October 6th, 2021
17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’”

20 “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”

21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.
-Mark 10:17-22-


The confident man asked a question. The most important question... “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus told him to keep the commandments. At this, the man straightened his tie and confidently declared that he had kept all of them. Responding in one of the most tender moments in all of scripture, our Lord looked at the rich young ruler and . . . “loved him.”

Jesus' answer was completely unexpected.  “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

Jesus knew his heart. This issue at hand wasn't that he was wealthy, it was that his wealth was his everything … his comfort, his joy, and his security and Jesus knew it. Outwardly, the rich young ruler had it all together, fancy clothes, the newest model chariot, and even fell on his knees before Jesus. But when Jesus told the young ruler the truth of what was in his heart, his face fell. The man’s response was heartbreaking, he walked away sad.
 
Jesus knows our hearts too. The deepest chasms of our hearts. As the Psalmist proclaimed, “You have searched me and you know me.” Jesus knows you and loves you just as he had loved the rich young ruler. Thanks be to God, He fills those chasms in our hearts with himself, which cleanses us from all unrighteousness. Jesus is all we will ever need.

Join us Sunday as we continue our sermon series Expect the Unexpected: Unexpected Answer.  
 
I can’t wait! 
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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PO Box 4280
Gypsum, CO 81637
"Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord's work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work."
- 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 -

Pastor Austin has dedicated himself to serving our Lord through Grace Fellowship. We are so blessed to have him as our leader! We would like to show our appreciation to Pastor Austin as our worship leader by presenting him with a gift during our worship service on October 31st. If you would like to contribute toward this gift, you can do so in the following ways...

  • Donate HERE and specify in the notes section that it is for pastor appreciation

  • Use the cards next to the Pastor Appreciation basket on Sundays to express your gratitude and encouragement for Pastor Austin in a note, seal the envelope, and place in the basket

  • Place your contribution in an envelope marked, "Pastor Appreciation" and place it in the offerings basket
TONIGHT - Week 4 of The Truth Project Bible Study

October 12th/13th - Mark Precept Bible Study

October 31st - Oktoberfest Celebration
TONIGHT! Come Join Us!
Lesson 4: Theology: Who Is God?
6:30 - 8:00

Remaining Meeting dates
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8
A message from Nicole Atencio...

Young Life is a youth ministry that has been in the valley for 13 years. Our mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Our hope is to give EVHS students from all walks of life the chance to know Jesus through Club, Campaigners, and Camp. We meet every Wednesday night, alternating between Club and Campaigners. 

YL Club

Young Life Club is the larger group with fun events every week like mud volleyball, line dancing, capture the flag, skits, and more. This is a safe, relaxed, and non-threatening environment where kids can laugh, feel valued, and hear the Gospel. I encourage our youth at Grace Fellowship to come to YL Club and invite their friends who may have never had a chance to know Jesus.

YL Campaigners

Young Life Campaigners is a smaller, focused, and more intentional group where young people come together with the leaders to learn more about what it means to love and follow Jesus. We go deep into the word, discuss life and life with Jesus. 

YL Camp

Young Life Camp is an awesome opportunity for kids to see Christ in a way that they might not see Him at home. We go to a winter and a summer camp every year. I went to these camps when I was a student at EVHS 10 years ago and it had an incredible impact on my relationship with Christ. 

We are so excited to be going to Crooked Creek Ranch in Fraser, Colorado this December 3rd-5th. We will be joining many other Young Life groups from around Colorado. We would love to bring as many high school students from Grace Fellowship as we can. We provide transportation. Spots are limited!



Please reach out to me with any questions. nicole.mh.atencio@gmail.com
Join us on October 31st for a special service and celebration after church!
There will be one service, at 10:00 am, followed by lunch and fellowship. We can't wait!
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 


Sunday Services
October 10th, 2021

9:00 AM and 10:30 AM
-or-
ONLINE
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
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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Prayers
LORD JESUS, HEAL OUR LAND, OUR BODIES AND OUR HEARTS.

Please pray for . . .

  • George Kerr's close friend, Steve McGuinn, who is now home after brain surgery. Pray for continued healing.

  • Shawn and Amy Blake's business. Pray for provisions and guidance.

  • Lori, Shoka's niece who is in the hospital in Denver suffering from Covid complications and is currently in an induced coma. Pray for progress and recovery and peace for her family.

  • Andi Blake's mother and her mother's boyfriend who recovering from being sick. Pray for continued healing.

  • Robert Blake, Missy's father, who has been diagnosed with liver failure. Pray for comfort and peace.

  • Scott Hilty, who is recovering from another back surgery. Pray for comfort, healing, and peace.

  • Rita, who had surgery last week and is now at Castle Peak for rehabilitation and recovery. Pray for continued comfort and healing.

  • Bobby Bauer, who is in the hospital in serious condition battling complications from Covid.

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

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

  • 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; Amanda; Jerry; and Suzanne.
GOD'S WILL BE DONE
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.

Affiliation
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!