October 26 - November 2, 2021
For Worship services and Children's sermons please visit our YouTube channel.
This Sunday, we heard about our third 2022 Stewardship Goal: 
Connecting with the Mission of Christ
On Sunday, Dee Westbrook shared some of her story of Connecting with the Mission of Christ through Grace in her time as a member.

To hear her story, click the video link.
Our bulletin insert shares more about how we experience God's love through our congregation, and how we have been a community over the years. To learn more about how we will be Connecting with the Mission of Christ in 2022, click the photo of the insert.
As you hear Dee's story and read about our Goal, we encourage you to pray about and discern how God is calling you to be part of CONNECTING in the coming year!
Dear Grace Family,
We are saddened to inform you that Madeline Hazen died last week.
In the sure and certain hope of the resurrection, we entrust Madeline to God.
Our sympathy and prayers enfold her family, especially Harry in this time of grief.

Visitation is tonight from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Burgess Funeral Home in Lancaster.

The Memorial Service is tomorrow at Heritage Hall in Westminster Towers, Rock Hill at 3:00pm.

Face masks are required and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the building.

Click HERE for the link to the obituary.

Please note the following changes to our Sunday worship schedules:

Sunday, October 31: services at 8:30 & 11am (Reformation, Confirmation, Commitment)

Sunday, November 7: one service at 10am
(All Saints Sunday; Celebration after; MSP Forum #1)

Sunday, November 21: one service at 10am (Christ the King Sunday; Annual Meeting after)

All Saints Sunday

On Sunday, November 7, we will commemorate members of Grace Lutheran Church who, in death, have joined the Church Triumphant during this year. Then, during the prayers we will name other loved ones who have died, yet remain close to our hearts.

If you would like us to include the name of a loved one who has died in the bulletin, click HERE.
Worship Assistant Rotations!

Click HERE for the new Worship Assistant Schedule.
Schedule Conflicts:

Just like before, if you get scheduled for a Sunday when you'll be unavailable, we just need you to make a quick phone call to swap with another volunteer. Then, let somebody at the Church Office know about the change (so we can update the schedule). It's as easy as that!

Don't see your name? Want to join the rotation?
Email the church office today!
Race & Reconciliation Rock Hill
Join Race and Reconciliation for the next community event on
Thursday, Oct 28th, at 7pm via Zoom. Our topic is Measuring SC's Racial Justice. Hannah Honeycutt, Executive Director, SC Access to Justice Commission will discuss civil justice in South Carolina and the Justice Gap Report. Click HERE for more information and the Zoom link.
Children's Choir Rehearsals

Led by Irene Pointon and supported by our Music Interns, Children's Choir is for K-5th graders, and meets most Sundays from 2:50 to 3:30pm.

Come learn music skills and songs to share! If you'd like more information, please contact Irene Pointon HERE.
We give thanks for the many ways our congregation uses gifts and talents to the glory of God!

This month, the Stewardship Committee highlights 4 areas of ministry benefiting from the generosity of God's people here at Grace.

Click HERE to learn about these generous efforts.
Finance Chair Needed

We have a dynamic group of volunteers at Grace who serve as our financial officers, yet we need still someone who can call our committee together and send its recommendations to Council for its consideration. That person might be YOU! If you are interested in helping us operate more effectively as a committee, and willing to serve as our chair, please let the Church Office know.
Sunday School classes for Grade 7 - Adult Sundays at 10:00am

Click each class name for more details

Women’s Sunday School Class with Ruth Wasserman


Men's Bible Study - led by class members
Music Ministry Rehearsals
Grace Ringers meets on Monday evenings at 6:20pm.

Grace Alone meets on Monday evenings at 7:20pm; this group leads every week in the 8:30am service.

Parish Choir meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm; this ensemble sings in the 11:00am service.

I hope you will consider joining us! Contact Jeremy for more information.
Our partner, HOPE, has changing needs each week based on what is and isn't delivered to their food pantry. If you'd like to help with food donations, you can check this list each week to see what they need most!

HOPE is now open on Tuesday nights from 6-7:30pm for individuals needing assistance.
Needs for this week:
+ Pancake Mix & Syrup
+ Soup
+ Condiments
+ Jelly
+ Distilled Vinegar
+ Salad Dressing
+ Butter/Margarine
+ Sugar & Flour
+ Ground Beef

Please take your donations to HOPE. Click HERE for drop-off times.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for our
Memorials & Honor Gifts
Click the image for our
October Birthdays
Click the image for our
November Birthdays

The Sanctuary Candle for the month of October is given by
Donna and Rick Richter in honor of Pr. Gregg and Pr. Rachel.
The Sanctuary Candle for the month of November is given by
Linda Bailey in loving memory of my husband Mike Bailey.

The Altar Flowers for October 31 are given by Linda and Don Horst to the Glory of God and in honor of Antonio, Gretchen,
and Michael Echegaray.

If you would like to sponsor Altar Flowers please click HERE.

Good Samaritan Fund

Are you in need? How about someone you know? At the June meeting, Council voted to allocate the undesignated memorial funds from 2020 to the Good Samaritan Fund, with the intention that the funds might offer help to members of Grace who could use a little financial assistance. As one member of Council put it, "We need to help the helpers and not try to pour from an empty cup. Hopefully these resources can help with that."

To request assistance from this fund, please contact either of the pastors. All assistance is confidential.
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 Oct. 24
Click HERE for the week of Oct. 31
Offering Our Gifts to God

Part of our worship is offering our gifts to God. You can give in several ways:

  • Give via the offering plate in the Sanctuary

  • 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!
September Giving and Expenses
September Received $51,219
September Expenses $42,282
Budgeted to Spend $57,902
YTD Received $436,687
YTD Expenses $425,584
YTD Budgeted to Spend $521,118
Can We Help?

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!
In-person activities at
Grace Lutheran Church are beginning again. All in-person activities need to be scheduled in advance at this time.

Please contact the church office if you need to schedule an activity.

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