December 15 - 22, 2020
Grace continues offering in-person worship opportunities, including two worship services in the Sanctuary, while online worship services continue.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to discern a faithful, safe approach to in-person worship!

We are excited to share new opportunities for Holy Communion in the coming weeks.

For those who attend the in-person worship services, Communion will now be offered outside on the porch as everyone departs.

For those who are not yet attending worship in-person, Grace's pastors will be offering dedicated times to visit and provide the sacrament (outdoors only). Click on the following links to schedule some time for a pastor to visit you.

Click here for the weekly options, offered at 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the coming months.

Click here for the 'flex' time slots, and a pastor will be in contact with you to schedule a time that works for everyone.
Click here to signup for in-person worship this Sunday at 8:30.

Click here to signup for in-person worship this Sunday at 11:00.
This Christmas Eve, we will offer four in-person worship opportunities, to enable us to worship in a reasonably safe way. These services will be similar to our Sunday in-person worship service (spoken, masked, distanced seating).

We will also have an online service available beginning at noon that day, with all of our favorite Christmas Eve songs! We encourage those worshiping at home to have a candle ready for Silent Night and to join in as we sing praises distantly this year.
Click here to signup for in-person Christmas Eve worship at 11:00 am.

Click here to signup for in-person Christmas Eve worship at 2:00 pm.

Click here to signup for in-person Christmas Eve worship at 4:00 pm.

Click here to signup for in-person Christmas Eve worship at 7:00 pm.

Click the video image for
The Third Sunday of Advent
Worship Service Video
from December 13.

Click here for the worship guide.

Click the video image for the Children's Sermon from this past Sunday

We invite you to "like", comment on, and share these videos!
Each Sunday we continue to worship together online. These services are posted on the Grace Facebook page and on our website.
Grace's Annual Christmas Concert
Click the video image to watch this year's performance.
Sundays with Grace

Our Sunday morning worship and fellowship opportunities are going strong!

Facebook Premiere worship begins at 11am

Facebook Live Coffee Hour starts at noon

We look forward to being with you online again this Sunday!

We have been blessed to see one another in worship through our online worship assistants!

If you are interested in providing a worship assistant video, please click here to sign up for this Sunday, December 20, and Pr. Gregg will contact you with the details you'll need.

Thanks to all who have helped lead us in worship so far and all those who will be leading us in the weeks to come!
Thank you to everyone that sponsored a child from our Angel Tree this year!
Every child has been selected and we are so thrilled that they will all receive nice surprises for Christmas this year. We give a special thanks to Vivian Robinson for coordinating this effort and to Reynolds and Reynolds Printing Company for being the designated drop off this year, too!
Stewardship Commitments & Celebration

88 households
have made their commitment for 2021, with a total of
already committed for ministry!

There is still time to be part of the celebration!
If you have not yet had the chance, please join us in committing to
ministry in 2021 by mailing your Commitment Card to Grace,
or using the electronic form here to send it in.

Some have asked if they should turn in a card if they are giving automatically, or if their giving will remain the same - YES, please!

Every commitment matters.
Every offering is a vital part of fulfilling our ministry at Grace.

The generosity of our congregation is truly a blessing!
Christmas Greetings to Our Grace Family

Click on the image to read a letter from John Grogan, Grace's Council President, regarding Staff Appreciation Gifts.
We are so grateful for your ongoing giving to Grace in 2020! Thank you for continuing to faithfully offer your gifts back to God and God's work here at Grace. Our ministries are continuing to adapt and find ways forward, thanks to your support.

At the end of 2020, financial gifts exceeding our 2020 expenses will be a surplus. At our Congregation Meeting in November, we voted to designate that surplus in the percentages you see above. We are excited about the additional ministry we will be able to carry out this year because of your generosity! Thank you!
What's Happening with Hospitality?
Painting Progress: We are down to the final rooms to be painted!
Just 2 rooms are left, and we are so grateful to everyone who has participated in this project so far.

There is still time to be part of this exciting work!
If you'd like to take part, please sign up for volunteer times HERE
Updates on our 'Equipping Ourselves for Hospitality' Goal for 2020

In the last week:
-Room 112 was primed and painted
-several quotes for the Fellowship Hall painting were obtained

Click here to see updates and photos of some of our projects!

Your continued generosity this year has paved the way for us to complete these projects, knowing we have the financial and faith-filled support we need to make our Hospitality goal a reality! Thank you!
Click on the video image for a
message from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.

This week Bishop Eaton lights the third candle of her Advent Wreath and shares a prayer with us.
The Stewardship Committee apprecites and recognizes people and groups within Grace that continue to Equip Grace for Today, Tomorrow, and the Next 100 Years! Click on the image to read November's Caught You Caring.
Taking Faith Home carries the previous Sunday's themes throughout the week. These devotions include daily Scripture readings, prayers, hymn suggestions, milestones, conversation starters, service opportunities, and at-home rituals.

Click here for the week of December 13
Click here for the week of December 20
Offering Our Gifts to God - Monetary Offering

Part of our worship is offering our gifts to God. While we are apart, it is still faithful to offer our gifts. You can give in several ways:
  • Give online by clicking here (and you have the option to offset the cost of giving online)
  • Set up giving though your bank
  • Mail your offering to the church office.

Thank you for continued faithful giving!
Men's Bible Study

Join us for a Men's Book Study on Sunday mornings at 9:30am via Zoom - note the new starting time!

Beginning Sunday, November 8, we will be studying "Unafraid " by Adam Hamilton. Each week we are led by a different member of our group of 'Men-in-Training' and the conversation has been meaningful. Those interested in participating should contact Pr. Gregg to get added to the Realm group where the meeting link is posted. There's always room for one more!
Gifts & Talents Pictures

Our worship has been enhanced by your photos of projects, experiences, and joys - thank you for sharing! We would love to see more of what you're doing - please send photos to our Video Editor, Craig Allen by clicking here.
Our Daily Bread Devotionals
If you would like us to mail you a copy of the December, January, February devotional, please email the church office.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for
our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for
our current
Memorials & Honor Gifts
Click the image
for our
December Birthdays
Can We Help?
This pandemic has affected each of us, but may have affected us in different ways. If you are in need of help (of any kind), please reach out to the pastors.
We can find connections to resources and/or support together.
We want to walk with you.
Please call or email us.
November Giving and Expenses

November Received $68,261
November Expenses $51,459
Budgeted to Spend $50,852

YTD Received $616,038
YTD Expenses $500,305
YTD Budgeted to Spend $559,372
Stay connected! Click on the links below!
In-person activities at
Grace Lutheran Church are suspended until further notice.
At this time, please do not come
to the church building.
We are praying for the health and well-being of our community and world.
426 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730

(740) 312-5774 (Pastor Gregg’s cell)
(864) 230-3816 (Pastor Rachel’s cell)

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm