July 12 - 19, 2022
For Worship services please visit our YouTube channel.
This Sunday, we continued our "Striking a Match for Burning the Mortgage" drive, sharing responses you gave and receiving Council's commitments!

Below, you'll find Sunday's bulletin insert and an update on our commitments.
We look forward to seeing how the Spirit moves us with this Match!
This past week, Council made their commitments toward the match.

They believe this is where God is calling us right now – to pay off the mortgage this year – and they wanted to step forward in faith first, leading the way.

Together, Council has committed $10,300 toward the match.

As you read over the discernment answers and continue to think toward the future, we invite you to consider how you’re being called to commit as well.

We’re excited to see where God will lead us as we pay off this debt and move into our next 100 years as Grace!
Thursday, July 21 at 11:30 AM
Seniors at Grace get ready to play Bingo! Mark that calendar now for Thursday, July 21 as we are back in the Grace Fellowship Hall for a fun afternoon of friends, food, laughter and old fashioned fun. WE will meet at 11:30 AM, have a taco bar and ice cream sundae dessert bar followed by a few rounds of BINGO. Lunch will be $6.00 and bingo is free. Just wrap up some fun treasure that you want to re-home for a bingo prize. We will play until all of the prizes have been won. This is open to anyone one of any age who wants to come and have some fun with the Seniors at Grace. If you have any questions or want to reserve your space for these fun activities give Annie-Laurie Wheat a call at (803) 517-0626 (cell) or (803) 980-1834 (home) or email  Come for cool treats and hot bingo! 
School Supply Drive
Grace will again be participating this year with Flint Hill Baptist Church in their annual School Supplies Giveaway. Grace has been requested to provide the following items this year:
30 20 spiral notebooks (10 sponsored!)
30 pencils
30 pens
30 20 pocket folders (10 sponsored!)
30 glue bottles or sticks (30 sponsored!)
30 boxes of crayons
30 20 packs of markers (10 sponsored!)
10 packs of notebook paper

A sign up list is in the Fellowship Hall and is reflected in the numbers above. Donations will be collected through THIS Sunday, July 17th. The Outreach Committee appreciates everyone’s support of this effort for the youth of our community!
Fifth Sunday Ice Cream Social
Join us at Grace Lutheran Church for an Ice Cream Social on July 31 right after our 5th Sunday worship service at 10am!
Jack's Treat Truck will be parked in our parking lot and it will be stocked with goodies to buy at about $6-7 each (you can see the menu here). We'll have some games to play and enjoy fellowship together as we 'brunch' on sweet treats!
To ensure Jack has lots of Treats, please let us know you're joining in HERE.
Our Office Hours Have Changed (Just a little!)

The church office will now close at 1pm on Fridays.

Going forward, standard office hours are:
Monday through Thursday - 9am to 5pm
Friday - 9am to 1pm
My Experience at SC Synod Assembly
by: Dr. Olga-Maria Cruz

I was honored to represent Grace at our annual SC Synod Assembly last month in Charleston. It was my first assembly, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I met and reconnected with dozens of pastors, deacons and lay leaders, as well as synod staff. I got to do a little tabling with my favorite campus ministry colleagues, Pr. Josh Kestner of Clemson and Pr. Jesse Canniff-Kuhn of USC, and Pr. Jesse and I made a brief presentation to the assembly highlighting the work of campus ministry and its significance for both young people and the church.

The theme of this year’s Assembly was “I Love to Tell the Story,” and it featured a constant stream of stories of the work of God throughout the synod’s ministries. One story that inspired me most was about how Reformation Lutheran (a predominantly white congregation) and Christ Mission (a predominantly black congregation) in Columbia have partnered and are worshiping together while maintaining their unique identities. I am excited to visit them with some of our Columbia-based WELCM students! Click here to see more ministry stories like this one.

Some stories were offered by video, including one where Sig Huitt, Pr. Gregg, and Pr. Rachel talked about God’s work at Grace and our partnership with HOPE of Rock Hill. Another highlight for me was meeting Pr. Jesse’s mother, Pr. Mary Canniff-Kuhn, who offered stirring storytelling to the assembly each day. I don’t know if the videos can capture the experience of hearing her in person, but I hope you’ll check out some of the recordings from this year’s assembly on the synod website. You might find yourself newly energized and inspired for ministry, too!
Bethel Men's Shelter has volunteer positions available for you to sign up for now! If you'd like to learn more about these positions, and/or would like to sign up, please click HERE.
Mark your calendar to be with us on July 24th at 10am, when Life House Executive Director Courtney Denton will be with us to share more about this ministry!

Volunteer opportunities at Life House include: adding new mulch in the back of the house, interior trim painting, kitchen cabinet painting, and pressure washing the driveway and sidewalks.
Ongoing volunteer opportunities: assist with transportation, visit with the women, serve a meal (click HERE for meal sign up).

If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity or for further information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Amy Lane at or 803.659.9885.
Volunteer at HOPE
Volunteers needed Monday through Thursday mornings
(or Tuesdays at 6:00 pm). Call Rachel Bell, Volunteer Coordinator at (803) 493-5840 or Grace’s HOPE liaison, Ron Hartman, at (330) 620-4711 for more information.
Needs for this week:
+ CEREAL (biggest need) + Pop Tarts + Grits & Oatmeal + Canned Beans, Baked Beans, Canned Corn + Jelly + Pancake Mix & Syrup
+ Spaghetti Sauce + Individual snack packs + Condiments + Coffee (Instant & Ground) + Dog food & Cat food + Body wash & Shampoo
+ Toothpaste & Toothbrushes + Feminine Hygiene Products + Toilet paper

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!
Altar Flower Sponsors Needed for
Aug. 14 (2 vases) & Aug. 28 (1 vase)

The cost is $45.00 for one (1) or $90.00 for both (2) vases. Click HERE to sign up or contact the church office.
Worship Assistant Schedule

Click HERE for the July and August Worship Assistant Schedule.

Don't see your name? Want to join the rotation? Email the church office today!
Congregation Connections

The Sanctuary candle for the month of July is given by Amy and Chris Cassidy in memory of John D. Cassidy.

The Altar Flowers for July 17 are given by Judy & Sig Huitt to the Glory of God on our 53rd wedding anniversary.
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!
Click HERE for the May Treasurer's Report
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!
426 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730

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

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