March 8 - 15, 2022

For Worship services please visit our YouTube channel.
This is the hard one - we know.
This Sunday we 'Spring Forward' so don't forget to adjust your clocks for Daylight Saving Time. We want you with us in worship! We'll even preach loud enough to keep you awake ;)
Last call to opt-out of the member Directory - Tomorrow, March 9th

At its February meeting, Council voted to approve an 'opt-out' policy for the member Directory. This functions much like our Social Media Policy. Essentially, we will plan to list the contact information we have for each adult member in Grace's Directory, unless we hear otherwise. So, if you do not want your contact information in the Directory, let us know! Please contact the church office by the end of the day tomorrow, March 9th.

We will be printing hard copies of the updated member Directory beginning March 10th. Going forward, the Directory will only be available in hard copy. These will be available in the Fellowship Hall the next 2 Sundays, and then from the office by request.
Lenten Soup Supper, Program, and Mid-Week Worship Schedule
Join us Wednesday evenings

6:00 PM - Soup Supper
6:20 PM - Interactive Table Discussion
7:00 PM - Holden Evening Prayer
Our Lenten Devotionals went fast - but more have arrived!
 Pick up your copy in the Fellowship Hall.
WELCM T-shirts and Gathering Dinners
Orders due by Tuesday, March 15; suggested minimum donation is $25. Click HERE to place your order.
You can support campus ministry and enjoy a comfy, long-sleeved WELCM logo tee at the same time! We're celebrating our new name, Winthrop Ecumenical Lutheran Campus Ministry.
The way to a college student's heart is through their stomach! Is food your love language, too? Sign up HERE to bring a dinner and dessert for WELCM. Feel free to team up with a friend to provide a Tuesday night meal for about 12 students. Call Olga-Maria with any questions!
New Adult Sunday School Option - Conversation Class!

We now have a fourth option for adults during the Sunday School hour! Youth & Family has kicked off a 'conversation class' for those who would like to spend time together talking about the day's gospel reading, current events, and whatever else is on your mind and impacting your faith.

This class is based on weekly conversation materials, so if you miss a Sunday, you can jump right back in without missing a beat. Each Sunday is a fresh conversation with those who able to be there.

You do not have to be currently raising kids to be part of this class, though this is a great place to connect with other kid-raisers if you are.

Join us Sunday mornings at 10am in Room 108!
Come join us on March 17 for Seniors@Grace. Our very own Walker Stockley our “grill master” is bringing BBQ to feed us and then entertain us with the ins and outs of the world of BBQ. We will also have some Irish music and a contest for the best dressed “Irish for a day” outfit. Wear lots of green! We gather at 11:30am, lunch at 12:00pm.
Lunch will be $6.00. Please let Annie Laurie Wheat know by the 15th if you can make it. Call her home 803-980-1834, cell phone 803-517-0626, or email 
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.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 route number clearly written.Click HERE to sign up. All baskets should be brought to the church Fellowship Hall NO LATER than Sunday, April 3. Thank you in advance for your contributions!
Young Youth & Youth at HOPE

On February 20th,15 of our Young Youth & Youth and 9 adults went over to HOPE to volunteer. They had an amazing time! One of our Young Youth said, "I feel like I'm a person who works at HOPE" and after we told him that he IS that person, we heard him say several times "I'm a person who works at HOPE!"

When we talked about our experience the next week at Youth, one said, "It felt really great to know that the things we were putting together that day would be going out to people who need them the next day."

Check out some photos from our time volunteering: We bagged sugar packets, divided up paper products, organized frozen goods and dairy products, stocked shelves, divvied up drinks, and more, so that things would be ready to distribute the next day.

The kids also had the opportunity to present HOPE with a $5,000 check, which Grace designated in our 2022 Missional Spending Plan!
A note from Outreach Liaison to HOPE Ron Hartman:

Thank you for the opportunity to speak on February 20th about the dynamic partnership Grace’s Outreach Partnership Grant program developed with HOPE of Rock Hill, our neighbors at the corner of Oakland and Aiken. Since then, we have increased our number of volunteers from 12 to 14, and most importantly last week the Lord inspired 14 of our youth of all age groups to visit HOPE, learn about what they do in the community and lend a helping hand!
While most of my talk centered on food needs, Hope also focuses on utility assistance and serves many impoverished people in our area on the verge of having their gas and electricity turned off. As most of you are aware, natural gas and electricity prices have skyrocketed, and with the most recent events in the Ukraine will rise even higher, and many in our community will be in dire need of assistance. What is Grace’s role here? Fortunately, our Counsel agreed to budget $5,000 to HOPE for this purpose (along with food needs) which will allow us to serve the Lord and impact our community greatly. Think about it for a minute what it would be like to have no gas or electricity? Not good!
Thank you for your support and time in assisting this vital organization. Here at Grace, we are recognized as the Lord’s servants to those in need.
In Christ,
Ron Hartman
Outreach Committee HOPE Liaison
Get to know our new members!
Welcome Quinn Family!
Click HERE to learn more about the Quinns.

Keep an eye out for more new member features in the coming weeks!
Click HERE for information about the Pilgrims' Inn "Be Irish for a Night" Fundraiser.
The mission of Pilgrims' Inn is to provide shelter, assistance, and supportive services to the community's most vulnerable citizens.
Many of our Grace members have found volunteering at HOPE 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.

Please take your donations to HOPE. Click HERE for drop-off times.
Needs for this week:

+ Canned Beans, Baked Beans
+ Cereal
+ 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
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 Schedule

Click HERE for the March - May 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 March is given by Theresa Miller in celebration of family birthdays for Sawyer, Michelle, Mackenzie, Theresa, and Cathy.
Easter Sunday Worship Assistants needed!
Click on the service times below to add your name to the worship assistant schedules for Easter Sunday. Once we have volunteers for each category, we'll share the schedules.
2021 Giving Statements
All members with emails listed in Realm should have received a link to their 2021 year-end giving statement. Please check your spam or trash folders if you did not get this. If you need us to resend the link, or if you need a paper copy, please contact financial secretary Bob Stonebraker or 803-980-1834.
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 January 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