September 15th, 2021
    He will quiet you by his love;

-Zephaniah 3:17-

Monday night, I returned home after a meeting and grabbed a spot on the couch near my son. He was watching Monday night football. The Raiders were playing and I, a lifelong Bronco fan, was anxious for them to lose.  

It was a spectacular game. The Raiders’ scores were matched by the Ravens, to the very end of regulation. Tied game. 

In overtime, the high-drama continued with a back-and-forth struggle. After a Ravens fumble, the Raiders had the ball in field goal range, the first team to score would win. Raiders coach, John Gruden, wasn’t going to take any chances, he called out the kicking team, time for a game-ending field goal. There was confusion and chaos- the kicker, Daniel Carlson, was missing resulting in a devastating delay-of-game penalty!   

The Raiders had to run a play, and boy did they ever. Quarterback, Derek Carr dropped back as far as he could, threw off his back foot, and launched a high-arching rainbow throw into the waiting arms of #7, Zay Jones, who pranced into the end zone. The Las Vegas stadium exploded in pandemonium. The Raiders won, but not before they were shaken.

I sat on the couch, jaw dropped, tongue-tied, completely speechless. I was silenced by such an incredible game. 

Read the book of Zephaniah and you will be shaken too. God’s judgment was crashing down on the people. The fair and just judge was making things right, fulfilling His promise of justice and righteousness. But in the middle of the confusion and chaos, the Savior is not missing! He is there with his people. 

The Lord your God is in your midst,
    a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
    he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
-Zephaniah 3:17-

Incredibly, the Lord reminds His people that he himself, “a mighty one,” came to save. But he doesn’t stop there, he is so great, so wonderful, so magnificent that he leaves his people silent - jaw dropped, tongue-tied, completely speechless. His love is so wonderful, we have nothing left to say.  

Maybe today you feel like your burdens and sorrows and pains are so great you cannot go on. Perhaps the despair in your heart has blanketed your joy. You feel like the confusion and chaos of the world leaves you destined to lose. Remember, our Lord is not missing. He came to save, to rejoice over you with gladness, to quiet you with his love, and even to sing over you in joy.  

The Lord, The Mighty One came for you, leaves his people silent - jaw dropped, tongue-tied, completely speechless.


Join us Sunday as we continue our sermon series Expect the Unexpected and hear about God’s unexpected adoration for his people. 
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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TONIGHT - Start of The Truth Project Bible Study

September 21st/22nd - Mark Precept Bible Study

September 26th - High School Youth Gathering in Vail
Calling all High Schoolers!!!

When: September 26th 11:45AM
Where: Church (After second service)
Who: All High School Students

  • Pizza Party at church
  • Gondola Ride to the top of Vail
  • Hiking in Vail
  • Transportation there and back

Jesse and Pastor Austin can't wait to join our high schoolers and celebrate the kickoff off of HS Youth 2021-2022!

Please RSVP so we can plan for food and transportation.

See you there!

Please contact Brookelyn if you have any additional questions 720-550-3505

What is The Truth Project?

The Truth Project is a small group video curriculum designed to build a systematic and comprehensive biblical worldview in the lives of believers. Each lesson looks at life from a biblical perspective, studying the very nature and character of God and how He has revealed Himself to us.

Meeting dates
September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8

Weekly Meeting Schedule
6:30 Music
6:35 Opening Prayer
6:40 Video
7:40 Discussion
7:55 Closing Prayer

Study guides have already been purchased
Trailer: The Truth Project
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 

Thank you, Grace Fellowship, for being apart of the first Power of the Purse event this fall. Thank you for donating purses, cleaning purses, tagging purses, attending the event, purchasing raffle tickets, and bidding on auction items. Through all these efforts Corazon de Esperanza was able to raise $5,500 for youth in Peru to receive an education! If you were unable to participate in Power of the Purse but still feel called to support this ministry, please visit to make a donation.

Sunday Services
September 19th, 2021

9:00 AM and 10:30 AM
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/ Ms. Susan
(3rd grade - 6th grade)
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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Pictured is Sal with his Grandma Kathy in June, 2021
A Message from Alex and Lisa Marchetti...

We raise a Hallelujah! For 3+ years Grace Fellowship has been praying for our son, Sal, and his battle with Leukemia. He is now finished with his chemo treatments and is in remission. Praise the Lord! Thank you for faithfully praying for Sal and our entire family throughout this journey. We will never stop being thankful to God for this victory. We have HOPE ahead.

Please pray for . . .

  • Lori, Shoka's niece who is in the hospital in Denver recovering from Covid complications. Pray for continued progress and recovery.

  • The family of Brian Brugger, who died last week. He worked for the eagle county school district and leaves behind a wife and 4 kids. Pray for peace and comfort.

  • Andi Blake's mother and her mother's boyfriend who are both very sick. Pray for healing for both of them.

  • Robert Blake, Missy's father, who is struggling with health issues. Pray for comfort, peace, and answers from clinical tests.

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

  • Rita, who is still struggling with health issues. Pray for answers 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; Jonette; Jerry; and Suzanne.
See you Sunday!
Contact Information
Phone: 970-445-3101

Staff and Volunteer Staff
Pastor Austin Kraft, 970-688-1100, 
Brookelyn Sharpe, Administrative Assistant, 970-445-3101,
Nancy Kraft, Service Coordinator, 303-870-3433,
Susan Flock, App and Website Coordinator, 970-361-4771,
Israel Hernandez, Worship Team Leader, 970-331-6177,
Jesse Meryhew, High School Youth Leader, 970-390-3617
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.

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Our Mission
Proclaim, Nurture, and Serve. 

Proclaim Jesus as Savior. 
Nurture faith in Jesus. 
Serve in the name of Jesus.

Our Purpose
Embrace Christ!