Christmas Eve Schedule
4:00 p.m. Holy Euchartist & Liturgical Christmas Pagaent
7:00 p.m. Santa Eucaristia y Pastorela Navidena
10:00 p.m. Festal Eucharist
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.
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
Christmas Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 29
One Morning Service Only at 10:00 a.m.
Christian Formation on December 22
Our community formation will be the Las Posados service at 4:00pm and decorating the Christmas tree in the Commons. There will be no morning children or adult formation on this day. Children who wish to be in the Pageant on Christmas Eve at the 4pm service are invited to rehearse at 9:30am, especially those who have speaking parts.
Las Posadas, Holy Eucharist, Tree Decorating, & Fiesta!
December 22 at 4:00pm
The whole parish is invited to join in any and all of the festivities! On December 22 at 4 pm, Las Posadas (the celebration of the arrival of the Holy Family in Bethlehem - looking for room in the Inn) will begin as the Liturgy of the Word in a simplified bi-lingual Eucharist. At the end of the liturgy we will process to the Commons singing "Go, Tell it on the Mountain" and decorate the Christmas Tree. After the tree is decorated, we will all join in a festive potluck supper including tamales, posole, & sweets in the Parish Hall. All are invited to bring a potluck soup, chili, or stew for the dinner. The evening culminates with the breaking of Piñatas at around 6:30pm. Invite friends, neighbors, and family to join us for the festive evening as we prepare for the birth of Jesus.
17 December 2019
Dear St. Bede's Family -
Words cannot express how grateful we are for your love and support this last year and a half. Thanks so much for all of the ways in which you helped celebrate my ordination to the diaconate, from your prayers to your presence to your notes to that wonderful reception. The opportunity to be among you during this season of formation has been an absolute privilege, and will enrich my ministry in ways yet to be shown. I'm looking forward to a few more months of shared ministry!
Colin, Christie, Mary Grace, and Frances
Baby Jesus Baskets
During the seasons of Advent & Christmas, we will be filling laundry baskets with items to help new mothers in need at Our House shelter.
Baskets will be in the Commons through Epiphany. Here is a list of their most-needed items: Baby Food, Formula, Baby Cereal, Baby Bottles, Pacifiers, Diapers, Diaper Rash Cream, Baby Wipes, Baby Shampoo/Soap, Crib Sheets, Baby Blankets. Our House helps children and families experiencing homelessness by providing the tools, support and education they need to thrive.
Christmas Pageant, December 24 at 4:00 pm - Please join in!
Children of all ages--including extended family and friends--are invited to participate in our annual telling of the beautiful ancient nativity story. No advance rehearsal required! Participants can come dressed as an animal, angel, shepherd, etc. We also have a whole collection of simple costume pieces available to borrow (please arrive around 3:30pm to choose costumes in room M110).
Participants will sit with their families during the pageant until prompted to join the manger scene. If you have questions, please email Alyssa Sali
**Please note that we will not offer a nursery at the 4:00pm service. This will also allow our wonderful nursery staff to enjoy Christmas Eve with their families and our littlest children to participate in the family-friendly service.
The Gift of Your Help is Requested - Christmas Eve Reception!
We need treats and assistance with light clean-up for the reception following the 4 pm Christmas Eve service. Please bring your goodies with you on December 24. If you are willing to help clean up after the reception, please sign up on the sheet in the Commons or email Alyssa Sali. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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.
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 (email@example.com).
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.
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".
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, Lisa Main
Emma Brantley, Clara Branch, Cullen Branch
Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
8:15 am - T.B.A.
10:45 am - Cheryl Murphy, Lisa Main, Claude Oakley,
8:15 am - Cathe Echterhoff
10:45 am - Jim Helms, Tom Vail, Lewis Cook, Laura Martin
Carlin Lutz, Nancy Ward
Junior Abraham, Anita Montelione
Carlin Lutz, Phil Murff, Dixie Snider
In Our Prayers
friend of Tom & Loretta Vail
cousin of Tom Vail
friend of Toni Graney
brother of Barbara Helms
Ruth Scott & her family,
friends of Beth Cannon
friend of Fred & Cheryl Murphy
brother of Muriel Diguette
Dale & Gloria Hansen,
parents of Alyssa Sali
sister of Larry Bing
Tatum & Harley,
great granddaughters of Sarah Jane Ohl
granddaughter of Nancy Waring
mother of Sue Ellen Lampros
mother of Jody Klein
brother-in-law of Laura Martin
mother of Helen Ackall
mother of Beth Cannon
son of David Newberry,
stepson of Gretchen Berggren
husband of Laura Sellers
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:
Alice Brown, mother of Robin Brown-Haithco
friend of Beth Cannon
friend of the community
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
12/22: Ted Walden
12/22: Luis Cuellar
12/23: Edwin Blanco
12/23: Alexis Patino
12/17: Arely Chavez
12/24: Lois Shingler
12/24: Maria Limon
12/25: Daniela Nava-Palma
12/26: Lewis Cook
12/26: Paula Curl
12/27: Roger Warlick
12/28: Bo Bancroft
12/28: Paul Jones
12/28: Matthew Tate
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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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