September 22 - 29, 2020
This past Sunday afternoon, Grace's Council decided to identify a new date for returning to in-person worship. Grace will resume offering in-person worship opportunities on October 18, similar to the way we did several months ago.

Click here to read a brief update from Pr. Gregg regarding this decision and a glance at the coming weeks.

Click here to see several brief summary points.

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!
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!

We have been enjoying worshiping together via Facebook Premiere at 10am (and we know many others are also worshiping with us on Facebook and YouTube throughout the day). Our Facebook Live Coffee Hours at 11am continue to provide thought-provoking conversation as well as fun insights and connections with one another. Many friends, family members, and visitors also join us, and we are so glad to have these opportunities to be together while apart!

We look forward to being with you online again this Sunday!
Click the video image for the
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Worship Service Video
from September 20.

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.

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, September 27, 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!

The next Bishop of the South Carolina Synod, the Rev. Virginia Solveig Aebischer, will be installed to the office of bishop on Sunday, October 4 at 3pm!


This is a great and joyous occasion for our whole synod, as we join together (virtually) to welcome our new bishop, rejoicing in God's continued guidance as we move into the future. Installations for bishops happen the same way as they do for pastors: within the worship service. This service will include not only the recognition of our new bishop's ministry, but also provide us with some Gospel hope in these uncertain times.

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the page where the installation will be shown and feel free to save it, however your web browser allows.
Click on the video image for a message from South Carolina Synod Bishop Ginny Aebischer regarding some important staffing updates.

Click here to read the announcement.
Children, Youth, and Adult Sunday School

This fall, our Learning Committee is creating at-home Sunday School for our 2 year olds - 12th graders! We are using "An Illustrated Earth: Celebrating God's Creation" and exploring the world God has made. There are specific materials for different age groups, but we'll all study the same Scripture passages each week.

This curriculum can also be used by adults and families! If you are not in the 2yr - 12th grade range, but would like to receive the materials for this fall's Creation Sunday School, please email Pr. Rachel here.
What's Happening with Hospitality?
Our Equipping Ourselves for Hospitality Goal for 2020 is well underway! A lot will be happening in the next few months, and we want to share the excitement with you! We'll use this block to post updates on the projects, as well as ways you can take part, so keep an eye out each week.

+Furniture for the Conference Room is being selected and will be ordered by the end of the month (check back soon, we'll need volunteers to help assemble these pieces when they arrive)

+We have painting plans underway and expect to begin the process of brightening up our Sunday School rooms the week of October 5th.

+We've gotten quotes for new flooring in the men's Bible study room and the conference room and will be scheduling those installations shortly.

+We're gathering quotes for window treatments that will brighten our space, look great from the outside, and provide more safety for evening meetings.

This is just the beginning of what we're working on; even more excitement is coming!

If you haven't yet volunteered, and would like to be part of these great projects, click here to let the Planning Team know. Thanks to those who have already signed up to help 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!
YCCS BBQ Fundraiser
Saturday, October 10
11am - 3pm
Enjoy Walker’s BBQ (we all know how good it is!) and support the York County Choral Society in our 40th year. All orders should be placed on-line by October 5 using the YCCS website (
We will practice social distancing, so please stay in your car and a volunteer will deliver your order to your car.

Click on the Walker's BBQ image for more information.
If you have any questions, contact Nora Sliney 803.493.5001.
Men's Bible Study

Join us for a Men's Book Study on Sunday mornings at 9am via Zoom - currently, we are studying "Man Alive" by Patrick Morley. 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!
Click on the video image for a message from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. This week, Bishop Eaton talks to the church about the way Lutherans talk about sin and grace.
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.
Dear Grace Family,
I appreciate all the cards and calls I've received.
-Kay Lynes
Thank you for feeding and loving our WELCM students!
WELCM thanks our Grace Lutheran family for all your support, and especially for providing meals for our students this fall. All our Fall dates are filled now, but we will be reaching out again in the Spring! Please hold our students and our campus in your prayers during this extra challenging semester. -Olga-Maria
Help our Kids & Families with School!

Do you love a certain school subject? Are you passionate about education? You could help our Grace families thrive in hybrid/virtual school this year!

In talking to parents about the upcoming school year, the current number-one support Grace can offer is HOMEWORK and TUTORING HELP. Parents are going to be doing their best to help their kids learn and thrive in this environment, but we can all use a little help, especially for those subjects outside of our everyday fields.

If you'd like to offer your support to our families, please click HERE.
Thank you for supporting our families!
Young Youth & GYM are back in session!

More information about this year has been emailed directly to YY & GYM families. Please email Pr. Rachel with any questions.
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 ( 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 September 20
Click here for the week of September 27
The Community Relations Council of Rock Hill is sponsoring Race Equity Month during the month of September. To learn more click on the image.
The City of Rock Hill is HIRING

Looking for work? Have you thought about coming to work for the benefit of your own community? Do you have good skills, a strong work ethic and a great attitude? Then check out the City of Rock Hill’s job listing. Many great opportunities are available with great benefits. Click HERE to learn more.
Congregation Connections
Click the image for
our current
Grace Prayer List
Click the image for our
September Birthdays
Click the image for our
October Birthdays
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 contact 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.
August Giving and Expenses

August Received $43,426
August Expenses $45,221
Budgeted to Spend $50,852

YTD Received $440,165
YTD Expenses $365,771
YTD Budgeted to Spend $406,816
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.
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