February 21 - 28, 2023
For Worship services please visit our YouTube channel.
Thank you to each person who took part in our congregational strategic planning survey over the last 2 weeks!

We exceeded our goal of 150 responses, and we are deeply grateful for your participation in our discerning work together.

We will be working with these responses over the next few months and will make them available thereafter.
What's Going On At Grace

+Tues, Feb 21 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper & Palm Burning, 6:30pm

+Wed, Feb 22 - Ash Wednesday Services - 12pm and 6:30pm

+Sun, Feb 26 - Sun, Mar 5 - Family Promise

+Wednesdays in March - Grace Family Dinners and Holden Evening Prayer

+Sun, Mar 12 - Ministry Fair, between services

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.
Seniors @ Grace

Seniors@Grace will be hosting our annual visit from the Carolina Copy Cats on Thursday February 23, 2023. It is always a fun filled visit that brings many laughs and smiles. Come join us at 11:30 a.m. for good conversation followed by lunch at noon. 
The Carolina Copy Cats will perform after lunch. Lunch will be $6.00 and we will take up a free will offering to donate to the performers. Mark your calendars now for this fun afternoon. Please RSVP by TODAY. If you have any questions, please let Annie-Laurie Wheat know. She can be reached at (803) 517-0626 (cell) or (803) 980-1834 (home) or by email at

Feb 26 - Mar 5, 2023!

Take part in providing a home for our neighbors!

Your time and effort given to host Family Promise make a concrete difference in the lives of our guests. Creating a safe and welcoming home for a week is a blessing, and we are grateful for your participation. 
You can sign up to help by clicking HERE.
Volunteer opportunities still available include:
-Hosting DINNER on Saturday evening at 6 pm
-Spending time with our guests from 6-8 pm as evening hosts on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

-Hosting overnight at the church from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next morning, for Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. We have a new air mattress bed frame we want you to test out!

-Help prepare classrooms for Sunday School at 7:30 am on Sunday.

Thank you for your support of this ministry!
Questions about Grace hosting Family Promise? Contact Pr. Rachel
This year, we're inviting the whole congregation to take part in preparing our Grace Family Dinners!
Rather than assigning committees to dates, we are asking that everyone consider how they might help with our dinners and sign up for dates that work for you.

If you have a favorite soup, we hope you'll share it! If you're not as much of a cook, but can provide bread or drinks, that's great! We'll also need assistance with setup and cleanup.

Click HERE to sign up to help with a Grace Family Dinner.
Get to know our new members!
Linda Herring!

Click HERE to learn more about Linda.
Race & Reconciliation
Join Race and Reconciliation at Grace Lutheran Church on Thursday, February 23 at 7pm for a discussion on "Whiteness in America" led by Rev. Dr. W. Benjamin Boswell.  

Rev Boswell is the creator and founder of Confronting Whiteness; an organization committed to inviting people racialized as white on a journey of becoming anti-racist practitioners in their spheres of power and influence. 

He has served as the Senior Minister of Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC since 2016. A former U.S. Army Officer with degrees from Campbell University (B.A.), Duke Divinity School (M.Div.), and Saint Paul School of Theology (D.Min), Dr. Boswell is known as a preacher, pastor, civil rights leader and public speaker who facilitates anti-racist education for people racialized as white and white-dominant organizations. 

In 2021, Dr. Boswell was awarded the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Medallion, which is the city of Charlotte’s highest honor given to a person who promotes racial equality, social justice, and community service. He has published numerous articles and two books: "For the Facing of this Hour: Preaching that Resists White Christian Nationalism," and "Confronting Whiteness: A Spiritual Journey of Reflection, Conversation, and Transformation.”
Dear Grace Family,
I want to thank you for the Keepsake Box and for the many expressions of sympathy and caring after the recent death of my Mother. Also, I sincerely appreciate the contribution Pat Kirk and many others have made to the Bereavement committee.
I'm certain it has been a blessing to many!
Blessings to all,
Bob Goodbar
Dear Grace Family,
We are saddened to inform you that former pastor The Rev. Everette Lineberger died on January 25, 2023.
In the sure and certain hope of the resurrection, we entrust Everette to God.
Our sympathy and prayers enfold his family in this time of grief.
Click HERE to read the obituary.
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.
HOPE of Rock Hill Donations
Biggest needs this week:
Diapers size 4, 5 & 6, Individual Snacks, Canned Fruit, Condiments
HOPE has plenty of canned vegetables and asks that you do not donate more at this time.

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!
Congregation Connections
The Sanctuary candle for the month of February is given by Linda Bailey in memory of Mike Bailey.

Member Memories
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.

Following the example of Richard Denton (one of the first to be baptized at Grace, and now a member of the Church Triumphant), we hope to share these member memories throughout our 100th year. Click HERE to read Richard Denton's Remembrance of Grace "The Early Years."

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
Sunday Morning Hospitality is a true gift in our congregation! We have the opportunity to gather around coffee and pastries while catching up, sharing news, and meeting new people!

If you'd like to be part of this ministry, please click here to sign up as a host. If you've never hosted before, we have people who can walk you through it. Your time and effort make a big difference for the congregation.

Thank you to everyone who has been part of this ministry, and who will be taking part in the months to come!
2023 Sanctuary Candle

Thank you to everyone who sponsored this year's Sanctuary Candle. All slots have been filled.
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 January 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