GRACE NOTES
April 20 - 27, 2021
Thank you for providing Easter Baskets of Blessings!

Many Grace members helped brighten Easter for 50 members of Meals on Wheels. Thank you for taking time to care for our neighbors! We are especially grateful to Vivian Robinson for organizing this project. We received this thank-you note from one of the recipients:

"I want to thank everyone who contributed to this wonderful assortment of gifts and in a dish pan that fits beautifully in my sink. I was like a kid at Christmas going through all the items. I can use everything... Thank you again and many blessings to all of you."
2021 Outreach Partnerships

Our 2021 Outreach Partnerships are under way! The Outreach Liaisons have delivered grants to our three Partners - Community Café, HOPE of Rock Hill, and Pilgrims' Inn. These organizations were so glad to be chosen as partners, and we are all looking forward to the work to come this year!

If you've driven by recently, you may have noticed that HOPE is working hard moving into the activity center next to Grace! They plan to be up and running in this location in May, and once they are ready, Grace will be invited to an open house to see the space and learn more about how HOPE helps keep our neighbors well-fed and how we can take part.
Linda Ranges delivers a $5,000 grant to Don Murfin, founder and President of Community Cafe.
Ron Hartman delivers a $10,000 grant to Gordon Bell, Director of Operations at HOPE.
We will offer in-person worship this week, Sunday, April 25. In order to attend worship with us, we ask that you sign up ahead of time.
 
 


Click the video image for the
worship service for the Third Sunday of Easter, April 18.


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
WORSHIP ASSISTANT VIDEOS CONTINUE

Worship assistant videos are still needed!

For the past year, we've been asking for videos from home, but now we are also welcoming videos recorded at Grace during the week.

If you have been waiting because you are not quite sure about the recording process yourself, why not sign up, and simply schedule a time to come lead from the pulpit? We will make it easy!

And if you prefer to help us out by sending a video from right where you are, we are just as grateful for those, too.

Please click here to view the sign up for the next several weeks. 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!
April Remarks from Our Pastors
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 on the image to read their April Remarks.
Stewardship will be launching Time & Talent 2021 tomorrow!
Watch for a special email with all the info you need on how connect your gifts and passions with ministries at Grace and in our community!
Wanted: Finance Chairperson
Grace is blessed with several strong financial officers and a dedicated committee, too. All we need now is someone to be the chair. The Finance Committee chairperson calls regular meetings and passes the committee's recommendations on to Council. No financial expertise is even required (just a willing spirit). If you think you might be the right person for the job, please contact the Church Office today!
Race & Reconciliation Rock Hill
Thursday, April 22 at 7pm
Race and Reconciliation Rock Hill will host a discussion about exciting plans to revitalize the Southside of Rock Hill called "The Clinton ConNEXTion." The leadership from the Clinton ConNEXTion and the Black Economic Leadership League (B.E.L.L.) will update us on the events that have already taken place and next steps, and offer information on how you can get involved.

The Clinton ConNEXTion is a strategy to revitalize the Southside of Rock Hill, specifically the Saluda Street/Crawford Road corridors. The strategy includes housing development, health and wellness, events and opportunities, sense of place, inclusivity, jobs and business growth, and talent development. For an overview of the Clinton ConNEXTion click here.

B.E.L.L. is comprised of Black business owners and engaged community members within the City of Rock Hill. Their mission is to be a resource and advocate for the Black community and the City of Rock Hill. To learn more about B.E.L.L. click here

A Zoom link will be provided on the morning of April 22nd. If you would like to be added to Race & Reconciliation's email list click here. 
2021 Altar Flower Sign-Up

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.

Instructions and information about the flowers are on the signup page.

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).
Grace's Sanctuary Candle

Thank you to everyone who signed up to sponsor the Sanctuary Candle. All months have been filled!

We still have available slots for weekly Altar Flowers. Please see above to signup to sponsor flowers in honor or in memory of family and friends.

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 April 18
Click here for the week of April 25
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.
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
April Birthdays
The Sanctuary Candle for the month of April is given by
Judy and Sig Huitt.

The Altar Flowers for Sunday, April 25 are given by
Ingrid and Rolf Stroeh in memory of our son, Michael.
Covid-19 Information and Updates

Click here for information regarding local sources for the Covid-19 vaccines.
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?
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.
March Giving and Expenses

March Received $45,477
March Expenses $69,864
Budgeted to Spend $57,902

YTD Received $148,178
YTD Expenses $154,682
YTD Budgeted to Spend $173,706
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