March 14 - 21, 2023
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What's Going On At Grace

+Wednesdays in March - Grace Family Dinners and Holden Evening Prayer

+April 1 - Grace Property Workday

+April 2 - Easter Egg Hunt

+April 6 - Maundy Thursday Worship - 7pm

+April 7 - Good Friday Worship - 7pm

+April 9 - Easter Worship - 7, 9, and 11am + Easter brunch at 9:50am

+April 23 - Grace goes to the Ballgame (Winthrop Baseball)

Many of these events have more details in other sections. This section is updated each week, so keep checking in. You can also see the full church calendar HERE.
Name Tags Are Here!

We are so excited to have name tags ready to use! We invite you to wear your name tag whenever you’re at Grace for a service, gathering, or group.
These name tags will help us put names and faces together, building connections between members. We will also better recognize those without name tags who may be visitors, so that we can be intentional in making new connections. 

Please Note: The magnets on these tags are NOT suitable for those using pacemakers. We have pin-backed tags for those with a pacemaker, and for anyone else who would prefer a pin over a magnet. Please let Pr. Rachel know if your tag needs a pin, rather than a magnet.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Ministry Fair this Sunday!

We had a great time learning more about so many ministries that happen at Grace! Click HERE to see more photos of the fun!

Even if you missed the Fair, you can still take part in the ministries at Grace. Click HERE to let us know which ministries you're interested in!

And click HERE to learn more about many of our volunteer roles.
Our Grace Family Dinner and Holden Evening Prayer Wednesday continue!

Thank you to everyone who has provided soup and helped with the meals! And thanks to those who are signing up for coming Wednesdays!

We hope that you'll join us for the remaining Wednesday evenings in Lent as we gather around soup and enjoy conversations as a faith family, then worship together with the Holden service.

This Wednesday, we are still in need of a couple more soups, particularly a gluten-free-vegetarian option, bread, drinks, and volunteers to help with setup. If you're able, please click HERE to sign up to help with a Grace Family Dinner.
Join us on Thursday, March 23 for a very special Seniors@Grace guest presentation to celebrate Women's History Month. Our dear friend Cynthia Roddey will talk about a variety of topics after we share a delightful Irish inspired lunch prepared by my sister. We will gather at the usual hour of 11:30 am. Lunch at noon followed by the presentation. Please RSVP by Tuesday March 21st to Annie-Laurie Wheat at 803 517-0626 (cell) or 803 980-1834 (home) or email at with your name and number of guests.

Rev. Dr. Cynthia P. Roddey, a native of Rock Hill, has been a social activist
since the 1950s. A retired educator and business owner, she actively advocates for Neurodiversity. She has been a Friend of Grace since 1953. 
She was the first African American enrollee and first to graduate with a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Winthrop College (WU). 
Easter Baskets of Blessings
Grace Lutheran is collecting baskets for the annual Easter Baskets of Blessings that will be given to the York County Council on Aging members. Click HERE to sign up. All baskets should be brought to the church Fellowship Hall NO LATER than Sunday, March 26 (this is in 3 weeks). Thank you in advance for your contributions!
These baskets should be filled with some of the following items; healthy snacks (applesauce, crackers, sugar free candy, granola bars etc) and toiletry/personal need products (lotions, shampoo, deodorant, wipes, toothpaste etc.) Feel free to add in extras as you see fit. You will need to place all the items in a basket or useful container (storage container, laundry basket etc.), wrap them carefully to secure all products (clear cellophane works great), and attach a tag to the top of the basket with the person's name, gender, and clearly written. We were NOT given Route numbers this year, so you can leave those off.
Grace Easter Egg Hunt
April 2, 3:30-4:30pm

You're invited to the Grace Easter Egg hunt! This event is open to all Grace members to enjoy. We will have a craft, some games, fellowship, and eggs for the kids to hunt!

We will have 2 egg hunting groups - our toddlers and unders will hunt in one spot, and our slightly older kids through Young Youth will hunt in another, so that everyone has a great time! We'll also hunt at separate times, so that we can all share the joy of seeing both hunts!

We will be creating treat bags for our egg hunters, and we invite you to help fill those bags! If you'd like to donate, please bring individually wrapped candies and/or small prizes to the donation box in the Fellowship Hall by March 26th. Thank you in advance for helping with these!

Finally, please help us plan well, and let us know HERE if you'll be coming!
Grace is Going to the Ballgame!

On April 23rd, we are headed to Winthrop Ballpark to see the Eagles play UNC Asheville! The game tips off at 1pm, and we hope you'll be there! It'll be a great time for fellowship, fresh air, and sports!

Tickets are $5 each. Grace will purchase the tickets in a block and then request your payment to the church. Please let us know HERE by March 31st if you'll be joining us!

Mark your calendars for the Grace Property Workday on Saturday, April 1. This is open to all members to come and throw pine needles. It's great therapy and exercise!
Centennial Temple Talks

As a part of Grace's 100th Anniversary Celebration, we will share a Temple Talk highlighting Grace's history through the decades on the first Sunday of each month, from March through December.

Click on the button below to read our great first Temple Talk, about Grace in the 1920's.
Member Memories

Click HERE to read a Member Memory from Mary Hinson.

One of the ways we will be celebrating the rich history of Grace this year is to hear about its impact on the lives of its members.

These do not need to be very long - even a single paragraph would be fine. Simply share with us your perspective, the way your story and Grace's story came together, and we will publish these remembrances in these Grace Notes publications throughout the year.

Email your memories to
It's time to register for Summer Camp at our NovusWay Lutheran Camps! If you're interested in going to one of our 4 regional camps, click HERE for info about their programs!

We know camp can be expensive, and we don't want cost to be a barrier to anyone's faith formation. If you'd like to apply for a Grace scholarship for a NovusWay camp, please click HERE or speak to Pr. Rachel for more information.
We are keeping track of our new connections and sharing them with each other. To do so, please click HERE to share your connection!

Check out the display in the Fellowship Hall to see our connections grow!

To read the previous enews about our 100 Connections, click HERE.
HOPE of Rock Hill - Biggest needs this week:
Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Canned Fruit, Diapers size 4, 5 & 6, Condiments
HOPE has plenty of canned vegetables and asks that you do not donate more at this time.

You can drop items off in the bin located outside the church offices and a volunteer will take them over to HOPE. Please only place non-perishable items in the bin!
Congregation Connections
The Sanctuary candle for the month of March is given by Theresa Miller in honor of family birthdays for Scott, Michelle, Mackenzie, Theresa, Sawyer, and Cathy.

Sponsors needed for The Altar Flowers in the month of April.
Click HERE to sign up.

Altar Flowers
It is a long-standing tradition at Grace for members to sponsor the weekly flowers, often in honor or memory of a special person or event.

The cost is $45 for one or $90 for both vases.

We have several dates available in April.
Click HERE to sign up.
Easter Sunday Worship Assistants Needed
Click on the service times to add your name to the worship assistant schedules for Easter Sunday. Once we have volunteers for each category, we'll share the schedules.
Worship Assistant Schedule

Click HERE for the current schedule.

Don't see your name? Want to be part of leading worship? Email the church office today!
Offering Our Gifts to God

Your gifts to Grace allow our ministry to happen! You can give in several ways:

  • Give via the offering plate in worship
  • 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 February Treasurer's Report
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