A Message from Pastor Austin
My daughter will get her license in a week.
 
My hope is in Jesus.
 
This driving thing didn’t just happen. It has been a year of leaning for Kaylie, and a year of screaming, and crying for me.
 
Seriously though, Kaylie is a good driver and I look forward to next week, watching her drive off to school on her own. I will miss our drives together, but it’s time for the bird to drive out of the nest. 
 
I remember our first drive together, we drove through a new neighborhood with very few homes and even fewer cars. We had open roads and plenty of intersections perfect for instruction. We covered the basics, “Gas pedal on the right, brake on the left ... always signal and brake with plenty of time." We talked about the dangers of turning too fast, and the deadly danger of turning the wrong way. Drive in the wrong lane and a head-on collision can kill you. I pointed this out again a month ago as she was driving in downtown Denver ... turn the wrong way, and it will be trouble guaranteed. 
 
So often we turn toward sin instead of turning toward the Savior. We think we know a better route and head down the road. But repentance is a turning around, a turning from our sin. Our Lord tells us to leave sin in our rear-view mirror, and turn to Him. Turning involves changing direction. This is a one-way street and any other way means certain death, forever. You have probably heard, “Well, there are lots of ways to heaven.” Nice thought, but that's not what God said. Our Lord declares, “I am God and there is no other.” We all go in the wrong direction - ALL of us. Maybe you think you are too far down the road and it’s too late. Maybe your sins are so great that a loving God would have nothing to do with you. You would be wrong. Our Lord’s Word promises when we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleans us from all unrighteousness (1 John1:9). So let us turn to Christ and say we are sorry. 
 
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love, according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Psalm 51:1
 
Our Lord promises you, me and the whole world what happens when we turn to Him - Salvation! He promises that those who turn to Him will be saved because He is a loving and merciful God.

I didn’t tell my daughter the horrors of turning the wrong way because I want her to stress out, freak out or pass out. Actually quite the opposite - I warned my daughter to turn simply because I don’t want her to be harmed. I love her. 

How much more does God love you?
 
Now you are licensed - licensed to love others because Jesus first loved you. 

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Prayer: 

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10

AMEN

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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
SUNDAY SERVICE
September 20, 2020

9:00 & 10:30 am

(Kids Church with Ms. Debra during the sermon
at the 9:00 am service.)

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'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
Matthew 25:40

Andy Haffele had serious ankle surgery last week and is recovering. He will be non-weight bearing for eight weeks. Kristina is caring for him and their three boys. Let's help them out with meals. Please sign up below to take them a meal.
PASSWORD: Haffele 2020
Hi Kids!

Kids Church and Sunday School are BACK!

THIS SUNDAY!
3 yrs - 2nd Graders
Kids Church with Ms. Debra

Every Sunday during the 9:00 am service sermon.
Debra can't wait to see you!

Sunday September 27
3rd - 6th Graders
Sunday School with Susan

9:00 am

Sunday School will be hosted every other week.
Susan can't wait to see you!

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 . . .

  • Larry and Shoka's friend whose home exploded in Gypsum yesterday. Please pray for their entire family and the community.

  • All the families in the Chatfield Corners neighborhood who have been evacuated due to the home explosion.

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

  • Praise for baby Gideon, son of Barrett and Ashley. Thanks be to God!

  • Andy Haffele as he recovers from serious ankle surgery. Prayers for quick healing and recovery.

  • Kipp's sister, Karen who is suffering from the ravages of cancer and it's impact. Pray for peace for her and her entire family.

  • 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; 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 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: 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!