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Here are your notices & reminders for the weekend of May 8 - May 10 , 2020


This Weekend


F riday, May 8, 2020
7:00 p.m. - Shalom Prayer Meeting (off site)

Sa turday, May 9, 2020
8:00 a.m. - Shalom Congregation (live stream)
8:30 a.m. - Mens Breakfast (via zoom)
9:30 a.m. - Handcrafters (via zoom)
7:00 p.m. - Shalom Event (off site)

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Happy Mother's Day!
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 -- May  10, 2020
   
Scripture:
Acts 7:55-60

"Faithfulness in Adversity"
 
This is the story of the martyrdom of Stephen.
How is the church being persecuted today, 
and how does Christ call us to respond?



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  


Happy Mother's Day!


Disciples Men's Ministry - Let's Do Breakfast!



 
Saturday, May 9, 2020, 8:30 a.m.

Our men will share breakfast and fellowship via zoom tomorrow  morning, May 9, at 8:30 a.m. (our normal time).  The zoom link was emailed to the men on Tuesday, and here it is again, below.  Feel free to forward to friends!
Handcrafters Ministry 



 
Saturday, May 9, 2020, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Handcrafters will meet via  zoom
this Saturday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m.  
Look for an email from Bea Whitley with details.

Hope you'll be able to join us!

The Order of Worship for This Sunday



Call to Worship (adapted from a resource by Katherine Hawker)

The spirit of God calls us this morning, as we "zoom" in from many places. Some of us live in homes with several people; some of us live alone. But we are part of the family of God!

This first full week of May has been different for each of us. Some of us have had happy news we are celebrating; while some of us have faced grief and need to cry. But we are all part of the family of God!

We all have come to worship today seeking God's presence in our lives; and seeking God's presence with each other. Together we become God's family.




T H E   F O U R T H   S U N D A Y   A F T E R   E A S T E R
Worship Leader: Dan Knight
Elders: Gary Tucker & Anna Marie Blair


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/Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
  • Scripture Readings  Acts 7:55-60
  • Message  "Faithfulness in Adversity"
  • Congregational Hymn 
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion and Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Fellowship

Sunday's Scripture Reading--The Murder of Stephen





Acts 7:55-60 (New Revised Standard Version)
 
55  But filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 
56  "Look," he said, "I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!" 
57  But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him. 
58  Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. 
59  While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." 
60  Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he died.
 
RRCC Online Giving

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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
DISCIPLES IDENTITY
Online Course Offered as a Zoom Webinar

Understanding one's denominational context is a core competency for ministers. CCSW Learn: Disciples Identity is a 6-hour course designed to develop that competency. It is primarily designed for Commissioned Ministers seeking to complete their foundational education for ministry. However, lay people and ordained clergy are encouraged to join us. This course will be offered online as a Zoom Webinar. Click on the link to take you to the registration page.
 


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

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!
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RRCC Email Addresses:

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bookkeeper@rrdisciples.org (Gary C.)

Prayer Updates

Joan Heckford -- diagnosed with ALS (sister of Nancy Fennimore)

Perry Mouser has Bell's Palsy but is making a swift recovery

Jim Putnam -- upcoming hip replacement surgery

Gwen Terrell -- sister-in-law of Anna Marie Blair; heart valve surgery and ablation last Friday went very well

Kent Toomey -- outpatient shoulder surgery today

Charles Whitley -- continued recovery from shingles

Skyler David Shoop-York -- grandson of Tas ha and son of TJ and Heather York, arrived 4/27.  Baby and birth mom are doing well.

 

Our Ministries Council and our Guiding Board as they prayerfully assess and decide how we will eventually "return to campus" for worship and other activities. Guiding Board meets this Monday.

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