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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.
Bible Search
November 14, 2010

Kinderhook Reformed Church Worship Service
November 14, 2010, 10:00 A.M.
Route 9 and Church Street, Kinderhook, NY
“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”
Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor
You are invited to sign our Guest Book at the church entrance
and to fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.
A Prayer Partner can be available to pray with you if you so desire.

Ushers: Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, John Schubert, Loren Speer
Greeter(s): Allen and Joan Van Alstyne
Preschool Nursery is available downstairs, Sara Schubert supervising.
Flowers are given today by Dawn Van Buren
in honor of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Order of Worship
God’s Children’s Approach
CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsive) - Based on Psalm 19
Let us be like the heavens and shout forth the glory of God!
Everything in creation proclaims that God has been at work.
Let our lives, too, proclaim that God has been at work in us,
For God revives us, gives us wisdom, enlightens us and gives us joy.
Let us draw near and worship our Redeemer.
Let our words and thoughts be worthy of you, O Lord, our Redeemer!
*HYMN #57 All Things Bright and Beautiful
CALL TO CONFESSION (Responsive) - Based on Psalm 52
Why do we boast of our mischief all day long?
Our tongues are like sharp razors.
We love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking the truth.
We love all that devours.
We love our abilities, our means, our lifestyles and ourselves.
But one day God will break down our pride, and demand righteousness!
O God, we seek to trust in your steadfast love forever and ever,
and put aside our mischief.
Forgive us for being selfish with our resources. We are blessed with material goods in abundance, yet our giving is more often characterized by fear and scarcity than by generosity. Forgive us for being tight-fisted with our money, our time, and our talents. Remind us of the example of the widow whose heart was so full of devotion that she couldn’t help but give all she had. May we become more generous and joyful givers. Amen.
[Moment of Silent Confession]
Friends, the word of the Lord is trustworthy and sure: When we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us. We are made new creatures in Christ. Hallelujah! Amen.
All-knowing God, preserve these children from the sins of selfishness and greed. Lead them into holy and virtuous lives of love, humble service, and generosity to you, to the work of your Kingdom, and to others. Amen.

Sunday School students are now invited to join their teachers.
God’s Opened Word
SCRIPTURE LESSON 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 (p. 820)
MESSAGE “Leftovers for God”
God’s Children’s Response

HYMN OF DEDICATION #649 (Verses 1,2 & 5) We Give Thee But Thine Own
We bring to you, O God, all of our resources. We offer to you our lives and our dollars; our love and our loyalty; our skills and talents; and our devotion and our time. May all our gifts be of service in the ministry and mission of Jesus Christ through the church! Amen.
*HYMN #558 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
*BENEDICTION and 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.
To God be the glory, now and forever, now and forever, amen.

Fellowship Hour is canceled today to provide time immediately following Worship for Stewardship Ministry to answer questions about the financial presentation given during the service.


Adult Bible Study will meet in the main floor conference room.



Today is the last day of KRC’s annual Fall Food Drive in support of the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry. Thanks to the generosity of the KRC family, 114 FOOD ITEMS WERE TAKEN TO THE PANTRY THIS PAST WEEK, FOR A TOTAL OF 236 ITEMS AND $20 IN CASH .









Natural Church Development Retreat, 2–6 p.m. TODAY at the home of Merrill and Erika Johnson.
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Church Family Ministry’s November Soup Sale will feature VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP. Prices are $4.00 a pint and $8.00 a quart. Soup must be pre-ordered, and orders must be placed by TODAY. Please find the manila envelope in the foyer with an ordering sheet attached. Enter your ordering information on the sheet, and place your check (made out to “KRC” with “Church Family Soup” on the memo line), in the envelope. Your soup order will be delivered to you in the Fellowship Room next SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21.
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Angel food distribution is at KRC THIS COMING SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.





The “Concerts in the Village” planning team would like to extend its special thanks and recognition to Isabelle Bosquet-Morra for her very generous gift of the striking flower arrangements she designed for the concert and reception, and which the congregation enjoyed so very much this past Sunday.




Elize and I would like to thank Alan Dick for the work he has done in fixing the stairs at the parsonage and building a railing for them, and for his help in resurfacing of the garage floor - a one-day project that turned into a week-long ordeal! Thank you Alan, thank you, thank you.


~Candlelight Night Christmas Caroling~

The Kinderhook Business and Professional Association has asked KRC, along with other area churches, to send carolers out on Candlelight Night, Friday, December 10. Each group is free to set their own caroling time between the hours of 6 and 8:30 pm; to make their own way through the village, stopping to sing in any businesses and shops with lights on and doors open; and to sing from the gazebo in the square if they would like. Please see Paul Clause if you are willing to coordinate this activity.

Literacy Connections of Columbia and Greene Counties is actively seeking volunteers to help others in our community learn to read, write, and reach their potential. If you are interested in the rewarding role of becoming a literacy volunteer, call 518-697-8227 or 845-452-8670 or visit our website,

Quality health care and aide services are now available on an hourly basis through Interim Health Care in Valatie. For more information, pick up one of the brochures on the back table.

Remember To Thank & Praise God for
• All who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, & working together to complete Ministry projects and responsibilities
• His blessing of a wonderful, caring, Spirit-filled pastor of vision such as Pastor Rudy, and for steady healing and improvement in Pastor’s injured elbow
• Signs that Jack Taylor is beginning to respond to treatment
• Successful surgery and negative test results for Patrice Lyons
• The blessing and inspiration of yesterday’s leadership revitalization workshop, “Setting Sail Again”
• The blessing of KRC’s recent outreach events – the Dave Ramsey EntreLeadership simulcast and the organ/choral concert; many thanks to all who so generously contributed their time, energy, and resources to make these events successful
• The compassionate care and great support of hospice nurses and volunteers
• 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



Regular reports are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists. If you have updated information, especially regarding individuals whose names appear in bold print, please call the church office.


Remember to Pray for
• Those whose families and friends are praying for their salvation or other spiritual needs
• The RCA General Secretary Search Committee requests, “Please include the search committee in your prayers every time you gather. The task will be great and the challenges many, but with the whole church lifting us up in prayer, we are confident that the Spirit will guide us in wisdom.” Wes Granberg-Michaelson, retiring General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America, will serve until the fall of 2011, following the approval of a new general secretary at RCA’s next General Synod
• KRC’s Consistory members and administrative ministries
• New KRC programs & projects and those implementing and administering them: Natural Church Development; Angel Food; church restoration; Candlelight Night; other KRC Ministry projects
• Leaders of KRC’s Sunday School, Youth Group, Adult Bible Study, and Prayer Group as they administer programs over the next several months; and for those attending these programs
• Our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and personal safety needed to govern effectively
• Our missionaries; children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies
• Those, especially children, suffering abuses of war, exploitation, neglect, family violence, natural disaster
• Families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones
• Dorothy Novak, recovering from amputation of 5 toes; Dorothy will be facing additional surgery in the near future, and needs prayers for a speedy recovery from this recent operation.
• Gordie Van Buren, now home, but still suffering extremes of low/high blood pressure; pray that medications will quickly stabilize this condition and bring it under control
• Marie, recovering from major jaw surgery recently
• Jack Taylor, still hospitalized fighting pneumonia and complications with infection – pray also for comfort and assurance for Jack’s family
• Those dealing with cancer: Kara Ennis Mobley; Lillian Roginski; Dawn Meyers; Melanie; Ed B.; Rylyn Swierzewski
• Others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Kara Ennis Mobley; Christophe; Kris Morgan; Blanche Rogers; Ann Van Buren; Pastor Rudy; Tom Saulpaugh; Emese; Libby Little; Merrill & Erika Johnson; Priscilla Frisbee; George Clowe; Beth Ryan; Kathy Schneider’s father in Barnwell; Paul Varga; Earl Ennis
• Those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan, Bill and Kathy Schneider, and John and Sara Schubert
• Those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Marilyn Leiser and her family; the Riveras; the Vargas; local RCA and other churches consolidating or considering closing their doors permanently; caregivers of children with health or developmental issues; those facing employment/economic troubles, especially Lisa, in need of a home and a job; those struggling with substance abuse, especially Rachael, Greg L., Martin, & Andy; those suffering low self-esteem, discouragement, depression, despair, other emotional/mental health issues; those struggling with family relationships; young people dealing with the challenges of the school year, looking for jobs, dealing with the many temptations confronting young adults
• Those who are traveling
• Our residence-bound members: Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera
• God’s blessing on those recently engaged/married, expecting babies, new/first-time parents: Nicole, expecting her first child; Gary and Sarah (Hubel) March, Andrew & Melissa (Call) Welcome, recently married; new parents Kate (Little) and Chris Stevens (Baby Vivian Elise), Nate & Kristin Meldrim (Baby Lily), Terry (Baby David Matthew), Tim Schneider & Morgan (baby boy, born in January), Tiffany
• Our military men and women – especially Will Ryan, recently deployed to Afghanistan, Matt Plescia, Carrington Hessell, Spencer Moore, and Jay Rippel - that they may know God’s presence and protection
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• Families and friends of our military troops - that they may be blessed with God’s peace and reassurance, especially Will’s family; Matt’s wife, Angie, and daughter, Haleigh; Carrington’s mother, Gloria, and family; the Moores; Jay’s wife, Beth Anne, & their two daughters; and victims of warfare & violence worldwide
• The power of the peace & love of Christ to subdue everywhere the spirits of hatred, hostility, unforgiveness, cruelty, vengeance, and warfare










KRC’s Community Prayer Group invites you to join us at 9 a.m. Tuesday mornings in the conference room kitty-corner from the church office. If you prefer not to pray aloud, we are delighted to have you join in prayer with us silently. We have a scripture, and pray for the pastor, consistory, our ministries, Sunday School, our youth, and illness and troubles in our families, church, and the world. We use unspoken requests to unload the cries of our hearts on the One who can do all things and do them well.









We are putting together CARE packages for Jay Rippel and his fellow soldiers serving near the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, and the following is a list of needs for their kitchen: Hellmann's Mayo (plastic jar, please), honey, oatmeal, raisins, brown sugar, grated parmesan cheese, stick salami and pepperoni, Sweet Baby Ray's Barbeque Sauce, low fat / low sodium chicken broth, Uncle Ben’s Microwave Rice Packs, trail mix, nuts, and dried fruit. THIS SAME LIST APPEARS ON A SIGN-UP SHEET ON THE BACK TABLE. PLEASE SIGN UP IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE SOME OF THESE CARE PACKAGE ITEMS, bring your donation to the church, and put it in the special container marked for this purpose





• Upcoming Camp Fowler retreats, “getaways”, summer camp, & other events
• Synod-sponsored local workshops, learning opportunities, retreats
• Spiritual conference opportunities – information and registration forms
• Words of Hope, & other devotional booklets – Please take for use at home.
• Young Life, Compassion, Service, GO, TWR, Words of Hope - latest world
missions’ magazine issues / updates
• Missions updates from RCA and KRC-supported missionaries
• Recent RCA magazine copies
• RCA’s Stewardship and Building and Extension Fund reports and
investment opportunity brochures
• Volunteer opportunities through RCA
• Regional Synod of Albany’s latest newsletter, Close to Home
• KRC’s latest newsletter, The Epistle
• KRC congregational information, material, packets
• Personal greetings cards, “thank-you” notes, and letters
• Fresh flower donation, ministry volunteer, and other sign-up sheets
• KRC Library booklist
• Shepherd’s Guide, Christian Yellow Pages & Capital Region church directory
• Public service information and opportunities






In an effort to exercise the best possible stewardship in the use of our heating fuel, we are requesting that individuals and ministries using the church building make a special effort before leaving the church to be sure that the doors between the various heating zones are properly closed. All of these doors have signs posted on them as reminders, with the exception of the doors leading into the front and rear of the sanctuary and the wooden folding door leading to the meeting rooms behind the pulpit; these doors should be closed as well when the sanctuary and the meeting rooms are not in use. Thank you.


Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net
Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com
Rev. Rudy is scheduled to be in his church office
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.
If you wish to meet with Pastor during these times,
please call ahead for an appointment.
Evenings have been set aside for meetings, pastoral visitations, and counseling.
For assistance on Fridays, please call 758-9703 or 859-4158
Church Phone 758-6401 Church Fax 758-6402
Phone messages are picked up several times daily.
If you need immediate assistance anytime, please call 859-4158.


Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory, Classis Delegate
Jane Deane, Missions, Assistant Treasurer – ’10 758-7051
Patrice Lyons, Stewardship, Pastoral Relations – ’10 758-8400
Loren Speer, Property – ’11 784-2901
Dawn Tuttle, Church Family, Clerk of Consistory – ’11 758-6031
Arnie March, Personnel, Pastoral Relations – ’10 758-6066
Ann VanBuren, Vice President of Consistory, Cemetery, Worship,
Classis Delegate – ’11 758-9703
Dawn VanBuren, Evangelism – ’11 758-7564
Patti Varga, Christian Education – ‘10 758-1266

KRC Treasurer KRC Secretary
Barbara Vosburgh – 758-6512 Paul Clause – 859-4158
Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton
Greg Clause – 369-8472, 758-1338


If you become aware of a housekeeping item that is being overlooked and needs to be addressed, kindly bring this to Greg’s attention by leaving a note in his church mailbox or on the clipboard on the folding doors in the downstairs hallway.


Coming Events

Sun., November 14
10:00 am Worship and Sunday School
11:15 am Adult Bible Study, main floor conference room
2 - 6 pm Natural Church Development Retreat @ Johnsons’
Deadline for Church Family Vegetable Beef Soup orders
Fall Food Drive for Food Pantry ends today.
Tue., November 16
9:00 am Community Prayer Group meets @KRC
7:00 - 8:30 pm KRC Youth Group meets
Thur.,November 17 6:30 pm ZUMBA fitness group each Thursday,
KRC Fellowship Room
Fri., November 19 9:30 am Church Family Ministry meets to make soup
Sat., November 20 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Angel Food Distribution
KRC Fellowship Room
Sun., November 21
10:00 am Worship and Sunday School
11:15 am Adult Bible Study, main floor conference room
Soup Orders Delivered – KRC Fellowship Room following Worship
Sun., December 5 Confirmation of New Members during Worship
Fri., December 10 6 - 8:30 pm Candlelight Night KRC Open House





Servers Next Sunday, November 21, 2010
Ushers: Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren
Greeter(s): Bob and Jean Wildermuth
Nursery Suzy Nieman