May 12th, 2021
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Luke 19:10
In the movie Forrest Gump, Lt. Dan, sat in his living room with his friend Forrest Gump. The salty Lieutenant was staring at an old TV broadcasting a church service. He looked at Forrest and cynically says,
“Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?”
Shocked by the question, Forrest responded, “I didn’t know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.”
We as humans don’t know what or who we should be looking for. Instead of scolding us, God came to us in Jesus who said, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” 
God finds us in our pride-soaked clothes aimlessly wandering the streets of despair. God doesn’t reject us, he chooses us, claims us as his own, and says, “you are mine.” We are his prized possession that was lost but is now found.  God finds us in our brokenness, repairs us, and restores us. God finds us in our sinfulness and redeems us. 
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine
Isaiah 43:1
We contribute nothing to our salvation. The only thing we contribute to our salvation is our sin. Professor Norman Nagel used to say, “Jesus gets all the good verbs.” The “doing” is all Jesus- he does the seeking and finding and saving. We respond with praise and thanksgiving confirming what Christ has done for us. Thanks be to God!
Sunday is special, we will hear from our confirmation class as they confirm their faith in Jesus and what he has done for them. 
See you Sunday I can’t wait!

The Grace Fellowship Love Fund is dedicated to helping those in our congregation and the community in their moment of need. Over the past year, several families and individuals in our congregation and in the community lost jobs, housing, or both. We were able to assist them in their hour of need in small but much needed ways. The love fund is accessed at Pastor Austin and the Church Board’s discretion to allow for confidentiality to protect families and their privacy. These past 14 months more than ever, the Love Fund has been a blessing to hurting people. Praise God for that! 

At this time, the love fund is in need of replenishment so that we as God’s hands and feet might continue to serve those who need it most. Please prayerfully consider donating to the Love Fund. Thank you!

To donate to the love fund, click on the button below or give in the Love Fund basket in the church lobby. If you are paying via the link, please type, "Love Fund" in the notes before submitting. Thank you for your love and support.
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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Would you like to submit your offering by mail? Thank you!

Please send offerings to

Grace Fellowship Church
PO Box 4280
Gypsum, CO 81637

Sunday Services
May 16th, 2021

9:00 AM + 10:30 AM
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!

Face coverings are required at all times.
With the County'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 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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Join us this Sunday as we honor our 7 Grace Fellowship members getting confirmed at our 9 am service!

Please pray for . . .

  • All of the youth being confirmed this Sunday.

  • Scott Hilty, who is recovering from back surgery.

  • Debbie Brockett's twin sister, Robyne, who is in the hospital undergoing tests for heart and breathing problems.  

  • The Arguello family's friends, Steve and Donna Hall. Steve has been diagnosed with cancer and is waiting to find out if the cancer has spread. Please pray for them and their 4 children as they begin this journey. Pray for healing and comfort.

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

  • Austin's seminary friend, Aaron, who was diagnosed with Leukemia and has started treatment. He is home now, recovering from chemo. Pray for strength and healing for him and his family.

  • Austin's seminary friend, Seth, who is waiting to see a specialist for a medical condition.

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

  • 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.
See you Sunday Online!
Contact Information
Phone: 970-445-3101

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

Grace Fellowship is affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (

Our Mission
Proclaim, Nurture, and Serve. 

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

Our Purpose
Embrace Christ!