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Here are your notices & reminders for the weekend of August 7 - August 9, 2020


This Weekend


Friday, August 7, 2020
Cleaning service in our buildings

Saturday, August 8, 2020
8:00 a.m. - Shalom Congregation (live stream)
8:30 a.m. - Disciple Men's Breakfast (via zoom: Link HERE)
9:00 a.m. - Saturating Our Schools With Prayer (see information below)
9:30 a.m. - Handcrafters (via zoom: Link HERE)

Sunday, August 9, 2020
Tenth 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) 
3:00 p.m. - Manantial de Vida (off site)

Events are available to view on the RRCC Webpage:




This Sunday in Worship -- August 9, 2020
   
T H E    T 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 37:1-4, 12-28

Sermon title: 
"What Will Become of His Dreams?"  

Joseph goes from pampered dreamer to slave in a foreign land.



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 85)

O Lord, we gather as your church to worship you this morning. We gather as your children to worship you today. Be gracious to us. Look upon your people with mercy. Forgive our sin and bring us back again, as you have done before.
 
People of God, we gather today, eager to receive God's word to us. May God's unfailing love and truth come together among us on this blessed day as we worship. May God's righteousness and peace surround us. May God pour out goodness upon us, that we may worship and serve him all our days!
 
Amen. Let us worship him now!


Sunday, August 9, 2020
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost 
Worship Leader: Dan Knight
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 37:1-4, 12-28
  • Message  "What Will Become of His Dreams?"
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion and Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Fellowship

Sunday's Scripture Reading







 
Genesis 37:1-4; 12-28 (New Revised Standard Version)
 
 
Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. 2 This is the story of the family of Jacob.
Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long robe with sleeves. 4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him...
 
12 Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem. 13 And Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them." He answered, "Here I am." 14 So he said to him, "Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock; and bring word back to me." So he sent him from the valley of Hebron.
 
He came to Shechem, 15 and a man found him wandering in the fields; the man asked him, "What are you seeking?" 16 "I am seeking my brothers," he said; "tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock." 17 The man said, "They have gone away, for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'"
 
So Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan. 18 They saw him from a distance, and before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him. 19 They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer. 20 Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild animal has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams." 
21 But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, "Let us not take his life." 22 Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him"-that he might rescue him out of their hand and restore him to his father. 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves that he wore; 24 and they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.
 
25 Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels carrying gum, balm, and resin, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. 26 Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers agreed. 28 When some Midianite traders passed by, they drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.


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
Hopewell Middle School Supply Drive

The 2020-2021 school year is just around the corner, and although no one knows exactly what "schooling" will look like this fall, the Hopewell Principal has indicated that many students will still need help with supplies (which can be used at school and/or home). Hopewell Middle School has requested the continued support of RRCC in providing much needed student school supplies, to begin the school year.
 
The Principal and Counselors have met to discuss the most needed items and also provided an approximate quantity needed and the Outreach Team has decided to purchase the supplies rather than request donations of supplies from RRCC members, due to the social distancing measures which continue to be in place. Although we do have a budget for Outreach to expense on events and supplies, we are providing an opportunity for additional donations, should anyone be interested in contributing to this worthy cause.
 
In the three years since we began this project in 2017, we have donated school supplies valued at over $2,000 to the students at Hopewell who need supplies. This year, more than ever, it is important the students have the supplies that they need and are engaged academically and know that they are supported by the community. It will be a school year like never before.

Please consider making a contribution to this project with a check or online contribution marked (Hopewell School Supplies) during any week in July.

Thank you for your help in supporting the students of Hopewell Middle School, with school supplies, in our on-going effort to "embrace our neighbors with Christ-like love"!

The Outreach Team
Janette Johnston, Susan Kessler and Tricia Mouser

Saturating Our Schools With Prayer



Hello dear volunteers,
 
As school is about to begin in some form, shape or fashion in the midst of these uncertain times of COVID-19, we at Education Connection have partnered with Spirit 105.9 to completely saturate our schools, teachers, staff, leadership, and students along with their families with an abundance of prayer.
 
We can do this each and every day. However, this Saturday, August 8th at 9AM., we're inviting everyone to join us as we pray for our schools. Matthew 18:20 says "For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them."
 
Please join us at your local school at 9am, as we all gather together around Austin and surrounding communities to lift up this school year. As you gather on the front steps or entryways of your schools, please stay safe by observing social distancing, wearing your mask and not hugging or holding hands. [Please note that although RRCC is not organizing a group from our church to be present at our neighborhood schools for this event, you are encouraged to be in solidarity with this effort by pausing at 9:00 a.m. to pray from your home or wherever you may be.]
 
If you would like more ides on specific prayer points for students and education decision-makers, click on this link https://www.spirit1059.com/events/262561/


Thank you and be safe!
Amy

Amy Hagen, LMSW
Education Connection Executive Director


Minister Evaluation

In accordance with RRCC's bylaws, a committee has been formed to provide our senior minister with an annual performance review prior to September 1.

All church members are invited to provide input to be included in the process.
 
Please give your comments in writing to any member of the committee. Committee members, as defined in the bylaws, are: Tricia Mouser (immediately past moderator), Linda Glover (moderator), Katherine Cratin (Elder), and Steven Glover (chair, Pastoral Support Committee). We welcome your input as we work together to provide constructive encouragement to Pastor Mitch!

Join Us Tomorrow!

8:30 a.m.
Disciple Mens Breakfast
via Zoom








9:30 a.m.
Handcrafters Zoom Meeting



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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Prayer Updates

Mary Acree -- wound healing

Marilyn Davis -- treatment for swallowing difficulties

Marty Graham -- hospitalized

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 (vascular inflammation that can affect eyesight)

Kazuko Shinomura -- (Kumi's mother) recent back surgery

James Shrader -- (husband of Patti) coronary bypass recovery; in rehab

Amy Tucker -- eye surgery on 8/4 went well

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