October 4, 2019
Welcome to St. Bede's E-News!

We hope that this weekly offering will keep you up-to-date on the latest information from the parish and from around the diocese

Our e-newsletters are now being achieved on our website. You can go to www.stbedes.org and look under the Connect With Us tab at the top of the home page to find past newsletters.
St. Bede's Announcements

Sunday Worship Schedule 

Our Sunday worship schedule:
     8:15 am - Holy Eucharist
     9:30 am - Christian Formation for All Ages
   10:45 am - Holy Eucharist
     5:00 pm - Santa Eucaristía

A reminder:
you can click the link to St. Bede's Calendar in the column on the right any time you want to check for events in the parish. 

 Adult Christian Formation

All classes meet at 9:30 am in room M-110 unless otherwise noted.

October 6 will be the conclusion of a three part Adult Formation series. You do not have to have attended the first two sessions to  learn about Conflict as Communion from Dr. Lambelet.

We are excited to host Dr. Kyle Lambelet, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University's Candler School of Theology who specializes in teaching on religion and the ethics of nonviolence, organizing and social change. He recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame in the joint program of the Department of Theology and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Dr. Lambelet will be leading us in the below discussion:
Conflict as Communion
Conflict is a dirty word. In our homes, in our church, and in our society we often associate conflict with sin, brokenness, and failure. What does conflict have to do with communion? In this three-week adult education series Dr. Kyle Lambelet, a faculty member at Emory's Candler School of Theology, will explore how we understand conflict theologically: not merely as sin or evidence of our finitude, but as the foundation of communion. Beginning with a Trinitarian account of unity in difference, what theologians call perichoresis, we will explore the goodness of conflict theologically and scripturally as well as build skills for engaging conflict in healthy ways.

Sunday, October 13 - Intergenerational Formation - All-ages

Will you be in town this holiday weekend? Join us for a reflection on love and a celebration of our Good Shepherd who knows each of us by name. We will be creating a multi-colored ribbon banner with messages of love from St. Bede's for our youth to carry with them in the Atlanta Pride parade later in the day.


Welcome to our new way of connecting with each other  at St. Bede's

Please  watch the short video below as an introduction to the Realm way of connecting with one another in our parish.

We will have a different video displayed here for you to watch for the next few weeks.

There will be a meeting on Sunday, October 6 at Noon in Room-110 to get you started on Realm. Listen for an announcement at both services on Sunday about the October 6 meeting.

Realm Resources - Profiles
Realm Resources - Profiles

Forward Day by Day for November - January

Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer.

You can pick up your copy, while supplies last, in the Connect Center. We have copies in English and Spanish.

If You Need a Name Tag ...

Please let the Parish Office know if you need a name tag. The procedure is simple. Just put a note on the Parish Administrator's desk in the office and by the next Sunday your new name tag will be on the "spinners".

Youth Group News

On Sunday, October 6th  the Youth Group will be heading out after Sunday School to hike Sweetwater Creek Red Trail, celebrate Eucharist and share lunch.

Women's Retreat Being Planned for September 25-27, 2020

Women & feminine non-binary people:  
There is a retreat in your future!  Mark your calendars for September 25-27, 2020.  We have secured a lodge at Forrest Hills Resort & Conference Center in Dahlonega, GA for our next retreat.  Pricing and plans are still being finalized so stay tuned, but if you'd like to secure your spot now, Nancy Bruce is handling deposits and registrations.

Communications Ministry Seeking Videographer

The Communications Ministry is looking for a videographer and a video editor to help with a small project being considered.  If you have these skills, please contact Will Mizell at willmizell@wa fflehouse.com .  

Be Kind & Do Good with A Bede Bag

There are plenty of Bede Bags in the Connect Center.

What to do with Bede Bags?
Pick up a bag and give it to someone in need.

Keep one in your car. Carry one with you. Be prepared to offer one to a person in need.

Making a difference one bag at a time.

~ Brought to you by St. Bede's Youth Group

"Food Insecurity" Community Engagement Lunch, 
Sunday, October 20th

Learn more about how we as individuals and as a community can make a positive impact against food insecurity. There will be two educational opportunities on the 20th, one during the Formation hour, and the other as we share a simple meal of soups and breads together, with information from Bread for the World and Emmaus House. For those interested in attending, please sign up in the Communications Center. There is also a sign up for those who would be willing to provide a crockpot of soup or a loaf of bread.

Save The Date!

St. Bede's and the Church of Our Saviour will host the second annual Art from the Heart here at St. Bede's on October 25th and 26th. There are now 37 artists engaged to participate, many of whom participated last year. We have some exciting new artists participating. The artists will have the opportunity to set up their individual booths from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24th and from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Friday, October 25th. We will then open to the public, closing at 5:00 p.m. to prepare for the Preview Party that begins at 6:00 p.m. The entrance tickets for the Preview Party are $10.00 per person and include appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks. Wine and soft drinks will be available for a small donation. On Saturday, October 26th, the Market will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Don't forget this would be a perfect time and place to begin or complete your holiday shopping.

We are in need of volunteers to ensure this year's market is another exceptional experience. Please consider donating some time; even an hour or two will make a difference. We need volunteers on both the 24th and 25th to help move some furniture and prepare and mark off spaces for the booths. We need appetizers donated and volunteers to help set up and serve the food and drink at the Preview Party. We need volunteers while the market is open on Friday and Saturday. And lastly, we need volunteers to help us move the furniture back in place and clean-up on Saturday after 5:00 p.m. Sign-up sheets are in the Commons.   We are happy to answer any questions you might have about what the volunteers will be doing.

St. Bede's is donating our share of the proceeds to Forging Futures in Haiti, Inc., a program that many of our parishioners have been involved with over the years. Their website describes the programs as "dedicated to raising financial support for helping to feed, educate and empower children by maintaining schools and employing teachers in Leogane, Haiti." If you are not able to attend the Preview or Market, please consider making a donation to Forging Futures before or after the event.  

Come One, Come All!   Atlanta Pride Parade! 
Sunday, October 13

The youth group of St. Bede's would like to invite any and all members of the parish to walk with them and parishes from all over the Diocese in this year's Atlanta Pride Parade on Sun, October 13. The parade is from 12-2pm. We will celebrate Eucharist at the 8:15 service, go to Sunday School, grab something to eat, and head out to the Chamblee Marta station. From there we will travel to downtown and march, returning to the church by 3:30. All ages are invited! Any questions, please don't hesitate to email Beth Cannon at   [email protected]     Please join us!

Join with others from St. Bede's to visit detainees at the
Stewart Immigration Detention Center 
Saturday, November 9
St. Bede's congregation has the opportunity to visit detainees at the   Stewart Immigration Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia on Saturday, November 9. We hope to visit about once a quarter, and this is the last trip for this year. If you are interested  please sign up on the sheet in the commons or email Junior Abraham by October 21
We will leave St. Bede's at about 7:00am and return in the afternoon. Orientation is required for first time visitors and will be provided at St. Bede's. English, Spanish, and French languages are spoken, as well as others. Visits are a maximum of one hour. This has been a blessing for those who have visited and we hope you will consider joining us.

Mission Trip to Honduras, November 9-16

Kay and John Entrekin went on a mission trip to Honduras last year through Honduras Outreach International located here in Tucker. We are going back this year from November 9-16 and there are currently seven people signed up for the trip. They would love to have at least ten people go. If there is anyone who would be interested in joining us or just knowing more about the trip please contact us at  [email protected] , call at 678-677-1350, or catch us at church. There are scholarships available if finances are a concern.

NET Food Pantry Jelly
The jelly supply and demand has balanced out, so we're back in the business of collecting jelly donations. There is a jelly basket in the Connection Center for your jars. Or you may write a check to St. Bede's and designate it for NET jelly. Lewis and Sally Cook faithfully deliver your contributions or purchase jelly as needed. Thanks to all for your generosity.

Mostly Mysteries Book Club

In October, we will read the book Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker.  The first installment in the delightful, internationallyacclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno.   "[A] wonderfully crafted novel as satisfying as a French pastry but with none of the guilt or calories." 

Reflection from The Rev. John Porter

This little piggy went to market and this little piggy stayed home...

BBQ, Sunday, October 27, 3:00 - 6:00 pm. 4212 Regency Court, Atlanta 30327   Purchase your tickets now at ticketstripe.com/forgingfuturesbbq  

All of us at Forging Futures in Haiti are indebted to a little animal known as the PIG. In Creole, there are two words for pig: kochon and pouso. We send $7000 USD to Haiti each and every month to support our schools and even more to cover ongoing maintenance and constant emergencies. But know this: One half of our needed revenue will result from the proceeds of this BBQ. I am always asked: what can we do to help? The answer: Buy tickets, tell your friends, and come and enjoy. That is all it takes. $30.00 per person; $100.00 per family - which guarantees that 70 faculty and staff are employed for 6 months, 500 children are sitting at desks receiving a cherished education and everyone has a nutritious meal every school day.

T. S. Eliot once wrote: "So much evil done in the world is done by people with good intentions." Let me explain. There had been thousands upon thousands of pigs in Haiti for many years. These little pigs were a sturdy and hearty breed that had adapted to the harsh conditions in Haiti, ate almost anything and, in fact, could live without food for over 3 full days. Every peasant family owned several pigs. There were family members. They bred healthy piglets, they provided food and fertilizer for the fields, and upon slaughter or sale, provided money for weddings and funerals and celebrations that held the family and community together. More importantly, the money enabled Haitian children to attend school rather than having to scramble around to hard scrabble a living.

It all turned bad in the 1970s when several cases of swine flu were discovered in the DR and Haiti. The United States conceived a plan to protect the American pork industry by convincing the Haitian Government to eradicate the Creole pig - the lynch pin of the Haitian economy! In 13 months, every Creole pig was killed. The Haitians have bitter and tragic memories of this sordid process. It was a devil's bargain. Every family who lost a pig would be compensated with a home grown American pig - which was proffered as better anyway. But the American pigs were not able to adapt to the Haitian conditions and died off by the thousands. Net result: Haitians 0. What a deal! Without the dependable anchor that the Creole pig gave to the peasant economy, Haiti sank deeper into misery. And school attendance decreased by 35% as children were needed to scramble to salvage a living for the family.

As of now, Haitian and French agronomists are breeding a new variety of pig similar to the Creole pig. It is the only hope to repopulate the cherished Creole pig and to capture again their enormous contribution to the Haitian economy. What can you do? Come to the BBQ and enjoy. It is an easy way to help.

Welcome to St. Bede's Episcopal Church

Welcome! We're delighted to have you here. You are invited to visit our Commons Area for coffee and conversation after the 10:00 service. There you will find parish life materials to the right as you exit from the church.
Here are some other ways to get better acquainted with St. Bede's.
  • Visit stbedes.org and sign up for the church's weekly email and learn more about the active life of St. Bede's.   Also visit St. Bede's Facebook page, another way to check out the activities.
  • Fill out a visitor information form located on the Visitor's table located in the commons area. Let us know more about you so we can be in touch.
  • Contact the church office, 770-939-9797, to be placed on the mailing list or learn more about the life of St. Bede's.
The Invite Welcome Connect Committee has dinners for our newcomers with some of our "seasoned" parishioners. These dinners help you connect with the activities and life of St. Bede's. If you are a newcomer watch for an invitation to an "Invite Welcome Connect" dinner.

Pledge Campaign
Thank you to all who have so generously responded by returning your a Chorus of Gratitude pledge card. If you haven't as yet returned your completed pledge card, we ask that you do so as soon as possible. Additional pledge cards are available in the Commons.

Sunday, October 6

Vestry of the Week
Issa Ackall, Veronica Noess 

Matthew Joiner

Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
 8:15 am     - Carol Kemker, Jim Galvin
10:45 am  -  Eve Doolittle, Melissa Biegler, Taylor Graves,
                    Kerry Penney

 8:15 am    - T.B.A.
10:45 am  -  Junior Abraham, Victor Caceres, Lois Shingler,
                    Judah Sali

Altar Guild
Nancy Ward, Jean Tate

Flower Guild
Ray Callaway, Eve Doolittle

Donareen Oakley, Loretta Vail

Bede Counters
Cathe Ecterhoff, Julie Mizell, Tom Vail

Bread Guild
Jody Klein

In Our Prayers
Lynn Edgar, mother of Beth Cannon
Nancy Waring
Jim Galvin
David Newberry
Elizabeth Stanton, daughter of Jim Ohl
Laura Mobley, friend of Leslie Joiner
Kimberly Flannary, friend of Nancy Waring
Arthur Guevara , friend of Sarah Jane Ohl
Vicki Feener, friend of Junior Abraham
Cyn Foster, sister-in-law of Toni Graney
Anita Maloof
John Branan
Nora Cruz-Diaz
Kerry Penney
Patrick Newberry, son of David Newberry, 
            stepson of Gretchen Berggren
Connie Aylor
Tony Sellers, husband of Laura Sellers  
Alice Brown, mother of Robin Brown-Haithco  
Mark Ahlfinger, son of Jean Ahlfinger 
Carolyn Branan, mother of John Branan
Andy Matia and Darryl Schwartz, friends of Ann Foote
Taylor Harty, granddaughter of Nancy Waring
Jim Ohl
Bill Stegall , friend of Jan & Jeff Swoope
Frances Bowen
Michael Dorger , brother of Maria Dorger
Max Carpenter , grandson of Sarra David
Andrea Abelman , friend of Junior Abraham
Judy Penney , sister-in-law of Kerry Penney
Sydney Lund
Ann Foote
Blaine Tinsley , cousin of Lisa Main
Helen Abraham
Cameron Maddox
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
10/7:     Areli Barajas
10/8:     Tait Robb
10/10:   Edwin Rodriguez
10/11:   Joe Vargas
10/11:   Jorge Heredia
10/12:   Jesus Chavez
10:12:   Eliana Valdez


Around the Diocese

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and like! - these e-publications. To stay up to date on activities throughout the Diocese of Atlanta, sign up for the e-newsletter, Connecting.

You can also sign up to receive For Faith, which is a weekly devotional message from Bishop Rob Wright sent by email on Fridays. To sign up for either or both,  click here

The Folk School at Camp Mikell - October 25-27

We have opened registration for the Fall Folk School. Join us October 25-27,

We are offering classes in knitting, quilting, weaving, ceramics, copper enameling, stained glass, woodturning.

Please join Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Bishop Robert Wright,
and the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Atlanta for

ReviveATL: Love in Action
an Episcopal Church Revival
January 22, 2020 from 6-8 p.m.
Atlanta University Center

This past year, Presiding Bishop Curry has urged people of faith to follow The Way of Love, fostering a community of people who follow Jesus by forming loving, liberating and life-giving relationships with God, their neighbors, and the environment.

This Way of Love is reflected by the Diocese of Atlanta's purpose statement:
We challenge ourselves and the world to love like Jesus as we worship joyfully, serve compassionately, and grow spiritually. 

What does Love in Action look like in a world that is hurting? ReviveATL invites us to live out our call to serve Jesus and love as he loves the unwelcome, the disenfranchised, the lost, and the found.

All are welcome. Come experience Love in Action. 


Details: Prior to the Revival, food trucks will be available from 4:30-6 p.m. to allow for early arrivals. A more detailed program will be released this fall.
Early bird registration before Nov. 1 includes guaranteed seating. Registration will be opening soon.


More St. Bede's Information
Wi-Fi is available throughout St. Bede's building!
Password is: 0011223344 
Worship Schedule


8:15 am  
  Holy Eucharist
9:30 am 
  for All Ages

10:45 am  
  Holy Eucharist
There is a nursery for  children ages 4 and  under available during  the 10:45 am service
5:00 pm 
  Santa Eucaristía

Quick Links
To schedule events,
please contact our
Paris h Administrator
Muriel Diguette
Weekly Classes
Tues  7 pm  
  ESL  & Children's      Program
Wed 10 am  

Thur   7 pm  
  ESL & Children's

(September through May)
Contact Information
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2601 Henderson Mill Rd      Atlanta, GA 30345
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