GRACE NOTES
March 16 - 23, 2021

Lenten Wednesday Programming

Join us on YouTube for Supper and Spirit at 6:15pm and Compline at 7pm.

If you have not yet picked up your Lenten Kit, we still have plenty of supplies! Call the church office to let us know when you're coming in or if you need it delivered to you directly.

Click here for a letter from Pastor Gregg introducing this year's season of Lent.

Click here for a document showing how to create a YouTube account.


Click here to contact the church office to pick up your Lenten supply kit.

Hospitality Improvements Continue!

The Fellowship Hall and stairwell have now been painted! The Fellowship Hall colors stayed the same, but everything looks fresh and clean. This was one of our 2020 goals - it is great to have it done!

The stairwell is now both brighter and bluer - we have a lovely accent wall that will soon be adorned with a beautiful piece of custom art - we look forward to sharing that with you when it is installed! This was a 'discovered need' project, and we were able to have this done thanks to the 2020 surplus funds.

Thank you for your generosity, which has allowed us to complete these important projects!

Our next improvement will be refurbishing the sound panels in the Fellowship Hall, which is also made possible by the 2020 surplus. We will share those updates as they happen!
We will offer in-person worship this week, Sunday, March 21. In order to attend worship with us, we ask that you sign up ahead of time.


Grace continues offering in-person worship opportunities, including two worship services in the Sanctuary, while online worship services continue.

We are glad to share opportunities for Holy Communion in the coming weeks.

For those who attend the in-person worship services, Communion is offered outside on the front porch of the church building as everyone departs.

For those who are not yet attending worship in-person, Grace's pastors are offering dedicated times to visit and provide the sacrament (outdoors only). Click on the following links to schedule some time for a pastor to visit and commune with you!

Click here for the weekly options, offered at 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the coming months.

Click here for the 'flex' time slots, and a pastor will be in contact with you to schedule a time that works for everyone.

Click the video image for the
worship service for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 14.


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.
We celebrate the Baptism of Seth Wendell Grossoehme

This past Saturday, a small group of family and church members gathered in the Grace garden to witness the Baptism of Seth Grossoehme. Seth is the son of Nick and Jill Grossoehme, and brother to Laurel. Art and Karen Harris are his godparents.

Seth's Baptism was included in the Sunday worship video, giving us all the opportunity to witness and promise to support Seth in his new life in faith. We give thanks for Seth and the sacrament he has received, and we welcome him into the Body of Christ and the mission we all share!
Sundays with Grace

Our Sunday morning worship and fellowship opportunities are going strong!

Facebook Premiere worship begins at 11am

Facebook Live Coffee Hour starts at noon

We look forward to being with you online this Sunday!
South Carolina Synod - ELCA
Click here to see the March 2021 letter including "Recommendations and Resources for our Faith Communities," "Covid-19 Current Guidelines," and "Information about the Vaccine" shared by Bishop Aebischer and the SC Synod.

WORSHIP ASSISTANT VIDEOS CONTINUE

We have been blessed to see one another in worship through our online worship assistants!

If you are interested in providing a worship assistant video, please click here to sign up for Sunday, March 21. Pr. Gregg will contact you with the details you'll need.

Thanks to all who have helped lead us in worship so far and all those who will be leading us in the weeks to come!
Good Samaritan Fund
We will not be selling Easter lilies this year, however, we are still planning to collect special donations for the Good Samaritan Fund, remembering that even with all that is different during this pandemic, the need to offer assistance remains unchanged. If you would like to make a contribution to the Good Samaritan Fund in honor or memory of someone for Easter this year, please let us know by contacting the Church Office. 
2021 Altar Flower Sign-Up

Altar flowers will be back in the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. It has been a long-standing tradition at Grace for members to sponsor the weekly flowers to honor or in memory of family and friends. This year we are asking you to use an on-line sign-up form, please use the link in this article to access. If you are uncomfortable using the on-line sign-up or do not have access, please contact the Church office (803-324-5295 or parishadmin@gracerockhill.com).

The cost is $45.00 for one (1) or $90.00 for both (2) vases. Each date on the sign-up form has two (2) spaces, check the number of vases you wish to sponsor, please check both if you are signing up for both vases, and scroll to the very bottom of the page to submit. You will also be asked to add the dedication of the flowers and to let us know if you will be picking up the flowers after the 11:00 service or another day of the week. If you do pick up the flowers, please return the liner(s) to the Church.
You will receive an email confirming your choice. If you wish to make changes to your chosen date, please contact the Church office.

Want to sponsor Grace's 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.

Easter Baskets of Blessings
We need just 5 more baskets! Can you help?

Grace Lutheran is collecting Easter Baskets of Blessings for the Meals on Wheels members. Please select a name (or a few) from the SignUpGenius and fill an Easter basket, laundry basket, or storage tub with some of the following suggested items: small cans of fruit, peanut butter, jellies, meat & cheese spreads, juices, soups, crackers, etc.  (NO candy please - unless it is sugar-free), small containers of hand or body lotions, shampoo, lip balms, tissues. Please attach a label at the top of the basket with your person's name, gender, and Route Number clearly written. You can drop off your baskets either March 24th between 8:30am - 4:30pm OR March 25th between 8:30am -12:00pm at Reynolds and Reynolds Printing 1330 W Main St. Rock Hill 29732. Thank you in advance for your contributions!  Click here for the SignUpGenius link.
Thank you to those who have volunteered to provide dinner for our WELCM students! All the Tuesday evenings this semester are now covered. We are grateful for your support!
Race and Reconciliation of Rock Hill
"Affordable Housing 101"
Thursday, March 25 at 7 pm
Join us for a conversation about one of our most basic needs - a safe place to live. "Affordable Housing 101" will address home ownership programs, affordable housing policy, and upcoming developments. We will also discuss how COVID-19 has affected affordable housing.
Leading the conversation will be Dawn Willingham and Krista Parenti of the Rock Hill Housing Development Corporation. Get ready to learn something new and share your questions with us, too!

Click here for more information about the Housing Development Corporation of Rock Hill.

A Zoom link will be shared through email on Thursday morning. Click here to contact the Race and Reconciliation group to be added to the email list.
To all our Grace family,

Sadly Jack & I have moved to OH to be near our daughter due to our health issues. Our lake house sold quickly during the "pandemic". 
Fortunately, our neighbor offered their house next door for us to stay while we tied up loose ends. We will be living with our daughter until our new house is completed. Her address is 3040 Gearhart Rd, Troy, OH 45373. You can reach me on cell phone 803-517-2022 & Jack 517-2444.
It was hard to leave without the opportunity to say goodbye. We miss our church family so much. So we send virtual hugs & wishes to stay safe & healthy. -Bea
PS: I took some bay leaves by the church office before we left. Enjoy!
Covid-19 Information and Updates

Click here to read an update from the Health and Wellness Committee.
Click here for information on getting your free Covid-19 vaccination.

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 March 14
Click here for the week of March 21
Offering Our Gifts to God

Part of our worship is offering our gifts to God. While we are apart, it is still faithful to offer our gifts. You can give in several ways:
  • 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.
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
March Birthdays
The Sanctuary Candle for the month of March is given by Mary and Eddie Hinson in memory of Sewell Mason.

The Altar Flowers - Starting Sunday, April 4. Click here to sign-up.
Our Daily Bread Devotionals
If you would like us to mail you a copy of the March, April, and May devotional, please email the church office.
Can We Help?
This pandemic has affected each of us, but may have affected us in different ways. If you are in need of help (of any kind), please reach out to the pastors.
We can find connections to resources and/or support together. We want to walk with you. Please call or email us.
February Giving and Expenses

February Received $42,450
February Expenses $42,193
Budgeted to Spend $57,902

YTD Received $102,700
YTD Expenses $84,818
YTD Budgeted to Spend $115,804
Stay connected! Click on the links below!
In-person activities at
Grace Lutheran Church are suspended until further notice.
At this time, please do not come
to the church building.
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