July 03, 2020

Welcome to St. Bede's E-News!

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

Our e-newsletters are now being archived on our website. 
Y ou can go to www.stbedes.org and look under the Connect With Us tab at the top of the home page to find past newsletters.
St. Bede's Announcements

Online Worship & Formation 
for Sunday, July 5, 2020
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
10 am - Morning Worship on Zoom
Join us for Morning Prayer on Zoom 
and we will attempt to live stream 
to the St. Bede's YouTube page.  
(If the live stream does not work, 
we will post the recording to our YouTube page later.)

11:15 am - Adult Formation on Zoom

Please plan to join us for a five-part adult formation series on
The Five Movements of Faith:
Reality, Grief, Hope, Faith, & Courage.
(Sundays, June 7 - July 5)

Each week in this series we will watch a short teaching 
by Bishop Wright on each of the "five movements of faith" 
and then break-out into small ZOOM groups to discuss 
and share our our thoughts on life and faith 
as we are currently experiencing it.

This week Nora Cruz-Diaz and Alyssa Sali 
will co-host the conversations on "Courage".

8 pm - Compline on Zoom
End your Sunday by joining others from St.Bede's 
in the quiet evening prayer form known as Compline.
We usually take a few moments at the end to catch up as well.
Information about how to join 
Morning Worship, Adult Formation, & Compline on Zoom
will be sent out in a separate email 
and will be posted to the St. Bede's website 
by Saturday afternoon.
There is always a call-in (from a regular telephone) option for 
all worship, fellowship, and meeting opportunities 
that are offered on Zoom.

An Invitation to 
St. Bede's Virtual VBS 2020
The Way of Love

View an Invitation for ALL to join us...
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for ALL to join us...

The much-anticipated, all-ages, bilingual St. Bede's Family Vacation Bible School 2020 is in full swing!

Who:    Members and friends of St. Bede's -- all ages! Bilingual!
What:   Bible stories, songs, prayers, crafts, activities
When:  6pm-7pm, Mondays, June 15-July 27.
Where: Zoom for live participation is  HERE; streaming on U-tube  HERE
Why:    To learn about the Way of Love--a rule of life for growing in Jesus!

Important: Please register your participation today, so we can get you your free t-shirts!

Click below to access the forms:

Ya llega el muy anticipado Estudo Bíblico Familiar de Vacaciones de San Beda 2020 (bilingüe) está en proceso!

Quien:    Miembros y amigos de San Beda -- ¡todos los edades! ¡bilingüe!
Que:      Historias bíblicas, cantos, oraciones, manualidades, actividades
Cuando: 6 a 7 pm, los lunes, 15 de junio a 27 de julio
Donde:  En Zoom para participación en vivo HERE , streaming en YouTube
Porque: Para aprender El camino del Amor -- una guia para vivir creciendo en Cristo

Importante: regístrese hoy para que puede recibir todos sus playeras gratis

Please be sure to order your VBS t-shirt by July 6th
Even if you have not taken part in VBS, you can order a t-shirt!!!
There is no fee, so order today using the form listed above.

Update on Women's and Non-binary Folks's Retreat

After cancelling our Sept. 2020 retreat, we were offered the opportunity to move the retreat to Sept. 24-26, 2021 and we accepted that offer, which allows us not to lose our deposit.    Hopefully it will be safe for us to gather by then and we can have a joyous celebration!    We are hopeful that Laura Bryant will still be our keynote speaker and we've been in touch with her, but of course, none of us know what things will be like over a year for now.    Let us know if you have questions.    Connie Coralli    & Molly Graves, Retreat Committee Co-chairs.

Healing Racism--weekly resources

Neither the Episcopal church nor the parish of St. Bede's is new to the complicated and often halting journey of seeing, naming and rooting out the racism that has been part of our movement since its beginning. Our country is having what seems to be a moment of clarity about the legacy and perseverance of racism. What about us? Is this an inflection point, a point where we will individually and collectively choose (or choose again) to see, name, and root out racism in a renewed and sustained way? 

Like many of you, I, Alyssa, am working through the many resources I am finding online--book lists, calls to action, opportunities to demonstrate or sign petitions or give money.

At this time, I am especially grateful for what the Episcopal tradition offers us. Encouraged by a conversation with one of the parents of small children here at St. Bede's, I have begun gathering Episcopal resources to call us, inform us, challenge us, form us, and keep us on the long journey of ending and healing racism.

Each week St. Bede's will offer a short resource for us to consider on our own journeys to healing racism in our personal lives, in our congregation and faith tradition, in our community and country, and in our world. Each resource will be gathered together at stbedes.org at Ministries:Growing:Healing Racism

Seeing My Skin --Peter Jarrett-Schell
"I struggle to locate the question of race in my own life. I am white, but I'm not always sure what this means. Indeed, most days, I don't notice that I am white. I think this is true of many of my folk. Like them, I was unprepared when confronted with questions of race."

This book is free to read online or download from Church Publishing. This is for white folks to learn about whiteness. If you are white, consider committing to reading the first six pages of this book before deciding if you will read the whole book. Then consider covenanting with a friend from St. Bede's to reading the book and then having at least one conversation about it together.
Download book here

If you are a person of color, I would love your prayers for the Holy Spirit to do her work in your white siblings who will be reading this book in the coming days and weeks.

In Our Prayers
John Seggerson, friend of Dixie Snider
Clifton Lewis, brother in law of Dixie Snider
Lolita Ada, friend of Larry Bing
Marylynne Purcell
Scott Turk, friend of Tony and Laura Sellers
Autumn Hierholzer
Angie Ormes
Ray Callaway
Mary Lonsdale, friend of Loretta Vail
Laura Ribas
Jane Wiggins
Hilda Bell
Willie Diaz
Tim Waring
Junior Abraham
Peggy Allen , mother of Lisa Main
Dixie Snider
Ray Lampros
Gwen Cordner
Arlene Means, sister of Larry Bing
Maggie Williams
Mary Rodriguez
Hollis Pickett
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
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
Frances Bowen
Max Carpenter , grandson of Sarra David
Judy Penney , sister-in-law of Kerry Penney
Sydney Lund
Ann Foote
Helen Abraham
Cameron Maddox

We pray for the death of:
Toni Voorhees, friend of Amy Busch
Melissa Roberts Becht, cousin of Jay Shapiro

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
       7/7:    Andrew Ackall
       7/7:    Tom Vail
       7/7:    Rosario Martinez
       7/7:    Emilo Vaquero
       7/9:    Elaine McClean
       7/9:    Angela Cruz-Perez
      7/10:   Willie Diaz
      7/10:   Jonathan Bello
      7/11:   Mike Lampros
      7/11:   David West
      7/12:   Jim Ohl


We rejoice at the birth of Lillian Grace Aylor-Rebeles (Lily)
granddaughter of Ron Aylor.


Let's Stay Connected

"Stay Connected" has been part of your weekly E-News
during this time in which we are connecting in new and different ways.

This week, "Stay Connected"  moved into its own periodic communication (apart from E-News)  that will be delivered earlier in the week.

We would love for any of our members  to share any personal reflections, poetry, art, or stories of hope  that will keep us connected and lift our spirits. 

You can send them to:  connect@stbedes.org

Vestry Establishes 
Community Emergency Assistance Fund

In addition to all of the wonderful ways that the Community Engagement Team is leading us in supporting community ministry partners (locally, churchwide, and globally) during this critical time, the Vestry has established a Community Emergency Assistance Fund to help people within the greater St. Bede's community with food assistance during the current public health crisis.  This fund will be administered confidentially by the clergy in a similar way as their normal discretionary funds, but will be used exclusively to help with food assistance during this crisis.  

If you would like to contribute to this fund you may do so through Realm Giving and selecting "Community Emergency Assistance Fund" from the "Fund" drop-down menu . You may also mail a gift to St. Bede's designated for "Community Emergency Assistance Fund".

UPDATE: We have distributed around $1,500 in assistance though food and utility support for individuals and families so far during the current public health crisis. The current balance of the fund stands at around $2,000 and new needs continue to present themselves.  A dedicated group of members work with Fabio to help identify need and deliver food.  Thank you to all who have contributed!

If you have questions about this offering to the greater St. Bede's community or if you are in need of food assistance or know someone who is, please contact either the Rev'd Caroline Magee or the Rev'd Fabio Sotelo.

Mostly Mysteries Book Group on Zoom

The Mostly Mysteries Book Group is continuing to meet on Zoom. If you would like to take part, please contact Connie Coralli and she will send you the link.

The July meeting will meet on Monday, July 27 at 7:15 pm, and the group will discuss Red Planet Blues by Robert Sawyer.

For more information, please contact Connie at conniecoralli@gmail.com


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.


Around the Diocese

For People with Bishop Rob Wright

Welcome to For People, a conversation with Bishop Rob Wright, spiritual leader to the more than 50,000 people in the 117 worshipping communities of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. In this podcast, Bishop Wright meets listeners at the crossroads of faith and life to explore the challenges of an ever-changing world. Listen in to find out how he expands on his For Faith devotional, draws inspiration from the life of Jesus to answer 21st-century questions.

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,  click here

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