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CRFUMC Worship Info for 10.8.23

CRFUMC Worship Experiences for 10.8.23

Liturgical Week: 19th Sunday After Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Green

Current Sermon Series

Sermon Series: The Letter to Philippi: Finding Joy Inside

Sermon Title: Our Goal

Scripture Reading: Philippians 3:4b-14

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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 10.8.23

For Prayer Requests go to:

The current newsletter is up on the website at

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

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.

Little Blessings The Holiday Gift Catalog raised over $1400 for School Supplies for Little Blessings. Thanks go to everyone who supported this fundraiser. Watch for the Butter Braids order form coming in November.

The Chrismons Repair Session is scheduled for October 19, If you can help, please join us for a sack lunch and fellowship at noon. We have the supplies needed for repair; we can use need “many hand to make light work.”

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

Harvest Dinner: Due to a lack of chairpersons to coordinate our annual Harvest Dinner, this event has been canceled for this year.

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 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.

Leah Circle of United Women in Faith will gather in Fellowship Hall on Thursday, October 13 at 11:45. Sonja Aldridge will present a program on “The Quilting Life.” Lunch will be provided. New members and drop-ins are welcome. Please join us.

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

Five Marks of a Methodist: The Fruit of a Living Faith by Steve Harper

  • In person class begins October 16th at 6:30PM to November 13th

  • Zoom Class will begin on October 20th via zoom at 6:30PM to November 17th

Five marks confirm our identity as genuine and fruitful followers of Christ: 1. A Methodist Loves God 2. A Methodist Rejoices in God 3. A Methodist Gives Thanks 4. A Methodist Prays Constantly 5. A Methodist Loves Others This brief book, suitable for sharing with others, provides a meditation on each of these characteristics. Prayerfully apply them to your journey with Jesus. If you are part of the worldwide Methodist or Wesleyan family, these five marks will grant a greater knowledge and appreciation for why and how you follow Jesus. If you are located in another part of the body of Christ, you can emerge with a solid foundation to keep your spiritual house standing strong. Christians marked by these five habits, when taken together have character. Each chapter ends with questions for reflection or discussion.

A signup sheet will be at the welcome center beginning September 24th 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.

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.

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 might not be until 2028.” Upcoming meetings are at 6 pm September 20, and October 18.

Rev. Sarah’s Wednesday morning coffee time on Zoom begins 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 9: Steering Committee for the 150th, 6 pm Library

October 13: Leah Circle 12pm - 2pm Fellowship Hall, lunch provided

October 16-20 : DCSD Fall Break

October 18: Knot Again, 6 pm

October 19: Chrismon Repair Session in Fellowship Hall, 12-3 pm

October 19: Men’s lunch at Pegasus, 12pm

October 24th Trunk or Treat 6 p.m.

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

November 5: return to Mountain Standard Time

November 5: Time and Talent Auction following the 9 a.m. service

November 18th Starlighting

November 26th First Sunday in Advent

December 2: Women’s Christmas, a mini-retreat, 10 am-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 20:1-20

Tuesday • Psalm 19

Wednesday • Philippians 3

Thursday • Matthew 21:33-46

Quote of the Week

In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

~Khalil Gibran

Weekly Prayer

Light in the Darkness, thank You for loving me. Please bring Your light into my soul and bless me with laughter. Everything around me proves I am empty of happy emotions, and I want that to change. My negative thoughts and gloomy moods have gotten the best of me, and I am longing for joy once again. I ask that You flood my heart with joyous peace, so I can remember what it feels like to smile. May my mind fill up with the joy of Heaven and let laughter continuously spring from my mouth. Amen.

Loving God we lift up to you…

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

The United Methodist Church

Mountain Sky Annual Conference

Our Pastors and Staff

Little Blessings Famlies

The family of Lois Burgener

The family of Jim Christenson (brother of Chip Christenson)

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

The family of Pam DeBord

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


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