June 16th, 2021
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him. – Psalm 103:13
Once in a while we will sit on the couch as a family and laugh at old videos stored in our phones. We laugh at our out-of-style clothes, our funny dances, and our silly actions. But there is one video in our family that always emerges as the favorite. Years ago, I was seriously considering buying an old car. It was cheap and needed some work, but I thought that if I could drive it for a couple of years it would be worth it. Since my boys were young I would always talk to them about decisions and get their honest advice. . .It was always honest. One evening, I was showing the boys the car online and discussing all the possibilities. My youngest son Brady was lying in bed and was passionate about looking at other vehicles before buying the car. So, I did what every loving father does, I began secretly recording on my phone. . .
(watch it again and just focus on his eyebrows)
I have watched this video over and over for years and it never gets old. Yes, I was prodding, yes I was having fun, but when I asked the question, “What if I buy the car and it explodes?” Brady’s surprised look and statement said it all. “Well then it’s your fault for buying it!” It was as if he was saying, “If anything happens to this car, there is no one to blame but you!” He is actually right. Dads make decisions all the time; some good, some bad. One decision may bless the family, while another may harm it, but decisions for your families must be made. With a smile on my face, I often tell young men before they get married, “It is always your fault, just be ok with that.”
We have a Heavenly Father who made a decision we cannot even begin to think of. He gave his one and only Son Jesus to die for my bad decisions, your bad decisions, and even our children’s bad decisions (yes, those too). Our loving Father chose to send His Son because of our bad decisions. Dads, there is a big difference between us and our Heavenly Father- he never makes the wrong decision. His ways are higher than our ways and He knows exactly what is going on in our lives. Incredibly, God has an unwavering plan for each of us and our families in His timing and in His divine plan. God’s plans may not always make sense to us, but we know and trust His plans are the best, not only for us, but for our families. 
Fathers are not perfect like God, but He forgives us, like you forgive your children. No matter where you have been or what you have done, our Lord invites you to come to him and say, “It is my fault, forgive me Lord” and He promises he will. 
Fathers, you are incredible! Remarkably, our Lord’s Word uses your compassion as an example of how God shows compassion for us. Fathers, your compassion for your children is to be commended. Thank you for loving your children with compassion and care knowing your Heavenly Father knows the plans for you and for them. 
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." – Jeremiah 29:11
Join us Sunday as we celebrate our dads and discover God’s BIGGER plans.
I can’t wait!
*Video was shown with permission from Brady
Join us this Sunday, as we honor our Dads for everything that they do!
Join us on Sunday, July 11th, for a Sunday Service of Worship and Praise at 9:00 am. There will not be a 10:30 service. We can't wait to praise our Lord in song together!
Aracely and Kat welcomed their beautiful daughter, Aralyn into the world just a few weeks ago! 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
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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Father's Day Services
June 20th, 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 . . .

  • 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, Aaron, who was diagnosed with Leukemia and has started treatment. His numbers are improving greatly. Continue to pray for strength as he continues this journey.

  • 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.

  • 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!
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.

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