GRACE NOTES
November 10 - 17, 2020
This weekend Grace will continue in-person worship opportunities, offering two chances to worship in the Sanctuary, in addition to our online offering.

Click here to see several brief summary points regarding in-person worship.

We appreciate your patience as we revise and update our plan for a return to in-person worship, and your prayerful participation as we continue together in the ministry we share!
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Click here to signup for in-person worship this Sunday at 8:30.

Click here to signup for in-person worship this Sunday at 11:00.
Grace's Annual Business Meeting - Nov 15th at 1pm

THIS SUNDAY is our congregation's meeting. It will be which will be held virtually on Zoom, in real time - plan to join us!

A final update on this meeting will be sent this week. Please contact the church office if you need more information.

Call-In Option:

If you plan to attend our virtual meeting, but need to participate in the Zoom meeting by calling-in (as opposed to using the video function), please let us know! We need to make arrangements for someone to call you and receive your votes.
We will be sending a special e-news tomorrow that will include recordings of both spending plan forums, links to relevant documents, and other important info about Sunday's meeting.

For a sneak peek, check out these resources:
Click the video icon to review the recording of the first forum for the proposed 2021 Missional Spending Plan.

Note: The poll voting that we practice at the beginning of the forum does not appear in the recording - feel free to skip ahead.
Sundays with Grace

Our Sunday morning worship and fellowship opportunities are going strong!

Remember our schedule shifted;

Facebook Premiere now beginning at 11am

Facebook Live Coffee Hour starting at noon

We look forward to being with you online again this Sunday!

Click the video image for
the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Worship Service Video
from November 8.


Click here for the worship guide.

Click the video image for the Children's Sermon


We invite you to "like", comment on, and share these videos!
Each Sunday we continue to worship together online. These services are posted on the Grace Facebook page and on our website.
Stewardship Commitments & Celebration

This past Sunday, November 8th, was Commitment Sunday, and each household was invited to make their commitment for supporting Grace's ministry in 2021.
If you have not yet had the chance, please mail your Commitment Card to Grace, or use the electronic form here to send it in.

This coming Sunday, November 15th, is Celebration Sunday!
We will share the number of commitments received & the level of support committed for 2021 and celebrate the generosity of Grace!
We hope you'll be part of this number, our celebration,
and our work together in 2021.

WORSHIP ASSISTANT VIDEOS CONTINUE

We have been blessed to see one another in worship through our online worship assistants!

If you are interested in providing a worship assistant video, please click here to sign up for this Sunday, November 15, and Pr. Gregg will contact you with the details you'll need.

Thanks to all who have helped lead us in worship so far and all those who will be leading us in the weeks to come!
What's Happening with Hospitality?
We Need Your Help!
We are almost halfway through our painting project, which is amazing! However, we need a lot more help to get to the finish line!
If you are looking for a way to help Grace, get out of the house, and maybe even see a few friends in a safe way, consider painting with us!
You can sign up for wall prep and painting times HERE.
Updates on our 'Equipping Ourselves for Hospitality' Goal for 2020.

Newest Improvements:

+Room 101 has a brand-new floor!

+The Conference Room has all 10 chairs assembled!

+Painting in rooms 105 and 103 is underway!

Coming Soon:

+A new cabinet and repainted closet doors will go into Room 101

+More rooms will be painted

+The Conference Room will get cabinets, white boards, and other finishing touches


If you haven't yet volunteered & would like to be part of these great projects, click here to let the Planning Team know. Thanks to those who have already helped with various projects throughout our building!

Your continued generosity this year has paved the way for us to jump into these projects, knowing we have the financial and faith-filled support we need to make our Hospitality goal a reality! Thank you!
In "Caught You Caring", the Stewardship Committee highlights some of the great stewardship of gifts they've noticed recently and says THANKS!

Click here to see the latest CYCs thanking Pastor Gregg, Pastor Rachel, Jim Alfors, Doug Pointon, the Hospitality Project Planning Team, the Conference Room Consultants, and the Painters.
Click on the video image for a message from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.

This week Bishop Eaton reminds us of the importance of being vigilant in the face of the pandemic.
Men's Bible Study

Join us for a Men's Book Study on Sunday mornings at 9:30am via Zoom - note the new starting time!

Beginning Sunday, November 8, we will be studying "Unafraid " by Adam Hamilton. Each week we are led by a different member of our group of 'Men-in-Training' and the conversation has been meaningful. Those interested in participating should contact Pr. Gregg to get added to the Realm group where the meeting link is posted. There's always room for one more!
We want YOU to participate in the next virtual hymn sing!

Young or old, if you love hymns as much as we do, send us an email (music@gracerockhill.com) so we can send you more information about how to rehearse with us and add your voice to our sound for the next hymn sing!
Offering Our Gifts to God - Monetary Offering

Part of our worship is offering our gifts to God. While we are apart, it is still faithful to offer our gifts. You can give in several ways:
  • Give online by clicking here (and 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!
Gifts & Talents Pictures

Our worship has been enhanced by your photos of projects, experiences, and joys these last few months - thank you for sharing! We would love to see more of what you're doing - please send photos to our Video Editor, Craig Allen by clicking here.
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 November 8
Click here for the week of November 15
THE FOOD BOX
Fighting food insecurity in the Winthrop and Rock Hill Community. The Food Box is a donation-based food pantry. Click on the image to learn more.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for
our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for
our current
Memorials & Honorariums
Click the image
for our
November Birthdays
Our Daily Bread

We have several copies of the September, October, and November devotionals. If you would like us to mail you a copy, please email the church.
Can We Help?
This pandemic has affected each of us, but may have affected us in different ways. If you are in need of help (of any kind), please reach out to the pastors.
We can find connections to resources and/or support together.
We want to walk with you.
Please call or email us.
October Giving and Expenses

October Received $44,604
October Expenses $43,120
Budgeted to Spend $50,852

YTD Received $547,774
YTD Expenses $448,845
YTD Budgeted to Spend $508,520
Stay connected! Click on the links below!
In-person activities at
Grace Lutheran Church are suspended until further notice.
At this time, please do not come
to the church building.
We are praying for the health and well-being of our community and world.
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
426 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730
803.324.5295 www.gracerockhill.com

(740) 312-5774 (Pastor Gregg’s cell)
(864) 230-3816 (Pastor Rachel’s cell)

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm