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CRFUMC Worship Info for 9.24.23

CRFUMC Worship Experiences for 9.24.23

Liturgical Week: 17th Sunday After Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Green

Current Sermon Series

Sermon Series: The Letter to Philippi: Finding Joy Inside

Sermon Title: Full of Hope

Scripture Reading Philippians 1:21-30

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All of our Services are live-streamed go to ( ) and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.

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 September 24th 2023

For Prayer Requests go to:

The current newsletter is up on the website at

Our Chrismons need repair. Can you help? Advent season is just around the corner and the decorations we place on the sanctuary tree are in need of repair. If you would like to help, please sign the sheet at the welcome center. We have the supplies needed for repair; we use need “many hands to make light work.”

Time and Talent is November 5. There will be a blended church service at 9 am. 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.

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 wi. l be announced in the coming months.

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 p.m. and offers another opportunity to share in our church’s music ministry.

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 begins 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.)

The United Methodist Committee on Relief 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:

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.

Event Reminders:

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

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

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

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:

The Upper Room is Available on the

Welcome Center Desk

Daily Scripture Readings

Monday • Exodus 16:2-15

Tuesday • Psalm 145:1-8

Wednesday • Philippians 1:21-30

Thursday • Matthew 20:1-16

Quote of the Week

We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.~ Joseph Campbell

Weekly Prayer

Lord, I pray that You fill me with the joy of the Lord, that overwhelming joy. Your joy is unlike anything this world has to offer. I will lift my eyes to the hills, Lord, because I know from You comes my joy and peace.

We Lift Up The Following People:

The family of Lois Burgener

The family of Jim Christenson

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 Enable

Melva Gray

Diann Lawson, daughter of Lowell Burgener

Rose Andrade


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