Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Volume 59, No. 8
@GSL Connecting for Food, Fun and Fellowship On August 19, immediately following the 10:30 service, grab your swimsuit and favorite beverage and head over to 71 N. Willet St., home of fellow 20-30s members Chilton Simmons and Rachael Renken, for an afternoon of swimming and fellowship. Lunch will be provided and an Evite will also be sent out. 20-30@GSL is for all young adults in their 20s to 30s, whether you are new to GSL or are already a member. If you haven’t joined us yet and would like to be included on the evite list for 20-30@ GSL, please email email@example.com to be added.
Inside This Issue
Acolyte Training.....................................5 Altar Flowers.........................................9 Athletics.................................................5 Bygone Days.......................................10 Christian Education............................6,7 Cubscout News.....................................5 Episcopal School Sunday......................3 EYC News.............................................7 Fr. Joseph’s 1st Sunday........................9 From the Rector..................................12 Holy Baptism.........................................2 Hospitality Policy...................................2 July Calendar......................................11 Lay Schedule.......................................10 Looking Towards Sunday....................10 Member News.......................................2 Men’s Conference.................................3 Music News...........................................3 Outreach Ministries...............................8 Pastoral Care Corner............................9 Recovery Sunday..................................1 School News.........................................4 Vestry Nominations...............................3 Weekend Exodus..................................3
Recovery Sunday August 26 With the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke Guest Preacher (8 & 10:30 am, 5:30 pm) Rector’s Forum (9:30-10:15) “Having Had a Spiritual Awakening...” Recovery Sunday is a celebration of the deliverance by God’s grace of persons who have been imprisoned by a punishing and bewildering illness. The cost of this disease to our society and our Church, is monumental. It breaks the hearts of those who love the one who is addicted. It wounds the Body of Christ. Please join us Sunday, August 26, and invite your friends and loved ones who are in recovery, and those who have not yet found this way of life, to join you this day to celebrate and to hear this life saving message. Rector’s Forum: “Having Had a Spiritual Awakening...” So begins the 12th and final step of 12-step recovery from the disease of addiction. In his presentation for the Rector’s Forum, Stuart Hoke will focus on the Spiritual Experience and address its characteristic components of calamity, admission and appeal to God. Interweaving knowledge of alcoholism and addictive illness with his own personal experience as a recovering individual, he will suggest that spirituality is THE essential for recovery from addiction, and an arena of discipleship open and available to anyone walking a spiritual path. Stuart Hoke: Born in Memphis and raised across the river in Blytheville, the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke is a priest of the Diocese of New York who recently retired as Staff Chaplain at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City and Missioner to St. Paul’s Chapel at Ground Zero. Hoke is a frequent retreat and quiet day conductor throughout the Episcopal Church. He also is an Adjunct Professor at General Seminary where he has pioneered a course on the Church’s role in the treatment of alcoholism and addictive illness. In the very recent past, Stuart served as interim Chaplain and Dean of Community Life at General Seminary. Dr. Hoke now resides in Fearrington Village, North Carolina. For information about Recovery Ministries, visit www.episcopalrecovery.org or contact board member, Shannon Tucker, 281-0785 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about our local commission, contact: Lauren Beyer, 428-4023, email@example.com (Holy Communion) Mary Honey, 682-7371, firstname.lastname@example.org (Holy Apostles) Caroline Nave, 452-2468, email@example.com (Grace-St. Luke’s) Lucy Owens, 272-7425, firstname.lastname@example.org (Grace-St. Luke’s) Judy Tucker, 324-1903, email@example.com (St. Elisabeth’s) Shannon Tucker, 281-0785, firstname.lastname@example.org (Calvary)
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Sunday Service Times
8:00 am Holy Eucharist 8:45 am Breakfast 9:30 am Christian Education 10:30 am Holy Eucharist 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist Nursery available for all services except the 5:30 pm service.
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday–Friday
The Rev. Richard Lawson, Rector The Rev. Gayle McCarty, Associate Rector The Rev. Joseph Wallace-Williams,Associate Rector Christi Authement, Activities & Athletics Dir. Beulah Boone, Sexton Beth Claybrook, Financial Assistant Wesley Emerson, Organist/Choirmaster Holly Hawkins, Parents’ Day Out Director Connie Johns, Membership & Newcomers Eva Loftin, Nursery Coordinator Lucy Owens, Communications Director Patrick Payne, Maintenance Supervisor Harriet Roberts, Christian Education Director Linda Stine, Financial Officer
Sandy Baker, John Baur, Antoinette Cheney, Ginger Collier, Jim Greer, Sidney Hickey, Steven Hoover, Candy Jefcoat, Bheki Khumalo, Allison King, Stinson Liles, Lucius McGehee, Catherine Morehead, Linda Niell, Pete Shearon, Doug Smith, Nicki Soulé, Bruce Williams, and Hal Wright.
Vestry and Executive Committee
The vestry meets the third Tuesday of each month in Trezevant Hall. The Executive Committee meets the Thursday before vestry at 5:30 pm in the old school science lab on the 3rd floor of the Evans Building. These meetings are open to the parish. Vestry members are also available to convey matters of importance from parishioners to the vestry. Watch your eNews and eMessenger for the links to the vestry minutes. To be added to the eNews/eMessenger distribution lists, contact Lucy Owens, email@example.com. Vestry email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for the September issue of The Messenger is 9 am, August 15! Contact Lucy at 272-7425 or email@example.com with any questions.
Thoughts on Giving “Even if I give the whole of my worth to Him, He will find a way to give back to me much more than I gave.” — Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The clergy want parishioners to be aware of Grace-St. Luke’s hospitality policy regarding Sunday morning requests by individuals for breakfast and/or monetary assistance. First, all are welcome to breakfast at Grace-St. Luke’s, regardless of ability to pay. The clergy give a portion of their discretionary funds each month to the Crossmen, who offer breakfast without charge to anyone who cannot pay. Second, individuals requesting monetary assistance on Sundays should be encouraged to return to the church office during weekday work hours for screening for assistance.
What is Holy Baptism?
Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God. Book of Common Prayer, page 858 Baptism is the entry point to The Episcopal Church for adults, children and infants. If you have not been baptized or would like to schedule a baptism, we are happy to make arrangements for you. For more information and to schedule a baptism, contact Connie Johns, 272-7425, ext. 15, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The next dates for baptism will be: August 12 and November 4 (All Saints’).
Births Katelyn Olivia Adams, daughter of Brent & Amanda Adams, born Feb. 16, 2012 Maddox Conley, son of Anna & Brandon Conley, born May 7, 2012 Thomas Edward Poppe, son of Jenna & Edward Poppe, born June 11, 2012 Riley Elizabeth Watson, daughter of Jason & Nicci Watson, born June 15, 2012 Emily Elizabeth Savage, daughter of Katie & Ryan Savage, born June 21, 2012 We include news of births within the GSL church family in The Messenger and Sunday Prayers of the People. Please be sure to contact Lucy Owens in the church office, 272-7425 or email@example.com, to have your baby’s name listed.
Ready to Make Grace-St. Luke’s Your Church Home?
We invite you to become a part of this church community. Any person who has been baptized can be registered as a baptized member of Grace-St. Luke’s. Please contact Connie Johns, firstname.lastname@example.org or 272-7425, to provide her with the date and place of your baptism. It’s as simple as that! If you are already an Episcopalian, Connie can request a letter of transfer from your former church.
Support Groups at GSL
Weight Watchers: Mondays, Weigh-in at noon, Meeting from 12:20–12:40 AA meetings: Tuesdays, 6:30 pm Narcotics Anonymous: Sundays, 8 pm Al Anon: Thursdays, 10:30 am Suicide Anonymous: Wednesdays, 7:30 pm Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous: Mondays & Thursdays, 8 pm;
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Grace-St. Luke’s Weekend Exodus Registration Now Open Registration opens in August for the 3rd Annual Grace-St. Luke’s Weekend Exodus scheduled for September 21–23. Come spend a weekend of fun and fellowship with your GSL family at the Duncan M. Gray Episcopal Camp & Conference Center, aka Camp Bratton Green, near Canton, Mississippi. There will be activities for all ages including swimming, ropes course, Bunko, bonfire, Compline, arts & crafts, and yoga, to name a few. Babysitters will be provided during the day on Saturday for children aged two to five. Sign up before September 7 to get the early bird special. If you have any questions or need more information, contact Antoinette Cheney, email@example.com, or Nicki Soule, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episcopal School Sunday August 19, 10:30 Service Honoring GSL’s Teachers & Staff Blessing of the Backpacks Reception Following the Service
The Fellowship Committee invites you to the Episcopal Schools Reception immediately following the service in the Anchor Center.
At the Parish Meeting on Sunday, November 18, we will elect five new Vestry Members. Your Nominating Committee (composed of the senior class of outgoing Vestry members) solicit your nominations for the Vestry. To be eligible for the Vestry, a parishioner must be 18 years or older and in good standing: “faithful in working, praying and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God”, a giver of record, and must have made three Communions in the last year (Title 1, Canon 17, ECUSA). Employees of the Diocese, GSL Church and GSL School are disqualified as are members of the Vestry senior classes of 2011 and 2010. In addition, household members (spouses, partners, parents or children) of current Vestry members are not eligible.
Attention Students of all Ages: Ensure that you have the best year yet: Bring your Backpack, your briefcase, or even your Hello Kitty lunchbox to the 10:30 service and it will receive a blessing!
Before making a nomination, please get the permission of your nominee as well as a commitment that he/she will serve if elected. You may by all means nominate yourself if you are eligible as set out above.
Please join us August 19 at the 10:30 service for the annual Episcopal School Sunday service where we recognize the hard work and dedication of the GSL School teachers and staff.
Sign up Now for the Laymen’s Conference August 17-19 “Run With Endurance the Race Set Before You” is the theme for this years Layman’s Conference at DuBose on August 17-19. The speakers are: Coach Philip Fulmer, Rev. Colenzo Hubbard, and Rudy Kalis. Registration is available online (episcopalchurchmen.net/), and I urge you to register soon and avoid a haranguing phone call from me.The conference is always fun and the fellowship is exceptional. Golf, tennis, hiking, fishing and white water activities are just a few of the events for Saturday afternoon. Please do not hesitate to call me with questions at 355-4904. -Jim Beaty
The former Vestry members ineligible this year are: Karen Clark, Ann Dillard, Mike Jones, Charlie Pazar, Betty Peyton, Barney Rolfes, Peggy Williamson, Patrick Burnett, Thad Cockrill, Hal Morse, Andy Nix, Paula Sappington, Jenny Vandeveer, and Tom Wyatt. The members of the Nominating Committee are: Sandy Baker, John Baur, Jim Greer, Steven Hoover, Candy Jefcoat, Bheki Kumalo, and Lucius McGehee. To make a nomination, simply e-mail Lucius McGehee (email@example.com), or hand a note to someone on the Nominations Committee or one of the Clergy or drop one by the Church Office. Again, the nomination should include the statement that your nominee (if someone other than yourself) has consented and will serve if elected. Your Committee will receive nominations from the Parish until September 1.
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News From GSL School by Thor Kvande
We are eagerly anticipating another exciting year at Grace-St. Luke’s, and are working now on various upcoming initiatives, such as accreditation and strategic planning. I am pleased to inform you that we have partnered with Laura Walker, a former Episcopal school head and NAES consultant, to guide our important strategic planning process. She comes to us highly recommended from a number of different sources and will be on campus twice, once in September and again in October. All current GSL parents will have an opportunity to lend input to this strategic planning process via a web-based survey that will be sent in the fall. In Preschool, Miss Lee’s will be very busy as we prepare for our re-accreditation visit from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In Lower School, we are excited to open a fourth section of senior kindergarten for the first time in our history! In Middle School, the faculty is very excited about the arrival of our new school counselor, Courtney Ciaramitaro, whom I mentioned in last month’s issue.
And on the campus improvement front: the past few months have seen a flurry of work on the Saints Gym. Dillard Door graciously donated a new set of entryway doors with windows that greatly improve the access to the gym. A wall-mounted basketball goal elevation system that makes it much easier to raise and lower the goals was generously donated in memory of former parent Steve McHugh. And the church and school joined forces to fund a protective coating over the Saints Gym roof designed to eliminate the persistent leaks we’ve experienced during heavy rains. We are also excited about many other school-wide classroom and campus enhancements, including technology additions such as new SMARTBoards and iPads, which were made possible by our generous P.A. and by donations to our Annual Fund. School begins August 14 for SK-8 and August 15 for PK and JK. We look forward to having everyone back on campus full-time, and appreciate the support of GSL Church as we prepare for another great year!
July 4th Parade: Seventh grade students from Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School earned service hours for the upcoming school year by volunteering at the cookie table during the Central Gardens July 4th Parade on Carr Avenue. Student volunteers were (l to r): Mackenzie, Ivy, Jackson, Grace, Emma Kate, Savannah, and Ryan.
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WANT TO ACOLYTE? AUGUST 26
G S L Church Athletics
TRAINING & REFRESHER
A training session for new acolytes will be held Sunday, Aug. 26, immediately following the 10:30 am service. The acolyte ministry is open to students in 4th grade and above. At the training, you will receive a manual as well as instruction about how to serve. All new acolytes are expected to attend and current acolytes who seek a refresher training are welcome, too. Acolyting is a great way to learn about the church, to serve at Godâ€™s altar, and is an interesting way to learn more about what happens in the Eucharist. Our session should last about thirty minutes. For more information, please contact Grant Adams, acolyte warden, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 527-0083 or Fr. Richard at email@example.com or 2727425, ext. 18.
by Christi Authement, Director
Fall Soccer Coaches Meeting Thursday, August 9 6 pm in Trezevant Hall Soccer Practices begin Monday, August 13
Cub Scout News Cub Scout Pack 34 sponsored by Grace-St. Lukeâ€™s Episcopal Church has had a very busy summer. Pack 34 family members started the summer with a service project at the National Cemetery helping to place flags on the graves of our veterans for Memorial Day. Cub Scouts and Webelos participated in resident camp at Kia Kima Scout Reservation in early June as well as the Twin Banks District Day Camp at Mud Island in late June. Our Cub Scouts and Webelos celebrated the Fourth of July by leading the Central Gardens Neighborhood Association parade and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. On Friday, August 24, the pack will have their Annual Family Pool Party and Cook Out at the Rhodes College pool. This is a great time for families interested in Cub Scouts to meet other families in the pack and learn of plans for the coming school year. Pack 34 has planned another great year of fun and adventure for boys in first grade through fifth grade or ages 7-10. For more information about Cub Scouts, please contact Cubmaster Jason Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pack 34 at the Central Gardens 4th of July Parade
Pack 34 placed flags on graves of veterans at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day
Pack 34 at Kia Kima Scout Reservation
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From the Director of Christian Education Harriet Roberts
Batteries It is important to recharge your batteries. I know this to be true intellectually, but sometimes I need to be reminded and encouraged because—like so many people who are busy and who love what they do—I find it hard to tear myself away. But, since the summer is traditionally a quiet time in the world of Christian education, I took some time to see about my batteries. First, I took my spray can of ACME Shark Repellant, and headed to Destin for a few days with my friend, Margie. My husband and Margie’s husband were on a business trip and my son was at Scout camp. So, Margie and I hit the road. We read books, ate shrimp, ambled around antique stores, walked on the beach, watched a movie, and sipped very cold chardonnay. It was lovely and restful and peaceful. In the afternoon, when Margie was down by the pool, I would sit in an awesome chair with the sun coming over my shoulder and stitch my crewel embroidery in the best light I have ever known. The linen twill, stretched tight in the hoop of my lap frame, practically glowed it was so welllighted. Who knew that stitching in excellent light while at the beach with a dear friend could be so restorative? But then, crewel embroidery is something that makes me feel instantly peaceful. And, I relished that peaceful feeling in Florida. Odd, I mused while I stitched, that it is not the modern designs, but those from the 17th century—in particular—that I love. Second, I headed to Boston for my sister’s 50th birthday. While there, my sister and I stole away one morning to go to the Museum of Fine Arts. Having spent much of my childhood there taking art classes, going on field trips, or just exploring (usually the Impressionist gallery, the John Singer Sargent collection, or the Egyptian exhibit) this transplanted Northern girl (you can take the girl out of Cambridge, but you can’t take the Cambridge out of the girl) felt a sense of belonging and déjà vu. It was lovely. With our museum map in hand, my sister and I made a beeline for 17th century paintings and we soaked them in. In that gallery, I felt—strangely—as though I was with my people!
Then, before I left, I bought an awesome book at the museum gift shop: Women’s Work: Embroidery in Colonial Boston by Pamela Parmal. A very recently published book, it is printed on beautiful, thick paper and it has stunning color pictures of amazing needlework. Most of the needlework was created by young, teenaged girls from Boston as a way to show off their talents and to let eligible bachelors know that they—because they can stitch a chemise, a set of bed hangings, a band sampler, or a chimneypiece—are quite the catch! Once back at my sister’s house, I plopped down on the sofa with my wonderful new hardback book and started to read. Right away, I discovered that, though it is well-researched and very academic, it is still fun to read. Then, when I got to page 11, the hair on my arms stood up. Most of the entire first chapter talks about how—in the 1640s—my own relatives Samuel and Hannah Sewell spent a great deal of time and money to make sure that their two young daughters learned crewel embroidery. Stunned I showed the pictures of the pieces (which look very similar to those I stitch) to my son, Skippy. I explained that our relatives did this same type of needlework almost four hundred years ago. “Cool,” he said, “it is like it is in your blood, Mom.” I had reached the same conclusion but the book was hard evidence and that just blew me away. And, with that revelation—somehow and surprisingly—my batteries were charged right back up. Stitching in perfect light while at the beach with Margie; soaking in the splendor of all that the Museum of Fine Arts has to offer; and finding out that embroidery somehow cuts through the centuries and links me with my family and my own history was unexpectedly enriching. I tell you about my specific journey because it was so totally unexpected and unplanned. I had no idea that doing something I always do (stitch) and something I had not done in years (visit the Museum of Fine Arts) would lead to such a remarkable realization. I didn’t set out thinking this would happen, but happen it did. continued on page 7
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Take Note Christian Education Classes will Resume September 9. continued from page 6
What are you doing this summer to recharge your batteries? Will you have the opportunity to take more than a moment to be by yourself and do something that you love? Or, maybe even do something that you used to love.
Summer Lunch Come join Father Richard and all your EYC friends for the final summer weekly lunch out on August 7 for youth in rising 6th–12th grades. We’ll meet at 11:30 at Stone Soup (993 South Cooper). Bring $5 and we will cover the rest.
What is it that makes your heart sing? Will you fish, or jog, or read, or sing, or paint, or cook, or tour, or study?
For more information about summer lunches, please contact Harriet Roberts at email@example.com or 272-7425.
What is it that makes you more of who you are? Will you find a way to delve a bit deeper into whatever that might be and challenge yourself?
Happening #52 Happening #52 will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church August 31- September 2.
I hope you do make some time to explore these things this summer. And, when our programming cranks up again in September, I can’t wait to see you and to hear all about your specific, battery-recharging journey.
Visit the youth page of the diocesan website to download an application. Applications due August 8.
The Altar Gifts in August are offered in Loving Memory of
Do you enjoy needlework or would you like to learn? Is your passion knitting, cross-stitch, embroidery, crewel embroidery, needlepoint, quilting, smocking or tatting? If it is, grab your sewing things, or pick out a project and make plans to join other ladies (and ladies in training) on Saturday, August 4, from 4–8 pm. Please bring a sack supper. You need to be 10 or older and want to spend some time visiting and stitching. There will be plenty of opportunity to share what you have made and admire what others have created. We will share skills and enjoy being together in Trezevant Hall. If you need help selecting a project, with knowing what to bring, or if you would like to reserve a table for your larger project, please contact Harriet Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kim White, email@example.com. Beginners are welcome!
August 5 William K. Pearson August 12 Earl Edward Paul August 19 Maude Van Fossen, Thomas Van Fossen, Edith Van Fossen, Marshall Van Fossen, Leonard V. Rogers, Mary Ailene Rogers, and Mamie Rogers Young August 26 Lynn R. Strickland, Grace Ford Waring, Roane Waring, Mollie Strange Ford, Harriet Ford Berry, Grace Waring Hughey, Mary Elizabeth Waring Stone, Elisabeth B. Fauntleroy, Howard Emory Wilson, Nellie Pelter Wilson, Howard Emory Wilson, Jr., William Fitzhugh Murrah, Corinne Falls Murrah, Stewart Bethune Warren, John Fitzmaurice, John J. Wood, Linelle W. Wood, Mary Fitzmaurice, William Fitzhugh Murrah, Jr., and Paul P. Wilson
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Outreach News The Rev. Gayle McCarty
Photo Taken at More Than a Meal’s
10 Year Anniversary Celebration Team Captains/Volunteers: Betty Peyton (every Sunday volunteer), Libba Allen, Murray McKay, Edith Heller, Karen Harper (security), Debbie Sweeney, Happy Jones, Ruthie Lentz and Earle Donelson (dishwasher) Photo by John Clark Sweeney.
Happy Birthday Church Center!!!
On September 1, the Church Health Center (CHC) will celebrate its 25th birthday! Grace-St. Luke’s is proud to be long time partners in ministry with our neighbors down the street. The CHC is one of the Outreach ministries to which GSL awards grant monies. A number of parishioners find their purpose in life by working or volunteering at the CHC. Others are faithful donors. Many support the ministry by participating in the CHC’s special events such as Race for Grace, the Annual Charles Finney Ride, or Rock for Love. Some are patients while others are members of the Church Health Center Wellness facility. If you have never visited and toured the campuses and ministries of the CHC, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly arrange a group tour of all interested. In my life, preseminary, I was the assistant to CHC Director, Ann Langston, for two years. I will always be connected and committed to this ministry. Check out the website for more information www.churchhealthcenter.org. Let’s shower the CHC with love and good wishes! Please take time to send the CHC a birthday card and if you can, enclose a financial gift for this milestone occasion! Be sure to include in your card that you are from GSL! Cards may be mailed to: Church Health Center G. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div., Executive Director 1210 Peabody Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Outreach Calendar August 16
Outreach Meeting; 6:00–8:00 pm Peete Room; All welcome!
Sept. 1–Nov. 1 Netsforlife Campaign; Contacts: Betty Johnson: email@example.com Rinnie Wood: firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie McCanless: email@example.com The Rev. Gayle McCarty: firstname.lastname@example.org Sept.6–9
Church Health Center's Rock for Love www.churchhealthcenter.org
September 15 Memphis Walk to End Alzheimer’s 9:00 am; Shelby Farms http://goo.gl/76IxP October 20
Church Health Center's Inaugral 5k/10k www.churchhealthcenter.org
November 11 Samaritan Counseling Centers of the Mid-South’s Annual Jazz & Pasta Party Botanic Garden; 5:00-8:00 pm December 2 Angel Tree Adoption; Contacts: Debbie McCanless: email@example.com Sandra Ireland: firstname.lastname@example.org December 9
Angel Tree Collection
December 18 Angel Tree Party 3:30–5:00 pm, Caritas Village
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Fr. Joseph's First Sunday On July 8 we welcomed Fr. Joseph Wallace-Williams to Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Fr. Joseph celebrated at all 3 services. The 10:30 service was filled with parishioners and visitors, as well as Trezevant Hall afterwards, all eager to welcome Fr. Joseph. The Fellowship Committee outdid themselves; the food was delicious! Below are some photos from his first Sunday. More pictures at flickr.com/gracestlukes (Fr. Joseph’s First Sunday set).
St. Clare Silent Retreat October 19-21 St. Columba Conference & Retreat Center St. Clare Silent Retreats for Women is pleased to announce that Sybil MacBeth will lead the weekend retreat October 19-21 at St. Columba Conference & Retreat Center. Sybil will offer her unique gifts of prayer, theology and creativity for what promises to be an invaluable weekend. Learn more about Sybil at her website: www.prayingincolor.com. St. Clare Retreats are open to all women. Sign up now or get more information by contacting Debbie Balling at 901-335-4001 or email@example.com.
Pastoral Care Corner The Rev. Gayle McCarty
Among the many pastoral care touches lovingly made by members of Grace-St. Luke’s Pastoral Care teams is delivery of flowers. Most often the flowers are from the altar; sometimes they are handpicked from one’s own garden and at times, they are store bought. But we all know that the true origin of the flowers is the holy Creator. Sharing the beauty and glory of God’s creation takes place quietly and without fanfare all year long. These servants truly live the prayer below. Help me to spread your fragrance everywhere I go... Let me preach you without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to you. -John Henry Newman, The Fragrance of Christ
Lillian Trotter delivers flowers to George Partin
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Looking Towards Sunday Revised Common Lectionary Track 2 Year B
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost August 5 Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 • Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians 4:1-16 • John 6:24-35 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost August 12 1 Kings 19:4-8 • Psalm 34:1-8 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 • John 6:35, 41-51 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost August 19 Proverbs 9:1-6 • Psalm 34:9-14 Ephesians 5:15-20 • John 6:51-58 The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost August 26 Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 • Psalm 34:15-22 Ephesians 6:10-20 • John 6:56-69 Go to the link below to access Sunday lectionary readings online at your convenience, and then reflect and pray over them at any time. Also offered is an overview, scripture backgrounds, a reflection and prayer starter to enhance your worship experience. http://www.gracestlukes.org/spirituality-and-worship/ preparing-for-sunday/
News of Bygone Days 50 years ago (1962): Our opening day of Sunday School was a grand success. There was the usual confusion of course as the growing number of children searched for new classrooms. We missed the many members of the EYC who were attending the District Meeting at Camp West Tenn in Sardis, Mississippi. We also missed some of the parents who were not. Where were they? We look forward to greeting all this Sunday. In order to continue the fine fellowship which has been enjoyed by all in past years at the 9:15 a.m. service, we shall have a coffee minute immediately following the service in Trezevant Memorial Auditorium from approximately 10:15-10:30 am. 25 years ago (1987): Eleven young people from our youth choirs along with Sharon Taylor and Wesley Emerson returned from Choir Camp at Subiaco, Arkansas with glowing reports of a week of lots of hard work and lots of fun. Rumors have been heard about “Elvis Wesley” -- ask about that. Parents journeyed over on Saturday for the culmination of the week’s activities. They enjoyed a Solemn Eucharist celebrated by the Bishop of Arkansas; a picnic; and the delightful “Home Review,” featuring skits and music written by the kids.
Lay Service Schedule for August August 5 Altar Guild: K Harper, E & MG Brewer, C Gardiner, S Ireland,
R Martin, K Savage, J Tate, C Wills, D Woodhams Breakfast Cooks: J Clay, A Nave, E Taylor, R Norcross, H Medling, K Self, R Clark 8:00 Acolyte, Reader, Chalice: Edwards, Busby, Busby, Morse 10:30 Acolytes: L Robbins, S Clark E Sapplington, M Cline, R Barnes 10:30 Ushers: M Tate, C Pazar, J McCall, M Jones 10:30 EMs: L Robbins, N Schwartz, D Conaway, N Conaway, M Robinson 10:30 Verger: S Ireland 10:30 Lectors: S Prewitt, C Pazar, J Greer, J Vergos 5:30: D McCanless, E Wills
August 12 Altar Guild: K Harper, E & MG Brewer, C Gardiner, S Ireland,
R Martin, K Savage, J Tate, C Wills, D Woodhams
Breakfast Cooks: D Conaway, S Liles, M Rowland, J Fields,
B Bland, D Sappington, J Sullivan
8:00 Acolyte, Reader, Chalice: McGehee, Busby, Busby, N. Edwards 10:30 Acolytes: K Rasberry, R Liles, S Collier, V Strother, E Shearon 10:30 Ushers: A Robbins, D Collier, J Mercer, M Pleasants 10:30 EMs: C Mullis, T Wyatt, L Wardlaw, E Hendry, E Shearon 10:30 Verger: D Pigg 10:30 Lectors: J Williamson, N Conaway, S Baur, J Vergos 5:30: B Black, E Wills August 19 Altar Guild: M V Rogers, S Barnett, L Deeley, J Fuentes,
D McCanless, M Sullivan, L Trotter Breakfast Cooks: P Wilson, C Kerwin, J Moore, B Foster, L Strickland, C Pazar, S King
8:00 Acolyte, Reader, Chalice: Rolfes, Whitlock, MG Brewer, Whitlock, Brewer 10:30 Acolytes: D McClew, A Lawson, C Stovall, D Graber, A Garrett 10:30 Ushers: T Claybrook, D Conaway, J Moore, M Graves 10:30 EMs: J Ayres, B Bruce, H Jones, T Wyatt 10:30 Verger: H Rittenberry 10:30 Lectors: M Pleasants, C Mercer, S Clark, J Vergos 5:30: C Jefcoat, B Foster August 26 Altar Guild: M V Rogers, S Barnett, L Deeley, J Fuentes,
D McCanless, M Sullivan, L Trotter Breakfast Cooks: M Herr, C Mercer, M Crow, D McLemore, K Patton, B Williams, T Brabyn
8:00 Acolyte, Reader, Chalice: McGehee, Adams, Whitlock, Whitlock 10:30 Acolytes: C Rhea, K Kellett, J McCall, K Ayres, K Rasberry 10:30 Ushers: M Croww, J Fuentes, J Clay, M Brown 10:30 EMs: M Robinson, C Rhea, C Nave, K Rasberry 10:30 Verger: G Adams 10:30 Lectors: S Ireland, H Stovall, J Clay, J Wyatt 5:30: B Black, E Wills
August 2012 For the most up-to-date GSL event info, go to gracestlukes.org/events
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4 10:00am Fitness for Fun
12 STEP MEETINGS Jul 29 - Aug 4
Al Anon: Thurs 10:30am Alcoholics Anonymous: Tues 6:30pm Narcotics Anonymous: Sun 8pm Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous: Mon & Thurs at 8pm Suicide Anonymous: Wed 7:30pm
Aug 5 - 11
6 8:00am & 10:30am & 5:30 Eucharists 8:45am Breakfast 9:30am Summer Choir 11:45am Coffee Hour 4:00pm MTaM
St Joseph of Arimathea
7 12:00pm Weight Watchers 1:00pm Food Pantry
4:00pm Needlework Guild
8 9:00am Bazaar House 9:00am Staff Meeting 11:30am EYC Lunch 1:00pm Food Pantry 6:00pm SGGC-Anchor
PDO Closed 6:30pm Fellowship Mtg. 11:00am PC Meeting
10:00am Fitness for Fun
Aug 12 - 18
12 8:00am & 10:30am & 5:30 Eucharists 8:45am Breakfast 9:30am Summer Choir 10:30am Holy Baptism 11:45am Coffee Hour 4:00pm MTaM
12:00pm Weight Watchers 1:00pm Food Pantry
16 6:00pm Outreach Meeting
GSL School/PDO begins 9:00am Bazaar House 9:00am Staff Meeting 1:00pm Food Pantry 5:30pm Finance
18 Laymen's Conference
7:45am Executive 10:00am Fitness for Fun
Aug 19 - 25
19 Laymen's Conference Episcopal School Sun. 8:00am & 10:30am & 5:30 Eucharists 8:45am Breakfast 9:30am Summer Choir 11:45am Coffee Hour 12:00pm 20-30@GSL 4:00pm MTaM
Aug 26 - Sep 1
26 Recovery Sunday 8:00am & 10:30am & 5:30 Eucharists 8:45am Breakfast 9:30am Summer Choir 11:45am Acolyte Training 11:45am Coffee Hour 4:00pm MTaM
12:00pm Weight Watchers 1:00pm Food Pantry
9:00am Bazaar House 9:00am Staff Meeting 1:00pm Food Pantry 6:30pm Vestry
23 5:30pm PC Meeting
10:00am Fitness for Fun
12:00pm Weight Watchers 1:00pm Food Pantry
9:00am Bazaar House 9:00am Staff Meeting 1:00pm Food Pantry
Happening #52 10:00am Fitness for Fun
Augustine 7/19/2012 9:34 AM
Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 1720 Peabody Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38104-6124 901-272-7425, 901-272-9833 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
Volume 59, No. 8
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From the Rector:
Ministry Fair, Blessing of Backpacks and Special Rector’s Forum In August, we are starting three new, annual events for GSL: First, on August 19 at 9:30 am in Trezevant Hall, we will have a Ministry Fair. Please join us for good coffee and casual conversation, as we have the opportunity to sign up for volunteer opportunities at Grace-St. Luke’s in this new program year. One focus of this year’s Ministry Fair is Christian Education, and Harriet Roberts (Director of Christian Education) is very excited to offer new opportunities for people to volunteer for some shortterm projects (like serving as a host at our Christian Education table on a Sunday or two) and some longer term projects (like replenishing the contents of the Quiet Packs for our youngest members). If you are looking for a way to volunteer more of your time, our new, annual Ministry Fair is for you.
Second, on August 19, we celebrate Episcopal School Sunday at the 10:30 am Eucharist. As always, the Head of School and the faculty will be with us for prayer and Holy Communion. Our Fellowship Committee will host a lovely reception following the Eucharist in the Anchor Center. All are invited to the liturgy and reception. Here is what is new about the liturgy. We will bless backpacks for all of our children. What I love about the blessing of backpacks is that it extends the focus beyond our Episcopal students to all of our students. We have a lot of public school students and students at other independent schools who will enjoy bringing their backpacks for prayer. And we are preparing a fabulous tag for each backpack that reads; “THIS BACKPACK WAS BLESSED AT GRACE-ST. LUKE’S.” As always, your children’s friends are most welcome, too.
Third, Recovery Sunday is August 26. Please note the front page of this newsletter for more information. We will have a special Rector’s Forum with the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke. Father Hoke is a colleague of mine whom I got to know at General Seminary, where he received his doctorate. He is an engaging, wise, and very funny priest. He happens to be from Arkansas, too. The topic for the Rector’s Forum is “Having Had a Spiritual Awakening . . . .” Father Hoke believes that spirituality is the essential path for the recovery from addiction. Please let me remind you that there are many forms of addiction, including addiction to success and noise. I look forward to seeing many of you for this special, one-time August Rector’s Forum. Father Hoke has a word some of us need to hear. The Reverend Richard Lawson