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.
Bible Search

Kinderhook Reformed Church Celebration of Worship, October 15, 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.



  Announcements, The Lord’s Greeting, and Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise

  Scripture Reading                                                                                   Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

  Message                     “Be Still My Soul . . . Bear Patiently the Cross of Grief and Pain”

  Prayer of Thanks

  Offering and Prayer of Blessing


  Intercessory Prayer

*Closing Hymn and Benediction



Following worship today, all are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments

downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.

Thanks to today’s ushers, Dave Ennis, Johnathan Pratt, Chuck Rothermel.

Thanks to today’s greeter, Maureen Mooney.      

 Nursery facility available downstairs.

Flowers in our sanctuary today are given in loving memory of Helen and Elloitt Smith.

Guest Organist, David Smith.



  Prelude                                  Prelude in G major, op. 37                        Felix Mendelssohn

  Welcome, Announcements, and God's Greeting


Drawing Near to God

  Call to Worship  (Responsive)  Psalm 105:1 - 4

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
       make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
       Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

 Look to the Lord and his strength;
       seek his face always.

*Hymn of Praise to Christ #130                                      O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing


Allowing God to Shape Us

  Call to Confession  1 John 1:6-10

"If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar, and his word is not in us."

  Prayer of Confession  (Unison)

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and soul and mind and strength, and neither have we loved our neighbors as ourselves. Here us as we confess our sins . . .

[Moment of Silent Confession]

In your mercy, dear Lord,

. . . forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.

  Assurance of Pardon  (Responsive)  1 Peter 2:24

Here the Good News: “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

       Thanks be to God. Amen.

  Children’s Sermon and Prayer of Blessing

Father of grace and glory, transform the lives of these children through your Son, Jesus, who is the very image of your divine and holy presence.   May their lips boldly speak your praises, their voices resound with songs of worship, and their hearts remain faithful to you forever.  Amen.

Coming before God’s Open Word

  Prayer Hymn for Illumination #530 (Verses 1 & 2)                                    Be Still My Soul

  Scripture Reading                                                                                    Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

  Message                     “Be Still My Soul . . . Bear Patiently the Cross of Grief and Pain”

Prayer of Blessing

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

  Offering/Offertory       “Adorn yourself, O dear soul,” op. 122           Johannes Brahms


*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)

Lord God, we give ourselves and these offerings up to your service, cheerfully submitting to the ministry of spreading the gospel of hope that is in Jesus Christ and bringing honor and glory to his name.  Amen. 

  Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn of Thanks #374                                                                Now Thank We All Our God

*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 G major, op. 37                             Felix Mendelssohn                                  


We are very pleased to welcome to the KRC staff our new sexton, Steven Green, and wish him the very best in his new position.  We also wish to thank Elize Visser, who did such an excellent job filling in as temporary sexton during the hiring process.



Friends of Kinderhook,

       Your generosity is changing lives.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those affected by the hurricanes.  Your gifts have helped us send immediate supplies to those in need as we prepare our long-term relief response.  Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ. 

                 Amanda Bruehl, Regional Coordinator of Development, RCA



Our recent Sunday offerings have trended below the $3,000 needed weekly to meet daily operating expenses. Last Sunday, our offering of $2,121 came in well under this need.  From past experience, we know that continued shortfalls result in budget deficits that become difficult, if not impossible, to make up without dipping into general reserves. Regular contributors are asked to “double up” on their giving if they miss a Sunday, and Stewardship Ministry urges that everyone give prayerful consideration to how they might adjust their giving to help keep income at a level that will meet daily operating expenses.



Stewardship Ministry will be meeting soon to review and prepare for the 2018 Budget.  Anyone interested in assisting with this essential work please contact Derick LaTorre (derick.latorre@gmail.com or 518-376-1882).  We typically meet once or twice in October.


A Ministry of the Mid-Hudson and Orange Classes


(Please find information/registration packets on the back table of the sanctuary.)



(Elders & Deacons, General Interest)

Instructor:  The Rev. Dr. Don Heringa

Date: Saturday, October 21, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: The Reformed Church of New Paltz, 92 Huguenot St., New Paltz, NY, 12561

Tuition: $15, plus books and materials

       Have you ever wondered what to say to someone who is sick, struggling with relationship difficulties or in grief? The Art of Caring Visits is an introduction to the pastoral and practical dimensions of visiting hurting people. This class is aimed at helping us respond following the way our God has responded to people throughout the scriptures, by following the principles of IDENTIFICATION, EMPATHY AND LOVING ACCEPTANCE.  This course includes theory and practice of active listening, psychology of illness, and biblical principles to help motivate caring visits. 


Course registration deadlines are one week prior to the course unless otherwise stated. Please register in time to insure the class will run. Scholarships are available from the School. Please contact the Registrar for financial assistance, (518) 537-4221 or albizu@gtel.net. 



After returning from a trip to Wittenberg Church and Eastern Europe,

The Rev. Dr. Eric Titus will speak to us of this momentous anniversary.

When: Monday October 30 at 7 p.m.

Where: Wallkill Reformed Church, 45 Bridge Street, Wallkill, NY 12589

Cost: FREE, with complimentary refreshments. 

Please RSVP with number attending from your church.

Call (518) 537-4221, text (518) 965-7538, or email <albizu@gtel.net>.




The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding its annual turkey dinner SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28.  The church is located at the intersection of Schodack Landing Road & Muitzeskill Road in Schodack Landing. The dinner is served family style, and the menu will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, squash, cranberry sauce, rolls, and a variety of pies for dessert.  Sittings are at 4:30, 5:30, & 6:30 pm. Take-out is also available at 4 pm & 5 pm (no early arrivals, please).  Adults: $12.00, children 6 - 12: $6.00, under 6: free.  For reservations (required) call 732-7345. If no answer, leave a message with your name and phone number, and say you are calling regarding the church dinner. Your call will be returned the same day to confirm your reservation.  If your call is not returned, please call again.



Bonnie Dunham (6th), Susan Patterson (14th), Jean Wildermuth (15th), Aiden Visagie (18th), Will Patterson (21st), Amy Clinton (22nd),

Rudy Visser (27th), Barbara Vosburgh (28th), Derick LaTorre (29th)



  • 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, Derek DeJager 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 wellbeing and lives for the peace & liberty we enjoy.
  • for the happy news that Amy Deweerd has published a children's book entitled Scooter and Sophie, a story about Kinderhook Farm. The book was offered on Amazon and also at a signing recently at the Cross Eyed Owl gift shop. 50% of the profits from the signing was donated to Rise Against Hunger.
  • all those of KRC's family and friends who volunteer their time, talent, and energy so generously and so selflessly to the various ministries and programs of our church, and who often do this quietly 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




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. 



  • 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; Sunday School; 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 S. Korea.
  • victims world-wide suffering natural and other hardships and tragedies: economic instability; poverty, hunger, and poor health; political oppression, unrest, terrorism, war, displacement.
  • those suffering loss of loved ones, livelihoods, and property, as well as life-threatening hardships due to recent wildfires, earthquakes and hurricanes, especially those in California, Mexico, Puerto Rico and adjacent islands, Texas, and Florida.
  • those grieving the death of loved ones.
  • 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
  • Families and friends grieving those who died in the recent Las Vegas mass shooting, as well as for those recovering from injury.  Pray also that God will provide wisdom for our government leaders facing the responsibility of reducing the number and severity of such attacks.
  • Emese, Patti Varga's sister-in-law, recently hospitalized and in isolation with a staph B infection.  Pray that Emese will have a positive and speedy response to her treatment and a complete recovery.
  • Lesley Haywood, facing hernia surgery for the third time, and for Michael, brother of Lesley’s wife, Mary Jane, who is battling lung cancer.  Pray for successful surgery for Lesley, a positive response to treatment and healing for Michael, and pray also for God's peace, reassurance, and strength for Mary Jane at this very difficult and stressful time.
  • Michelle Martino, facing dialysis and in need of a kidney transplant.  Pray for God's healing and return to health for Michele.
  • others awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; or chronically ill: Linda Moran; Nancy Baker; Ruth Edge; Merrill Johnson; Barbara Vosburgh; Virginia Rothermel; Art Gross; Harriet Stockhoff; Jean Skipper; Floyd Haber; Paul Varga
  • Donna Scalera, that she will maintain strength as she undergoes continued treatments for cancer, and pray as well for positive outcomes.
  • others battling or recovering from cancer or in hospice care: Connie Witkowski; Michael; Don Morse; Jill; J.B; Jen; Bill, Janet Smith's brother; Ronny; Ron Dick; Donna Scalera; Carol Nel; Jeff Peter; Mark; Ann; Steve; Dorothy Wheeler
  • those facing challenges, stressful circumstances, and difficult decisions: our students, from grade school to college, as they prepare to meet challenges of higher levels of education in this new school year, career choices, and job searches; Suzy and Bill Nieman as they settle into their new home in New Hampshire; Greg Clause Jr.; Stacey Baker; Libby Little-Saxton, working with Afghan refugees – Libby’s latest newsletter is available for pick-up on the back table of the sanctuary; the epidemic of addiction to life-threatening drugs.
  • residence-bound KRC family, George Clowe, and those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill.




All of us from time to time, as members and friends of the KRC family, have had concerns and issues about church policies; Consistory decisions; order and times of our worship services; the preaching ministry; and sometimes even issues and concerns related to our interpersonal relationships within the church family.  We would like you to know that the Elders are available to speak with you about any concerns you may have and invite you to contact them at any time.



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

Patrice Lyons – ’17  Property. . . . . . . . . . . . . .    758-8400  patricelyons50@gmail.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 – 852-7172

                       KRC  Sexton                  KRC Cemetery Supervisor        

           Steven Green – 505-4918        Greg Clause – 369-8472