March 15 - 22, 2022

For Worship services please visit our YouTube channel.
Lenten Soup Supper, Program, and Mid-Week Worship Schedule
Join us Wednesday evenings

6:00 PM - Soup Supper
6:20 PM - Interactive Table Discussion
7:00 PM - Holden Evening Prayer
Our Lenten Devotionals went fast - but more have arrived!
 Pick up your copy in the Fellowship Hall.
Come join us this Thursday, March 17 for Seniors@Grace. Our very own Walker Stockley our “grill master” is bringing BBQ to feed us and then entertain us with the ins and outs of the world of BBQ. We will also have some Irish music and a contest for the best dressed “Irish for a day” outfit. Wear lots of green! We gather at 11:30am, lunch at 12:00pm. Lunch will be $6.00. Please let Annie Laurie Wheat know by TODAY if you can make it. Call her home 803-980-1834, cell phone 803-517-0626, or email
WELCM T-shirt orders due today!
Orders due TODAY; suggested minimum donation is $25. Click HERE to place your order.
You can support campus ministry and enjoy a comfy, long-sleeved WELCM logo tee at the same time! We're celebrating our new name, Winthrop Ecumenical Lutheran Campus Ministry.
WELCM Gathering Dinners
The way to a college student's heart is through their stomach! Is food your love language, too? Sign up HERE to bring a dinner and dessert for WELCM. Feel free to team up with a friend to provide a Tuesday night meal for about 12 students. Call Olga-Maria with any questions!
Get to know our new members!
Welcome Dave & Donna Childers!
Click HERE to learn more about the Childers.

Keep an eye out for more new member features in the coming weeks!
Pick up your copy of the member Directory!

We have updated member Directories! To keep contact information more secure, we will be providing these in hard copy only.

Printed copies of the updated member Directory will be available in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday, and then from the office by request. Pick yours up Sunday!
Easter Baskets of Blessings
Grace Lutheran is collecting baskets for the annual Easter Baskets of Blessings that will be given to the York County Council on Aging members.These baskets should be filled with some of the following items; healthy snacks (applesauce, crackers, sugar free candy, granola bars etc) and toiletry/personal need products (lotions, shampoo, deodorant, wipes, toothpaste etc.) Feel free to add in extras as you see fit. You will need to place all the items in a basket or useful container (storage container, laundry basket etc), wrap them carefully to secure all products (clear cellophane works great), and attach a tag to the top of the basket with the person's name, gender, and route number clearly written.Click HERE to sign up. All baskets should be brought to the church Fellowship Hall NO LATER than Sunday, April 3. Thank you in advance for your contributions!
As the war against Ukraine continues, many of us are asking "What can we do?" Lutheran Disaster Response, an ELCA organization which coordinates with other crisis response groups, invites us to consider some options.

Lutheran Disaster Response: Eastern Europe Crisis Response

On Feb. 24, Russian forces invaded Ukraine, launching land, sea and air attacks. Airports are now shut, and few railway lines are operational. Millions of civilians fleeing the violence are heading toward Ukraine’s western districts and such neighboring countries as Poland, Moldova, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary. Over 300 civilians have been killed in the conflict so far, and damage to civilian infrastructure has left hundreds of thousands of people without water or electricity. Ukrainian men of military age (18-60) are forbidden to leave the country, so most of those fleeing the violence are women and children. According to one report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 1 million people are seeking refuge in neighboring countries including Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Moldova. There are major humanitarian concerns for both internally displaced people and refugees. Many of these Ukrainians fleeing their homes need shelter and such basic necessities as food, water and toiletries. Care for people also includes pastoral and psychological support to address the trauma they’ve endured.

Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying our companions in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as such ecumenical partners as Lutheran World Federation and Church World Service, in their humanitarian responses to the crisis. These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has joined other religious leaders from Europe and around the globe in issuing an interfaith call for peace in the region.

What you can do:
Pray: Please pray for those in Ukraine, Russia, and neighboring countries that have been affected by the crisis in Ukraine. May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.

Give: Your gifts designated for “Eastern Europe Crisis Response” will be used entirely (100%) to provide support for people impacted by conflict in the region. Click HERE to give.
New Adult Sunday School Option - Conversation Class!

We now have a fourth option for adults during the Sunday School hour! Youth & Family has kicked off a 'conversation class' for those who would like to spend time together talking about the day's gospel reading, current events, and whatever else is on your mind and impacting your faith.

This class is based on weekly conversation materials, so if you miss a Sunday, you can jump right back in without missing a beat. Each Sunday is a fresh conversation with those who able to be there.

You do not have to be currently raising kids to be part of this class, though this is a great place to connect with other kid-raisers if you are.

Join us Sunday mornings at 10am in Room 108!
Pilgrims' Inn Partnership Year-End Report

As our year of intentional partnership with Pilgrims' Inn comes to a close, we are glad to hear from them about what this year has meant and how Grace has been able to be part of their mission and ministry in the community.

Please click the photo to read the full story of our partnership year.

Thank you to those who have participated in this partnership, and to all Grace members for supporting our Outreach Partnership Grant Program!
Many of our Grace members have found volunteering at HOPE a fun and fulfilling way to help our community. Just stop by any morning, Monday through Thursday (or Tuesdays at 6:00 pm) or call Rachel Bell, Volunteer Coordinator at (803) 493-5840 or Grace’s HOPE liaison, Ron Hartman, at (330) 620-4711 for more information.

We now have a bin located at the Grace front desk, outside the church offices, for HOPE donations! You can drop items off when you're in the building, and a volunteer will take them over to HOPE. Please only place non-perishable items in the bin!
Needs for this week:

+ Canned Beans, Baked Beans, Canned Corn
+ Cereal
+ Jelly
+ Pancake Mix & Syrup
+ Spaghetti Sauce
+ Individual snack packs
+ Condiments
+ Coffee (Instant & Ground)
+ Dog food & Cat food
+ Body wash & Shampoo
+ Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
+ Toilet paper
+ Feminine Hygiene Products
Race and Reconciliation of
Rock Hill

Join Race and Reconciliation for the next meeting on Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm. Ms. Carlo Dawson and POP will lead our discussion on Cultural Bias: Understanding Ourselves. Click HERE for more information and the Zoom link.
Finance Chair Needed

Click HERE to read an invite from the previous Finance chair, Terri Schavey.

Please let the Church Office know if you are willing to be that someone!
Worship Assistant Schedule

Click HERE for the March - May Worship Assistant Schedule.

Don't see your name? Want to join the rotation? Email the church office today!
2022 Altar Flower Sign-Up

There are many open dates to sponsor Altar Flowers.The cost is $45.00 for one (1) or $90.00 for both (2) vases. Click HERE to sign up. Contact the Church office with any questions.
Congregation Connections
The Sanctuary candle for the month of March is given by Theresa Miller in celebration of family birthdays for Sawyer, Michelle, Mackenzie, Theresa, and Cathy.
Easter Sunday Worship Assistants needed!
Click on the service times below to add your name to the worship assistant schedules for Easter Sunday. Once we have volunteers for each category, we'll share the schedules.
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!
Click HERE for the January Treasurer's Report
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