March 30th, 2022
So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” - John 19:5

The scene is surreal. There is Jesus, His skin torn apart and bleeding. His head, adorned with a crown of thorns shoved into the shallow flesh on his skull, and his body draped in a purple robe. Our Lord stands next to Pilate who says “Behold, the man!”  

John says, “The Word became flesh.” The Word didn’t change into flesh, morph into flesh, or transition into flesh. If that were the case, he would not be God. But Christ did become flesh, just as we are, and yet He remained who he is - God.  

God in the flesh. God whose flesh is broken and torn. God who thirsts, God who bleeds, dies and is buried. He is God who cries, just like you.
Apart from Christ, we are just skin and bones with no hope. The Apostle Paul says, “Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 15:50). But with Christ, we have hope!  

There, in front of Pilate’s palace stands Jesus, fully human. There in front of Pilate’s palace stands Jesus, fully God. There in front of Pilate’s palace stands Jesus for you.  

Do you see him? There is YOUR Jesus, His skin torn apart and bleeding. His head, adorned with a crown of thorns and his body in a purple robe. Our Lord stands next to Pilate who says, “Behold, the man!”  

Take a moment today and gently touch your skin and remember– Jesus did it all for you. 

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain.
He washed it white as snow.
(Hymn Jesus Paid it All, Elvina M. Hall, 1854)

See you Sunday as we call our next witness, Pontius Pilate. I can’t wait!
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
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Grace Fellowship Church
PO Box 4280
Gypsum, CO 81637
We have started a meal chain for Roxie and Jim Carreon to support them as Roxie recovers from her knee replacement. If God puts it on your heart to bring them in a meal, you can click the link below to sign up. Thank you all for being tangible expressions of Christ's love!
Exciting news from the Church Board:

Thanks to those of you who were able to join us last Sunday for our congregational meeting. The church board proposed several new line items for addition to the 2022 budget as well as a one-time request to purchase a new drum set. 

The congregation approved the following expenses.

  • Full-time administrative assistant/youth director position.
  • Increase in the senior pastor’s salary.
  • Addition of health insurance for the senior pastor.
  • One time expenditure for drum set.

Please reach out to The ​President of the congregation Ben Brockett, Pastor Austin, or any board member with any questions you may have.
April 10th - Palm Sunday

April 15th - Good Friday
Service 6:30pm

April 17th - Easter Sunday
Services 9:00am / 11:00am
Easter Egg Hunt 10:30am
*No Sunday School
- This Sunday -
April 3rd Bible Study

Sunday Services
April 3rd, 2022

9:00 or 11:00
KIDS CHURCH at 9:00 am service
(Ages 3 through 2nd grade)
Kids Church follows the kid's sermon. We can’t wait to see them!

Nursery for Newborns – 2 year olds.
Nursery is open during our 9:00 am service and during bible study from 10:15-10:45!
Join us on Facebook Sunday morning at approximately 9:15 AM, or view the recording anytime on Facebook, Vimeo or YouTube.
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Weekly Castle Peak Service
Our awesome team of volunteers helps to facilitate our service at Castle Peak living each week! This extension of our church helps us to reach those outside the walls of Grace Fellowship and extend our community of Christ's love. Please continue to pray for our friends at Castle Peak.

Please pray for . . .

  • Peace for our world as Russia wages war on Ukraine.

  • Gloria and her family as they mourn the loss of her sister, Lorraine Flannery, who passed away last week. Pray for comfort and peace during this time.

  • Roxie, who is recovering from a full knee replacement. Pray for complete healing.

  • Praise that Jose is completely off of oxygen after his battle with covid pneumonia! He wanted to convey his thanks to all of you. He is now settled in Estes Park.

  • Dave Sharpe, who was in a car accident and is still in the hospital recovering from surgeries. Pray for complete healing from his injuries and surgeries and for provision.

  • Lourdes, Claudia's sister who is struggling with health complications. Pray for comfort and healing.

  • Rosemarie, Dora's niece, who is experiencing serious trials with her health and is waiting for a kidney transplant. She has now lost the remaining toes on her left foot in surgery. Pray for her husband's strength during this time, healing, and that she receives a kidney.

  • Todd Purse, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Pray for healing and comfort.

  • Debra's mom, who is struggling with health issues. Pray for comfort, peace, and answers.

  • Carol Proffitt who has been sick and is homebound, and her daughter Pam who is caring for her. Grant them peace and comfort

  • Everyone in our congregation and their families who are dealing with the pains and trials of cancer, including Todd Purse; Connie Kerr; Pastor Sid; Keith; Chris; Sharon Hlavinka; Rance Ketterling; Amanda; Jerry; April; and Suzanne.
See you Sunday!
Contact Information
Phone: 970-445-3101

Staff and Volunteer Staff
Pastor Austin Kraft, 970-688-1100, 
Brookelyn Sharpe, Administrative Assistant, 970-445-3101,
Nancy Kraft, Service 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
Worship Services: 9:00 and 11:00 am (nursery provided at 9:00).
Sunday School: 10:15-10:45 for all ages (Nursery provided)
Kids Church: During sermon-time at the 9:00 am service.

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!