Sunday Service @ Church December 27th, 2020
9:00 AM and 10:30 AM
But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.

Luke 2:19

Merry Christmas!

When is the last time you stopped and pondered the love of God?  This time of year may be the most difficult time to stop doing anything. It's been crazy, hasn’t it? We cook, we bake, and clean! Then there are the gifts - we look, we shop, we unload, we wrap, and we unwrap.  It’s all part of the Chaos of Christmas! The goal of it all is to celebrate the birth of The Promised Savior. 
 
Perhaps this Christmas, Christmas 2020, is THE YEAR to do what Mary did and stop cooking and wrapping and just stay still, if just for a moment, and ponder God’s love for us. 

Today, ponder His promises fulfilled, His mercy and His Grace. As promised, God incarnate, fully God and fully man came for you. Yes, the same tiny hands that gripped Mary's finger hand-placed the stars. Incredible! The same feet that Mary wrapped in cloths on that cold winter night, walked on the stormy sea. Remarkable! 

Those same hands and feet would later be "pierced for our transgressions" and "crushed for our iniquities." (Isaiah 53:5). God came for one purpose- to save us from our sins and that’s exactly what he did. 

May we all stop today, this Christmas day, just as Mary stopped that first Christmas Eve night and ponder what Christ has done for us and for all people who believe. After pondering, rejoice and enjoy smooth eggnog and crunchy Christmas cookies. It’s time to rejoice!  A Savior is born for you!

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 
See you Sunday as we continue to ponder the Christ child blessed by Simeon. I can't wait!


Merry Christmas!
Austin


INTRODUCING . . .
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Download the Grace Fellowship Gypsum app today! After many months of hard work from Susan, we have our very own official app available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Watch services, submit prayer requests or signup for Sunday's service all in one place! Thank you Susan for your commitment and dedication to the Lord and His people.

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Sunday Services
December 27th, 2020


Due to physical distancing, please help us to plan by reserving your seat today!

Please sign up by Saturday night 10:00 PM

(overflow seating available in the lobby)
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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 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 required during the entirety of the church service.
 
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.
 
KIDS CHURCH SIGN UP (Ages 3 through 2nd grade)
Please reserve your kids’ attendance with Ms. Debra during the sermon at the 9:00 am service
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 Kids Church. Kids Church follows the kids sermon. We can’t wait to see them!

NURSERY
Nursery for Newborns – 2 year olds.
Nursery is open! Grace Fellowship continues to follow Eagle County’s public health guidelines, and nursery care 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 9:00 or 10:30 am.
Please reserve your child’s attendance at 9:00 or 10:30 am where our nursery attendants will lovingly care for your kiddos while you enjoy church.

Sunday Service

At Church
9:00 AM & 10:30 AM

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Online

Facebook Sunday morning at approximately 9:15 AM, or view the recording anytime on Facebook, Vimeo or YouTube.
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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
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 . . .

Let your goodness, Lord, appear to us, that we who are made in Your image may conform ourselves to it. In our own strength we cannot imitate Your majesty, power, and wonder, nor is it fitting for us to try. But Your mercy reaches from the heavens through the clouds to the earth below. You have come to us as a small child, but You have brought us the greatest of all gifts, the gift of eternal love. Caress us with Your tiny hands, embrace us with Your tiny arms, and pierce our hearts with Your soft, sweet cries. Amen.    
'Bernard of Clairvaux' (12th Century)


  • For Glenn Kraft, Austin's Uncle, who is recovering in the hospital from a stroke.
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  • For Juan Marcez, who is in ICU with Covid.

  • For all those in our church and community who are sick with COVID and other sicknesses. We also pray for families who are quarantined.

  • For Denny, Todd's father, who is recovering from COVID. Prayers for healing and a full recovery.

  • Praises and thanksgiving that Connie Kerr's PET scan test results were outstanding! Tumors are not growing and are even shrinking, and she is feeling great. Thanks be to God!

  • For Leslie and Don's grandson, Weston, who is now home after surgery- thanks be to God!

  • For Roy Sande, a friend of the Kraft's, who is in his final days here on earth, but anxiously awaits the life to come with Jesus. May God's peace be with him and his family.

  • For Carol Proffitt, who is recovering at home.

  • For Alex Marchetti and his family, as he continues to recover from medical complications but is doing well.

  • 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 has been sick and is homebound, and her daughter Pam who is caring for her.

  • For Virginia Hurd, who is at Castle Peak and is very weak. Pray for all the residents and staff of Castle Peak.

  • For complete healing for Sal and his father Alex Marchetti as they continue to recover. Pray for strength for Lisa and Kathy as they care for them.

  • 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.
GOD'S WILL BE DONE
See you Sunday 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
Susan Flock, App and Website, 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 during COVID-19
Worship Services: 9:00 and 10:30 am (nursery provided).
Kids Church: During sermon-time at the 9:00 am services.

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!