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 Worship, June 4, 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 1:1-2, 2:4-7; John 20:19-32; and Acts 2:1-21

  Message                                                              “A Spirit Who Is With Rather Than From


  Offering and Prayer of Blessing    

  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction



Thanks to today’s ushers, Greg Clause Jr, Jim Dunham, Gary Leggett.

Thanks to today’s greeters, Jean and Stacey Hurst      

Nursery facility available downstairs.


  Prelude                                            Prélude in b minor                                  César Franck                                  

  Welcome and Announcements

  God's Greeting

Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)   Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892), American Hymn Writer

Holy Spirit, truth divine, dawn upon this soul of mine;
       Word of God and inward light, wake my spirit, clear my sight.
Holy Spirit, love divine, glow within this heart of mine,
       Kindle every high desire, purge me now in thy pure fire.
Holy Spirit, peace divine, still this restless heart of mine,
       Speak to calm this tossing sea, stayed in thy tranquility.
Holy Spirit, joy divine, gladden thou this heart of mine;
       In the desert ways I'll sing, spring, O well, forever spring. Amen.

*Prayer Hymn #295                                                                   Breath on Me, Breath of God

Allowing God to Shape Us

  Pentecost Prayer  (Responsive)

Holy Spirit, you breathed over the waters, bringing order from chaos,

and creation into being, breathing life into your children. 

       Come, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, you claim each of us as your child

and bring us into new life in the baptismal waters. 

       Come, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, you teach us through your word in Scripture and live among us. Continue to instruct us. 

       Come, Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, you breathed over your followers creating your church,

equipping your saints with the gifts necessary to form the body of Christ. 

       Come, Holy Spirit.
Send your spirit anew to kindle a flame within us so we stand in awe of your majesty. Create in us a desire to be your faithful people.

       Fill us with zeal to witness to the power of your Spirit

       and the wonder of your love. Come, O Holy Spirit!  Amen.

  Hymn of Confession #290 (Verses 1,3, & 5)         Spirit of God Descend upon My Heart

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Prayer for Illumination                                  

  Scripture                                           Genesis 1:1-2, 2:4-7; John 20:19-32; and Acts 2:1-21

  Message                                                              “A Spirit Who Is With Rather Than From

  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 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."

  Response Hymn #45 (Verse 1)                                    Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Celebrating God, His Abundance, and His Care


  Affirmation of Faith at Pentecost  (Responsive)

We celebrate God, the Holy Spirit, 
       Who is Everywhere and always gives birth and renews life;
Who Frees us from the guilt of sin;
       Who Teaches us the Word;
Who Claims us in the waters of baptism;
       Who Feeds us the body and blood of Christ

       and gives us faith to receive God's gift of salvation. 

We celebrate the gift of the Spirit who empowers us to Pray without ceasing;
       To Proclaim with boldness the coming kingdom of God;
To Heal the sick and comfort the grieving;
       To Work for peace, justice and the reconciliation of the world;

To Live in freedom as Christ's beloved.

       In Pentecostal power we celebrate God's Spirit! Hallelujah! Amen.

  Offering/Offertory                        Petit Offertoire in E major                    César Franck

*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)

Spirit of wind and fire, bless these gifts of our labors and transform them into your work in this world. Make them be a blessing for all who search for your bounty. May your Spirit continue to call us forth to live a life of giving. Amen. 

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

*Hymn                                                                                        O Christ the Great Foundation

*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                                         Fugue in b minor                                      César Franck


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.     




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

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



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.



       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.





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 1 - 18.  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 countries.  A RISE AGAINST HUNGER FOOD-PACKAGING EVENT IS AN IMMENSELY-REWARDING EXPERIENCE OF EASY, HANDS-ON 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





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 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.  Mark was a close and very supportive friend of Matthew, who struggled with challenging personal and family issues.  Please pray for God's comfort and peace for Mark, who is grieving deeply, and for strength to cope with this unexpected and tragic loss.
  • 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.
  • Carol Zinicio, suffering from a foot condition known as “drop foot,” which is a complication from Carol’s recent surgery.  Pray for speedy and complete healing.
  • Our graduates facing challenges of higher education, career choices and job searches.
  • 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; 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.


  • 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.
  • Jen's acceptance of Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
  • the good news that Patti Varga took up residence in her new home this past Thursday evening!  Many thanks to all those who offered their help to Patti during her move.
  • successful shoulder surgery and exceptional healing for Amy Deweerd's father.
  • the blessings of family.
  • the opportunities for outreach and fellowship at KRC’s Pancake Breakfast and Plant Swap/Sale held yesterday. 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.



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.




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 $2.95 per week for the remaining 30 weeks in this year. Please clearly designate all
contributions, “Classis Assessment.” 



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  4        

      8:30 am  Early Communion Worship Service

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

    10:00 am  Communion Worship Service

Tues,  June 6

      7:00 pm  KRC Youth Group meets

Thur, June 8

       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 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

Mon,  June 19

      6:30 pm  Consistory meets

Mon,  June 26

      6:30 pm  Outreach Ministry meets


Servers Next Sunday, June 11

Ushers:  Ted Call, Bob Dreier, Jerry Flansburg