November 17 - 24, 2020
This weekend Grace will continue in-person worship opportunities, offering two chances to worship in the Sanctuary, in addition to our online offering.

Click here to see several brief summary points regarding in-person worship.

We appreciate your patience as we revise and update our plan for a return to in-person worship, and your prayerful participation as we continue together in the ministry we share!
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.
Thank you for taking part in this year's
Annual Business Meeting!

Last Sunday, more than 90 of us gathered (virtually) to discern the mission God is calling Grace to engage in the coming year.

Together, we:
  • elected four members of Council
  • elected the 2021 Nominating Committee
  • approved a plan for any 2020 surplus funds
  • approved the 2021 Missional Spending Plan
  • celebrated commitments for 2021
  • celebrated the success of the ministry we share at Grace and all around the SC Synod

Thank you for your ongoing partnership in ministry!
Click the video icon to review the recording of our Annual Business Meeting, held Sunday, November 15.

Note: The poll voting that occurs at various points throughout the meeting does not show in the recording. Forthcoming minutes will capture the details of each vote.
Sundays with Grace

Our Sunday morning worship and fellowship opportunities are going strong!

Remember our schedule shifted;

Facebook Premiere now beginning at 11am

Facebook Live Coffee Hour starting at noon

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

Click the video image for
the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Worship Service Video
from November 15.

Click here for the worship guide.

Click the video image for the Children's Sermon

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.
Stewardship Commitments & Celebration

This past Sunday was Celebration Sunday!
At the Annual Business Meeting, we celebrated the
70 households
who have made their commitment for 2021, with a total of
already committed for ministry!
As we continue to receive commitments,
we will continue to celebrate and update!

The generosity of our congregation is truly a blessing!

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.


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, November 15, 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!
What's Happening with Hospitality?
Join us on November 28th for Heron Plume Saturday (the day after Black Friday) for a big push on completing on our painting projects!
[Our paint color is Heron Plume... We have a reason for the name!]

Take a break from Thanksgiving leftovers and join us, wearing masks and spread out, in various painting-related jobs:
-Sanding walls
-Washing walls
-Replacing Outlet Covers
-Moving furniture and boxes

Join us for some fun volunteer work!

You can sign up for volunteer times HERE
Updates on our 'Equipping Ourselves for Hospitality' Goal for 2020.

Click the image to see updates and photos (before and current) of our projects!

Your continued generosity this year has paved the way for us to jump into these projects, knowing we have the financial and faith-filled support we need to make our Hospitality goal a reality! Thank you!
In "Caught You Caring", the Stewardship Committee highlights some of the great stewardship of gifts they've noticed recently and says THANKS!

Click here to see the latest CYCs thanking Pastor Gregg, Pastor Rachel, Jim Alfors, Doug Pointon, the Hospitality Project Planning Team, the Conference Room Consultants, and the Painters.
Click on the video image for a message from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.

This week Bishop Eaton shares a prayer for Veterans, and shares her experience of being invited to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Meet our second Music Intern: Jonathan Moyd!

Hi, my name is Jonathan Moyd. I've been working with choirs for 13 years now and I'm looking forward to many more years of that. I'm a bass and I greatly enjoy teaching music to others. I also work for a mission group named Salkehatchie, every year we go to McCormick County to help rebuild and repair the homes that have broken down over the years and try to help the less fortunate among us.

Jonathan is a freshman at Winthrop University. We are glad to have him as part of the team here at Grace!
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!
We want YOU to participate in the next virtual hymn sing!

Young or old, if you love hymns as much as we do, send us an email ( so we can send you more information about how to rehearse with us and add your voice to our sound for the next hymn sing!
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!
Gifts & Talents Pictures

Our worship has been enhanced by your photos of projects, experiences, and joys these last few months - 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.
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 November 15
Click here for the week of November 22
Fighting food insecurity in the Winthrop and Rock Hill Community. The Food Box is a donation-based food pantry. Click on the image to learn more.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for
our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for
our current
Memorials & Honorariums
Click the image
for our
November 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.
October Giving and Expenses

October Received $44,604
October Expenses $43,120
Budgeted to Spend $50,852

YTD Received $547,774
YTD Expenses $448,845
YTD Budgeted to Spend $508,520
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