Grace-St. Luke's offerings would not be possible without the countless volunteers who give of themselves to make our glorious worship and vital programs happen. Please consider volunteering your time, talent and gifts to help one or more of our groups with their purpose. In addition to worship, the Vestry and the Clergy-Staff Team invite able-bodied individuals to get involved in the sustainability of Grace-St. Luke’s and have provided Parish Life Ministry Areas online and for pickup in the public spaces. For more about investing in life at GSL, contact Stewardship Associate Chapman Morrow (cmorrow [at] gracestlukes [dot] org) (901-252-6328) or complete the following form.
The Altar Guild has charge of all the linens, vessels, flowers, and other elements that prepare the altar and chancel for worship. The Altar Guild is coordinated by 20lucy.mcl [at] comcast [dot] net" target="_blank">Altar Guild Directress Lucy McLemore.
All men of Grace-St. Luke's are, by definition, members of the Grace-St. Luke's Crossmen. The Crossmen raise money to fund a variety of parish needs, and their primary means of fundraising is serving breakfast from 8:45 to 9:15 every Sunday morning. Weekly cook teams are coordinated by Preston Wilson (ppdub [at] aol [dot] com).
The church office relies on volunteers to answer the phones during clergy-staff meetings, the receptionist's lunch time, and for other occasions as well as to assist with special administrative projects. To assist the clergy and staff in this key way, 20ahuber [at] gracestlukes [dot] org" target="_blank">contact Abby Huber, Parish House Receptionist & Ministry Associate.
The Hearts and Hands group meets weekly on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the H&H Room for fellowship, sandwiches, Bible study with the clergy, and continue their handwork: knit warm items for More Than A Meal guests, create patchwork palettes for the homeless and more. With happy hearts and busy hands, they support many pastoral and community needs. For more information, contact Edith Heller (hrheller3 [at] comcast [dot] net).
The Fellowship Committee plans receptions and social events throughout the year. This committee serves a need within GSL by bringing together parishioners for food, fun and, of course, fellowship. More organizers, shoppers, cooks, decorators, and servers are always needed and welcome to get involved. For more information, contact Janet Wyatt (tomtwo2 [at] bellsouth [dot] net).
How we care for one another is one of the most telling ways in which we live out our discipleship and demonstrate our love for one other. Pastoral Care ministry is shared by clergy and lay participants. Pastoral Care Team members ensure members of our community are cared for and loved in times of illness, family crisis, births, deaths, as well as in times of celebration. Contacts include cards, visits, meal and flower deliveries and Eucharistic visits. If your sense of vocation is to participate in Pastoral Care, contact the Rev. Ollie Rencher (orencher [at] gracestlukes [dot] org) for discernment about this ministry.
Welcomers and greeters are vital to our parish. They make sure visitors feel at home, and direct newcomers to the nursey, restrooms, parish hall, and other locations. The welcoming committee also follows up with visitors who want to learn more about our parish. Welcomers are coordinated by Linda Stine (lstine [at] gracestlukes [dot] org).
The Athletic Committee is comprised of members who are Grace-St. Luke's School Parents and Guardians, Parishioners and Coaches and serve as an advisory board to the church Athletic Director. Term limits are two terms; with the opportunity to serve once and serve 2 consecutive terms. The committee meets approximately four times a year and does a significant amount of work by email.
Our mission is to provide player development through teaching sport fundamentals, athletic competition in a Christ-centered environment, teaching sportsmanship through meaningful playing time, coaching leadership, developing deeper friendships with players, parents and coaches and valuing the safety and wellbeing of all sports participants.