We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19
  
Service Times at Church
8:30 | 9:30 | 10:30 am
SUNDAY JUNE 12th


SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sunday School for 2 year olds – 2nd Grade, and 3rd – 7th Grade begins this Sunday, June 14.

We’re absolutely thrilled to invite your kids back to Sunday School during the entire 9:30 am service! Acknowledging your kids’ safety is our number one priority, and Grace Fellowship will continue to follow Eagle County’s public health guideline, requiring social distancing of at least six feet while gathering.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL SIGN UP
Please reserve your kids’ attendance at Sunday School from
9:30 – 10:15 am.

Help us ensure that we properly adhere to Eagle County’s public health guideline of maintaining six feet of social distancing by reserving a spot at Sunday School. Simply drop off your kiddos with Debra or Susan as you arrive church and they’ll enjoy outdoor Sunday School with their friends and teachers for the full 9:30 am service. We can’t wait to see them!

MASKS
Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.
Grace Fellowship will continue to follow the Eagle County public health guideline which strongly recommends wearing masks, but we will not require them. For those individuals who feel most comfortable wearing masks, please continue to do so. Our staff and volunteers will wear masks in all public areas.
 
CHURCH ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
I n one door and out the other.
Please continue to arrive church through the main lobby doors where ushers will guide you to your reserved chairs. Please depart through the sanctuary door only so that we can adhere to Eagle County’s public health guideline of maintaining six feet of social distancing. If you need to enter the lobby or restrooms following the conclusion of the service, please exit the church and re-enter through the main lobby doors.

Please note: No Nursery this Sunday
(hopefully coming soon).


  • If you are at risk or think you are at risk, please carefully consider watching online.

  • If you are sick or think you might be sick, please do not come to the church building for your safety and the safety of others. Please join us by watching online.

Online
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A Message from Pastor Austin
Abigail
 
Please read 1 Samuel 25:1-42

She was jaw-dropping and show stopping, her beauty would melt the heart of any man. She is smart and full of wisdom and apparently knows how to cook. Who is this woman that stopped David and his army in their tracks? She first walks down the runway in 1 Samuel chapter 25. Her name is Abigail.

Abigail has a lot going for her, but her husband is not one of them. Nabal is a arrogant jerk disliked by everyone who knew him. He was rich, cocky, and focused on one person – himself. 
 
David reached out to Nabal asking him to help him and his troops, but Nabal refused. In fact, he insulted David by telling his messengers that he didn’t even know who David was. David’s servants returned with the news, while one of Nabal’s servants told Abigail how her husband responded.

David reacted with rage. He told 400 of his men to grab their swords and prepare for battle. David took the road of revenge toward Nabal fully intending to kill everyone. 

Meanwhile, Abigail took the road of peace. She quickly loaded a bunch of food and goodies with intent to meet David and his armed men, and when they met in a canyon that’s exactly what she did. She stood in the middle of the road, hair flowing in the wind, and words of wisdom flowing from her heart.   Though her husband was horrible, Abigail remained faithful. She intervened and pleaded with David to have mercy and stop his vengeful voyage. She reminded David that this was not God’s will, but David’s will. David listened. David was stopped by her beauty, but humbled by her wisdom. He heard what Abigail had to say, and honored her request for peace. I would have loved to been there when David and his soldiers enjoyed their treats. I could see them sitting around the fire, enjoying their cakes wondering what would have happened if Abigail didn’t stop them. 

When Abigail returned home from the canyon, she found her husband drunk as a skunk. So she waited to tell him what she had done until he was sobered up. When he woke, she told Nabal and he was in shock, so much so that ten days later, he died.

When David found out about Nabal’s death, he remembered Abigail and asked her to marry him. David had seen beautiful women before, but he fell in love with who Abigail was...beautiful, wise, and faithful.  

God works through all kinds of people to stop violence. David would have done something outside of God’s plan, because he was blinded by his hate. But Abigail intervened. David rejoiced and thanked Abigail for stopping him. God sends Abigails to stop hate still today. Maybe you are an Abigail. 

Our Lord sent His Son Jesus to Calvary’s cross to intervene on our behalf to stop God’s righteous judgement which we all rightfully deserve.  We didn’t deserve it, but God, in His mercy and grace, loves us unconditionally and intervened.

When we love others, as Christ loved us, we are agents of peace like Abigail. God saved you not in rage, but in love. By His grace we are saved through faith in Christ Jesus alone. Thanks be to God!

Join us Sunday as we continue our sermon series: Adjusting to Change with Jesus who NEVER changes.

Peace in Christ,
 
Austin

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
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Grace Fellowship Church
PO Box 4280
Gypsum, CO 81637
The youth in Peru involved with Corazon de Esperanza need your help as Peru struggles being the second biggest outbreak country of COVID-19 in Latin America. Will you please make a gift to keep youths housed and fed, and our staff employed? Food prices are on the rise. Our staff are considered essential workers, caring physically and emotionally for our youth along with their own families. The youth have been through so much personal trauma, so right now they need to know they are not alone. Please make a donation today and continue to pray for Peru.

Thanks so much,

Jan
Grace Fellowship Shopping Team!

Need Groceries?
We have a team ready and willing to do your shopping for you! For those who have underlying health conditions, or simply need help, please contact coordinator, Susan Flock by text or call.

Susan Flock
970-361-4771
Thank you Susan, Gaby, Kat and Aracely for your faithful service to God's people!

Prayers
LORD JESUS, HEAL OUR LAND, OUR BODIES AND OUR HEARTS

Please pray for . . .

  • Praise and celebration for Brookelyn (Pastor Austin's daughter) and Caleb sharpe who are now engaged!

  • Our children as they endure lots of changes and challenges. Give their little hearts security and peace.

  • The family of little 3 year old Sebastian Rodriguez Castro who went missing last Friday night.

  • All those legally protesting, help their message be heard in safety and security and help to instill change in our nation and our world. Stop those who are violently killing people, injuring people, or damaging property.

  • Help Lord, to eliminate racial injustice in our nation and our world and inject Your love into our hearts and minds.

  • For peace officers throughout the world attempting to maintain peace.

  • For business owners desperately struggling to maintain income and retain employees.

  • Jack Swedlund and his wife Tanya, as Jack is in hospice care at home suffering from cancer.

  • The residents and staff of Castle Peak.

  • Carol who is at home. Give her and her daughter Pam strength, comfort, and support.

  • Bill and Virginia Hurd who are at Castle Peak as permanent residents, and unable to see family and friends in person.

  • Alex and Sal Marchetti for complete healing as he continue to recover. We pray for strength for the entire family including Kathy who is faithfully taking care of Sal through this difficult time.

  • Everyone in our congregation and their families who are dealing with the pains and trials of cancer, including Jack; Pastor Sid; Keith; Chris; Sharon Hlavinka; Brad Bluhm; Rance Ketterling; little Sal Marchetti; Amanda; Jonette; Carol; Jerry; Connie Kerr; and Suzanne.

  • Everyone affected by illness, surgery or accidents. Lord, give wisdom to doctors, bring peace of mind, and reveal answers and the best treatments. You are the God who heals, and we rely on Your great mercies and power to work in our bodies and bring wholeness.
GOD'S WILL BE DONE
See you Sunday at church or online!
Contact Information
Phone: 970-445-3101
Email: Austin@GraceGypsum.com 

Staff and Volunteer Staff
Pastor Austin Kraft, 970-688-1100,   austin@GraceGypsum.com  
Nancy Kraft, Administrative Assistant, 303-870-3433, njokraft@yahoo.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

Normal Sunday Schedule
Worship Services: 8:30 and 10:30 am (childcare provided).
Adult Bible Study: Between services at 9:45 am.
KidsChurch: During sermon-time.

Affiliation
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!