We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19
  
Service Times
8:30 am | 9:30 am | 10:30 am
A Message from Pastor Austin
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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5

The First Commandment our Lord gives us is "You shall have no other gods." All people, in all walks of life are desperately looking for happiness, identity, security, and meaning in life and it's in moment's of strife and difficulty we so often trust other things. Sometimes it's material things, other times it's ideologies or philosophies. We turn to addictions, and we turn to ourselves. We all have our laundry list but time and time again we realize nothing but our Lord will suffice. In Luther's Small Catechism he states

"We should fear, love, and trust in God
above all things."


ALL is the word that gives me trouble. All things?

This week we swan dive into Colossians 3. In the book of Colossians, the Apostle Paul reminds us that in Christ "all things were created in heaven and on earth." He stated in Christ "all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell." God's enduring word reminds us who Jesus is, and what he has done. Paul reminds in in chapter 3 that since we are alive in Christ, and raised to new life with him, "seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set you minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth."

Since Jesus is the creator of all things why wouldn't we trust him with "all things." If we are honest we pretty much trust him with most things. So our Lord gives us his Word- written and proclaimed for all the world to hear. No other god will suffice. We trust in the One True God for all that we need. He is the One who not only created us, but sustains us today and for all eternity because Christ Jesus our Lord redeemed us by giving Himself to be crucified for you and for me. He now sanctifies us, and comforts us through the power of the Holy Spirit. There is no other god. Our Lord Jesus is sufficient.

Prayer: In these troubling times, remind us Lord Jesus that you alone are sufficient. AMEN.

Join us Sunday as start our new 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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PO Box 4280
Gypsum, CO 81637
SUNDAY SERVICES
JULY 17, 2020

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

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NEW UPDATE:
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED DURING THE ENTIRETY OF OUR SERVICES.
MASKS
Face coverings are required at all times.
With the State’s new 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 will be required when arriving and departing church, as well as when walking through any public spaces including the narthex and to use the restrooms.  In addition, 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
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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!

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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
  • Campfire service on Saturday, August 15 at 5 pm
  • BBQ dinner immediately following the service, August 15

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

Please pray for . . .

  • School administrators and staff as they prepare for and navigate the many options for the upcoming school year.

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

  • Frank, Austin's friend from seminary and his wife Esther as she continues to recover from surgery. She was in the hospital again last week, but she is home again. Please pray for healing.

  • God's healing for all those in our congregation and their families who suffer the trials depression and anxiety.

  • Strength and peace for Jan, a friend of George Kerr, who is suffering from cancer and the grief of her husband's death from cancer.

  • 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; Suzanne, and Kathleen.

  • 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!