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Worship Info for 2/25/24

We hope you join us this Sunday for worship.

Worship Service Times

9 a.m. Modern Worship

10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship

Both Services are offered online through our Facebook and YouTube channels.

To find our live stream go to ( ) and click on either the YouTube or Facebook option.

Don't forget that your name tags are appreciated.

Liturgical Sunday: 2nd Sunday In Lent

Liturgical Color: Purple

Sermon Title: Why Are You Afraid?

Scripture Reading: Matthew 8:22-27

Preaching: Rev. Matt Franks

Putting Our Faith Into Practice

Daily Scripture Readings

Monday: Genesis 17:1-7,15-16

Tuesday Psalm 22:23-31

Wednesday: Romans 4:13-25

Thursday: Mark 8:31-38

Quote & Prayer of the Week

In the midst of our fears, God is always calling us to sing and serve.  We are to receive comfort of God within us and to share the comfort of God with those around us. ~Magrey R. DeVega


Gracious God, when anxiety overwhelms me, give me the strength to face each day. Remind me of your promises and help me to stand firm in your truth. Grant me the courage to overcome my fears and to find refuge in your unfailing love. Amen.


Loving God we lift up to you…

The United Methodist Church

Storms occurring across the country

Those members of the congregation recovering from being ill

Mountain Sky Annual Conference

Our Pastors and Staff

Little Blessings Families

Conflict in the Middle East

Jan and Bud Richter

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable

Rose Andrade

Diann Lawson, daughter of Lowell Burgener

Kathy Spackman neighbor of Julie and George Curran

Bill Ellen's

Sid Jordan, brother-in-law to Julie Bailey

Leona and Garrett Mathes, sister and brother-in-law to Chuck Bailey

Erin Carter, third cousin of Marilyn Zonic

Sarah McAneny

Tom and Cynthia Johnson

Family of Bill Payne

Family of June Osborne

Family of Velva and Alton Bains

Upcoming Events and Other Info.

Keep up with the 150th events here: 

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 25th Missions Revival Meeting 2 p.m.

Feb. 25th: Ad Council / “People v Property" meeting; 3-5 pm

Feb. 27th Finance Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 27: Hospitality Team meets at 7 pm

Feb. 28: Adult Education meeting 7 pm

March 3: Castle Rock Orchestra Concert, 3 pm.

March 10: Begin Daylight Savings Time — “Spring Forward!”

March 14: Leah. Circle Luncheon

March 21: Men’s Luncheon at Pegasus

March 24: Palm Sunday

Holy Week Services

March 29: Good Friday Worship at 6:30 p.m.

March 31: Easter Sunday

April 7: Backpack Ministry begins

April 17: Sesquicentennial History Night with speakers and dessert

April 28: Backpack Ministry concludes

July 7: Sesquicentennial “Old Time Ice Cream Social”

May 3-5: Women’s Retreat; details will be posted later.

Aug. 25, 2024: Sesquicentennial Special Worship Service celebrating FUMC 150th Year in Castle Rock

Knot Again will meet tonight, at 6 pm at the church. 

If you can tie a knot, please join us in this easy mission work. Our “knotting” dates are:

March 20, April 17, May 15


Church Photos: If you have any photos to share about church events —  small group dinners or lunches, mission activities, musicians, worship services, etc., please send them digitally to Rev. Matt. (


Community Kids: If you can help with providing and serving food to the children who come to our after-school SOCK program on Tuesday afternoons, please sign up at there welcome center.


Online Vespers: Attend our Virtual Spiritual Gathering every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. via our Facebook and YouTube Channels! Pastor Matt will deliver an online experience that you won't want to miss. Make sure to join the party on time!


Communion During Lent: Starting Feb. 18th we will offer Holy Communion in the Library in between services.


WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY RETREAT: May 3-5, 2024 Sign-ups are now available at the Welcome Center for this year’s Women’s Spirituality Retreat, When Change Comes Knocking at the Door. The cost is $140 which includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals. The retreat will begin with dinner on Friday evening and conclude after worship on Sunday. Led by Revs. Sarah and Brenda, the retreat will be held at Ponderosa Retreat Center in Larkspur.


Contemporary Bible Study Group: Join Rev. Sarah’s contemporary Bible study group meeting in person, Mondays  February 12, 2024 to March 25, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30 and on Zoom on Fridays  February 16, 2024  to March 29, 2024; 6:30PM to 8:30PM

The Book: Question Jesus Asked: A Six-week Study in the Gospels by Magrey R. DeVega Sign Up Sheet at the Welcome Desk.


Youth Lenten Study: Pastor Matt and Ashley will host the Youth Lenten Study in their home. This is a time of, food, fellowship, and Study. All youth are invited to join from 5-6:30 p.m. at 1700 McMurdo Trail. If you have questions or would like to help provide the meal one Sunday, please contact Pastor Matt or Ashley.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study has begun its Lenten Study — On The Road to the Cross by Rob Burkhart — and meets every Tuesday in the library from 9:30 - 11:00 am. Drop in anytime to learn more about the secondary characters who encountered and served Jesus his final days.


150th Commemorative Tee-shirts: Joyce Morales-Caramella has ordered tee-shirts for all who requested one. They should arrive in about 2 weeks, and if you haven’t yet paid for yours, you may do so when they arrive. If you missed ordering one, there will be an opportunity to order one in about a month.


Committee on Missions Revival: I am looking to revive our Committee on Missions. I am working on a document that will help drive our committee (see below). If you are looking to serve on the committee, please email me ( and let me know. I am looking to have an organizational meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25th. If you can't attend the meeting but want to join the team, please let me know.

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