Explore Worship

Explore Worship

Join us on the Journey.


All are welcome to all that we offer and to explore great musicWorship provides intentional opportunities for people to thank God for blessings known and unknown, connect with one another, be fed by Word and Sacrament, and be restored to face whatever lies ahead. Our various services offer readings from and meditations on the holy scriptures, music, and silence. Most services include sharing in Holy Communion from God’s Table as food for the journey. Community life is rooted in our Mission, Vision, and Inclusion. | Worship is available in person and via livestream and Christian Formation offerings for all ages are rich. Connection opportunities are essential and ongoing. Explore Virtual Offerings for worship and more. Seasonal editions of The Messenger share more about the abundance of our life together. The Life at GSL Guide for Worship, Christian Formation, Connecting & More outlines experiences for a typical week at GSL.



The Nursery is open for infants through 6-year-olds, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
8 a.m. Holy Eucharist with homily and hymns
8:30-9:15 a.m. Community Breakfast by the Crossmen
9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Formation Hour: Adult Parish Hall Forum and Small Group Classes; Youth and Children Classes  gracestlukes.org/discover 
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with sermon and choir, in person and virtual on our websiteYouTube, and Facebook Live. Download the leaflet for March 26 here. | Follow these links for past and upcoming services.
5 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist with Music
During this weekly evening time, offerings will include a rotating schedule of the Holy Eucharist with Music, Third Sunday Choral Evensong (September-May), and Seasonal Concerts. Evensong will be livestreamed to the GSL website, Facebook Live, and YouTube.  See Music at GSL below for additional details.


Noon-12:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist in the Chapel.  30-minute weekly service without music. First Wednesdays include prayers for healing and optional anointing with oil. Enter via the “Chapel” door on Lemaster Street or the Church Offices entrance. Spread the word.
6-7 p.m. Adult Formation Offerings (as announced)
     Explore gracestlukes.org/discover for schedule and details
8-8:15 p.m. Compline (Night Prayers) on Facebook Live 


Join us via livestream on Facebook LiveYouTube, and GSL Live on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. for a Service of Holy Eucharist with music according to The Book of Common Prayer.  Whether or not you have a Facebook account, you can access the livestream on Facebook using this simple URL: www.facebook.com/gracestlukes. And if you need additional instructions, we have also prepared a step-by-step guide.


Follow this link to learn more about Music at GSL.

March 5: Benjamin-Minden Birkenmaier, guitar
March 12: Alisa Horn, cello
March 19: Choral Evensong
March 26: Steve Lee, piano
April 2: A Meditation on the Passion of Christ with Carols
April 9: Easter, N/A
April 16: Benjamin Minden-Birkenmaier, guitar
April 23: Jeanne Simmons, flute
April 30: Steve Lee, piano
May 7: The Memphis Boy & Girl Choir
May 14: Alisa Horn, cello
May 21: Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Ascension with the choirs from GSL and Church of the Nativity, Huntsville, AL
Choral Evensong: Third Sundays, January 15, February 19, March 19, and May 21, 5 p.m. One of the ancient and modern aspects of the Anglican/Episcopal tradition is the beautiful service of Choral Evensong (sung Evening Prayer). This contemplative liturgy is led by a member of the clergy and the choir with hymns sung by the congregation and enhanced with incense. Each includes the Magnificat (Song of Mary), Nunc Dimittis (Song of Simeon), and an anthem. 

  • A Service in Observance of Candlemas, the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ, January 29, 5 p.m.
  • The Memphis Boy & Girl Choir sing February 26 at 5 p.m., the First Sunday of Lent 
  • Sunday, March 26, 6 p.m. | Dr. Patrick A. Scott in Concert
    Join me for a solo organ recital on the Grace-St. Luke’s organ. Works will include pieces by Edward Elgar, Max Reger, Gerre Hancock, and an improvisation on a submitted theme. A reception will follow.
  • Meditation on the Passion of Christ with Carols on Palm Sunday, April 2, at 5 p.m.
  • Concert with the Memphis Boy & Girl Choir and Chamber Choir, May 7, 5 p.m.
  • The GSL Choir joins with the Choir from Church of the Nativity, Huntsville, Alabama, for Choral Evensong, May 21, at 5 p.m.

All 5 p.m. services (except Contemplative Holy Eucharist) are also livestreamed (gracestlukes.org/live).

The Friends of Music fund makes it possible to enhance music for worship with guest instrumentalists and offer concerts and special events. To learn more about Friends of Music, visit gracestlukes.org/friends-of-music, or contact Director of Music and Organist Patrick Scott (pscott@gracestlukes.org, 901-252-6323).


Follow this link for audio files of sermons.


For more information about burials at Grace-St. Luke's, click here.


For more information about weddings at Grace-St. Luke's, click here.


Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church is a welcoming community of faith in the heart of Midtown Memphis. We are a vibrant church with members of many religious backgrounds and ages from across the city. Ask around, and you'll find that we've made Grace-St. Luke's our church home for a variety of different reasons. But some that will keep coming up are the glorious Episcopal worship service, the warmth of the community, the inspiring music, the passionate spirit of inclusion, and the open-mindedness that welcomes questions, debate, and discovery.

We welcome all who seek to love God and participate in an open and supportive community based on the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. That means we respect the dignity of every human person by welcoming and affirming all. We hope you'll visit us on a Sunday or another day for any or all offerings available. We look forward to meeting you. Learn more about our Mission, Vision, and Inclusion and join us of the journey with God.


The Mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. Grace-St. Luke's Vision is to be a thriving community of hope, belonging, and healing through worship, parish life, and service, and who rejoices in the love of Jesus to transform the world.