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RRCC Notices and Reminders for the Weekend of November 27-29, 2020
This Weekend


Friday, November 27, 2020
Native American Heritage Day

Saturday, November 28, 2020
8:00 a.m. - Shalom Congregation (live stream)

Sunday, November 29, 2020
1st Sunday of Advent
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)

Events are available to view on the RRCC Webpage:



This Sunday in Worship -- November 29, 2020
   
THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


"Keep Awake!"
Mark 12:24-37

 



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



New Worship Zoom Link





Our new Meeting ID and passcode are:

Meeting ID: 864 8287 2175
Password: 273770


The  NEW  link is: 

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The Order of Worship for This Sunday



Call to Worship 
(Adapted from an Advent resource by Ann Siddall)

 

As we come to the end of a challenging and exhausting year, we long to begin again. We spread out a purple cloth, read again the ancient scriptures, and light a candle in the darkness to celebrate a visitation.

 

Though in our own homes, we gather as the church to declare our intention to live as if the greatest gift in the world were about to be placed into our hands

and as if the Giver has understood our deepest needs, our most heartfelt prayers.

 

Like Mary, may we be surprised by our calling; like Simeon and Anna, may the years increase our faith; like sleepy shift workers on a hillside, may our eyes be opened; like Joseph may we listen to our dreams; for this season requires our openness and trust.

 

There is a Presence in our world that asks to be seen, who will stay awake?


 

There is a coming to our world that seeks a welcome, who will offer hospitality? Even now Jesus Christ is moving towards us. Let us worship him!




Sunday, November 29, 2020
1st Sunday of Advent
Worship Leader: Steve Osteen
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
  • "Angels from the Realms of Glory"
  • Call to Worship/Invocation
  • Passing of the Peace
  • Joys & Concerns
  • Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
  • Symbol of the Season
  • Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46
  • Message: "Keep Awake!"
  • "Celtic Christmas Lullaby"
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion
  • Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Fellowship

Scripture Reading




Mark 13:24-37 (New Revised Standard Version)
 
24 "But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light,
25 and the stars will be falling from heaven,
    and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

26 Then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in clouds' with great power and glory. 27 Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

28 "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

32 "But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. 

34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. 35 Therefore, keep awake-for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, 36 or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake."


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Address your envelope to:
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Round Rock Christian Church
22 Chalice Way
Round Rock, TX 78665
RRCC Email Addresses:

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Prayer Updates

Mary Acree -- recuperating well from fall injuries but dealing with ongoing fall risk 

Katherine Cratin -- recuperating after sinus surgery last week

Cynthia Guilbeau -- father Harold Hubbard is receiving care from HospiceAustin. 

Susan Jett family -- Susan passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 13th

Tricia Mouser -- new infusion treatments for rheumatoid arthritis 

Chris Pollock -- CT scan last week came back normal

James Shrader -- continued healing and strengthening from bypass surgery and  follow-up procedure

Rev. Ed Snider -- graveside service was last week in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Gary Tucker's brother Terry (cancer treatments)

Lisa Walker -- kidney biopsy on 11/10; awaiting results

Garvid Wilson -- lung biopsy 11/16; will consult with oncologist