nourish more than a half-million lives.  In addition, $15 million in 
donated medicines, medical supplies, clothes, soap, and solar lights will be shipped to at least 37 
WORK, FUN, AND 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



  • 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 South 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 Mark Johnson, son of Erika and Merrill, in your prayers following the recent death of his friend, Matthew. 
  • 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.
  • Sally Heimroth, preparing for open-heart surgery June 19 at St. Peter’s to replace an aortic valve that is not functioning as it should.  Pray for successful surgery, and for peace and reassurance for Sally and her family during this time of waiting.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Ahtua Teo; Gail Schubert; Chris, Elize Visser’s dad; Annis and her young daughter; Keith Niver; Betty Osborn; Darla and Jill; Lennox; Lynn; Rob; Carol Zincio; Christopher Dick; father-in-law of Holly Clause; John and Cathy; Virginia Rothermel; Maggie; Art Gross; Angie Rivera; Harriet Stockhoff; Ruth Edge; Jean Skipper; Floyd Haber; Paul Varga.
  • 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.
  • others facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Nancy Baker and her mother, Vickie Metzger; Stacey Baker; Libby Little-Saxton, now back to work with refugees after assisting her husband, John, in his recovery from knee-replacement surgery; Vince Beaudoin; 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.

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 krc@fairpoint.net 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, 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 well-being and lives for the peace & liberties we enjoy.
  • the good news that Patti Varga took up residence in her new home just over a week ago.  Many thanks to all those who offered their help to Patti during her move.
  • the blessings of family.
  • the opportunities for outreach and fellowship at KRC’s Pancake Breakfast and Plant Swap/Sale held recently, and for the nearly $2,000 raised to benefit the Chatham Cares 4 U program assisting those struggling with drug addiction. Praise God for, and sincere thanks to all who worked so diligently to make these events so successful.
  • all those of KRC's family and friends who volunteer their time, talent, and energy so generously and so willingly to the various ministries and programs of our church, and who often do this quietly and selflessly 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.


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




In the month of April, the Valatie Food Pantry served 66 families, including 3 Seniors, 120 adults, and 82 children (233 total). 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.



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 over $3.00 per week for the remaining 29 weeks in this year. Please clearly
designate all contributions, “Classis Assessment.” 


New York Faithwalking Circle

101 Retreat

- - - SAVE THE DATE - - -

Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017

Holmes Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center Holmes, NY

This Faithwalking 101 retreat is a weekend designed to start you on a journey to personal transformation that includes practices in spiritual formation, inner healing, emotional maturity, and missional living. We believe that this work in personal transformation clears space for us to effectively get on mission with God in the world, in all the places God has put us.

Through the two-day retreat, you’ll hear presentations from various presenters focusing on the values and practices that help you on the journey, spend time in prayer and solitude with guided meditations, and enjoy learning with a community of disciples who are on the journey together.

Join us at Holmes Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center in Holmes, NY, on Saturday and Sunday, September 23rd (9am-6pm) and 24th (9am-5pm). The cost has not yet been finalized (it usually comes to about $225, yet varies based on overnight accommodations), and Scholarships will be available. Additional information and details will be sent out at a later date.



Dear KRC Family and Friends,

     It is with regret that we inform you that Tana Thompson, for personal reasons, has resigned from office as a Consistory Deacon.  We wish to extend our hearfelt thanks and appreciation for the time and effort that Tana was able to give to this position. Due to Tana’s resignation, Consistory asks all eligible members of the congregation to pray about serving as Deacon for the remainder of Tana's term, June-December, 2017.  If you feel the Lord calling you to serve in this capacity, please see Pastor Rudy.                          

                                                                Pastor Rudy and the Consistory Elders



Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory


Jane Deane  ’17  Outreach, Cemetery. . . . . .  758-7051  jdeane1943@gmail.com

Noreen Dick  ’18  Church Family . . . . . . . . . . 758-6640  noreend122@twc.com

Beth Anne Rippel ’18  Stewardship  . . . . . . . 392-5044  barippel@yahoo.com


Merrill Johnson’18  Worship      . . . . . . . . . . . 828-6726  docjohnson36@gmail.com

Dawn Van Buren ’18  Pastoral Relations . . 758-7564  dawnandleo@fairpoint.net

Patti Varga  ’17  Christian Education, Outreach,

                                Consistory Vice President . .755-3054  patvarga66@gmail.com

Barbara Vosburgh  ’17 Personnel, Clerk. . . . 758-6512  vosburgh1@nycap.rr.com


Derick LaTorre – 376-1882  derick.latorre@gmail.com                             


                                           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,   June 11

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

      9:45 am  Bible study, Book of Genesis, continues.

    10:00 am  Worship Service

    11:30 am  Wee Care lunch and baby shower, KRC Fellowship Room

Tues, June 13

      7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Thur, June 15

       9:00 am  Small Group continuing Bible-based study @KRC:

              Group continues a new Bible study, 1 & 2 Thessalonians

     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @KRC

      7:00 pm  Bible study group meets, KRC main floor Conference Room

Sun,   June 18

      8:30 am  Early Worship Service

      9:45 am  Bible study, Book of Genesis, continues.

    10:00 am  Worship Service

Mon,  June 19

      6:30 pm  Consistory meets

Mon,  June 26

      6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets


Servers Next Sunday, June 18

Ushers:  Ted Call, Bob Dreier, Jerry Flansburg

Greeter(s):  Jean and Stacey Hurst