January 26th, 2022
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. -Colossians 3:1-2 

Not long ago, I was on the phone while getting things ready for the day. Packing my computer, my bag, and talking to the boys before school. I had been running around getting ready before driving the carpool, but I sat on the chair to put on my shoes, and I was disturbed. As I looked at my two feet I saw one foot covered nicely with a black sock, the other was naked. In my hurried morning, I forgot to put on one of my socks! Life’s tasks distracted me from focusing on the simple act of putting a sock on each foot. Laugh with me, laugh at me I won’t be offended, but my guess is that there are times in your life when you lose focus too. One sock on two feet is funny, but we all know the reality of the danger of distractions in our lives. Satan capitalizes on distractions and uses the chaos and confusion of life, to shift our focus from Jesus to ourselves. 

When we focus inward on ourselves, Jesus becomes blurry. The world will tell you to focus on you, to take care of you and everything will be just fine. Is it working? The mental health state of our nation proves it is not. We turn inward on ourselves and that is exactly what Satan wants. An identity crisis. 

Rev. Samual Schuldheisz states, 

“Satan loves to tempt the Christian inward upon ourselves so that we do not fear, love, and trust in God above all things. The devil tempts us to shift our eyes from Christ crucified to me, myself, and I.”  

The Apostle Paul encourages his readers to focus not on themselves or the things of the world, but on Christ. Paul says to set our hearts and minds on things above “where Christ is.” When we focus on Christ we see who he really is, and who we are in him. 

See you Sunday as we focus on Jesus who is tempted by Satan but doesn't budge an inch. I can't wait!  

PS: I just looked down, sure enough, I have two socks on today!
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!
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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February 5th - Showshoe for Peru

Sunday Services
January 30th, 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!

Sunday School w/ Susan at 10:30 service
(Grades 3 through 6)
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Please pray for . . .

  • Patti Hamberger's 2 year old grandson who had a seizure and spent the night in the hospital. He is home now. Pray for a full recovery.

  • Jose Domenech, who has been in the hospital suffering for nearly two weeks with covid pneumonia. The doctor is encouraged, but there is still a very long road to recovery. Pray for 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!