April 14th, 2021
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though it’s waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
Psalm 46:1-3
Pastor Aaron Staub, a seminary friend of Austin, has been feeling overly exhausted, worn out, and sick. He has much to do, teaching Theology at a high school, coaching the cross country team, and preaching occasionally at the church. He found himself unable to function so he did what all guys avoid, he went to the doctor. He took a Covid test, that was negative, so the doctors ordered blood work. I called him last week to check up on him and the doctors were still waiting on the results. 

On Monday afternoon, Aaron was diagnosed with Leukemia. Yesterday, Aaron sat in the chemo chair and began treatment and this is what he texted our class…

Have you ever been at a starting line of a race? Having run several marathons and many other smaller races, I know what that feels like. Confidence and fear. Confidence in putting in the work, running the miles and training my body. Fear, in that “anything can happen on race day.” Someone once said, “The starting line makes cowards of us all.” How true that is!

I find myself on the staring line this morning filled with both confidence and fear. The confidence is not in me or my work. I did nothing but have a sinned filled body that needed saving. God is the one who sent his Son, to save me from this body of death. So I follow where he leads. That causes fear-because I am not the leader of this race. I have never faced a race like this. But I am surround by a great cloud of witnesses who love and support and pray for me! That is true for you as well. You are not alone wherever God may lead. No matter how dark the path. The battle has already been won.
(No one is putting Jesus back in his grave.)

You are loved! - Pastor Aaron Staub


Aaron is right, the battle has already been won and NOTHING can put Jesus back in the tomb! 

See you Sunday as we continue to celebrate THE GREATEST COMEBACK EVER!

Prayer: Lord, we ask that you heal Aaron, comfort his family, and use this trial for Your Glory. Your will be done! AMEN
For Kids!
Hi Kids! 

CHRIST IS RISEN! He is risen indeed alleluia! 

I have a special video for you today since many of you will be out of town for spring break.  Sunday, we will see Jesus appearing again to the disciples on the side of a lake and Jesus does something really really cool! Have fun watching with your family.  We will miss you, but I hope you have a fun time enjoying God's creation. Jesus loves you very much!

Pastor Austin

Sunday Services
April 18th, 2021

9:00 AM + 10:30 AM
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ONLINE
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In response to new county and state guidelines, we are excited to announce that we will no longer have to sign up for services or events! We can't wait to see you on Sunday!


MASKS
Face coverings are required at all times.
With the State’s mandate requiring face coverings in all indoor spaces, Grace Fellowship will follow Eagle County’s public health guideline which requires wearing masks in all public spaces, including outdoors when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Face coverings are required during the entirety of the church service.
 
KIDS CHURCH w/ Ms. Debra at 9:00 am service
(Ages 3 through 2nd grade)
Kids Church follows the kids sermon. We can’t wait to see them!

NURSERY
Nursery for Newborns – 2 year olds.
Nursery is open! Grace Fellowship continues to follow Eagle County’s public health guidelines, and nursery care attendants will wear face coverings while caring for your children. We are ready and excited to see your little ones!

*Please know that we are doing everything we can to keep our guests safe by following guidelines suggested by our health officials. If you have any concerns however, please plan to join us online every Sunday!

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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We accumulated 122 items, exceeding our goal!
Thank you to everyone who contributed, sharing the love of Christ!


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
Prayers
LORD JESUS, HEAL OUR LAND, OUR BODIES AND OUR HEARTS.

Please pray for . . .

  • Maddy Friel, who is healing from a medical condition.

  • Austin's friend, Aaron, who was just diagnosed with Leukemia and starts treatment this week. Pray for strength and healing for him and his family.

  • Austin's friend, Seth, who is awaiting doctor's tests and diagnosis.

  • healing and strength for 22-year-old Kaylee Jeter, who is fighting through her second round of brain cancer.

  • a doctor at Nancy's office, who is recovering from a terrible skiing accident.

  • Janice who is recovering from heart surgery.

  • Sue, Dave Carle's mother, who is struggling with her health.

  • strength, comfort and support for Carol Proffitt who has been sick and is homebound, and her daughter Pam who is caring for her.

  • complete healing for Sal as he continues treatment for leukemia. Please continue to pray for strength for Lisa and Kathy as they care for them.

  • 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; little Sal Marchetti; Amanda; Jonette; Jerry; and Suzanne.

  • everyone affected by illness, surgery or accidents - wisdom for doctors, peace of mind for patients and loved ones, and answers and best treatments revealed.
GOD'S WILL BE DONE
See you Sunday Online!
Contact Information
Phone: 970-445-3101
Email: Austin@GraceGypsum.com 

Staff and Volunteer Staff
Pastor Austin Kraft, 970-688-1100, austin@gracegypsum.com 
Brookelyn Kraft, Administrative Assistant, 970-445-3101, brookelyn@gracegypsum.com
Nancy Kraft, Volunteer 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 during COVID-19
Worship Services: 9:00 and 10:30 am (nursery provided).
Kids Church: During sermon-time at the 9:00 am services.

Affiliation
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!