November 10th, 2021
With the tongue, we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
-James 3:9-10-

Have you ever done a blind taste test? Is it salty, tangy, sweet, or sour? God designed our bodies in extraordinary ways and the tongue is no exception. The tongue is used not only to taste but to speak. Hold your tongue down and try to complete a sentence. Try it . . . keep trying. We cannot speak without our tongue. It is a blessing and a curse. James, the brother of Jesus, says the tongue is used for both wonderful and terrible tasks. To praise God, and to curse humans.  

Words matter. What comes out of our mouths we cannot take back. When we speak in anger or hate it harms others, sometimes permanently. Like toothpaste, it is impossible to take those hate-filled words back- it is just a mess. Our Lord reminds us throughout scripture to speak with gentleness, kindness, self control, and love.  

Our tongue is also a gift, in that we sing to the Lord and we praise and honor His name. Sunday will be no exception. Join us this Sunday as we praise our Lord with our tongues. 
God’s peace and joy be with you this week as you speak words of love.
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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The Kraft family 
TONIGHT - The Truth Project Bible Study

November 21st - Last day to bring Operation Christmas Child boxes
TONIGHT! Come Join Us!
Lesson 9 - The State: Whose Law?
6:30 - 8:00
Remaining Meeting dates
November 10, 17
December 1, 8
The Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts filled with fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. Grace Fellowship is so excited to participate in Operation Christmas Child this year! You can get involved by...

  1. Start with a shoebox from church (Organized by Gaby)
  2. Pack your box 
  3. Choose boy or girl and age 
  4. Pick gifts: something to love, to wear, for school, for personal hygiene, to play with. 
  5. Label your box 
  6. Pray for the child who will receive your box. 
  7. Drop off at church by November 21st, 2021

Come on Sundays for more info and reach out to Gaby with any additional questions
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.
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 

We have started a meal chain for the family of the Arguello's niece, Lori, who recently passed away. If God puts it on your heart to take her husband, Ben, and their children a meal, you can sign up below.

We love because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19

Sunday Services
November 14th, 2021

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)
Join us on Facebook Sunday morning at approximately 9:15 AM, or view the recording anytime on Facebook, Vimeo or YouTube.
Click the image below to connect.

Please pray for . . .

  • Nicole's friend's father, who has suffered from seizures for a long time that have severely impacted his mental and physical health. Pray for healing and peace for him and his family.

  • Pearl Taylor, who is suffering from cancer. Pray for comfort and healing.

  • Robert Blake, Missy's father, who was in an accident recently that left him with various injuries. Pray for comfort, healing, and provision.

  • Moises, who is recovering from stomach surgery. Pray for comfort and healing.

  • The family of the Arguello's niece, Lori, who was called home to her savior after a battle with Covid. Pray for comfort and peace beyond understanding.

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

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

  • Rita, who is recovering after her surgery. 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.
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!