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and from around the Diocese of Atlanta and wider Church.
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St. Bede's Announcements
for Sunday, April 2, 2021
The Resurrection of Our Lord:
10 am - Morning Worship (in English) on Zoom
Join us for Morning Worship on Zoom
also live streamed
1 pm - Worship (in Spanish) on Facebook
Join us for Sunday Worship in Spanish
Querida Comunidad de San Beda, Unase a nosotros a orar.
Nuestro servicio en español es los domingos
a la 1 p.m. a través de Facebook live.
8 pm - Compline (in English) on Zoom
There will be no Compline
at 8pm on Easter Day.
Compline will resume
next Sunday, April 11
at 8pm on Zoom.
Information about how to join
all of our Sunday offerings on Zoom
will be sent out in a separate email
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.
UPDATED HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2021
During Holy Week –
Personal Pilgrimages to Pray in the Nave
See Information Below
Friday, April 2nd –
The Liturgy of Good Friday
[In-Person, Outdoor Complement to the Liturgy of Good Friday]
Friday, April 2nd – 3 pm –
Creekside Veneration of the Cross
Sunday, April 4th – 10 am on Zoom –
for the Feast of the Resurrection:
[In-Person, Outdoor Complement for Easter]
Sunday, April 4th – 3 pm –
Easter Creekside Communion
by 5:00pm on Friday
Masking and Social Distancing
will be required at all in-person events.
The Blessing of the Palms
at St. Bede's on Saturday, March 27th
(photos courtesy of Jan Swoope)
Flowers For Easter Giving and Receiving
Our wonderful Flower Guild members,
Nancy Ward, Orisha Parsons, Carlin Lutz, and Ray Callaway,
will be preparing small take-away or give-away
vases of flowers for Easter.
You can pick up a vase
outside the front doors of the church either
on Saturday from Noon to 7pm
Sunday from 9am - 4pm
Thank you to everyone who helped us create our
mosaic Alleluia in preparation for the season of Easter.
Keep your eyes open for your art on Sunday morning
in the Zoom/YouTube powerpoint
and on Sunday afternoon at the St. Bede's building
during our outdoor worship opportunities.
If you would like to make an Easter Gift to St. Bede's
(debit or credit card or ACH transfer from your bank account)
or by mailing a gift to St. Bede's.
Easter Staff Sabbath
The Staff will be on holiday Monday, April 5th
as is traditional on Easter Monday.
In addition, because Chad has begun taking Mondays
as his regular weekly Sabbath time
(instead of Fridays),
he will be taking Tuesday as his Easter Sabbath.
Our Parish Administrator, Muriel,
will be on silent retreat Monday - Thursday, April 5th - 8th.
Muriel's email will be monitored for concerns
that need immediate attention.
Unsung Heroes All Around Us
At this month’s meeting of the Community Engagement Committee, I volunteered to touch base with Mark Harrell, manager of the cafeterias of both Henderson Mill and Hawthorne Elementary Schools. We wondered how the cafeterias were faring now that children have returned to school. Mr. Harrell told me that he has been working since August with a group of fellow cafeteria workers to prepare 600 -700 lunches a day at Henderson Middle School (one of several hub locations in DeKalb). Before the students returned to in-person classes on March 9, 2021, he was a courier who delivered the lunches every day to apartment buildings, Rehoboth Baptist Church, Park and Rec Centers so that students didn’t go without during this difficult time. He has remained healthy during the pandemic and just received his first vaccination against Covid last week. The best piece of news (that many of you might already know): school lunches are now free for everyone with funding coming from the Federal Government.
“Good News: A Virtual Easter Pageant”
Premiering Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:15pm on Zoom (directly following Morning prayer; use the same link).
Please join with your St. Bede's family (young and old) for a fun and thought-provoking journey through some of Jesus’ life and ministry, to the despair of his death, and then to the Good News of the resurrection. Bad news, tragedy, and sorrow do not have the final word!
Thank you to all who have submitted your videos (including Stella, the Boston Terrier). There is still room for a few more cameos, so contact Alyssa at firstname.lastname@example.org to take part. No memorization is necessary and video editing will be taken care of for you!
The NET (Northlake-Embry Hills-Tucker) Food Pantry will host a drive-thru food distribution on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 10:00-12:00 at the Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker GA. Please share this information in your community.
St. Bede's provided 16 cases of jelly for the food bags. If you would like to contribute, please make your check out to St. Bede's and designate it for the NET Jelly Fund.
Healing Our Racism
Book Discussion Group
4th Monday of each month at 2:00 pm
Monday, April 26th at 2:00 pm
Please join Muriel Diguette and other members/friends of St. Bede's to discuss current books pertaining to the issues of racism and white privilege.
We will meet the 4th Monday of each month at 2:00 pm.
For our March meeting on April 26th we will be reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."
If you want to go ahead and order books for future discussions:
May 24: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
June 28: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho
July 26: The Devil You Know by Charles Blow
August 23: Native Son by Richard Wright
September 27: The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
Mostly Mysteries Book Group
4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm
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.
For our April 26th meeting at 7:00pm we will be reading Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stadal.
Each chapter in J. Ryan Stradal’s startlingly original debut tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, Kitchens of the Great Midwest is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life—its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises. It marks the entry of a brilliant new talent.
If you are interested in receiving the Zoom link, please email Connie Coralli
St. Bede's Prayer List
Prayers have been requested for:
Jeff Simmons, son of Jerry and Valerie Simmons
Haley Bird and her family, friends of Sam Cannon
Jessica and Abbey, friends of Larry Bing
Katherine Allen (Townes) Cunningham, sister of Rob Townes
Jen Fenner, friend of Larry Bing
Rosalene Larson, mother in law of Michael Daniel
The Cannon Family
Peggy Allen, mother of Lisa Main
Arlene Means, sister of Larry Bing
Margie Klein, mother of Jody Klein
Lynn Edgar, mother of Beth Cannon
Patrick Newberry, stepson of Gretchen Berggren
Andy Matia, friend of Ann Foote
Brooke & Taylor Harty, granddaughters of Nancy Waring
Max Carpenter, grandson of Sarra David
Judy Penney, sister-in-law of Kerry Penney
For those who have died:
Rogelio Fitten, brother of Nora’s friend Mellie
Jesus Alejandro Rodriguez, Jesus Molar’s brother in law
We pray for those in our greater Atlanta community who died in the mass shooting last month:
Soon Chung Park
Hyun Jung Grant
Delaina Ashley Yaun
Paul Andre Michels
and we pray for their families, for our community, and for the healing of the sin of racism especially in how it is directed toward Asian and Asian-American people.
We also pray for those who died as a result of the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado:
and we pray for their families and their communities.
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week:
4/7: John Whitt
4/10: Rob Townes
4/10: Corin Warlick
4/10: April Whitt
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.
UPDATE of February 25: We have collected around $9,800 and distributed over $6,000 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 $3,800 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.
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From around the Diocese
and the wider Church...
Such a huge name change after all these years and it sounds like we are leveling the playing field. What are your thoughts? We need to thank Tim Pridgen Advent Church, Adelia Bovell-Benjamin St Michael and All Angels and Florence Wakoko St Thomas as they volunteered for Global Mission Commission and approved by Bishop Robert Wright to serve the Diocese. Thank you
Our Atlanta Diocese contributed $245,817 for 2020 year and we can be very proud of that. Those are individual and church contributions to ER-D to help in disasters, food, water and medicines both here and in 40 countries with strong Anglican roots. As you may know this ministry is 80 years old with its beginnings back in WWII.
Presiding Bishop Curry loves ER-D and he had agreed to serve on the Board but then was elected Bishop so was not able. I am a member of Church of the Annunciation in Marietta and our rector Paul McCabe was able to get grant from ER-D for $15000 to help the needy with food and shelter in Cobb and Cherokee. The New York office does use the money for good causes and feeds some back to local churches. You could check with your church leadership to see if you can do something along these lines.
Janet Livingston - Diocesan ER-D Coordinator
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