May 5th, 2021
  For this is what the Lord says:
“I will extend peace to her like a river,
    and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
    and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,
    so will I comfort you;
    and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
Isaiah 66:12-13

I remember the day she was born. I was so happy and so terrified. A nurse came in the room and like a seasoned burrito maker at Chipotle, she wrapped our sweet little girl tight in warm blankets and handed her to me. Holding her like a football, I proudly walked her into the waiting room. We were greeted in the hallway by four beaming grandparents Bob, Romaine, Larry and Nancy. After showing her off, I wrapped her back in my arms, quietly sat down, and stared in awe as her mom slept. I touched her little nose to mine, kissed her teeny tiny lips, and felt a salty tear roll down the outside corner of my eye. 

That was 21 years ago. 

When she began to wake in my arms, she was unwrapped by the nurse, and placed on her mother. Nothing could comfort baby Brookelyn like her mother.

That is what makes mothers so special. God knows a Dad can love, they can comfort, they can encourage, but no super dad in the galaxy can ever comfort like a mother can. God knows this so well he uses the comfort of a mother as the example of how he loves his people.  

“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you”
I am blessed to have a mother who has always comforted me. I am blessed to have a wife who has always comforted our children. I am so blessed to have God who comforts me each day as a mother comforts her child. 

Thank you mothers for always comforting us in our time of need. Remember always that God comforts you too! He has redeemed you and loved you with an everlasting love and proved it in the death and resurrection of Jesus. What an incredible honor that God uses you as the epitome of what comfort looks like. Sunday we will celebrate you, and what God did for you. 

See you Sunday as we discover two soon-to-be mothers Elizabeth and Mary who both praise one Savior Jesus.

I can’t wait!

Happy 21st Birthday, Brookelyn!  
The Grace Fellowship Love Fund is dedicated to helping those in our congregation and the community in their moment of need. Over the past year, several families and individuals in our congregation and in the community lost jobs, housing, or both. We were able to assist them in their hour of need in small but much needed ways. The love fund is accessed at Pastor Austin and the Church Board’s discretion to allow for confidentiality to protect families and their privacy. These past 14 months more than ever, the Love Fund has been a blessing to hurting people. Praise God for that! 

At this time, the love fund is in need of replenishment so that we as God’s hands and feet might continue to serve those who need it most. Please prayerfully consider donating to the Love Fund. Thank you!

To donate to the love fund, click on the button below or give in the Love Fund basket in the church lobby. If you are paying via the link, please type, "Love Fund" in the notes before submitting. Thank you for your love and support.
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Would you like to submit your offering online? Thank you!
Simply click the link to securely give to Grace Fellowship.
Would you like to submit your offering by mail? Thank you!

Please send offerings to

Grace Fellowship Church
PO Box 4280
Gypsum, CO 81637

Mother's Day Services
May 9th, 2021

9:00 AM + 10:30 AM
In response to new county and state guidelines, we are excited to announce that we will no longer have to sign up for services or events! We can't wait to see you on Sunday!

Face coverings are required at all times.
With the County's mandate requiring face coverings in all indoor spaces, Grace Fellowship will follow Eagle County’s public health guideline which requires wearing masks in all public spaces, including outdoors when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Face coverings are required during the entirety of the church service.
KIDS CHURCH w/ Ms. Debra at 9:00 am service
(Ages 3 through 2nd grade)
Kids Church follows the kids sermon. We can’t wait to see them!

Nursery for Newborns – 2 year olds.
Nursery is open! Grace Fellowship continues to follow Eagle County’s public health guidelines, and nursery care attendants will wear face coverings while caring for your children. We are ready and excited to see your little ones!

*Please know that we are doing everything we can to keep our guests safe by following guidelines suggested by our health officials. If you have any concerns however, please plan to join us online every Sunday!

Join us on Facebook Sunday morning at approximately 9:15 AM, or view the recording anytime on Facebook, Vimeo or YouTube.
Click the image below to connect.

Please pray for . . .

  • Scott Hilty, who is recovering from back surgery.

  • Debbie Brockett's twin sister, Robyne, who is in the hospital undergoing tests for heart and breathing problems.  

  • The family of Renee Bajza, who passed away last week. Pray for comfort during this difficult time.

  • The Arguello family's friends, Steve and Donna Hall. Steve has been diagnosed with cancer and is waiting to find out if the cancer has spread. Please pray for them and their 4 children as they begin this journey. Pray for healing and comfort.

  • Maddy Friel, who is healing from a medical condition.

  • Austin's seminary friend, Aaron, who was diagnosed with Leukemia and has started treatment. He is home now, recovering from chemo. Pray for strength and healing for him and his family.

  • Austin's seminary friend, Seth, who is waiting to see a specialist for a medical condition.

  • healing and strength for 22-year-old Kaylee Jeter, who is fighting through her second round of brain cancer.

  • a doctor at Nancy's office, who is recovering from a terrible skiing accident.

  • Sue, Dave Carle's mother, who is struggling with her health.

  • strength, comfort and support for Carol Proffitt who has been sick and is homebound, and her daughter Pam who is caring for her.

  • complete healing for Sal as he continues treatment for leukemia. Please continue to pray for strength for Lisa and Kathy as they care for them.

  • everyone in our congregation and their families who are dealing with the pains and trials of cancer, including Connie Kerr; Pastor Sid; Keith; Chris; Sharon Hlavinka; Rance Ketterling; little Sal Marchetti; Amanda; Jonette; Jerry; and Suzanne.

  • everyone affected by illness, surgery or accidents - wisdom for doctors, peace of mind for patients and loved ones, and answers and best treatments revealed.
See you Sunday Online!
Contact Information
Phone: 970-445-3101

Staff and Volunteer Staff
Pastor Austin Kraft, 970-688-1100, 
Brookelyn Kraft, Administrative Assistant, 970-445-3101,
Nancy Kraft, Volunteer Coordinator, 303-870-3433,
Susan Flock, App and Website Coordinator, 970-361-4771,
Israel Hernandez, Worship Team Leader, 970-331-6177,
Jesse Meryhew, High School Youth Leader, 970-390-3617
Pastor Dan Rohlwing, Pastor Emeritus in Memoriam

Sunday Schedule during COVID-19
Worship Services: 9:00 and 10:30 am (nursery provided).
Kids Church: During sermon-time at the 9:00 am services.

Grace Fellowship is affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (

Our Mission
Proclaim, Nurture, and Serve. 

Proclaim Jesus as Savior. 
Nurture faith in Jesus. 
Serve in the name of Jesus.

Our Purpose
Embrace Christ!