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Castle Rock FUMC Worship Info for 6.16.24

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8:30 a.m. Outdoor Chapel

10. a.m. Modern Service

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Liturgical Sunday: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Red

Sunday's Scripture Reading: Mark 11:22-25

Preaching: Rev. Matt Franks

View the Gospel of Mark Reading Plan for the next month here

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Daily Scripture Readings

For the next month read along with us the Gospel of Mark.

June 17th: 11:1-11

June18th: 11:12-33

June 19th: 12:1-17

June 20th: 12:18-27

June 21st: 12:28-44


Quote & Prayer of the Week

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


Lord, I bow my heart before You and give You honor and praise. Oh God, strengthen my prayer life. Help me to pray more. Nudge me to pray when I’m doing mindless tasks. Help me to truly know who I am in Christ, to understand that You always hear me, to know Your Word so I can pray it, to write down my own prayer needs and the needs of others, and to know that You really do know me. In the strong name of Jesus, Amen.


Loving God we lift up to you…

The United Methodist Church

Mountain Sky Annual Conference

Our Pastors and Staff

Little Blessings Families

Conflict in the Middle East

Jan and Bud Richter

Sid Jordan, brother-in-law to Julie Bailey

Leona and Garrett Mathes, sister and brother-in-law to Chuck Bailey

Tom Johnson

Velva Baines

Maxine Ferguson

Connie Williams, mother of Chris Sorah mother in-law of Kari Sorah

Connie Berry, cousin of Denny Pottenger

Bess Christianson, mother of Chip Christianson

Anne Shuman

Barbra McMinn aunt of Cheryl Smith

Griffn Hammel Great Grandson of Sarah McAneny

Dave Spencer

Blakeley Huffine granddaughter of Sue Hurst

Monty Franks Pastor Matt's father 

Family of Phil Ferguson

 Keep up with the 150th events here: 

Important Dates

Summer Worship Times Begin: 8:30 a.m. Outdoor Chapel, 10 a.m. Modern Service

June 22: All-church Service Project for Help and Hope Food Pantry, 9-3 pm

July 7: Sesquicentennial “Old Time Ice Cream Social”; 11 am ​​   lunch with ice cream, games and other activities following

August 25, 2024: Sesquicentennial Special Worship Service celebrating FUMC 150th Year in Castle Rock

 September 22: Paul's Mystery Ship walk 1:30 p.m

Upcoming Celebrations of Life

June 29: Lois Burgener at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

July 3rd: Phil Ferguson at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

July 17: Betty Grant 11 am in the Sanctuary


Starting in July, please note that we will begin sending out the weekly email on Fridays. This email will include information about the Worship for Sunday and events at CRFUMC. However, the deadline for submissions will be Wednesday at 5 p.m. to ensure that the Link can be printed on Thursday.

Keep up with the 150th events here: 


Our Summer Pop-Up Choir is off to a great start. If you’d like to sing with us this summer at the 8:30 service, just “pop in” at 8 am to warm up and mic test in the Outdoor Chapel, or just “pop up” and join us in the hymn of the day. The hymns chosen for the summer season are familiar tunes we’ve sung for years. If you are a musician/musician who would like to share your talents with a solo or duet, contact Rev. Matt or Nancy Docksey to be placed on the schedule.


June 22 Service Project - 10 more Volunteers are needed Saturday, June 22 for our

all-Church Food Drive for Help and Hope at the Highlands Ranch King Sooners,

primarily between 11am - 1 pm and 1 pm - 3 pm.  If you can help, please sign-up at the

Welcome Center. More complete details will appear in the June newsletters.

Chairperson Phyllis Tumey ( will graciously answer any

questions you may have.

Knot Again will meet on Wednesday, June 20 at 6 pm.

Sesquicentennial Teeshirt Orders: If you missed ordering a Sesquicentennial

teeshirt, please contact Joyce Morales-Caramello. When we have an order for ten or

more, we’ll place an additional order this summer. Thanks to all who have purchased a

teeshirt and wear it to promote our celebration in the community.


Please return your pledge cards to the office ASAP this will help us craft a budget for 2024-2025 Program year. You can find the cards on the registration desk in the sanctuary. You can also email Theresa your commitment for the year as well. 


Kitchen Clean Up:

Please make sure if use the kitchen you clean the kitchen. We. have had a few issues lately where things have not been left as clean as they should be.


Ice Cream, Ice Cream! We all scream for ice cream!

Do you have an ice cream-making machine and would you be willing to donate your time, talent, and ingredients to preparing ice cream for our July 7 Old Time Ice Cream Social? Please sign up at the welcome center if you can help. If you have questions, see our ice cream social chairs, Lisa Andrews and Rose Andrade.


Quilts and Old Photos:

Do you have old family photos or an heirloom quilt you’d like to have on display as we celebrate our Sesquicentennial in August? The kiosk at the back of the church already contains photos from previous historical celebrations, but we’ll be adding more as we move through the summer months. We’ll make copies of these precious photos and return them to you. See Linda Pottenger or Julie Bailey for more details. Your ancestors may not have settled in Douglas County before or since statehood, but their lives somehow initiated your journey to our church.


Photos Needed:  As we celebrate the 150th year of our church, we are looking for pictures of our congregation taking part in any of our special events and regular activities. Posed photos are nice, but candid shots of people enjoying the Help & Hope food drive, the ice cream social, any of our potluck meals, backpack ministry, Time & Talent, game night, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Anyone who takes these pictures should send them to Julie Bailey ( or Pastor Matt (  for inclusion in our newsletter and our sesquicentennial


Print Copies of the Church Newsletter. If you would like a print copy of the monthly newsletter reserved for you, please let Julie Bailey ( know so you can be added to the list. These copies will have your name on them and be available for pick-up in the church office. A few more will be available for our guests at the Welcome Center. 


Bible Study Opportunities:  

• Rev. Sarah’s newest contemporary Bible study of Amy-Jill Levine’s The Gospel of Mark: A Beginners Guide to the Good News gathers in-person on Mondays from April 15, 2024 to May 20, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30; Zoom Sessions meet on Fridays from April 19, 2024  to May 24, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30PM

• Tuesday Morning Bible Study has begun their study of the book of Romans on April 16, meeting from 9:30 - 11 am in the church library.


A Volunteer Opportunity: The Outreach and Hospitality Team is looking for some volunteers to make follow-up phone contact with Sunday morning guests and visitors. A script to guide conversation will be provided and the time commitment is just a few hours on Sunday afternoon. If this seems like the perfect fit for you, please let Pastor Matt know you are available. 


Adult Discipleship Opportunity: Be a VIPP (Very Important Point Person) Volunteers are needed to organize social and educational events such as outdoor activities, museum trips, and concerts. Interested individuals can sign up at the Welcome Center to become a VIPP for one activity


Help and Hope

Help and Hope Center is having a fundraiser next Tuesday, June 18th at Parry’s Pizza, all three locations, HR, Parker. Just mention Help and Hope Center and we’ll get 20%!


Paul's Mystery Ship

The Church has done a great job of supporting Paul’s Mystery Ship over the past years. Here are some events to take note of.  

They are the "Charity of the Month" for June at:

    COFF33 @ 209 Wilcox St, Ste. 111C

     Ram3n restaurant inside Ecclesia Market

• September 22, 2024 @ 1:30 p.m. Walk starts/Ends @ 105 W. Brewing Co.For more info about Paul’s Mystery Ship  go to

Single Board Governance Model

Dan Hotchkiss in his book Governance and Ministry wrote:

“Governance is holding the whole institution and its work in trust, voicing its intentions, and taking responsibility for its performance. Ministry is the rest of what a congregation does—the daily work of building a community, managing resources, and transforming lives.”

The Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development has approved a plan to

adjust our governance structure to what is known as a single-board model. There is a copy

of the proposed plan on the Website under the Virtual Office.

The single-board model helps with transparency and accountability. I have experienced it in my last two churches and have found the structure very healthy for churches to function. It was the change in the Single Board that helped the Tahlequah Church pivot when COVID hit. In essence, it will be like a non-profit board. We will still have a space for the personal team to operate in the fashion of the SPRC. I am working on a date to have a town hall meeting about this proposed change.

What About the General Conference?

This website has a good list of what passed and when it goes into

effect. I will host a Zoom meeting on June 26th at 6 p.m.



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