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Here are your notices & reminders for the weekend of March 13 - March 15 , 2020


This Weekend


F riday, March 13, 2020
Have a great day!

Saturday, March 14, 2020
8:00am - Shalom Congregation this week
8:30am - Disciple Men's Breakfast & Work Project
9:30am - Handcrafters Ministry
9:30am - Landscaping Work Project begins

Sunday, March 15, 2020
THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT 
9:30am - Sunday School
10:30am - Fellowship and Coffee
11:00am - Worship
12:15pm - Hop into Easter Meeting
12:15pm - Elders Meeting
12:15pm - Lunch Bunch at Pok-e-Jo's
3:00pm -  Manantial de Vida (Spring of Life)

Events are available to view on the RRCC Webpage:


 
A Message from Rev. Maxted

RRCC members and friends--
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. 

With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, around the world and here in the U.S., I just wanted to reach out to you to let you know your church leadership is in the process of prayerfully considering the best responses we can make to this challenge.  Our Elders will meet on Sunday, and our Guiding Board will meet on Monday. This health concern will be an important agenda item during both meetings. 

In the meantime, please note:
  • Special communications and cancellation notifications will be sent out via email (you will receive them the same way you receive our Tuesday newsletter and our Friday "Reminders.") Those without email will receive telephone calls and/or hard copy "snail mail" communications.
  • A large percentage of our RRCC worshipers--age 60 and older--are considered higher risk by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But no matter what your age, do not feel pressured to attend worship or any other church-related event, even if you are scheduled to have some responsibility. If possible, let me or Gary Tucker (elders) or Jennifer Kienzle (deacons) know in advance if you know you'll be absent from worship.
  • Expect some changes in fellowship and worship. You will be discouraged from physical contact. Offering and communion will likely be altered. 
  • Remember, by taking care of yourself, you're taking care of others. While being loving, be smart and careful. This is a serious situation, but, thanks be to God, it is temporary. 
God remains good and God remains faithful at all times and in all places. 
Peace in Christ,
Pastor Mitch
Do not worry about anything, but in everything 
by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving 
let your requests be made known to God.   Philippians 4:6

"Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrows, 
it empties today of its strength."  Corrie Ten Boom

 
A Message from Our Regional Minister and President, 
the Rev. Dr. Andy Mangum

Round Rock Christian Church is a part of the CCSW--the Christian Church in the Southwest. Our region includes the states of New Mexico and Texas, plus the panhandle of Oklahoma. We are blessed to have Andy Mangum serving as our Regional Minister and President. Please take a few minutes to watch his encouraging videotaped message regarding the coronavirus. Click this link:


I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9

 
This Sunday at RRCC --  March 15, 2020

Sermon messages throughout the six Sundays in Lent
will be inspired by Matt Rawle's book
The Grace of Les Miserables.
For the Third Sunday in Lent:

"The Poor Are Always With You:
The Story of Fantine"
Matthew 25:44-45

Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch will be
meeting at
Pok-e-Jo's
this Sunday after Worship.  
All are welcome!

Saturday Events

Men, we are meeting at Tio Dan Puffy Tacos N Fish for breakfast at 8:30, then heading over to the church for the landscaping project.  Remember to bring gloves, shovels, and trimming tools if you have them.

Ladies, you are invited to join the Handcrafters this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Open Circle room. 


RRCC Office

Molly will be out of the office
Monday, March 16 -
Friday, March 20.

Hop Into Easter Organizational Meeting

Immediately following worship this Sunday, there will be a quick organizational and
brainstorming task force meeting. Bring your ideas or just your "bunny ears" to learn more about the event. In the meantime, LOTS of candy will be needed for the egg hunt. If you can bring a bag of individually wrapped small candies (or several!), please put them in the donation area in the Welcome Center. 
(NOTE: no chocolate, please!).

Hop Into Easter is scheduled for Sat., April 4, from 9:30-11:00am.

RRCC Outdoor Beautification Project

Men, weather permitting, your help is needed this Saturday following our monthly breakfast. We plan to transplant the 3 "butterfly bushes" currently planted in the planter bed along the main pathway into the church to the 3 new planter boxes located on the east side of the Sanctuary building. 

We will need 2 teams of approximately 3-4 men to make this a quick job but more importantly, to save backs by sharing the work load.
  • Team 1 will need to place supplied cardboard as a weed stop in the new planter boxes and dig holes for the bushes to be placed in.  
  • Team 2 will need to trim the bushes back to approximately 4' high, place the trimmings in the trash dumpster and dig up the bush root balls.  

Please bring shovels, trimming tools and gloves for the project.  If you have any questions, please contact Perry Mouser for more information.

Lenten Devotional

Here's an opportunity to view/download
a free Lenten daily devotional resource:

  (Just click on this link)

You can also access this resource through our church homepage 
by clicking on the button "2020 LENTEN DEVOTIONAL"
Sign Up To Serve

Please Sign Up to Serve in 2020!  You can access the Sign Up Genius pages from the RRCC Website under the  " Member Resources" tab!
March Pantry Focus: Sugar

This is "Sugar" month at RRCC. 
Let's load our food pantry tub in the Welcome Center to overflowing each Sunday! Your donations of SUGAR (or cash or check designated for the Round Rock Area Serving Center) will help stock empty shelves and feed hungry neighbors in our community.
 
Mark your shopping list every week for the
Round Rock Area Serving Center.

RRCC on Social Media
  
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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 Requests

Darlia Hunt's daughter Debra -- upcoming oral surgery

Chris Miller -- infusion treatments (Jean Bell's son)

Billie Johnston -- health issues (Janette's mother)

Mana Maxted -- mononucleosis

Mitch Maxted -- continued healing from gum grafts 

Dorothy Sue Simpson -- (sister-in-law of Marilyn Davis) injured in auto accident--multiple fractures, healing well

Kent Toomey -- shoulder surgery March 25

TJ and Heather York as they prepare to adopt Skyler David York when he is born (pregnancy complications)

All who are impacted by COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) worldwide