August 10 - 17, 2021
Ice Cream Social
Join us at Grace Lutheran Church for an Ice Cream Social THIS Sunday, August 15 from 4:15 to 6:15pm. 

To ensure Jack has lots of Treats, please sign up HERE by THIS Thursday, August 12th.

Jack's Treat Truck will be parked in our parking lot and it will be stocked with goodies to buy at about $5 each (you can see the menu here). The White House Garden will be an excellent place to sit so bring a chair or you may choose to play some games. No matter what, it will be a grand time.

-Irene Pointon and your Parish Life Committee
Celebration of Life Service for Larry Schwandt
Saturday, August 14, 2021
at 1:00pm

Members and friends of Grace are invited to attend a service celebrating the life of Larry Schwandt on Saturday, August 14 at 1:00pm. A video of the service will be available on Grace's YouTube channel.
Grace family and friends had a great time at the Charlotte Knight's baseball game on July 27!
Thanks to Parish Life for coordinating this event!
Automated External Defibrillator
Our second Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is in the office area. The AED is used in the event of a cardiac arrest to “restart” the heart. Please familiarize yourself of its location. We also have an AED in the Narthex.
The AEDs will provide rapid accessibility to emergency equipment for groups and activities that meet in this building. Grace Lutheran is blessed to have healthcare workers that are trained to use the AED. If you, your family, groups, or classes would like to have the CPR and AED training please feel free to contact Dr. Rick Richter or Frances Stockley.

Click the video image for the
worship service for The Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost -
Sunday, August 8.

Click here for the worship guide.
Click the video image for the
Children's sermon from
Sunday, August 8.
Worship Assistants at Grace

If you are interested in leading us with a reading,
creed, prayers, serving as a Communion assistant, 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!
This fall the Adult’s Bible Study will focus on the Book of Galatians. This was one of Martin Luther’s favorite books of the Bible. The bible study comes from a company called Kerygma. To find more information about this study click here.
Contact Bob Wasserman at 803.415.4449 or about your decision to join this class. There will not be a charge for the book unless you desire to purchase your own copy and write notes in the book. We will discuss this in our first class. - Regards, Bob Wasserman
UPDATE: Good Samaritan Fund

Are you in need? How about someone you know? At the June meeting, Council voted to allocate the undesignated memorial funds from 2020 to the Good Samaritan Fund, with the intention that the funds might offer help to members of Grace who could use a little financial assistance. As one member of Council put it, "We need to help the helpers and not try to pour from an empty cup. Hopefully these resources can help with that."

To request assistance from this fund, please contact either of the pastors. All assistance is confidential.
In their reports to Council each month, Pastor Gregg and Pastor Rachel conclude with some personal remarks that summarize the most recent period of their leadership here at Grace. Click here to read their July remarks.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for
our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for
our August Birthdays
The Sanctuary Candle for the month of August is given by
Nancy and Gus Koegler in loving memory of our grandson,
Grant Michael Bodle.

The Altar Flowers for Sunday, August 15 are given by Kathy, Paul, Kerstin, and family in loving memory of Larry Schwandt.

If you would like to sponsor Altar Flowers please click here.
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 Aug. 8
Click here for the week of Aug. 15
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!
July Giving and Expenses

July Received $34,214
July Expenses $48,700
Budgeted to Spend $57,902

YTD Received $340,450
YTD Expenses $334,539
YTD Budgeted to Spend $405,314
Gifts of Record

Everyone with gifts of record and email accounts should have received an email with a link to their giving in the first half of this year (please check your spam or trash folders!). If you need a hard copy, please contact Financial Secretary Bob Stonebraker at or 803.908.1834.
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