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CRFUMC Email Blast for February 22nd 2023

Updated: Feb 23, 2023


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

This Sunday, February 26th

Liturgical Sunday: First Sunday In Lent

The Liturgical Color: Purple

Sermon Series: The Lord’s Prayer

Sermon Title: Our Father, Who Are in Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy Name

Scripture for Sunday: Matthew 6:9


Join us for a time of fellowship and worship. Join us at 9 a.m. for the Modern Worship or 10:45 a.m. for the Traditional Worship in-person or online. Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated.


To find our live stream go to (www.linktr.ee/castlerockfumc ) and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.


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


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

You can download the file (here)



MSC Digital Devotions Returns for Lent

Come join with voices from across the Mountain Sky Conference for a Lenten Devotion. Each morning’s devotion will be led by a different clergy or laity person from the MSC, as we come together for a time of scripture, reflection and prayer, every weekday during the season of Lent.


Begin the season with Ash Wednesday in your local church or community, then join with members of the Mountain Sky Conference as we collectively add this new spiritual practice each weekday through Good Friday.


Digital Devotion begins at 6:30am, February 23-April 7 (Mondays-Fridays)

Zoom Meeting ID: 859 9454 0738

Passcode: 002216


Knot Again welcomes your donations of regular thread (any color), blankets (any size or shape), old sheets, material/fabric scraps (not too small), and men’s ties.


United Women in Faith, Love Circle meets next Tuesday, February 28, in the church library at 1 pm.


Little Blessings’ Registration for 2023-24 is open for enrollment. 2-5 day programs are available Monday-Friday for children ages 1-5. For more information or to reserve your spot today, call 303-550-2170 or email littleblessingspdo@gmail.com


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


Castle Rock Orchestra Concert: Travel with the orchestra into the “Sounds of Scandinavia” on Sunday, March 5 at 3 pm in our sanctuary. $5 is the suggested donation.


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.


Backpack Ministry: Mike Vitek reports that our Mission Team has approved our Backpack Ministry for 2023. On Sunday, March 26th, the Mission Team will provide an opportunity for our Church family to participate in our backpack ministry program. Our backpack ministry program responds to Christ’s concern for prisoners (Matthew 25: 36, 39, 43). Our Church is the only organization that provides backpacks to indigent men and women being released from the Douglas County Correctional Facility. Look for full details in theMarch newsletter.


Could a Bell Choir be in our future? Chancel Choir Director Nancy Docksey is inviting anyone interested in relaunching the bell choir to 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.


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.


Maundy Thursday, April 6th at 6 p.m.

You are invited to “The Living Last Supper” The program will start at 6:30 PM with a potluck dinner of salads and desserts to follow. We will have a sign-up at the welcome center if you plan to attend. We also need volunteers to assist with “hand washing” before the program. Please consider joining us!


Good Friday, April 7th at 6 p.m.

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday




Catch me for Coffee (will return when I return from Surgery)

Most mornings Monday-Thursday from about 7:45 a.m. until about 10 a.m. I am working at Crowfoot Valley Coffee on 734 Wilcox St. 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.


A new Monday evening contemporary issues study that also meets via Zoom on Friday evenings begins soon under the leadership of Rev. Sarah. The discussion will be on Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s book Killing Jesus: a History. Zoom Sessions run on Fridays ( 02 17 2023 to 03 31 2023; 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM) In Person Sessions on Mondays (02 20 2023 to 04 03, 2023; 6:30 PM to 8:30) in Fellowship Hall.


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.


Photo Directory Update: There are copies of the printed directory at the welcome center in the red folders. 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 at matt.franks@fumccr.org





Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets from 9:30 -11 am on Tuesdays, currently discussing Adam Hamilton’s book The Call. This group is open to anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close.


Event Reminders:

• February 28: Love Circle, 1 pm, church library

• March 5: 3 pm “The Sounds of Scandinavia” CR Orchestra Concert in the Sanctuary

• March 13-17: DCSD Spring Break; Little Blessings Closed

• March 15: Knot Again 6-8:30 pm Fellowship Hall

• March 26: 2023 Backpack Ministry launch



Please keep the following people in your prayers:

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Sarah McAneny

Jerri and Guy Groves

Tracy Beaman

Maria Molieri, sister of Vince Molieri

Joe Crenshaw

Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s Grandson)

The family of Bert Kennish

The family of Carolyn Thomas



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“The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. He specializes in the impossible. Nothing is too great for His almighty power. Nothing is too small for His love.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom



“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” Roman’s 8:26


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