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CRFUMC Worship Info for 9.3.23

CRFUMC Worship Experiences for 9.3.23

Liturgical Week: 14th Sunday After Pentecost

Liturgical Color: White

Current Sermon Series

Sermon Series: The Steps of Following Jesus


Sermon Title: "The First Step: Follow Jesus Lead"


Sermon Text: Matthew 16:21-28


Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated.


All of our Services are live-streamed



and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.


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.


 


 

The Sunday Link for the Week of September 3rd 2023



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


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


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: https://umcmission.org/umcor/




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 until 2028.”


Upcoming meetings are at 6 pm September 20, and October 18.




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




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 brbeekay@comcast.net.




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.)




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).




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.




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 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




The current issue of The Upper Room is available at the Welcome Center.




Event Reminders:


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 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.




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.




Please keep the following people in your prayers:


The family of Pat Branson


The family of Ron Musgraves


The family of Lois Burgener (Services will be at a later date)


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)


Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable


Safe Travels: All those traveling for the Labor day weekend




Putting Faith Into Practice

Daily Scripture Readings

Putting our Faith Into Practice:

The Upper Room is Available on the

Welcome Center Desk


Daily Scripture Readings

Monday • Exodus 3:1-15

Tuesday • Psalm 26:1-8

Wednesday • Romans 12:9-21

Thursday • Matthew 16:21-28

Quote of the Week

“Every human being has a longing for God. Christians go one step further—not only do we long for God, but we have the treasure of his presence always with us.” ~Mother Teresa


Weekly Prayer

Divine Creator, we express gratitude for the week ahead of us. We acknowledge and celebrate the inherent goodness within existence, as you encompass it. May this upcoming week be characterized by a sense of tranquility and optimism, rooted in the understanding that you are the wellspring of all that is. Amen.


We Lift Up The Following People:

The family of Pat Branson

The family of Ron Musgraves

The family of Lois Burgener (Services will be at a later date)

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)

Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable

Safe Travels: All those traveling for the Labor day weekend


 





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