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Here are your notices & reminders for the weekend of July 10 - July 12 , 2020


This Weekend


F riday, July 10, 2020
It's a GREAT Day!

Sa turday, July 11, 2020
8:00 a.m. - Shalom Congregation (live stream)
8:30 a.m. - Disciple Mens Breakfast (via ZOOM)
9:30 a.m. - Handcrafters (via ZOOM)

Sunday, July 12, 2020
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
9:45 a.m. - Explorers Sunday School Class (via zoom)
10:00 a.m. - Open Circle Sunday School Class (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 -- July  12, 2020
   
T H E    S I X T H    S U N D A Y
A F T E R    P E N T E C O S T

Scripture: 
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Sermon title: 
"Nurturing Good Growing Conditions"  

How can we partner with God, the great sower, to position seed for maximum growth and productivity?



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 the gospel lesson for the day)

Let us gather in God's presence with expectation, hungry for an encounter with our Lord. We are eager to hear the Word.
 
May our eyes and ears be opened to the presence of the Holy Spirit. May the seeds of the Word be scattered among us this morning, and fall on fertile soil.

May they take root in our hearts and lives, and produce an abundant harvest  of good words and deeds.

Let us worship God with joy and gladness today.


Sunday, July 12, 2020
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost  
Worship Leader: Susan Kessler
Elders: Katherine Cratin & Barbara Barnett


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
  • Music Video
  • Call to Worship/Invocation
  • Passing of the Peace
  • Children's Message
  • Joys & Concerns
  • Reflections on Prayer
  • Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
  • Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
  • Message  "Nurturing Good Growing Conditions"
  • Music Video - "In Remembrance of Me," Chancel Choir
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion and Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Fellowship

Sunday's Scripture Reading







 
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (New Revised Standard Version)
 
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 
Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 
And he told them many things in parables, saying: "Listen! A sower went out to sow. 
And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 
Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. 
But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 
Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 
Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 
Let anyone with ears listen!" . . .
 
18  "Hear then the parable of the sower. 
19  When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 
20  As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 
21  yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. 
22  As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 
23  But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty."
 

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
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Disciple Men's Breakfast

Saturday, July 11, 2020 -- 8:30 a.m.
 
Disciples Men will meet this Saturday morning via zoom for their monthly fellowship breakfast. Grab your coffee and your grub and zoom on in via your device.
 
The link was emailed to you on Thursday morning. Feel free to share the link with others. The more the merrier!


Handcrafters Ministry

Saturday, July 11, 2020 -- 9:30 a.m.
 
It's time once again for the women to get together via zoom for their monthly Handcrafters meeting. Use the emailed zoom link.
 
"A Stitch and a Prayer
to Embrace our Neighbors with Christ-like love!"

DWM

FOR ALL RRCC LADIES - JOIN US ON MEMORY LANE!

Join us on Monday, July 13, at 10:00am for a "just for fellowship" get-together via Zoom. And because we're in the midst of summer, it'll be fun to share some of our favorite summertime memories.

Join Our Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88027763361?pwd=eFJVM1BTbUtDWTZFUmVhM1RMTi9ZUT09
 
Meeting ID: 880 2776 3361
Password: 999864
Whether or not you usually join us for our monthly DWM meetings, you are a Disciples Woman and we'd love to see you on Zoom on July 13!

 
Feel free to share the link with others. The more the merrier!

Hopewell Middle School Supply Drive

T he 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

Guiding Board

Guiding Board Meeting Monday, July 20, 2020

The Guiding Board meets this coming Monday, July 20, via zoom. Each monthly Board agenda includes communication from the congregation.  Please contact Linda Glover via email or phone should you wish to address the board or forward written comments.

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We can be found on:
Twitter as  @ChurchRound
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

Mary Acree -- wound healing, fatigue

Anna Marie Blair -- preaching opportunities this Sunday and next

Rudy Camarillo -- son Bryan (Haleigh) will be married tomorrow in Connecticut. Rudy and son David are there now. 

Mary Collier -- recent COVID-19 test

Linda Glover -- recent pain management procedures 

Cynthia Guilbeau -- upcoming defibrillator procedure

Gwen Jackson -- AFib and adjusting to medication

Carleigh Krop -- continued monitoring for fluid around heart (great granddaughter of Bea and Charles Whitley)

James Shrader -- (husband of Patti) coronary bypass surgery on Monday; prep procedures today

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