We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19
  

Service Times at Church
8:30 | 9:30 | 10:30 am
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A Message from Pastor Austin
Fear and Faith


“Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.   But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Joshua 24:14-15


Whom will you serve?

It's an honest question we must always ask ourselves and each other. Dad's are God's wonderful gift to His children.

Jairus was the leader of the synagogue. He was powerful, successful, and popular. But status took a back seat when Jairus' precious daughter went from sick, to sicker, to on the brink of death. Jairus was a father, but as powerful as he was, there was nothing he could do to help his girl and fear filled his heart. But so did faith.

Jairus knew fear- his daughter was dying.

Jairus knew faith- who knew the One who could actually do something!

So Jairus left his home filled with fear and clinging to faith and finds Jesus. He doesn’t shake hands. No, this isn’t a time for formalities. Instead, the powerful man flops on his face and pleads with Jesus. 

“My little daughter is at the point of the death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” 

Jesus listened and went with him towards his home and his little girl- Jairus’ little girl. Fear was fading and faith was growing, until Jesus was interrupted by a very sick woman.

Jesus has time for both. 

While Jesus is healing, Jairus is waiting, watching, and wondering. While Jesus is talking to the woman, Jairus' friends talk to him.

"Your daughter is dead, stop bothering the teacher."

Faith takes a back seat to fear as a father's nightmare is revealed.

But Jesus overhears the conversation and looks at the distraught dad and issues a command.

“Do not fear, only believe.” 

We deal with both fear and faith too, don’t we? Christians live in the tension of the now-not yet. We know Christ is Risen and we live as Resurrection People knowing that Christ has saved us, but we wait for Christ to come again. In this now-not yet life we experience fear. Turn on the news, and you will quickly see a world filled with fear. It's in fear-filled times that our faith is tested most. But in our fear-filled moments, God speaks to us too. In his Word, God reassures us that he is with us always. In his actions, Jesus proves he is all-powerful, all-knowing, and cares.

So Jesus walks along Jairus as he walks home. Jesus speaks and Jairus' little girl gets up and has a bowl of mac and cheese. Jairus, his wife, and Peter, James, and John are speechless.

Fear will still creep into our lives, but when it does, listen for the words of Jesus.

“Do not fear, only believe.” 

Join us Sunday as we continue our sermon series: Adjusting to Change with Jesus--who NEVER changes.

Dads, let's unite and declare to the world the words of Joshua, "As for me and my household we will serve the Lord."

Happy Father's Day Dads!

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

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SUNDAY SERVICE
 JUNE 19th

8:30 | 9:30 | 10:30


Nursery Now Open!

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SUNDAY SCHOOL
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 guideline, requiring social distancing of at least six feet while gathering.
 
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9:30 – 10:15 am.
Help us ensure that we properly adhere to Eagle County’s public health guideline of maintaining six feet of social distancing by reserving a spot at Sunday School. Simply drop off your kiddos with Debra or Susan as you arrive at church and 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 SIGN UP
Nursery Care for newborn-2 years old
Please reserve your kid's attendance 8:30AM / 9:30AM / 10:30AM
Nursery is open again! Please sign up children for nursery for the service you plan to attend. Our nursery attendants are ready and we are excited to see the kiddos. Nursery is available for any of the three Sunday services.

MASKS
Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.
Grace Fellowship will continue to follow the Eagle County public health guideline which strongly recommends wearing masks, but we will not require them. For those individuals who feel most comfortable wearing masks, please continue to do so. Our staff and volunteers will wear masks in all public areas.
 
CHURCH ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
In one door and out the other.
Please continue to arrive at church through the main lobby doors where ushers will guide you to your reserved chairs. Please depart through the sanctuary door in the back so that we can adhere to Eagle County’s public health guideline of maintaining six feet of social 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.


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Grace Fellowship Church
PO Box 4280
Gypsum, CO 81637
The youth in Peru involved with Corazon de Esperanza need your help as Peru struggles being the second biggest outbreak country of COVID-19 in Latin America. Will you please make a gift to keep youths housed and fed, and our staff employed? Food prices are on the rise. Our staff are considered essential workers, caring physically and emotionally for our youth along with their own families. The youth have been through so much personal trauma, so right now they need to know they are not alone. Please make a donation today and continue to pray for Peru.

Thanks so much,

Jan
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 . . .

  • Praise and Thanksgiving for Devoted Fathers!

  • Connie Kerr who received results this week which showed significant tumor growth. She awaits biopsies and further treatment options. Pray for discernment and peace for her and her husband George.

  • Praise and celebration for Brookelyn (Pastor Austin's daughter) and Caleb Sharpe who are now engaged!

  • Jack Swedlund and his wife Tanya, as Jack is in hospice care at home suffering from cancer.

  • Carol who is at home. Give her and her daughter Pam strength, comfort, and support.

  • Bill and Virginia Hurd who are at Castle Peak as permanent residents, and unable to see family and friends in person. The residents and staff of Castle Peak.

  • Praise and thanksgiving that Alex Marchetti is recovering well and hoping to return to work next week!

  • Sal Marchetti for complete healing as he continues to recover. We pray for strength for the entire family who is faithfully taking care of Sal.

  • Everyone in our congregation and their families who are dealing with the pains and trials of cancer, including 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. Lord, give wisdom to doctors, bring peace of mind, and reveal answers and the best treatments. You are the God who heals, and we rely on Your great mercies and power to work in our bodies and bring wholeness.
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

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.

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!