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Inside this Issue (Download pdf here) This Sunday's Schedule

Adult Formation

Parish Hall Forum

Preparing for Sunday

Upcoming Events

Summer Supper Clubs

MTAM Service Opportunities

Laymen's Roundup

39ers Luncheon

Celebration for Wesley

Young Adult BBQ

Take Note

Noon Eucharist Update

Directories Available

Congregational Life Survey

Children & Youth

Vacation Bible School

Episcopal Youth Community


Golf Tournament

Samaritan Counseling

Adult Formation (May 19)

Parish Hall Forum 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? Join us for "Hope in Scripture: Practice Resurrection. Join us in Trezevant Hall for breakfast at 8:45 a.m. followed by the Parish Hall Forum from 9:3010:20.

To listen to past Parish Hall Forum classes, visit To view this Sunday's full schedule: see below.

Preparing for Sunday This week's readings: Acts 11:1-18 · Revelation 21:1-6 · John 13:31-35 · Psalm 148

Upcoming Events

GSL Summer Supper Clubs: Sign Up THIS SUNDAY Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to sign up for a Summer Supper Club group. This is a casual and fun way to create new friendships, and help new parishioners feel the hospitality that is associated with GSL. Groups of 6-8 GSL parishioners will gather for dinner two or three times during the months of May, June, July, and August. We will have a sign-up table in Trezevant this Sunday following services. You may also sign up by May 24 online at

MTAM Service Opportunity THIS SUNDAY Please join members of your vestry to help cook and serve at More Than A Meal. We are looking for some additional volunteers to help with these two dates: Sundays, May 19 & June 16, from 3-5 p.m. If you are available, please contact me or sign up using the following link: —Kurt Patton, Senior Warden

West Tennessee Episcopal Laymen’s Roundup (May 23) WHAT: Join your friends to catch up and learn about The 73rd Conference of the Episcopal Churchmen Of Tennessee, scheduled for August 16-18, 2019, in Monteagle, Tennessee WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m. WHERE: Railgarten, 2166 Central Ave. Join us and meet Bishop Phoebe Roaf! Family friendly, spouses, and kids of all ages welcome. Please bring a friend or two!!!

39ers (May 29) The GSL 39ers is the senior members' social and fellowship group. We meet monthly for social time, catered lunch, and a program, all for only $6. Our next meeting is May 29 at noon for social time, 12:30 p.m. lunch, and 1 p.m. speaker. Our speaker will be Ned Canty, General Director, Opera Memphis. Please let Lucy Owens know if you are planning to attend, at or 901-252-6333. You may also sign up and pay online at All are invited and bring a friend!

Ministry Celebration for Organist-Choirmaster, Wesley Emerson (June 2) All are invited to bid farewell to Wesley upon his retirement from the Parish Staff after thirty-two years of ministry at GSL. The May 9th informational notice to the parish community is available in the public spaces or online ( A grand leave-taking reception in Trezevant Hall will follow the 10:30 service on June 2. You may offer any financial gifts in his honor to GSL Friends of Music Fund or other acknowledgements through the Church Office.

Young Adult BBQ (June 8) All young adults (20s and 30s) in the parish are invited to a summer BBQ hosted by Dan and Price Peacock. We will gather on Saturday, June 8, from 4:30 till 7:30 p.m. Burgers and Dogs are provided, but feel free to bring your favorite snack or drink to share. Spouses, kids, and friends are all welcome! Please RSVP online at

Take Note Holy Eucharist suspended on Wednesday, May 22 Due to the morning and afternoon events associated with Grace-St. Luke’s School 8th Grade Graduation, the service of Holy Eucharist in the Chapel will not be offered on May 22 at noon. This weekly offering will resume on May 29 at noon.

Directories Available in Church Office If you were not able to pick up your directory on the Sundays they were avaiable before and after services, just stop by the church office during office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you did not have your pictures made, directories are available for $5 each.

Congregational Life Survey All parishioners are asked to participate in a Congregational Life Survey. Currently, plans are underway for parish worship opportunities, formation programs, events, and outreach for Summer 2019 through Spring 2020 to nurture the spiritual journeys of parishioners and future parishioners. Your offering of feedback will be key to our process. Please complete this 5-minute survey by May 20 online at or pick up a paper copy in the public spaces.

Children & Youth

Register Today for VBS 2019 Wednesday Evenings 5:30-8 p.m. June 5, 12, 26, July 10, and 17 Crafts, Games, Songs, Stories, and Dinner for Rising JK to 5th grade! Attend any or all! $10 per night, $25 family max * Sign up online at

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Interested in helping? Please contact Sharon Campbell, Director of Children’s Education,

*Children of volunteers attend FREE! Nursery also available for volunteers’ children ages 3 and younger

Sunday Morning Classes To view this Sunday's class schedule, see below.

Episcopal Youth Community Summer Youth Mission Trip, July 14 – 19 This summer our youth will partner with Memphis Youth Mission to serve our community here in Memphis, Tennessee. Youth will volunteer at a variety of agencies, and through their work and their presence will come to know more about issues of homelessness, poverty, food insecurity, and the unsupported. If your child is interested in attending, please register BY MAY 31 at The total cost is $400; a $200 deposit is required at registration. For more information, email Addison Combs at

Outreach Ministry

MidSouth Sober Living Golf Tournament MidSouth Sober Living (MSL), a GSL Outreach grantee that ministers to addicts in recovery, is sponsoring a “one club” golf tournament on Friday, May 17. The tournament will be held at Overton Park Golf Course and begins at 12:30 p.m. that day with a “shotgun start”. Rain date is May 24. Although individual players may only use one club, members of foursomes may share clubs. Entry fees are $35 per person or $125 per team. Advanced reservations are required and may be made by calling 901-713-2728 or by emailing

Samaritan Counseling Centers Samaritan Counseling Centers of the Mid-South offer a ministry of healing to those seeking a balance of emotional, relational, and spiritual health. Responding to the psychological and educational needs of individuals, families, couples, and groups by providing an environment of compassion and confidentiality in which feelings are honored, values and beliefs are upheld, and resources are available to ensure that financial limitations never preclude care. Our wellness-oriented philosophy emphasizes achieving a balance of emotional, relational, and spiritual health. SCC’s mission has always stressed the importance of care and access for the “The least of these.” Follow this link for more:

This Sunday at GSL

Join us for worship, formation, and fellowship (May 19) 8 a.m. – Holy Eucharist 8:45 a.m. – Delicious home-cooked breakfast. 9:30 a.m. – Christian Formation classes for adults (details above) 9:30 a.m. – Christian Formation classes for children


Infant Room (Newborn–Walking) Toddler Room (Walking–Potty Training) Little Lambs Room (Potty Training–Atrium Ready) Location: Church Nursery with the Nursery Staff Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Atrium I 3–6 year olds: Pre–K, JK and SK Location: Atrium I (Green Room) Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Atrium II 6–9 year olds: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Location: Atrium II (Purple Room) Project Purpose 4th–5th Grade Location: Yellow Room 9:30 a.m. – Christian Formation classes for youth Rite 13 6th–8th Grade Location: Red Room J2A 9th–12th Grade Location: Red Room 10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Following the 10:30 service – Coffee Hour Nursery – The nursery is available from 7:30 a.m. through the end of the 10:30 service 5:30 p.m. – Holy Eucharist Episcopal Youth Community (details above). More about Christian Formation at GSL




Our 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.

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Inside this issue: This Sunday's Schedule, Mitzi Minor returns, Preparing for Sunday, Summer Supper Clubs, MTAM Service Opportunities, Layme...

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Inside this issue: This Sunday's Schedule, Mitzi Minor returns, Preparing for Sunday, Summer Supper Clubs, MTAM Service Opportunities, Layme...