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CRFUMC Worship Info for 6.25.23

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

CRFUMC Worship Experiences for 6.25.2023

Liturgical Week: 4th Sunday After Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Red

Current Sermon Series

Sermon Title: Why Does God's Love Prevail?

Sermon Text: Romans 8


Thank you for joining us in worship today.

  • 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 them in when the plates are passed during the offering. These cards can be found in the pews.

  • You can let us know you are joining us in worship and any prayer request by going to this site on your smartphone: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc 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 https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc 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.


 

8:30 a.m. Outdoor Chapel Service

Order of Service

8:30 a.m. Outdoor Chapel for 6.18.23

Liturgical Sunday: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost Liturgical Color: Red


Prelude Pat Hammond


Welcome & Greeting Rev. Matt Franks

Welcome to Worship with us here at Castle Rock FUMC. Our Mission is to share the light and love of God within our community and beyond. One of the ways we live into our mission is that in worship we connect to one another and to how God is speaking to us through, prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Let us connect to one another by greeting each other.


Hymn TFWS 2040 Awesome God

Our God is an awesome God; he reigns from heaven above

with wisdom, pow'r, and love. Our God is an awesome God!

Call To Worship Liturgist

Leader: Jesus spoke to the people in parables, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. Smallest of seeds, yet greatest of trees; home for the birds of the air.


People: Let our faith bloom and grow in this time of worship; let this place be a shelter and home for all who are weary.


Leader: The kingdom of heaven is like yeast, kneaded into flour, that it might rise and feed many.


People: Let the community gathered here increase in faith and devotion, so that we might nourish the world with the good news of God.


Leader: The kingdom of heaven is like hidden treasure, buried in a field until it is discovered in joy.


People: Let this time of worship be an uncovering of God’s mysteries. God is here! Christ is revealed! The Spirit lives among us! Let us worship God!


Music: Talking About The Love of God Musical Trio sung by Linda Pottenger, Julie Bailey, Nancy Docksey

We Pray Together

Congregational Prayer Liturgist

All: Eternal God, as we gather in this time and place, we are reminded of your mighty works amid the great drama of human history. We praise you for never giving up on us, for loving us with a love from which nothing can separate us. May we become more aware of your activity and presence, that we will see you more clearly at work in the midst of all the pain and joy of our lives. Amen.

The Pastoral Prayer Rev. Matt Franks


The Lord’s Prayer found in the UMH 895

All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


Hymn No. 408 The Gift Of Love

1. Though I may speak with bravest fire, and have the gift to all inspire,

and have not love, my words are vain, as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.


2. Though I may give all I possess, and striving so my love profess,

but not be given by love within, the profit soon turns strangely thin.


3. Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control, our spirits long to be made whole.

Let inward love guide every deed; by this we worship, and are freed.


We Share Our Gifts Together

Opportunities for Connection and Service

To help stay connected to the Church you can find all of our social media presence here: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc

Sharing of Our Tithes and Offerings

You can give online with the QR code or with the link https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc

You can also drop an offering in the offering plates as they come by.

The Doxology UMH No. 94

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise God, the source of all our gifts!

Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Scripture Reading Romans 8:28,35,37-39

Scripture Reading Response

Pastor: The Scriptures of Faith for the people of faith. All Thanks be to God, Amen.


Sermon Title: "Why Does God Love Prevail?” Given by Rev. Matt Franks


Hymn of Response UMH 384 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

1. Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, to earth come down; fix in us thy humble

dwelling; all thy faithful mercies crown! Jesus, thou art all compassion, pure, unbounded love

thou art; visit us with thy salvation; enter every trembling heart.


4. Finish, then, thy new creation; pure and spotless let us be. Let us see thy great salvation

perfectly restored in thee; changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place, till

we cast our crowns before thee, lost in wonder, love, and praise.


Benediction

Postlude Pat Hammond



10 a.m. Modern Worship


Opening Music


Welcome and Greeting

Welcome to Worship with us here at Castle Rock FUMC. Our Mission is to share the light and love of God within our community and beyond. One of the ways we live into our mission is that in worship we connect to one another and to how God is speaking to us through, prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Let us connect to one another by greeting each other.


Music


Opportunities for Linking into Our Church

To help stay connected to the Church you can find all of our social media presence here: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc

Offering

You can give online with the QR code or with the link https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc


Offering Music


Time of Prayer Led by Rev. Matt Franks


Music


We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:28,35, 37-39


Scripture Reading Response

Pastor: The Scriptures of Faith for the people of faith. All Thanks be to God, Amen.


Sermon Title: "Why Does God’s Love Prevail?” Given by Rev. Matt Franks

Closing Words

During this time, we invite you to stand as you are able

and hold hands with your neighbor as you feel comfortable.


Closing Music


 

The Sunday Link for the Week of June 25th 2023

Rev. Sarah will be on Renewal Leave for the month of June.

Please reach out to Pastor Matt if anything is needed.

He can be reached on his cell at 405-919-8567 or email: matt.franks@fumccr.org


July 2nd Sneaker Sunday! One Worship Service Outdoors at 8:30 a.m. In honor of Pastor Matt’s July birthday and his first complete year at CCFUMC, we are suggesting congregants wear their favorite sneakers to church. In the words of author Barbara Johnson: “The attitude of kindness is everyday stuff like a great pair of sneakers. Not frilly. Not fancy. Just plain and comfortable.”

Little Library News: 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.)


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.


Sunday Bible Study for All People Starting June 11th at 11 a.m. Pastor Matt will lead a Bible Study utilizing the Curriculum Adult Bible Studies Summer 2023 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 matt.franks@fumccr.org


July 30th One Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. and Food and Fellowship after the service.


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.


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


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 (Tuesday’s, 9:30 -11 am) finishes their study of Adam Hamilton’s book Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws on June 27. The group will not meet in July but will resume on August 1 and begin a news study based on Rabbi Jason Sobel’s Mysteries of the Messiah: unveiling divine connections from Genesis to today. Look for more details in the July newsletter. This group welcomes anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close.


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 set up at Crowfoot Coffee 734 Wilcox St. Monday-Thursday from 7:45-9 a.m. ish if you want to come by and chat or just work beside me. Trust me you are not bothering me. I am just working on emails and graphics for Church or the website.


Sunday Bible Study for All People Starting June 11th at 11 a.m. I will lead a Bible Study utilizing the Curriculum Adult Bible Studies Summer 2023 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 matt.franks@fumccr.org

Join Pastor Matt’s Text Group this is to help communicate things like outdoor chapel and other important info. You can join it by clicking this link https://www.remind.com/join/mattcrumc


Upcoming Events

  • June 19: Administrative Council, 6:30 pm

  • June 20th SPRC at 6 p.m.

  • June 21: Deadline for July newsletter articles

  • June 21: Knot Again, 6 pm

  • June 22-25: Mountain Sky Annual Conference., Colorado Springs

  • July 2nd One Worship Service at 8:30 a.m.

  • July 30th One Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. and Food and Fellowship after the service.

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


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



Putting our Faith Into Practice:

The Upper Room is Available on the

Welcome Center Desk


Daily Scripture Readings

Monday: Genesis 22:1-14

Tuesday: Psalm 13

Wednesday: Romans 6:12-23

Thursday: Matthew 10:40-42

Friday: Matthew Romans 8


Quote of the Week

Love without holiness disintegrates into sentimentality. Personal integrity is lost. But holiness without love is not holiness at all. In spite of its label, it displays harshness, judgmentalism, a critical spirit, and all its capacity for discrimination ends in nit-picking and divisiveness.


Wynkoop, Mildred Bangs. A Theology of Love . Beacon Hill Press. Kindle Edition.


Weekly Prayer

Lord, we thank you that our churches are like big families. Lord, let your spirit of reconciliation blow over all the earth. Let Christians live your love. Lord, we praise you in Europe's cathedrals, in America's offerings, And in our African songs of praise. Lord, we thank you that we have brothers and sisters in all the world. Be with them that make peace. Amen.


Tutu, Desmond. An African Prayer Book (pp. 65-66). The Crown Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.


We Lift Up The Following People:

The Family of Joe Crenshaw

Donna Murray

Sarah McAneny

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s grandson)

Pat Branson

Susie Carbral (Rose Andrade’s sister)



 





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