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 -
Adult Christian Formation
All classes meet at 9:30 am in room M-110 unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, October 20 - Focus on Hunger
As many of you have already noticed, the Community Engagement Committee is directing our explorations and efforts toward hunger this year. Dixie Snider offered a moving reflection on hunger during Eucharist a few weeks ago. Our children are leading us in alleviating lunch debt in our local elementary schools. Soon, we'll be joining with Emmaus House to provide "Thanksgiving at Home." And there is more to come. Please pray with us about hunger, in our community, diocese, and world. Share your ideas, or take action as you feel called. Together we can make a difference.
Please join the Community Engagement Committee for a special event on October 20th. During the Adult Formation hour, we'll hear about food ministries at Emmaus House, an Episcopal ministry in the Peoplestown neighborhood of Atlanta. Presenting will be our own Dee Weems and Adam Seeley, director of the food pantry at Emmaus House.
Food Insecurity Community Engagement Lunch - October 20
Today after the 10:45 Eucharist, we'll hear about the work of Bread for the World. Included in this segment will be the opportunity to share your thoughts with your representatives regarding the revisions of hunger-related federal programs. A light lunch will be provided. Please join us even if you did not sign up.
Blessing of the Halloween Costumes - October 27 - NEXT Sunday
The Young and Young-at Heart, dressed in their Halloween costumes, are invited to come forward during the 8:15 & 10:45am liturgies to receive a blessing for care and protection as they head out into the community for trick-or-treating on the 31st. This blessing is also offered as a celebration of childhood imagination and wonder.
Coming on All Saints' Sunday - November 3
Two Morning Liturgies Combine
Luncheon - 2020 Pledge Campaign Kick-off:
Blessed To Be A Blessing
Following a combined morning liturgy at 10:00am, there will be a luncheon in the Parish Hall to kick-off the 2020 Annual Pledge Campaign: Blessed To Be A Blessing.
Lunch will be catered by Greater Good Barbeque.
Candy Tithe -November 3 - 10:00am
We are again inviting the children of St. Bede's to share some of what they value most this time of year - their Halloween Candy! To learn about the Biblical concept of tithing and experiencing the generosity of God through giving, we are asking children to set aside one out of ten pieces, or 10%, of the candy they collect on Halloween - not just the stuff you don't want - share the good stuff!
An Altar of Remembrance at St. Bede's
This year, as we celebrate All Saints'/All Souls' Days, a tradition returns - an Altar of Remembrance. While many cultures celebrate some festival for the remembering all the faithful departed, we embrace this tradition from Mexico where these tableaux are set out in homes, churches, and in other community gathering areas around the time of Día de los Muertos - the Day of the Dead (All Saints'/All Souls' Day).
St. Bede's parishioners from all worship services are invited to bring photos of loved ones who have died to place on the altar that will be set up in the Commons (photos may be framed or unframed, and name labels help us all join in the remembrance). Other items representing loved ones who have died may also be placed there - favorite foods, a small article of clothing, or anything that brings that person to mind. Photos and other items may be placed on the tables set up to the left of the entry doors to the Nave any time
between Sun, October 27 and Sun, November 3 and may be picked up the week following All Saints' Day.
NEW Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, October 19 at St. Bedes - 9am-Noon - Room M-110
The Episcopal Church has developed new standards and policies for the protection of ALL children from abuse and bullying of any kind. Even if you are up to date on your required SGC training, this training is completely new and will present the new standards with particular focus on the needs of LGBTQIA+ and differently abled children. Your trainers are Alyssa Sali and Claudia Fedarko. We guarantee an engaging and worthwhile training (and some food).
Who is required to take Safeguarding God's Children?
HERE'S WHO: All clergy whether stipendiary, non-stipendiary, or otherwise who are engaged in ministry or service to the church; all persons who teach, supervise or assist with supervising children or youth in ministries, programs or activities more often than occasionally. All paid or volunteer Church Personnel whose work regularly takes them throughout the facility or grounds; all persons who provide transportation to children or youth without other adults in the vehicle more than occasionally; all vestry members or members of similar decision making groups who have the authority to approve the creation of ministries, programs or activities for children or youth.
Welcome to our new way of connecting with each other
at St. Bede's
Please watch this new video
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.
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.
St. Bede's was represented at the Atlanta Pride Parade!
Sunday, October 13
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".
Gifts for Life from Episcopal Relief & Development
Halloween decorations are up can Christmas gift buying be far behind! 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.
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
, call at 678-677-1350, or catch us at church. There are scholarships available if finances are a concern.
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.
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.
Vestry of the Week
Steve Hadler, John Branan
Bryce Cannon, Will Tate, Savannah Spires
Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
- Larry Bing
10:45 am - Junior Abraham, Clara Branch,Jim Handsfield,
8:15 am - Orisha Parsons
10:45 am - Will Mizell, Sam Lenaeus, Jimmy Tate, Issa Ackall
Julie Mizell, Ron Aylor, Connie Aylor
Connie Coralli, Claiborne Jones
Eve Doolittle, Helen Ackall
Nancy Bruce, Nancy Ward, Nancy Waring
In Our Prayers
friend of Kay Howington
father of Terry Cannon
brother-in-law of Laura Martin
mother of Beth Cannon
daughter of Jim Ohl
friend of Leslie Joiner
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
brother of Maria Dorger
grandson of Sarra David
friend of Junior Abraham
sister-in-law of Kerry Penney
cousin of Lisa Main
For those who have died:
John C. Lunsford,
partner of Linda Bucki
mother of Cindy Huston
Cyn Foster, sister-in-law of Toni Graney
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
10/13: Savannah Spires
10/20: Yesica Bariaguy
10/20: Marbella Mata
10/22: Jaime Santana
10/23: Justin Guadarrama
10/23: Norma Martinez
10/23: Christie Brown
10/24: Isabel Updike-Jones
10/24: Steven Noess
10/25: Ron Aylor
10/26: Lucy Vaughn
10/26: Maggie Vaughn
10/26: Jacqueline Saavedra
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,
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.
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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