January 25 - February 1, 2022

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ONE: we will have one service at 10:00am THIS Sunday, January 30.

TWO: we will gather in the Fellowship Hall after service to talk about our gifts and how we are called to use them this year!

THREE: we will start Jelly Week!

read on below for more info!
Let's talk about using our gifts!

After the 10am service this Sunday, we invite you to join us in the Fellowship Hall to talk about the gifts the Holy Spirit has given us!

This gathering will help us work towards our goal of each trying 2 new things this year: something new at Grace and something new in the community (or, telling others about what we're already doing outside these walls!).

We'll chat about what new things we are being called to try and share our experiences of being part of God's work in the world.

We'll also get info on the ministries of Grace and have a chance to start filling out our Time and Talent surveys.

If you’re unable to join us Sunday, don’t worry! Time and Talent surveys will be sent out as a special e-news as well.
Many of you have volunteered over at HOPE food pantry, and you've seen just how much food can go out in a week! There's usually a great variety of fresh and non-perishable items, which is wonderful, as HOPE can meet a variety of dietary needs.

But did you know that HOPE almost never gets donations of jelly or jam? What's a PB&J without the J?! What's a morning biscuit without some delicious fruit spread?! We want to share this sweet treat with our neighbors, and so this coming week, January 30 to February 6, will be Jelly Week!

For Jelly Week, we invite you to pick up an extra jar or two of your favorite jam or jelly during your grocery shopping. Then, drop the jars off in the Fellowship Hall (we recommend bringing them on Sunday the 30th or 6th). After February 6th, we'll take them over to HOPE, where they will be shared with neighbors from far and wide.

Thank you for taking part in this effort to bring a bit of sweetness to those around us!

This year, the Outreach Committee is continuing our updated grant program, the Outreach Partnership Grant. Grace has long supported giving to the needs of the community, as well as connecting with our neighbors, because we believe we are called to serve our neighbors, following the example of Jesus.

This Partnership Grant program enables us to do just that, as well as to have a greater and more intentional impact on and with our community. Through this program, we partner financially and experientially with local non-profit organizations which serve to assist those in need in greater Rock Hill and York County area.
Each year, Grace will make Partnership Grants to local non-profit aid organizations. As part of this partnership, a member of Grace’s Outreach Committee will work with each recipient organization to facilitate a partnership plan for that year, centering on ways that Grace can learn about, connect with, pray for, support, and work alongside the organization, its staff, and its clients. It is our hope that through this partnership, we will all grow in community. 


There will be many ways to be a partner with these organizations throughout the year, but first, we have to find our partners. The Outreach Committee invites you to submit the names of local non-profit aid organizations that might benefit from our partnership and funding, especially at this time. We will be collecting names through January, and in February, we will begin contacting organizations to invite them to apply for a Partnership Grants.

To submit an organization's name, please click HERE.

For more information, please contact Pr. Rachel or any member of the Outreach Committee.
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. Each date on the sign-up form has two (2) spaces, check the number of vases you wish to sponsor, please check both if you are signing up for both vases, and scroll to the very bottom of the page to submit. Please click HERE to sign up.

You will receive an email confirming your choice. Contact the Church office with any questions or if you wish to make changes to your chosen date.
2021 ANNUAL REPORTS due by January 31
ALL COMMITTEE CHAIRS, please submit your report by Monday, January 31. Contact the church office with any questions or if you need a form.
All women and friends are invited to join us for our next LIFT meeting on Wednesday, February 9 at 6pm.

For more information, contact Karen Harris.
WELCM Gathering Dinners Needed!
On Tuesday evenings during the school year, our campus ministry, WELCM, offers free, home-cooked dinners for students at the White House behind Grace Lutheran.
Please join us in creating community for and with Winthrop students and demonstrating the warm hospitality of Grace by providing dinner! Sign up in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Olga-Maria with any questions. 
In case you missed it, we welcomed New Members in December!

Keep an eye out for new member introductions as we will feature some of the newest members in the next several weeks.
If you’ve already broken your 2022 new year’s resolution, there’s still time to make a new one. How about resolving to volunteer at HOPE one morning a week? Many of our Grace members have found this a fun and fulfilling way to help our community. Just stop by any morning, Monday through Thursday (or Tuesdays at 6:00 pm) or 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
+ Pancake Mix & Syrup
+ Jelly
+ Individual snack packs
+ Dog food & Cat food
+ Body wash & Shampoo
+ Toothpaste
+ Toilet paper
+ Paper towels
+ Clothes & Dish detergent

Please take your donations to HOPE. Click HERE for drop-off times.
Race & Reconciliation of Rock Hill
Join Race and Reconciliation for the next community event, Thursday, January 27th, at 7pm via Zoom. Dr. Kenneth Alston, President/CEO of Legacy of African American Schools, will share his vision for preserving and celebrating our community's rich heritage of African American schools.
Click HERE for more information and the Zoom link.

Click HERE for information on plastic bottle caps and aluminum can tabs from the Stewardship Committee.
Finance Chair Needed

Click HERE to read an invite from the previous Finance chair, Terri Schavey.

Please let the Church Office know if you are willing to be that someone!

Worship Assistant Rotations

Click HERE for the January - March 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 January is given by Terri and Bob Schavey in memory of Bob's mother, Elaine Schavey.

If you would like to sponsor the Altar Flowers for
Sunday, January 30, please click HERE.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church is sponsoring
a two hour program on dementia this Saturday, January 29.
Click HERE for more information.
2022 Offering Envelopes
Offering envelopes for 2022 are now available and may be picked up in the Fellowship Hall. At this point we have prepared sets only for those we expect to be using them. Therefore, those of you that have been giving electronically or are having your financial institution send checks directly to Grace will not find a set with your name. However, we do have extra sets and will happily provide them to anyone that asks. Just let us know (either contact the church office or financial secretary Bob Stonebraker or 803-980-1834) and we’ll get a set for you.
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!
December Giving and Expenses
Received $62,683
Expenses $70,313
Budgeted to Spend $57,902
YTD Received $612,830
YTD Expenses $607,255
YTD Budgeted to Spend $694,824
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