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Here are your notices & reminders for the weekend of March 27 - March 29 , 2020


This Weekend


F riday, March 27, 2020
Day 27 of the 40 days of Lent. Day 3 of STAY HOME STAY SAFE in Austin/Round Rock and beyond

Saturday, March 28, 2020
11am -- practice run for Zoom worship 

Sunday, March 29, 2020
THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT 
9:30am - O pen Circle -- via ZOOM 
9:30am - Elplorers Class -- via ZOOM
11:00am - Worship -- via ZOOM
1:00pm -- Ministries Council -- via ZOOM

Events are available to view on the RRCC Webpage:


 
Join Us For Worship Via Zoom on Sunday Morning!


This Sunday at RRCC --  March 29, 2020

Sermon messages throughout the six Sundays in Lent
are inspired by Matt Rawle's book
The Grace of Les Miserables.
This Sunday--
"Building the Barricade: The Story of Les Amis"
Matthew 5:43-49

 
A Message from Rev. Maxted

Dear RRCC members and friends,

I pray this "Notices and Reminders" email finds you and yours safe and well, and I look forward to seeing you on my computer screen on Sunday morning as we worship once again via the Zoom video conferencing tool.   

Gary Collier will host our worship service (orchestrate the Zoom controls). Linda Glover will serve as our Worship Leader, and the elders at the communion table will be Jackie Switzer and Anna Marie Blair. There will be a few minutes at the end of the service for fellowship, which means that everyone will be unmuted at that point.

You'll find the link to join the worship service in the box immediately above this one. Also, we'll re-send the link in another email shortly before worship beings on Sunday morning (around 10:30 a.m.). Use either one to connect to worship. They will be identical.

Also, I encourage you to take advantage of the helpful information provided below regarding shopping for groceries, as well as accessing updated information from the Austin Regional Clinic. Just click on the links.

See you on Sunday!
Peace in Christ,
Pastor Mitch

For surely I know the plans I have for you, 
says the Lord, plans for your welfare 
and not for harm, 
to give you a future with hope. 
Jeremiah 29:11

Remember Those Who Can't Have visitors--

The following RRCC members are unable to have visitors at the present time (even their own immediate family members). They'd love to receive a call or a card from you!

Marilyn Davis
The Oaks
3720 Williams Drive, Apt. 213
Georgetown, TX 78628

Bea Sherry
Provident Crossings
1950 South AW Grimes Blvd, Apt. 347
Round Rock, TX 78664

Ed Snider
Park Bend Health Center, Rm. 212
2122 Park Bend Drive
Austin, TX 78758

Helpful Guidance On Groceries During the Pandemic

Even while faithfully following the STAY HOME STAY SAFE guidelines, we still need to eat! Obtaining groceries--whether that's in-store, curbside pick up, or home delivery--all carry some risk of contamination with the coronavirus. Click on the link below to view a 13-minutes view on how to greater reduce your risk of contamination in obtaining food. The presenter is a Michigan physician. 



Austin Regional Clinic Offers COVID-19 Information  

You can find a wealth of information on ARC's special coronavirus page. Click on the link below and you'll find a wide assortment of links to specific topics. 


 
Caring Hearts Prayer Warriors

Our prayer warriors, clockwise:
Martha Nichols, Rilda Scarborough, Charles Scarborough, Anna Marie Blair, Rev. Maxted, and Gwen Jackson. Not pictured: Katherine Cratin. 
Photo taken March 27, 2019.
For many years, a faithful group of RRCC members have gathered at the church on Wednesday afternoons to pray. These prayer warriors pray for our members, their families, our neighborhood, our nation, and our world. 

They continue to meet on Wednesday afternoons, but through Zoom video conference (just like we're doing worship now). Let Rev. Maxted know if you'd like to "Zoom in" to pray with them at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. 

Lloyd and Marilyn Davis prayed faithfully with our Caring Hearts team for many years. In fact, Marilyn was the one who named this ministry "Caring Hearts." Many others have participated over the years as well.

RRCC Online Giving  

Stay tuned for information on how you
can give  to RRCC via the internet ...
details to follow soon! 

Here's Another Way to Help the Round Rock Area Serving Center

Here's a free, easy, and important way to help the Serving Center's Food Pantry:

"We are in need of plastic bags. We are going to leave purple barrels in front of the Furniture Store (west side of the building)* to collect your bags. You can just drive by, toss your bags in and drive off. You will not have to get out of your car.

*ADDRESS: 1099 East Main St, Round Rock

Thank you so much for your help."

If you want to send a check in place of your weekly food donations, you can mail it to:

Round Rock Area Serving Center
P. O. Box 5006
Round Rock, TX 78683

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!
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

All who are impacted by COVID-19 worldwide (the sick, health care professionals, and the essential service people who must continue to work even during our STAY HOME STAY SAFE time)

All who have had to delay surgeries and other medical, dental, and vision appointments 

Residents of nursing homes and other retirement complexes who are currently unable to receive personal visits from anyone, even their immediate family members.

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

Mana Maxted -- mononucleosis

Charles Whitley -- shingles

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