November 13, 2020
Message from Pastor Austin

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Matthew 10:28-31

“You matter.” These are the words every human longs to hear. We want to hear it from our spouses, our friends, our family, our teachers, our coaches, our co-workers and especially from our Lord. 

Jesus is in the locker room with his players, giving them a pep talk. He wants to tell them what to expect, what is going to happen. And Jesus holds nothing back when He said, “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves ... (v16)." He tells His disciples that people will betray and persecute them.

But Jesus doesn’t talk about defense. He shows them the offensive strategy. Jesus tells them to never stop proclaiming the good news and to do so without fear. He then tells them they matter, and He uses a powerful illustration to do so. Jesus said that not even one of His little sparrows falls without His knowledge, and therefore, He knows exactly what is happening to His disciples - and they are much more valuable than a bird. 

Our Lord loves His creation, and we are His favorite. The Apostle Paul says,

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10
We are created in His image (Genesis 1:26). We are His wonderful handiwork and created to do good works to glorify Him (Ephesians 2:10). God tells us we matter, we are valuable, and we have a purpose. 

Feeling like you have nothing to offer? Then hear the words of Jesus: “Don’t be afraid; you are worth more.”
Now look to the cross of Jesus where He proved just that. 
In Christ, you are significant. 
 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 a created in God’s image.
Genesis 1:27
I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm.
Ephesians 2:6
I am God’s temple.
1 Corinthians 3:16
I am God’s workmanship.
Ephesians 2:10
I can approach God with freedom and confidence.
Ephesians 3:12
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13
I am valuable and my Lord knows everything about me and cares for me.
Matthew 10:29
 I am significant.
This week, may God’s peace be with you as you remember who you are in Christ ... You are Significant.

See you Sunday. 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
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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O give thanks to the LORD: for He is good;
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1 Chronicles 16:34 

Grace Fellowship
November 2020 Project
YES … we are collecting
boxes of CEREAL for the
Eagle Food Bank.
2020 Goal: 100 150 BOXES

We ALREADY crushed our goal - great job and let's shoot for 150 this year!

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

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

+Sunday School with Susan NEXT week.
Please reserve your attendance.
Online Service
Facebook Sunday morning at 9:00 am or view the recording anytime available on Facebook, Vimeo or YouTube.
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Sunday, November 29, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
(at church following the 10:30 service)

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!


Please pray . . .

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

  • For Leslie and Don's grandson, Weston who is still 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 accepted, secure and significant.

  • 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 has been sick and is homebound, and her daughter Pam who is caring for her.

  • For Virginia Hurd, who is at Castle Peak and is very weak. 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.
See you Sunday Online!
Contact Information
Phone: 970-445-3101

Staff and Volunteer Staff
Pastor Austin Kraft, 970-688-1100, 
Nancy Kraft, Administrative Assistant, 303-870-3433,
Israel Hernandez, Worship Team Leader, 970-331-6177,
Jesse Meryhew, High School Youth Leader, 970-390-3617
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.

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Our Mission
Proclaim, Nurture, and Serve. 

Proclaim Jesus as Savior. 
Nurture faith in Jesus. 
Serve in the name of Jesus.

Our Purpose
Embrace Christ!