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CRFUMC Email Blast for 2/21/24


Connect with us online in one place: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc


Sunday Worship Times

9 a.m. Modern Worship

10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship

Both Services are offered online through our Facebook and YouTube channels.

Liturgical Sunday: 2nd Sunday In Lent

Liturgical Color: Purple

Sermon Title: Why Are You Afraid?

Scripture Reading: Matthew 8:22-27

Preaching: Rev. Matt Franks

Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated.

All of our Services are live-streamed go to (www.linktr.ee/castlerockfumc )

and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.


 

In Our Prayers: Loving God we lift up to you…

The United Methodist Church

Storms occurring across the country

Those members of the congregation recovering from being ill

Mountain Sky Annual Conference

Our Pastors and Staff

Little Blessings Families

Conflict in the Middle East

Jan and Bud Richter

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable

Rose Andrade

Diann Lawson, daughter of Lowell Burgener

Kathy Spackman neighbor of Julie and George Curran

Bill Ellen's

Sid Jordan, brother-in-law to Julie Bailey

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

Erin Carter, third cousin of Marilyn Zonic

Sarah McAneny

Tom and Cynthia Johnson

Family of Bill Payne

Family of June Osborne


 

Planned Events

February 21: Knot Again, Fellowship Hall 6 pm

Feb. 25th Missions Revival Meeting 2 p.m.

February 25th: Ad Council / “People v Property" meeting; 3-5 pm

Feb. 27th Finance Meeting 5:30 p.m.

February 27: Hospitality Team meets at 7 pm

February 28: Adult Education meeting 7 pm

March 3: Castle Rock Orchestra Concert, 3 pm.

March 10: Begin Daylight Savings Time — “Spring Forward!”

March 14: Leah. Circle Luncheon

March 21: Men’s Luncheon at Pegasus

March 24: Palm Sunday

Holy Week Services

March 29: Good Friday Worship at 6:30 p.m.

March 31: Easter Sunday

April 7: Backpack Ministry begins

April 17: Sesquicentennial History Night with speakers and dessert

April 28: Backpack Ministry concludes

July 7: Sesquicentennial “Old Time Ice Cream Social”

May 3-5: Women’s Retreat; details will be posted later.

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

 

Keep up with the 150th events here:


Knot Again will meet tonight, at 6 pm at the church. 

If you can tie a knot, please join us in this easy mission work. Our “knotting” dates are:

  • February 21

  • March 20

  • April 17

  • May 15

 

Church Photos: If you have any photos to share about church events —  small group dinners or lunches, mission activities, musicians, worship services, etc., please send them digitally to Rev. Matt. (matt.franks@fumccr.org)

 

Community Kids: If you can help with providing and serving food to the children who come to our after-school SOCK program on Tuesday afternoons, please sign up at there welcome center.

 

Online Vespers: Attend our Virtual Spiritual Gathering every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. via our Facebook and YouTube Channels! Pastor Matt will deliver an online experience that you won't want to miss. Make sure to join the party on time!

 

Communion During Lent: Starting Feb. 18th we will offer Holy Communion in the Library in between services.

 

WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY RETREAT May 3-5, 2024 Sign-ups are now available at the Welcome Center for this year’s Women’s Spirituality Retreat, When Change Comes Knocking at the Door. The cost is $140 which includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals. The retreat will begin with dinner on Friday evening and conclude after worship on Sunday. Led by Revs. Sarah and Brenda, the retreat will be held at Ponderosa Retreat Center in Larkspur.

 

Contemporary Bible Study Group Join Rev. Sarah’s contemporary Bible study group meeting in person, Mondays  February 12, 2024 to March 25, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30 and on Zoom on Fridays  February 16, 2024  to March 29, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30PM

The Book: Question Jesus Asked: A Six-week Study in the Gospels by Magrey R. DeVega Sign Up Sheet at the Welcome Desk.

 

Youth Lenten Study : Pastor Matt and Ashley will host the Youth Lenten Study in their home. This is a time of, food, fellowship, and Study. All youth are invited to join from 5-6:30 p.m. at 1700 McMurdo Trail. If you have questions or would like to help provide the meal one Sunday, please contact Pastor Matt or Ashley.

 

Tuesday Morning Bible Study has begun its Lenten Study — On The Road to the Cross by Rob Burkhart — and meets every Tuesday in the library from 9:30 - 11:00 am. Drop in anytime to learn more about the secondary characters who encountered and served Jesus his final days.

 

150th Commemorative Tee-shirts: Joyce Morales-Caramella has ordered tee-shirts for all who requested one. They should arrive in about 2 weeks, and if you haven’t yet paid for yours, you may do so when they arrive. If you missed ordering one, there will be an opportunity to order one in about a month.

 

Committee on Missions Revival: I am looking to revive our Committee on Missions. I am working on a document that will help drive our committee (see below). If you are looking to serve on the committee, please email me (matt.franks@fumccr.org) and let me know. I am looking to have an organizational meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25th. If you can't attend the meeting but want to join the team, please let me know.


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This week's Quotes and Scripture


Two men were in debt to a banker. One owed five hundred silver pieces, the other fifty. Neither of them could pay up, and so the banker canceled both debts. Which of the two would be more grateful?”

Simon answered, “I suppose the one who was forgiven the most.”

That’s right,” said Jesus. Then turning to the woman, but speaking to Simon, he said, “Do you see this woman? I came to your home; you provided no water for my feet, but she rained tears on my feet and dried them with her hair. You gave me no greeting, but from the time I arrived she hasn’t quit kissing my feet. You provided nothing for freshening up, but she has soothed my feet with perfume. Impressive, isn’t it? She was forgiven many, many sins, and so she is very, very grateful. If the forgiveness is minimal, the gratitude is minimal.”

Then he spoke to her: “I forgive your sins.”

— Luke 7: 41-48 The Message

 

Easter belongs to everyone. Ethnicity, education, wealth, status, and power don’t matter. Easter belongs to the ostracized and sinners to the self-righteous and the religious to the disinterested and the disheartened. It belongs to all of us, because Jesus loves and welcomes all who come it doesn’t matter whether we come to worship to question or just struggle. All are welcome.” 

On the Road to the Cross by Bob Burkhart:

 

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