October 12 - 19, 2021
For Worship services and Children's sermons please visit our YouTube channel.
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This Sunday, we heard about our first 2022 Stewardship Goal: Connecting with Our Campus Ministry
Josh LeClerg shared his story of becoming part of WELCM and then a part of Grace, and along the way, finding self-acceptance and an affirming community. To hear his story, click the video.
Our bulletin insert shared more thoughts from WELCM students, as well as ways we plan to connect with them in the coming year. To read the bulletin insert, click here.
Last month, three other WELCM students shared their WELCM stories with us. If you missed them, you can hear their stories by clicking the video.
As you hear these stories and read about our Goal, we encourage you to pray about and discern how God is calling you to be part of CONNECTING in the coming year!
Please note these upcoming changes to our Sunday worship schedules:

We will have 2 services on Sunday, October 31 at 8:30 and 11:00am.

There will be 1 service on Sunday, November 7 (All Saints Sunday) at 10:00am.

There will be 1 service on Sunday, November 21 (Christ the King Sunday) at 10:00am.
Worship Assistant Rotations!

Click HERE for the new Worship Assistant Schedule.
Schedule Conflicts:

Just like before, if you get scheduled for a Sunday when you'll be unavailable, we just need you to make a quick phone call to swap with another volunteer. Then, let somebody at the Church Office know about the change (so we can update the schedule). It's as easy as that!

Don't see your name? Want to join the rotation?
Email the church office today!
Tales of Talent - Recently, two members of the Grace Family were willing to share their talents and our congregation has certainly been blessed by their generosity. Ryan Brown, Sr. refurbished the bench in the Cremains Garden and Julie Bagley-Elder created the barn quilt that now hangs in the southern entry to our building. In addition to the final products, we hope you will find meaning in the conversations we share today. Click HERE to read more.
Dear Grace Family,
We are saddened to inform you that our former Nursery Attendant Teresa Ferguson passed away on September 24, 2021.
In the sure and certain hope of the resurrection, we entrust Teresa to God. Click HERE to view the obituary.
Ladies In Faith Together
Join us for our next meeting scheduled for THIS
Saturday, October 16 at 2 pm.
At the Harris residence. You are invited to bring snacks to share.
Our discussion will be around "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Contact Karen with any questions.
York County Choral Society BBQ Fundraiser
Saturday, October 23
11:00 am - 2:30pm
Enjoy Walker’s BBQ (we all know how good it is!) and support the York County Choral Society in our 40th year. All orders should be placed on-line by OCTOBER 19 (that's less than one week from today!) using the YCCS website ( We will practice social distancing, so please stay in your car and a volunteer will deliver your order to your car.

Click on the Walker's BBQ image for more information.
If you have any questions, contact Nora Sliney 803.493.5001.
Children's Choir Rehearsals

Led by Irene Pointon and supported by our Music Interns, Children's Choir is for K-5th graders, and meets most Sundays from 2:50 to 3:30pm.

Come learn music skills and songs to share! If you'd like more information, please contact Irene Pointon HERE.
Finance Chair Needed

We have a dynamic group of volunteers at Grace who serve as our financial officers, yet we need still someone who can call our committee together and send its recommendations to Council for its consideration. That person might be YOU! If you are interested in helping us operate more effectively as a committee, and willing to serve as our chair, please let the Church Office know.
Sunday School classes for Grade 7 - Adult Sundays at 10:00am

Click each class name for more details

Women’s Sunday School Class with Ruth Wasserman


Men's Bible Study - led by class members
Music Ministry Rehearsals
Grace Ringers meets on Monday evenings at 6:20pm.

Grace Alone meets on Monday evenings at 7:20pm; this group leads every week in the 8:30am service.

Parish Choir meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm; this ensemble sings in the 11:00am service.

I hope you will consider joining us! Contact Jeremy for more information.
Our partner, HOPE, has changing needs each week based on what is and isn't delivered to their food pantry. If you'd like to help with food donations, you can check this list each week to see what they need most!
Needs for this week:
+ Cans of green beans & corn
+ Pasta sauce
+ Toilet paper
+ Toiletries
+ Toddler Puffs Cereal Snacks

Please take your donations to HOPE. Click HERE for drop-off times.
HOPE is now open on Tuesday nights from 6-7:30pm for individuals needing assistance.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for our
Memorials & Honor Gifts
Click the image for our
October Birthdays

The Sanctuary Candle for the month of October is given by
Donna and Rick Richter in honor of Pr. Gregg and Pr. Rachel.

The Altar Flowers for Sunday, October 17 are given by Melissa Tucker in memory of my husband Tim Tucker.

If you would like to sponsor Altar Flowers please click HERE.
Good Samaritan Fund

Are you in need? How about someone you know? At the June meeting, Council voted to allocate the undesignated memorial funds from 2020 to the Good Samaritan Fund, with the intention that the funds might offer help to members of Grace who could use a little financial assistance. As one member of Council put it, "We need to help the helpers and not try to pour from an empty cup. Hopefully these resources can help with that."

To request assistance from this fund, please contact either of the pastors. All assistance is confidential.
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 Oct. 10
Click HERE for the week of Oct. 17
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!
September Giving and Expenses
September Received $51,219
September Expenses $42,282
Budgeted to Spend $57,902
YTD Received $436,687
YTD Expenses $425,584
YTD Budgeted to Spend $521,118
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