January 31, 2020
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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, 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. Episcopal 101 will meet in Room M-110.

            February 2 - The Church's history
            February 9 - The Church's structure / Structure of BCP
            February 16 - The Church in ministry and mission
            February 23 - How we read scripture
            March 1 - Wrapping up and going forward
All are welcome to attend any or all sessions of this class.
This class will serve as formation for those desiring to receive the sacrament of Confirmation and for those desiring to be received into the Episcopal Church  who have made an adult commitment of faith in another Christian tradition.
Confirmations and Receptions
will take place on Sunday, March 8 at 10:45 at St. Bede's.


Our New Vestry Members:

Nancy Bruce
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
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
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.

Popcorn Theology
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.


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.


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
Time: 5pm-8pm
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
¡No faltes!
¡Te divertiras!

Dia: 29 feb 2020
Hora: 5pm
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


Seeking and Serving Christ in All Persons: 
A Non-Discrimination Ordinance for the City of Tucker

Through our baptism we covenant to "seek and serve Christ in all persons" and "respect the dignity of every human being".  The City of Tucker is one of the few municipalities in DeKalb County that has not yet passed an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect all of its citizens from discrimination on the basis of a host of criteria including age, sex, ability, gender-identity, nationality, religion, and religious expression (among others). A group of citizens are working toward the passage of a Non-Discrimation Ordinance in the City of Tucker and we invite you to join us in our work to show your support for this measure. Please pick up information in the Narthex and join an upcoming meeting at the Corner Cup Coffee on Main Street Tucker. We meet every other Saturday 9 am (upcoming Feb 8 and Feb 22). For more information email the group at  tuckerNDOrdinance@hotmail.com and like us on Facebook at Tucker Non Discrimination Ordinance. You are welcome to discuss this with Renea Doughton-Johnson who attends St Bede's.


Next Blood Drive
Monday, April 20th
More information soon

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.

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  www.ForwardMovement.org  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  www.episcopalrelief.org/Lent . Supporters are also invited to  sign up  for daily email meditations in English and Spanish and to  subscribe  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   7, 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.

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, February 2

Vestry of the Week
Veronica Noess and Steve Hadler

10:45 am - Calvin Kottke, Violet Kottke, Wilsie Kottke

Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
 8:15 am -     Carol Kemker, Jim Galvin
10:45 am  -   Eve Doolittle, Melissa Biegler, Taylor Graves, 
                                                                       Kerry Penney
   8:15 am -    T.B.A.
10:45 am  -  Junior Abraham, Victor Caceres, Lois Shingler, 
                                                                          Judah Sali 
Altar Guild
Nancy Ward, Jean Tate 

Flower Guild
Ray Callaway, Eve Doolittle

Donareen Oakley, Loretta Vail

Bede Counters
Cathe Echterhoff, Julie Mizell, Tom Vail

Bread Bakers
Fran Snider

In Our Prayers
Suzanne Shapiro
Gwen Cordner
Sydney Lund
Tim Waring, son of Nancy Waring
Jim Handsfield
Jennifer Smith, niece of Nancy Bruce
Arlene Means, sister of Larry Bing
Maggie Williams
Jim Sease
Mary Rodriguez
Hollis Pickett
Dixie Snider
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:
 Neil Robert Schuler, brother of Regina Studwell  
 Caryl Hadler, mother of Steve Hadler    
 Jay Trovillion,  friend of Toni Graney
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
    2/2:  Barb Pettit
   2/2:  J.R. Branch
   2/3:  Alexa Olea-Najera
   2/3:  Jelani Valdez
   2/5:  Victor Mejia
   2/5:  Alondra Bartolon Gerardo
   2/6:  Melvin Hernandez-Martinez  

Around the Diocese

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

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

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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