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2019 Schedule

Download the following Adult Formation: Winter-Spring 2019 handout by following this link.

The Parish Hall Forum (PHF), Trezevant Hall, 9:30-10:20 a.m.
Parents Connect (PC), Once a Month, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Lounge or other locations
Contemplative Prayer Group (CPG), Last Sunday of the Month, 9-9:30 a.m. in the Chapel


March 17: Second Sunday in Lent
PHF: Lenten Art Series: Scripture and Liturgy with the Rev. Amy M. George. Gone are the Glorias and the Alleulias have been buried. Beginning with Ash Wednesday and moving to Holy Week, our liturgical focus moves inward and becomes a time of awareness, contemplation, and reflection as we journey toward the cross. We will examine this shift in worship and the beauty that can be found in it.

March 24: Third Sunday in Lent
PHF: Lenten Art Series: Literature and Poetry with the Rev. Katherine Bush. Join the Rev. Katherine Bush as we explore images and ideas found in poetry that connect us to the traditional themes of Lent: Self-Examination, Repentance, and Reconciliation. By looking at these poems, we hope to further engage with our Lenten journeys.  

March 31: Fourth Sunday in Lent
CPG: Contemplative Prayer Group at 9 a.m. in the Chapel
PHF: Lenten Art Series: Visual Art with Jimpsie Ayres  & Robbie McQuiston. Join GSL Parishioners Jimpsie Ayres and Robbie McQuiston as they take a closer look into the beauty and depth gleaned from visual art. Jimpsie will speak about her personal process of creating art as a means of self-exploration, while Robbie will share about the ancient practice of iconography.
PC: Parents Connect with the Rev. Amy George in the Lounge

April 7: Fifth Sunday in Lent
PHF: Lenten Art Series: Storytelling, History, & Healing in Memphis with Dr. Tim Huebner. How can confronting the past help to heal the racial divide and build a better community in Memphis? Join Dr. Tim Huebner, Calvary parishioner and Professor of History at Rhodes College, as he reflects on the spiritual importance of storytelling from a historian’s perspective. Prof. Huebner will highlight the collaborative efforts of the Lynching Sites Project, Calvary, Rhodes, and the National Park Service in erecting new historical markers in Memphis over the past few years.

April 14: Palm Sunday
PHF: Lenten Art Series: Palm-Cross Making with GSL Hearts and Hands Fellowship. This year on Palm Sunday, join the ladies of the GSL Hearts and Hands Fellowship for a time of learning about the tradition of Palm Cross Making. The Parish Hall will be set up with work stations, supplies, and instructors to lead us through this ancient practice. GSL parishioner Charles Chandler will also host an exhibit of intricate Palm Crosses he has created. Folks of all ages, experience, and craft skills are welcome!

April 21: Easter Day
All Ages Fellowship in Trezevant Hall

April 28: Second Sunday of Easter
CPG: Contemplative Prayer Group at 9 a.m. in the Chapel
PHF: Easter: Surprised by Hope with the Rev. Ollie V. Rencher. The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is the manifestation of hope in God. From The Hymnal 1982, the body of Christ sings, “All my hope on God is founded.” The Rev. Ollie V. Rencher will share stories, images, and facilitate a conversation about hope, a foundational aspect of the faith within us, and provide a brief overview of Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, The Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church (N. T. Wright).

May 5: Third Sunday of Easter
PHF: Reflecting on the Jesus Movement in the Diocese of Delaware: Former GSL Parishioner & Bishop of Delaware, the Rt. Rev. Kevin S. Brown. The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware describes itself as the Delaware branch of the Jesus Movement, called to become a diocese growing toward reconciliation and inclusion. It intends to bridge divides, embrace differences, and seek mutual understanding. Its eleventh bishop and former GSL member, the Right Reverend Kevin S. Brown will share highlights about current and future creative ministry opportunities designed to cultivate the seeds of tomorrow’s church.
PC: Parents Connect with the Rev. Katherine Bush in the Lounge

May 12: Fourth Sunday of Easter
PHF: Hope in Scripture: Practice Resurrection with Dr. Mitzi Minor. Memphis Theological Seminary Professor, Dr. Mitzi Minor will help us to explore even more deeply the gift of hope in the resurrection of Jesus. Christians often speak of believing in resurrection without unpacking what it is and what it did for followers of Jesus. It was a “game changer” for the world. How did it open their eyes? What did it do for their lives? How might we practice resurrection today?

May 19: Fifth Sunday of Easter
PHF: Hope in Scripture: Practice Resurrection with Dr. Mitzi Minor. Memphis Theological Seminary Professor, Dr. Mitzi Minor will help us to explore even more deeply the gift of hope in the resurrection of Jesus. Christians often speak of believing in resurrection without unpacking what it is and what it did for followers of Jesus. It was a “game changer” for the world. How did it open their eyes? What did it do for their lives? How might we practice resurrection today?

May 26: Sixth Sunday of Easter
CPG: Contemplative Prayer Group at 9 a.m. in the Chapel
PHF: A Story of Hope and Healing in Mississippi: Reflections from the Rt. Rev. Duncan M. Gray III. Native Mississippian and child of the Civil Rights Movement, son and grandson of an Episcopal bishop, former Church of the Holy Communion Associate Rector (1982-1985), and retired bishop of Mississippi (2003-2015), Duncan M. Gray III will reflect on redemption and hope based on personal stories about race and reconciliation and ministry in his home state.

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