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
All classes meet at 9:30 am in room M-110 unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, November 10
Surviving The Holiday Season
The Rev. Caroline Magee will lead us in a discussion of how to survive the holiday season when one isn't feeling particularly cheerful. Please bring your own thoughts and experiences so we can share our wisdom!
Our Parish Administrator, Muriel, will be away Nov. 11-14
Muriel will be on silent retreat at Green Bough next week. The
office will be covered by our wonderful volunteers, but the coverage will be limited. They will be checking phone messages for pastoral concerns and communication updates. Other calls and emails about other parish administration matters will be returned when Muriel gets back to the office on Monday, November 18.
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 1st. Additional pledge cards are available in the Connect Center.
Parish Workday - Saturday, November 9
There will be a parish wide workday on Saturday, November 9 from 8:30am until noon. We will focus mostly on outside landscaping and pruning. Coffee, juice and some breakfast items will be served. All are welcome.
Tamales for Sale - November 17 after both services
Homemade tamales will be for sale after both the 8:15 am and 10:45 am services. There is a sign up sheet in the Connect Center if you would like to pre-order your tamales.
- Pork & red sauce
- Chicken & green sauce
- Vegetable (onions & pepper)
Cost: $15 per dozen and all proceeds go for the The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration on December 11.
Fill Sacks of Thanksgiving Food for Emmaus House
Please take home a sack and fill it with ingredients listed and return the sacks to St. Bede's by Sunday, November 24. We will deliver them to Emmaus House after the morning worship on November 24. We need volunteers to pick up the turkeys from Publix on Shallowford Road on Monday, November 25 at 7:15am and take them directly to Emmaus House. We need volunteers to pick up collard greens from the Fulton Country Farmers Market, Monday November 25 and take directly to Emmaus House.
If you are able to help with any deliveries, please sign up on the sheet at the Thanksgiving Table.
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
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.
Interfaith Women's Book Group - Saturday, November 16
The Interfaith Women's book group will meet on Saturday, November 16 at 10:00am at
the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, 1800 Willow Trail Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30093. All women are welcome to discuss Educated by Tara Westover. We will carpool from St. Bede's at 9:30am.
Mostly Mysteries Book Club - Monday, November 18
Our next book club meeting will be Monday, November 18 at 7 pm.
Please note that this is the 3rd Monday, not the 4th Monday.
We will meet at the Fortune Cookie at 2480 Briarcliff Road (in the old Loehman's Plaza Shopping Center at the corner of North Druid Hills and Briarcliff).
Fran has selected
Wolf Pack by C. J. Box for our November book.
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett encounters bad behavior on his own turf--only to have the FBI and the DOJ ask him to stand down--in the thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author C.J. Box.
Flower Dedications at St. Bede's
Many who attend our services often express admiration and thanks for the floral arrangements at the altar and in the Commons that are offered to God each Sunday. St. Bede's Flower Guild relies solely on donations for memorial and thanksgiving dedications for funding and the teams are grateful for your generous donations in the past. Please consider making an offering to support continued work of the Guild by dedicating flowers to recognize a special occasion in your life. The suggested donation is $60, though any amount is appreciated. The sign-up sheet and envelopes for dedications are at the Connect Center.
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
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
Jeff Swoope, Laura Martin
Jaden Patterson, Clara Branch, Cullen Branch
Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
8:15 am - Orisha Parsons
10:45 am - Pat Pickett, Colin Brown, Rob Townes
8:15 am - T.B.A.
10:00 am - Claude Oakley, Brad Joiner, Fred Murphy,
Helen Ackall, Anita Montelione, Kay Howington
Donareen Oakley, Orisha Parsons
Nancy Bruce, Jim Handsfield
Connie Coralli, Helen Ackall, Stephen Platto
Ron and Connie Aylor
In Our Prayers
friend of Sarah Jane Ohl
sister of Larry Bing
sister of Jeff Swoope
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
Deb Duchon, friend of Susan Reef
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
11/10: Michelle Heller
11/11 Reyn Graves
11/13: Gabriela Rivera-Adame
11/13: Luz Armida-Sujia
11/13: James Murff
11/14: Eve Doolittle
11/14: Alexis Dumas-Patterson
11/14: James Squires
11/14: Samantha Sotelo
11/15: Maria Piedra-Suija
11/16: Orisha Parsons
11/16: Fidencio Patino
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