Sunday, January 26
Annual Parish Meeting
Two morning services combined into one 10 am service
We will have a potluck lunch - chicken and drinks provided.
Please bring a side or dessert.
Sunday Worship Schedule
Our Sunday worship schedule:
am - Holy Eucharist & Annual Parish Meeting
5:00 pm - Santa Eucaristia
Nominees for 2020 Vestry
to be presented and approved at the Annual Meeting
I have been a member of St. Bede's since the early '80s. I have served on the vestry twice, once when John Porter was rector and once when Janice Chalaron was rector. I am currently involved in the following committees: greeter, Bede counter, reader, Bible Study group, Net Food Pantry and have been active in the Sisters of Bede projects. I have also served as an usher. I am retired and, in addition to St. Bede's, I volunteer in NICU at Scottish Rite. For enjoyment and recreation I play ALTA tennis, walk/jog, do jigsaw puzzles, solve Sudoku, and read.
I look forward to taking on a leadership role in our parish.
Molly Graves, a life-long Episcopalian, has been a member of St. Bede's since 2001. Soon after, Molly became a Sunday school teacher and joined the team that brought Godly Play to St. Bede's. Over the years, ministry to the young children of our parish has been very important to Molly. She has taught Godly Play, co-chaired the Children and Youth Ministries Committee, and coordinated VBS. In additional to hanging out with the kids in the Godly Play room, Molly enjoys occasional outings with the Youth Group and regularly learning and growing with the adults in Bible, Books and Banter, the Wednesday evening Bible Study group, and the Just Faith group. On the Diocesan level, Molly has represented St. Bede's numerous times as a delegate to Annual Council, most recently in November 2019. Currently, Molly volunteers as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor and with the ESL Children's program. Molly has been married to the wonderful Dr. Taylor Graves for over 30 years, and they have two college-aged children, Reyn and Anna. Having previously been on the vestry from 2009-2011, Molly is excited to join a strong vestry that is committed to discerning God's vision for St. Bede's and using our resources faithfully to build a strong future together.
Sebastian Barahona Ramirez
I am Sebastian Enrique Barahona Ramirez and I have been a part of the St. Bede's church community since the end of 2017. I was born in Santiago, Chile and a month later moved to Puerto Rico and live there for 8 years and then moved here to Atlanta in 1992. My background has been mainly in automotive and just recently in the past 2 1/2 years have a primary job in the sales and technical support team at Drillco Tools, Inc. in Atlanta, GA, which deals with the mining industry. I am also starting up my own luxury car rental/rent-to-own business along with many aspects related to automotive. I graduated Parkview High School in 2004 and I am currently attending Gwinnett Technical College to graduate with my Automotive Technology Degree and going back in the Summer/Fall for my Business Degree with a concentration in Logistics. I have a brother who is 3 years younger than I. I have no children at the present moment, but do intend to one day with my lovely girlfriend Ashley Ortega. We both belong to this same church community along with the ministry classes CETLA and I was helping Ashley for some time with the children's Catechism at St. Bede's with the children in elementary school. I'd like to join the vestry as I figured my input on a lot of aspects of the church and new ideas can help bring about more members, planned activities, and further enhance the services in English and Spanish with Padre Fabio Sotelo.
Judah Sali and his family moved to Atlanta in 2017 after living in Mexico for ten years. He joined St Bede's and was received into the Episcopal church in 2018. Judah is an usher and teaches ESL and afternoon confirmation classes. He has served on the Envisioning St. Bede and Bede Plan committees and also enjoys chopping down the occasional English Ivy. Judah is married to Alyssa. They have two teenagers: Lane and Ashley.
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.
Adult Formation for January & February 2020: Episcopal 101
On Sunday, February 2 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. This class will also be appropriate for anyone who wishes to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church from another Christian tradition when Bishop Wright visits us in March 2020. Episcopal 101 will meet in Room M-110.
Please Pick Up Your 2019 Giving Statements in the Commons
Please save the church a stamp and pick up your 2019 giving statements in the Commons.
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
Next Blood Drive
Monday, April 20th
More information soon
The Gourmet Casserole Committee Seeks Freezer Space
The Gourmet Casserole Committee needs freezer space.If this fund raiser is to continue and grow, we need extra freezer space.
Ideally, we are looking for anyone who has an empty deep freezer and would let us fill it with frozen casseroles for about six weeks.
Another option would be if several people have room in their deep freezer for us to store eight to ten 9" x 9" casseroles.
If you can help, please contact Lois Shingler, Fran Snider or Barbara Helms by January 27th.
St. Bede's is a Supporter of this event.
If interested, please contact Molly Graves for carpool information from St. Bede's on the 26th.
BEARING WITNESS: A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
What's really happening to asylum seekers at our borders and in our backyard? What can we do to help?
Sunday, January 26, 2020 * 29 Tevet 5780 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Temple Emanu-El-1580 Spalding Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Join us for a community-wide, non-partisan discussion on the
humanitarian crisis facing asylum-seekers both at the
U.S.-Mexican border and in Georgia.
Managing Attorney, Kuck Baxter Immigration,
Former President American Immigration Lawyers Assn
Traci Feit Love
Founder & Exec Director Lawyers for Good Government
& Project Corazon
Executive Director, El Refugio
Adults and teens welcome. RSVP required.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Pizza, Movie and Conversation
in the Parish Hall
We will begin with a dinner of Mellow Mushroom pizza, salad, fruit, cookies and popcorn.
Then we'll watch "Harriet," a biographical film about slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The film was released in 2019 and stars Cynthia Erivo who has been nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of Harriet. The film has also received a nomination for Best Original Song for Erivo's song "Stand Up." The film also stars Leslie Odom, Jr., Joe Alwyn and Janelle Monae. The story begins when Harriet is still a slave in Maryland and follows her journey as she makes her way on foot on her own, with a little help here and there, to Pennsylvania. We then see her, against the wishes of her abolitionist friends, choosing to make the dangerous journey again and again as a conductor through the Underground Railroad to free more enslaved people. It is a moving, heroic, powerful story.
Rated PG-13 and lasts about 2 hours and 5 minutes.
Following the movie we'll have a brief conversation about where we saw and heard courage, healing, God and Love in the movie, and share connections with our own stories.
The sign up sheet is in the Connect Center. We'll want to have enough pizza and salad for everyone! All are welcome!
The suggested contribution for the meal is $10.00 or whatever amount you are able to pay.
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.
Lenten Meditations from Episcopal Relief & Development
The Lenten Meditations are available as printed booklets, daily email meditations and, new this year, as audio podcasts. To have printed copies of the Lenten Meditations by Ash Wednesday, February 26, orders must be received by Forward Movement by Friday, February 14. Orders may be placed by visiting
or calling 1.800.543.1813.
Lenten booklets and other resources including hope chests, pew envelopes, bulletin inserts and special prayers are available.
"Subscribers to our email meditations have been asking for podcasts for the past few years," said Sean McConnell, Senior Director of Engagement for Episcopal Relief & Development. "We are excited this year that we will be able to provide the option of listening to the meditations through podcasts available
on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and SoundCloud.
To learn more about ordering Lenten Meditations and other materials or planning an Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday, visit
. Supporters are also invited to
for daily email meditations in English and Spanish and to
to the meditations as podcasts.
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 14, 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 bear the chalice.
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 chalice. 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.
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).
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
Anita Montelione, Lisa Main
10:00 am - Reeve Walden
Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
10:00 am - Cheryl Murphy, Lisa Main, Claude Oakley,
10:00 am - Jim Helms, Tom Vail, Lewis Cook, Laura Martin
Anita Maloof, Nancy Waring
Carlin Lutz, Nancy Ward
Junior Abraham, Anita Montelione
Carlin Lutz, Phil Murff, Dixie Snider
In Our Prayers
niece of Nancy Bruce
grandson of Kathy Nelson
Arlene, sister of Larry Bing
Nancy, sister in law of Larry Bing
John, friend of Larry Bing
friend of Tom & Loretta Vail
cousin of Tom Vail
friend of Toni Graney
brother of Barbara Helms
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:
friend of Toni Graney
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
1/27: Maggie Williams
1/28: Tammy Leverette
1/28: Brandon Cuevas-Villal
1/29: Henry Coates
1/29: Nigel Poland
2/1: Manuel Rodriguez
2/2: Barb Pettit
2/2: J.R. Branch
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,
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
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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