St. Bede's Episcopal Church

   A Pastoral Update 
on alternatives 
for when Church is Closed 
and you need something t o do 
on Sunday Mornings
Stained Glass 1
to be closed for a few weeks.

Dear St. Bede's Folks,
 
Greetings on Saturday afternoon on this third weekend in Lent!
 
I want to make sure that you have all received the message that due to the current public health crisis and to uphold the recommended "social distancing" that our public health professionals are recommending, 
WE WILL NOT BE GATHERING  FOR WORSHIP or FOR ANY MEETINGS, CLASSES, or OTHER IN-PERSON GATHERINGS FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.   
Our building will be closed to the public during this time.
 
The staff and I will be using the beginning of next week to get oriented to this new  temporary way of being Church, but in the meantime, I wanted to suggest a few useful resources to keep you connected to scripture and worship this weekend.
 
For alternative ways to worship tomorrow (Sunday, March 15), you might consider these options:
 
The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry will be offering a sermon to the whole Church via YouTube.   You can listen to Bishop Curry's sermon live on YouTube at 11 am here.
This live-streamed liturgy will originate from the National Cathedral where Dean Randy Hollerith will preside (to an empty Cathedral) and Bishop Curry will offer the sermon remotely from his home in North Carolina.   More information about this offering can be found here
 
Day 1 is a longstanding (Atlanta based) Sunday sermon broadcast (formerly called the Protestant Hour).   This week's preacher is the Rev'd Mandy McDow, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Los Angeles (Mandy was a classmate of mine at Oglethorpe in our undergraduate days) You can find Mandy's sermon (along with a host of other sermon broadcasts and resources) here.
 
 
 
The Lessons and Collect appointed for the Third Sunday in Lent may be found hereIn this week's Gospel, Jesus has his longest conversation with a single human individual.  Do you know who that is?  
Read the Gospel to find out!
 
After you have read scripture, or listened to a sermon, or connected with God in whatever way you choose to connect with God, take thirty minutes tomorrow and call or email three people from St. Bede's just to see how they are doing.
 
Also, I would encourage you to go outside at least once each day (even if it is raining) and raise your hands up to the sky and say "Thank you God!"
 
Remember, God loves you, I love you, and please, be kind to and love one another.
 
I'll be back in touch soon.
 
Peace,
Chad+

 
Contact Information
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2601 Henderson Mill Rd      Atlanta, GA 30345
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