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

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Services for June 16, 2013, Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers of KRC!


We would like to get to know you better, and invite you to sign our Guest Book in the entranceway and fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.



  God's Greeting & Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise                                                                                           Our God is Greater

  Prayer for Illumination             

  Scripture Lesson                                                                                             Proverbs 3:1-12

  Message                                                                                           “God's Necklace for You"                                                                                                                       

  Prayer of Blessing


  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                                       Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God



All are invited to enjoy refreshments & fellowship downstairs following Worship.

Ushers:  Dave Ennis, Will Ferguson, Chuck Rothermel, Andrew Welcome

Greeter(s):  Ted and Nancy Call

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

Flowers are given today by Paul and Joan Clause

 in celebration of their 55th wedding anniversary this past Friday.

Guest Organist:  David Smith

  Prelude                  Offertoire in e minor, op. 116, no. 1               Albert Renaud

  Welcome and Announcements

           Boldly Approaching Our God

  God's Greeting  & Call to Worship  (Responsive)                        

Grace and peace to you from God our Father, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that comes from heaven: (Ephesians 1)

       and peace to you through our Lord Jesus Christ.

He is the One who knew us and chose us before the world began;  (1 Peter 1,

Ephesians 1)

       who loves us so much that he calls us his own children;  (I John 3)

who has brought us from darkness into light and filled us with his glorious power; (Colossians 1)

       who has prepared an inheritance for us that will never spoil or fade;

       (I Peter 1)

who encourages and strengthens us in every good deed and word;

(2 Thessalonians 2) 

       who comforts us in your troubles so that we can comfort others.

       (2 Corinthians 1)

       This is our God, the ultimate source of all things, and the One for whom      

       we live. (I Corinthians 8)

       Let’s worship God together!   

*Hymn of Praise #801                                                                                        This is the Day

  Call to Confession  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 32

How happy are those, O Lord God, whose wrongs are forgiven, whose sin is no longer held against them!

        How happy are those who no longer lie to themselves or to anyone else.

When we refuse to admit our sin, it eats away at us, little by little,   weakening us in body and soul.                                                         

       Let’s lay before God the sin that is weighing us down, so that we can     be freed from its burden, and receive God’s mercy and love.

   Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

All:   It is never easy for us to confess our sins, Lord God. There are the         hurts we have caused to our families and friends, which we would     like to forget.  There are those we believe are impossible to love, and  so

       we don't try.   There are people who live on the edge of our society,  and

       we ignore their cries for help as well as our own.

Youth:  Forgive us, Sovereign God, when we lose our way, and show us        yours. Teach us your truth, so we might be able to keep your Word,       revealed to us in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

All:  God of all ages, you are our hiding place! Your unfailing love   surrounds us, and you fill our hearts with songs of joy! Continue to       guide us in the way we should go, and watch over us, so that our            lives may bring honor to your name. Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)  

God does not remember our sins, but does remember the promises which he has made to us. God does not shame us, but lifts us to new life.

     Lead us in your hope,  O God,  and teach us your love.    You are the  God  

     of our days; we wait for you to come to us.  Amen.

  Praise Song                                           Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

         Blessing on Our Children  (Unison)

Heavenly Father, provide our children with a unified, prayerful, Bible-teaching church family that will draw them into community, give them a hunger for your Word, and involve them in your work; bless them with spiritual leaders who are trustworthy and humble.   Amen.

We Come Before God's Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                          Proverbs 3:1-12 (p. 450-451)  

  Message                                                                                        "God's Necklace for You"

  Prayer of Blessing

  Compassion Letters

Celebrating God

  Presentation of Tithes and Offerings / Offertory           Thomas Carroll, pianist

                         Festival of Lights              Sandy Feldstein & John O'Reilly 

*Doxology, #809,

     Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below;

      praise him above, ye heavenly host: praise Father, Son, & Holy Ghost.  Amen.      

  Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer

  Closing Hymn #72                                                                                To God Be the Glory

*Benediction and Hymn of Response          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                                               Sortie                                           Eugene Gigout


Today, June 16 - Sunday School Youth Sunday with reception hosted by Sunday School parents following Worship.

June 23 - Lemonade Stand Fellowship Hour begins and continues through the month of August on the front lawn of the church following each Worship service.  If you are willing to offer your services to this ministry, please contact Sally Heimroth.

June 30 - VBS Youth Sunday with picnic on the side and back lawn of the church following Worship.

July 7 - The 8:30 am and 10 am Worship services will combine and meet at 9 am through July and August.

We are in need of empty 28 oz plastic coffee containers, the type usually used by Folger's or Maxwell House to package their coffee.  Kindly bring any containers you may have to the church office, and Jean will pick them up from there.  Many thanks.






VBS will run at KRC from June 24th to 28th, 9 am to Noon, with arrival and sign-in at 8:45 to 9 am daily, and 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 available on the back table for pre-registering your children or grandchildren, or you may pre-register by calling the church office, 758-6401, or 859-4158. Registration forms are also available at the Muitzeskill Reformed Church and the Cross Eyed Owl Gift Shop.  Please return completed registrations to one of the churches or the gift shop as soon as possible.   You may also return registrations to KRC on the day VBS starts, but if you choose this option, please let us know in advance via email (krc@fairpoint.net or patvarga@aol.com) so that we'll be prepared to meet the needs of all children attending.

 KRC’s share of support is $5,788 this year 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 $85.12 (up $3.40 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. For those who are able, a donation of $3.04 per week for the remaining 28 weeks of this year would meet an individual member’s share. All contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.”

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

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

Brooke Barmen (21st), Bill Schneider (26th), Florence Rivera (27th),

Bev Van Alstyne (27th).

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.  865 families were served in the month of April, including 45 handicapped senior citizens, 144 adults, and 122 children.  Foods that are always popular and needed are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti sauce; pasta; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice; cake & brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the front and side entryways of the church.

 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.  Those of you who are gardeners are invited to arrange and display your own garden flowers on a Sunday of your choice.  In addition, Crazy Daisy florist shop is again able to both create arrangements with a range of price options, and to deliver them to the church free of charge.  Dawn Van Buren is happy to coordinate this ministry, and if you are interested in providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564.

"THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP MEETS ON FRIDAYS AT 9:30 A.M. in the main floor classroom opposite the church office. We are creating new plans and new items for the 2013 KRC Bazaar, and we are very much in need of new members and new ideas.  Last year’s preparation workshops were full of fun, laughter, and good fellowship, and the bazaar was a huge success.  We warmly welcome you to join us in our efforts to make this year’s even better!

The KRC Cemetery Committee is pleased to announce the June 1, 2013 opening of Kinderhook Cemetery’s COLUMBARIUM, a portion of the cemetery specifically designed for cremation burials.  If you would like more information, please speak to Greg Clause, cemetery supervisor, or Jim Dunham, Cemetery Committee chairperson.


Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision.
all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, and working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
the good report that Kay Haber has recovered well and is feeling great. 
Baby Mya, who came home 8 days ahead of schedule after being born at 28 weeks and weighing less than 3 pounds. She now is at 7 pounds.
Cricket Warren's father's successful back surgery.
the good news that Karen, friend of Patrice Lyons, doing well following kidney surgery; and Patrice's mother-in-law also doing well following shoulder surgery.
the 55 years of marriage celebrated by Paul and Joan Clause June 14.
His blessings of family, friends, and all the provisions for our basic life needs.
the wonderful ways God shows his love to us, especially during difficult times.
those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, & those who have sacrificed their well-being and lives for the peace & liberties we enjoy.


those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith .
KRC’s 2013 Consistory members
KRC’s administrative ministries, their chairpersons, and supporting members.
KRC programs & projects and those administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; VBS; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs
our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
The country of South Africa as it faces the failing health of Nelson Mandela.
our missionaries: Dave and Char Alexander; Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Alex and Fran Knauss, Maureen Menard, Dick and Carolyn Otterness, Brian and Bea Post, Seth and Melissa Rogati, Betty Ann Stedwell. 
our children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies..
our military men & women, that they may know God’s presence and protection.
families and friends of our military troops and victims of warfare, terrorism,  misunderstanding, and  violence worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassuring knowledge that he is in control.
those suffering loss of loved ones and homes in recent natural disasters.
those, especially children, suffering the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility. 
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially the Hanson Family grieving the loss of husband and father of 3; Tonya Frickey and her three children grieving the recent death of husband and father, Rev. Mark Frickey;  Kirk, friend of Arnie March, whose son died in Afghanistan.
Jean, battling a serious infection in her hand.
Debbie, recovering from recent leg surgery.
7-year-old Kevin, recovering from a recent auto accident.
Karen, friend of Patrice Lyons, recovering from recent kidney surgery.
Joan Clause, preparing to undergo hip-replacement surgery tomorrow at St. Peter’s.
Paul Varga, suffering a recurrence of gout.
Rose, mother-in-law of Patrice Lyons, doing well following recent shoulder surgery
Barb, dealing with health issues. 
those battling or recovering from cancer, especially Tom Kennedy; Jane Deane’s sister-in-law; Charlie Roppolo; Barbette Leclair; Paul Varga’s friend; John Warren; Patti and Diane; Uncle Tony; Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Jill Shpur; Rosanne; Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Tom Saulpaugh; Donna Scalera.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Edward; Faith, cousin of Claudia March; Cricket Warren’s father; Carly Rippel; Carol, cousin of Diane Morgan; Eleanor Whitbeck, Patrice Lyons’s mother; Tina Holley, friend of Sara Hartman; Marthie; Maureen Mooney; Nancy Swinyard; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Jan; Faity Tuttle; Sara Schubert; Bea Post; Ruth Edge; Susan Patterson. 
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: the Richard Family; the Crawford Family; Jonathan, dealing with difficult personal issues; Lisa, Kyle, and Kyle's mother, Cindy, following the loss of Cindy's home in a fire; Kristen Clause and son, Greg; Olivia, that God will give her peace and guidance; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out difficult decisions; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan.
residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren.

Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists.  Please forward this information, as well as new praise and prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call Paul at 859-4158.  If you are not on our email prayer list, and would like to receive prayer and praise requests through email, contact Paul to have your address added. If you do not have email, contact Jane Smith, 758-6442, to be put on the phone prayer chain.

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.  Those of you who are gardeners are invited to arrange and display your own garden flowers on a Sunday of your choice.  In addition, Crazy Daisy florist shop is again able to both create arrangements with a range of price options, and to deliver them to the church free of charge.  Dawn Van Buren is happy to coordinate this ministry, and if you are interested in providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564.


Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net

Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com

Rev. Rudy is available at his church office

 Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday mornings.

If you wish to meet with Pastor during these times,

please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are set aside for meetings, pastoral visitations, and counseling.

For assistance on Mondays, please call 859-4158

Church Phone  758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

Phone messages are picked up several times daily.

If you need immediate assistance anytime, call 859-4158.








  Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory


Jane Deane – ’14,  Christian Education        758-7051

Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family      758-6640

Derick Latorre – ’14,  Stewardship / KRC Treasurer      610-8090

Patrice Lyons – ’13,  Outreach      758-8400


Dawn Tuttle – ’13,  Worship  758-6031
Maureen Mooney – ’14,  Outreach / Clerk       210-6079

Dawn Van Buren – ’13,  Cemetery / VP of Consistory   758-7564

Bob Wildermuth –’14,  Personnel / Pastoral Relations     828-0690


                John Schubert, Chairman, Classis Financial Committee


                                                  KRC STAFF

                      KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant    

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

    Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton

    Greg Clause – 369-8472, 758-1338