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RRCC Notices and Reminders for the Weekend of November 13-15, 2020
This Sunday in Worship -- November 15, 2020
   
THE 24th SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST


"Multiply the Gifts You Have"
Matthew 25:14-30

 



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Password: 273770



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The Order of Worship for This Sunday



Call to Worship (from Psalm 90 -- New Living Translation)

Lord, through all the generations you have been our home! Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.

For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours.
You sweep people away like dreams that disappear. They are like grass that springs up in the morning. In the morning it blooms and flourishes, but by evening it is dry and withered.

Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away.
Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. Eternal God, we worship you today



Sunday, November 15, 2020
24th Sunday After Pentecost
Worship Leader: Susan Kessler
Elders: Steven Glover 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
  • Call to Worship/Invocation
  • Passing of the Peace
  • Thanksgiving offering for Disciples schools-checking in with the Bethany College president
  • Joys & Concerns
  • Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
  • Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
  • Message: "Multiply the Gifts You Have"
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion
  • Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Congregational Meeting

Scripture Reading




Matthew 25:14-30 (New Revised Standard Version)

 

For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 
15 to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 
16 The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. 
17 In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. 
18 But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.

 

19 After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. 20 Then the one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, 'Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.' 21 His master said to him, 'Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.' 22 And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, 'Master, you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.' 23 His master said to him, 'Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'

 

24 Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, 'Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.' 

 

26 But his master replied, 'You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents. 29 For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 30 As for this worthless slave, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'



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
Congregational Meeting




Annual Congregational Meeting
 
Following the Morning Worship, 
THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 15, 2020
 
 


The annual meeting of the Congregation on November 15, will offer several opportunities to look into 2021 life of Round Rock Christian, beginning with a brief state of the Congregation from moderator, Linda Glover. The agenda includes two especially important votes, that of the elected leadership and the annual budget for the coming year.
 
The slate of leadership will be presented for vote by Susan Kessler who chaired the Nominating Committee that included Mildred Adair, Diane Breeding, Kent Toomey with the moderator and senior minister as ex-officios. The slate of leaders includes members of the Guiding Board as well as the assistant financial secretary, the assistant treasurer, three incoming elders, and twelve incoming deacons. Nominations may be presented as "write in" via email to Mrs. Kessler, providing the person nominating has secured the approval of the nominee.
 
The proposed budget will be presented by treasurer, Gary Collier on behalf of the ad hoc Budget Review Team who served with Gary, including Darlia Hunt, Irene Jenkins, Lisa Breeding, Dan Knight, Kent Toomey and Linda Glover, ex-officio. This balanced budget for vote includes continuing set asides of three months operating expenses and replacement reserves.
 
Perry Mouser, chair of the Reopening Task Force will provide current plans for returning to the sanctuary. Pastor Mitch Maxted will conclude the meeting with prayer.

PLEASE NOTE: The proposed slate of officers and proposed budget for vote on November 15, is posted in the Members Resources tab of the website in a special file named November 2020 Congregational Meeting


Nominations


ELECTION OF 2021 LEADERS - NOVEMBER 15
      
Please note that there were a couple of errors on the slate in the November 3 newsletter. The errors were in the list of Elders. The errors have been amended and the list below and online is correct.

The following slate of RRCC leaders for 2021 will be presented to the congregation at its November 15 annual meeting. The slate has been endorsed by the Guiding Board. Many thanks to all who are willing to serve, and to the Nominating Committee: Mildred Adair, Diane Breeding, Kent Toomey, Susan Kessler (chair), Rev. Mitch Maxted (ex officio) and Linda Glover (ex officio). It is traditional to offer the membership the opportunity to offer write-in candidates providing the person whose name is being suggested has been contacted, and is eligible and willing to serve in the specific office.  Should you wish to nominate a person please forward the name and office to Susan Kessler, chair of nominating committee, prior to Friday, November 13.





Moderator: Dan Knight                               
Vice Moderator: Gary Tucker                             
Treasurer: Gary Collier                              
Assistant Treasurer: Darlia Hunt                               
Financial Secretary: Irene Jenkins                           
Assistant Financial Secretary: Phyllis  Wilson    
1st year Trustee (through 2022): Kent Toomey        
2nd year Trustee (through 2021): Melba Claymon  
Property Chair: Perry Mouser                           
Personnel Chair: Steve Osteen     


Deacon (through 2022):
Mildred Adair
Jean Bell
Emmiline Greene
Bob Jenkins  
Carolyn Mehlow
Roger Cratin
Jennifer Kienzle
Liz Maybaum
Paul Maybaum
Deborah Roberts
Amy Tucker
Charles Whitley


Elders and year term ends:
Pam Knight (2023)
Steve Osteen (2023) 
Jill Toomey (2023)


Deacon (through 2021):
Gary Tucker 
(filling unexpired term)

Junior Deacons (through 2021):
Andrew Hardt
Kameron Kienzle
Justin Pollock

                         

CONTINUING POSITIONS:


Elder (through 2021):
Katherine Cratin
Judy Jocoy
Tasha York
Elder (through 2022):
Barbara Barnett 
Anna Marie Blair
Steven Glover



Deacons
(through 2021):


1. Diane Breeding
2. John Claymon
3. Melba Claymon
4. Edie Heuss
5. Jim Kessler
6. Susan Kessler 
7. Mike Kelley
8. Sally Kelley
9. Tara Pollock 
10.Kent Toomey


DMM and Handcrafters
 

Join us for:


The Disciple Mens Breakfast
Saturday, November 14, 2020
8:30 p.m.




Handcrafters Ministry
Saturday, November 14, 2020
8:30 p.m.
Link HERE


   

Thanksgiving Offering







Disciples Mission Fund Special Day Offerings provide an opportunity to highlight specific ministries as part of our faith celebrations. There are four Disciples Mission Fund Special Day Offerings received each year during Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving, and Christmas seasons.
 
From the very beginnings of the movement, Disciples have founded institutions of higher learning, encouraging students in their intellectual pursuits. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is still committed to higher education.
 
On November 15 and 22, Disciples churches across the US and Canada will collect the Thanksgiving Offering, supporting 15 Disciples colleges and universities and 7 seminaries and theological institutions. Three are in Texas: Brite Divinity School, Jarvis Christian College, and Texas Christian University. This year, our higher education institutions are facing unprecedented challenges. Even as they work diligently to ensure safe and healthy learning environments, the financial realities faced by many of our schools bring added stress to students, faculty and staff. They need our support now, more than ever.
 
This November, please give generously to this year's Thanksgiving offering, continuing our tradition of developing leaders for our communities and the Church. Your gifts make a world of difference as Disciples continue our legacy of supporting education and our institutions of higher learning.

RRCC Email Addresses:

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

Prayer Updates

Mary Acree -- recuperating well from fall injuries (hand and tailbone) but dealing with ongoing fall risk 

Barbara Barnett -- heart catheterization this week went well; recuperating at home

Cynthia Guilbeau -- healing well after hip surgery; her father Harold Hubbard is receiving care from HospiceAustin.

Mary Heeney -- now recuperating in skilled care facility 

Liz Maybaum -- continued healing from broken shoulder

Myra Schuchardt -- blood sugar fluctuations

James Shrader -- follow-up cardiac procedure was successful

Rev. Ed Snider -- passed away Nov. 10th. Prayers for daughter Mary and son Eddie, Jr. Graveside service next Tuesday morning in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Gary Tucker's brother Terry (cancer treatments)

Lisa Walker -- kidney biopsy on 11/10

Garvid Wilson -- lung biopsy scheduled for this coming Monday