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

This past week, I watched a new movie on Apple TV titled, “Greyhound.” The heart-stopping, action-packed drama depicts the wages of war on the North Atlantic in 1942. Cargo ships were being sunk by Nazi U-boats and it was the task of warships like the U.S Navy Destroyer Greyhound to protect the defenseless ships. Captain Ernest Krause courageously leads his troops on his first command through what was known as the treacherous “Black Pit.”  

The movie was spectacular, but what really caught my attention was the prayer that the good Captain whispered at the beginning of this mission and at the end. He was hunched over his bed, on his knees, and prayed a prayer I was familiar with. I proclaimed, “Hey, that’s Luther’s morning prayer!” A few scenes later the good captain can be seen tying his shoes. The scene fades out and shows a card sticking out from his locker that reads, 

 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 

 At the end of the movie when the shooting stops and they are heading to port, before he lies his exhausted head on his fluffy pillow, the captain once again falls on his knees and prays.

If you have a chance, I highly recommend the movie as it puts you in the boat with a captain who relies on Jesus Christ as his Captain through it all. I know right now you and I are all being tossed to and fro by endless waves or change. We are not being hunted down by Nazi U-boats but we are haunted by anxiety, fear, and doubt. Perhaps Captain Krause’s biggest achievement wasn’t in the captain’s chair or on his feet shouting commands. Instead the captain was on his knees praying to his Lord who was sufficient.

“I thank you, my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.” -Luther's Morning Prayer

Join us Sunday as start our new sermon series "Sufficient"
I can't wait!

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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Grace Fellowship Church
PO Box 4280
Gypsum, CO 81637
JULY 26th, 2020

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

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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   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.
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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 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.
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 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!

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
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.

  • August 13 - August 17, 2020
  • Campfire service on Saturday, August 15 at 5 pm
  • BBQ dinner immediately following the service, August 15

  • 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.

  • Anyone and Everyone!

We will continue to monitor Colorado State Parks'
guidelines and restrictions.

Please pray for . . .

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

  • For Jan and her family as the mourn the loss of a three-year old extended family member who was killed in a fatal car accident. Pray for peace beyond all understanding.

  • For Nancy who's cousin Marilyn who died yesterday from COVID complications. Please pray for comfort and peace for the family.

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

  • 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.

  • Everyone affected by illness, surgery or accidents - wisdom for doctors, peace of mind for patients and loved ones, and answers and best treatments revealed.

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.

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!