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 Formation for January & February 2020: Episcopal 101
On Sunday, February 23 Adult Sunday School will resume with Episcopal 101 - a class for those who want to know more about the Episcopal Church. This class will be taught by Chad Vaughn and Colin Brown (with, perhaps, some other voices joining is as well) and is for newcomers and long-timers alike. All are welcome. Episcopal 101 will meet in Room M-110.
February 23 - How we read scripture
March 1 - Wrapping up and going forward
All are welcome to attend any or all sessions of this class.
This class will serve as formation for those desiring to receive the sacrament of Confirmation and for those desiring to be received into the Episcopal Church
who have made an adult commitment of faith in another Christian tradition.
Confirmations and Receptions
will take place on Sunday, March 8 at 10:45 at St. Bede's.
Mardi Gras Pancake Supper-Shrove Tuesday, February 25
As we clear the cupboards in preparation for Ash Wednesday and Lent, St. Bede's Youth Group will be preparing an all-you-can-eat pancake supper plus sausage and red beans & rice for the Shrove Tuesday celebration, February 25, 5:30-7:30 pm. Make your reservation on Sunday morning at the Youth table. Cost is $8 per adult, $5 per child, $25 per family, in advance. Proceeds benefit the J2A Pilgrimage.
Ash Wednesday Services at Noon and 7:00 pm February 26
Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist, Nave
7:00 pm Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist, bilingual, Nave
El Refugio Visit from St. Bede's on March 14
On March 14 a group of St Bede's parishioners will be going to Stewart Detention Center. Many of the families travel from out of state to see their love ones being held in detention. If you would like to help these families a $25 gas card (from Q T or Shell) and/ or snacks will be greatly appreciated. Just leave your donations in the church office or give them to Junior Abraham or Claudia Fedarko - two of our parishioners that make the trip to Stewart on a regular basis.
The Connect Center at St. Bede's
The Connect Center is designed to serve as "communication central" for St. Bede's. This designated space in the Commons is all about keeping it neat and getting the word out. A place where information can be distributed, you can learn about St. Bede's, drop off donations and sign up for group opportunities. Here is what you will find in the Connect Center: In and out gatherings - Permanent - Examples: Donations of Jelly for the Net Food Pantry, Bede Bags Temporary - Examples: Donations of Toiletries, Puzzles for exchange Lost and Found - Items left in the church building. All items left over 60 days will be donated to a suitable resource. Sign Up Sheets - Examples: Volunteer requests, Small Group sign ups, Flower requests General Information - Examples: Church mission statements, bulletins, pledge cards, donation envelopes, Day by Day booklets, prayer requests, St. Bede's vacation cards. If you wish to have something placed in the Connect Center, please give it to Barbara Helms. She will help you maximize your display and find the appropriate display fixtures. She is responsible for putting things out and the timely removable of items. You will be responsible for collecting all donations when the bin is full. All information should be neatly typed. If you need help making an information or sign-up sheet, Barbara will be glad to help. All items will remain for no more than 30 days. No business cards or personal ads are allowed. Please note there are separate bulletin boards for Outreach Information and Children's and Teen's information.
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, additional pledge cards are available in the Connect Center.
Let's Play Mexican Bingo - Saturday, February 29
Let's play Mexican Bingo! A Saturday family event
The women of the afternoon of St. Bede's invite you to play Loteria (Mexican Bingo).
2 cards for $15
More than 50 magnificent prizes
Sale of snacks and drinks
Proceeds help the ministries of the church
Don't miss it!
You'll have a great time!
Day: Sat., Feb 29, 2020
Place: Parish Hall, St. Bede's
For more information, contact Martha Padron at 678-643-4422 or Alyssa Sali at 404-579-6768
¡Juguemos Loteria -- Sábado familiar!
Las mujeres de la tarde de la Iglesia San Bede's Los Invita a jugar Loteria.
- 2 x $15
- Más que 50 premios magníficos
- Venta de botana y bebidas
- Apoya a los ministerios de la Iglesia
Dia: 29 feb 2020
Lugar: Parish Hall, St. Bede's Iglesia Episcopal, 2601 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30345
Para más inf.: Martha Padron al tel 678-643-4422
Seeking and Serving Christ in All Persons:
A Non-Discrimination Ordinance for the City of Tucker
Through our baptism we covenant to "seek and serve Christ in all persons" and "respect the dignity of every human being". The City of Tucker is one of the few municipalities in DeKalb County that has not yet passed an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect all of its citizens from discrimination on the basis of a host of criteria including age, sex, ability, gender-identity, nationality, religion, and religious expression (among others). A group of citizens are working toward the passage of a Non-Discrimation Ordinance in the City of Tucker and we invite you to join us in our work to show your support for this measure. Please pick up information in the Connect Center and join an upcoming meeting. We meet every other Saturday 9 am (upcoming Feb 22). For more information email the group at
and like us on Facebook at Tucker Non Discrimination Ordinance. You are welcome to discuss this with Renea Doughton-Johnson who attends St Bede's.
Next Blood Drive
Monday, April 20th
More information soon
What is Lent Madness?
Lent Madness is a Lenten discipline that offers the opportunity to learn about some of the Saints - God's faithful who contributed to making the Kingdom's "not yet" a bit closer. It's also fun. Here at St Bede's we use it as a fundraiser and means of fellowship. Fundraiser for what, you may ask? The winner gets to choose! Whether you choose to participate in the fundraising, the learning, or just the fun, I encourage you to check it out at
If you want to learn more about how you can participate in the St. Bede's "pool", contact Jr. Abraham (404-633-1407 or jrabraham1953@gmailcom).
Saintly Scorecards (roster and bios of the Saints in this year's competition) - available for $3. To "play" - submit completed brackets with $5 by Ash Thursday, Feb. 27.
Join with others from St. Bede's to visit detainees at the
Stewart Immigration Detention Center
St. Bede's congregation has the opportunity to visit detainees at the
Stewart Immigration Detention Center
in Lumpkin Georgia on the following Saturday dates; we hope to visit three times this year. If you are interested in joining in this ministry for one or more visits, please sign up on the sheet in the commons or email Junior Abraham
March 14, 2020
July 11, 2020
November 7, 2020
We will leave St. Bede's at about 7:00 am 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.
Mostly Mysteries Book Group - February 24
Our next book club meeting will be on Monday, February 24 at 7:00 pm.
Barbie will be hosting us at Old Hickory House BBQ at 2202 Northlake Parkway. Please let Barbie know if you plan to be there.
The book for February was selected by Laura. It is
Recursion by Blake Crouch.
NEW YORK TIMES
BESTSELLER* From the
bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory-his most mind-boggling, irresistible work to date, and the inspiration for Shondaland's upcoming Netflix film.
Readers and Eucharistic Ministers
Needed on Sunday Mornings
I am reaching out to the Body because we need mouths and hands. Mouths to read the lessons and prayers and Hands to serve communion.
We have teams that take turns each Sunday of the month - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays. The team leader coordinates who does what each Sunday. Of course, there is flexibility if you are out of town or something comes up during your team's week. If you join a team, you do not have to read
and serve communion. If your preference is to do only one of these things, we are happy to have you join us.
We especially need readers for our 8:15 services.
This is an important and rewarding ministry. I believe it is especially important for us to hear God's words spoken through many the voices of our Body. Plus, reading the lessons and prayers is great experience if you want to work on your public speaking skills. You don't have to write anything, just read! We have young and old readers, so I encourage anyone who is interested to prayerfully consider this ministry, especially our Youth Group.
NET Food Pantry News
St. Bede's staffed the NET (Northlake/Embry Hills/Tucker) Food Pantry located in the Tucker Recreation Center in January. Fifty-one families were served. Many thanks go to our volunteers: Elaine McClean, Cathe Echterhoff, Nancy Bruce, Carlin Lutz, Helen Ackall, Alyssa and Ashley Sali, Lewis and Sally Cook, Gwen Cordner, Kay Howington, Anita Montelione, Dixie and Fran Snider, Nina Daniel, Cindy Huston. In addition to operating the Pantry every eight months, St. Bede's provides jelly for the families' orders. There is a basket at the Connection Center for your donations, or you may write a check to St. Bede's and designate it for NET jelly. For more information about the Pantry, contact Nancy Ward (email@example.com)
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".
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
John Branan, Orisha Parsons
10:45 am - Will Tate
Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
8:15 am - T.B.A.
10:45 am - Cheryl Murphy, Lisa Main, Claude Oakley, Caroline Spires
8:15 am - Cathe Echterhoff
10:45 am - Jim Helms, Tom Vail, Lewis Cook, Laura Martin
Anita Maloof, Nancy Waring
Carlin Lutz, Nancy Ward
Junior Abraham, Anita Montelione
Carlin Lutz, Dixie Snider
In Our Prayers
Valeria Margarita Deloarmen
sister of Barbara Helms
father of Julie Mizell
, mother of Lisa Main
, sister-in-law of Loretta Vail
friend of Helen Ackall
sister of Larry Bing
mother of Jody Klein
brother-in-law of Laura Martin
mother of Beth Cannon
son of David Newberry,
stepson of Gretchen Berggren
son of Jean Ahlfinger
mother of John Branan
Andy Matia and Darryl Schwartz,
friends of Ann Foote
Brooke & Taylor Harty,
granddaughters 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:
cousin of Lisa Main
Lisa Strothman, friend of David Newberry and Gretchen Berggren
Dexter Bernard Jackson, Jr., son of Dexter Bernard Jackson, Sr.
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
2/23: Carol Bowers
2/23: Jerre Lutz
2/23: Gregoria Perez
2/24: Loretta Vail
2/24: Melissa Marquina
2/24: Kate Castillo
2/25: Issa Ackall
2/25: Anne Callaway
2/26: Ernesto Madrigal
2/26: Julio Cruz-Navarrete
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,
Presiding Bishop Encourages Support for the ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE Campaign through Observance of Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 1
"Lent is a time of reflection and of following Jesus, demonstrating his love for the world," said Presiding Bishop Curry. "I invite all congregations to devote a Sunday in Lent to reflect on the transformational work of Episcopal Relief & Development, particularly their work with children, and to tangibly demonstrate God's love by giving generously to support ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE."
At the 2009 General Convention, Lent was officially designated as a time for dioceses, congregations and individuals to remember and support the work of Episcopal Relief & Development. Although the first Sunday in Lent is the official day of observance, churches may hold a special service on any Sunday.
Globally, 155 million children under the age of six are not reaching their full potential due to inadequate nutrition and healthcare. ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE is a three year, $3 million grassroots Church-wide fundraising campaign dedicated to expanding Episcopal Relief & Development's programs for children up to age six. The campaign launched in September 2019 and will run for 1,000 days until May 31, 2022.
"In Matthew 18, Jesus calls children the greatest among us," said Chad Brinkman, Director, Campaign for Episcopal Relief & Development. "Your support of the ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE campaign will enable Episcopal Relief & Development to expand initiatives that benefit these greatest among us -- children -- around the world."
Developed in collaboration with
, the 2020 Lenten Meditations focus on the spiritual lives of children and how they can inform the prayers and meditations of all Christians. These booklets and other resources including hope chests, pew envelopes, bulletin inserts and special prayers are available at
. Supporters are encouraged to
for daily email meditations in English and Spanish and, new this year, to subscribe to the meditationsas podcasts on A
pple Podcasts, Sound Cloud and Google Play.
There will be copies of One Thousand Days of Love in the Connect Center soon. Look for them!
Pilgrimage-Study Week in Spain
with The Rev. Canon Rodriguez
A pilgrimage-study week in Avila, Spain, based on the life and writings of St. John of the Cross will be led May 4-13, 2020 by the Rev. Isaías Rodríguez, the Diocese of Atlanta´s canon for Hispanic ministries. Pilgrims will be based at the Carmelite International Center of Teresian and Sanjaunistic Studies in Avila. Visits to holy places in the lives of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila are planned. All talks will be in English. To obtain a brochure and for more information, contact Canon Rodriguez,
or call at 404-707-1217
|More St. Bede's Information
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