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Here are your notices & reminders for the weekend of June 5 - June 7 , 2020


This Weekend


F riday, June 5, 2020
Happy Friday!

Sa turday, June 6, 2020
8:00 a.m. - Shalom Congregation (live stream)

Sunday, June 7, 2020
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 -- June  7, 2020
   
T H E   F I R S T   S U N D A Y
A F T E R   P E N T E C O S T

Scripture: 
Acts 27:21-44

Sermon title: 
"Get Me Out of This Boat"  
Rev. Katherine Cratin, preaching



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  
 
God calls us out of our isolation to connect in a new way with our sisters and brothers in this community of faith. 
God calls us out of our confusion to speak to us from the Word and to inspire us by the Spirit.
God calls us out of our sin to cleanse us through the Son and to enhance our lives with beauty and service. 
Let us worship God today!



Sunday, June 7, 2020
The 1st Sunday following Pentecost  
Worship Leader: Linda Glover
Delivering the Message: Rev. Katherine Cratin
Elders: Barbara Barnett & Mildred Adair


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: Act 27:21-44
  • Message  "Get Me Out of This Boat!"
  • Praise Song 
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion and Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Fellowship

Pastor Maxted on R&R June 3-9



The Guiding Board approved the recommendation to grant time away from pastoral duties to Pastor Mitch Maxted this coming week. The Board, along with the Elders and Pastoral Support Team, commend Pastor Mitch for his 24/7 commitment to the welfare of the congregation during the past two and a half months of the uncertainties of the novel coronavirus. 
The entire congregation is grateful for the love and devotion he showers on us and for his faithfulness to Father, Son
and
Holy Spirit.

Pastor Mitch led the transition from services at our 22 Chalice Way campus to gathering via ZOOM. From the closing weeks of Lent, through Holy Week and Easter, and to Pentecost Sunday on May 31, the congregation has gathered to worship, fellowship, pray and reach out to others beyond the greater Round Rock area. During that period there have been fourteen (14) opportunities to worship and fellowship remotely. Routine weekly activities have continued as the Les Misérables study, the Elders prayer journey, Caring Hearts Wednesday prayer group, the choir, and adult Sunday school classes regrouped and remain active. Leadership teams (Board, Ministries Council, Elders, Pastoral Support) maintain their schedules and a Reopening Task Force formed.

Thank you, Pastor Mitch, for your leadership in these unprecedented times. You have kept the church, known as Round Rock Christian, spiritually alive and well. We continue to worship, serve, and grow as you provide opportunities to strengthen our purpose and identity, both as a congregation and individually. We have experienced love in new ways. We love you and wish you a relaxing time away from us to be with your family.

During the period June 3-9, all activities of the congregation will continue on schedule. Should you have any needs or communication with our church, please contact Moderator Linda Glover (512-924-1440) or Head Elder Gary Tucker (512-585-4394).


Sunday's Scripture Reading







 
  Acts 27:21-44  (New Revised Standard Version)
 
21 Since they had been without food for a long time, Paul then stood up among them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and thereby avoided this damage and loss. 

22 I urge you now to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.  23 For last night there stood by me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship,  24 and he said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before the emperor; and indeed, God has granted safety to all those who are sailing with you.'  25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.  26 But we will have to run aground on some island."
27 When the fourteenth night had come, as we were drifting across the sea of Adria, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land.  28 So they took soundings and found twenty fathoms; a little farther on they took soundings again and found fifteen fathoms.  29 Fearing that we might run on the rocks, they let down four anchors from the stern and prayed for day to come.  30 But when the sailors tried to escape from the ship and had lowered the boat into the sea, on the pretext of putting out anchors from the bow,  31 Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved."  32 Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat and set it adrift.
33 Just before daybreak, Paul urged all of them to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have been in suspense and remaining without food, having eaten nothing.  34 Therefore I urge you to take some food, for it will help you survive; for none of you will lose a hair from your heads."  35 After he had said this, he took bread; and giving thanks to God in the presence of all, he broke it and began to eat.  36 Then all of them were encouraged and took food for themselves.  37 (We were in all two hundred seventy-six persons in the ship.)  38 After they had satisfied their hunger, they lightened the ship by throwing the wheat into the sea.
39 In the morning they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned to run the ship ashore, if they could.  40 So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea. At the same time they loosened the ropes that tied the steering-oars; then hoisting the foresail to the wind, they made for the beach.  41 But striking a reef, they ran the ship aground; the bow stuck and remained immovable, but the stern was being broken up by the force of the waves.  42 The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, so that none might swim away and escape;  43 but the centurion, wishing to save Paul, kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and make for the land,  44 and the rest to follow, some on planks and others on pieces of the ship. And so it was that all were brought safely to land.

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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.
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Financial Secretary
Round Rock Christian Church
22 Chalice Way
Round Rock, TX 78665
Pentecost Special Offering



Celebrating 1,000 New Churches... and Counting! In 2001 the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) embraced a bold vision: to start 1,000 new churches in 1,000 different ways by the year 2020. And we did it! We started 1,000 new churches... and counting! 

Today, we have welcomed 1,034+ new faith communities into the Church. The Table around which we gather has grown in language, diversity, and life experience. Our church has been transformed by the movement of the Holy Spirit and an audacious vision to start new churches. Celebrating 1,000 new churches... and counting! Courageous leaders have answered the call to grow the Disciples family through the new church movement. They have given their hearts to reaching the underserved, welcoming new neighbors, and creating communities of love. And we, as a church, have committed to supporting those who have stepped out in faith to start new churches. We celebrate these brave leaders and recommit to continuing to support their call. Because, together, we started 1,000 new churches... and counting! 

Participate in the 2020 Pentecost Offering. Express your gratitude for what God has done and contribute to the continued work of starting more churches. Each year, half of what you give stays in your Region to support and sustain new churches near you. The second half helps train, equip, assist, and nurture leaders across the United States and Canada through New Church Ministry programs. 

Your gift to the Pentecost Offering will help the movement continue. Celebrating 1,000 new churches... and counting! For more Pentecost Offering resources, including a brief video, visit:



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Prayer Updates

Marilyn Davis was admitted to Baylor Scott and White on Thursday for a-fib.

Mildred Adair's grandson Austin Adair had Tommy John surgery in Houston and it went very well.

Darlia Hunt will had an area of skin cancer removed this week.

Carleigh Krop is recovering from heart surgery (great granddaughter of Bea and Charles Whitley).

Katie Maybaum fell and broke her ankle in two places last week.

Jim Putnam had hip replacement surgery last week.

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