January 10, 2020
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We hope that this weekly offering will keep you up-to-date on the latest information from the parish and from around the diocese

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St. Bede's Announcements

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, January 12, 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.


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.


Please Pick Up Your 2020 Giving Envelopes in the Commons

If you would like a box of giving envelopes and don't find a box with your name on it in the narthex, please let Muriel in the parish office know, and she will provide you with a box of envelopes.


Taize Prayer & Labyrinth Walk on First Sundays Ends 

Our monthly first Sunday Taize Prayer Service & Labyrinth Walk will be ending here at St. Bede's. Tommie Thompson, Nina Daniel, and Muriel Diguette led the service for two and a half years. Attendance was always low, but they continued to try to nurture this contemplative practice.

We are thinking about offering this prayer service along with the labyrinth at special times during our liturgical year. 


Men of Bede Meets for Breakfast 

Our first breakfast of the year and the new decade is this coming Saturday, Jan 11 at  9:00, at the Old Hickory House on Northlake Parkway. All men of the parish are invited to attend. For questions or information, contact Jim Helms at jehelms@comcast.net

All Women of St. Bede's Invited to View the Film "Traces of the Trade"  Sunday, January 12 from 2:00-4:00pm

All women of St. Bede's and the wider community are invited to attend a gathering in room M-110 at St. Bede's on Sunday, January 12th from 2-4 PM to  watch the film "Traces of the Trade," an exploration of one family's story as they face their family's early  involvement in slavery and its repercussions.  Following the film, we will have a guided conversation to share where we heard and saw reconciliation, healing, and God's invitations and grace (just as we do in Popcorn Theology gatherings).  We'll also share our own stories, as anyone feels so moved.   A time of intercessory prayer will conclude the gathering.  

The local chapter of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross (SCHC) is hosting this gathering.  SCHC is a national Episcopal women's prayer group.  Lynnsay Buehler is currently the chaplain of the local group. 

Please contact Lynnsay if you have any questions: 770-938-9797 x27 or lbuehler@stbedes.org.  

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  www.lentmadness.org   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.

Save the Date!
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.

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 about once a quarter. 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  17, 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 - 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.

Readers and Chalice Servers 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.

Please contact 
Lisa Main


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 (nlbward@comcast.net).


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".

NET Food Pantry Jelly
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.

Sunday, January 12

Vestry of the Week
Jeff Swoope, John Branan

10:45 am - Matthew Tate

Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
 8:15 am -     Orisha Parsons
10:45 am  -   Pat Pickett, Colin Brown, Rob Townes
 8:15 am  -   
10:45 am  -   Claude Oakley, Brad Joiner, Fred Murphy, 
Jeff Swoope  
Altar Guild
Helen Ackall, Anita Montelione, Kay Howington, Helen Smith

Flower Guild
Donareen Oakley, Orisha Parsons

Nancy Bruce, James Handsfield

Bede Counters
Connie Coralli, Helen Ackall, Stephen Platto

In Our Prayers

Jennifer Smith, niece of Nancy Bruce
Henry Nelson, grandson of Kathy Nelson
Maggie Williams
Peg Foote
Jim Sease
Arlene, sister of Larry Bing
Nancy, sister in law of Larry Bing
John, friend of Larry Bing
Larry Germain, friend of Tom & Loretta Vail
Morgan Vail, cousin of Tom Vail
Mary Rodriguez
Hollis Pickett
Dixie Snider
Jay Trovillion, friend of Toni Graney
Bob Goldmann, brother of Barbara Helms
Beth Cannon
Margie Klein, mother of Jody Klein
Ed Bennett , brother-in-law of Laura Martin
Anita Maloof
Lynn Edgar, mother of Beth Cannon
Nancy Waring
John Branan
Kerry Penney
Patrick Newberry, son of David Newberry, 
            stepson of Gretchen Berggren
Connie Aylor
Mark Ahlfinger, son of Jean Ahlfinger  
Carolyn Branan, mother of John Branan
Andy Matia and Darryl Schwartz, friends of Ann Foote
Brooke & Taylor Harty, granddaughters of Nancy Waring
Jim Ohl
Bill Stegall , friend of Jan & Jeff Swoope
Frances Bowen
Max Carpenter , grandson of Sarra David
Andrea Abelman , friend of Junior Abraham
Judy Penney , sister-in-law of Kerry Penney
Sydney Lund
Ann Foote
Blaine Tinsley , cousin of Lisa Main
Helen Abraham
Cameron Maddox

For those who have died:
  Ellen Styles, aunt of Colin Brown
  Adele Spiller
  Alice Brown, mother of Robin Brown-Haithco 
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
 1/12:  Ted Webster
 1/13:  Alan Medina
 1/15:  Bill Cody
 1/15:  Jose Vargas
 1/17:  Katie Seif
 1/18:  John Branan
 1/18:  Jorge Silva-Rodriguez
 1/18:   Alexander Munguia
 1/18: Fabiola Mendez-Graciano


Around the Diocese

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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,  click here

The Trey Clegg Singers at St. Martin in the Fields 
on Sunday, January 12

The Trey Clegg Singers are a semi-professional multi-cultural choral ensemble whose mission is to use music as a healing force to inspire the passion for reconciliation, equity and unity. It includes singers from a diverse set of ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations, and has mastered several genres of music - classical choral repertoire, jazz,  spirituals, and contemporary gospel.

Founded in 2016, the Trey Clegg Singers has performed annually at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina; the Highlands Chamber Music Festival in Highlands, North Carolina; locally at many venues including the LGBT Pride Episcopal Service at All Saints Atlanta; and their landmark annual Christmas Concert at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church/Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in downtown Atlanta.

They have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in May of 2020 and are honored to share their musical talents at St Martin in the Fields church on January 12 at 2pm. This is a must see (and hear) event! 

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, irodriguez@episcopalatlanta.org or call at 404-707-1217

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.


More St. Bede's Information
Wi-Fi is available throughout St. Bede's building!
Password is: 0011223344 
Worship Schedule


8:15 am  
  Holy Eucharist
9:30 am 
  for All Ages

10:45 am  
  Holy Eucharist
There is a nursery for  children ages 4 and  under available during  the 10:45 am service
5:00 pm 
  Santa Eucaristía

Quick Links
To schedule events,
please contact our
Paris h Administrator
Muriel Diguette
Weekly Classes
Tues  7 pm  
  ESL  & Children's      Program
Wed 10 am  

Thur   7 pm  
  ESL & Children's

(September through May)
Contact Information
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2601 Henderson Mill Rd      Atlanta, GA 30345
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