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CRFUMC Worship Info for 6.4.23

CRFUMC Worship Experiences for 6.4.2023

Liturgical Week: Trinity Sunday

Liturgical Color: Red

Current Sermon Series

Sermon Title: Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Sermon Text: Genesis 1:27-2:4a


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

Prelude


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 UMH 145 Morning Has Broken

1. Morning has broken like the first morning; blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning! Praise for them,

springing fresh from the Word!


2. Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven, like the first dewfall on the first grass. Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,

sprung in completeness where his feet pass.


3.Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning born of the one light Eden saw play! Praise with elation, praise every morning, God's recreation of the new day!


Call To Worship Liturgist

All: God, whose imagination saw all that is good, beautiful, and loving, continues to see us as beloved children in the divine family. The Word which called forth the stars in every universe, speaks to us of giving ourselves through the baptismal life. The Spirit, which moved over creation, breathing life into all things, fills us with peace and patience, with hope and healing to share.


Special Music: Linda Pottenger to sing “Blessings”


We Pray Together

Call to Reconciliation Liturgist Leader: We know too well our foolishness, our brokenness, our human ways of doing things. But God knows our hearts, our hopes, our desire to be made new. As we offer our prayers of confession, let us open ourselves to God, who will forgive us and give us new life.

Unison Prayer for Forgiveness

All: We have been created for goodness by you, Artist of all things, but we continue to be filled with bitterness. Your Word would enable us to speak of joy to others, but we offer only judgment. The Spirit which breathes hope into us could be shared with everyone we meet, but we are tempted to hold our breath until we turn blue, rather than giving peace to those around us.

But you have said that everything created is good, even we foolish children of yours, God of wonder and grace. With the Spirit as our sister, we know we can bring healing and hope to those who need it most. With your Word, Jesus Christ, as our brother, we know we can tell others of your mercy and of our love for them in every moment.


Assurance of Pardon Liturgist

Leader: By God’s grace, our chaotic choices become creative grace for others; our foolishness can be transformed by God’s goodness; our lives can become new by the Spirit of our God.

All: The good news is as true as it was on creation’s first morning: Creator God is the redeeming Word who is the Breath of life for all people, even us. Thanks be to God for forgiveness and grace in 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. 174 All Things Bright and Beautiful

1) All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,

all things wise and wonderful: the Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings,

God made their glowing colors, and made their tiny wings.


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 Genesis 1:27-2:4a


Scripture Reading Response

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


Sermon Title: "Why Does God Allow Suffering?”

Given by Rev. Matt Franks


Hymn of Response UMH 144 This Is My Father’s World

1. This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings,

and round me rings the music of the spheres.

This is my Father's world: I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees,

of skies and seas; his hand the wonders wrought.


3. This is my Father's world.

O let me ne'er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.

This is my Father's world: why should my heart be sad? The Lord is King;

let the heavens ring! God reigns; let the earth be glad!


Service of Holy Communion

A Service of Holy Communion


Benediction


Postlude

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.


Song of Celebration: Come and Find The Quiet Center TFWS 2128


Time of Prayer Led by Rev. Matt Franks


Music Solo: Linda Pottenger “Blessings”


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


We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Scripture Reading Genesis 1:27-2:4a


Scripture Reading Response

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


Sermon Title: "Why Does God Allow Suffering?”

Given by Rev. Matt Franks Senior Pastor Castle Rock FUMC


Service of Holy Communion

The Great Thanksgiving


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 4th 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


Church Hospitality and Church Outreach Team:

We will meet on June 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Anyone who is interested in either of these ministry teams please join us. If you cannot attend but want to help email Pastor Matt at matt.franks@fumccr.org


Rev Sarahs’s Coffee Time on Wednesday via Zoom will not be meeting in June we will start back the first Wednesday in July.


Thanks to everyone who helped with the cleanup of the grounds on May 23.


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.


The Administrative Council will meet on June 19th at 6:30 p.m.


Mountain Sky Annual Conference June 22nd-25th at FUMC Colorado Springs


Saddle Up, Partners for Community Kids Summer Kick-Off!


First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock is excited to host a rootin, tootin’ good time for our Community Kids! There will be music, food, a horse & carriage, and Wild West fun!

Ages: Kindergarten- 5th grade

When: Friday, June 9th 9:00am-12:00pm

Questions? Please email fumccrchildrensministry@gmail.com


A huge thank you to Leah Circle and Love Circle for the generous donation to the churches outside flower gardens. You will notice two flower pots by the front doors of the church and several new plants added to the flower beds. We appreciate their gift of love.


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.)


2023-2024 Stewardship Campaign: If you have not turned in your cards you still can in the Church office.


Catch Pastor Matt for Coffee: Will be out this next week as I will be on the Youth Mission Trip


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 Amazonhttps://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


Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets from 9:30 -11 am on Tuesdays and is open to anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close. New members and drop-ins are welcome. From May 16 through June June 20 we’ll be reading and discussing Adam Hamilton’s latest book Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws.


The Next Book for Contemporary Issues

Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy. By Bob Goff


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


Rev. Sarah will plan on having a signup sheet ready for the welcome desk on my first Sunday back (July 2).


Through his pithy and inspiring storytelling that has endeared him to millions, New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff reassures readers that they can harness today's distractions, follow Jesus' example, and find focus, purpose, and joy.


You probably know what it's like to be driving down the road when you suddenly feel the vibration and hear the guh-guh-guh-guh-guh of the rumble strips--those grooves in the pavement--warning you that you've drifted out of your lane. You didn't mean to get distracted. You only took your eyes off the road for a moment, but you drifted off course. And that's a lot like life, isn't it?


In Undistracted, Bob Goff lovingly yanks us back in our lane and helps us get back on track so we can live our lives with real purpose and joy. Bob's inspiring and entertaining stories show us what it looks like to live a beautiful and purposeful life rather than drifting aimlessly from one season to the next. He encourages us to fix our eyes on Jesus and harness life's distractions so we can find joy despite our circumstances.


The Bell Choir, under the leadership of 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).


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


Event Reminders:

  • June 4-9: Youth Mission Trip to New Mexico

  • June 8: 11:30, Leah Circle sack lunch picnic at the park near the fairgrounds, off Plum Creek Parkway

  • June 9: Community Kids Summer Kick-Off! 9-12

  • June 21: Deadline for July newsletter articles

  • June 21: Knot Again, 6 pm

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

Daily Scripture Readings

Monday: Genesis 12:1-9

Tuesday: Psalm 33:1-12

Wednesday: Romans 4:13-25

Thursday: Matthew 9:9-13,18-26

Friday: Genesis 1:1-24a


Quote of the Week

“The sweeping message of the Bible is not a promise that those who believe and do good will not suffer. Instead the Bible is largely a book about people who refused to let go of their faith in the face of suffering.”


Hamilton, Adam. Why?: Making Sense of God's Will . Abingdon Press. Kindle Edition.

Weekly Prayer

Breathe on me breath of God. (Pause)

Breathe on me breath of God. (Pause)

Breathe on me breath of God. (Pause)

Amen.


We Lift Up The Following People:

The Family of Joe Crenshaw

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)


Celebration of Life for Joe Crenshaw

will be on June 10th at 11 a.m.


How to connect with worship online

To Watch on Facebook:


Like our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/castlerockfumc


A couple of tips. When you see a “get reminder” button on the video announcement. Click on that. Then whenever we go live, the reminder will pop up in your notifications and you can simply click on the notification to go straight to the video. You can use the direct link here: https://www.facebook.com/castlerockfumc/live_videos/


​For Youtube Use

For a direct link to our Youtube Channel go here:


Note that you can also watch the service on a smart TV with the YouTube app and/or by casting the service to the TV from your phone/tablet if it's set up properly - click the icon next to YouTube. See the image below



 





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