April 10, 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

Holy Week Schedule at St. Bede's

Maundy Thursday - April 9
Compline with Maundy Thursday Lessons
has been posted 

Good Friday - April 10
Good Friday Liturgy
 with Meditations from Members of the Parish
will be posted by Noon on 

Easter Day - April 11
Morning Prayer 
10 a.m. on ZOOM
& (hopefully) streamed LIVE to YouTube
Compline at 8 pm on ZOOM

Links for you to connect to the 
Easter Day liturgies on ZOOM
will be sent in a separate communication
on Saturday afternoon.

If you would like to join the Easter Day service 
at the Cathedral of St. Philip,  
the services are at 6 a.m., 8:45 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.
broadcast at 


Easter Monday, April 13th
is a holiday for the parish staff.

Let's Stay Connected

In the season ahead, we would love for any of our members to share any personal reflections, poetry, or stories of hope that will keep us connected and lift our spirits. You can send them to: connect@stbedes.org and we will offer these in the weekly e-newsletter or on Facebook.

This week we received the following offerings:

Molly Graves offers two of her favorite Taize chants, which she finds helpful and calming during this time:

"Ubi Caritas"

"Stay with Me"

Suzanne Shapiro shared this poem:

In the Time of Pandemic
by Catherine M. O'Meara

And the people stayed home.

And they read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.

And they listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed.

And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

Miriam Needham was sent this rendition of "It Is Well With My Soul" shared by her niece, Heather, on YouTube:


In Our Prayers
Bill Bevacqua, father of Laura Ribas
DiAnne Lillie, sister of Loretta Vail
Brianna Pressley Lowrey, student of Pat Callaway
John Pye, friend of Terry Cannon
Maddie Cannon, niece of Terry and Beth Cannon
Brooke Cannon, niece of Terry and Beth Cannon
Father Nick Cesaro, friend of Connie Coralli
Betty Russell, cousin of Suzanne Shapiro
Rick, Tammy & Katlyn Buck, friends of Nina Daniel
Junior Abraham
Craig Sturken, grandson of Dee Weems
Eliza Hamilton, friend of Sam Cameron
Peggy Allen , mother of Lisa Main
Dixie Snider
Ray Lampros
Suzanne Shapiro
Gwen Cordner
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
Helen Abraham
Cameron Maddox

For those who have died
Gordon Russell, cousin of Suzanne Shapiro

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
    4/12:  Hilda Bell
   4/12:  Caroline Spires
   4/12:  Deborah Wilkens
   4/14:  Connie McCullough
   4/14:  Stephen McClean
   4/14:  Liliana Gallardo
   4/15:  Jazmyn Valdez
   4/16:  Sydney Lund
   4/16:  Stephanie Madrigal
   4/17:  Natalie Updike
   4/17:  Emigdio Bello
   4/18:  Katelyn Vaquero

If you are looking for a way to help solve the shortage of masks during this pandemic without having to sew yoursef, St. Bede's friend, Elizabeth Beck, the co-founder of Tandem Quilting Co., is offering a solution through her company.

Elizabeth was a guest speaker in our Just Faith Speaker Series last year, and friend to several of us in the parish. 

Can you help us make masks?

Tandem Quilting is doing our part to help our community and crisis responders by making as many masks as we can!  Tandem is donating all the materials and fabric.  The problem is, our refugee makers are being affected by the financial and personal health crisis and donating their time is very difficult for them.  

A small gift of $19.00 will provide the labor to make 10 masks!  Not only are you helping curb the spread of the virus by keeping your community healthy, but you are providing a way to help our makers in need of keeping their own families financially safe.  

It's a two-for-one win against this ravaging disease.  Please visit our  GoFundMe page and help us beat COVID-19 with a small $19 gift.  


We love our Tandem community.  Thank you for all your business and support of our mission over these past years!  

#bettertogether #goodbyecovid19

With much love,

Elizabeth Beck
Tandem Quilting Co.


See Photos from Bishop Wright's 
March 8 visit  to St. Bede's 
shared with us 
by roving Diocese of Atlanta Photographer 
Bill Monk.


Sermons online

We have an archive of Sunday sermons on our website.  Check out the list of available sermons.  Each sermon lists the Gospel reading for that Sunday and many have a public domain painting that relates to the reading.  Filters on the right side of the page allow you to see all of the sermons for a particular speaker.

You can locate " SERMONS" under the "Connect with Us" heading on the website. 


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.


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
     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.

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.

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

Help us be there for communities impacted by COVID-19

Last week the deadly spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus 2019) was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Please know that all of us at Episcopal Relief & Development are praying for you and your loved ones in these difficult and frightening times.

While the full extent of the virus's impact is still not clear, and knowing what actions to take may feel uncertain, one thing we can always do is prepare. Now is a time to hold fast to our faith and continue on with hope. Or, as Luke 12:35-38 says, "Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit."

That is why Episcopal Relief & Development will continue to be that light for our neighbors in need right now. I hope you will join us 
by making a donation to our COVID-19 Pandemic Response efforts today.

COVID-19 is having wide-ranging effects - in our own church communities here at home and in communities around the world. 
Your support  today, will help us:
  • Provide our partners with critical resources to help local communities both immediately and in the long run
  • Ensure the most up-to-date and accurate knowledge about the disease is continuously shared, including training on personal and community preparedness
  • Help partners support high-risk communities who are most vulnerable to COVID-19
  • Adapt and act to meet the changing needs of those we serve as the emergency evolves
As you know, our preparedness and response work are devoted to helping communities recover and emerge stronger from COVID-19 and its devastating impact. Your support is critical in this, so please make a donation to our COVID-19 Pandemic Response efforts today.

Stay healthy and safe, and thank you again for keeping your lamp lit for your neighbors both here at home and around the world.

Yours faithfully,

Robert W. Radtke
President & CEO

P.S. As events surrounding the COVID-19 continue to unfold, we know it will be of the utmost importance to remain a source of hope and support for those who need us most. Please join us in putting our faith into action by  making a gift to our COVID-19 Pandemic Response efforts today.

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