August 18th, 2021
The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
Then Jesus declared . . .
John 4:25-26a

She came to the well during the heat of the day. The only thing deeper than this well in the desert was her shame. Nobody else would come at that time, unless they didn't want to be seen. That is exactly why she was there. She expected a well all to herself, but there was someone waiting. He shouldn't be there either, much less talk to this women. This is Samaritan territory. It was unexpected. Somehow against all odds, this man knew everything about her... everything. But what Jesus said next was completely unexpected.

Sunday we embark on a journey together as we see our Lord do the unexpected, not only in the hearts and minds of those he encounters but in us as well.

With Jesus, Expect the Unexpected.

Join us Sunday, invite your friends and family and tell them to expect the unexpected. I can't wait!

Video Credit: The Bible Project

Please join us for the Precept class on the Gospel of Mark! We are so excited to dive into the Word together this fall!
*Please notify Jackie Sunday if you are interested. See below for details.


Hi Students of the Word,

It's that time of year that the Word is calling us back into study so I'd like to invite you to join the fall study of Precept Upon Precept on the Gospel of Mark. 

Quick Details...
  • 9-week course via ZOOM with a Zero week for introduction at the beginning
  • One class on Tuesday night and one on Wednesday night from
7:00-8:30 pm (MST)
  • Drop-ins on the other class are allowed if your schedule requires it
  • If you live out of the Eagle-Gypsum area, (or you prefer to order your own) you will have to order your own workbook online from HERE
This time of year is busy for Precept, so order as early as possible. I will be ordering the local books on August 23, so make sure to sign up before then.

Cost for the workbook is $21.00 if I order it for you.

The schedule for this year is:
September 7 & 8 = Zero week, introduction to the Precept method
September 14 & 15 = 1st lesson homework will be discussed
Tuesday and Wednesday nights until November 10th = the following 8 weeks of study

If you would like to join this group, please email me (yes or no, please) by August 22. Let me know the following:
1. Which night you prefer
2. If you want me to order your book for you if you are local &
   2b. What version of the workbook you prefer: NASB or ESV

I am excited to get back into study and I hope all of you are too. 

In Christ together,
Jackie Marchetti -
Nicole Atencio has welcomed her new daughter into the world this past week! To show our support for her and her family we started a meal chain for the next couple of weeks. If you feel called to serve this family, please sign up to take them a meal. They greatly appreciate the love and support from their church family.

Please contact Brookelyn if you have any questions

Nicole 970-376-8253
A place to give and a place to receive

The local community market is working to improve healthy food access in our community by rescuing food from local grocery stores, local farmers and redistributing it to any and all local families. In this way, they're reducing food waste while also making good food more accessible.

This outreach opportunity gives our church the chance to actively show the love of Jesus just up the road and in our community at large!

🍎What do our wonderful Market Assistant volunteers take care of?  
Stocking the market and produce shelves, unloading and sorting grocery rescue donations, repackaging bulk food items, packing dry food boxes for community distribution, sorting produce boxes, composting food and recycling containers, sweeping, and sanitizing surfaces along with many other jobs within the shifts that can be of help. 

🍎To Volunteer at The Community Market:  
View available shifts and sign up through the online portal HERE 

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!!!
Tickets are available on Sundays!!!
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

Sunday Services
August 22nd, 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/ Susan at 10:30 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 . . .

  • David and Celena Carle and their family as Sue, David's mother, passed yesterday. David was there with her in Phoenix. Please pray for their family especially David's father Ed.

  • Praise and joy for Nicole and Brian Atencio, who are celebrating the brith of their precious girl Riley Marie.

  • Eric, a former co-worker of Pastor Austin who is in the hospital in serious condition.
  • Bobby Bauer who is the hospital in serious battling complications from Covid.

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

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

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

  • Praise and thanks for Sal as he is nearing the end of his treatment for leukemia in September.

  • 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.
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!