February 23rd, 2022
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:56-57

“Winner Winner Chicken Dinner”

The origins of the famous phrase are a topic of debate. Some believe it began in back alleys during the great depression. The game of craps was a common game, while a hot meal was scarce. The victor of the game would shout, “Winner winner chicken dinner!” The loser would go hungry, but the winner could afford a meal. Others believe the famous phrase began in back lots where two cocks would fight to the death. The winner counted his winnings, while the loser was left with nothing but a dead chicken… dinner. Still, others believe winning gamblers would simply shout this phrase from the gaming tables in Las Vegas where $2 would be the common bet, but would also buy a piping hot chicken meal. No matter the origin, shouting these four words declared victory.  

In his first letter to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul declares victory too. Paul makes it clear, that we are merely mortal apart from Jesus. Paul says, “Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” We are dust and to dust we will return (Gen 3:19b). We are sinners, sons of Adam, The Dust Man doomed to death on our own.  

I have really good news for you today. God in His steadfast love and endless mercy, did not leave you alone to be destroyed. God loved you and sent his Son Jesus to save you. Paul says, “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” You are victorious!  

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! 

See you Sunday as we celebrate the victory given by God to us in Jesus. I can't wait!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of victory over death through your Son Jesus. Thank you for life eternal. AMEN
 Thank you to Thrivent Financial for partnering with us by donating $250 toward our Breakfast for Believers campaign! Let’s accept Thrivent’s challenge to reach our 150-box goal and use their $250 to purchase as many additional cereal boxes as we can.
The gift of food is greatly needed in our community. LOVE continues ALWAYS as we serve with gladness while we continue to help those in our community.

If you have questions, please contact Nancy Kraft
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
March 2nd - Ash Wednesday Service at 6:30 pm

March 6th - New Service Times & Sunday School!

Sunday Services
February 27th, 2022

9:00 or 10:30
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! We are ready and excited to see your little ones!

SUNDAY SCHOOL w/ SUSAN at 10:30 am service
(Grades 3 through 7)
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Please pray for . . .

  • Colter Jaramillo, who was in a motorcycle accident this past week and was taken to Denver for medical treatment. He is back home now. Pray for comfort and healing.

  • Peace for our world as tensions grow between Russia and Ukraine.

  • The family of Tim Wolfe, whose children Austin, Jaden, and Bryce are now living on their own since he passed away from covid pneumonia recently. Austin now has guardianship of his younger siblings. Pray for provision and guidance as they navigate life without parents.

  • Lourdes, Claudia's sister who is struggling with health complications. Pray for comfort and healing.

  • Diego, who was severely injured in a “new build” home explosion in Aspen. At this time his prognosis is heartbreaking. He may never be able to walk again. Pray for peace and provision for him and his family.

  • Rosemarie, Dora's niece, who is experiencing serious trials with her health and is waiting for a kidney transplant. She is currently awaiting transfer into a new care facility. Pray for her husband's strength during this time, healing, and that she receives a kidney.

  • Jose Domenech, as he continues to recover from covid complications. Pray for continued healing and comfort.

  • Todd Purse, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Pray for healing and comfort.

  • Kayla, who is still recovering after her ankle surgery. Pray for a full recovery.

  • Jackie's sister-in-law, Gwen, who is dealing with serious heart and kidney complications. Pray that her kidneys begin to function properly again and that she is healed.

  • 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
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!