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Here are your notices & reminders for the weekend of August 21 - August 23, 2020


This Weekend


Friday, August 21, 2020
Have a great Friday!

Saturday, August 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. - Shalom Congregation (live stream)

Sunday, August 23, 2020
Thirteenenth 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. - Ministries Council (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 23, 2020
   
T H E    T W E L F T H    S U N D A Y
A F T E R    P E N T E C O S T

Scripture: 
Exodus 1:8 - 2:10

Sermon title: 
"Thriving Under Oppression"  

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.



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Meeting ID: 850 8071 1718
Password: 273770  




The Order of Worship for This Sunday



Call to Worship 

We come into the Lord's presence this morning with thankful praise. Our God loves us with a love that never lets us go!
 
When we call out to God, he answers; and when we are exhausted, he gives us the strength to go on. When we find ourselves in trouble, God is there, standing at our side.

We come today filled with gratitude, offering to God our very selves. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, may God open our eyes to see and our ears to hear. And then may God send us out, empowered to live and work in the world as bold and faithful disciples. Friends, it's time to worship!



Sunday, August 23, 2020
Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost 
Worship Leader: Amy Osteen
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: Exodus 1:8 - 2:10
  • Message  "Thriving Under Oppression"
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion and Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Fellowship

Sunday's Scripture Reading







 
Exodus 1:8 - 2:10 (New Revised Standard Version)

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, "Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. 10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land." 11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh. 
 
12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. 13 The Egyptians became ruthless in imposing tasks on the Israelites, 14 and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick and in every kind of field labor. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them.
 
15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 "When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live." 17 But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. 18 So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?" 19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them." 20 So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families. 22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, "Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live."
 
Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him.
 
The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw the child.      He was crying, and she took pity on him. "This must be one of the Hebrews' children," she said. Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?" Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Yes." So the girl went and called the child's mother. Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed it. 10 When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, "because," she said, "I drew him out of the water."
 
 

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Prayer Updates

Gayle Boles -- hip bursitis

Marilyn Davis -- treatment for swallowing difficulties

Cynthia Guilbeau -- hip surgery next month

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

Liz Maybaum -- broken shoulder

Tricia Mouser -- rheumatoid arthritis management and treatment

Rilda Scarborough -- giant cell arteritis 

James Shrader -- (husband of Patti) coronary bypass surgery last month; now home

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