February 2nd, 2022
“A new command I give you: Love one another. 
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
John 13:34

He is chubby, furry, and the most popular weatherman, weatheranimal, on earth. His name is Punxsutawney Phil. His duty is predicting the weather. Tradition has it that if the furry creature sees his shadow and dives back into his hole, winter will last another six weeks.  

The furry creature became famous in the movie “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray who plays a weatherman, Phil, who is stuck on the same routine, on the same day, in the same month- you guessed it, February 2nd. Phil, the human, is haunted by the reality that nothing ever changes in his life until he learns to love.  

Jesus says we are to do the same, we are to love. He doesn’t ask, he commands us to “Love each other.” John says we love because Christ first loved us. (1 John 4:19) Since our identity is in Christ, the Apostle Paul says we are a “new creation” and “the old has passed away and the new has come.” The same old, same old routine of selfishness, lust, bitterness, greed, and anger is gone because Christ lives in us. Our sins are washed away, and we are free to love. Who can we surprise today by loving them? Today is a new day, a new start, a new beginning. No more same old, same old….you might just find the routine of the day is shattered by the love you show others. 

Jesus said, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 

See you Sunday as we ponder our identity in Jesus. I can't wait! 
9th Annual Snowshoe for Peru 5k will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 10am at Sylvan Lake State Park!
Registration is $35 for in-person and virtual participants at snowshoeforperu.com
Event helps provide safety, education and hope to the youth of Peru involved with Corazon de Esperanza!
Join us on Sunday, February 13th for our annual Ti Amo Lunch! After second service, at 11:45 a soup and chili lunch will be provided by church as we gather in fellowship to celebrate love!
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
THIS SATURDAY - Showshoe for Peru

February 13th - Ti Amo Lunch

Sunday Services
February 6th, 2022

9:00 or 10:30
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!
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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Please pray for . . .

  • Rosemarie, Dora's niece, who is experiencing serious trials with her health and is waiting for a kidney transplant. Pray for healing and that she receives a kidney.

  • Patti Hamberger's 2 year old grandson who had a seizure and spent the night in the hospital last week. Pray for continued recovery.

  • Jose Domenech, who has been in the hospital suffering with covid pneumonia. He is making great improvements with each day and is no longer on a ventilator. Pray for continued healing and comfort.

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

  • All those who are sick and those who are caring for them.

  • Kayla, who is still recovering after her ankle surgery. Pray for a full recovery.

  • Jackie's sister-in-law, Gwen, who is dealing with serious heart and kidney complications. Pray that her kidneys begin to function properly again and that she is healed.

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

  • 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 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 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 (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!