Upcoming Events

  • Senior Warden Update on Regathering

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 


    To begin, I want you to know how much I miss you. I miss our lives together, worshiping and supporting one another in person. This five month separation has been so difficult, but I am thankful for what we have been able to do in Christ’s name, and that we will regather soon!


    You may have heard our Youth Group and their families will enjoy a picnic (on the lawn, no food) Eucharist the evening of August 16th. This is the beginning of our outdoor regathering, allowing us to start small and check our processes to make sure we can do it safely. As part of the process, families in attendance will register using an online application called Eventbrite. This will allow us to know who’s present should a Covid-19 case be made known to us. Everyone will be required to wear masks and seating will be social distanced. 


    If everything goes well with this regathering, we will offer an 8 a.m. outdoor worship service the following Sunday 8/23, for up to 50 people who register through Eventbrite. A list of precautions will be provided so you can be prepared in advance. If this service goes well, we will continue early morning outdoor Sunday worship through the end of the month. Once Father Cameron joins us, he will help us decide how to proceed in September. Most likely we will continue to offer the early morning outside service, adding additional services in the Parish Hall with all the doors open and then into the Sanctuary. Virtual church will continue to be available weekly for those not ready to attend in person.


    I am excited to begin regathering, but want to make sure we are doing it safely. Please watch your email, the website and social media for timely information about registering for upcoming Sunday worship. The message will go out after 8/16, when we have a chance to evaluate the outcome of the Youth service. 


    Blessings to you this day, 


    Robin Mueller

    St. Richard’s Senior Warden

  • Picnic Eucharist for Youth Group & Their Families Sunday, August 16, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

    A Picnic Eucharist is scheduled for Youth Group (6-12th graders) and their families August 16 at St. Richard's. Aaron and Gomer Kirk will lead music and Mother Kelly will preside over service. For more information and to RSVP, please register HERE.

  • Text to Receive Our Weekly Email

    We've made joining our weekly newsletter even easier. If you know someone who would like to receive the Saint Richard's weekly e-blast, they may Text to Join by texting SAINTRICHARD to 22828

  • Online Prayer Requests

    You may now securely submit your prayer requests online through our website HERE. Please scan to the bottom of the page where you will find the Prayer Request Form. We update our parish prayer list on a monthly basis, so please let us know in your request if a loved one is to remain for more than a month on the list that is read out during the Sunday service.

  • Father Cameron Introduction

    To view a video introduction of St. Richard's new Rector, Father Cameron, please click HERE

  • Welcome Father Cameron

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


    It is with the greatest pleasure, that I introduce Rev. Cameron Nations as our new Rector! Father Cameron will officially begin his work with us on September 1, but is ready to begin meeting us before that date. Take a look at his story below, and be sure to watch this coming Sunday's (July 19th) morning prayer to watch an introduction video. We are also planning a live virtual event in a few weeks. Father Cameron and his wife Carly will move to the area in mid-August.


    I want to thank our Search Committee and the Vestry of St. Richard's for their generous service in bringing us a new Rector.


    Thanks be to God,


    Robin Mueller, Senior Warden






    Dear St. Richard’s,

     

    My name is Cameron Nations, and I am excited to introduce myself as your next rector!

     

    I currently have the privilege of serving as the Associate Rector for Parish Life and Community Development at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, AL. In this capacity, I’m involved in our parish’s family ministries, working closely with a team of about seven lay ministers on staff who are devoted to providing spiritual formation to the children, youth, young adults, and parents of the parish. 

     

    I also oversee our parish’s outreach and community engagement initiatives, where, in addition to awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in community outreach grants, we do everything from working with numerous homeless shelters in downtown Birmingham to partnering with some of our sister parishes to run food pantries. In 2019, we even helped forgive $8.5 million in oppressive medical debt for over 6,500 households in central Alabama. 

     

    In addition to my role at Saint Luke's, I’m also active in the life of the Diocese of Alabama, serving on multiple diocesan boards— including the board of Camp McDowell, our camp and conference center— and on the boards of other local charitable organizations here in Birmingham. 

     

    My wife Carly teaches 9th and 10th grade English at the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, our county's IB high school. In addition to teaching, Carly also does freelance writing projects for a variety of online and print publications. 

     

    We share our home with three dogs (Arthur, Sophie, and Rupert), and one cat (Mable). 

     

    For fun, I enjoy spending time with Carly and our animals. I like to cook, have friends over for dinner, watch auto racing, read, write, listen to music, ride motorcycles, and get lost in a good podcast or documentary (though usually not all at once). 

     

    Please know that Carly and I have been praying for you and this process for many months, and we are both so grateful that God has brought us here to begin this next chapter in ministry with you. 

     

    It almost goes without saying that these are strange and uncertain times. This moment presents us all with challenges we’ve not faced before, like getting used to wearing masks everywhere or figuring out how to stream and edit worship services— to say nothing of how to live most of our lives on Zoom. Folks are hurting. The bonds of Christian community that carry us in times of trouble have been strained in ways none of us could have imagined only a year ago. We yearn to be together, to celebrate Communion again, to gather like Christians have always gathered since the earliest days of the Church. And still more challenges surely lie ahead.

     

    Yet despite the uncertainty of this moment, I know that God’s great grace and mercy will see us through. We will navigate this new reality together, repeating those words from our Baptism: I will, with God’s help.

     

    Carly and I look forward to joining y’all in Round Rock soon!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Cameron

     

  • Senior Warden Update for June

    To view the most current update from our Senior Warden, please click HERE

  • Episcopal Diocese of Texas Bishop's Statement

    A statement from the Diocese of Texas Bishops regarding the current crisis in our country can be found HERE

  • LEARN, PRAY, ACT

    Our hearts break in the aftermath of the racial violence witnessed across our country and beyond. In an effort to help individuals, communities and congregations during this time, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas has assembled resources for those seeking to LEARN, PRAY and ACT. We encourage you to visit their site HERE

  • Round Rock Area Serving Center June Update

    RRASC continues its drive through food distribution and is assisting large number of individuals with rent, utility and other assistance. The Treasures stores have reopened. Donations of goods are being accepted in the Receiving Driveway from 9am-4pm Mon.-Sat.. If you or someone you know needs assistance please have them contact the Serving Center at 512-244-2431, located at 1099 E. Main Street.


    We Will have our scheduled Parish Workday on Wednesday, July 15th beginning at 9:30 a.m. for those that want to participate, and we will follow all COVID-19 guidelines. Please be sure to wear a mask. Youth and adults are invited to come and help. Volunteer activities vary so please wear work clothes that are comfortable.  Please park next door by the Head Start building and not in the Serving Center lot or in the Trinity Nursing Center lot.


    Individual volunteers needed anytime Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm to help in Receiving and Sorting areas. Just go to Volunteer Breakroom in the main hall way and sign in and make a name tag, ask for a staff member and they will direct you. Any amount of time you give is appreciated!


    The annual Karamu fundraiser will not take place this year. This is a significant loss of funding.  Please pray fully consider making a donation at www.rrasc.org


    Contact Cady Clark at cadyclark@austin.rr.com or 512-791-1025 if you have questions.


    Upcoming Dates This Year: 

    Wednesday, July 15

    Saturday, September 19

    Saturday, November 14

  • St. Richard's Live

    To view our current Sunday services live, please connect Here. We will be streaming our Sunday Morning Prayer service at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.

  • Giving Via St. Richard's Website or Text & Give

    Loose plate giving is a big part of our budget and with in-person Sunday services on hold, the St. Richard's community prayerfully asks you to continue pledging and giving so when this time is over, the church will be financially healthy. You may give via our website Here or an even easier way is to Text and Give. Just enter 73256 in your text number pad, then STRICHARD as the message. You will receive a link to enter payment info. You can select where you would like the funds to go.

  • Connect with your St. Richard's Community via Facebook

    Another way to stay in touch with your St. Richard's community is through Facebook. Please check us out at Here


  • How to Subscribe to the St. Richard's YouTube Site

    To receive notifications of all St. Richard's services posted on YouTube which connects to St. Richard's Live Herebe sure to subscribe.  You will click on the red subscribe button at the top right of the St. Richard's YouTube page and then click on the bell symbol right next to it and check "All". This will allow you to see all posts from St. Richard's on YouTube. Notifications will go to your google account that you use to sign into YouTube. For more information on how to manage your YouTube subscription, please visit this site Here

  • Stay Connected to Family Ministry

    It is such a blessing to see your faces and connect to each other and God's Word in these ways. Feel free to drop in, especially if we haven't seen you in a while. If you have any trouble accessing at the time. please text Mother Kelly at (512) 914-8083.


    For any of the Zoom meetings for Family Ministry, please contact Mother Kelly to be added to the invite list: kelly.jennings@saintrichards.org


    All children: Sundays, 9:15am - Join Mother Kelly for a brief Bible reflection, prayer and singing.


    For children 6-9 yrs: Wednesdays, 2:00pm - Connecting to the love of the Good Shepherd through Bible, liturgy, prayer.


    For children 9-12 yrs: Thursdays, 2:00pm - Connecting to the love of the Good Shepherd through Bible, liturgy, prayer.


  • Update Your Contact Information with St. Richard's

    Is it time to update your information with St. Richard's? If you have any changes to your address, email, phone numbers, please contact Liza Moore at liza.moore@saintrichards.org OR (512) 255-5436.

  • Stay Connected to St. Richard's Youth Ministry

    Sunday Youth Group via Zoom at 4:00 p.m. (Connect Here). Contact Spencer to be added to the invite list: sstocker@saintrichards.org


    In all things, know that God is with you, listening and inviting you to prayerfully consider where He's calling you. Here is an accompanying Devotional for Youth and Families to dive deeper into this idea.


    Please join us in supporting Love, Serve Feed. They continue to serve lunch on Saturdays. Please contact Spencer for more information.


    And lastly, you may join our Youth Reminder Account Here. Responses go straight to Spencer and Hayley, so please send us questions, ideas or prayer requests. It's not a group chat for all to see.

  • Mask Making Efforts

    We have had several inquiries regarding mask making efforts to help local hospitals and other organizations who are faced with possible shortages of this precious commodity. If you would like to assist, I ask that you please email or phone Mary Ann Conkel at maconkel@gmail.com, (512) 925-9758, who will be organizing this effort for the St. Richard's community. 

  • Most Current Information from Bishop Kai Ryan Regarding Covid-19

    For most current information (last updated 3/27/20) from Bishop Kai Ryan regarding Covid-19, please click HERE

  • St. Richard's Covid-19 Update

    For the most up to date information from Bishop Doyle and to view our online Sunday services as well as text for Sunday services, please connect Here

  • Small Group Sign Up

    Small Groups at St. Richard's are an opportunity for individuals to experience deeper Christian community within the life of our parish family. Our desire is for everyone to find and form deep friendships in Christ for mutual pastoral care and spiritual growth. Small Groups also provide opportunities for welcoming newcomers, for evangelism, and for acts of ministry in the parish and in the community. We hope you consider becoming part of a Small Group where together we can build up the body of Christ at St. Richard's. Contact Ron Parry, revronparry@gmail.com, or Chris Norton, chris.norton16@gmail.com,  if you are interested in knowing more about the Small Group ministry at St. Richard's.  You can also register here.

  • Holy Baptism at St. Richard's

    If you are interested in being baptized or have a son or daughter you would like baptized, please sign up online at Holy Baptism Form To prepare for your Baptism or your child's Baptism, contact the clergy of St. Richard's at (512) 255-5436.