November 6th, 2020
Message from Pastor Austin


"I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand." - Jesus


If I promised dinner you tonight, I wouldn't come hungry. I can’t give you fresh trout if I haven’t caught it (don't count on it). I can't make you a salad without lettuce or spinach. I can’t even give you my soda pop if I didn't buy it. You can’t give something if you don’t already have it. 

Jesus promises eternal life. Before you can give eternal life, you first must have it. In His resurrection Jesus demonstrated that He has it! Not even death can take eternal life from Him.  This is His incredibly comforting promise of security. Jesus said “My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” 

Jesus gives us eternal life and he has the right to give it and to secure it. In Christ my friends there is nothing…. NOTHING can take us away from him and His promise of eternal life.

In Christ, you are secure. 

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 This week, we continue our sermon series titled “Who I am in Christ.” 
 
Week 1: I am Accepted
 
Week 2: I am Secure
 
Week 3: I am Significant

Weekly Affirmations:


I am free from all condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God.
Romans 8:31-39
 
I am assured that God works for good in all circumstances.
Romans 8:28
 
I have been established, anointed, and sealed by God.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22
 
I am hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:1-4
 
I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in me.
Philippians 1:6
 
I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me.
1 John 5:18
 
My Lord and Savior Jesus gives me eternal life and no one can snatch me away from Him.
John 10:28


I am secure.


This week may God’s peace be with you as you remember who you are in Christ- You are Secure.
 
See you Sunday 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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Gypsum, CO 81637
Dear Grace Fellowship Members and Friends…

October was Pastor Appreciation Month, and we are so blessed to have Pastor Austin at Grace Fellowship! He is the first person we think of when we need counsel or comfort or spiritual direction. Our pastor has a heart of gold, always ready with a hug, a word of encouragement, a story that relates to our circumstance, and lots of love. He truly cares about us!

"Dear Pastor Austin, we hope you feel our love for you and know that we are always praying for you and your family. Thank you for being such a wonderful shepherd of this flock."

We have been through a lot over the past several months and Pastor Austin has worked overtime making sure we have been fed even when the church was forced to close… As October draws to a close, Pastor Austin will be receiving an appreciation bonus from you, the Church, as a thank you for all of his efforts over the past year. The Church Leadership board would like to encourage everyone to let him know just how much he is appreciated… Please reach out to Pastor Austin with cards, texts and emails to show your support and appreciation! Thank You!

Grace Fellowship Leadership Board
O give thanks to the LORD: for He is good;
    for His loving kindness is everlasting.  
1 Chronicles 16:34 
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      Grace Fellowship  
                                                                                                                                             
2020 November Project
YES…we are collecting boxes of CEREAL for the
Eagle Food Bank.
2020 Goal:    100 BOXES


Let’s create a ‘pyramid’ of boxes in the reception area.    

This year…more than others…We appreciate your help!
SUNDAY SERVICES
9:00 am & 10:30 am
 
+Kids Church with Ms. Debra and during the sermon
at the 9:00 am service.

+Sunday School with Susan THIS week.
 
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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 . . .

  • We pray for our nation and our leaders. Help us to do what you have commanded to love You Lord, and to love one another. Lord, let your peace prevail.

  • For Leslie and Don's grandson Weston who is in the hospital in Denver with a feeding problem and breathing issues. Please pray for baby Weston and his parents.

  • For all those who are feeling lonely and scared and afraid. May the peace of God beyond understanding reign in their hearts and minds. Remind them of your promises that are always secure.

  • For Alex Marchetti and his family as he continues to recover from medical complications.

  • 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!