Sunday Morning Formation

A diversity of Sunday and weekday formation programs and events are offered to support faith journeys and discipleship growth. In addition to offerings presented by the parish clergy and lay ministers, guest speakers are from the Memphis community and beyond. The following Sunday Parish Hall Forum events take place in Trezevant Hall, accessible from the 1720 Peabody Avenue "Church Offices | Trezevant Hall" entrance to the Parish House (west/left of the church building from the parking lot with two flagpoles).

August 14

August 14, Ninth Sunday after Pentecost | Blessing of the Backpacks and BLTs Blessing of the Backpacks at the 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist followed by BLTs in Trezevant Hall. Every owner of a backpack is invited to bring it to the 10 a.m. liturgy, where the clergy will offer a special blessing on each one for a prosperous school year and provide bag tags. All are invited to Trezevant Hall for fellowship including bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwiches and refreshments. Spread the word about this fun annual event and opportunity for community-building!

August 21

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost | Day after GSL School 75th Anniversary Celebration Conversation with New Head of School Dr. Andy Surber, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. In the life of our pre-kindergarten to 8th grade parish school, July 1 marked a new ministry for Dr. Andy Surber following the 11-year ministry of Mr. Thor Kvande. Surber comes to Grace-St. Luke’s School from Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, California (2013-2022, Assistant Head of School and Head of Lower School) and served before at GSL School (2009-2013, Head of Lower School). Holding successful experience and degrees in organizational change, leadership, and child development, Dr. Surber brings expertise, enthusiasm, and a pledge to excellence to GSL School as it marks its 75th anniversary beginning with a celebration event on Saturday, August 20 at the Anchor Center. Father Ollie Rencher, Rector, who served on the Head of School Search Committee, will interview Dr. Surber for attendees to learn about an exciting new season. Come and welcome Dr. Surber to GSL! Explore

August 28

August 28, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost and Episcopal School Sunday. Episcopal School Sunday observed 10 a.m. at Grace-St. Luke’s Church. Today marks our celebration of the approximately 1,200 Episcopal schools and early childhood education programs throughout The Episcopal Church including our parish school founded in 1947. It is our custom in the early weeks of a new academic year to invite School administration, faculty, staff, and student households to join the parish for worship and to offer commissioning prayers for those who minister, teach and learn. A reception will follow in Trezevant Hall. GSL School prepares boys and girls to become creative problem solvers, confident lifelong learners, and responsible citizens in their communities and the world. Learn about the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) at and more about GSL School at

September 4

September 4, Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Community Breakfast 8:30-9:15 a.m. followed by 9:15-10:15 Coffee and Refreshments

September 11

September 11, Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Parish Life Festival including Worship, Breakfast, Lunch & Ministry Information | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Celebrate the launch of fall 2022 parish life offerings through a full morning and afternoon of events! Abundant life at GSL includes Sunday and weekday worship, formation, and community-building for adults, youth, and children; small groups; outreach and social justice; music; fellowship; and special events. Festival includes worship services, breakfast by the Crossmen, taco and fajita bar provided by Swanky’s, Sweet Magnolia gelato, live music, children and youth activities, and signup and take-away information about life at GSL and ways to engage fall and future months. Spread the word and dress comfortably to explore and participate in as much as you wish. | 8 am. Worship; 8:45-9:30 Breakfast in Trezevant Hall; 9:15-10:15 Outdoor and Indoor Mingling and Ministry Information; 10:30 Worship; 11:30 Outdoor and Indoor Lunch, Gelato and Fellowship. Nursery for infants through six-year-olds, 7:45 a.m. to Noon.


Previous formation offerings that were video recorded are available here. 
Previous audio recordings are available here.