January 22nd, 2021
PERFECT TIMING

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
Mark 1:14-15

Sunday afternoon, Aaron Rodgers will step into history on the legendary frigid turf of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Rodgers has played in Lambeau many times, but never a game like this. Rodgers has played in four NFC Division Championships, but never once has he played this championship game on his home turf - until this Sunday. At 1:05 pm Mountain Standard Time, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will tackle Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I am excited for our Grace Fellowship Packer fans.

Sunday’s game time is set, planned by whoever makes those decisions. Everyone’s plans will revolve around game time. DVRs will be set, grills will be fired up, and the teams will run out of their respective tunnels at the proper time. “GO PACK GO!” will echo off of green and gold walls filled with fans everywhere. At the predetermined time, when the clock strikes 1:05 pm, Aaron Rodgers will run out the tunnel, onto the field.

God’s perfect plan of redemption has a timetable too. And He is the One who makes the decisions. Everyone’s plans will revolve around that time. Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom is at hand.” Jesus isn’t saying the kingdom is nearby, but instead, the kingdom is already here. The translated Greek words Jesus uses are important and perfect-tense verbs. πεπλήρωται, means “is (now) fulfilled” and ἤγγικεν means “has drawn near or is now at hand.” Here’s what’s exciting ... a perfect-tense verb is a past action with a present, enduring result. In other words, the kingdom is no place else and there is no more waiting; the kingdom IS Jesus who is now on the scene and is staring you in the face! WHOA! Jesus came, and His perfect plan of redemption is still being fulfilled in His timing.

But Jesus isn’t done. He gives us instructions on what to do next ... “repent and believe.” Gallons of ink have been spilled and hours of speculation spent on when our Lord will return. We don’t know when that will be, our Lord is the One making that decision in His timing. But what we can do right now is repent of our sins, and believe the gospel that Christ died and rose for you.

I’ll be watching the game Sunday, and my afternoon plans will revolve around that historic game. My TV will be set to the proper station at the proper time, and if lucky, my wife will make her famous guacamole. I don’t know if the Packers will win Sunday on Lambeau Field, but what I do know is that Christ already won your salvation on Calvary’s cross. In His perfect timing He will come again!

See ya Sunday - I can't wait
Austin

PS: I am still a Bronco fan.
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Sunday Services
January 24, 2021

9:00 AM + 10:30 AM
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ONLINE


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

Please sign up by 10 pm on Saturday night.

(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.
 
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
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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.

*Please know that we are doing everything we can to keep our guests safe by following guidelines suggested by our health officials. If you have any concerns however, please plan to join us online every Sunday!

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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
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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 . . .

  • President Joe Biden, our nation and leaders.

  • George Kerr, who is undergoing back surgery today.

  • Bob Quaintance, Nancy's cousin who underwent surgery for a broken hip.

  • Janice who is recovering from heart surgery.

  • Jonette, Debra's sister and their entire family as they mourn the sudden death of Debra's brother-in-law.

  • Cathy Vecchio and her family who mourn the death of her father, but who are thankful for his faith and the promise of eternal life through Christ Jesus.

  • praise and thanksgiving for Nancy's sister, and Austin's aunt Gwen who was hospitalized and suffering from COVID, but who is now recovering at home.

  • Tanya Swedlund and her family who mourn the death of Jack, but who are thankful for his faith and the promise of eternal life through Christ Jesus.

  • Sue, Dave Carle's mother who is struggling with her health.
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  • Juan Marcez, who is recovering from COVID.

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

  • Roy Sande, a friend of the Krafts, who celebrates his birthday today, He 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.

  • Carol Proffitt, who is recovering at home.

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

  • strength, comfort and support for Carol who has been sick and is homebound, and her daughter Pam who is caring for her.

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

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

  • 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 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 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 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!