August 4th, 2021
“Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."
-John 6:34-35-
“Do you want bread?” 
This is perhaps the silliest question one can ask me at the dinner table. Go ahead and judge me, poke fun at me, scoff, mock and shame . . . I like bread. I do. 
This past week, my wife and I were at a nice Italian restaurant. Our table was dimly lit with a candle flickering to the side. The table was made with white plates and silverware neatly rolled. The waitress came to the table and asked what we would like to drink. We placed our order and then she asked another question, “Would you like some bread?”
“UM YEA!” I thought loudly in my mind. Not very nice, I know, but I thought to myself what a silly question... well at least for me. 
Jesus had just fed thousands of people. With full bellies and curious hearts, they follow Jesus to the other side of the lake. The Apostle John says they found Jesus and began asking questions. But Jesus tells them they are looking to Jesus because they just want to be fed- with earthly food. They want to be fed bread. Jesus tells them there is no amount of work they can do to earn God’s favor and his blessings. Jesus says, “It is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the true bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” The people loved what they heard and said to him, “Always give us this bread.” 
Jesus declared. “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry.” 
Maybe today you are hungry. Your stomach growls for contentment in the mundane. Maybe you crave peace in the chaos of life’s many obligations. I have really good news for you today. Our Lord Jesus approaches you and asks,
“Do you want some bread?”

Join us Sunday as we celebrate God’s invitation for all people to come to Him to be full.

I can’t wait!
The Power of the Purse is a one of a kind event in the Vail Valley, hosted by Corazon de Esperanza. This ladies brunch and purse-shopping event is the perfect social outing, featuring a wide assortment of like-new purses, including vintage and designer handbags, wallets and backpacks at deeply discounted prices. Live auction for the best of the best and a raffle for a variety of amazing gifts. 100% of donations, tickets, and sales benefit girls in Perú by providing education and empowerment programs through Corazón de Esperanza.

Three Ways To Support Corazon de Esperanza
  • Donate purses, backpacks, and wallets to Grace Fellowship Church or any Alpine Bank in the valley by Monday, August 30th.

  • Clean and tag donations for event on Tuesday, August 31st from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Grace Fellowship Church. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Brunch and shopping on Saturday, September 11th from 10:30am-1:00pm at the Edwards Interfaith Chapel. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online HERE!!!
More info coming soon!!!
Want to get involved and serve at Grace Fellowship? Click the link to indicate which volunteer positions you feel called to serve in. Thank you for serving our lord with a joyful heart!
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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Please send offerings to

Grace Fellowship Church
PO Box 4280
Gypsum, CO 81637

Sunday Services
August 8th, 2021

9:00 AM and 10:30 AM
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!

Sunday School w/ Ms. Susan at 10:30 am service
(3rd grade through 6th grade)
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 . . .

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

  • Rita, who is battling health issues. Pray for healing and comfort.

  • Pastor Craig Smith and his wife as they continue to mourn the death of their daughter, Addison, and care for their other 2 daughters.

  • April Mabee, a friend of Gaby's who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

  • Sue, David Carle's mother, who is struggling with her health. Pray that her home health care workers continue to show up to provide care for her.

  • Praise and thanks for Sal as he is nearing the end of his treatment for leukemia! Pray that his condition continues to improve and that he continues to feel better.

  • Austin's seminary friend, Seth, who is still seeking answers from specialists about his health condition.

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

  • 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!
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 10:30 am (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!