March 16th, 2022
If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar 
-1 John 1:10-
I parked my car on the street the other day behind a little tan truck. It was an old tan truck, but not a collector. I would consider it a small ‘regular-looking truck.’ Normally, I would not have looked twice, but the bumper sticker caught my attention. The sticker read…

“Skimore College.”  

At first glance, one might wonder where this little known college exists, well that is unless you live in Colorado. Try speaking the words slowly out loud. “Ski - More -College.” The bumper sticker is fitting for a driver in the Rocky Mountains, and without ever meeting the owner I am confident he or she is a skier. 

Bumper stickers are big business. Over half of the vehicles in the United States wear a bumper sticker of some kind. These stickers offer a glimpse into people’s thoughts and priorities. Rick Hoel, of states, “Bumper stickers can broadcast a person’s life story or a family’s history and tendencies.” Much like social media, the chrome bumpers offer a mobile billboard for people to share their beliefs, hobbies, sports teams, or favored political parties. Some stickers even brag about their child’s GPA. One glance at a bumper sticker, and we get an idea of who is in the vehicle without ever meeting them. But perhaps a different sticker would be more appropriate for all of us. A sticker like, “Sinner Inside” would suffice, but our Lord doesn’t need a bumper sticker on our car to know our heart.  

The Apostle John reminds us that we are to live a life of repentance. Don’t think you are a sinner? Then the truth is not in you, you fool yourself and you make God a liar! Yikes! We are to know we are sinners, confess our sins to our Lord and live a life of repentance. God could have headed in the other direction, where no sinners exist. But instead of avoiding us, he invites us to come to him and confess our sins, He forgives us, and even purifies us from all unrighteousness. He makes us righteous!

Sunday we call our next witness, Peter. After the supper in the upper room, Simon Peter would have ordered a bumper sticker made for his boat “I Will Never Deny Jesus.” But before the sticker arrived, the rooster crowd. 

But Jesus didn’t give up on Simon Peter, and He didn’t give up on you. Jesus died for Peter, and He died for you. God is always faithful and we are all forgiven. Thanks be to God!  

Can I invite you today to confess your sins? I will do the same! 

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I have sinned against you and others in so many ways. I am sorry, help me to turn from my ways and turn to You. I ask you, Lord, for your forgiveness. AMEN 

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. - John 1:8-9
Praise God! We have collected 249 boxes of cereal for the Eagle Food Bank due to the generosity of our congregation and Thrivent financial! This Sunday is the last Sunday to bring your cereal boxes if God puts it on your heart!


If you have questions, please contact Nancy Kraft
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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March 27th - Congregational Meeting @ 12pm
- This Sunday -
March 20th Bible Study
Healing the Paralyzed Man
(John 5:1-15)

Sunday Services
March 20th, 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! We are ready and excited to see your little ones!
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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.

  • Mothers who are working on little sleep, with lots of responsibilities. Give them strength, comfort, and peace.

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

  • Diego, who was severely injured in a “new build” home explosion in Aspen. At this time his prognosis is heartbreaking. He may never be able to walk again. Pray for peace and provision for him and his family.

  • Rosemarie, Dora's niece, who is experiencing serious trials with her health and is waiting for a kidney transplant. She just lost the remaining toes on her left foot in surgery last week. 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).
Sunday School: 10:15-10:45 for all ages
Kids Church: During sermon-time at the 9:00 am service.

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Our Mission
Proclaim, Nurture, and Serve. 

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

Our Purpose
Embrace Christ!