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CRFUMC Worship Info for 5.14.23


CRFUMC Worship Experiences for 5.14.23

Liturgical Week: 6th Sunday of Easter

Liturgical Color: White

Special Musical Guest (Both Services):

Lisa Lestander and Jon Sousa

Lisa Lestander and Jon Sousa play traditional folk music from Scandinavia and Ireland. Their music is an invitation to slow down and connect with what is most authentic in our human experience.


Born in the city of Umeå in northern Sweden, Lisa Lestander is a singer and composer of Swedish traditional folk music. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and a founding member of the a cappella folk quartet Kraja, one of the most successful and influential Swedish folk music bands on the international music scene of the past two decades.


Originally from the east coast of the United States, Jon Sousa is a guitarist, composer, and singer who has traveled the globe studying, performing, and teaching. He has a Master’s degree in Irish Traditional music performance from the University of Limerick in Ireland and has performed for nearly 2 decades with the acclaimed Irish folk duo, Adam & Jon.


Soundcloud:


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Lisa:

 

9 a.m. Modern Worship

Welcome to the Modern Worship Service

Thank you for joining us in worship today.

  • If you are new to us, please fill out a Thank You for Joining Us! Card. If you have a prayer request you can fill out the prayer request card and turn them in when the plates are passed during the offering. These cards can be found in the pews.

  • You can let us know you are joining us in worship by going to this site on your smartphone:

  • https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc or by scanning the QR code on the front of the bulletin. You can also register in person at the back of the Sanctuary.

  • During the offering time you can give online with the QR code or with the link https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc You can also drop an offering in the offering plates as they come by.

  • Are you interested in becoming a part of the Castle Rock FUMC family? Please speak to Pastors to find out when you would like to join our Church Family


Thank you for joining us in worship today.

If you are new to us, please fill out a Thank You for Joining Us! Card. If you have a prayer request you can fill out the prayer request card and turn them in when the plates are passed during the offering. These cards can be found in the pews.


You can let us know you are joining us in worship by going to this site on your smart phone:

https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc or by scanning the QR code on the front of the bulletin. You can also register in person at the back of the Sanctuary.


During the offering time you can give online with the QR code or with the link https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc You can also drop an offering in the offering plates as they come by.


Opening Music

Today we welcome Special Guest Musicians

Lisa Lestander and Jon Sousa

Welcome and Greeting

Music by Lisa Lestander and Jon Sousa

Opportunities for Linking into Our Church


Offering

You can give online with the QR code or with the link https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc


Offering Music

Time of Prayer Led by Rev. Sarah Steidtmann

Music by Lisa Lestander and Jon Sousa

We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Scripture Reading

John 14:15-21


Scripture Reading Response

Liturgist: The Scriptures of Faith for the people of faith.

All Thanks be to God, Amen.


Sermon Title: DNF

Given by Rev. Matt Franks Senior Pastor At Castle Rock FUMC


Closing Words

During this time, we invite you to stand as you are able and hold hands with your neighbor as you feel comfortable.


Closing Music


Are you interested in becoming a part of the Castle Rock FUMC family?

Please speak to Pastors to find out when you would like to join our Church Family.


10:45 Traditional Worship at Castle Rock FUMC

+= stand if you are able

Prelude

Today we welcome Special Guest Musician John Redmon


Welcome & Greeting

Thank you for joining us in worship today.

If you are new to us, please fill out a Thank You for Joining Us! Card. If you have a prayer request you can fill out the prayer request card and turn them in when the plates are passed during the offering. These cards can be found in the pews.


You can let us know you are joining us in worship by going to this site on your smart phone:

https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc or by scanning the QR code on the front of the bulletin. You can also register in person at the back of the Sanctuary.


During the offering time you can give online with the QR code or with the link https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc You can also drop an offering in the offering plates as they come by.


Special Music by Lisa Lestander and Jon Sousa


Call To Worship

One: Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,

All: Your faithfulness to the skies.

One: Let us seek Your righteousness that is like the highest mountains,

All: Let us experience Your justice that is like the great deep.

One: Your love, Oh Lord, preserves all of creation.

All: How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!

One: People take refuge in the shadow of your wings and find comfort there.

All: We celebrate your incredible love today.


Special Music by Lisa Lestander and Jon Sousa


Affirmation of Faith

UMH 887 Affirmation from Romans 8:35, 8:37-39


We Pray Together

Congregational Prayer Rev. Sarah Steidtmann

All: God, we know you are calling us to go. Some you call to the nations, some just to a neighbor's house. You are calling all of us to say, “Here I am, send me.” God, send us to those who are in need of hearing Your love story, whether it is a parent, coworker, child or checkout clerk. Whoever and whenever, open our spirit to listen to Your voice when You tell us to go. Amen.


The Pastoral Prayer Rev. Sarah Steidtmann


The Lord’s Prayer found in the UMH 895

HYMN: TFWS 2065 More Precious Than Silver


We Share Our Gifts Together

Opportunities for Connection and Service

To help stay connected to the Church you can find all of our social media presence here: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc

Sharing of Our Tithes and Offerings

You can give it online with the QR code or with the link https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc

You can also drop an offering in the offering plates as they come by.

The Doxology UMH No. 94


Chancel Choir Anthem


We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Scripture Reading

John 14:15-21


Scripture Reading Response

Liturgist: The Scriptures of Faith for the people of faith.

All Thanks be to God, Amen.


Sermon Title: DNF

Given by Rev. Matt Franks Senior Pastor at

Castle Rock FUMC


Hymn of Response

TFWS 2168 Love The Lord Your God


Benediction

Now may the risen Christ be with us as we seek to follow his example: forgiving and not hating, uplifting and not tearing down, serving instead of being served, and doing all things to the glory of God. Go In peace knowing God is with you always.


Postlude


Are you interested in becoming a part of the Castle Rock FUMC family?

Please speak to Pastors to find out when you would like to join our Church Family.

 

The Sunday Link for the Week of May 14th 2023


Help and Hope May Food Drive: Missions Team is holding another food drive with all donations going to the Help & Hope food pantry. The need is great, especially for foods like peanut butter, beans, canned fruit and vegetables and baby items such as formula and diapers. Remember to add an extra item or two to your grocery cart the next time you go to the store. Items can be brought to the church at anytime, but all need to be there by Sunday, May 14th (Mother’s Day). Thank you


2023-2024 Stewardship Campaign: If you have not turned in your cards you still can in the Church office.


Seniors Graduating Sunday, May 21: We are honoring our high school and college graduates. If you have a son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter graduating this spring, please let the office know so they can be added to our day of recognition. Please email or drop your graduate’s photo off at the office before May 11.


Church grounds spring clean-up is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23 at 6 pm.


Church Grounds Mowing: With the summer months upon us we need people to assist with mowing the Church grounds. If you are interested, we will have a signup sheet located at the welcome desk.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets from 9:30 -11 am on Tuesdays and is currently studying Adam Hamilton’s 24 Hours that Changed the World. This group is open to anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close. New members and drop-ins are welcome. On May 16, we’ll begin a 6-week study of Adam Hamilton’s latest book Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws


Saddle Up, Partners for Community Kids Summer Kick-Off!

First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock is excited to host a rootin, tootin’ good time for our Community Kids! There will be music, food, a horse & carriage, and Wild West fun!

Ages: Kindergarten- 5th grade

When: Friday, June 9th 9:00am-12:00pm

Questions? Please email fumccrchildrensministry@gmail.com


Little Library Reminder: browse and borrow freely or trade in one at a time. Please do not bring boxes of books.


Coffee Chat Tuesdays at the Phillip Miller Library in Castle Rock offer coffee, conversation, and games every Tuesday from 8 - 11 am in the Sue Meacham Reading Room for seniors and adults looking for socialization.


Church Hospitality Team: I would love to craft a Church Hospitality Team that would focus on the many ways we can be a hospitable place when our doors are open. If you are interested in this team, please let me know.


Church Outreach Team: I would love to craft a Church Outreach Team that would focus on opportunities for outreach, connection, and reconnection to the Church. If you are interested in this team, please let me know.


Outdoor Chapel: We will return to our Summer Schedule on May 28 The Outdoor Chapel Service will be at 8:30 a.m. and The Modern Service at 10 a.m. For us to do the outdoor chapel successfully we need all the help we can get. We need help with setup and tear down along with people driving the golf cart. If this is a way you want to serve let's talk.


The Bell Choir is happening! Chancel Choir Director Nancy Docksey is adding names to those interested in being a part of this music ministry. If you haven’t yet signed up, contact her in person at the 10:45 service welcome time or by phone or text (303-877-9085). A meeting time will be determined by those interested in forming a new bell choir.


Please contact the church office for links to these Zooms:

· Stephen Ministry Supervision meets the second and fourth Thursdays at 6:30 pm

· Rev. Sarah’s Contemporary Discussion Group, Zoom Sessions: Fridays at 6:30

· Coffee Time with Rev. Sarah, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.


Event Reminders

· May 17: Knot Again 6-8:30 pm

· May 18: Men’s luncheon, Pegasus, 11:30

· May 21: Honoring our high school and college graduates.

· May 23: Church grounds spring clean-up, 6 pm

· June 4-9: Youth Mission Trip to New Mexic


Youth News

All Families Game Night @First United Methodist Church Thursday May 18th - 6pm - 8pm This will be a game night open to EVERYONE in the fellowship hall! Please bring food (AND YOUR FAVORITE GAMES) to share!


Senior Sunday @First United Methodist Church Sunday May 21st

Our annual time to honor our graduating Seniors (High School AND College). If you have a student that you want to be part of this Sunday, please let me or Theresa Kepple know!


Please contact the church office for links to these Zooms:

Stephen Ministry Supervision meets the second and fourth Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Rev. Sarah’s Contemporary Discussion Group, Zoom Sessions: Fridays at 6:30

Coffee Time with Rev. Sarah, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.


For Prayer Requests go to: https://www.fumccr.org/prayer-request


The April newsletter is up on the website at https://www.fumccr.org/newsletter



Putting Our Faith Into Practice

Daily Scripture Readings

Monday: Acts 1:1-11

Tuesday: Psalm 47

Wednesday: Ephesians 1:5-23

Thursday: Luke 24:44-53

Friday: John 14:15-21


Quote of the Week

“Stick to love; it is heavy and it will carry you. Avoid hatred; it is heavy and you have to carry it. It is left to you to make your choice.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Weekly Prayer

Lead us, O God, from the sight of the lovely things of the world. To the thought of thee their Creator; And grant that delighting in the beautiful things of thy creation, we may delight in thee, the first author of beauty and the Sovereign Lord of all thy works, blessed for evermore.

~Written by St. Augustine


We Lift Up The Following People:

The Family of Elizabeth Johnson

The family of Guy Groves

The family of Betty Watson

The family of Betty Gelroth

The family of Earl Erickson

Sarah McAneny

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Joe Crenshaw

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s grandson)

Pat Branson

Susie Carbral (Rose Andrade’s sister)


A Celebration of Life for Betty Gelroth

Saturday May 13th at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary.


How to connect with worship online

To Watch on Facebook:


Like our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/castlerockfumc


A couple of tips. When you see a “get reminder” button on the video announcement. Click on that. Then whenever we go live, the reminder will pop up in your notifications and you can simply click on the notification to go straight to the video. You can use the direct link here: https://www.facebook.com/castlerockfumc/live_videos/


​For Youtube Use

For a direct link to our Youtube Channel go here:


Note that you can also watch the service on a smart TV with the YouTube app and/or by casting the service to the TV from your phone/tablet if it's set up properly - click the icon next to YouTube. See the image below








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