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CRFUMC Worship Info for 9.17.23

CRFUMC Worship Experiences for 9.17.23

Liturgical Week: 16th Sunday After Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Green

Current Sermon Series

Liturgical Sunday: 16th Sunday after Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Green

Sermon Series: The Steps of Following Jesus

Sermon Title: The Third Step: Forgiveness

Scripture Reading: Matthew 18:21-35

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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 September 17th 2023

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.

Leah Circle (United Women in Faith) - will begin its 2023-24 calendar year on Thursday, September 14, at 11:45 in Fellowship Hall. Maryalice McHugh will present a program on Bibles. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite Bible(s) and share their stories about them. The September gathering is the perfect time to add this fellowship group to your life, but new members are welcome anytime.

Little Blessings Fall Fundraiser Get a head start on your holiday shopping! The catalog has a variety of gifts, household goods and gift wrap. Pay online or by cash or check. Orders due by September 14. Catalogs and order forms will be available at the Welcome desk. Little Blessings is raising funds to maintain and improve our playground and to update classrooms as needed. We get 30-50% of the profits from the sale.

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.

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.

Colorado Rockies Tickets: Due to the rain and cancellation of the drone show at Coors Field on August 19, the Rockies’ management has provided Brenda Ryan with free replacement tickets. See her for details or contact her at (720) 290-2814 or

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 begin at 9:30. Contact the church office for the link to connect.

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.

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.)

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.

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

Event Reminders:

  • September 13: 100th Birthday Celebration for Velva Bains

  • September 14: Orders due for Little Blessings fundraiser

  • September 14: Leah Circle 11:45 Fellowship Hall, lunch provided

  • September 21: Men’s luncheon at Pegasus, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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.

For Prayer Requests go to:

The current newsletter is up on the website at


Putting our Faith Into Practice:

The Upper Room is Available on the

Welcome Center Desk

Daily Scripture Readings

Monday • Exodus 14:19-31

Tuesday • Psalm 103:1-13

Wednesday • Romans 14:1-12

Thursday • Matthew 18:21-35

Quote of the Week

Forgiveness isn't just a blessing you deliver to another human being. Forgiveness is also a gift you give yourself.~Robin S. Sharma

Weekly Prayer

Dear God, thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day..

We Lift Up The Following People:

The family of Pat Branson

The family of Ron Musgraves

The family of Jim Christianson

The family of Lois Burgener

The family of Bob Yochem

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

Mike Terford, brother of Sarah McAneny and Lisa Andrews

Melva Gray

Rose Andrade


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