April 26 - May 3, 2022
For Worship services please visit our YouTube channel.
Please note Seniors @ Grace
has been CANCELLED this week.
The next Seniors @ Grace event will be on May 19th. Details to come.
2022 Lenten Soup Recipes Cookbooklet

Deadline to submit recipes is THIS Saturday!

Our Lenten Soup suppers were outstanding! The fellowship, table discussions with thoughtful guidance, and the SOUPS! It was delightful to see everyone peruse the line to see “Which soup am I going to have first!” Indeed, many had seconds and possibly thirds! It was so wonderful to enjoy the Lenten soup suppers together, again. We shared soup prior to the central purpose of the evening, the Lenten Worship with Holden Evening Prayer: a time of silence, hearing the Gospel read, and singing.

We are so thankful to all the committee members that contributed their soups, bread, and tea!

Let’s share these wonderful soup recipes! We'd like to make a Grace Lenten Soup Cookbooklet! This will be an “in-house” production, a free mini-cookbook dedicated to the soups we've loved and the connections we've shared this season.
If you provided soup this year, please send your recipe to Frances Stockley by clicking here. If you have a short story/ description/ comment to share about your soup, we'd love to include it. If you prefer, leave a paper copy in the Stewardship box at church.

Questions? Call Frances at 864-316-6587. Deadline to submit is April 30th. Our goal is to have it available by end of May!
Thank You to our Music Interns

This Sunday, May 1, is our Music Interns' final Sunday of the semester. Deja and Josiah have been such a blessing to Grace this school year! From singing in adult choirs to ringing handbells to helping lead the children's choir, they have added so much to our worship and music experience by sharing their gifts.

Be sure to say thank you to Josiah and Deja when you see them in the next week or so! We wish them both a restful and rejuvenating summer!
Get to know our new members!

Welcome Fawn & Dennis Bollinger

Click HERE to learn more about the Bollingers.
Members of Grace are invited to an open house this Thursday from 4-7pm at the York County Free Clinic located next door at Place of Grace.

Click HERE for more information.

We will have a Grace-specific visit to the Free Clinic in the coming weeks as well!
We are excited for our partnership with Grace!
Volunteer opportunities at Life House include: adding new mulch in the back of the house, interior trim painting, kitchen cabinet painting, and pressure washing the driveway and sidewalks.
Ongoing volunteer opportunities: assist with transportation, visit with the women, serve a meal (click HERE for meal sign up).

If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity or for further information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Amy Lane at or 803.659.9885.

We look forward to a dynamic partnership this year.
Bethel Men's Shelter has volunteer positions available for you to sign up for now! If you'd like to learn more about these positions, and/or would like to sign up, please click HERE.
Join us for our next meeting on Saturday, May 7 at 2:00 pm at the home of Karen Harris.

At our meeting we will explore Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Please bring snacks to share (and a drink if you want something other than water). Contact Karen Harris with any questions.
Join Race & Reconciliation of Rock Hill for the next community event, Thursday, May 5th at 7pm via Zoom.
Dawn Johnson, Co-Chair, African American Cultural Resource Advisory Committee, will provide an update on the progress being made to develop an African American Cultural Center in our town. We will provide the Zoom meeting link on May 5th. Hope to see you there!
Click HERE to catch up with all the news of what campus ministry has been up to this Spring!
Going to Camp? Thinking about it?
We have scholarships available!

ELCA Summer Camp is an awesome way to spend a week forming faith, meeting friends, and spending time in creation! We have scholarship funds available to help you go to an ELCA camp!

If you'd like to apply for a scholarship, click here for the application form, and then submit it to Pr. Rachel.

If you'd like to explore local camp opportunities, click here to visit the NovusWay website. Pr. Rachel would also be glad to talk with you to find the right program!
As the war against Ukraine continues, many of us are asking "What can we do?" Lutheran Disaster Response, an ELCA organization which coordinates with other crisis response groups, invites us to consider some options. Click HERE to read more and to give to the Eastern Europe Crisis Response.
Our new front doors are in!

We are excited to welcome many more people through these doors in the years to come, and we give thanks for your support that made this improvement possible!

We especially thank Kathy Schwandt, Karen Warmoth, and Nora Sliney for their work in making this door project possible.

Click HERE to see photos of the before, during, and after of this exciting project.
Volunteer at HOPE

Volunteers needed Monday through Thursday mornings
(or Tuesdays at 6:00 pm). 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 (biggest need) + Canned Beans, Baked Beans, Canned Corn
+ 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

You can drop items off in the bin located outside the church offices when you're in the building, and a volunteer will take them over to HOPE. Please only place non-perishable items in the bin!
Worship Assistant Schedule

Click HERE for the May & June 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 April is given by Pat & Bill Yoos in memory of our departed grandsons, Andrew and Aiden Frank.

The Sanctuary candle for the month of May is given by Elisa & Ron Gordon to the Glory of God and in memory of my parents,
Rev. Charles & Jean Mertz.

The Altar Flowers for May 1 are given by Frances & Walker Stockley in celebration of their wedding anniversary.
Lose something at church? We have several items in our lost and found located at the Grace front desk outside the offices.
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 March 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