Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Volume 59, No. 10
September 30 at 4:00 p.m.
What’s Inside? • Wednesday Night Offerings • Church Health Center 5K/10K • Fill the Freezer
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 Fr. Joseph Wallace-Williams, Associate Rector Christi Authement, Activities & Athletics Dir. Beulah Boone, Sexton Beth Claybrook, Financial Assistant Wesley Emerson, Organist/Choirmaster Sharon Campbell, Interim Nursery/PDO Dir. Connie Johns, Membership & Newcomers Eva Loftin, Assistant Director of Nursery Courtney Oliver, Youth Minister Lucy Owens, Communications Director Harriet Roberts, Christian Education Director Debbie Smith, Music Associate Linda Stine, Parish Administrator
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Vestry email: email@example.com
The deadline for the November issue of The Messenger is 9 am, October 15! Contact Lucy at 272-7425 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Inside This Issue 20-30@GSL.................................................... 4 39’ers............................................................ 4 Altar Flowers................................................ 14 Athletics...................................................12-13 Baptism Date................................................ 14 Bygone Days.................................................. 5 Christian Education....................................... 8-9 Diocesan Convention........................................ 5 EYC News..................................................... 11 From the Rector............................................ 12 Grand Old Bazaar ........................................... 5 Lay Schedule................................................ 15 Looking Towards Sunday................................ 14 Member News............................................... 14 Memorials/Honorariums................................. 14 Music News.................................................. 11 Needlework Guild............................................ 5 Outreach Ministries.......................................... 6 Pastoral Care Corner........................................ 7 St. Clare Retreat............................................. 5 Save These Dates............................................ 4 School News................................................. 10 Scout News.................................................. 12 Third Thursday................................................ 4 To download the October calendar, go to: gracestlukes.org/uploads/files/calendar/october12.pdf
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
From the Rector... An Invitation There are so many events and classes at GSL Church this fall. I also hope you will read and prayerfully consider one of our new Wednesday evening classes in October, such as Father Joseph’s Bible Study. I hope that you will make it a priority to be present on Sunday mornings at one of our classes, whether for children or for adults. Something is in the air at GSL, and it is a word about the Gospel that we need to hear. And I hear this word of grace coming from all of our fine, trained catechists and teachers. Harriet Roberts, our director of Christian education, gracefully and thoughtfully publicizes all of our offerings for Sunday school. If you need to speak with her or email with her (or me) regarding what class is best for you or someone in your family, please do so. Our goal is to offer classes and events for all ages that inspire our people to lifelong Christian education in the Episcopal tradition. Knowing Christ is a lifelong journey, no matter where we start. Indeed, in light of the Christian faith, knowing Christ is a journey that will take eternity. Therefore, I invite you to one of our many classes and events. More importantly, however, I invite you to go deeper in the mystery of faith. All of us, no matter where we are, can listen for the call of Christ and can foster a deeper awareness of God’s mercy and presence. It is so important for each of us to realize that no one person fully grasps the fullness of God’s love and presence. All of us need to go deeper. One 17th century Anglican theologian, Edward Reynolds, who was Bishop of Norwich (England), wrote something similar: “It were almost a contradiction in anything save God’s mercy, to be
so deep that no thought can fathom it, and yet so obvious that each eye may see it . . .” Going deeper for some of us means that we will learn simplicity. Going deeper for others will mean just that—moving beyond simplicity. But all of us must move because we follow the example and mysterious presence of Jesus Christ. I cannot think of one single person in the Gospels who, after having interacted with Christ through conversation or a meal, was not changed in some way. Why would we expect anything different for any of us today? I invite you, therefore, to be changed in the company of friends who are on a lifelong journey at GSL Church. The Reverend Richard Lawson
Sunday, September 30th is a BIG DAY @ GSL! At the 10:30 Service: Di Anne Price and her boyfriends join us, with their own special blend of blues, jazz and gospel. Followed by an Autumn Afternoon on the Lawn: brats, hotdogs, German potato salad, pumpkin crisp, our own Johnny Norris and his band Walrus, lots of fun activities for the kids. We’ll be finished with lunch in plenty of time for you to go home and gather your pets for the annual Blessing of the Animals service at 4:00 pm in the nave.
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Connecting for Food, Fun and Fellowship Sunday Oct. 7, immediately following the 10:30 service, 20-30@GSL checks out what’s on tap at Bosco’s. If you are in your 20-30’s and looking for a little fellowship, join us for lunch and a drink, all courtesy of GSL.
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.
Friday, October 12, Luncheon Come join us on Friday, October 12, for social time at 11:30am with wine and cheese and a light lunch at noon for $6.00. Our guest speaker is our own Keith Wood, known historian extraordinarie. Whether he speaks on George Washington or James Monroe, you shall not be disappointed. Keith will keep your attention and keep you spellbound from beginning to end. Reservations to Lucy by noon Wednesday, Oct. 10, lucy@ gracestlukes.org or 272-7425. Invite a friend and come to enjoy great company, conversation and a wonderful program. Looking forward to seeing you there! Mary Virginia Rogers
Mark Your Calendars and Save These Dates! GSL Women’s Retreat “To Go and Be With God” March 1-3, 2013 GSL Men’s Retreat April 26-28, 2013
A Look into the Public Schools at the October 18th 3rd Thursday Dinner Continuing our series of programs involving our members, Mary Earheart-Brown, Director of Strategic Planning for the Volunteer Services Department of the Memphis City Schools, will speak to the October 18th Third Thursday dinner. She will give us an insider’s update on the consolidation of the Memphis and Shelby County School systems and tell us about opportunities for interested persons to work directly with students who need help. With all of the news accounts involving legal issues with the schools, it is easy to lose sight of the individual students and their needs. Third Thursday dinners are open to members of all ages, but are particularly aimed at the empty nester set. If you are a new empty nester, we especially invite you to come. Third Thursday dinners are planned to build community and to help us get to know each other better as friends. They involve as little work as possible and a lot of fun times. You’ll feel very welcome and discover another delightful dimension of your GSL experience. Our evenings always follow the same format: drinks, nibbles and conversation beginning at 6:30 pm in Trezevant Hall, dinner promptly at 7:00, and a speaker to follow. You’ll be home by 8:30 having had a wonderful time for a most reasonable fee. We always are casual, so do join in. We have to let our hosts know how many people to prepare for, so do make reservations by calling Lucy at 272-7425 or emailing her at lucy@gracestlukes. org by Tuesday, Oct. 16. Our seating is limited, so don’t wait! In keeping with church policy, your reservation is your agreement to pay. You may pay in advance online at www.gracestlukes. org/events/third-thursday
72nd Grand Old Bazaar November 8
Lunch · Elegant · Handmade Items · Treasures Books · Baked Goods · Artwork Handmade & Costume Jewelry 4 | www.gracestlukes.org
Needlework Guild 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, Oct. 13, 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, harriet@ gracestlukes.org, or Kim White, firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginners are welcome!
St. Clare Silent Retreat October 19-21 St. Columba Conference & Retreat Center Sybil MacBeth will lead the St. Clare silent 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 or get more information by contacting Debbie Balling at email@example.com or 335-4001.
Would you like to volunteer for the Diocesan Convention to be held at GSL in November?
The 31st Annual Diocesan Convention will be held at Grace-St. Luke’s on Thursday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 17. This is an opportunity for our community to share the hospitality and warmth we experience on a regular basis. We need lots of help to make this event a success. If you have a few hours you can contribute to help with set-up, registration, hospitality or crowd control on those November dates, we would be most grateful! Please contact Holley McGehee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 327-0980 and we will find a way for you to be involved.
NEWS OF BYGONE DAYS 50 years ago (1962): GSL CABOOSE DEDICATED AT HOMECOMING: Thanks to the ingenuity and generosity of Wayne Allen, GSL School has its own caboose! Mr. Allen acquired the caboose and has refurbished it to serve as a concession stand and announcer’s box. Pictured in the Commercial Appeal last week, the caboose was dedicated at the Homecoming football game. The Saints’ victory made for a perfect day. 25 years ago (1987): ASSISTANT RECTOR ARRIVES: The Rev. and Mrs. John Paul Jones and their three children, Devereaux, Rebecca, and Clarkson, are now at home at 1500 Vance Avenue, having arrived on October 16. The entire Parish bids them welcome, and we are grateful to God that He has called us all to labor together at Grace-St. Luke’s. Mr. Jones has already begun his work as Headmaster of the Day School and in the Parish.
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Outreach News The Rev. Gayle McCarty, Associate Rector Church Health Center 5K/10K, October 20, 9 am Join the Grace St. Luke’s “Angels” Team for the Church Health Center 5K/10K to promote healthy living in Memphis! Participating in the race is a great way to get moving and support the mission to make Memphis healthier. For the past two years, the GSL Angels have won awards. In 2010, the GRACE award: the team with the largest number of participants! And in 2011, the CHALLENGE award: the team with the most additional dollars raised from the previous year! 2012 GSL ANGEL Team Captains: Josh (email@example.com) and Sharon Shipley (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sign up online for OUR team: churchhealthcenterrace.com ~ Register at church: 9/30/12, 10/7/12 & 10/14/12 In celebration of the Church Health Center’s 25th anniversary, the race has been moved to Church Health Center Wellness and added a 10K! 1115 Union Avenue at I-240, 38104. On race day, Church Health Center Wellness will be open for tours, healthy cooking classes, exercise demos and more! We hope you will be there for a day of fun, fitness and fellowship.
Patti Newsom and the Rev. Gayle McCarty with 2011 Challenge Award!
Here is your latest NetsforLife Inspiration Fund report. We are entering the last stretch of the campaign, and I wanted to let you know that NetsforLife is at 90% of their $5 million goal. Thank you to everyone at Grace-St. Luke’s who has generously donated 855 nets to the campaign, saving 2,565 children from the deadly malaria-carrying mosquitoes that kill 3,000 people a day in sub-Saharan Africa. An insecticide-treated net, costing just $12 can save 3 lives and prevent these deaths! Please help us meet our goals and make malaria deaths a thing of the past. Please pick up a NetsforLife donation form at church or go to www.gracestlukes.org/netsforlife/ to make a life-saving gift. Betty Johnson 6 | www.gracestlukes.org
OUTREACH CALENDAR Ongoing 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 Oct. 11
Outreach Meeting - All Welcome! 6:00 pm, Peete Room
Church Health Center's Inaugral 5k/10k www.churchhealthcenter.org Contacts: Josh & Sharon Shipley, email@example.com
Nov. 11 Samaritan Counseling Centers of the Mid-South’s Annual Jazz & Pasta Party Botanic Garden; 5:00-8:00 pm Dec. 2 Angel Tree Adoption Contacts: Sandra Ireland: firstname.lastname@example.org and Debbie McCanless: email@example.com Dec. 9
Angel Tree Collection
Angel Tree Party 3:30–5:00 pm, Caritas Village
Pastoral Care Corner The Rev. Gayle McCarty, Associate Rector In this column dedicated to Pastoral Care, a variety of prayers for our spiritual journeys are often offered. The reason is best summed up in the words of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement: “I must write about prayer because it is as necessary to life as breathing. It is food and drink . . . Prayer is an exercise, sometimes dull, sometimes boring, but it brings health to the soul, which needs exercise just as the body does” -Praying in the Presence of Our Lord with Dorothy Day by David Scott. Any of us who have been or are presently caregivers for loved ones who are dying, know all too well the huge hunger and tremendous thirst for health of the soul. We know how prayerexercise can be difficult during this time. We have no clue as to how to talk about death and dying. We may be physically, emotionally and/or spiritually exhausted. We may think that we lack the words to pray, the time to pray or even the will to pray. If this describes your experience or that of someone you know, I offer you a guide—an extensive menu of food and drink for the soul—May I Walk You Home? Courage and Comfort for Caregivers of the Very Ill by Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp. It
is a treasure-trove of beautiful stories, prayers, meditations and thoughts of the day/action items for all accompanying a loved one through death to eternal life. I pray that it may be a wellspring of hope, comfort, wisdom and faith for caregivers and their loved ones. I close with a prayer from the book: Spirit of Peace, You know how worry and fear can take over and hound a person’s tranquility. Today I place my loved one, with all his/her worries and fears, in your caring hands. I place myself and my concerns in your caring hands as well. Calm our hearts and minds. Encourage us to face what troubles us. Help us each to let go of what we fear. Breathe your peace through our anxious hearts, and deepen our trust in your abiding presence.
Calling all cooks to FILL THE FREEZER Sunday, Oct. 21 Long to help but short on time? Help GSL Pastoral Care teams fill the freezer! What? Fill the Freezer is a great opportunity to help GSL Pastoral Care teams fill the freezer full of tasty meals for parisioners who are sick, recovering from surgery, or have new babies. Who? Everyone When? Sunday, Oct. 21, before all 3 services How? Make your favorite entrée, side, soup, or dessert and package it in a disposable, freezersafe container. We need meals of all sizes: individual, for 2, and family size. We will collect donations in Trezevant before each service. What If I don’t cook? Donate a gift certificate to Holiday Deli and Ham, and meals will be purchased on your behalf. Look for free containers and recipe ideas at our table in Trezevant Hall on Sunday, Oct 14.
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Harriet Roberts, Director of Christian Education Classes Beginning in October Wednesday, Oct. 3–Wednesday, Nov. 7 5:30 pm–6:30 pm*
To sign up, contact Harriet Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org or 272-7425, ext. 12. Inquirers’ Class: The classes are interesting and informative and are not just for those seeking to be Confirmed, but they will be the preparation needed for those who would like to be Confirmed when Bishop Johnson visits Grace-St. Luke’s on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Facilitator: Father Richard; Chancel ‘A Little Peace & Quiet: Anglican Spirituality for Today.’ (begins Oct. 3): Enjoy some quiet time in reflection and prayer with a wise leader. The group will also read selections from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s book Tokens of Trust. Please contact Harriet Roberts (email@example.com) to obtain your copy of the book. Facilitator: Judy Beaird; The Chapel Bible Study: Food for the Journey: It is not easy to live the Christian way of life but then again Jesus, never said it would be easy. Part of the frustration is how do we know how Jesus wants us to live for him. One of the first steps is simply to get to know and review the word of God in the context of Holy Scripture. Food for the journey is a small group Bible study designed for a maximum of 12 people. The group will gather weekly to examine one text of Scripture from the upcoming Sunday’s lectionary. This group is not designed to be “heavy academic exegetical” examination of the text. Rather, the group will use the African Bible study method to examine not only the history of the text but also what source of meaning we can derive from these Scripture text and how we can apply them in our day-to-day lives. Members are asked to commit to attending this group weekly beginning Wednesday, October 3rd through Wednesday, November 7th. Members are not all expected to use a particular translation of the Bible so please bring your favorite translation. Please bring your Bibles, your questions, your hopes and a desire to get to know Jesus! Facilitator: Father Joseph; Trezevant Hall Space limited/sign up required firstname.lastname@example.org Grace-St. Luke’s Book Group: Now is your chance to spend some time with some classics, some favorites, and some real treasures. This group will read and discuss selections from various collections of short stories (Alice Munro, Flannery O’Connor, Willa Cather, and Anton Chekhov). The group will read one novel; A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and, finally, they will read a selection from the poetry of Mary Oliver and Billy Collins. (The reading list is on p. 9). The discussion promises to be lively so make plans to attend! Facilitator Carol Ann Mallory; Room 212
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Youth Confirmation Class with Father Joseph
From October 14–November 4, Confirmation class will take the place of J2A Sunday School. If you have already completed Confirmation class and are already confirmed, the class is still relevant and interesting. In fact, those who have already been confirmed will enjoy the lively conversation and discussion. Father Joseph will tackle some practical, some complicated, and some philosophical questions.
Do we really believe in a Holy Ghost? Why does God always have to be referred to as a man….. Isn’t God really a woman? Is the Bible really the word of God? What’s up with this whole “body” and “blood” of Jesus thing? It sounds really disgusting if you ask me.
If you are a young person, and have ever wondered any of these questions, then confirmation class with Father Joseph is for you. So come join Father Joseph, Jim Greer, and Peria Gober and some of your friends for fun and an opportunity to talk candidly about God!
Class Schedule Classes Sundays, Oct. 14 through Nov. 4, at 9:30 am; The Lounge Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9:30 am; Rector’s Forum with Bishop Johnson Rehearsal with Bishop Don Johnson Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 5:30 pm; in the Chancel (with Father Richard’s Inquirers’ Class) Confirmation Sunday, Nov. 11, during the 10:30 am service
REMINDER: There will be no Christian education classes on Sunday, Oct. 7, because of Fall Break. For questions, comments, or thoughts about Christian education, please feel free to contact Harriet Roberts at 272-7425, ext. 12, or email@example.com.
Harriet Roberts, Director of Christian Education List of books & short stories for the Wednesday evening Book Group Carol Ann Mallory, Facilitator Wednesday, Oct. 3–Wednesday, Nov. 7 5:30–6:30 pm, Room 212
Sunday Mornings, 9:30-10:15 am Adults Rector’s Forum: Popcorn Theology Facilitator: The Reverend Richard Lawson All ages are welcome to attend; Location: Trezevant Oct. 14: Of Gods and Men Oct. 21: Moonrise Kingdom Oct. 28: Take This Waltz
October 3, 2012 Alice Munro “Dimensions” & “Fiction” (both stories are in her collection titled Too Much Happiness) William Trevor The Bedroom Eyes of Mrs. Vansittart” (in the collection titled Beyond the Pale) “The Ballroom of Romance” (the title story of collection The Ballroom of Romance)
October 10, 2012 Willa Cather “A Wagner Matinee” (copy of story provided) “The Bohemian Girl” & “Behind the Singer Tower” (both in Cather’s Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912)
Children and Youth Nursery Birth–24 Months Location: Church Nursery; Nursery Staff
Little Lambs Pre-Atrium 24 Months to Young Threes Location: Church Nursery; Nursery Staff
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd–Atrium I Pre-K, JK and SK Location: Atrium I (Nursery) Lead Catechist: Amanda Robbins
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd–Atrium II First, Second, and Third Grade Location: Atrium II (Nursery) Lead Catechist: Jennifer Balink
Flannery O’Connor “Revelation” & “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (both stories in The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor)
All Things New Fourth and Fifth Grade Location: McClure Hall Staff: Ms. Julie Baltz
October 17, 2012 James Joyce “The Dead” (from The Dubliners) – will provide copies
October 24, 2012 Checkhov “Three Sisters” – will provide copies “Enemies” – will provide copies “The Lady and the Dog” – (The Essential Tales of Checkhov)
October 31, 2012 Poetry of Billy Collins: Sailing Alone Around the Room Mary Oliver: New and Selected Poems
November 7, 2012 John Irving: A Prayer for Owen Meaney
Rite 13 6th–8th Grade Location: Room 212 Leaders: Courtney Oliver and Jonathan Large
J2A 9th–12th Grade Location: The Lounge Leader: Jim Greer and TBA
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News From GSL School Thor Kvande, Head of School We have lots of fun events to tell you about for October! First I want to let you know about a new initiative at GSL, the Middle School Speaker Series. Launched this fall, the purpose of the series is to bring transformational community leaders onto campus to share life lessons and words of wisdom that will resonate with our 5th-8th grade students. The bonus is, the speaker series is open to anyone from the GSL community, so please feel free to join us. On Monday, Oct. 22, at about 8:30 am we will have Toney Armstrong, Director of the Memphis Police Department. You may be interested to know that next is writer and GSL parishioner Dan Conaway, who will speak to students on Monday, Oct. 29, at 8:05 am in the church. We will let you know about other scheduled speakers in the next issue.
Please also tell your friends and neighbors about our Admissions Open Houses this month. These events are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, at 8:30 am and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 9:00 am in the Anchor Center. Itâ€™s a great opportunity for prospective families to come take a look at our facilities and all we have to offer for students in PK-8th grade. We appreciate your help in spreading the word! Finally, for those of you with a special toddler in your life, please join us for Glad Monster/Sad Monster Story Time on Halloween, Wed., Oct 31, from 9:00 to 9:30 am in the Anchor Center Library. We will enjoy this book by Ed Emberley & Anne Miranda, read by our school librarian Jan Willis. This is geared toward children ages 2 and 3; costumes welcome! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to all of the students who ran for Student Council offices this year at GSL. We are proud of their leadership! Front row: Margo, Elsie, Caroline, Margaret, Meredith, Carter; back row: Edward, Gray, Skippy, and Zach.
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EYC News and Events Courtney Oliver, Youth Minister Unless other wise noted, Jr. High EYC will be from 5–6:30 and Sr. High from 6–7:30 (dinner for both at 6:00) all month long. Meet in Room 112. Sunday, October 7 NO EYC—Have a fun fall break! Sunday, October 14 Game Night: Family Feud—Back by popular demand. The EYC Family will go toe to toe! Sunday, October 21 Fruits of the Spirit or EYC Art—Details to be announced early in October.
Friday, October 26 - Saturday, October 27 Fall Lock-in (Times TBA): HUNGER GAMES: A night full of games and activities inspired by the new book and movie series. Additional details will be provided closer to the date.
Please contact Courtney at courtney@gracestlukes. org to sign up to provide a dinner for the youth. THANK YOU to all parents who provided dinners during the month of September!!
Music Ministry News Wesley Emerson, Organist/Choirmaster Gregory Maytan, Solo Violin Concert Oct. 21 ~ 6:30 pm ~ at GSL The Luna Nova Ensemble will present its violinist, Gregory Maytan, in a solo violin concert surveying masterworks for the violin from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Maytan has performed extensively in Europe and the US. Recent engagements include multiple performances of the Paganini, Sibelius, Bruch, Barber and Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos with orchestras in Nevada, Indiana, Michigan, South Dakota and Sweden. He has also performed as a soloist in the Paganini and Tchaikovsky concertos in tours throughout China, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia under conductors such as Dennis Russell-Davies, Raymond Harvey and Evind Gullberg-Jensen. An avid chamber musician, he has participated in the prestigious chamber music festival ‘Musikveckan’ in Junsele, Sweden; the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival in Memphis, TN; the CICA festival in Eureka Springs, AR; and the Sagatuck Chamber Music Festival in Sagatuck, MI. He has performed at venues such as Ravinia, Tanglewood and the Chicago Cultural Center. Recently he performed live on Chicago Public Radio as part of the Dame Myra Hess series. Maytan’s first CD, consisting of
music from his native Scandinavia, was selected by The Strad as the top recital CD of April 2009 and highly praised by Strings Magazine and the American Record Guide. Two more recordings, one featuring the sonatas of Faure, Franck and the Chausson Poeme and the second more music by Grieg and Maier will be available for purchase soon. Gregory earned his doctorate in violin performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, where he studied with the renowned violinists Miriam Fried and Paul Biss. Other teachers include Igor Petruschevski (London), Federico Agostini (Bloomington) and Alexander Kerr (Bloomington). He is currently performing on the 1766 ‘ex-Loeb’ Nicolo Gagliano.
Patricia Gray, Luna Nova President
Rhodes College Women’s Chorus visit GSL on Sunday, October 28 The Rhodes College Women’s Chorus will sing the 10:30 service on October 28. The chorus is directed by Mona Kreitner and accompanied by Debbie Smith. They have led our service before, but it has been a while, so we welcome them back!
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Cub Scout News
Many new boys have joined Cub Scout Pack 34 sponsored by Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church during the past month. The pack now serves the families of over 70 boys. Tiger Cubs (first graders or ages 6-7) meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month at 5:30 pm. Wolf Cub Scouts (second graders or ages 7-8) meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. Bear Cub Scouts (third graders or ages 8-9) meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 5:00 pm. Webelos Scouts (grades 4 and 5 or ages 9-10) meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Meetings of the entire pack occur once a month as scheduled. Our October pack meeting will be Sunday, October 14th at 5:00 pm. Den meetings take place in the GSL Scout Room and pack meetings take place in McClure Hall. It is not too late for your son or grandson to experience the fun, learning, and adventure of Scouting. For information about joining the pack, contact Cubmaster Jason Hood at cubmaster@ memphis34.mypack.us. Our upcoming plans include assisting with the Blessing of the Pets as a service project, participating in Scout Base, a council-wide encampment, and the kickoff of our popcorn fundraiser which is what makes our program possible. For information on how you can support the Cub Scouts by purchasing popcorn, please contact Andy Surber at email@example.com. We are also starting a Uniform Exchange to collect “experienced” Cub Scout uniforms so every Scout can afford a complete uniform. If you have an “experienced” uniform you can contribute, please contact Katie Wright at uniform@memphis34. mypack.us. More information about Cub Scout Pack 34 can be found online at http://memphis34.mypack.us. Pack 34 Cubs assisted with GSL’s 2011 Pet Blessing by handing out leaflets, certificates and taking up the offering and had fun sitting in the balcony! Be on the look out for 2012 Pet Blessing photos!
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3rd/4th Grade Football Pictures
Church Athletics Christi Authment, Director GSL CHURCH YOUTH BASKETBALL 2012- 2013 (1ST GRADE - 4TH GRADE) ASSESSMENT TIME! It’s basketball season and to get it started we are having Skill Assessments as part of the registration process. GSL Church Youth Athletics provides this for all of its sports AND is a required activity for those children that sign up. This is not a tryout. It is simply a way to more evenly divide the teams. This SHOULD be fun for the kids. Who: All 1st-4th graders registered for GSL Basketball. This is a required part of the registration process. All players need to attend. When: Saturday, October 20th
Sunday, October 21st
1st & 2nd Grade Boys: 3:00–4:15 pm
3rd & 4th Grade Boys: 1:00–2:30 pm
1st & 2nd Grade Girls: 4:30–5:45 pm
3rd & 4th Grade Girls: 2:45-4:00 pm
Where: GSL “Old” Gymnasium What: Players will be assessed on Ball Handling, Passing, and Shooting. There will also be a scrimmage towards the end of the session. Players: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time so you can get signed in and warmed up. Please come dressed and ready to play! Questions: Contact Christi Authement, GSL Church Athletic Director (825-7353), or a committee member: Todd Brown, Allison Cates, Jon Lakey, Katherine Lawson, Paula Sappington, or Bruce Williams. Fall Soccer Pictures
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Membership News Deaths Gay Cummingham Phillips, died September 13, 2012 Transfers Out Mark Terrell Mitchell to Calvary Episcopal Church 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, to have your baby’s name listed.
Altar Gifts are offered in Loving Memory of October 7 Walter P. Armstrong, Mary Frances Statham, Edward A. Wright, Francis Paul Gassner, and Ensley Shelby Oxley October 14 Susan Burson Taylor, and Martha Wharton Jones, Meriwether Wesley Alvis, Jean Stewart Alvis, Jane Alvis Clarke, and Charles Alvis Clarke October 21 Jay Turnipseed, John Paul Jones Sr., and Lee Massey Clarkson October 28 William K. Pearson, Robert Cole Hatzenbuehler, Robbie Hatzenbuehler, and Betty C. McCarson
Looking Towards Sunday ~ October Revised Common Lectionary Track 2 Year B The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 7 Genesis 2:18-24 • Psalm 8 Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 • Mark 10:2-16 The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost October 14 Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 • Psalm 90:12-17 Hebrews 4:12-16 • Mark 10:17-31 The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost October 21 Isaiah 53:4-12 • Psalm 91:9-16 Hebrews 5:1-10 • Mark 10:35-45 The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost October 28 Jeremiah 31:7-9 • Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23-28 • Mark 10:46-52 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/
Memorials Given in Memory of Palmer Bartlett from Wynn & Gwin Scott, Katie & Ryan Savage, and Ann & John Dillard
Holy Baptism Scheduled
Anita Loftin from S.D. Brandon and Lawrence George
Baptism is the entry point for 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. The next date for baptism will be: • November 4 (All Saints’)
Roane Waring Jr. from Janet & Shep Tate and Ann & John Dillard
For more information and to schedule a baptism, contact Connie Johns, 272-7425, ext. 15, or email@example.com.
Ruth Farr from Zora B. Liggett and Nora L. Liggett
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Lay Service Schedule October 7 Altar Guild: K Harper, E & MG Brewer, C Gardiner, S Ireland, R Martin, K Savage, J Tate, C Wills, D Woodhams Breakfast Cooks: P Wilson, C Kerwin, J Moore, B Foster, L Strickland, C Pazar, S King 8:00 Acolyte, Reader, Chalice: Rolfes, Adams, L. Whitlock, S. Brewer, MG Brewer 10:30 Acolytes: K Rasberry, K Kellett, R Liles, L Robbins 10:30 Ushers: T Claybrook, E Epperson, J McCalla, R Norcross 10:30 EMs: N Schwartz, N Conaway, M Robinson, T Wyatt, G Evans 10:30 Lectors: P Wilson, C Nave, H Stovall, J Vergos 10:30 Verger: S Ireland 5:30: Lector-D McCanless, EM-E Wills October 14 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, Busby, Busby, Morse 10:30 Acolytes: M Cline, M Woodmansee, E Sappington, V Strother, Z Van Deveer 10:30 Ushers: M Crow, K Carpenter, R Gooch, J Huber 10:30 EMs: C Nave, L Wardlaw, J Jennings, C Wood 10:30 Lectors: N Conaway, S Baur, D Pigg, J Vergos 10:30 Verger: D Pigg 5:30: Lector-C Jefcoat, EM-B Foster October 21 Altar Guild: M V Rogers, S Barnett, L Deeley, J Fuentes, D McCanless, M Sullivan, L Trotter Breakfast Cooks: H Morse, T Claybrook, J Mercer, W Ayres, B Morse, I Hendry, D Douglass 8:00 Acolyte, Reader, Chalice: Edwards, Busby, Busby, N. Edwards 10:30 Acolytes: S McGehee, C Hartney, A Lawson, A Hartney, D Graber 10:30 Ushers: D McLemore, G Burruss, K Self, R Church 10:30 EMs: H Jones, P Barnes, E Hendry, D Conaway 10:30 Lectors: J Williamson, R Clark, S Prewitt, J Wyatt 10:30 Verger: S Hickey 5:30: Lector-J Dowd, EM-B Foster October 28 Altar Guild: L Tual, C Jefcoat, L McLemore, J Morse, L Niell, S Prewitt, V Rowland Breakfast Cooks: T Bolding, J Rasberry, G Simonton, M Pleasants, M Tyler, J Woo 8:00 Acolyte, Reader, Chalice: Rolfes,N. Edwards, D. Whitlock 10:30 Acolytes: E Shearon, G Garrett, S Collier, A Garrett, R Barnes 10:30 Ushers: M Tyler, W Ayres, S King, S Tate 10:30 EMs: B Khumalo, C Rhea, B Bruce, E Shearon 10:30 Lectors: S Baur, S Ireland, J Greer, J Vergos 10:30 Verger: H Rittenberry 5:30: Lector-B Black, EM-E Wills
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Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 1720 Peabody Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38104-6124 901-272-7425, 901-272-9833 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org www.gracestlukes.org
The Messenger of Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (USPS 778-900)-published monthly by Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1720 Peabody Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38104. Periodicals postage paid at Memphis, TN. POSTMASTER: send address changes to Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1720 Peabody Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, (901) 272-7425, email email@example.com. Lucy Owens, Editor.
Calendar Highlights September 30 Special Music @ 10:30: Di Anne Price Autumn Afternoon on the Lawn Blessing of the Animals October 3 Wednesday Classes Begin Fellowship Committee Meeting October 7 20-30@GSL No Christian Ed. Classes today October 8 Church Office Closed October 9 Finance Committee Meeting October 10 Inquirer’s Class Begins October 11 Outreach Meeting October 12 Executive Committee 39’ers
October 13 Needlework Guild October 14 Stewardship Kickoff Pack 34 Meeting October 16 Vestry October 17 Endowment Committee Meeting October 18 Third Thursday October 20 Church Health Center 5K/10K October 20-21 Basketball Assessments October 21 Fill the Freezer Gregory Maytan Violin Concert October 28 Rhodes Chorus at 10:30 service Oct. calendar: gracestlukes.org/uploads/files/calendar/october12.pdf