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Worship Info for 3/10/24

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: 4th Sunday In Lent

Liturgical Color: Purple

Sermon Title: What Do You Live For?

Scripture Reading: Mark 8:34-38

Preaching: Rev. Matt Franks

Daily Scripture Readings

Monday: Numbers 21:4-9

Tuesday Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

Wednesday: Ephesians 2:1-10

Thursday:John 3:14-21


Quote & Prayer of the Week

God is calling you to take up your cross and follow Jesus, and discover the truest, fullest life that God intends for you. ~Magrey R. DeVega


Grant that we may be united in a fellowship of love and prayer; give us the courage to pick up our cross and respond to the needs of the world, give us the stamina to follow you, to be your hands and heart in the world; enable us to witness to your grace and mercy.


Loving God we lift up to you…

The United Methodist Church

Mountain Sky Annual Conference

Our Pastors and Staff

Little Blessings Families

Storms occurring across the country

Conflict in the Middle East

Jan and Bud Richter

Maria Molieri (sister of Vince Molieri)

Hank Slawson, Father of Julie Venable

Kathy Spackman neighbor of Julie and George Curran

Sid Jordan, brother-in-law to Julie Bailey

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

Tom and Cynthia Johnson

Alton Baines

Velva Baines

Cameron Hayden

Family of Bill Payne

Family of June Osborne

Family of Esabella Kaeuwai

Upcoming Events and Other Info.

Keep up with the 150th events here: 

Planned Events

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

March 11: 150th Steering Committee Meeting, 5:30 pm Library

March 12: Usher Meeting, 6:30 pm 

March 14: Leah. Circle Luncheon, 11:45  (sack lunch)

March 21: Men’s Luncheon at Pegasus, 11:30

March 24: Palm Sunday

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

March 31: Easter Sunday

April 7: New Membership Class, 6 pm. 

April 14: Backpack Ministry begins

April 17: Sesquicentennial History Night with speakers and dessert

May 5: Backpack Ministry concludes

June 15: All-church Service Project for Help and Hope Food Pantry, 9-3 pm

July 7: Sesquicentennial “Old Time Ice Cream Social”

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

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

Special Prayer Request: Amy Dannels-McClure son Becker will be participating in the Regis Jesuit Boys Division’s 157th Kairos Retreat from Tuesday, March 5 to March 8 at Ponderosa Retreat Center outside Colorado Springs. We invite you to add Backer to your daily prayers while he is at retreat.

Butter Braids: Welcome to our online fundraiser. Your purchases will support the First United Methodist Youth's Mission Trip to Puerto Rico this summer! We greatly appreciate your support!

Keep up with the 150th events here: 

A Volunteer Opportunity: The Outreach and Hospitality Team is looking for some volunteers to make follow-up phone contact with Sunday morning guests and visitors. A script to guide conversation will be provided and the time commitment is just a few hours on Sunday afternoon. If this seems like the perfect fit for you, please let Pastor Matt know you are available. 

Adult Education Opportunity: Be a VIPP (Very Important Point Person).

Building relationships within our congregation and within the larger community of our town reinforces the power and purpose of leading a Christ-centered life. We are currently looking for people to create and arrange a few social and/or educational events in coming months. The March newsletter lists a few suggestions for pleasurable outdoor events, museum excursions, community concerts, and day trips. Leadership for these activities would be a one-time commitment on the part of a single person or couple, no year-long commitment to a study group or chairmanship. Sign up at the Welcome Center if you’d like to be one of our VIPPs for one activity.

History Night, April 17, 6:30pm: If you can help with providing desserts for this special event, please sign up at the Welcome Center. Featured Speakers: are John Berry, Joe Gschwendtner, and Rev. Matt Franks. Come learn more about our Methodist roots and the people who settled in our county and town in the late Nineteenth Century, and invite your neighbors to join us.

Usher Team Info: If you would like to join our team of Sunday morning ushers or continue serving as one, please sign your name to the list at the welcome center. We will meet on Tuesday, 6:30 pm for training. Ushers not only play a vital role in welcoming people to our church but also assist with other worship details.


Chancel Choir and Bell Choir welcome anyone new and interested in adding to the music ministry of our church. Lenten and Easter music selections promise inspiring additions to our worship. We have 32 robes and 3 octaves of bells just waiting for your place in worship. Bells meet at 4 pm and Choir meets at 5:30 every Wednesday. If you have questions, please contact our director Nancy Docksey (; 303-877-9085).


Backpack Ministry dates have shifted from April 14-May 5. Watch for more information in there March newsletter.

Hospitality and Outreach Team would like assistance with contacting visitors by phone on Sunday afternoon. If this is something you’d like to do in welcoming new people to our church, please let Pastor Matt know. This team appreciates everyone’s efforts in welcoming visitors, greeting them and introducing them to others, inviting them to lunch, and sharing our church’s social media posts to your own page. Since many of our visitors are not in person but following us on line, sharing these posts increases our visibility.


History Night on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. promises an interesting evening of data and narratives about the history of Methodists in Colorado, and the people who settled in Douglas County and Castle Rock Save the date and invite a friend to join us.


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.

The Committee on Missions: 

I am still compiling all the data we collected from our gathering. If you want to make sure you get communications about Missions at Castle Rock FUMC please respond to this email so that way I can make sure you get on the email list. You can find out more about missions here:

The Photo Directory

We hit a payment snag with the company. Everything should be back up to normal now. If not please let me know if you are having login issues. 

150th T-shirts

Joyce will be outside the office area after both services distributing t-shirts to those who ordered them and that payment will be appreciated at that time if they have not paid for them.

Preview of General Conference Tuesday, March 12, 11am

District Superintendent Rev Mark Calhoun and Congregational Resource Minister and pastor of Westminster UMC Rev Megan Burg, both alternate delegates, will share a preview of the General Conference. GC 2020, postponed due to the global pandemic, will occur this year, April 23-May 3, in Charlotte, NC. Come hear about proposed legislation that is relevant to the local church, Mountain Sky Conference and our denomination. Bring your questions! Tuesday, March 12, 11 am you can register here this is fixed from the previous email.

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