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The March newsletter is up on the website at https://www.fumccr.org/newsletter
Easter Egg Candy
We have set a box out by the welcome desk. Community Kids will be having an Easter Egg Hunt immediately following the 9:00 Easter Service. They would love donations of plastic-filled Easter Eggs by April 6th.
Maundy Thursday, April 6th at 6 p.m.: You are invited to “The Living Last Supper” The program will start at 6:00 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
Lenten Vespers: an online service of evening prayer will air on our Youtube Channel and Facebook Page at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays during Lent. You can find those links here: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc
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. Digital Devotion begins at 6:30am, February 23-April 7 (Mondays-Fridays) Zoom Meeting ID: 859 9454 0738 Passcode: 002216
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.
2023-2024 Stewardship Campaign: John Wesley the founder of the Methodist movement, gave a remarkable sermon called “The Use of Money.” In it, he said that the important thing isn’t money itself but how we use it. Wesley’s surprising advice still rings true today: earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can. Our 2023-2024 emphasis will be center around John Wesley’s use of Money looking at the book: Earn. Save. Give.: Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money, developed by popular author and pastor James A. Harnish. Today you will be given stewardship campaign cards. Please begin praying on how much you are willing to commit to 2023-2024 fiscal year. On April 2nd we will offer a Breakfast. and on May 7th we will have our Commitment Sunday.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets from 9:30 -11 am on Tuesdays. On March 28 we will begin a 7-week study of 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.
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.
Little Library Reminder: browse and borrow freely or trade in one at a time. Please do not bring boxes of books.
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.
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). Bell choir meets on Wednesday evening following Chancel Choir at 7 pm
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 are protective of information.
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.
Backpack Ministry: Our backpack ministry responds to Christ’s concern for prisoners (Matthew 25: 36, 39, 43). Our Church is the only organization in that provides backpacks to indigent men and women being released from the Douglas County Correctional Facility.
Prison ministry goes back to the beginning of Methodism. Eight years before John Wesley’s heart-warming experience of God’s grace on Aldersgate Street, he had already begun practicing acts of mercy as an essential part of faith. One of his acts of mercy was to visit prison five days a week.
When Kenny Teague, Minister at the Douglas County Sheriff Detention Center learned we were going to do the Backpack Ministry again, he said this is awesome and thank you and your members. We want to provide 48 backpacks (36 for men and 12 for women). We purchase the backpacks and then with you help fill them with a wide variety of personal items, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, towel/washcloth, razor, socks, wallet, and other personal items. There is also devotional material in each backpack to help these men and women get their life on track with spiritual help.
Please stop by the table near the office and choose a card listing an item or items to be purchased or give a cash donation for the purchase of the backpacks and/or the needed supplies and toiletries. The supplies for the backpacks need to be returned to the Church by Sunday, April 16th.
April 2nd: Palm Sunday services at 9 and 10:45
April 2nd 2023-2024 Stewardship Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast In between Service
April 6: Maundy Thursday service at 6 pm, pot luck dinner before
April 7: Good Friday service at 6 pm
April 9: Easter Sunday, 3 services. 6:30 am (Parking Lot), 9 am, 11:00 am; Egg Hunt following the 9 am
April 9: Backpack Ministry donations are due
April 13: Leah Circle, Women United in Faith, lunch & program 11:45 Fellowship Hall
April 19: Knot Again 6-8:30 pm Fellowship Hall
April 20: Men’s luncheon at Pegasus, 11:30 am
May 7th: Commitment Sunday
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.
Our Web Presence
Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Jan and Bud Richter
Jerri and Guy Groves
Maria Molieri, sister of Vince Molieri
Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s Grandson)
The family of Bert Kennish
The family of Carolyn Thomas
The Family of Tracy Beaman Services for April 22nd at 11 a.m.
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! ” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him. Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!” John 12:12-19
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