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CRFUMC Worship Info for 8.27.23

CRFUMC Worship Experiences for 8.27.23

Liturgical Week: 13th Sunday After Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Red

Current Sermon Series

Sermon Series: Radical Hospitality

Sermon Title: The Holy Spirit Empowers Us To Share Radical Hospitality

Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 4:8-10

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: 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.



The Sunday Link for the Week of August 27th 2023

For Prayer Requests go to:

The current newsletter is up on the website at

This Sunday will be the Last Bible Study for All People for the Summer meets at 11 a.m. Pastor Matt is leading a Bible Study utilizing the Curriculum Adult Bible Studies Summer 2023 which you can find it on Amazon We will gather work through the lesson and be done by noon. If you have questions, please email Pastor Matt at

Support for Maui: The United Methodist Committee on Relief – UMCOR – assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events—to alleviate suffering and serve as a source of help and hope for the vulnerable. Learn more about UMCOR by going here:

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.

September Newsletter deadline of August 21 has passed, but if you have photos of your group’s summer activities, please send them to Julie Bailey at before 12 noon on Tuesday, August 29.

Chancel Choir rehearsals resume in the sanctuary on September 6 from 5:30 -7:00 pm. We’d love to have new voices join us. Please contact Nancy Docksey at 303-877-9085 if you are interested.

Our dear Velva Bains will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Wednesday, September 13. Join us in a salad luncheon in Fellowship Hall from noon to 2 pm.

CRFUMC Scholarship Grants: Applications are now available in the church office and welcome center for students returning to a college or vocational school. Application requirements are listed on the application, and the deadline for submitting is September 1, 2023

2024 marks the 150th anniversary of the Methodist Church in Castle Rock. A steering committee to begin planning our celebration will convene in September. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please sign up at the welcome center or contact Julie Bailey at We will need all kinds of talent and help from print materials, and publicity, researchers, special celebratory events,, teeshirt design, and locating former pastors.

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

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: Join us on August 1 when we begin our study of Rabbi Jason Sobel’s Mysteries of the Messiah: unveiling divine connections from Genesis to today. Look for more details in the August newsletter. This group welcomes anyone who wishes to study Scripture, people, and events of the Bible up close.

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 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: 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.

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.

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 is protective of information.

Digital Photo Directory: To view the directory online, go to 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

Dinner for 8

We are looking into restarting our Dinner for 8 Ministry.

Our planning meeting will be Aug. 29th at 6 p.m.

Some may not be able to make it to the meeting. And I wanted to provide a space for those who cannot attend a space to share incites as we explore this ministry. You can fill out the form here if you cannot attend:

If you have any questions please email me (Here)

Pastor Matt Franks

Event Reminders:

August 27th: Youth Meetupo, 6 -8 pm at the church

September 1: Deadline for CRFUMC scholarship applications

September 6: Chancel Choir rehearsal at 5:30 pm

September 10: Return to 9 am modern service and 10:45 traditional services

September 10: Youth Meetup 8:30-10:30 am

September 13: 100th Birthday Celebration for Velva Bains

September 24: 4th Annual Walk to end ALS 1:30 pm starting from 105 Brewing C company on Park Street

September 28: Youth Digital Dash event, 6-8 pm.

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 Faith Into Practice

Daily Scripture Readings

Monday • 1 Corinthians 12

Tuesday • Matthew 5:46-47

Wednesday • Luke 10:25-37

Thursday • Acts 2:43-47

Friday • Matthew 28:16-20

Saturday • Romans 13:8

Quote of the Week

Each of us may be sure that if God sends us on stony paths He will provide us with strong shoes, and He will not send us out on any journey for which He does not equip us well.- Alexander MacLaren

Weekly Prayer

Dear God, help me to use the abilities you’ve given me to demonstrate radical hospitality. Amen.

We Lift Up The Following People:

The family of Pat Branson

The family of Ron Musgraves

Hank Slawson ,father of Julie Venable

Donna Murray

Sarah McAneny

Jan and Bud Richter

Betty Grant

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Garrett Humphrey (Pat Wood’s grandson)

Monty Franks (Pastor Matt’s father)

Safe Travels

All those traveling for the Labor day weekend

Lisa Andrews and Larry Pratt

Doug Bulen and Rev Brenda Lear

Victims of the Maui fires


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