October 25 - November 1, 2022
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This past Sunday, we made our stewardship commitments for 2023!

Thank you to everyone who has made their commitment, in person or online.

This coming Sunday, we will celebrate the commitments that we have made. We will share the current number of households who have made commitments and the total amount committed. We hope you'll join us between services for refreshments and fellowship as we celebrate together!


If you have not had a chance to make your commitment, please take some time this week to prayerfully consider how God is calling you to support the mission we share at Grace. Then, you can make your commitment in one of these ways:

+ Clicking HERE to use the Digital Commitment Card
+ Entering your commitment in Realm (instructions HERE)
+ Bringing your Commitment Card to the church office
Thank you in advance for making your commitment!
What's Going On At Grace

+Sun, Oct 30 - Services at 8:30 & 11am - Reformation, Confirmation, Celebration of Commitments, 1st Ministry Spending Plan Forum between services, Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat, Family Promise week

+Sun, Nov 6 - All Saints Sunday, 2nd Ministry Spending Plan Forum after 11am service

+Sun, Nov 13 - One Service at 10am, Burning the Mortgage, Welcoming New Members, Annual Meeting, Brunch

+Sun, Nov 27 - First Sunday of Advent

+Dec 2 - Rock Hill Christmas Parade (Grace hosting hot chocolate)

We have so many events happening in the coming months, we have created this section in the e-news to share some highlights for the upcoming 6 weeks! Many of these events have more details in other sections. This section is updated each week, so keep checking in. You can also see the full church calendar HERE.
This Sunday, October 30th, is Reformation Sunday!

We invite you to wear red as we celebrate this festival Sunday!

We will be celebrating with several of our Youth as they make their Affirmation of Baptism; we invite your prayers for them as they prepare for this faith milestone.
Fall Festival &
Grace Youth Ministry will be hosting our Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event THIS SUNDAY, October 30th from 4-6pm! Everyone is invited!

We will have games and crafts starting at 4pm, then we'll move to a costume contest, Trunk-or-Treating, and dinner together, ending by 6pm.

Trunk-or-Treat involves decorating our car trunks and handing out candy - an all-ages event!

If you'd like to host a trunk for Trunk or Treat, we'd love to have you! Please sign up HERE.

If you plan to join us for the Fall Festival, please sign up HERE so we can plan for you!

We are also inviting candy donations from the congregation to ensure our games and trunks stay well-stocked! If you'd like to make a donation, please drop candy off in the Fellowship Hall in the marked container.

We're looking forward to it and hope you are too!
Please contact Pr. Rachel with any questions.
Grace is hosting Family Promise guests: October 30 - November 6!
We need YOUR help to make this a success.
Your time and effort given to host Family Promise make a concrete difference in the lives of our guests. Creating a safe and welcoming home for a week is a blessing, and we are grateful for your participation!
We are currently in need of:

-Overnight Hosts for every night except Tuesday
Beginning at 8 pm, two volunteers (one female and one male) are needed to be a presence at the church until 7 a.m. the next morning. Air mattresses are supplied and volunteers are housed in separate classrooms.

-Dinner for Monday, Thursday, and Saturday

-Evening Hosts for every night except Tuesday
From 6-8 pm, one or two volunteers eat dinner with the families and stay to visit, play games, walk around the block, watch TV, etc.
-Tear Down assistance on Sunday, Nov 6
You can sign up to help by clicking HERE.

Questions about Grace hosting Family Promise? Contact Pr. Rachel
Sponsors needed for this
Sunday, October 30 Reformation/Celebration Sunday/Confirmation
The cost is $45.00 for one (1) or $90.00 for both (2) vases. Click HERE to sign up or contact the church office.
Race & Reconciliation in Rock Hill
Join us on Thursday, October 27 at 7pm at the Ernest G. Brown Women's and Pediatric Center, for a presentation on Agitators and Heroines: Black Women and the Charleston Hospital Workers' Campaign. Guest speaker is Dr. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight, Asst. Professor of History and African American Studies at Winthrop University. Click HERE for more information.
On Sunday, November 6, we will commemorate members of Grace Lutheran Church who, in death, have joined the Church Triumphant during this year. Then, during the prayers we will name other loved ones who have died, yet remain close to our hearts.
If you would like us to include the name of a loved one who has died in the bulletin, click HERE.
We give thanks for the many ways our congregation uses gifts and talents to the glory of God!
This month, the Stewardship Committee highlights the following people here at Grace -

+Cub Scout and Scout leaders: We are so glad to have both a Cub Scout pack and Scout troop at Grace once again! We give thanks for those who give of their time and effort to serve the children in our community in these programs. We also give thanks for the work these groups do for us, including the beautiful restoration done on our garden benches and altar, which was Griffen Stephenson's Eagle Project. Thank you, Griffen! 
+Altar Guild participants: Your unseen work keeps our worship services going smoothly! Thank you to everyone who is part of getting the Sanctuary and altar ready for worship each week. This is holy work and we are grateful for your dedication. 
+Worship Assistants: It has been wonderful having a full rotation of Worship Assistants back in worship! Each of you helps Grace praise God in a meaningful way. We give thanks for our acolytes, crucifers, lectors, petitioners, Communion assistants, ushers, and greeters!

The Stewardship Committee acknowledges & appreciates your leadership & being good stewards of your God given gifts! Thank You!
Members and friends, we are sad to inform you of the death of our brother, Ted Smelser.
Click HERE to read Ted's obituary.
We plan to celebrate Ted's life with a service in the Cremains Garden sometime in 2023 when the family can travel.
We hold close in prayer his wife, Jan, as well as his children, grandchildren, and all those who mourn this loss. We trust in the eternal promise of the resurrection and entrust Ted to the heavenly care of Jesus Christ.
There will be a service celebrating the life of Jack Lockwood at Grace on Saturday, November 5 at 11am. Members and friends of Grace are invited to attend the worship service.

Click HERE for the obituary.
Join us for Children's Word Time!
Children's Word Time is off to an excellent start! Our 8-and-under members are having a great time worshipping together during the Word portion of service.

We need adult volunteers to help facilitate CWT!
If you'd like to spend time with our kids, showing them that their faith matters, please sign up to join us for a Sunday!

If you'd like to volunteer with CWT, please click here. For more information on CWT, click here. If you have any questions, please contact the pastors; they'd love to talk further about this important part of worship!
Sunday Morning Hospitality has returned, and you're invited to take part!

Sunday Morning Hospitality at Grace is going so well! Between services on Sundays, we gather for light refreshments and fellowship. Hospitality hosts make this possible by providing refreshments, setting up, and cleaning up. We have a number of Sundays that need hosts; we hope you'll consider taking part in this fellowship event!

Please click here to sign up to host on a Sunday morning. If you have questions, please contact Pr. Rachel.
Volunteers are needed to visit with guests at the Cottage from 6:40-8:00pm on Oct. 15, 22, 29 or Nov. 5, 12. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stefany Tindale at 803.322.6570.
Biggest needs at HOPE:
Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Soap, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Laundry Detergent

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 November and December Worship Assistant Schedules.

Don't see your name? Want to join the rotation? Email the church office today!
Congregation Connections

The Sanctuary candle for the month of October is given by Sara and Steve Johnson in honor of the 2022 Confirmands.

The Altar Flowers for October 30 are available to sponsor.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month
Offering Our Gifts to God

Your gifts to Grace allow our ministry to happen! You can give in several ways:

  • Give via the offering plate in worship
  • 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 September Treasurer's Report
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!
426 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730

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

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