April 13th, 2022
Jesus said, “It is finished.”
 - John 19:30 -

Last week, I was sitting in my car on the phone in a parking lot. I noticed a man wandering the parking lot searching for something. Occasionally, he would bend down, grab what caught his attention, inspect it, and continue. He was at a distance, so I did not immediately see what he was looking for. He would search like a child would search for a bug. He would look, walk toward a spot, and pick something up. As he came closer to me, I saw what he was looking for. Cigarettes. Check that, cigarette butts. 

The spring winds were blowing the dirt and dust from a rough winter’s leftovers in the air. The muck covered the parking lot in dirt mixed with oil from leaky engines. Who would ever want to put anything in their mouth from this dirty pavement? Who would ever want to pick up anything so filthy? 

Then it struck me. That is exactly what my Lord did for me, and for you. We are filthy. Covered with sin. But I have really good news for you today! Our Lord came to us, picked us up out of the grime and he became covered in dirt- your dirt, my dirt, and the dirt of the world. 

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us.
 - 2 Corinthians 5:21a -

Friday, we will see what it cost. 
Sunday, we will celebrate the result. 

See you at church at 6:30 Friday night as we reflect upon Jesus and call the Gospel writer himself, John who saw what Jesus did for you. Let us all come to the foot of the cross.
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!
THIS FRIDAY - Good Friday Service 6:30pm

THIS SUNDAY - Easter Sunday Services 9 & 11 am - Easter Egg Hunt 10:30am - No Sunday School

May 1st - The Story Bible Study Begins

July 21st-25th - Annual Camping Trip

August 2nd-4th - VBS

Sunday Services
April 17th, 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!
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 . . .

  • Our world, that all may know our crucified and Risen Lord.

  • A member's friend who needs guidance and protection in their relationship.

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

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

  • Praise that Dave Sharpe is making a great recovery after his car accident and subsequent surgeries. Pray for continued healing now that he is home.

  • 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
Email: Austin@GraceGypsum.com 

Staff and Volunteer Staff
Pastor Austin Kraft, 970-688-1100, austin@gracegypsum.com 
Brookelyn Sharpe, Administrative Assistant, 970-445-3101, brookelyn@gracegypsum.com
Nancy Kraft, Service Coordinator, 303-870-3433, njokraft@yahoo.com
Susan Flock, App and Website Coordinator, 970-361-4771, flock21@aol.com
Israel Hernandez, Worship Team Leader, 970-331-6177, Israelh08@hotmail.com
Jesse Meryhew, High School Youth Leader, 970-390-3617 jesseleemeryhew@gmail.com
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 (lcms.org).

Our Mission
Proclaim, Nurture, and Serve. 

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

Our Purpose
Embrace Christ!