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 Services

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

October 12, 2014

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

A warm welcome to visitors.  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.




  Announcements and the Lord’s Greeting

  Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise                                                                         This Is My Father’s World                                         

  Scripture                                                                                     Matthew 5:1-12 (p. 683)

  Message                                                                           “Having a Beatitude Attitude”

  Prayer of Blessing


  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn                                                                                        Be Thou My Vision






All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship downstairs in the Fellowship Room following today’s Worship service.


UshersDerick LaTorre, Chris Laurie, Steve Shpur, Ken Sutherland

Greeter(s): Sally Heimroth   

 Preschool Nursery available downstairs.



  Prelude                                                                                   Make Me a Blessing (#656)

  Announcements and the Lord's Greeting


Drawing Near To God  

  Call to Worship (Responsive) - Psalm 15 and Micah 6:8

Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?

     Who may live on your holy mountain?
The one whose walk is blameless.

     The righteous, those who speak the truth from their heart. 
What does the Lord require of us?

     To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with him. 
     Lord, purify our hearts that we may be blameless and humble before you.         

     We want to walk with you.  Amen.

*Opening Hymn #384                                                               This Is My Father’s World 

Turning Our Hearts to God  

  Call to Confession

We are bombarded daily with the temptation to be self-sufficient, to trust in our own abilities and strengths, and to regard our accomplishments as ours alone.  Scripture, however, exposes our folly and points us to the truth.  Let us go to God and confess our sin.

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

Most Holy God, we know that your grace is sufficient for us, and we desperately need it today. Our sin feels so weighty, so burdensome, so tiring. Only you can free us, and we ask that you would.

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We want to be holy as you are holy, but it is only through your Spirit's power in our lives that we can live without sin. Draw us closer to your Holy Spirit. Let us hear his gentle nudging, reminding us that we have the power to flee when the temptation of sin feels too great. We are so thankful that the blood of Jesus makes us clean. Thank you for saving us and for granting us mercy.  In your precious name.  Amen.

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)  Based on Psalm 130

Beloved, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem. It is he who will redeem us from all our iniquities.                    Thanks be to God! Amen.



Allowing God to Shape Us

  Children’s Sermon and Prayer of Blessing  (Unison)

All-powerful and merciful God, preserve these children from falling into sin and the spiritually and physically destructive evils that attend it.  Empower us, through your Holy Spirit, to raise them up to lead holy and virtuous lives of faithfulness, love, and humble service to you and to others. Amen.

  Prayer for Illumination

  Scripture                                                                                     Matthew 5:1-12 (p. 683)

  Message                                                                           “Having a Beatitude Attitude”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings/Offertory             Living for Jesus (#569)

*Doxology and Offertory Prayer  (Unison)

Gracious God, you have given your only Son for us, and you have clothed us with his garments of salvation and holiness. Inspire us with your generosity. Teach us to give freely so that others may know of your abundance. Teach us to give gratefully so that others may know of your liberality. Teach us to give humbly so that others may know of your love and compassion. Amen.

  Prayer Requests and Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn of Thanks #532                                                                         Be Thou My Vision

*Blessing, Benediction, and Response Hymn                       By the Gift of God’s Grace

By the gift of God’s grace may your burdens be light, and your heart with his love be aglow.

May your spirit be glad, may your soul be at rest,

and may Christ grant you peace as you go.  Amen.

  Postlude                                                          Humble Yourself in the Sight of the Lord



to attend its 65th Annual Benefit Banquet & Silent Auction, either Tuesday or Wednesday, October 21 or 22, at Michael’s Banquet House, 1019 Route 9 North, Latham.  Silent Auction begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner (Chicken Marsala entrée) at 6:30 p.m. each evening.  KRC has traditionally been well-represented at this inspiring event, where you will hear how your volunteer efforts, prayers, and generous support make a difference in the lives of destitute people who are hungry, street-weary, and hopeless. 


“We are thrilled to have newly employed men occupying two floors of our Transitional Living Program, and the men are most grateful for a community of peers and support to help them move toward independence.  Blessingdale's has moved to a renovated space in the Transitional Building, and now we are refitting space to expand the Free Medical Clinic, which serves over 3,000 patients each year.  So set aside an evening to join us for some fellowship and to see how your support continues to make a difference!”                        (Continued on next page.)


Choose the evening you would like to attend, and see or call Paul Clause, 859-4158.  Your reservation and ticket payment will be made for you, and you can reimburse KRC $22 per ticket reserved by dropping your designated check made out to KRC into the offering plate at anytime. RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE MADE NO LATER THAN TODAY, OCTOBER 12, and TICKETS WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU BY NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19.  CCRM banquet organizers will arrange for those attending from KRC to be seated together at 1 or 2 tables, depending on the number of reservations we make.  Reservations may also be made at capitalcityrescuemission.com or by calling Susan Jones, 462-0421.  Let Sue know if you wish to sit with the KRC group.




    The Olde Dutch ‘n Such Bazaar will feature our famous clam chowder; homemade baked goods and jams; candy; unique hand-crafted gifts; and Christmas decorations. You are sure to find a treasure or two and to enjoy the homemade goodies and gourmet food. The Bazaar is sponsored by Church Family Ministry, and we look forward to seeing each of you there! 

     Sponsors are looking for volunteers to donate baked goods for sale and/or to work at the bazaar. If you are able to help out with either of these, please sign up on the sheet available at the back table. 



    Kinderhook Reformed Church is pleased to present the 2014 – 2015 season of Concerts in the Village (CITV), a concert series begun 5 years ago under the sponsorship of KRC’s Stewardship Ministry as a music outreach to the church’s surrounding communities featuring our refurbished pipe organ.  Continuing under the dedicated administration of KRC’s CITV committee and the capable and talented leadership of music director and organist, David Smith, the series has evolved to include a variety of orchestral instrumentalists, vocal soloists, the Broad Street Choral - a chorus of over 70 voices, and a wide selection of sacred and secular pieces from diverse musical periods and cultures.

     A suggested donation of $15 will be gratefully accepted to assist in the ongoing funding of this exceptional series.

Sunday, November 9, 3:00 pm, Kinderhook Reformed Church

The Glory of Handel III

Featuring the splendid Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Chandos Anthem No. 6 (“As pants the hart”), Organ concerto in g minor, op. 4/3, and Concerto grosso for flute and strings, op. 3/3, performed by the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra, with Amanda Boyd-Grout (soprano), John Davey (tenor), Karen Hosmer (oboe), Sharon Levin (flute), Cornelia McGiver bassoon), Jon Morrell (tenor), Erica Pickhardt (cello), Jay Shulman (cello), Elizabeth Silver (violin), David Smith (organ), Vicki Smith (mezzo-soprano), and David Smith, conducting.

February, 2015 - date, time, and location to be announced

A Sonic Celebration

including 19th – 20th c. music for women’s voices, vocal soloists and instruments, by Brahms, Elgar, Scriabin, Debussy, and others.

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:00 pm, Kinderhook Reformed Church

19th c. Music for Voices and Orchestra

including works of Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn.


Praises and thanks to our Lord that the recent BROOKS BAR-B-CUE/dessert sale/community outreach, sponsored by Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery, more than met expectations.  $3200 was raised, all of which will go toward operation and maintenance of the cemetery grounds, an increasingly costly ministry to our community. The Cemetery Committee wishes to thank all those who helped in making this important event a great success again this year.  



Bobby Bailey (4th), Bonnie Dunham (6th),

Susan Patterson (14th), Jean Wildermuth (15th), Aiden Visagie (18th),

Will Patterson (21st), Amy Clinton (22nd), Rudy Visser (27th), Austin Bailey (28th), Barbara Vosburgh (28th), Derick Latorre (29th)



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, especially: Michael; Brian, who is also experiencing disabling health issues; and Craig.
  • KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; 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.
  • survivors of warfare, terrorism, violence, and natural and other disasters worldwide, especially those in Syria, Iraq, other areas of the Middle East, and in our own country, that they may be blessed with God’s reassurance that he is in control.
  • our state and national 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.
  • family and friends grieving the death of Glenn Wallace.
  • containment of the ebola virus epidemic in west Africa, and for those who have lost family members and friends to this disease.
  • Lucy B. and Rodrigo, friends of Bob Dreier, both with a cancer diagnosis.
  • others battling or recovering from cancer: Zoe; Jean; Edward Giordano; Glen; Karen; 2-year-old Logan; Sandy; Bridget; Charlie Ropollo; Donna Scalera.
  • those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness;  chronically ill; or in hospice care: Bill, family friend of Patti Varga; Jennifer and her unborn baby; Morgan Hickman; Paul Varga; Jackie and her sister Barbara; Brother Arnold, Shaker friend of Suzy Nieman; Alan Dick;  Doris Schmeider; Maureen Mooney; Jane Smith; Blanche Rogers; Baby Ellie LaTorre; Liz Carroll; Ruth Edge; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Florence Rivera.
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: Bill,  Abby, and Christopher, dealing with unspoken personal issues; the Heimroth Family;  Holly and Marc Morales, daughter and son-in-law of Paul and Joan Clause; Amber and others as they face the challenges of beginning their college education - pray that God will bless them with wisdom in all of the many choices, and decisions that they are facing; Susan Lamont and kids, searching for a suitable home, and in need of strength and peace in hard times. Cliff, desperately in need of prayers; Greg and Lisa, fighting addictions; Christians everywhere who are suffering persecution; Libby Little.
  • those who are traveling.
  • reassurance and peace for our loved ones who are nearing the close of this life; those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.
  • our residence-bound members Gordie Van Buren, Murray Leonardson, and 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. 



  • 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 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.
  • all His provisions for our basic life needs, and the wonderful ways God shows His love to us, especially during difficult times.




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, 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 at anytime, call 859-4158.