October 23, 2020
A Message from Pastor Austin

In 1517, Martin Luther realized something was wrong. People were being taught that they could purchase salvation. Luther was shocked and disturbed, because what the people were taught about God, was not what God's Word said! Eternal salvation, Luther said, could not be purchased or earned. Salvation could be found in nothing and no one but Christ alone. Luther stated,

"The cross alone is our theology." 

In other words, it is not what we do but what God has done in Christ Jesus for us. There is nothing we can do to achieve our own salvation. God took care of it for us in his precious Son. If anyone ever adds, dilutes or diminishes God's Word, theology goes off the rails falling into a ravine of hopeless despair. The Apostle Paul said,

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9

Truth flows from scripture alone (Sola Scriptura). We are saved by grace alone (Sola Gratia) through faith alone (Sola Fide), in Christ alone (Solus Christus). It is beautifully simple, and wonderfully true. Christ alone saves. He paid the price for us, so we didn’t have to. That is true love.

This Reformation Sunday do not get too caught up in what Luther and the reformers did - Luther himself would be grouchy about that. Instead, remember what Jesus did. This Sunday, in churches throughout the world, there will be great celebrations joyfully proclaiming what Christ has done. Grace Fellowship will be no exception. 

Sunday will STILL be about Jesus – EVERYONE is invited.

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

Please pray . . .

  • For our nation, our leaders, and thanksgiving for the freedom to vote.

  • For the freedom to worship, pray, and teach and learn God's enduring Word.

  • For Kipp and his family as they mourn the loss of Kipp's sister, Karen, who died last week. Pray for peace for her husband Jim, her brother Kipp and the entire family.

  • For 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 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
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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!