We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19

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Sunday August 9th, 2020
  
Service Times
8:30 am | 9:30 am | 10:30 am

A Message from Pastor Austin
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.  For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,  and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
Colossians 1:15-20


“Been there, done that!”

You have probably heard the popular phrase before. There is great comfort when someone shares their experience with you. Maybe you were once a new employee when a long-time veteran of the industry told you they have been through something similar. Maybe you are awaiting a surgery and a friend tells you the ups, downs, ins and outs of recovery. Maybe it is a past mess-up that a family member uses to prevent the young teenager from making the same painful mistakes they did.  

We all survive various trials and tribulations throughout our lives, and it is so good to share these experiences with one another. It calms the soul knowing that someone you know has walked in familiar shoes, and survived similar storms.

But when it comes to enduring the cross for your salvation… well nobody but Christ Jesus himself can lay claim to that. Jesus does know what it’s like to be persecuted, unjustly accused, tortured and murdered. Jesus does know what it’s like for a friend to die, or a loved one to abandon him in his hour of need. Jesus also knows exactly what you are going through right now. It is Jesus that fed the thousands, calmed the storm with a couple words, and raised Lazarus and a little girl with simple instructions, “Lazurus come out,” and “Little girl get up.”  Have you raised someone from the dead lately? Jesus can declare, “Been there done that.” 

The Apostle Paul proclaims...

“For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,  and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross."

No matter what you are going through today, know that Jesus is not only with you now, but that he conquered everlasting and eternal death in the future. In Christ, your sins are forgiven. Jesus took your sins upon himself and gave you his righteousness.  

So tonight when you pillow your head, rest well my friends and fellow redeemed, because Jesus made peace by the blood of his cross- FOR YOU.   

Jesus is Sufficient. 
Join us Sunday as we wrap up our sermon series "Sufficient."

I can't wait!

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
SUNDAY SERVICES
August 9th, 2020

8:30 am | 9:30 am | 10:30 am

CHURCH SERVICE SIGN UP
Please reserve your attendance.

MASKS
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 updated public health guideline which requires wearing masks in all public spaces, including outdoors when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Face coverings are now 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.
Online
LIVE video message on
Facebook Sunday morning at 8:30 am or view the recording anytime available on Facebook, Vimeo or YouTube.
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CHURCH ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
In 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 only through the sanctuary door at the rear of the building so that we can adhere to Eagle County’s public health guideline of maintaining six feet of physical 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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sunday School for 2 year olds – 2nd Grade, and 3rd – 7th Grade.
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 guidelines, requiring face coverings and physical 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 physical distancing by reserving a spot at Sunday School. Simply drop off your kiddos with Debra or Susan as you arrive church where 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!

NURSERY
Nursery for Newborns – 2 year olds.
Nursery is open again! Grace Fellowship continues to follow Eagle County’s public health guidelines, and nursery attendants will wear face coverings while caring for your children. We are ready and excited to see your little ones!

NURSERY SIGN UP
Please reserve your child’s attendance in Nursery at 8:30, 9:30 or 10:30 am.
Please reserve your child’s attendance at 8:30, 9:30 or 10:30 am where our nursery attendants will lovingly care for your kiddos while you enjoy church.
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!

We are excited to announce that our summer camping trip is still on! Feel free to camp all four nights, one night, or just come up for the campfire service and BBQ. It will be a wonderful time in God's creation worshiping Him and spending time with one another.

WHEN
  • August 13 - August 17, 2020

Outdoor church service Saturday
August 15 at 5:00 pm
  • BBQ dinner immediately following the service, August 15
  • Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chips, Water and individually wrapped plastic wear and condiments will be provided. Chef Todd will be cooking.
  • For safety reasons, this year we will not have a potluck.
  • Please being lawn chairs and anything else you would like to eat or drink.
  • Please sign up below so we can plan for spacing and food. Scroll down to camping service.

WHERE
  • Sylvan Lake State Park at 10200 Brush Creek Road, Eagle, CO 81631.
  • There is plenty of room to spread out in the massive group site.

WHO
  • Anyone and Everyone!

We will continue to monitor Colorado State Parks'
guidelines and restrictions.

SEE YOU THERE!
Prayers
LORD JESUS, HEAL OUR LAND, OUR BODIES AND OUR HEARTS

Please pray for . . .

  • Kindra's brother, Todd, who is recovering from a serious car accident this week.

  • Missy Kraft who is having a hysterectomy this week after finding out she has a large fibroid tumor.

  • Sarah Braucht who is recovering from gall bladder surgery.

  • Peace for our children as they undergo lots of changes entering a new school year. Touch their hearts and minds with peace, joy, and contentment.

  • All those who have been laid off from work, that they may have provision and peace.


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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Everyone affected by illness, surgery or accidents - wisdom for doctors, peace of mind for patients and loved ones, and answers and best treatments revealed.
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

Sunday Schedule during COVID-19
Worship Services: 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 am (nursery provided).
Sunday School: 9:30 - 10:15 am.
KidsChurch: During sermon-time at the 8:30 and 10:30 am services.

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!