Sunday School


Infant Room (Newborn to Walking)
Toddler Room (Walking to Potty Training)
Little Lambs Room (Potty Trained to Atrium Ready)
Location: Downstairs
Nursery Staff

Sharon Campbell, Director of Children's Education, and the rest of Grace-St. Luke’s wonderful Nursery staff, provide care for our youngest parishioners, from infancy through the Kindergarten year. Little ones enjoy supervised playtime in one of our inviting nurseries during all Sunday morning offerings, including 8:00 and 10:30 am worship services, formation classes, and special events. The Nursery is located downstairs, with a direct entrance at the Red Door on Lemaster Avenue.

Children may be picked up in the Nursery prior to Communion, or at the conclusion of the service.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: GSL is privileged to host the upcoming Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I Catechist course for the Memphis area. Offered by the Good Shepherd Center, this two-year Catechist (teacher) formation course uses an all-day Saturday format (approx. six Saturdays for Part 1 and six for Part 2). Participants will finish well prepared to work with 3 to 6-year-old children in the Level I Atrium. This course begins August 25th, 2018. For registration information, or to learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, please contact Sharon Campbell, Director of Children’s Education (sharon [at] gracestlukes [dot] org). NOTE: If this opportunity interests you, but you are unable to attend the August session, please inquire about beginning in September!


Grace-St. Luke's offers Level I and Level II Atria on Sunday mornings. There, with the guidance of trained Catechists, children in Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade discover and deepen their connection to God. In keeping with Montessori principles of education, a uniquely prepared environment, the Atrium, provides encounters with materials and experiences that foster the child's innate sense of wonder and closeness to God. 

To read more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, please click here.

Level I Atrium

  • Ages:  3 to 6 years (PK, JK, and SK)
  • Time:  Sunday mornings at 9:30 until Communion in the 10:30 service
  • Place:  Atrium I (Green Room downstairs)
  • Catechists: Julie Horn & Teresa Betts
  • Catechist-in-Training: Sydney Prather

 Level II Atrium

  • Ages:  6 to 9 years (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades)
  • Time:  Sunday mornings at 9:30 until Communion in the 10:30 service
  • Place:  Atrium II (Purple Room downstairs)
  • Catechists: Pete Shearon & Eva Loftin

***Atrium children may be picked up at 10:15 to attend church with their families, but are always encouraged to stay for the duration of the session. This allows children to continue their work, take part in our closing gathering at the Prayer Table, and (NEW this year) process into the sanctuary with other Catechesis children prior to Communion. 


  • Ages:  4th & 5th grades
  • Time: Sunday mornings 9:30-10:20
  • Place: Yellow Room downstairs
  • Leader: Julie O'Bryan

Project Purpose offers 4th and 5th graders a time and space to explore the realm of “prayerful art.” Child-led prayer and the weekly Gospel lesson open each session, followed by a time of reflective creativity using a variety of artistic media.

Parents may pick up Project Purpose children in the Yellow Room following adult formation. 

Rite 13 for Middle School

Rite 13 for Middle School
6th–8th Grade; Location: Red Room, Youth Space
Taught by Youth Formation Associates Jessica Steenbergen and Addison Combs assisted by Youth Formation Intern Zeke Smith.
Rite 13 is a curriculum from Journey to Adulthood, an Episcopal youth formation series. The Rite-13 program assists young people as they begin to take the first steps of independence from their families into their own lives. The class creates a safe haven in which to explore new ideas, new interests, and new abilities.

J2A for High School

J2A for High School
9th–12th Grade; Location: Room 212 (adjacent McClure Hall)
Taught by Youth Formation Associates Jessica Steenbergen and Addison Combs assisted by Youth Formation Intern Zeke Smith.
J2A is a curriculum from Journey to Adulthood, an Episcopal youth formation series. Through Scripture reading, prayer, and fellowship, this class helps students create and understand the importance of Christian community as they develop critical thinking and other skills needed in adulthood.