October 5 - 12, 2021
For Worship services and Children's sermons please visit our YouTube channel.
Blumenthal Performing Arts has begun a new program that gives the faith community an opportunity to attend Broadway touring musical theatre productions and then a themed social issue discussion meeting, Community Cue, based around the musical.

The Parish Life Committee sees this program as an excellent opportunity for fellowship!
We can come together for great music and story, and then discuss how our faith impacts how we experience the show.

The upcoming show, RENT will be our first fellowship musical and discussion.

Tuesday, November 9th, at 7:30 pm is the official Grace night to attend the show - we would like to invite you!

 The social discussion is scheduled for a week later,
on November 16th, at St. John's Baptist Church
300 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte, NC 28204.

You can read more about the social discussion HERE.

The ticket prices will depend on how many attend in our group and how soon we order. The tickets should be $50 or less each.

In order for us to get the best price, please let us know you'd like to come by OCTOBER 7th via texting Irene Pointon, 704-517-5403.
Flu Shot Clinic at Grace!

THIS Saturday, October 9th, from 9am- 1pm in the Fellowship Hall. Shots are available for people 3 years and older.


With insurance, your shot will be free. If you do not have insurance and need cost information, please email Pr. Rachel.

Thanks to Robyn and Justin Anderson for connecting us to this great opportunity!
Only One Week Left to Sign Up!!
Tales of Talent - Recently, two members of the Grace Family were willing to share their talents and our congregation has certainly been blessed by their generosity. Ryan Brown, Sr. refurbished the bench in the Cremains Garden and Julie Bagley-Elder created the barn quilt that now hangs in the southern entry to our building. In addition to the final products, we hope you will find meaning in the conversations we share today. Click HERE to read more.
Worship Assistant Rotations!

Click HERE for the new Worship Assistant Schedule.
Schedule Conflicts:

Just like before, if you get 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!
A big thank you from WELCM to everyone who was a part of making our benefit concert on 9/17 such a success and an uplifting evening! Thank you to the campus ministry committee and Grace Council for hosting the reception, to Dr. Jeremy Mims and Prof. Craig Allen and Pr. Jesse Canniff-Kuhn for offering their musical gifts, and our students Max Hathaway, Courtney Franklin, and peer minister Grace Tristan for sharing their testimony of what makes WELCM a place that feels like good news for them. And thank you so much to those who made financial contributions to bolster campus ministry in a challenging season. Thank you for making an investment that waters the seeds we are planting for the future of campus ministry and the future of the church! We’re so grateful for your support.
Children's Choir Rehearsals

Led by Irene Pointon and supported by our Music Interns, Children's Choir is for K-5th graders, and meets most Sundays from 2:50 to 3:30pm.

Come learn music skills and songs to share! If you'd like more information, please contact Irene Pointon HERE.
Finance Chair Needed

We have a dynamic group of volunteers at Grace who serve as our financial officers, yet we need still someone who can call our committee together and send its recommendations to Council for its consideration. That person might be YOU! If you are interested in helping us operate more effectively as a committee, and willing to serve as our chair, please let the Church Office know.
Ladies In Faith Together
Join us for our next meeting scheduled on:
Saturday, October 16 at 2 pm.
At the Harris residence. You are invited to bring snacks to share.
Our discussion will be around "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Contact Karen with any questions.
Sunday School classes for Grade 7 - Adult Sundays at 10:00am

Click each class name for more details

Women’s Sunday School Class with Ruth Wasserman


Men's Bible Study - led by class members
Music Ministry Rehearsals
Grace Ringers meets on Monday evenings at 6:20pm.

Grace Alone meets on Monday evenings at 7:20pm; this group leads every week in the 8:30am service.

Parish Choir meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm; this ensemble sings in the 11:00am service.

I hope you will consider joining us! Contact Jeremy for more information.
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!
Needs for this week:
+ Cans of green beans & corn
+ Pasta sauce
+ Pancake syrup
+ Toilet paper
+ Paper towels
+ Cleaning supplies
+ Menstrual products
+ Deodorant - men & women
*bold is especial need
Please take your donations to HOPE. Click HERE for drop-off times.
HOPE is now open on Tuesday nights from 6-7:30pm for individuals needing assistance.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for our
Memorials & Honor Gifts
Click the image for our
October Birthdays

The Sanctuary Candle for the month of October is given by
Donna and Rick Richter in honor of Pr. Gregg and Pr. Rachel.

The Altar Flowers for Sunday, October 10 are given by Linda and Raymond Zieverink in honor of our grandson Reece Edward Ellis Sayre's first birthday and to the Glory of God.

If you would like to sponsor Altar Flowers please click HERE.
Good Samaritan Fund

Are you in need? How about someone you know? At the June meeting, Council voted to allocate the undesignated memorial funds from 2020 to the Good Samaritan Fund, with the intention that the funds might offer help to members of Grace who could use a little financial assistance. As one member of Council put it, "We need to help the helpers and not try to pour from an empty cup. Hopefully these resources can help with that."

To request assistance from this fund, please contact either of the pastors. All assistance is confidential.
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 Oct. 3
Click HERE for the week of Oct. 10
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!
August Giving and Expenses
August Received $45,018
August Expenses $48,763
Budgeted to Spend $57,902
YTD Received $385,468
YTD Expenses $383,302
YTD Budgeted to Spend $463,216
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