April 19 - 26, 2022
For Worship services please visit our YouTube channel.
Please mark your calendars for Thursday April 28, 2022. We will be in the Grace Fellowship Hall for our next event. We will gather at 11:30 am and have lunch at noon. Come and enjoy a salad and sandwich bar buffet of treats and a visit from the folks who run the Hope Food Pantry with a small army of volunteers that include a number of Grace friends. 
Gordon Bell with his wife (Sally) and daughter (Rachel) will share with us the inner workings of the services that help food insecure families in Rock Hill. I think you will find their presentation informative and heartfelt. 
We will also be treated to another round of music and singing with Monty Bennett and hopefully another slice of his homemade pound cake. 

If you have any questions or want to reserve your seat for April 28, please give Annie Laurie a call (803) 517-0626 (cell) or (803) 980-1834 (home phone) or email by April 26.
See you soon! Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Get to know our new members!

Welcome Fawn & Dennis Bollinger

Click HERE to learn more about the Bollingers.
Our new front doors are in!

Last year, we committed to replacing our historic, and aging, front doors with safer, sturdier doors that still complemented the architecture of our building.

Those new, custom built doors were installed! We are excited to welcome many more people through these doors in the years to come, and we give thanks for your support that made this improvement possible!

We especially thank Kathy Schwandt, Karen Warmoth, and Nora Sliney for their work in making this door project possible.

Click HERE to see photos of the before, during, and after of this exciting project.
Thank you again for your generosity and support which allowed us to make this physical improvement. These doors will welcome God's people for decades!
2022 Lenten Soup Recipes Cookbooklet

Our Lenten Soup suppers were outstanding! The fellowship, table discussions with thoughtful guidance, and the SOUPS! It was delightful to see everyone peruse the line to see “Which soup am I going to have first!” Indeed, many had seconds and possibly thirds! It was so wonderful to enjoy the Lenten soup suppers together, again. We shared soup prior to the central purpose of the evening, the Lenten Worship with Holden Evening Prayer: a time of silence, hearing the Gospel read, and singing.

We are so thankful to all the committee members that contributed their soups, bread, and tea!

Let’s share these wonderful soup recipes! We'd like to make a Grace Lenten Soup Cookbooklet! This will be an “in-house” production, a free mini-cookbook dedicated to the soups we've loved and the connections we've shared this season.
If you provided soup this year, please send your recipe to Frances Stockley by clicking here. If you have a short story/ description/ comment to share about your soup, we'd love to include it. If you prefer, leave a paper copy in the Stewardship box at church.

Questions? Call Frances at 864-316-6587. Deadline to submit is April 30th. Our goal is to have it available by end of May!
Thank you to everyone who purchased Easter Lilies.
Click HERE to read the acknowledgements. If you have not picked up your lilies, they are in the fellowship hall.
Click HERE to catch up with all the news of what campus ministry has been up to this Spring!
Grace Outreach Partnership 2022 Grant Recipients

Grace Outreach Partnership Grant Recipients were announced on Thursday!

We are glad to be partnering with
+York County Free Clinic
+Bethel Men's Shelter
+Life House Women's Shelter

Click HERE to see the special e-news with details!

An invitation from The Life House Women’s Shelter
We are excited for our partnership with Grace!
We would like to extend an invitation for Grace’s members to come join us for a tour of
The Shelter at 314 N. Wilson Street, Rock Hill, this Thursday April 21st at 1 pm. 
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.

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st and for a dynamic partnership this year.
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.
Join us for our next meeting on Saturday, May 7 at 2:00 pm at the home of Karen Harris.

At our meeting we will explore Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Please bring snacks to share (and a drink if you want something other than water). Contact Karen Harris with any questions.
We give thanks for the many ways our congregation uses gifts and talents to the glory of God!

Click HERE to learn about some of our members who have been giving of their time and talents lately.
Going to Camp? Thinking about it?
We have scholarships available!

ELCA Summer Camp is an awesome way to spend a week forming faith, meeting friends, and spending time in creation! We have scholarship funds available to help you go to an ELCA camp!

If you'd like to apply for a scholarship, click here for the application form, and then submit it to Pr. Rachel.

If you'd like to explore local camp opportunities, click here to visit the NovusWay website. Pr. Rachel would also be glad to talk with you to find the right program!
Get to know our new members!

Welcome Nancy Meyer

Click HERE to learn more
about Nancy.

Welcome Josh LeClerg

Click HERE to learn more about Josh.

As the war against Ukraine continues, many of us are asking "What can we do?" Lutheran Disaster Response, an ELCA organization which coordinates with other crisis response groups, invites us to consider some options. Click HERE to read more and to give to the Eastern Europe Crisis Response.
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) + 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
+ Toilet paper + Feminine Hygiene Products

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!
Worship Assistant Schedule

Click HERE for the April - June Worship Assistant Schedule.

Don't see your name? Want to join the rotation? Email the church office today!
2022 Altar Flower Sign-Up

There are many open dates to sponsor Altar Flowers.The cost is $45.00 for one (1) or $90.00 for both (2) vases. Click HERE to sign up. Contact the Church office with any questions.
Congregation Connections
The Sanctuary candle for the month of April is given by Pat & Bill Yoos in memory of our departed grandsons, Andrew and Aiden Frank.

The Altar Flowers for April 24 are given by Michelle del Castillo in loving memory of my mother Marcia del Castillo.

One vase available to sponsor for April 24. Click HERE to sign up.

Lose something at church? We have several items in our lost and found located at the Grace front desk outside the offices.
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 March 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!
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