Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Services for April 28, 2013 - Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”


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.



  Morning Prayer

*Morning Praise                                                  Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

  Prayer of Illumination

  Scripture Lesson                                                                          Romans 12:9-21

  Message                                                        “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

  Prayer of Thanks


  Intercessory Prayer

*Song of Devotion                                                                   O, How I Love Jesus



All are invited to enjoy refreshments and fellowship

downstairs in the Fellowship Room following today’s Worship service.

Ushers:  Jim Baker, Bob Drier, Ben Hart, John Schubert

Greeter(s):  KRC Youth Group

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

Guest Organist:  David Smith

   Prelude             God, Who Madest Earth and Heaven, op. 67       Max Reger

Drawing Nearer To God

   Welcome and Announcements

   God's Greeting

   Call to Worship  (Responsive)

Come and worship Jesus who saves!
     Come and worship Jesus who heals!
Come and worship Jesus who forgives!
     Come and worship Jesus who redeems!

To the sick, the hurting, the sinners, and the broken -- Jesus says, “Come!”

     O come! Let us worship Jesus our Lord, let us bow down to Him, who lives      

     and rules. Let us listen for the voice of the Lord, that He might hear our     

     prayers and that we might feel God’s presence amongst us.

*Hymn of Praise #558                                         Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Turning Our Hearts to God

   Exploring God's Law                                                                   Luke 6:27-38

PASTOR:  But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

SCOUTS:  Do to others as you would have them do to you. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?  Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that.                                 (Continued on next page.)

CONGREGATION: And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full.

SCOUTS:  Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you.

CONGREGATION:   A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

PASTOR:   Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.

  Allowing God to Shape Us

      Morning Prayer

   Children’s Sermon and Blessing  (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.

   Prayer for Illumination

   Scripture Lesson                                                                         Romans 12:9-21

   Message                                                       “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

   Prayer of Blessing

    Presentation of P.R.A.Y. Awards

*Apostles’ Creed  (Inside front cover of hymnal)

Giving Ourselves for God's Glory

   Call to the Presentation of Our Offering

   Offertory   Thomas Carroll - Theme from New World Symphony, Antonin Dvorak

*Doxology, #809, and Offertory Prayer         

   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 #498                                                           I Love to Tell the Story                                    


*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                 Like the Golden Sun Ascending, op. 67            Max Reger


Donations of finger foods are needed for KRC’s Concerts in the Village reception at 5 p.m. following the concert next Sunday, May 5; and donations of pies are needed for the Synod Luncheon to be served at 12 noon Monday, May 6.  We are also very much in need of volunteer helpers to clean up after the luncheon.  Sign-up sheets are available on the back table for those of you who are able to contribute food items for either of these fast-approaching events.  If you are able to help with clean-up following the Synod Luncheon, please note this at the bottom of the luncheon pie sign-up sheet, or contact Noreen Dick.  


Deborah Spaulding (1st), Annake Visser (6th), Beth Anne Rippel (11th),

Anne-Marie Zietsman (11th), Angela Rivera (12th), Diane Morgan (14th), Anna Hart (15th),  Sophia Hart (15th), Bill Nieman (16th), Arnie March (17th),

 Cydney Rippel (22nd), Paul Zietsman (29th)


The next performance of the Concerts in the Village series,

“Baroque to Classical – A Musical Journey with the Bach Family,”

will be presented at Kinderhook Reformed Church at

3 p.m. next Sunday, May 5, featuring the following works:

Johann Christian Bach:  Miserere in B-flat (1757)

American premiere

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach:  Keyboard Concerto in c minor (1771)

Johann Christian Bach:  Excerpts from Endimione (1772)

The 45-plus member chorus, now known as the Broad Street Chorale, we will once again contribute to and be joined by an outstanding assembly of vocal soloists including Amanda Boyd, Carol Curran, John Davey, Vincent Festa, Ruth Moore, John Musacchio, Katie Roppolo, and Vicki Smith.  Also contributing their talents will be a group of outstanding instrumentalists, among them Karen Hosmer (oboe), Sharon Levin (flute), Lauren Moore (French horn), and David Smith (piano). The concert, under the musical direction of David Smith, is certain to be another outstanding  and  inspiring  KRC musical  outreach .

Suggested Contribution - $15

Reception to follow the concert


Dear Friends in Christ,

     As you know, our Children’s Sunday School group is growing.  Due to increased enrollment, we find our rooms in need of a few improvements.   With the flooding of the basement nearly every year, we’ve lost all the rugs in the nursery and Sunday School rooms. The heat on that side of our basement is under-floor heating, and over the years it has stopped working in some areas. Where the heat is working, the rooms heat up only 8 degrees for every 6 hours, which means that some mornings we truly are freezing down there.  We've decided to let everyone know that we are in need of support to defray the cost of expenses accrued during February of this year, and we’ll appreciate any help however small!  For donations toward the expense of any of the following, please specify that they are for “Sunday School”:

New rug for the Sunday school room ($35)
Two portable infrared heaters in the Sunday school rooms ($130 each)
Smaller infrared heater for the Nursery ($40)
Bible bags for the senior group who received Bibles recently ($8 each) x10
To sponsor a Bible for ($20 each) x16
Boxes of tissues and rolls of paper towels are needed throughout the year!

Date:  SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013
Starting Location:  Kinderhook Elks Club, Route 9H, Kinderhook
Registration: 1:30 P.M. – Walk: 2:00 P.M.

CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide -- and right here in the U.S. -- to have food for today while building for a better tomorrow. Each year, some two million CROP Hunger Walkers, volunteers, and sponsors put their hearts and “soles” in motion, and in the last 20 years have raised some $294 million to help end hunger and poverty around the world and in our own communities.  Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as many as six miles a day to get food, water and fuel, and to take their goods to market. CROP Hunger walkers walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence.  They walk because they want to end hunger – one step at a time. Our local efforts are making a huge difference, and you can be a part of it! Last year’s CROP walk against worldwide hunger and in support of local food pantries was a HUGE SUCCESS! 114 walkers participated, and over $13,000 was raised.  More than $3000 went directly to local food pantries.  YOU DON’T HAVE TO WALK TO CONTRIBUTE!  Checks made out to “CWS/CROP” are welcome and are tax-deductable.


Funds raised in a CROP Hunger Walk assist people in need around the world:

$75 can enable three women to attend literacy class for a year.

$110 can provide emergency food for a family of five’s needs for a month.

$140 can give a struggling farm family a new source of income: a pair of pigs. A piglet from each litter is then given to another family in need.

$350 can enable the eldest in a child-headed household of AIDS orphans to receive vocational training, so they can support their siblings and themselves.

$1,050 can support health, hygiene, & sanitation training for an entire community.

     Matthew & Tina Zawisza of The Living Gospel Ministry are a husband and wife, full-time, traveling ministry team based in New York State’s Capital Region.  Specializing in Living Sermons, it is the goal of their ministry, now in its 6th year, to present God’s Word in a unique way and with a new perspective absolutely necessary for today’s world. The eyes remember more than the ears. Jesus knew this, and often revealed the truth of his Word through highly-visual and dramatic parables.  In a Living Sermon, the Word is not only heard, but also seen & felt.

     What are Living Sermons?  They are personalities from the Bible invited to your church as guest speakers. What would it be like if the apostle Peter spoke directly to a congregation about his denial of Christ? What about John describing the events of the Cross?  Matthew and Tina believe their call is to edify one another and fellow believers through the teaching of the Word of God, which is the number one priority when it comes to the assembling of the Church; and they believe there is no better way to do this than by hearing, seeing, experiencing, and feeling the Word’s power & truth.  Over the 6 years of their full-time ministry, Matthew & Tina have seen God do some amazing things.

     “We feel blessed and humbled to be invited to your church Sunday, May 12, to present a Living Sermon especially adapted for Mothers Day as part of your worship.  From the very beginning we have been a faith-based ministry, which means we do not charge a fee, but accept only love offerings.”


 (Please note:  In addition to our regular Sunday offering, a separate love offering will be taken in support of The Living Gospel Ministry.)


“I highly recommend to your church Matthew and Tina Zawisza and the Living Gospel Ministry.  They have the hearts of servants and are wonderful to work with, and we were far more than pleased with their dramatic presentation.  As a Christian artist, I know that the greatest compliment someone can give is not about the performer or the performance, but about how God’s Spirit touched them and moved them deep in their heart.  This is what many in our congregation, including myself, experienced through Matthew’s presentation.”

                                                         Rev. Gary Rushing, Faith Church Fort Myers, Florida


those who do not know Christ, or are struggling in their faith or with other spiritual issues. 
KRC’s 2013 Consistory members, especially those recently reinstalled or ordained and serving for the first time.
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; 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.
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 and 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, especially children, suffering natural disaster; the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility.
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially:  those grieving the recent death of Elsie Hacker, mother of Linda Araoz and Lou Hacker; those grieving the recent death of Ursula Unnewehr, friend of Nancy Swinyard,
the Richard family, whose 8 year old son, Michael, was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing. Michael's mother has suffered brain damage from the explosion, and his little sister has lost a leg. Remember also Suzy and Bill Nieman and their grandson, Kai, who became friends of the Richards and their children during summers in New Hampshire, and who are devastated by this tragedy.
others who have lost loved ones, received injuries, or lost their homes in the explosions in Texas and Boston.
Glenn Warren’s brother, diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Friends of Cricket Warren, one fighting leukemia and another diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
others battling or recovering from cancer, especially Uncle Tony; Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Ed Gimber; Jill Shpur; Rosanne; Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Donna Scalera.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care: Eleanor Whitbeck; Miner Smith; Baby Mya Elizabeth; Tina Holley; Frank Vosburgh; Tom Catchpole; Donna Harden; Marthie; Maureen Mooney; Nancy Swinyard; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Jan; Faity Tuttle; Tom Saulpaugh; Sara Schubert; Bert Beach; Bea Post; Ruth Edge; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Paul Varga; Susan Patterson.
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: Kristen Clause and her son, Greg; Olivia, that God will give her peace, strength, perseverance, safety, and His direction; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out the difficult decisions; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
those travelling, especially Patti Varga travelling to Texas, and Paul and Johanna Zietsman and family traveling to South Africa. 
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Barbara Vosburgh and Diane Morgan.
residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren.

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 forward this information, as well as new praise and prayer requests, to 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.


Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision, back in the pulpit today leading Worship and preaching the Word.
all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, and working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
the joy of blessing the students of our growing Sunday School each Sunday morning as they go to their classes.
Dick & Bev Van Alstyne’s safe arrival home from Florida and presence in Worship.
the recent birth of Baby Katherine Theodora diTargiani to parents Mary Jean (Herrmann) and Joseph diTargiani.  Katherine weighed in at 8 pounds 1 ounce, and Grandmother Jan Herrmann is overjoyed at the arrival of her first granddaughter.  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.


Email Address –

Website Address –

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   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


Today, April 28

        8:30 am  Early Worship           

     10:00 am  Worship and Children’s Sunday School

     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes:

                1st John study group meets in the classroom opposite the office.

                Romans study group meets in the main floor conference room.

Tues., April 30

      7:00 – 8:30 pm  P.R.A.Y. Youth group,

Thur, May 2

 9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC - Chip Ingram study continues -                  
          Living on the Edge – Dare to Experience True Spirituality   

     10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri.,   May 3   

       9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

       9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets opposite KRC office

Sun., May 5

       8:30 am  Early Worship            

     10:00 am  Worship and Children’s Sunday School

Please Note:  Next Communion Worship Services Sunday, May 12

     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes:

                1st John study group meets in the classroom opposite the office.

                Romans study group meets in the main floor conference room.

      *Northern Columbia County CROP WALK at Kinderhook Elks Club*

                1:30 pm Registration

                2:00 pm Walk begins

   3:00 pm  Concerts in the Village series @KRC - “Baroque to Classical –

                          A Musical Journey with the Bach Family,”

Sun., May 12 – Mother’s Day

       8:30 am  Early Communion Worship    

     10:00 am  Communion Worship and Children’s Sunday School

                      The Living Gospel Ministry team presents a Living Sermon.

     11:15 am  Adult Sunday School Classes:

                1st John study group meets in the classroom opposite the office.

                Romans study group meets in the main floor conference room.

Mon., May 13

       6:30  Consistory Meeting

Mon., May 20

       6:45 pm Outreach Ministry Meeting

       7:00 pm Food Pantry Meeting




Servers Next Sunday, May 5, 2013

Ushers:  Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren

  June 2020  
This Week's Events


Sunday Morning Prayer Group
8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Join us for Prayer before the Church service each Sunday from the comfort of your home during the pandemic
Sunday Worship service & Youth Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
During the NY pause please join us for Sunday worship service via the KRC you tube channel. Link to each weekly worship service can be found here on our website welcome page!

Join us for a blended worship service that combines contemporary and traditional music with a liturgical format. Each week is a little different. Nursery is available for preschoolers is you'd like to utilize it. Youth ages 3-grade 5 may attend Sunday school at 9:45-10:30. Join us downstairs for coffee immediately following the service.
Adult Bible Study
10:45 AM
During the pandemic join us via zoom at 11am for a time of coffee hour/ checking in and this week's sermon discussion with Pastor Rudy. He will join in as long as the internet in South Africa holds up! Contact the church for zoom log in information.


Consistory Meeting
6:30 PM
held via zoom during the pandemic


Wednesday Morning Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
On pause during the pandemic

Who is Jesus. This study meets at the home of Joan Clause. Please contact Joan or the church for directions or more information.
Small Group Bible Study - Job
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Study occurring online via zoom during the pandemic - contact the church for log in information. 518-758-6401


Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Study occurring online via zoom during pandemic - contact the church for log in information 518-758-6401
Worship Committee Meeting
10:00 AM
Meeting on pause during pandemic
Prayer Group
10:00 AM
Meeting occurring online via zoom during pandemic - please contact church for log in information 518-758-6401
Jr/Sr High Youth Group
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Currently on pause during the pandemic

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!
Sewing Group
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
During the pandemic we are continuing to sew from home - mission trip has been postponed to 2021

Love to sew/quilt & looking for a new way to help out? KRC has a large stash of fabric and are looking to make individual quilts to give to each of the homeowners that will be helped during the 2020 REACH mission trip here in Columbia county. We also have other sewing projects planned. We try to meet every week, but please check with the church for more details as our projects and plans for each Thursday vary.

Mats, cutters, irons, ironing boards & sewing machines are available for use at the church or bring your own!
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