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CRFUMC Email Blast for 2/28/24

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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: 3rd Sunday In Lent

Liturgical Color: Purple

Sermon Title: Why Are You Anxious?

Scripture Reading: Luke 12:25-31

Preaching: Rev. Matt Franks

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All of our Services are live-streamed go to ( )

and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.


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

The United Methodist Church

Mountain Sky Annual Conference

Our Pastors and Staff

Little Blessings Families

Storms occurring across the country

Conflict in the Middle East

Jan and Bud Richter

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable

Kathy Spackman neighbor of Julie and George Curran

Sid Jordan, brother-in-law to Julie Bailey

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

Tom and Cynthia Johnson

Alton Baines

Velva Baines

Cameron Hayden

Family of Bill Payne

Family of June Osborne

Family of Esabella Kaeuwai


Planned Events

February 28: Adult Education meeting 7 pm

March 3: Castle Rock Orchestra Concert, 3 pm.

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

March 12: Usher Meeting, 6:30 pm

March 14: Leah. Circle Luncheon, 11:45  (sack lunch)

March 21: Men’s Luncheon at Pegasus, 11:30

March 24: Palm Sunday

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

March 31: Easter Sunday

April 14: Backpack Ministry begins

April 17at 6:30 p.m.: Sesquicentennial History Night with speakers and dessert

May 3-5: Women’s Retreat

May 5: 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


Check out the Little Blessings Art Show today and tomorrow.

Keep up with the 150th events here:

Knot Again will meet, at 6 pm at the church on March 20th April 17th and May 15th . If you can tie a knot, please join us in this easy mission work.

Usher Team Info: If you would like to join our team of Sunday morning ushers or continue serving as one, please sign your name to the list at the welcome center. We will meet on Tuesday, 6:30 pm for training. Ushers not only play a vital role in welcoming people to our church but also assist with other worship details.

Chancel Choir and Bell Choir welcome anyone new and interested in adding to the music ministry of our church. Lenten and Easter music selections promise inspiring additions to our worship. We have 32 robes and 3 octaves of bells just waiting for your place in worship. Bells meet at 4 pm and Choir meets at 5:30 every Wednesday. If you have questions, please contact our director Nancy Docksey (; 303-877-9085).

Backpack Ministry dates have shifted to April 14-May 5. Watch for more information in there March newsletter.

Hospitality and Outreach Team would like assistance with contacting visitors by phone on Sunday afternoon. If this is something you’d like to do in welcoming new people to our church, please let Pastor Matt know. This team appreciates everyone’s efforts in welcoming visitors, greeting them and introducing them to others, inviting them to lunch, and sharing our church’s social media posts to your own page. Since many of our visitors are not in person but following us on line, sharing these posts increases our visibility.

History Night on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. promises an interesting evening of data and narratives about the history of Methodists in Colorado, and the people who settled in Douglas County and Castle Rock Save the date and invite a friend to join us.

Looking for contact information for your church friends? Go to You can also edit your own profile on this site. To Access this information you must be in the system. If you have log-in issues reach out to Pastor Matt at

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. (

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 except for 1st Sunday when we will have full communion in worship.

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.

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This week's Quotes and Scripture

 “Because he has set his love upon me, therefore, while I deliver him: I will set him on high because he has known my name. He shall call upon me and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and shew him salvation.” Psalm 91: 14-16 (KJV) 

“Easter is the story of our wounded healer. Jesus knows pain is suffering firsthand. Easter belongs to the wounded and suffering. In his presence, they made the God who loved them so much he willingly endured agony to their eternity. He came to heal the wounds we suffer, and forgive the wounds we inflict on others. The glory and triumph is that Christ joins us in our misery to comfort and restore he is with us a fellow suffer, who reaches out to touch our lives, and heal us.”

— On the Road to the Cross by Bob Burkhart:


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