September 21 - 28, 2021
For Worship services and Children's sermons please visit our YouTube channel.
Meet Our New Music Interns!
Deja King

Hello! My name is Deja King. I’m from Charleston, SC and I am so excited to be awarded this opportunity.

I’m a Sophomore at Winthrop. I love to read almost anything on my free time. I also love to sing. I Stand for anything that is service above self.

I can’t wait to see what the next year holds. 
Josiah Johnson

My name is Josiah Johnson, and I am a student at Winthrop University. I am a music education major, and my instrument is voice. I am on the Chorale and Chamber choir and Winthrop. I have been singing for almost my whole life, went to all state all three years of high school, and have done regional ACDA. I am excited to join the Grace Lutheran team and am looking forward to making music with everyone!
In their reports to Council each month, Pastor Gregg and Pastor Rachel conclude with some personal remarks that summarize the most recent period of their leadership here at Grace. Click HERE to read their September remarks.
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
Worship Assistant Rotations!

Click HERE for the new Worship 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!
Growing Across All Generations - Join Us!

Having made considerable progress on two of our 2021 Goals - Growing the Gospel and Ministry Excellence - we're now ready to work on the third!

Need a refresher on what we'll be doing? Watch Heather Litzinger tell us all about our projects for the Narthex, the Nursery, and the Youth Room:
We need your support to get this goal accomplished!
Each project has specific talents needed:

Narthex: electrical/ lighting knowledge

Nursery: Painting, organizing, cleaning, decorating, shopping

Youth Room: Painting, organizing, cleaning, decorating, furniture building

If you'd like to be part of making this goal a reality, please click the button below for the project(s) you'd like to work on!

Questions? Contact Pr. Rachel
6 Month Outreach Partnership Updates
We’ve been working with our Outreach Partnership Grant partners for 6 months now! Click HERE to learn how things are going with HOPE of Rock Hill, Pilgrims' Inn, and Community Cafe.
Choir Rehearsals
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.

If you enjoy singing, I hope you will consider joining us! Contact Jeremy for more information.
Race & Reconciliation of Rock Hill
Join us for the next community event on Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 7pm via Zoom. 

We will learn about the progress being made with establishing the Rock Hill Citizens Review Board. Dr. Norma Gray, Ms. Twana Burris-Alcide, Esq and Wes Burton will provide an update and answer your questions.
Click HERE for the Zoom link.
Flu Shot Clinic at Grace!

We will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Saturday, October 9th, from 9am- 1pm in the Fellowship Hall. Shots are available for people 3 years and older.


With insurance, your shot will be free. If you do not have insurance and need cost information, please email Pr. Rachel.

Thanks to Robyn and Justin Anderson for connecting us to this great opportunity!
WELCM Dinners
On Tuesday evenings during the school year, our campus ministry, WELCM, offers free, home-cooked dinners for students at the White House behind Grace Lutheran.
Please join us in creating community for and with Winthrop students and demonstrating the warm hospitality of Grace by providing dinner! Sign up in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Olga-Maria with any questions.
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!
Needs for this week:
+ Cans of green beans & corn
+ Pasta sauce
+ Pancake syrup
+ Toilet paper
+ Paper towels
+ Cleaning supplies
+ Menstrual products
+ Deodorant - men & women
*bold is especial need
Please take your donations to HOPE. Click HERE for drop-off times.
Obituaries for our Grace members who died last week are now available.

Tina Lau passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Click HERE for the obituary.

Steven Pastore passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021. Click HERE for the obituary.

Our sympathy and prayers enfold their families,
especially Tina's husband, Rick, and Steve's wife, Linda,
in this time of grief.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for
our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for
our September Birthdays
Click the image for
our Memorials & Honor Gifts
The Sanctuary Candle for the month of September are given by Lynne and John Siegel in memory of Ruth Riggott Sliney.

The Altar Flowers for Sunday, September 26 are available to sponsor.

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 Sept. 19
Click HERE for the week of Sept. 26
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!
August Giving and Expenses
August Received $45,018
August Expenses $48,763
Budgeted to Spend $57,902
YTD Received $385,468
YTD Expenses $383,302
YTD Budgeted to Spend $463,216
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