GRACE NOTES
January 10 - 17, 2023
For Worship services please visit our YouTube channel.
Last week, we welcomed two families into Grace and shared a warm, safe space and good meals! We give thanks for everyone who took part in this ministry, and to everyone who supports this ministry through gifts and prayer!
December Delights

December at Grace was full of all kinds of wonderful events!
Click HERE for photos from the WELCM Christmas Party, Rock Hill Christmas Parade, Children's Choir, Young Youth & Youth Christmas Parties, Grace Christmas Festival, and Christmas Eve Services.

We were so glad to share this time with you all and look forward to many more opportunities for worship and fellowship in 2023!
What's Going On At Grace

+Sat, Jan 14 - Celebration of Life for Jackie Wille, 11am

+Sun, Jan 15 - Sunday School & Coffee Hour resume, Council & Officer Installation in worship

+Sun, Jan 29 - One service at 10am (5th Sunday)

+Tues, Jan 31 - 2022 Annual Committee Reports due

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.
We have really enjoyed having hospitality coffee hour back between services! It's been great to spend time with each other and catch up over some refreshments, and we want to keep that going!

Our spring Hospitality signup is ready to go. If you'd like to host on a Sunday morning, please click here.

If you've never hosted before, don't be deterred! It's pretty simple, and we have people who can walk you through it. Your time and effort makes 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!
A note about automatic giving: If you give automatically, the beginning of the year is a great time to check that your settings are up to date and your account is active. If you have questions about automatic giving, please contact Grace's Financial Secretary, Bob Stonebraker. Thank you for your gifts!
Jackie Wille
1939 - 2022

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Grace THIS Saturday, January 14 at 11am, and a reception will follow.
 
All are welcome to celebrate Jackie's life and rejoice in the promise of the resurrection.
LIFT-Ladies In Faith Together

Join us on Saturday, January 21 at 10:30am at the home of Diane Dasher. The focus for 2023 is Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
 
Contact Karen Harris with any questions by clicking HERE.
INSPIRAR presents
Cantos de Mexico

Saturday, January 21 at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Rock Hill.

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.
Seniors@Grace
Seniors at Grace will gather in the new year on Thursday, January 26, 2023, for a Hymn sing! Monty Bennett will be at the keyboard and ready to take requests for your favorites. So, check out your hymnal and be ready to make a request. We will gather at 11:30 am with a special chili lunch cooked by my sister at noon and then we will move into the sanctuary for our music.  
Please let Annie Laurie know by Tuesday, January 24 if you can come. Leave a message at 803-517-0626 (cell) or home phone 803-980-1834 or email wheatannielaurie@gmail.com
WELCM Spring Dinners

Spring semester is about to commence, and WELCM Gatherings are starting up again! We rely on your help to offer our college students a home-cooked meal on Tuesday nights at 6pm at the White House! (They also really love it when our Grace friends stay and share the meal with them, when that's possible!) You can find the sign-up sheet and ideas for menu options posted in the Fellowship Hall, or reach out to Olga-Maria at 502-644-0176 or omcruz@welcm.org with any questions. Thank you for all the ways you prayerfully support this special ministry!
Jennifer Landsly extends an invitation to the congregation to celebrate her next chapter with a new job and a new hometown!
We give thanks for the many ways our congregation uses gifts and talents to the glory of God!
 
Click HERE to read the November and December recognitions.
 
The Stewardship Committee acknowledges & appreciates your leadership & being good stewards of your God given gifts! Thank You!
OUTREACH UPDATES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Our Grace Outreach Partnership 9-Month Update went out in a special e-news.

If you missed it, please click HERE for a beautiful story about connecting with one of our partners, along with the updates.
Biggest needs at HOPE:
Condiments, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Pull-ups (3T-4T, 4T-5T, 5T-6T), Diapers (4, 5, 6), Laundry Detergent, All Purpose Cleaners, Feminine Hygiene Products

You can drop items off in the bin located outside the church offices when you're in the building, and a volunteer will take them over to HOPE. Please only place non-perishable items in the bin!
2022 ANNUAL REPORTS due by January 31
 
ALL COMMITTEE CHAIRS, please submit your report by January 31. Contact the church office with any questions or if you need a form.
Congregation Connections
The Sanctuary candle for the month of January is given by Amy and Chris Cassidy in memory of Amy's father, Donald William Ellison.

The Altar Flowers for January 15 are given in loving memory of Jackie Wille by her family.
The New Year has arrived and with it comes opportunities to sponsor our Sanctuary Candle and Altar Flowers! We invite you to take part in providing these beautiful signs of faith and our life as church together.
2023 Sanctuary Candle
Grace continues to keep our Sanctuary Candle burning every week, a sign of the continuing presence of Jesus Christ in our lives. Members are able to sponsor the candle in memory or honor of someone. The cost of the candle is $25.
 
Click HERE to sign up.
It has been 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 $45.00 for one (1) or $90.00 for both (2) vases.

Please click HERE to sign up.
Worship Assistant Schedule

Click HERE for the Worship Assistant Schedule.

Don't see your name? Want to be part of leading worship? Email the church office today!
Children's Word Time has been going so well! Our 8-and-under members leave the Sanctuary to experience the WORD portion of worship at their own level, learning Scripture and growing in faith together.
To learn more and to sign up to help, please click HERE.
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 November 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!
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
426 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730
803.324.5295 www.gracerockhill.com

(740) 312-5774 (Pastor Gregg’s cell)
(864) 230-3816 (Pastor Rachel’s cell)

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm