November 2 - 9, 2021
For Worship services and Children's sermons please visit our YouTube channel.

Please note the November Sunday
worship schedule:

Sunday, November 7: ONE service at 10am
(All Saints Sunday; Celebration after; Missional Spending Plan Forum #1)

Sunday, November 14: services at 8:30 & 11am
(Missional Spending Plan Forum #2 following 11am worship)

Sunday, November 21: ONE service at 10am (Christ the King Sunday; Annual Meeting at 11:30am)

Sunday, November 28: services at 8:30 & 11am

This Sunday, we made our Commitments to God and Grace for 2022! 

Thank you to everyone who brought their Commitment forward in worship, committed online, and/or mailed your commitment in!

This coming Sunday, we will announce and celebrate the number of Commitments made and the total amount committed thus far!

Join us after worship (ONE service this Sunday, at 10am) to celebrate the commitments we've made and to talk about our hopes for the coming year of CONNECTING. (And stick around for the Missional Spending Plan forum, as well!)

If you've not yet had the chance to make your 2022 commitment, the opportunity has not ended!
You can still mail your card to the office, or use one of our two digital options shared below.

Every commitment matters! Every commitment strengthens the ministry of Grace. We give thanks for your commitment to God, Grace, and CONNECTING in 2022!


If you would like to make your 2022 commitment via the Commitment Google Form, please click here.

If you would like to make your 2022 commitment via Realm, please click here for instructions on how to do so.
All Saints Sunday
THIS Sunday, November 7, 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. Please submit names by Wednesday.
We are Growing through Your Gifts!
Over the last few weeks, several 2021 goal projects have happened, thanks to your faithful giving!
Growing in Ministry Excellence - Did you notice how incredible the organ music was on Sunday? While we are continually blessed by wonderful musical skill, we had the added delight of hearing the newly restored organ for Reformation! Here's a look at our pipes being repaired, replaced, and tuned.
Before on the left, after on the right - the color is better in person, come see it!
Growing Across All Generations - You probably DIDN'T notice that the carpet on the stairs leading up and down from the Narthex, and the balcony, has been replaced - the new carpet matches that well! But indeed we DID have the stairs and balcony re-carpeted, removing mushy degraded padding and fraying seams to ensure that the stairs are sturdy to walk on and pose no tripping hazards, which is a gift to everyone who walks in this space.

Thank you for your generosity, which keeps us Growing!

Our congregation picnic was held on October 24th, and it was a wonderful time of food and fellowship! (In fact, it was so wonderful that some of us forgot to take pictures - if you have any, please share them with us!)

It's been a long time since we could gather for a meal, and thanks to Parish Life's thoughtful planning for an open-air space, we were able to do so. We give thanks for everyone who prepared the space, made sides, decorated, and planned. We give thanks for Walker and his delicious barbeque! And we especially give thanks to everyone who was able to join us for this great afternoon together!
2021 Congregation Annual Meeting
November 21 at 11:30am
(following the combined worship service)
Mark your calendar for this year's meeting on Nov. 21.

More information about this meeting and our Missional Spending Plan Forums (on Nov 7 & 14) will be sent out later this week.
Dear Grace Family,
We are saddened to inform you that Ann Johnson died on Monday, November 1.
In the sure and certain hope of the resurrection, we entrust Ann to God.
Our sympathy and prayers enfold her family in this time of grief.

A memorial service will be held at Greene's Funeral Home at 2pm on November 22.
Dear Grace Family,
We are saddened to inform you that Madeline Hazen died on Thursday, October 21.

Click HERE for the link to the obituary. Click HERE for the link to the Celebration of Life Service.

Our sympathy and prayers enfold her family, especially Harry, in this time of grief.
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!
LIFT - Ladies In Faith Together
Our November meeting will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 11:30am at The White House - next to Grace Lutheran Church
Kerri Howley has graciously agreed to serve as hostess and will provide turkey for a Thanksgiving themed lunch - everyone is invited to bring a side or dessert.
We will be discussing Matthew 5:4, Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Contact Karen Harris with any questions.
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.
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!

HOPE is now open on Tuesday nights from 6-7:30pm for individuals needing assistance.
Needs for this week:
+ Pancake Mix & Syrup
+ Soup
+ Condiments
+ Jelly
+ Distilled Vinegar
+ Salad Dressing
+ Butter/Margarine
+ Sugar & Flour
+ Ground Beef
Please take your donations to HOPE. Click HERE for drop-off times.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for our current Prayer List
Click the image for our
Memorials & Honor Gifts
Click the image for our
November Birthdays

The Sanctuary Candle for the month of November is given by
Linda Bailey in loving memory of my husband Mike Bailey.

The Altar Flowers for November 7 are given by Stephanie and Brian Beer in memory of Brian's mother, Pat Beer.

One vase available for November 7.

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. 31
Click HERE for the week of Nov. 7
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!
September Giving and Expenses
September Received $51,219
September Expenses $42,282
Budgeted to Spend $57,902
YTD Received $436,687
YTD Expenses $425,584
YTD Budgeted to Spend $521,118
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