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A Message from Pastor Austin
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full"
-Jesus
(John 10:10)

Do you need comfort? Do you need to be refreshed? In a world that teaches division, hate, anger, sadness, and hopelessness God's Word comes to us. Satan comes to destroy, but Jesus came to save. Luthers's words point to the hope we have in Christ Jesus alone...

The Gospel is a precious and comforting word. It comforts and refreshes the sad heart. It wrestles it out of the jaws of death and hell and transports it to the certain hope of eternal life, through faith in Christ.

-Luther (paraphrased) 

God's peace and joy be with you today as you reflect upon the certain hope of eternal life, through faith in Christ alone.

Thanks be to God!

See you Sunday Online as we celebrate who Christ is and what he has done for us.
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

No In-Person Service this Sunday

Online Service Only This Week


October 18th, 2020


Good Evening,
 
With the safety of our church members and guests as our main priority, please note that this Sunday’s services on October 18 will be hosted online only, with no in-person services being offered. Since we have learned of an attendee of Saturday’s memorial service testing positive for COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution for our entire church body, we have decided to suspend in-person worship for this Sunday, October 18 and do the service online.
 
For contact tracing purposes, Eagle County Public Health was notified of the positive test and they have subsequently identified the individuals at Saturday’s service who they recommended be tested. Each of those individuals, including Pastor Austin, has tested negative, and we praise God for those results. No tests for additional individuals have been requested by Eagle County Public Health, nor have additional quarantine restrictions been imposed. Those individuals who are under such orders have already been notified. If you have not been contacted by Pastor Austin or Eagle County Public Health in this matter but are concerned about exposure, we encourage you to talk with your healthcare provider to discuss specific questions and concerns related to Saturday’s service.
 
As is true every week, the church has been thoroughly and professionally cleaned, as well as aired out via our commercial exhaust fan. As a church, we will continue to follow Eagle County’s five commitments, and most importantly, we will continue to pray for the attendee who has tested positive, as well as for our entire community’s health and safety.
 
This week, October 18 – Online Services Only
 
Next week, October 25 – In-Person and Online Services
 
See you this Sunday – ONLINE :-)

We love you all and regardless of our circumstances The Word of the Lord Endures Forever!
 
Grace Fellowship Leadership Team & Pastor Austin

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 . . .

  • For Kipp and his family as his sister, Karen, died early this morning. Yesterday was her 74th birthday. Pray for peace for her husband Jim, her brother Kipp and the entire family.

  • Cathy Wilkinson, Nancy's friend who is experiencing medical issues.

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

  • For our nation and our leaders.

  • 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 Virginia Hurd, who is at Castle Peak as a permanent resident and unable to see family and friends in person. Pray 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.
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
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!