St. George's News

The Sunday Sermon

Each week we will post the previous Sunday's sermon to our YouTube channel and you can follow the links from this page to see any of them. The list below is just the most recent sermons, but additional videos are available on YouTube.

How to not miss the gift of grace that's waiting for us just because we don't recognize the packaging...Mother Dorothy's sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent...

God asks us to trust and obey him with the strength and courage given to us by the Holy Spirit...Rev. Noble Walker's sermon on March 12th.

God's holy Word...still our protection, still our help. Mother Dorothy's sermon, on the first Sunday of Lent..

Coming down from the mountaintop - transformed, unafraid and ready to serve. Today's sermon...

Jesus  is the cornerstone of and foundation of our spiritual lives, but each of us is a special brick in His house called to contribute to it as best we can.

God gave us the 10 commandments as a template to follow to happiness, all you have to do is follow them.

No empty words, no empty ritual...God wants our hearts, God wants us to be the light of the world. Today's sermon.

The call to follow Jesus...our unique gifts valued, no special skills required....Sunday, January 22, 2017

What are we looking for? Jesus still invites us to come and see what really matters...Today's sermon.

What's in a name? What does it mean to call ourselves followers of Jesus? Mother Dorothy explains it requires a commitment from us to claim that name for ourselves.

Sowing seeds of peace amid turbulent times...Mother Dorothy's sermon for the first Sunday of Advent...

Never tire of doing good....the hurting people in God's world need to see the light and love of God radiating through us..

Mother Dorothy explores the process which brings us together - from being alone, to being with God and into caring for each other in our community.

God is with us - God is always with us - even in the midst of our most difficult trials. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon from October 9, on Jeremiah 29 and Luke 17.

The Church will remain relevant as long as we remember how it is that we order our lives: pursuing righteousness, godliness, faith, love, gentleness, generosity, sharing, helping all of God's people. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon from today. You can listen to Mother Dorothy's sermon here.

Padre Noble Walker talks about the importance of letting God mold our lives and accepting he has better things in our future than we can imagine. To hear his inspiring sermon, click here.

After becoming the first African American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming in the Olympics, Simone Manuel reflected, "it's not about me, but those who came before me and those who will come after me who now know it's possible." Giving thanks for the cloud of witnesses who paved the way of faith for us, as we take our own place in leaving a legacy for those who follow. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon...

Faith is the belief that somewhere out there beyond the dark, cold waters of the Mediterranean Sea, beyond war-torn countries, beyond tent-cities and ghettos, there is safety and a better life, with God and God's people who hear the call to help. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon, on Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16.

God didn't entrust us with all of this "stuff" for us just to hoard it...Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon on Luke 12:13-21...

"Your kingdom come" is not a passive petition to God...hear Mother Dorothy's sermon on how prayer changes us, and how we are called to change the world.

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Lauren Winner to speak at St. George's April 4

Lauren WinnerLauren Winner, Author and Duke Divinity School Professor to Speak at St. George's on April 4

Lauren Frances Winner is an American historian, author and lecturer and a lunch-time speaker at the Calvary Lenten Preaching Series at Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis on April 4 and 5.  On Tuesday, April 4, at 7 pm she will be speaking at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Road, Germantown. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Lent 2017 at St. Georges


We’ll officially kick off our Lenten Food Drive, benefiting Collierville Food Pantry. Sarah Bettendorf will again be chairing our efforts this year. Watch for weekly shopping lists in Happenings and the TIP, as we stock the shelves of the Food Pantry for our neighbors who rely on this resource. If you would like to deliver food to the Food Pantry on a Thursday during Lent – and see this ministry in action – please contact Sarah ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Mother Dorothy ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. g).

Week 3: Thursday 3/16 - Wednesday 3/22
Cereal Week (including oatmeal, grits, cream of wheat)

Week 4: Thursday 3/23 - Wednesday 3/29
Canned Fruits (including low and no sugar)

Week 5: Thursday 3/30 – Wednesday 4/5
Canned vegetables (including low sodium) and canned meats (tuna)

Week 6: Thursday 4/6 – Wednesday 4/12
Paper products/Toiletries (paper towels, toilet paper, soap, small containers of detergent, small containers of household cleaners, toothpaste, etc.)

Maundy Thursday will be our last day to deliver food to Collierville Food Pantry. If you would like to deliver food to the Food Pantry on a Thursday during Lent – and see this ministry in action – please contact Mother Dorothy ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Sarah ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


During Lent, Mother Dorothy will lead a book study on Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. We will read Walter Brueggemann’s Into Your Hand: Confronting Good Friday, and study Brueggemann’s seven sermons on Jesus’ last words.

Also, at our adult Forum on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. we'll study Mathew's Gospel "From the scandalous women to the Great Commission."

Lenten Learning 2017

St. George's New Vestry (2)

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 St. George's parishioners elected new members of the Vestry. Each year St. George's elects five new Vestry members who serve for three years, so our incoming group is the "class of 2020." Please give your appreciation and support to our newest members. Our new officers for 2016 are: Rick Patterson, Senior Warden, Leslie Darr, Junior Warden; Tom McFadden, Treasurer; and Nancy Ligon, Clerk.

Denise BovoBarbara Posner Eve Graue Rell Fowler Sarah Harrison
Denise Bovo-Ficsher       Barabara Posner           Eve Graue          Rell Fowler              Sarah Harrison

The Vestry Class of 2019

bill routt charlotte profile leslie darr lucie calvin  tom mcfadden 
Bill Routt Charlotte Albertson Lescinskis Leslie Darr Lucie Calvin Tom McFadden



The Vestry Class of 2018

Bobbie - Wonderley-McLaughlin

Bobbi Wonderley-McLaughlin

Erica Ewen

Erika Ewen         

Rick Patterson

Rick Patterson

Peter Bloom

Peter Bloom

Ted Morley

Ted Morley



Download a pdf of the Vestry By-Laws

Stewardship Update

 Progress Toward Goal 12132016
Gaining on Our Goal!!
We are so excited that we are so close to our goal of 180 pledges for the year.  Thanks to everyone that has participated so far.  It is not too late for you to be included.  We only need about 20 more pledges to reach our goal.  Every gift is important, regardless of its size.  You can complete the online pledge form you will find here: 
or simply reach out to Eileen Fields ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) in the church office to let her know of your intent.  Thank you for being a part of St. George's.
~ Kenny Kyle
Stewardship Chairperson


Gather, Discover and Serve - 2016

St. George's 2016 Schedule - Gather, Discover, and Serve

The heart of the parish is our coming together to worship, our gathering. From that gathering we journey together to discover more about God and the world around us. In the process, we find ways to serve God and others. Please click here to read the details of all the ways you can join with us.

Help Wanted Fall 2016

Help Wanted

There are always so many needs in a church family, and we all need to pitch in together to get everything done. So, we are asking for your help in filling the many jobs that we want to do to help our fellow parishioners, to enjoy fellowship with one another, to raise money for the community and the church. Below is a brief list of the volunteer opportunities that are available to you. We hope you will prayerfully consider what role you can play in the life of our church. For more detailed descriptions of the positions available, please click here.


Did you know that members of St. George’s help seniors who are no longer driving to stay engaged as active members of our parish family by driving them to church? 


Do you enjoy ice cream socials, the Pentecost Picnic, and other fun parish events? 


Each Sunday morning during the school year, our children and youth gather for Sunday School – a place where they learn about God and God’s love.


Our Children’s Chapel leaders help bring meaning to our scripture lessons every Sunday for our younger children.








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