January 19th, 2022
I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
Psalm 57:2

I barely slept Sunday night.  

I was exhausted and crawled into bed an hour earlier than I normally do.  I fell asleep, but dreams and nightmares filled my mind until I woke at 3:30 am.  My heart was racing.  I wondered what was going on, so I laid in bed, eyes wide open, and worked through the scenarios.  I wasn’t disturbed or stressed out, nor was I anticipating Monday’s work.  Was it a heart problem? I wondered.  Perhaps I was so tired my heart was crying out for rest? I tried closing my eyes, but no luck…I was wide awake.  I turned on a TV show on the history channel titled, Pawn Stars thinking maybe that would help me rest but that didn’t help either.  I found the items discussed on the show interesting and I found the history fascinating. I was more awake than ever!  I tried turning everything off, closed my eyes, and turned my pillow over.  The other side of the pillow was cool, but that didn’t work either.  “What in the world is wrong with me?!” I thought. 

So I sat up and thought about the previous day, Sunday.  I had church all morning, followed by a meeting, followed by phone calls. I arrived home around 4:30.  I was tired, and I realized I didn’t drink much coffee that morning.  So I poured a large cup of joe, placed it in the microwave to heat up, and sipped the sweet nectar.  I drank another cup an hour later. 

“That’s it!”  I literally said out loud.  “Coffee!” 

Foolishly, I filled my stomach with caffeine in the evening and my heart and brain cried out resulting in a restless night. 

Are you restless today?  There are times in our lives when our hearts begin to beat fast and our minds race.  Nightmares of the unknown of tomorrow keep us awake at night.  Our hearts and brains cry out, while God invites us to cry out to him.  The Psalmist David declared, “I cry out to the Most High to God…” David submits to God’s will.  David knows God’s plans for him are always good.  David knows God loves him, and although not immediately evident, God had a plan for him and he has a plan for you.

Jesus told us his purpose … 

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” - Mark 10:45 

“That’s it!”  

Join us Sunday as we see twelve-year-old Jesus who was fulfilling his purpose. 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!

We are excited to have Robyn Hanson THIS Sunday when she comes to speak about the mission of Corazón 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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Gypsum, CO 81637
January 23rd - Corazón de Esperanza Speaker at Church
February 5th - Showshoe for Peru

Sunday Services
January 23rd, 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 . . .

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

  • The family of Roy Sande, a friend of the Kraft's who was called to his heavenly home this past week. Pray for peace and comfort.

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

  • Kayla, who broke her ankle and recently had 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 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!