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8:30 a.m. Outdoor Chapel
10:00 a.m. Modern Worship
Sermon Series: The Steps of Following Jesus
Sermon Title: "The First Step: Follow Jesus Lead"
Sermon Text: Matthew 16:21-28
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This Sunday will be the Last Bible Study for All People for the Summer meets at 11 a.m. Pastor Matt is leading a Bible Study utilizing the Curriculum Adult Bible Studies Summer 2023 which you can find it on Amazon https://a.co/d/9PfMWlB. We will gather work through the lesson and be done by noon. If you have questions, please email Pastor Matt at email@example.com
Support for Maui: The United Methodist Committee on Relief – UMCOR – assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events—to alleviate suffering and serve as a source of help and hope for the vulnerable. Learn more about UMCOR by going here: https://umcmission.org/umcor/
Knot Again cannot accept any donations at this time. When the need arises, we will reach out and let the congregation know our needs, although it might not be until 2028.”
Upcoming meetings are at 6 pm September 20, and October 18.
Chancel Choir rehearsals resume in the sanctuary on September 6 from 5:30 -7:00 pm. We’d love to have new voices join us. Please contact Nancy Docksey at 303-877-9085 if you are interested.
Our dear Velva Bains will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Wednesday, September 13. Join us in a salad luncheon in Fellowship Hall from noon to 2 pm.
CRFUMC Scholarship Grants: Applications are now available in the church office and welcome center for students returning to a college or vocational school. Application requirements are listed on the application, and the deadline for submitting is September 1, 2023
Colorado Rockies Tickets: Due to the rain and cancellation of the drone show at Coors Field on August 19, the Rockies’ management has provided Brenda Ryan with free replacement tickets. See her for details or contact her at (720) 290-2814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Sarah’s Wednesday morning coffee time on Zoom begin at 9:30. Contact the church office for the link to connect.
Reverend Sarah’s Monday night contemporary studies group will reconvene on July 24 (in person) and July 28 (on Zoom). The book discussed will be Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy by Bob Goff. The author reassures readers that they can harness today's distractions, follow Jesus' example, and find focus, purpose, and joy. In Person Sessions, Mondays July 24, 2023 to September 18 2023 6:30PM to 8:30. Zoom Sessions, Fridays July 28 2023 to September 22 2023; 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Each for the signup sheet at the welcome desk on July 2.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study: Join us on August 1 when we begin our study of Rabbi Jason Sobel’s Mysteries of the Messiah: unveiling divine connections from Genesis to today. Look for more details in the August newsletter. This group welcomes anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close.
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.
The Little Library has been refreshed and invites you to “escape into reading” this summer with beach reads, mysteries, and some new fiction titles. If you’ve recently read something enjoyable and would like to pass it along, please consider adding it to the shelf. (Reminder: Please do not bring more than one book at a time.)
Catch Pastor Matt for Coffee: I am back to working at Crowfoot Valley Coffee on 734 Wilcox St. Monday-Thursday from about 7:45 a.m. until about 10 a.m. Feel free to swing by and grab a drink of choice and talk to me you will not be bothering me if I have my laptop up and typing away. If you want to meet me there to chat just give me a heads-up to make sure I am going to be in the coffee shop.
The Bell Choir, under the leadership of 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).
Dinner for 8 has a new name “Dinner Groups” The Purpose of Dinner Groups is to gather for a time of food, fellowship, and fun. We have a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Desk. Dinner groups will have a Core Group Leader who will help the group plan and direct the group. You will be assigned a group by the first of October. We are looking to put together groups of 6-8 people. If you have questions, please ask Pastor Matt.
Grocery Story Card Update: Currently we have over 50 families participating in this program. We receive about $450/quarter from King Soopers. Check the welcome center for directions for signing up for the first time with them. The Safeway Cards are now available. Contact the church office to pick one up.. We have received approximately $250/quarter from Safeway. There is no dollar amount on them this time so folks will just pick up a card and head to Safeway to load the amount they choose to have on it . NOTE: You may use the money you have remaining on the old card, but you will not be able to reload it.
Church Directory Update for those with paper copies: We know there might be errors or missing info. If you want those changed please let Pastor Matt know so that we can adjust those. They will update the data in the app about a week after adjusted. As for the printed version, we are discerning a way to best let you know of changes that is protective of information.
Digital Photo Directory: To view the directory online, go to members.InstantChurchDirectory.com and follow the prompts under “Sign In” to “Create a login now.” Please remember, you must confirm your email address before you can sign in. There is also a free mobile app available for download at the Apple® App store in iTunes®, Google Play™ store and the Amazon Fire App Store. Simply search for “Instant Church Directory” to get the download. You will need to use your email address as listed in our directory to create a log-in the first time you use the directory online and via the mobile app. If you want to add your picture or make changes please email Pastor Matt
The current issue of The Upper Room is available at the Welcome Center.
September 1: deadline for CRFUMC scholarship applications
September 6: Chancel Choir rehearsal at 5:30 pm
September 10: Return to 9 am modern service and 10:45 traditional services
September 10: Youth Meetup 8:30-10:30 am
September 13: 100th Birthday Celebration for Velva Bains
September 14: Leah Circle 11:45 Fellowship Hall, lunch provided
September 21: Men’s luncheon at Pegasus, 11:30 am
September 24: 4th Annual Walk to end ALS 1:30 pm starting from 105 Brewing Company on Park Street
September 28: Youth Digital Dash event, 6-8 pm.
• Rev. Sarah’s Contemporary Discussion Group, Zoom Sessions: Fridays at 6:30
• Coffee Time with Rev. Sarah, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Please keep the following people in your prayers:
The family of Pat Branson
The family of Ron Musgraves
The family of Lois Burgener (Services will be at a later date)
Jan and Bud Richter
Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)
Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s grandson)
Monty Franks (Pastor Matt’s father)
Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable
Safe Travels: All those traveling for the Labor day weekend
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
"When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors. I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else. I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country to no return. Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake. I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.'"
~ Maya Angelou, When I Think of Death
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