May 18th, 2022
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” 
 - Exodus 14:14-
In 2017, it was ranked America’s Best Restroom by Cintas Corporation. Toilets throughout the land envy the view of the OdySea Aquarium located near Scottsdale Arizona. It is rated the #1 for good reason. One step into the commode coveting room and you feel like you are using the can at the bottom of the ocean! Seven foot Sharks glide through saltwater as you wash your hands. My daughter utilized the facilities last week and told me it was the most amazing bathroom she has ever seen.

Chapter 4 of The Story rapidly moves us through the incredible journey God takes Moses and God’s people on. Moses starts off in an infant raft ride into the palace, and through twists and turns, God uses Moses to lead his people out of Egypt. In chapter 14 of Exodus, we see a remarkable scene. God’s people are trapped, and God led them there through Moses. The Israelites are terrified as they are surrounded by Pharoah and his bloodthirsty men. They cry out to God, 
“What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?” Didn’t we say to you in Egypt ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians?’ It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”  
But Moses answered, “Do not be afraid …. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Staying still is hard isn’t it? (Especially when we are terrified). We love to check the latest news, check our phones for updates, ask others what they think hoping to quickly garner support for our anger, our rage, our frustrations, and especially our fears. Deliverance from our fears seems impossible, we think we can swim fast enough to escape the waves of doubt we hold in our hearts. Stroke after stroke we soon realize we haven’t moved at all and we are terrified. We don’t like to be still.  

The Lord will fight for you, and he will fight for me. He proved it over and over again already in God’s Story and he will continue to do so. Pharaoh's awesome army has nothing on our incredible God. Satan’s shots are spitballs against the armor of our Lord. Our Lord parted the sea for the Israelites outside of Egypt, and on a Friday afternoon on a cross outside of Jerusalem, He split the veil taking all our sin upon himself so that we might be delivered from death and condemnation forever!   
If you feel like you are underwater, you might be in a bathroom in Arizona. If not, maybe it’s more serious. You feel like you are drowning in fear and doubt. Our Lord knows exactly what is going on in your life and he will get you to the other side.
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
See you Sunday, as we see the drama continue to unfold when God splits the sea and delivers his people from death.  
 I can’t wait! 
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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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 on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th! If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below.
The 2022 LWML Rocky Mountain Convention is in Albuquerque June 3-5.

The flyer above shows items being collected for groups we are sponsoring. If you would consider donating these items, please bring them to church by May 29th..

Grace Fellowship LWML does Serve Him in the church, community, and world. Thank you for all the kind prayers and generosity as we work together to be tangible expressions of God's love!

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July 21st-25th - Annual Camping Trip

August 2nd-4th - Vacation Bible School
- THIS Sunday -
May 22nd Bible Study
*Read Chapter 4 of The Story

Sunday Services
May 22nd, 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 Jesus.

  • 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 still 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

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 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.

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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!