January 18 - 25, 2022

For Worship services please visit our YouTube channel.

Council Installation
This year we had hoped to install our Council and Officers in-person, but the winter weather did not comply. Instead, we installed them at the beginning of our Zoom meeting. If you would like to see this year's Council, click HERE for the video of their installation.
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.

Thank you for helping us begin this Partnership Program!
2022 Altar Flower Sign-Up
It has been a long-standing tradition at Grace for members to sponsor the weekly flowers to honor or in memory of family and friends.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. You will also be asked to add the dedication of the flowers and to let us know if you will be picking up the flowers after the 11:00 service or another day of the week. If you do pick up the flowers, please return the liner(s) to the Church.

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 January 31. Contact the church office with any questions or if you need a form.
Please note we will have one service at 10:00am on Sunday, January 30.
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. 
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.
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
Our partner, HOPE, has changing needs each week based on what is and isn't delivered to their food pantry. If you'd like to help with food donations, you can check this list each week to see what they need most!

HOPE is now open on Tuesday nights from 6-7:30pm for individuals needing assistance.

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 2022 Worship Assistant Schedule.
Schedule Conflicts:
If you are scheduled for a Sunday when you'll be unavailable, we just need you to make a quick phone call to swap with another volunteer. Then, let somebody at the Church Office know about the change (so we can update the schedule). It's as easy as that!

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 23, please click HERE.
You are invited to hear Claudia Smith Brinson, award-winning South Carolina journalist, discuss the Rev. Cecil August Ivory, Rock Hill’s iconic civil rights leader, Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m.

Her talk at the Rock Hill Main Library, 138 E. Black St., will be the keynote address of the Annual Meeting of the Friends of York County Library. It will also be available online via Zoom to members and nonmembers.

Click HERE for more information and the Zoom link.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church is sponsoring
a two hour program on dementia on 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