June 8th, 2022
Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”

“Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?”

The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. 
- Joshua 5:13-16 - 
The image is remarkable! There HE stands, mighty and strong, sword in hand. Who is this? This could be wonderful or horrifying. Wonderful if this guy is on your team. Horrifying if he is not. Joshua wastes no time and asks which side this fighter is on. The response? “Neither.” This fighter is completely different. “...but as the commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” 
Joshua needs no explanation, he just falls on his face and asks what message this commander has for him. The commander says, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.”  
Joshua took off his sandals. (Ya think?!) 
This commander is the same One who told Moses in the burning bush to remove his sandals, yes, this is preincarnate Christ standing in power and might. This is not just an angel, no angel would ever allow that (see Revelation 19:10 or 22:9). This is The Lord! Remarkably, even the conquest of Canaan was the work of Christ. The Battle Begins with the Lord leading the way!  
Jesus went to battle for us too. He took sin, death, and Satan head-on and proclaimed victory in hell. Jesus led the charge into the fray for me, for you, for the whole world.  
It’s time to worship the Commander who alone is holy.    
Pastor Austin
Join us Sunday as we see The Lord leading his people into battle in The Story chapter 7. 
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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PO Box 4280
Gypsum, CO 81637

We would love to have you as a part of our awesome team that will be facilitating this amazing experience for the kids of Grace Fellowship and our community on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th! If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below.
- THIS Sunday -
June 12th Bible Study
*Read Chapter 7 of The Story

Sunday Services
June 12th, 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!
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Please pray for . . .

  • Peace for our world that all may know the Lord.

  • The family of Celena Carle's friend who died of a stroke at the age of 44 and leaves behind a husband and children. Pray for comfort and peace beyond all understanding for her friends and family.

  • For all those who struggle with addiction.

  • Justin, who is undergoing extensive dental surgery and lives alone. Pray for provision, comfort, and healing.

  • Jerry, Jodie's father, whose cancer has returned. Pray for comfort and 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 is home now and adjusting to her new normal. Pray for continued healing and perseverance.

  • 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
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!