GRACE NOTES
March 9 - 16, 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.


Day Light Saving Time Starts March 14

It's time to spring forward! Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night.
We will offer in-person worship this week, Sunday, March 14. 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 Third Sunday in Lent, March 7.


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.
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!
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 14. 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!
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.

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!
Easter Baskets of Blessings
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.
We are excited to be starting back to some in-person activities at WELCM as the spring semester is well underway! And we need your help to provide meals for our Tuesday night Gatherings.
We need 3 more dinners for WELCM! We have openings on 3/16, 4/6, 4/13. Some folks have asked for suggestions that fit the dietary needs to the students - thank you for caring! Olga-Maria is happy to talk with you about menus, but for a start: gluten free starches include rice, potatoes, and quinoa, and gluten free breads, tortillas, and pastas are easy to find in any grocery. We haven't had Mexican food or BBQ yet this semester! 

Click here for more information about what is needed. Please reach out to Olga-Maria (omcruz@welcm.org; 502-644-0176) with any questions. Thanks for feeding our WELCM students! 
Caution: WET PAINT

The Fellowship Hall and stairwell are being painted this week. Thank you for your generosity which has allowed us to complete this important project.
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.
Race and Reconciliation Rock Hill
In case you missed last week's Race and Reconciliation program about the highly anticipated International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, click on the video image to watch.

The museum is slated to open in 2022. Under construction on the site where almost half of all African captives arrived in the United States.
The museum will share the untold stories of the African American journey to Gadsden’s Wharf on the Charleston waterfront where some 100,000 Africans were sold and took their first steps in America. Leading the conversation is Brenda Tindal, the museum’s Director of Education and Engagement and Rev. DeMett Jenkins, Lilly Director of Education and Engagement for Faith-Based Communities. More information on the museum is available on its website at https://iaamuseum.org/ and more videos about the museum can be found on their YouTube page (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 March 7
Click here for the week of March 14
Men's Bible Study
Join us for a Men's Book Study on Sunday mornings at 9:30am via Zoom.

We are studying "Unafraid " by Adam Hamilton. Each week we are led by a different member of our group of 'Men-in-Training'. Those interested in participating should contact Pr. Gregg to get added to the Realm group where the meeting link is posted. There's always room for one more!
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
Click here for Martha Ann Mills' obituary.
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.
January Giving and Expenses

January Received $60,249
January Expenses $42,625
Budgeted to Spend $57,902

YTD Received $60,249
YTD Expenses $42,625
YTD Budgeted to Spend $57,902
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