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NEWS FOR OUR PARISH COMMUNITY

February 15, 2017

Third Thursday program features three of GSL's favorite performers!

Luna Nova performers Perry Mears, Sabrina Laney Warren, and Paul Murray will perform again this year for a special Valentine program at the Third Thursday dinner and ALL are invited to join us! The program will include works by Samuel Barber and Ralph Vaughan-Williams. We are so happy to have Perry back with us after his recent move to Iowa after completing his D.M.A. at the University of Memphis. Sabrina and Paul are both doctoral candidates at UM. Third Thursday is a group of “empty nesters” who meet on the third Thursday of the month for conversation, dinner, and an interesting program, all for only $10. The next gathering is Feb. 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please make your reservations with Lucy (:lucy@gracestlukes.org or 272-7425). All are welcome!

Inside this Issue (Download pdf here)

39ers

Rector's Forum

Ash Wednesday Services

Pancake Supper

Coffee, Donuts, CAT

Third Thursday

Gospel Music Mass

Women's Retreat

Lenten Small Groups

Rector's Forum Series Continues Feb. 26 Join us for the final class of an outstanding Rector's Forum series on “Addiction & Recovery” presented by Dr. Stephen Haynes on Sunday Feb. 26 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Dr. Haynes, Albert B. Curry Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College, where he has taught since 1989, is the author or editor of eleven books. His current writing project is titled Recovering Church: How Christianity Can Reclaim What It Gave to Alcoholics Anonymous. “Becoming a Recovery-Friendly Church” is the topic of the February 26 class. We are grateful for Dr. Haynes' return to the Rector's Forum. Please invite your friends, especially any who may have an interest in this very important topic. If you missed the class on Feb. 5, you can watch it by following this link: www.gracestlukes.org/forum-videos/


Wednesday Evening Lenten Classes Sign up for one of our popular small group Wednesday evening Lenten classes by following this link: www.gracestlukes.org/wednesday-evening-series/. Class size limited to 12, so sign up before they fill up! Finding Balance in a World of the Known and the Unknown: Qohelet’s Observations in the Book of Ecclesiastes with Daniel F. Pigg The Intersection of Theatre and Religion with Pamela Poletti For the Time Being–Annie Dillard with Richard Lawson and Katherine Bush

Good Coffee, Donald's Donuts, & Children's Activity Table after the 10:30 Service All are invited to join us each Sunday after the 10:30 service for the best coffee around, donuts from Donald's, and a children's activity table—all in Trezevant Hall. We've made a few changes to "Coffee Hour" and are looking forward seeing you all there for fellowship and great conversation with the clergy. The children will also stay in Trezevant and are invited to the Children's Activity Table under the stained glass windows for some super fun arts & crafts with Ms. Sharon and Ms. Julie.

39ers Lunch (Feb. 22) The 39ers will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 11:30 a.m. for appetizers and the best conversation around for only $6. Reservation to Lucy by noon on Monday, Feb. 20, at 272-7425 or lucy@gracestlukes.org.

Women's Retreat: Glimpses of Grace (Feb. 24-26) The annual Grace-St. Luke’s women’s retreat at St. Columba will be from dinner Friday evening, Feb. 24, until noon Sunday, Feb. 26. The Rev. Amy George, curate at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, will provide the focus for this retreat. Her subject will be: Glimpses of Grace from Madeleine L’Engle. Amy brings a wealth of experience from her educational background to her work and infuses her ministry with wit and wisdom. For more information and to sign up go to www.gracestlukes.org/events/womens-retreat/. If you prefer, there will be opportunity to sign up in person; look for a table in Trezevant Hall Sundays. Contacts: Lee Nix at 218-7596 and Gail Spake at gailspake@gmail.com.

Gospel Music Mass for Last Epiphany at 10:30 For the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Di Anne Price’s Boyfriends (Di Anne has gone before us) will join The Chancel Choir at 10:30 to celebrate the service with a variety of musical styles. We will sing gospel favorites such as “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Sweet Hour of Prayer” and “I’ll Fly Away.” For the Offertory Anthem, the choir will sing a Sacred Harp setting of an 1850 text entitled “I’m Going Home.”

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (Feb. 28) Bacon, sausage, toppings & all you can eat pancakes! When: Feb. 28; Time: 4:30–7 p.m. Cost: Only $6 per person The GSL youth will assist the Crossmen in set up, clean up, and they will also help with a pancake


decorating contest! Proceeds for the event benefit GSL youth programs. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or the night of the event. To purchase your tickets online or to make a donation, follow this link: www.gracestlukes.org/events/pancake-supper.

Ash Wednesday Services (March 1) Join us on Ash Wednesday for Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist at 7 a.m., 12:15 p.m. or 6 p.m. The Nursery is available for the 6 p.m. service. There is also a GSL School Imposition of Ashes at 8:05 a.m. (a thirty minute liturgy without communion) that all are welcome to attend.

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