GRACE NOTES
June 8 - 15, 2021
Camera Operators Needed
for
Growing the Reach of the Gospel!

Now that we have achieved our goal of installing a great camera in the Sanctuary, we need camera operators! We are continuing to add back music and participation to our in-person worship services, and we want to be able to capture those pieces well for our recordings and eventual live-streaming.

Much like our sound panel operators, camera operators will be scheduled to help on Sunday mornings. You will be trained to use the software to guide the camera and computer (we promise it's easier than you may think - mainly clicking buttons!).

In participating in this ministry, you are helping Grow the Reach of the Gospel, sharing our service and God's word beyond our walls.

If you'd like to be part of this Gospel-sharing ministry, please contact Craig Allen here.


Click the video image for the
worship service for The Second Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday, June 6.


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.
Worship Assistants at Grace

Worship Assistants return to in-person worship. If you are interested in leading us with a reading, creed, prayers, serving as a greeter, or usher, please click here to signup. All slots refer to in-person worship services at Grace.

Thank you for being a part of our worship experiences at Grace!

Sundays with Grace
Our Sunday morning worship and fellowship opportunities are going strong!

This Sunday is our last Coffee Hour for the season. We hope you'll join us!

Facebook Premiere worship begins at 11am
Facebook Live Coffee Hour starts at noon
We celebrate the Baptism of Skylar Reece Guffey
This past Sunday, a small group of family and church members gathered in the Grace garden to witness the Baptism of Skylar Guffey. Skylar is the daughter of Dave and Hope Guffey, and sister to Harper. Godparents are Holly Guffey and Kristin Hardwick. The congregational reps are Tammie Harbert and Katie Romero.
Skylar's Baptism will be included in the Sunday, June 20 worship video, giving us all the opportunity to witness and promise to support Skylar in her new life in faith. We give thanks for Skylar and the sacrament she has received, and we welcome her into the Body of Christ and the mission we all share! 
RETURNING WITH GRACE

Council voted to approve an updated set of procedures for worship and building use at this time, utilizing health guidelines, recommendations from Committees, and the results from our congregational survey. You can click on the "Returning with Grace Plan" button below to read a letter from Pr. Gregg and view the current plan.

We also compiled the results of the survey, and you can review all of those responses by clicking on the "Survey Results" button below.

Thank you for your ongoing patience, care, & support of our congregation & one other as we continue to move forward together!
There will be a service celebrating the life of Ed Miller at Grace on Saturday, June 19 at 10am. Members of Grace are invited to attend. A video will be available at a later date.
Click here for Larry Schwandt's obituary.
We are partnering with Oakland Avenue Presbyterian (our neighbors across the street) to host a Blood Drive on June 21st!

If you'd like to give blood, please register by clicking here, searching for the zip code 29730, and scrolling down to June 21st. We hope to donate 42 units of blood, which is a substantial and impactful goal!
The Stewardship Committee appreciates and recognizes people and groups that are Growing Grace and Planting Seeds in Faith!
 
Click on the image to read the latest recognitions from the Stewardship Committee.
Camp is open this summer! If you're interested in going to one of our local ELCA camps this summer, click here to check out the programs and register.

We have scholarship funds available to help pay for camp as well! If you'd like a scholarship application, please contact Pr. Rachel.
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 June 6
Click here for the week of June 13
Our Daily Bread Devotionals
If you would like a copy of the June, July, and August devotional, please email the church office.
Men's Bible Study

Join us for conversation about one of the more fascinating books of Scripture: Revelation.

Using an overview written by Max Lucado, we will be talking about some of the themes present in Revelation and how they impact our lives. The group meets Sundays at 9:30 for about an hour. Contact Pr. Gregg to be added to our group.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for
our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for
our current
Memorials & Honor Gifts
Click the image
for our
June Birthdays
The Sanctuary Candle for the month of June is given by
Julie and Max Elder in memory of Hazel Bagley and Myrtle Rollins.

The Altar Flowers for Sunday, June 13 are given by Karen and Art Harris in celebration of Pauline and Milton Jellum's 64th wedding anniversary and in celebration of the wedding of Allyson Harris and Andrew Dickerson.

If you would like to sponsor the Altar Flowers please click here.
Covid-19 Information and Updates

Click here for information regarding local sources for the Covid-19 vaccines.
Are you having trouble getting a COVID Vaccine appointment? Contact the church office, we may be able to help!
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 (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 - 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.
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.
May Giving and Expenses

May Received $45,798
May Expenses $44,212
Budgeted to Spend $57,902

YTD Received $250,383
YTD Expenses $240,944
YTD Budgeted to Spend $289,510
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.
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 - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm