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RRCC Notices and Reminders for the Weekend of November 6-8, 2020
This Sunday in Worship -- November 8, 2020

"Keep Watch!"
Matthew 25:1-13


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The Order of Worship for This Sunday

Call to Worship (Psalm 78:1-7 Good News Translation)
Listen, my people, to my teaching, and pay attention to what I say. I am going to use wise sayings and explain mysteries from the past, things we have heard and known, things that our ancestors told us.
We will not keep them from our children; we will tell the next generation about the Lord's power and his great deeds and the wonderful things he has done.

He gave laws to the people of Israel and commandments to the descendants of Jacob. He instructed our ancestors to teach his laws to their children, so that the next generation might learn them and in turn should tell their children. In this way they also will put their trust in God and not forget what he has done, but always obey his commandments.

Sunday, November 8, 2020
23rd Sunday After Pentecost
Worship Leader: Tricia Mouser
Elders: Mildred Adair 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
  • Joys & Concerns
  • Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
  • Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
  • Message: "Keep Watch!"
  • Offering Meditation
  • Invitation to Communion
  • Words of Institution
  • Communion Prayers
  • Receiving the Loaf and the Cup
  • Benediction
  • Fellowship

Scripture Reading

Matthew 25:1-13 (New Revised Standard Version)
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 
Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 
When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 
but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 

As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a shout, 'Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' 

Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise replied, 'No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.' 

10 And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. 11 Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us.' 12 But he replied, 'Truly I tell you, I do not know you.' 13 Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

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Congregational Meeting

Annual Congregational Meeting
Following the Morning Worship, November 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


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



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

(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


Your Invitation to Fellowship, Bible Study & More
Ladies, mark your calendar for Monday, November 9, at 9:30 AM, for the next meeting of the Disciples Women's Ministries. In September Mildred Adair shared the story of Ruth and in October Jackie Switzer introduced the story of Esther.

As the only books in the bible named for women they each hold valuable lessons for us today. Each is a historical account vital to the history of the nation of Israel.

The book of Ruth is read by Jews at the Feast of Pentecost, while the book of Esther is read at the Feast of Purim. Recall that Ruth was a Gentile woman from a pagan country who married a Hebrew, while Esther was a young Jewish girl who married a pagan Gentile king. God had a plan for both women.

Facilitator this month, Anna Marie Blair, asks that we come to the meeting with bibles in hand to continue the themes found in these two Old Testament books. The narratives speak to us today through the lives of these two extraordinary women. There is no study guide this month.

Expect a zoom invitation link this week from DWM president, Susan Kessler. We will fellowship from our individual homes via zoom to learn plans for holiday activities and share in this outstanding bible study.

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: (Molly) (Molly) (Mitch) (Gary C.)

Prayer Updates

Mary Acree -- came home from Encompass this week and is recuperating well from fall injuries (hand and tailbone)

Barbara Barnett -- recent hospitalization but now home; heart catheterization next week

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

Paula Pollock -- toe infection

Myra Schuchardt -- blood sugar fluctuations

Rev. Ed Snider -- failing health

Gary Tucker's brother Terry (cancer treatments)