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Here are your notices & reminders for the weekend of August 14 - August 16, 2020


This Weekend


Friday, August 14, 2020
Have a great Friday!

Saturday, August 15, 2020
8:00 a.m. - Shalom Congregation (live stream)

Sunday, August 16, 2020
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
9:45 a.m. - Explorers Sunday School Class (via zoom: Link HERE)
10:00 a.m. - Open Circle Sunday School Class (via zoom: Link HERE)
11:00 a.m. - Worship Service and Fellowship (via zoom: Link HERE) 
1:00 p.m. - Elders Meeting (via zoom: Link HERE)
3:00 p.m. - Manantial de Vida (off site)

Events are available to view on the RRCC Webpage:




This Sunday in Worship -- August 16, 2020
   
T H E    E L E V E N T H    S U N D A Y
A F T E R    P E N T E C O S T

Scripture: 
Genesis 45:1-15

Sermon title: 
"God Can Still Use It, Somehow"  

Joseph reveals his true identity to his brothers. They are terrified at the revelation, recalling how they've mistreated him. Joseph reassures them, but how hard it must have been to believe that their evil deeds could have played a role in reaching this blessed outcome.



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 (based on Psalm 67)

We have come together to worship this morning. May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us.
 
O God, may your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere. May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you!
 
Let the whole world sing for joy, because you govern the nations with justice     and guide the people of the whole world.
 
Then the earth will yield its harvests, and God, our God, will richly bless us.
Yes, God will bless us, and people all over the world will bow down in worship and adoration.


Sunday, August 16, 2020
Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost 
Worship Leader: Katherine Cratin
Elders: Tasha York and Steven Glover

NOTICE THAT THE LINKS TO OUR TWO WORSHIP
MUSIC VIDEOS ARE INCLUDED IN THE ORDER OF WORSHIP, BELOW. 
RANDY WILL PROVIDE THEM DURING THE SERVICE ON SUNDAY AS WELL, BUT THEY ARE HERE SO YOU CAN ENJOY THEM NOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE.


O R D E R  O F  W O R S H I P
 
  • 10:55 a.m. Host opens meeting
  • Prelude
  • Welcome/Announcements/Instructions
  • Call to Worship/Invocation
  • Passing of the Peace
  • Children's Message
  • Joys & Concerns
  • Reflections on Prayer
  • Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
  • Scripture Reading: Genesis 45:1-15
  • Message  "God Can Still Use It, Somehow"
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion and Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Fellowship

Sunday's Scripture Reading







 
Genesis 45:1-15 (New Revised Standard Version)

1 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, "Send everyone away from me." So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2 And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. 3 Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, so dismayed were they at his presence.

4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Come closer to me." And they came closer. He said, "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land these two years; and there are five more years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7 God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. 8 So it was not you who sent me here, but God; he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. 9 Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, 'Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. 10 You shall settle in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children, as well as your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. 11 I will provide for you there-since there are five more years of famine to come-so that you and your household, and all that you have, will not come to poverty.' 12 And now your eyes and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see that it is my own mouth that speaks to you. 13 You must tell my father how greatly I am honored in Egypt, and all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here." 14 Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, while Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that his brothers talked with him.


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
Guiding Board Meeting

The Guiding Board will be meeting
via Zoom on Monday, August 17, 2020,
at 7:00 p.m.
 


Virtual Prayers for Educators and Students



Sunday, August 16th at 7:30 p.m. 
 
If you are an educator or love someone who is, you're invited to join us on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest Region's Facebook page this Sunday, August 16th at 7:30pm, as we pray for our teachers, counselors, administrators, and staff across the Region.
 
We will hear prayers from:
 
Rev. Anthony Chatman, Community Christian Church Fort Worth, TX;
Rev. Brett W. Coe, First Christian Church, Amarillo, TX;
Rev. Maria Garza, First Christian Church, Commerce, TX;
Rev. Dr. Andy Mangum, Regional Minister CCSW;
Rev. Joel M. Saucedo, First Christian Church Huntsville, TX;
Rev. Whitney Waller-Cole, Creekwood Christian Church, Flower Mound, TX


Hospice Study

Continuing our success with mid-week studies, RRCC is pleased to offer a new three-week workshop beginning Thursday, September 10.  "A Gracious Presence: How to Accompany Those We Love Through Illness, Death, and Grief" will be led by Rev. Nancy Chester McCranie - daughter of our own Fern Chester and the late Rev. Ray Chester.  Nancy has been director of Volunteer and Bereavement Services for Hospice Austin for nearly 20 years.  The book  How to be a Friend to a Friend who is Sick  by Letty Cottin Pogrebin will  also be part of this study.  The book costs $10.79 on Amazon or $16 at Barnes and Noble. Used copies may be found at Abebooks.com for under $5 and free shipping, if you would like to order your own used copy.


 
Here's what Rev. Nancy Chester McCranie says about 
A GRACIOUS PRESENCE:  HOW TO ACCOPANY THOSE WE LOVE THROUGH ILLNESS, DEATH, AND GRIEF:

     "The gift of being with people at these very tender, significant times in their lives is a gift of presence, compassion, and time like no other.  It's such an important thing to be able to do, and to do well.  I'm also aware that being with people who are in great pain can take a toll on us - emotionally, physically, and spiritually. And so in the class we'll be talking about all of that - how to provide really good care.  How to get out of our own way.  How to build in resilience and fortitude for this important work that we're called to.  So I hope you'll join us.  I think it will be engaging, I think we'll have lively, even fun discussions.  I look forward to what you will bring - the wisdom and experience that each of you has. My hope is that we can read that book and draw from it, and you can use it as a continuing resource for yourself."


Classes will be held via Zoom on Thursdays at 11:00am on September 10, 17, and 24, 2020
 
 If you would like to participate, please contact me: (jnttjhnston@gmail.com) or text 512-876-1010
by August19 with the following information:
1. I will participate.  Please order a book for me from Amazon at a cost of $10.79 (reimburse the church, indicating it is for "Hospice Class").
2. I will participate, but will buy my own book.
 
This class is open to all.  If you have friends who would like to participate, they are welcome.  Be sure to let me know that they are joining so that we can provide them the Zoom links and reminders.  

Looking forward to Zooming with you again for another stimulating study!

 
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RRCC Email Addresses:

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Prayer Updates

Mary Acree -- wound healing

Marilyn Davis -- treatment for swallowing difficulties

Cynthia Guilbeau -- hip surgery next month

Andrew Hardt -- doing quite well after passing out at band camp a couple of weeks ago

Sally Kelley -- pain management for pinched nerve in her back

Liz Maybaum -- broken shoulder

Paul Maybaum -- Paul's cousin Steve Buchwalter died suddenly and unexpectedly this week

Tricia Mouser -- rheumatoid arthritis management and treatment

Rilda Scarborough -- giant cell arteritis 

James Shrader -- (husband of Patti) coronary bypass surgery last month; going home today from rehab

Lisa Walker's siblings Connie and Dale are both dealing with significant health issues

Tasha York's mother, Peggy Massey, had a recent fall