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Here are your notices & reminders for the weekend of July 17 - July 19 , 2020


This Weekend


F riday, July 17, 2020
10:00 a.m. - Vision Advisory Committee

Sa turday, July 18, 2020
8:00 a.m. - Shalom Congregation (live stream)

Sunday, July 19, 2020
Seventh 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)
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 -- July  19, 2020
   
T H E    S 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: 
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Sermon title: 
"The Patient Gardener"  

Our perfect, just God is also patient.
Our eagerness to "pull weeds" or to correct   a situation can sometimes  lead us away from the work of the kingdom.




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   

Let us gather within the covenant of love which binds us to God and one another.

Let us gather at the table of the Lord to celebrate with thanksgiving the saving acts and presence of Christ. 

Let us gather to remember our baptism into Christ by which we enter into newness of life and are made one with the whole people of God.

Let us gather to worship the maker of heaven and earth to whom be blessing and glory and honor forever!


Sunday, July 19, 2020
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost  
Worship Leader: Liz Maybaum
Elders: Katherine Cratin & Barbara Barnett

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: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
  • Message  "The Patient Gardener"
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion and Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Fellowship

Sunday's Scripture Reading







 
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43  (New Revised Standard Version)
 
The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat
24  He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 
25  but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 
26  So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 
27  And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?' 
28  He answered, 'An enemy has done this.' The slaves said to him, 'Then do you want us to go and gather them?' 
29  But he replied, 'No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 
30  Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.'"
 
Jesus Explains the Parable of the Weeds
36  Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field." 
37  He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 
38  the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 
39  and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 
40  Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 
41  The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 
42  and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 
43  Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!
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
 
Guiding Board Meeting Monday, July 20, 2020
 
The July meeting of the Guiding Board is scheduled on July 20, via zoom. Each monthly Board agenda includes an opportunity for congregation communication.  Please contact Linda Glover, moderator via email or phone should you wish to address the board or forward written comments.

Minister's 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 no later than July 21st.  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!

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

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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.)

Congratulations, Bryan and Haleigh Camarillo!













Congratulations to newlyweds Bryan and Haleigh Camarillo, who were married in Connecticut last weekend. In the photo on the right, the happy groom is flanked by father Rudy and brother David. God bless Bryan and Haleigh in their life together!

Prayer Updates

Mary Acree -- wound healing, fatigue

Jean Bell's sister Margie -- hospitalized with hip fracture (fell)

Anna Marie Blair -- preaching at Richland Springs this Sunday

Mary Collier -- recent COVID-19 test came back negative

Marty Graham -- hospitalized since last Friday

Cynthia Guilbeau -- defibrillator repair procedure today

Rilda Scarborough -- giant cell arteritis (vascular inflammation that can affect eyesight)

James Shrader -- (husband of Patti) coronary bypass recovery; possible post-op stroke; will need rehab

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