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Here are your notices & reminders for the weekend of April 24 - April 26 , 2020


This Weekend
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F riday, April 24, 2020
Have a GREAT day!

Sa turday, April 25, 2020
8:00 a.m. - Shalom Congregation (live stream)

Sunday, April 26, 2020
10:00 a.m. - Adult Sunday School (via ZOOM)
11:00 a.m. - Worship Service and Fellowship (via ZOOM)
3:00 p.m. - Manantial de Vida (off site)

Events are available to view on the RRCC Webpage:




This Sunday in Worship --  April 26, 2020
   
Scriptures:
Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Luke 24:13-35

"Ordinance Sunday"
 
Two of the lectionary passages
for the 2nd Sunday after Easter lift up the importance of
Baptism and The Lord's Supper --
our two "ordinances" in the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ).



You can also join the meeting manually at zoom.us/join
using the  following meeting ID and password:

Meeting ID: 850 8071 1718
Password: 273770  


The Order of Worship for This Sunday

Call to Worship
(by Carol Penner--based on the Luke passage)
 
We need your presence on the long road, Lord.
The road between fear and hope,
the road between the place where all is lost
and the place of resurrection.
Like the disciples walking the road to Emmaus,
we are in need of your company!
Jesus, stand among us, in your risen power,
let this time of worship, be a hallowed hour. Amen.
 

T H E   S E C O N D   S U N D A Y   A F T E R   E A S T E R
Worship Leader: Katherine Cratin
Elders: Steven Glover & Barbara Barnett


O R D E R  O F  W O R S H I P
 
  • 10:55 a.m. Host opens meeting
  • Prelude-Jimmy 
  • Welcome/Announcements/Instructions
  • Call to Worship/Invocation
  • Passing of the Peace
  • Children's Message
  • Joys & Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
  • Scripture Readings  Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Luke 24:13-35
  • Message  "Ordinance Sunday"
  • Congregational Hymn "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" (v. 1-4)
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion and Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Fellowship


Sunday's Worship Scripture Readings



Acts 2:14a, 36-41 New Revised Standard Version

14 Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them,

36 Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified."

37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?" 38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him." 40 And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." 41 So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added. 
 

Luke 24:13-35 New Revised Standard Version

13 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16 but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, "What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?" They stood still, looking sad. 

18 Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?" 19 He asked them, "What things?" They replied, "The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. 22 Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, 23 and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him." 

25 Then he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! 26 Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?" 27 Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.

28 As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. 29 But they urged him strongly, saying, "Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over." So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?" 33 That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. 34 They were saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!" 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

RRCC Online Giving

You can now give online via the RRCC Website ,
or you can CLICK HERE to give.

Other ways to give are: 
  1. use your bank's electronic bill pay system feature to have a check mailed directly from your bank to RRCC
  2. mail your check directly to RRCC.
Address your envelope to:
Financial Secretary
Round Rock Christian Church
22 Chalice Way
Round Rock, TX 78665
Elders Begin 40-Day Prayer Journal

Our nine RRCC Elders, along with Rev. Maxted, have begun a 40-Day Prayer Journal in conjunction with their evangelism study book Unbinding the Gospel by Martha Grace Reese. This special season of prayer began on April 22 and will end on May 31 (Pentecost Sunday). In addition to daily, guided prayer sessions that the Elders are doing individually, they will pray with their prayer partner (the group has been divided up into 5 pairs) once a week and participate in a total group session once a week as well. The Elders know that God will strengthen them individually and as a group in the weeks ahead. They also know that in this process they will become blessings to others in new ways. As the author says, 
"Prayer changes things--within us and for others." 

Our 2020 RRCC Elders are, left to right:
Front row: Katherine Cratin, Barbara Barnett, Tasha York, Jackie Switzer, and Anna Marie Blair
Back row: Steven Glover, Mildred Adair, Mitch Maxted, Gary Tucker, and Judy Jocoy
This pre-pandemic photo was taken in January of this year.

Do You Need a Face Mask?

RRCC's Handcrafters Ministry is making face masks!  If you and/or family members are in need of masks, please contact Janette Johnston  (call or text 512-876-1010, or email jnttjhnston@gmail.com),  or Bea Whitley    (call or text 512-633-8616 or email  BeaWhitley@aol.com ).
We will appreciate hearing from you before May 1. 

Remember Those Who Can't Have visitors--

The following RRCC members are unable to have visitors at the present time (even their own immediate family members). They'd love to receive a call or a card from you!

Marilyn Davis
1102 Parkway Street
Georgetown, TX 78628
[Please note that this is a new address. Marilyn will be living with Duane and Keri for the foreseeable future.]

Bea Sherry
Provident Crossings
1950 South AW Grimes Blvd, Apt. 347
Round Rock, TX 78664

Ed Snider
Park Bend Health Center, Rm. 212
2122 Park Bend Drive
Austin, TX 78758

Here's Another Way to Help the Round Rock Area Serving Center

Here's a free, easy, and important way to help the Serving Center's Food Pantry:

"We are in need of plastic bags. We are going to leave purple barrels in front of the Furniture Store (west side of the building)* to collect your bags. You can just drive by, toss your bags in and drive off. You will not have to get out of your car.

*ADDRESS: 1099 East Main St, Round Rock

Thank you so much for your help."

If you want to send a check in place of your weekly food donations, you can mail it to:

Round Rock Area Serving Center
P. O. Box 5006
Round Rock, TX 78683

Sign Up To Serve

Please Sign Up to Serve in 2020!  You can access the Sign Up Genius pages from the RRCC Website under the  " Member Resources" tab!
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Instagram as  rrccdisciples 

RRCC Email Addresses:

info@rrdisciples.org (Molly)
rrcc-office@rrdisciples.org (Molly)
pastormitch@rrdisciples.org (Mitch)
bookkeeper@rrdisciples.org (Gary C.)

Prayer Updates

Anna Marie Blair -- new blood pressure medication

Andrew Hardt -- sprained ankle

Joan Heckford -- diagnosed with ALS (sister of Nancy Fennimore)

Perry Mouser has Bell's Palsy and is making a good recovery at home

Charles Whitley -- continued recovery from shingles

Skyler David York (future grandson of Tas ha and future adopted son of TJ and Heather York. Will be delivered 4/27 if he does not arrive before then. There have been pregnancy complications.)

 

 

All who are impacted by COVID-19 worldwide (the sick, health care professionals, and the essential service people who must continue to work even during this time of staying at home and "social distancing"). Many in our RRCC church family have family members and friends who are medical professionals and other essential workers. They all need our prayer support and encouragement. 

Governors and business leaders as they work closely with scientists and health professionals to determine the timetable for allowing some businesses to resume with fewer social distancing restrictions.

Residents of nursing homes and other retirement complexes who are currently unable to receive personal visits from anyone, even their immediate family members.