June 30th, 2021
“But at the beginning of creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So, they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Jesus (Mark 10:6-9)

One week from today, my daughter will be on the beach with her husband, yes, her husband, Caleb. I can see it now, Brookelyn and Caleb holding hands, sipping an umbrella drink, and watching the crystal waves lap onto the sandy shore. I will be there too; they won’t see me. In the distance, beneath the glistening waves is the top of a snorkel just making sure everything is going ok. Just kidding Caleb!! Their honeymoon will be a grand time for them to start their lives together in paradise.

But before the honeymoon, in front of God and many witnesses, Caleb and Brookelyn will make promises of love and total devotion to one another and will seal these promises with rings. Marriage was God’s idea wherein two become one. One man and one woman come together and commit to a lifetime of love and faithfulness. 

If your marriage survived past the honeymoon, you know life is not always a beach. When two become one, you go through difficult times and joyous times together.

Her health issues become your health issues. His addiction becomes your addiction. His anxiety becomes your anxiety, and her pain becomes your pain. Suddenly, the promise, “In sickness and in health,” becomes very real. 

When two become one that means through joyous times too! Her successes become your successes, and his joy becomes your joy. Her celebration is your celebration, and his peace becomes your peace.  

What a gift marriage is, created by God from the beginning and blessed by Jesus at the wedding feast. Wedding celebrations would last a week or longer - Whew, as the father of the bride I am thankful it is just one evening! Something terrible happened that was a social embarrassment -- they ran out of wine. Jesus was attending and his mother told him there was nothing but ceremonial water jars and you know the rest of the story. Jesus turned the water into wine. The master of the feast said . . .

“Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” John 2:10

Marriage was God’s idea and He blesses it with His very best. 

Brookelyn and Caleb,

May God bless you as you finish preparations for your wedding and the celebration to follow. Always remember when you are together as one, with Jesus as your Savior, you get only the best. 

Thanks be to God!

PS: I am a picky dad and I really love Caleb!
Join us on Sunday, July 11th, for a concert! A Sunday Service of Worship and celebration at 9:00 AM. There will not be a 10:30 service. Please join us afterwards for coffee and complimentary Churros from the local Churro Truck! We can't wait to praise our Lord in song and celebrate being together!
Aracely and Kat recently welcomed their beautiful daughter, Aralyn into the world! To help show our love and support, a meal chain has been set up to help them out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Click the link to sign up to make and take them a meal if it is on your heart!

Please contact Brookelyn at 720-550-3505 if you have any questions
Want to get involved and serve at Grace Fellowship? Click the link to indicate which volunteer positions you feel called to serve in. Thank you for serving our lord with a joyful heart!
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

Sunday Services
July 4th, 2021

9:00 AM + 10:30 AM
KIDS CHURCH w/ Ms. Debra 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!
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Please pray for . . .

  • All of the firefighters who are fighting our state's fires right now. Pray for safety and that the fires will be put out as soon as possible.

  • Praise for Austin's seminary friend, Aaron, who is being treated for Leukemia. His numbers are looking great and he is back to some normal activity! Continue to pray for strength as he continues this journey.

  • Praise and thanks for Sal as he is nearing the end of his treatment for leukemia! Pray that his condition continues to improve and that he continues to feel better.

  • The Arguello family's friends, Steve and Donna Hall. Steve has been diagnosed with cancer and is still waiting on many test results. Please pray for them and their 4 children as they continue this journey. Pray for healing and comfort.

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

  • 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.

  • 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!
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
Worship Services: 9:00 and 10:30 am (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!