GRACE NOTES
October 27 - November 3, 2020
This weekend Grace will continue in-person worship opportunities, offering two chances to worship in the Sanctuary, in addition to our online offering.

Click here to see several brief summary points regarding in-person worship.

We appreciate your patience as we revise and update our plan for a return to in-person worship, and your prayerful participation as we continue together in the ministry we share!


Click the video to hear from Pr. Gregg about how to participate in worship in the Sanctuary.
Please be sure to watch this video before attending in-person!
Remembering Our Loved Ones

Click here to share names for our list of loved ones whom we shall remember this Sunday, November 1 for All Saints Sunday.
Please submit names by Thursday.
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Click here to signup for in-person worship this Sunday at 8:30.

Click here to signup for in-person worship this Sunday at 11:00.
Daylight-Saving Time Ends
It's time to fall back! Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night.
While we are physically apart in the coming weeks, there are still many ways for us to be church together. We invite you to connect with one another by phone and make use of the resources in this publication, too!
Sundays with Grace

Our Sunday morning worship and fellowship opportunities are going strong!

Remember our schedule shifted;

Facebook Premiere now beginning at 11am

Facebook Live Coffee Hour starting at noon

We look forward to being with you online again this Sunday!
Click the video image for
Reformation Sunday
Worship Service Video
from October 25.


Click here for the worship guide.
Click the video image for the Children's Sermon


We invite you to "like", comment on, and share these videos!
Each Sunday we continue to worship together online. These services are posted on the Grace Facebook page and on our website.
Growing Grace: Planting Seeds in Faith
Stewardship for All Seasons Fall 2020
Growing in Ministry Excellence

This Sunday we learned about our second stewardship goal for 2021
and heard from Walker and Frances Stockley about what that goal will provide in the coming year. Click the video to hear from the Stockleys.
Click the images to see the Growing in Ministry Excellence bulletin insert from Sunday.
In "Caught You Caring", the Stewardship Committee highlights some of the great stewardship of gifts they've noticed recently and says THANKS!

Click here to see the latest CYCs thanking Pastor Gregg, Pastor Rachel, Jim Alfors, Doug Pointon, the Hospitality Project Planning Team, the Conference Room Consultants, and the Painters.
WORSHIP ASSISTANT VIDEOS CONTINUE

We have been blessed to see one another in worship through our online worship assistants!

If you are interested in providing a worship assistant video, please click here to sign up for this Sunday, November 1, and Pr. Gregg will contact you with the details you'll need.

Thanks to all who have helped lead us in worship so far and all those who will be leading us in the weeks to come!
Grace's Congregation Meeting - Nov 15th at 1pm

Mark your calendar for this year's meeting, which will be held virtually.

More information about this meeting and our Ministry Spending Plan Forums (on Nov 1st & 8th) will be sent out later this week.

Call-In Option:

If you plan to attend our virtual meeting, but need to participate in the Zoom meeting by calling-in (as opposed to using the video function), please let us know! We need to make arrangements for someone to call you and receive your votes.
What's Happening with Hospitality?
Updates on our 'Equipping Ourselves for Hospitality' Goal for 2020.

Newest Improvements:

+The Conference Room has carpet! With a new floor and beautiful paint, we are well on our way to a true conference room!

+Rooms 113, 109, 107, & 101 are glowing brightly with fresh paint and 108 is nearly done

+Room 101 now has much-need additional lighting, upgraded light panels, and a dimmer switch, courtesy of Jim Alfors and Doug Pointon

+A countertop cabinet has been purchased for Room 101 and the closet doors are being painted and re-knobbed

Coming Soon:

+The Conference Room window blinds will be installed Wednesday, then the table will be constructed in the room, and chairs will follow

+We will have the new floor in Room 101 installed in the next few weeks

+Room 108 will get one more coat of paint and several more rooms will be underway

If you haven't yet volunteered & would like to be part of these great projects, click here to let the Planning Team know. Thanks to those who have already helped with various projects throughout our building!

Your continued generosity this year has paved the way for us to jump into these projects, knowing we have the financial and faith-filled support we need to make our Hospitality goal a reality! Thank you!
Click on the video image for a message from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.

Bishop Eaton shares with us the important blessing that science is for all of us, and the gifts of guidance it offers in this time.
Race and Reconciliation
Thursday, Oct. 29
Race and Reconciliation is sponsoring a Zoom meeting on Generational Trauma: Health Disparities with Covid-19. Click on the image to learn more. If you are interested in attending click here and let us know.
Men's Bible Study

Join us for a Men's Book Study on Sunday mornings at 9:30am via Zoom - note the new starting time!

Beginning Sunday, November 8, we will be studying "Unafraid " by Adam Hamilton. Each week we are led by a different member of our group of 'Men-in-Training' and the conversation has been meaningful. Those interested in participating should contact Pr. Gregg to get added to the Realm group where the meeting link is posted. There's always room for one more!
We want YOU to participate in the next virtual hymn sing!

Young or old, if you love hymns as much as we do, send us an email (music@gracerockhill.com) so we can send you more information about how to rehearse with us and add your voice to our sound for the next hymn sing!
Offering Our Gifts to God - Monetary Offering

Part of our worship is offering our gifts to God. While we are apart, it is still faithful to offer our gifts. You can give in several ways:
  • 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 these last few months - 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.
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 October 25
Click here for the week of November 1
Congregation Connections
Click the image for
our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for
our current
Memorials & Honorariums
Click the image
for our
October Birthdays
Click the image
for our
November Birthdays
Our Daily Bread

We have several copies of the September, October, and November devotionals. If you would like us to mail you a copy, please email the church.
Grace's Congregational Directory
Stay connected with each other. If you are a member of Grace or know a member who would like a printed copy of our Congregational Directory, please email the church office.
Can We Help?
This pandemic has affected each of us, but may have affected us in different ways. If you are in need of help (of any kind), please reach out to the pastors.
We can find connections to resources and/or support together.
We want to walk with you.
Please call or email us.
September Giving and Expenses

September Received $63,082
September Expenses $39,955
Budgeted to Spend $50,852

YTD Received $503,172
YTD Expenses $405,726
YTD Budgeted to Spend $457,668
Stay connected! Click on the links below!
In-person activities at
Grace Lutheran Church are suspended until further notice.
At this time, please do not come
to the church building.
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