April 4 - 11, 2023
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What's Going On At Grace

+April 6 - Maundy Thursday Worship - 7pm

+April 7 - Good Friday Worship - 7pm

+April 9 - Easter Worship - 7, 9, and 11am + Easter brunch at 9:50am
On Easter morning, you are invited to bring flowers to decorate the cross.

+April 23 - Grace goes to the Ballgame (Winthrop Baseball)

+April 30 - Fifth Sunday, 10am worship with guest preacher Pr. Ray Mohrmann, Fellowship after service

Many of these events have more details in other sections. This section is updated each week, so keep checking in. You can also see the full church calendar HERE.
Click HERE for the Easter Sunday Worship Assistant Schedule.
Grace's Easter Egg Hunt was a big hit!
Thank you to everyone who took part in making it happen! Please enjoy some photos from our afternoon of fun.
Thank you to the Property Committee and everyone that came out on Saturday to help with the workday! The property looks wonderful and welcoming!
Thank you also to the Worship & Music Committee who deep cleaned the Sanctuary in preparation for Holy Week and Easter!
Get to know our new members!
Welcome Chris Sherk!
Click HERE to learn more about Chris.
Due to the issues we’ve experienced for the past few years around purchasing quality Easter Lilies, this year the Worship committee decided to purchase Calla Lilies instead. These will be used in an Easter display and after the 11 am service on Easter will be available for purchase. Some of them have already been spoken for, leaving seven to be adopted to a member’s garden. If you are interested in purchasing one of them, please contact the church office, it will be first come first serve. Remaining are 4 purple, 2 yellow, and 1 white and are $20.00 each.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Grace's Youth & Family Committee has connected with Safe Passage, our local Child Advocacy Center, to support this cause!

We've placed a sign and pinwheels in front of the church to let the community know that we stand with Safe Passage and to help get the word out about child abuse prevention.

Click HERE to learn more about how Safe Passage is standing up against child abuse and how you can help.

This is a great week to talk with the children in your life about their Body Safety Rules. Part of this conversation can include identifying your child's Trusted Adults - adults in a child's life who they feel safe with and who they can confide in if they feel scared or unsafe. It's ideal for a child to have 5 Trusted Adults (one for each finger on a hand!) and for at least 2 of those not to be family.

You can find a poster HERE to help with this conversation! This specific poster is aimed at younger children, but the concepts are useful for kids of all ages.
An Invitation from our Outreach Partner, Bethel Men's Shelters
Grace will be hosting Family Promise the week of April 23-30th, and we would love to have you as part of this great week!

Heather Litzinger has taken part in hosting Family Promise many times. She shares some of her Family Promise story with us:

"I want to let you know that overnight host is the easiest job on the sign-up sheet. Here is what I bring: sleeping bag, pillow, and either Cameron (age 12) or Zachary (age 11). 
The first few times the boy came with me, they were nervous about the people they would meet. But over time, they realized that people experiencing homelessness are just people. Kids their age, teenagers staring at cell phones, preschoolers playing kitchen and giving us pretend food. I talk with my boys about how Family Promise gives these families a safe place to live while they find jobs, save money, and recover from whatever setback knocked them off course. This is possible because lots of people at lots of churches work together. God's work, our hands.
Overnight hosts arrive at 8 pm, and by that time, the Family Promise parents are usually headed to their rooms after a long day.  My son and I play a few games or watch television with the kids who linger in the common room.  By 9:30 the hallway is quiet, and we all go to sleep.  The families leave the church early in the morning. Cameron and I roll up our sleeping bags and leave at 7 am, stopping for breakfast on the way home. 
The boys and I look forward to our Family Promise nights because it gives us time to hang out one-on-one. I hope they will have sweet memories of sharing an air mattress with mom in the church basement and eating hash browns at the Waffle House on the way home. Bigger than that, however, I hope they are learning that time serving others is time well spent." 

There are many opportunities to connect with and care for our guests during this week. We have spots for setting up, Dinner Hosts, Evening Hosts, Overnight Hosts, and resetting. Please consider how you might join in this week of welcoming and click HERE to sign up!

For more information, please contact Pr. Rachel

Rachel Wasserman was recently honored by Mt. Gallant Elementary School, as the winner of their Teacher of the Year award. We are thrilled to see a member of Grace recognized for her faithful service, particularly in such an important field.

Click here to see a quick video clip of Rachel receiving the news.

We celebrate all teachers, who dedicate their time and effort to educating our young people. Thank you for your service!
Grace Member / Friend Memories

Below is a Friend Memory from Rev. Dr. Cynthia P. Roddey

In November of 1953, I was invited to attend services at Grace. I was a student at Immanuel Lutheran High School in Greensboro, NC. Some years later I became a Friend of Grace and have attended for 70 years. During this time I have enjoyed the fellowship and become friends with some awesome Christians who have embraced me with caring and love. Each time I sit in a pew I am at peace, I look forward to many more years of attendance. 
One of the ways we will be celebrating the rich history of Grace this year is to hear about its impact on the lives of its members.

These do not need to be very long - even a single paragraph would be fine. Simply share with us your perspective, the way your story and Grace's story came together, and we will publish these remembrances in these Grace Notes publications throughout the year.

Email your memories to
Centennial Temple Talks

As a part of Grace's 100th Anniversary Celebration, we will share a Temple Talk highlighting Grace's history through the decades on the first Sunday of each month, from March through December.

This Sunday we heard from Anne Johnson about Grace in the 1930's.
Click on the buttons to read our Temple Talks, about Grace in the 1920's and 1930's.
HOPE of Rock Hill - Biggest needs this week:
Peanut Butter & Jelly, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Canned Fruit, Diapers size 4, 5 & 6, Condiments.
HOPE of Rock Hill Donations - Thank you for your donations during the month of March. Grace donated 241 lbs. of food!

You can drop items off in the bin located outside the church offices and a volunteer will take them over to HOPE. Please only place non-perishable items in the bin!
Palmetto Community Health Care (previously York County Free Clinic) which is next door to Grace is in need of additional front office volunteers. Duties include answering the phone, greeting & checking in patients, making new appointments for patients, making reminder calls to patients for next day appointments, etc. Training is available and the staff is very helpful and supportive. Volunteers must commit to a four-hour shift of 8:00-12:00 or 1:00-5:00.

Comments from current volunteers: “I enjoy the work because it allows me to help people who cannot access healthcare for their chronic conditions;” and, “I believe that we are all called to serve our community in whatever way we can and it is my privilege to do so. It gives me a good feeling knowing that we are able to help those who need it and to do it in a dignified manner.”

If you have questions or need further information, please call Dee Westbrook at 803-980-6197. Thank you for your consideration!!
It's time to register for Summer Camp at our NovusWay Lutheran Camps! If you're interested in going to one of our 4 regional camps, click HERE for info about their programs!

We know camp can be expensive, and we don't want cost to be a barrier to anyone's faith formation. If you'd like to apply for a Grace scholarship for a NovusWay camp, please click HERE or speak to Pr. Rachel for more information.
We are keeping track of our new connections and sharing them with each other. To do so, please click HERE to share your connection!

Check out the display in the Fellowship Hall to see our connections grow!

To read the previous enews about our 100 Connections, click HERE.
Congregation Connections
The Sanctuary Candle for the month of April is given by Sara and Steve Johnson in honor of our pastors.

The Altar Flowers for April 9 are given by Ingrid & Rolf Stroeh in memory of our son, Michael.

Altar Flowers
It is a long-standing tradition at Grace for members to sponsor the weekly flowers, often in honor or memory of a special person or event.

The cost is $45 for one or $90 for both vases.

Click HERE to sign up.
Worship Assistant Schedule

Click HERE for the current schedule.

Don't see your name? Want to be part of leading worship? Email the church office today!
Offering Our Gifts to God

Your gifts to Grace allow our ministry to happen! You can give in several ways:

  • Give via the offering plate in worship
  • Give online by clicking HERE (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!
Click HERE for the February Treasurer's Report
If you are in need of help (of any kind), or simply want to connect,
please reach out to the pastors. We want to walk with you.
Please call or email us.
Stay connected! Click on the links below!
426 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730

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

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