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Worship Experiences for Sunday 11.27.22

CRFUMC Worship Experiences for 11.27.22

1st Sunday of Advent

Liturgical Color: Blue or Purple

At First United Methodist Church Castle Rock we are touching people and changing lives through the love of Jesus Christ. Quote of The Week: “It’s presents that we send to family and to friends. It’s jolly cards and merry hearts. Yes, Christmas is red.” ~Matthew Paul Turner Sunday Schedule 9 a.m. Modern Worship 9 a.m. Community Kids Time 10 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship 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. Please keep the following people in Prayer:


· The family Dave Archer

· Patty Claussen

· Jan and Bud Richter

· Cynthia and Tom Johnson

· Betty Grant

· Sarah McAneny

· Jerri and Guy Groves

· The family of Shirley Spencer

· Joyce Carmella

· Tracy Beaman

· Sean Mendez


Thank you for joining us in worship today.


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




9 a.m. Modern Worship

Opening Music

Welcome and Greeting

· Thank you for joining us today in worship. 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 by going to this site on your smart phone: 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.



About the 9 a.m. Modern Service

The modern service is a worship experience that mixes a lot of elements of worship together to provide a meaningful experience. The order of the service varies and shifts as needed to provide a great experience.


Sermon Title: Christmas Is Red, Waiting and Hoping

Given by Rev. Matt Franks Senior Pastor CRFUMC

Primary Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5


Opportunities for Service, Connection, and Sending

To help stay connected to the Church you can find all of our social media presence here: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc


Closing Music

10:45 a.m. Traditional Service

+= stand if you are able


Prelude


Welcome

Thank you for joining us today in worship. 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 by going to this site on your smart phone: https://linktr.ee/castlerockfumc or by scanning the QR code on the front of the program.


Special Music

Coventry Carol / God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Lighting Song Book of Worship 209

1. Light one candle: Christ is coming,

Christ, the Hope of the world.

Light one candle: Christ is coming,

Christ is coming soon!


Greeting Time

Greet one another in person or online.

+Hymn: Prepare The Way of the Lord UMH 207

Advent Statement of Faith

All: We are an Advent people, a people of hope.

For us, Advent is a time of waiting, and so we wait. We wait for the coming of the One who is the fulfillment of God’s promise, the fulfillment of hope, the declaration that we have been redeemed.

Even so, we are not a naïve people. We know that the world in which we live will continue to be filled with pain and sorrow. We know that hatred and violence will continue to exist. We know that death and separation will continue to be a part of our lives.

But because we are an Advent people, we know that none of these things will win in the end.

The Holy One is coming, to make holy once again all that was, is, and ever will be.

And in our waiting and our hoping, we work and worship, pray and play, in all things hoping that peace, love and joy will reign in our lives and in our world, now and forever. Amen.

+Hymn: Wait for the Lord W&S 3049


Unison Prayer

All: O Lord, as we enter this season of Advent, this time of waiting and anticipation, fill us with the hope of Christ. Help me to wait in expectation for Your great light to shine in this world. In this journey we are taking, may we discover You are light and love. May Your light fill all the darkest corners of our own hearts. Fill us with the hope of Christmas, that the birth of a baby – Jesus Christ, your Son – will change the world, and will work a change in our lives. Help us remember our inheritance as your followers, and that regardless of our circumstances, that inheritance does not change. Show us how to put our hope in you this day. Hear our prayers for this advent season and make our dreams into a bright Advent reality.


The Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer UMH 895

Hymn: Soon and Very Soon UMH 706

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.

Special Music Sussex Carol

The Doxology UMH 94

Chancel Choir Anthem: We Wait

We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Given by Rev. Matt Franks Senior Pastor CRFUMC


Prayer of Illumination Pastor Matt Franks

All: Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.

Scripture Reading Isaiah 2:1-5


Scripture Reading Response: Pastor Matt Franks

Liturgist: The Scriptures of Faith for the people of faith.

All Thanks be to God, Amen.

Hymn: As We Go TFWS 3182

Benediction

Postlude













Ways to Link with CRFUMC


During Advent, we will serve Holy Communion in the fellowship hall in between services for those that want to receive Holy Communion during this Holy season. On December 4th Communion will be offered at both services.


December 4th is “Christmas Sweater Sunday.” Pull out that festive and colorful sweater or vest, the one with happy snowmen, crazy reindeer, or Christmas balls. bells, and lights, and join in the fun.


The UMF Cookie Walk Returns! On Sunday morning, December 4th Fellowship Hall will be filled with tables of festive and delicious cookies to purchase. To make this a successful event, UMF is also looking for donations. Donating a few dozen of your favorite cookies is a wonderful way to share your tasty recipe with others while filling your own box with various cookies for your holiday gatherings. Whether purchasing, donating, or doing both, United Women of Faith appreciate your participation.


Look for the Mission Team Giving Tree when you enter the church. As you pick up a tag or two from the tree, you are supporting the Christmas project of the church Mission Team. Each ornament on the tree represents a gift to be given to a boy or girl associated with Southridge Elementary, or to a resident of Brookside Nursing Home, or Castle Care Nursing Home. All gifts should be wrapped and returned to the church by December 11. If you would like to give a $25 grocery gift card, the church has already purchased them and will track all donations accordingly.


Have you noticed the beautifully decorated Toy Shop as you enter the church? In addition to welcoming us to worship, the Toy Shop is a key part of our children’s ADVENTure into Advent. Throughout the season, children will be playing an “I Spy” game involving the Toy Shop and a book titled I Got the Christmas Spirit. The book’s focus on the joys of the holiday season will be celebrated at the 4 pm Family Christmas. Be sure to encourage your children and grandchildren to join in the fun. Prizes will be awarded! (And thank you, Tammy Klos and Lisa Stead for the Toy Shop’s artistic presentation.)


“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is the theme for both our children’s musical program on December 13 and the Castle Rock Orchestra’s December 18th Concert. Both programs will be in our church sanctuary and promise to put you in the Christmas spirit.


Rev. Sarah has chosen the text for the Contemporary Studies Group Advent Study : The Angels of Christmas: Hearing God's Voice in Advent, by Susan Robb. This four-week Advent study explores the four angelic visits surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds and how these four angelic appearances hold meaning for listeners both then and now.

In Person Sessions: Mondays, November 28 through December 19; 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Zoom Sessions: Fridays, December 2 through December 23; 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Update on the New Church Photo Directory: The directory will be available on line by 11.28.22. Details for logging on will posted as soon as the directory is live.


S.O.C.K. Volunteers are needed to provide and prepare meals for our Tuesday afternoon SOCK program (Serving Our Community Kids). Sign up at the Welcome Center.


Save The Dates

December 4: Annual Cookie Walk, sponsored by United Women in Faith

December 13: Children’s Musical “A Charlie Brown Christmas” 6:30 pm

December 18: Castle Rock Orchestra “An Animated Christmas” concert 3 pm

December 21: Blue Christmas Service at 6:30 pm

December 25 & January 1: one service at 10 am

November-December Upper Room and copies of the November Newsletter are available at the Welcome Center.


Thanks to all who helped with the hanging of the greens last Sunday.


During Advent, we will serve Holy Communion in the fellowship hall in between services for those that want to receive Holy Communion during this Holy season. On December 4th Communion will be offered at both services.



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