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CRFUMC Worship Info for 10.22.23

CRFUMC Worship Experiences for 10.22.23

Liturgical Week: 21st Sunday After Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Green

Current Sermon Series

Sermon Title: Honest Moses

Scripture Reading: Exodus 33:12-23

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Thank you for joining us in worship today

Welcome! No matter who you are… No matter where you are on life’s journey… You are welcome here! Through Jesus Christ, we are called together as the Beloved Community to share the light and love of God.

If you are new to us, please fill out a Thank You for Joining Us! Card.

If you have a prayer request, you can fill out the prayer request card and turn it in during the passing of the peace in the prayer basket or when the plates are passed during the offering. These green cards can be found in the pews.

You can let us know you are joining us in worship by going to this site on your smartphone: or by scanning the QR code on the front of the bulletin. You can also register in person at the back of the Sanctuary.

During the offering time you can give online with the QR code or with the link You can also drop an offering in the offering plates as they come by.

Are you interested in becoming a part of the Castle Rock FUMC family? Please speak to Pastors to find out when you would like to join our Church Family.

Office Email: Office Phone: 303-688-3047



The Sunday Link for the Week of 10.22.23

For Prayer Requests go to:

The current newsletter is up on the website at

Food Drive This Sunday pick up a bag or two and fill it full of canned goods to help support Help and Hope Food Pantry. Bags need to be returned by Sunday, Oct 29th. If you have any questions please just ask Pastor Matt

Trunk or Treat Night: Community Kids will host the annual Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, October 24th, at 6:00 p.m. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Desk for those who would like to decorate their trunk. We will also have a donation box for Halloween Candy. The Boy Scouts will serve Hotdogs and hot drinks.

Missing a serving dish? Please check the kitchen for any dishes you may have left following one of our recent luncheons.

Celebrate Women’s Christmas – Saturday, December 2, from 10 am – 2 pm, all women are invited to celebrate Women’s Christmas. This is a time for women to take a few hours near the beginning of the holiday season to refocus, relax, and renew. Feel free to invite a friend. Lunch will be provided. The day will be led by Julie Bailey and Rev. Brenda Lear. Sign up at the Welcome Center or by emailing Rev. Brenda at

Time and Talent is November 5. There will be a blended church service at 9 a.m. Chairman Mike Vitek reports: “This is our Church’s annual fundraiser for: our youth’s mission trip; Trustees to purchase equipment for the Church; and the Mission Team to assist local mission(s). Our goal this year is to raise at least $7,250. Red pledge forms are available at the Welcome Desk and need to be returned by Thursday, November 2nd. They can be placed in the offering plate or returned to the Church office.” More details will appear in the October newsletter.

Dinner Groups: Our Dinner/Lunch Groups will soon begin gathering for a time of food, fellowship, and fun. If you signed up, your Core Group Leader will contact you. If you missed signing up or have questions, please ask Pastor Matt.

Plans for our church’s 150th anniversary are underway. Please save the date — August 25, 2024 — for the culminating worship service. Other activities are being planned and wil be announced in the coming months. Our next meeting will be Monday, October 8th at 6 pm in the church library.

Reverend Sarah’s Monday night contemporary studies group

Begins its study of Five Marks of a Methodist: The Fruit of a Living Faith by Steve Harper on October 16 at 6:30 pm (in person) and on October 20 at 6:30 pm (Zoom) . A signup sheet will be at the welcome center Is currently available, or you can contact Rev Sarah at to let us know you plan to attend. Books are available on Amazon. Please make sure you check the author’s name as there is a book with almost the same title by another author.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study will begin an Advent Study on November 28 when Rev. Matt will lead our discussion of Matt Rawle’s Experiencing Christmas: Christ in the Sights and Sounds of Advent, which is also the source of his Advent sermons and an online engagement (TBD). If you would like to purchase the book and/or participate in the Zoom discussion, sign up at the Welcome Center.

You may also purchase the book on your own at or .Prior to the Advent study, the Tuesday morning group will devote the next few weeks to a study of Scripture provided in the Common Lectionary. Join us in November, Advent, and the New Year — Tuesday morning at 9:30 in the church library.

Church Calendar Schedule: As we move into our new calendar year, remember that if you would like to schedule a meeting for your group at our church or have a need to reschedule a meeting, please check with Theresa Kepple to be sure the time and date are available.

Chancel Choir rehearsals have resumed on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 -7:00 pm. Please contact Nancy Docksey at 303-877-9085 if you are interested. In singing with the choir or joining the Bell Choir, which rehearses from 4 to 5:30 pm.and offers another opportunity to share in our church’s music ministry.

Rev. Sarah’s Wednesday morning coffee time on Zoom begin at 9:30. Contact the church office for the link to connect.

Catch Pastor Matt for Coffee: To help catch me you can go to this site and let me know when you want to meet:

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.

Event Reminders:

October 29: Castle Rock Symphony Orchestra in the Sanctuary, 3 pm

November 5th: One Worship Service at 9 a.m.

November 5: return to Mountain Standard Time

November 5: Time and Talent Auction following the one 10:45 service

December 2: Women’s Christmas, a mini-retreat, 10am-2 pm, Fellowship Hall

December 3: UWF Cookie Walk in Fellowship Hall

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

Zoom Sessions

• Rev. Sarah’s Contemporary Discussion Group, Zoom Sessions: Fridays at 6:30

• Coffee Time with Rev. Sarah, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.


Putting our Faith Into Practice:

Daily Scripture Readings

Monday •Exodus 33:12-23

Tuesday • Psalm 99

Wednesday • 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Thursday • Matthew 22:15-22

Quote of the Week

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, flowers, grass — grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

Weekly Prayer

Lord of hope, quiet our minds. Still, our hearts for your living ways are all we seek. Strengthen our lives; inspire our spirits. In your living waters flow endless grace. Amen.

Loving God we lift up to you…

The World, The Country, The State, The Town we Live In.

Conflict in the Middle East

The United Methodist Church

Mountain Sky Annual Conference

Our Pastors and Staff

Little Blessings Famlies

The family of Mike Terford, (brother of Lisa Andrews and Sarah McAneny

The family of Pam DeBord

The family of Kris Rausch ( Great aunt of Pastor Matt)

The family of Jean Zimmerman (twin sister of Judy Crenshaw)

Donna Murray

Sarah McAneny

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s grandson)

Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable

Melva Gray

Rose Andrade

Diann Lawson, daughter of Lowell Burgener

Jill Cheek

Bill Eylens


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