A Message from Pastor Austin
William (Bill) Metz

The very last conversation I had with our friend Bill wasn't theological. It wasn't even about our families. It was about the Broncos. He loved sports and loved to talk about the Broncos.

But before we talked about the Broncos, we talked about our families and then we talked about God's promises. We talked about how our bodies will be made new- no more wheelchair. I told Bill what a day it will be when God's promise to us becomes reality. I didn't know for him that would be two weeks later.

“Behold, I am making all things new.”
- Revelation 21:5

God could have left us in our current state, filled with sin, and sorrow, and pain, and even death. But He didn't! Instead, God takes the tissues out and wipes every tear from our eyes.

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
-Revelation 21:4

I love how our Lord also let's us know in eternity when death, sorrow, crying and pain come back ... NEVER! "All these things are gone forever." Praise God!

I am so happy for Bill who is at peace. We miss our friend, but this weekend we will celebrate what Christ Jesus our Lord did for Bill, and for YOU.

Prayer: Lord thank you for the free gift of grace you have given us through your Son Jesus Christ. AMEN


Sunday's service will be the memorial service for Bill.

Due to seating limitations, the family service will be Saturday, and the Grace Fellowship services with be Sunday at 9:00 and 10:30 am.
Church sign-up as usual (see below).

There WILL be kids church during the sermon message on Sunday.

There will NOT be Sunday school with Susan.

Coffee, chocolate donuts and peanut M&Ms (Bill's favorite) will be served after church on Sunday.

The Metz Family would like to invite YOU to their home Saturday afternoon to celebrate Bill's life. Food and drinks will be served.

Saturday (Open House Style)
12:00 - 2:00 m

Metz Residence
165 Lime Park Drive
Eagle, Colorado 81631

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
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully[a] 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
October 11, 2020

9:00 & 10:30 am

(Kids Church with Ms. Debra during the sermon
at the 9:00 am service.)

Please reserve your attendance.
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Face coverings are required at all times.
With the State’s mandate requiring face coverings in all indoor spaces, Grace Fellowship will follow Eagle County’s public health guideline which requires wearing facial coverings in all public spaces, including outdoors when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Face coverings are required during the entirety of the church service.

  • 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.

Hi Kids!

Kids Church and Sunday School are BACK!

3 yrs - 2nd Graders
Kids Church with Ms. Debra

Every Sunday during the 9:00 am service sermon.
Debra can't wait to see you!

3rd - 6th Graders
Sunday School with Susan
at 9:00 am

Sunday School will be hosted every other week.
Susan can't wait to see you!

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
Thank you Susan, Gaby, Kat and Aracely for your faithful service to God's people!


Please pray . . .

  • For the family of Bill Metz, including his son Phil and his family, and his daughter Laura and her family. May God's peace be with them.

  • The President of the United States, Donald Trump, as he recovers from COVID-19. We continue to pray for all our nation's leaders.

  • Coach Gabriel Brown (football coach at Eagle Valley High School) whose 25 year old daughter died in a car accident Tuesday.

  • Pastor Austin's Aunt Jean Kraft who is recovering from a stroke she suffered this week.

  • For Alex Marchetti and his family as he continues to recover from additional medical complications. He is recovering at home.

  • For Andy Haffele as he recovers from serious ankle surgery. Prayers for quick healing and recovery.

  • For Kipp's sister, Karen, who is suffering from the ravages of cancer and its impact. Pray for peace for her and her entire family.

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

  • For strength, comfort and support for Carol who is home, and her daughter Pam.

  • For Bill and Virginia Hurd, who are at Castle Peak as permanent residents and unable to see family and friends in person. And for all the residents and staff of Castle Peak.

  • For complete healing for Sal Marchetti as he continues to recover, and strength for the entire family who is faithfully taking care of him.

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

  • For 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 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

Sunday Schedule during COVID-19
Worship Services: 9:00 and 10:30 am (nursery provided).
Kids Church: During sermon-time at the 9:00 am services.

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!