GRACE NOTES
June 15 - 22, 2021
This past Sunday was Youth Sunday!
As part of worship at 11 o'clock, three of our High School Seniors shared their testimonies - their faith stories.
We have recorded those testimonies, as well as the Quillow presentation at 11, in the video below.
We encourage you to watch, as their stories are powerful!
The Quillow presentation at the 8:30 service is included in the full worship video for the day.

Click the video image for Senior Testimonies from Youth Sunday
Camera Operators Needed
for
Growing the Reach of the Gospel!

Now that we have achieved our goal of installing a great camera in the Sanctuary, we need camera operators! We are continuing to add back music and participation to our in-person worship services, and we want to be able to capture those pieces well for our recordings and eventual live-streaming.

Much like our sound panel operators, camera operators will be scheduled to help on Sunday mornings. You will be trained to use the software to guide the camera and computer (we promise it's easier than you may think - mainly clicking buttons!).

In participating in this ministry, you are helping Grow the Reach of the Gospel, sharing our service and God's word beyond our walls.

If you'd like to be part of this Gospel-sharing ministry, please contact Craig Allen here.


Click the video image for the
worship service for The Third Sunday After Pentecost / Youth Sunday - Sunday, June 13.


Click here for the worship guide.
Click here for the opening hymn.
Click here for the anthem.
Click the video image for the Children's Sermon
We invite you to "like", comment on, and share these videos!
Sundays with Grace
We are currently worshipping in-person and online!

Service of Holy Communion:
Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 am (no sign-up required)

Facebook Premiere worship begins at 11am on Sundays and is available any time afterward on the Grace Facebook page and website.

To read our most current COVID protocols, including worship protocols, please click here.

We look forward to worshipping with you!
Worship Assistants at Grace

Worship Assistants return to in-person worship. If you are interested in leading us with a reading, creed, prayers, serving as a greeter, or usher, please click here to signup. All slots refer to in-person worship services at Grace.

Thank you for being a part of our worship experiences at Grace!

There will be a service celebrating the life of Ed Miller at Grace this Saturday, June 19 at 10am. Members of Grace are invited to attend the worship service and
a video will be available next week.

There will be a private family gathering in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

We rejoice with Allyson Harris and Andrew Dickerson, who were united in marriage on June 13.

Cards and well wishes can be sent to:
Allyson and Andrew Dickerson
5250 Saint Genevieve Place
Alexandria, VA 22315
Partnership Update
We're already at the 3 month mark of our yearlong Outreach Partnerships! This week, we have an update from HOPE of Rock Hill.

HOPE moved into their new location across the street from Grace earlier this month. A few members from Grace assisted with the move. While they are still getting organized in their new facility, things seem to be running pretty smoothly and they are able to help feed even more families in York County.

New missions for HOPE include providing food to Hunger Outreach, a program Grace has supported for about 25 years, and assisting Life House with food for the women and children living there.

HOPE welcomes volunteers from Grace. Assistance is needed unloading deliveries, bagging groceries, stocking shelves, and cleaning. If members are interested, they should contact HOPE directly at 803-328-8000 or visit in person Monday through Thursday.

HOPE will be hosting an Open House for Grace Lutheran Church on July 11, 2021, at 9:45 am and 12:15 pm (after each service). We encourage you to stop by, see what HOPE is all about, and support this partnership in any way you are able.

-Ron Hartman, Liaison
Blood Drive Next Week!
We are partnering with Oakland Avenue Presbyterian (our neighbors across the street) to host a Blood Drive on June 21st!

If you'd like to give blood, please register by clicking here, searching for the zip code 29730, and scrolling down to June 21st. We hope to donate 42 units of blood, which is a substantial and impactful goal!

Thank you to those who are helping with the Drive and to those who are giving blood!
The Stewardship Committee appreciates and recognizes people and groups that are Growing Grace and Planting Seeds in Faith!
 
Click on the image to read the latest recognitions from the Stewardship Committee.
Camp is open this summer! If you're interested in going to one of our local ELCA camps this summer, click here to check out the programs and register.

We have scholarship funds available to help pay for camp as well! If you'd like a scholarship application, please contact Pr. Rachel.
Our Daily Bread Devotionals
If you would like a copy of the June, July, and August devotional, please email the church office.
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 June 13
Click here for the week of June 20
Men's Bible Study

Join us for conversation about one of the more fascinating books of Scripture: Revelation.

Using an overview written by Max Lucado, we will be talking about some of the themes present in Revelation and how they impact our lives. The group meets Sundays at 9:30 for about an hour. Contact Pr. Gregg to be added to our group.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for
our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for
our current
Memorials & Honor Gifts
Click the image
for our
June Birthdays
The Sanctuary Candle for the month of June is given by
Julie and Max Elder in memory of Hazel Bagley and Myrtle Rollins.

The Altar Flowers for Sunday, June 20 are given by Theresa Miller in loving memory of Ed Miller.

If you would like to sponsor the Altar Flowers please click here.
Covid-19 Information and Updates

Click here for information regarding local sources for the Covid-19 vaccines.
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 (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 - 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.
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.
May Giving and Expenses

May Received $45,798
May Expenses $44,212
Budgeted to Spend $57,902

YTD Received $250,383
YTD Expenses $240,944
YTD Budgeted to Spend $289,510
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.
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