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 Eucaristia
Adult Christian Formation
Sunday, December 1 - Intergenerational Advent Wreath Making Workshop - 9:30am in the Parish Hall
Individuals, families and people of all ages are invited to our annual workshop to create an Advent wreath to take home. The tradition of lighting the Advent wreath throughout the four weeks of Advent is a wonderful way to prepare for the coming of the Christ Child, and our wreath-making event is a fun and festive way to begin the Advent season with our St. Bede's family.
The cost for an Advent Wreath Kit including candles is $15.00. If you already have a kit from a previous year, bring your wreath form on Dec. 1st to refresh with new greens. Please bring decorative greens to share (if you have them in your yard) and your own clippers (if you have a pair). We will provide a booklet of prayers for use with your Advent wreath and we will also offer instruction about making your Advent wreath.
Adult Christian Formation Coming in December
St. Bede's has been and continues to be a wonderfully hospitable place, where people feel their belonging and know they can bring all they are into this space. In a two-week conversation on December 8 and 15, we will consider together how a shared, deeper understanding of gender and sexuality might expand our hospitality and enrich our experience of community.
Please join us -- your voice and your experience are an important strand in the St. Bede's tapestry! 9:30am in Room M-110
Blessed To Be A Blessing Pledge Campaign
Thank you to all who have so generously responded by returning your Blessed To Be A Blessing pledge card. If you haven't yet returned your completed pledge card, our pledge ingathering will be at the Sunday services on December 8th. Additional pledge cards are available in the Connect Center.
Taize Prayer & Labyrinth Walk - Sunday, December 1
Our monthly first Sunday Taize Prayer service & Labyrinth walk will be in the Parish Hall at 7pm Sunday, December 1. Please join us for a contemplative hour. No prior experience necessary!
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe -
Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00pm
A celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place at St. Bede's on Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm. The bilingual celebration will feature festive music from the parish choir, mariachis, dancing, and a pageant depicting the story of the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A festive reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Parishioners are invited to bring food such as snacks, appetizers, & desserts to contribute to the reception.
Christmas Flowers & Music Dedications
Please complete the form on the envelope found in your bulletin or at the Connect Center, and place in the offering plate or return it to the Parish Office with your check to St. Bede's Church. Specify Flowers or Music on your check. Donations must be received by Sunday, December 15 to be printed in the Christmas Eve booklet.
St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30345
Grieving During the Holidays:
An Advent Quiet Day
With Candle Lighting and the Naming of our Loss
Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Guided by Ms. Lea Robinson, R.N., M.S.N.
and The Rev. Lynnsay A. Buehler
Please call 770-938-9797 ext. 27 to register for the day
The Julian of Norwich Center
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2601 Henderson Mill Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30345
Volunteers needed at the NET Food Pantry January 2020
St. Bede's is responsible for staffing the Northlake-Embry Hills-Tucker Food Pantry during the month of January. The Pantry is open 10:30am - 2:00pm, Mon, Wed, & Fri. Staff should arrive by 10:20am and plan to stay until 2:15pm, if needed. If you have worked previously, or if you have never worked but would like to volunteer, please call or email Nancy Ward at 678-592-2276 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mostly Mysteries Book Group - January 20
The next meeting will be on Monday, January 20 at 7 pm.
The meeting will be at Fran's house:
1516 Regency Walk Drive
The book for January was selected by Jennie and is
A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George.
This is Inspector Lynley Book One.
Elizabeth George tells a wonderful tale; crafted as carefully as an elaborate quilt. She deserves the accolades she's received, including the Anthony & Agatha Best First Novel in the USA for A Great Deliverance.
Nominations for Vestry for 2020
It's the time of year when nominations for next year's Vestry are sought. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please let a committee member know by November 24. The nominating committee consist of the three off-going Vestry members (John Branan, Laura Martin, and Orisha Pasrons),
and two at large members who are being identified.
The Vestry has legal & fiscal responsibilities for St. Bede's and works in partnership with the Rector to discern what the parish is called to do and to have oversight of that work. We seek members who are intentional and reflective about what our church should be focused on at this time and who have the vision and energy to carry out this work. Members must be able to take into account the needs of all the people in our congregation. The individuals on the Vestry work together for form community, finding common ground, centered on the spiritual life of the individuals and of the vestry as a group, to lead and oversee the church's work.
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".
Gifts for Life from Episcopal Relief & Development
There is always someone on your list who has everything. Episcopal Relief and Development has the answer for your gift giving. Not only can you surprise someone with a pig you give a life-giving gift to someone in need. Consider giving from Episcopal Relief and Development's Gifts for Life catalog. I placed one in the communications center or you can order online at
or call 1-855-312-4325. Your gift is tax deductible and a card for the recipient is included.
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.
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.
Vestry of the Week
Issa Ackall, Veronica Noess
Matthew Tate, Will Tate, Savannah Spires
Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
8:15 am - Carol Kemker, Jim Galvin
10:45 am - Eve Doolittle, Melissa Biegler, Taylor Graves,
8:15 am - T.B.A.
10:45 am - Junior Abraham, Victor Caceres, Lois Shingler,
Jean Tate, Nancy Ward
Ray Callaway, Eve Doolittle
Donareen Oakley, Loretta Vail
Cathe Echterhoff, Julie Mizell, Tom Vail
In Our Prayers
Dale & Gloria Hansen,
parents of Alyssa Sali
sister of Larry Bing
Tatum & Harley,
great granddaughters of Sarah Jane Ohl
granddaughter of Nancy Waring
mother of Sue Ellen Lampros
mother of Helen Ackall
mother of Beth Cannon
son of David Newberry,
stepson of Gretchen Berggren
husband of Laura Sellers
mother of Robin Brown-Haithco
Mark Ahlfinger, son of Jean Ahlfinger
mother of John Branan
Andy Matia and Darryl Schwartz,
friends of Ann Foote
granddaughter of Nancy Waring
friend of Jan & Jeff Swoope
grandson of Sarra David
friend of Junior Abraham
sister-in-law of Kerry Penney
cousin of Lisa Main
For those who have died:
Peter Whitney Buehler,
brother of Lynnsay Buehler
Michael Dorger, brother of Maria Dorger
Betty Lyons, mother of Jo Marie Lyons
Julieto Jeronimo, mother of Manuel Johnson
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
12/1: Claudia Fedarko
12/3: Emma Seif
12/3: Tyler Busch
12/3: Angelica Cuevas-Cuevas
12/4: Kimberly Hernandez-Bernal
12/6: Regina Studwell
12/7: Amy Busch
12/7: John Melaryo
We give thanks for the birth of Amari Oakley-Gordon,
grandson of Claude and Donareen Oakley
Several St. Bede's regulars subscribe to-
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,
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.
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Wi-Fi is available throughout St. Bede's building!
Password is: 0011223344
for All Ages
There is a nursery for
children ages 4 and
under available during
the 10:45 am service
Tues 7 pm
& Children's Program
Wed 10 am
Thur 7 pm
ESL & Children's