April 27th, 2022
In the beginning God created…
 - Genesis 1:1

“Zip.” “Zero.” “Zilch.” “Nothing.” “Notta.” “Nothin.’”
Before anything was or is, there was God. It was God who created all things, and God who still creates. It is God who creates -out of nothin’! One of my favorite terms when I reflect upon my Lord is the latin term ex nihilo, which means “out of nothing.” 
No other 'creator' starts with nothing. The author creates dramatic stories of mystery and intrigue, but the writer needs a laptop. The preschooler builds a house of blocks, but the child needs blocks. The artist paints a masterpiece, but the painter needs, you guessed it, paint. God starts with nothing and creates everything out of nothing, ex nihilo, and creates everything. Humans make things only by rearranging what God has already created (think about that for a moment). God creates by speaking things into existence, and only God can do that!
Invite your friends and family to church to hear God’s incredible story- The Story we are a part of. We will start and end with God, and see that He is the One who creates, gives life, and redeems.  
This Sunday, we begin the journey into God’s story that we are so blessed to be a part of. 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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Grace Fellowship Church
PO Box 4280
Gypsum, CO 81637
The 2022 LWML Rocky Mountain Convention is in Albuquerque June 3-5.

The flyer above shows items being collected for groups we are sponsoring. If you would consider donating these items, please bring them to church over the next few weeks.

Grace Fellowship LWML does Serve Him in the church, community, and world. Thank you for all the kind prayers and generosity as we work together to be tangible expressions of God's love!

If you have questions, please contact Nancy Kraft
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!
May 1st - The Story Bible Study Begins

July 21st-25th - Annual Camping Trip

August 2nd-4th - Vacation Bible School
- THIS Sunday -
May 1st Bible Study
*Read Chapter 1 of The Story

Sunday Services
May 1st, 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 and during bible study from 10:15-10:45!
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 . . .

  • Peace for our world as Russia continues to wage war on Ukraine.

  • Praise that Connie Kerr's recent PET scan went well and that she is doing great!

  • 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.

  • 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!