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Deepening Community in Summer 2022

Join us on Sundays June 12 through September 4.

  • 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Extraordinary Music
  • 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Community CoffeeBreakfast
  • 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Coffee & Conversation

Worship and Fellowship.  In a thriving and growing parish of 450+ households, the GSL family coming together with neighbors and friends for worship and fellowship is bound to deepen relationships and strengthen the body of Christ.  Join our family community in serving God from the corner of Peabody and Belvedere in Midtown Memphis.  Spread the word!

On Sunday, September 11, GSL will resume two morning and one evening service, formation for all ages, fellowship, and more.  

Compline, Facebook Live

Join us on Facebook for Compline every Wednesday, 8-8:15 p.m.

Parish Office Hours (Summer)

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: Clergy & Staff work remotely

Public Theology: Lively Faith in Casual Conversation

Join a member of the clergy and your fellow GSL members for informal conversation about faith and life a laidback, casual environment. On the first and third Thursdays of June, July, and August, we’ll gather in the backroom of a local establishment starting at 5 p.m. The conversation will continue for an hour or so. No reservations or signing up needed, just show up! For more information, visit gracestlukes.org/public-theology

Contact: Fr. Jesse at jesse.abell@gracestlukes.org or 901-252-6330.

Coffee with the Clergy

Throughout the summer, your clergy invite you to join us for casual conversation over coffee (or tea or something else) at Otherlands Coffee Bar. One of your priests will be there on the second Wednesday of June, July, and August, from 11 a.m. to noon. There’s no agenda, and no need to sign up. Just come and join us for fellowship and good conversation. For more information, visit gracestlukes.org/coffee-with-the-clergy
Contact: Fr. Jesse at jesse.abell@gracestlukes.org or 901-252-6330.

Youth

High School: 901 in the Big Easy, June 6-9
Middle School: Metamorphic Memphis, June 22-24

Live at GSL: Celebrating 901 in Shelby Farms Park

This June, the popular Live at GSL series is headed to Shelby Farms Park! This is an all-ages event that will feature many of the exciting elements of the park: bikes, canoes, kayaks, golf cart tours of the park, a food truck, and more. Join your GSL community at Shelby Farms on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Click here to register. 

Parish Hall Forum

June 12, First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday, 9:15-9:45 a.m.
MICAH Organizer and Shelby County Voter Alliance Activist Meggan Wurzburg Kiel will discuss the critical need for non-partisan GOTV (Get Out the Vote) efforts in Shelby County. Did you know that according to the Shelby County Election Commission there are 565,000 active voters registered? In 2020, 380,000 voted in the general election, which represents half of the voters who turned out in 2018.

Dedication of New Piano

Sunday, June 12, 10 a.m. 

Piano Concert by Brian Locke

Monday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. – The Grace-St. Luke’s Friends of Music Guild* presents Chicago-based pianist Brian Locke, who will give a piano concert to dedicate both instruments and will be joined by Memphis Symphony concertmaster Barrie Cooper to present César Franck’s incredible “Sonata in A Major for Piano & Violin.” A reception will follow. 

Belvedere Chamber Music Festival

The 16th Annual Belvedere Chamber Music Festival will be at Grace-St. Luke’s June 15-18, 2022. Concerts are each evening at 7:30 and on Thursday and Friday afternoons at 3. It has been presented each year at Grace-St. Luke’s since 2007. It is produced by Luna Nova Music for the purpose of featuring masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as new works by young, aspiring composers. The festival features twenty performers from Memphis and around the world. Some of the composers featured in this year’s festival are Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Bartok, Barber, and Bernstein. Programs last approximately an hour with no intermission. All concerts are free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception in Trezevant Hall after the concert on Wednesday night. Please come and invite friends and neighbors. All the specific program details will be at belvederefestival.org or by emailing lunanovamusic@gmail.com or calling its director Patricia Gray at 901-493-0958.

Vacation Bible School

Be ready for some summer fun in the garden with Grace-St. Luke’s! The Abundant Life Garden Project from Episcopal Relief and Development teaches how Water, Soil, Seeds, Animals, and Harvest are important both in our faith and on the Earth. Through Bible stories, games and activities we will learn how to be good stewards of God’s creation and learn the stories of people throughout the world. This five-session VBS will be on Wednesday nights, June 22 – July 20 from 5:30-8 p.m., and will include dinner every night before we begin programming. VBS is open to rising JK through rising 5th graders. There will be nursery available with Preschool adaptations of the activities for our littlest gardeners! We will also need Adult Helpers and Youth Helpers—reach out to Mary Shea if you or your youth would like to volunteer! Register here: tinyurl.com/GSLVBS2022.

MICAH Summer Post Card Writing Party

Sunday, July 17, following the 10 a.m. service. On July 17, Social Justice and MICAH will host a Summer Postcard Writing Party following the 10 a.m. service. This is timed to remind voters about the August election. Early voting is July 15-July 30, with Election Day THURSDAY, August 4.

Posted by Lucy Anne Owens at 13:33