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RRCC Notices and Reminders for the Weekend of April 2-4, 2021
This Weekend


Friday, April 2, 2021 
GOOD FRIDAY
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Good Friday Prayer Vigil
7:00 p.m. - Good Friday Service (via Zoom ) Link HERE

Saturday, March 27, 2021
8:00 a.m. - Shalom Congregation (live stream)

Sunday, March 28, 2021 
EASTER SUNDAY
9:45 a.m. - Explorers Sunday School Class (via ZOOM) Link HERE
9:45 a.m. - Open Circle Sunday School Class (via ZOOM) 
11:00 a.m. - Worship Service and Fellowship (via ZOOM) Link HERE
3:00 p.m. - Manantial de Vida (off site)

Zoom Meeting Links and events are available
to view on the RRCC Webpage:



This Sunday in Worship -- April 4, 2021
   

E A S T E R    S U N D A Y

The Resurrection of Our Lord


"When Creation Itself is Set Free"
John 20:1-8 & Acts 10:34-43

 



You can also join the meeting manually at zoom.us/join
using the following meeting ID and password:

Meeting ID: 864 8287 2175
Password: 273770



The Order of Worship for This Sunday



Call to Worship  

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! May his grace and peace be with you. May he fill our hearts with joy. The tomb is empty. The Lord is risen! Christ leads us on the road to life. Sound the trumpets! Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is here! Alleluia!


Sunday, April 4, 2021 mm
THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD
EASTER SUNDAY
Worship Leader: Amy Osteen
Elders: Gary Tucker and Tasha York


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
  • Music Video "All the People Said Amen"
  • Music Video "This is Amazing Grace"
  • Call to Worship/Invocation
  • Passing of the Peace
  • Joys & Concerns
  • Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
  • Music Video - Congregation "Christ the Lord is Risen Today"
  • Scripture: john 20:1-8; Acts 10:34-43
  • Message: "When Creation Itself is Set Free"
  • Music Video - Chancel Choir "He Lives" 
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion
  • Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Fellowship

Scripture Reading



John 20:1-18 (New Revised Standard Version)
 
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 
 
Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.
 
11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him." 
 
14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away." 16 Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni!" (which means Teacher). 
 
17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
 


Acts 10:34-43 (New Revised Standard Version)
 
34 Then Peter began to speak to them: "I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ-he is Lord of all. 
 
37 "That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; 40 but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 
 
42 "He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."


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
Disciple Missions Fund

DISCIPLES MISSION FUND SPECIAL DAY OFFERINGS
 provide an opportunity to highlight specific ministries as part of our faith celebrations. There are six Disciples Mission Fund Special Day Offerings received each year during Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving, and Christmas seasons, plus Reconciliation and Week of Compassion.
 
Your special Easter Offering will support:
  • college students in leadership development programs
  • global mission partners
  • health and social service ministries
  • the formation of new congregations
  • pastors and chaplains
  • ...and so much more!
 
The 2021 Easter Offering will be received on March 28 and April 4. You may give by check or online at www.rrdisciples.org, designating your gift as Easter Offering.
Imagine what God can do when we share our gifts!

Explorers Sunday School Class New Study

Following studying the four gospels, the Explorers are currently winding up their informal study of the ACTS of the Apostles and have elected to next study the book of Romans beginning April 18.
The group will continue to use the John MacArthur Bible Studies series, Romans: Grace, Truth, and Redemption.

Following the four gospels and the Acts (of the Apostles), this epistle is named for its first intended audience, the church in Rome. The author, Paul, was a Roman citizen who was converted on his way to Damascus in 33-34 AD   where he (had) planned to arrest Christians in the city. Rather, Paul immediately began to proclaim the gospel, traveling for three years preaching the good news of Jesus Christ.

He was a learned man who spoke several languages. Born, Saul (Hebrew name), Paul (Greek name) was born close to the time of the birth of Jesus, in Tarsus in Asia Minor (today, Turkey) of Greek parentage. As his father, Paul was a member of the Pharisees, a strict Jewish sect. He studied in Jerusalem under the rabbi, Gamaliel. More than any other man of his day, Paul was relentless in his mission to spread the gospel through much of the Roman Empire during his three missionary journeys around the Mediterranean Sea.
The Explorers class invites all men and women to join them in this journey to explore with Paul and one another. We usually number from eight to twelve each Sunday at 9:45 AM for forty-five minutes of fellowship and study. Mildred Adair facilitates the class. Should you like a study guide, contact Linda Glover to have the book mailed to your home ($10).

RRCC Email Addresses:

info@rrdisciples.org (Molly)
rrcc-office@rrdisciples.org (Molly)
pastormitch@rrdisciples.org (Mitch)
bookkeeper@rrdisciples.org (Gary C.)

Prayer Updates

All who have lost loved ones in recent weeks, including the Graham and Plough families. Rev. Eric Elder's memorial service (virtual) is this Sunday, March 28th at 4 p.m. local time

Mary Acree is recovering from a recent fall

Katherine Cratin's sister Marietta (memory) and brother-in-law Frank (potassium problems)

Nancy Fennimore's sister Joan is battling ALS and consulting with specialists in North Carolina

Rick and Cynthia Guilbeau; Cynthia's father Harold Hubbard

Janette Johnston's mother Billie Johnston, in Alabama, is awaiting surgery

Pam Knight is recuperating at home from recent eye surgery

Jean Bell's son Chris Miller is experiencing some neuropathy in association with cancer treatments

Gary Tucker's brother Gary -- continued strengthening after two recent surgeries

Garvid Wilson -- chemo/immunotherapy treatments continue

Tasha York -- healing and strength for her mother Peggy, who has suffered a number of health challenges and is now living with family 

All who have battled/are battling COVID-19; doctors, nurses, hospital staff and family members caring for them; vaccine researchers, manufacturers, and distributors; vaccination center professionals and volunteers