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We hope that this weekly offering will keep you up-to-date
on the latest information from the parish
and from around the Diocese of Atlanta and wider Church. 

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St. Bede's Announcements


In Person and Online Worship
for Sunday, June 13, 2021
The Third Sunday after Pentecost





Join us for
Worship Together in the Nave
at 10 am on
Sunday, June 13, 2021

Masks continue to be required
whenever in the building.




11:30 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
 
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 
all of our Sunday offerings 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.

Vacation Bible School /
Estudio Bíblico del Verano

Here comes VBS, St. Bede’s style! 

All-ages - Bilingual - On Zoom 


Save the Dates! 
Mondays, 6:30pm 
June 14-July 19 (skipping July 5th)


Our theme this year is “Compassion Camp: Be loved. Be kind. Be you.”

Just three days until VBS! Register today! Request your personalized supply packet and eye-catching black T-shirt today. Click here for English, here for Spanish

Supply packets are available at the front door of the Church building. If you have registered, your household name will be on your packet. At any point this summer, even if you have not registered, go ahead and pick up an unmarked packet and make extra copies at home as needed.

We hope your household will join with the St. Bede’s community for our All-ages, fully bilingual, dinner-time VBS. In order to honor and include both those not yet able to enjoy the benefits of vaccination and those enjoying delayed trips to family or busy summer activities, we will be live on Zoom, Mondays at 6:30pm, starting on June 14th (June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19). Each Tuesday we will send out a YouTube video link to all who are registered, so if you can’t be there live, you don’t have to miss out on the fun! Grandparents -- this would be a great activity to enjoy together with visiting grandkids!

Theme: “Compassion Camp: Be loved. Be kind. Be you.” 
Included in each session:
Whole body prayers
Simple, catchy and profound music 
Bible stories told by the creative households who brought us the Christmas and Easter Pageants
Compassionate crafts to help you put your love to work

We look forward to seeing many of your beautiful faces this summer!

For those already registered, swing by the front door of the Church building to pick up your supplies--your household name will be on your packet.



Sincerely,
Alyssa Sali and the All-Ages Formation Team



Chad will be on Vacation

Chad will be on vacation
from Saturday, June 5 through Monday, June 14. 
He will be back at work on Tuesday, June 15.

Please be in touch with Muriel Diguette
(mdiguette@stbedes.org),
or Senior Warden Molly Graves,
or another member of the staff
about any church matters while Chad is away.




Join John and Kay Entrekin on a Mission Trip to Honduras
November 6th - 13th

Kay and I have learned that Honduras is accepting missionaries who have been vaccinated and test negative for COVID before their trip. We are planning on going again with the Tucker group HOI (Honduras Outreach International) this November from 11/6-11/13. We expect that the work will be similar to years past which was building outdoor latrines and wash basins, laying concrete floors, doing Vacation Bible School and home prayer visits. No prior building skills are required. If anyone thinks they might be interested in joining us or just want more information please feel free to contact me at jentre23@bellsouth.net.



Photos from our First Worship
Back Together in the Nave
on Sunday, May 30, 2021!
Photos courtesy of Jan Swoope.

Fall Retreat for Women
including Nonbinary Folks and Transwomen

Hold the dates: Sept. 24-26, 2021
 
Due to ongoing concerns about Covid and the results of the survey we did about the retreat scheduled at Forrest Hills in September, we have cancelled that reservation. But don’t despair, plans are underway for a Women’s Retreat that same weekend to be held at St. Bede’s. This will allow us to have more control over our environment and still spend some concentrated time together catching up with each other again and renewing our spirituality after this long hiatus apart.

We did lose the deposit paid to Forrest Hills, and if you’d like to make a donation to defray those costs, please send a check to the church and let Muriel know it’s a donation for the retreat. If you were one of the folks who paid for the retreat, we’ll be in touch with you about your refund. 

If you'd like to volunteer to serve on the planning committee please contact Connie or Molly. 

Stay tuned for details as plans evolve. If you’d be willing to help with the planning of this retreat please let Connie or Molly know.

Thanks,
Connie & Molly, Co-chairs, Retreat Planning Committee





Healing Our Racism
Book Discussion Group

Meeting Time:
4th Monday of each month at 2:00 pm 
on ZOOM

 
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 June meeting on the 28th we will be reading The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.

One of Publishers Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2017
Longlisted for the National Book Award
This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review). In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation―that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation―the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments―that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.


If you want to go ahead and order books for future discussions:
 
July 26: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho 
August 23: The Devil You Know by Charles Blow
September 27: Native Son by Richard Wright
October 25: The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
November 29: See No Stranger by Valarie Kaur

Mostly Mysteries Book Group
 
Meeting Time:
4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm 
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.


For our June 28th meeting at 7:00pm we will be reading  The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley.

During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands—the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves.
The trip begins innocently enough: admiring the stunning if foreboding scenery, champagne in front of a crackling fire, and reminiscences about the past. But after a decade, the weight of secret resentments has grown too heavy for the group’s tenuous nostalgia to bear. Amid the boisterous revelry of New Year’s Eve, the cord holding them together snaps, just as a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world.
Two days later, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead. . . and another of them did it.


If you are interested in receiving the Zoom link, please email Connie Coralli



St. Bede's Prayer List


Prayers have been requested for:

Oscar Orlando Sanchez Garay, brother of Paola Sanchez Garay, Geriatrics
Fellow who is training with Taylor Graves
Jean Ahlfinger
The Rev'd Timothy Maynard, friend of Suzanne Shapiro
Butch Minor, brother of Randy Minor, Sr.
Nina Daniel
Rick White, friend of Lynnsay Buehler & Rob Townes
Larry Bing
Bill Edgar, father of Beth Cannon
Sarra David
Rosalene Larson, mother in law of Michael Daniel
Bryce Cannon
The Cannon Family
Aree Bancroft
Laura Ribas
Jane Wiggins
Hilda Bell
Willie Diaz
Tim Waring
Peggy Allen, mother of Lisa Main
Ray Lampros
Gwen Cordner
Arlene Means, sister of Larry Bing
Maggie Williams
Mary Rodriguez
Hollis Pickett
Margie Klein, mother of Jody Klein
Anita Maloof
Lynn Edgar, mother of Beth Cannon
Nancy Waring
John Branan
Kerry Penney
Patrick Newberry, stepson of Gretchen Berggren
Andy Matia, friend 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



For those who have died:

Bill Cody
Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, mother of Martha Padron and grandmother of Martha Gomez
Steve Cappy, friend of Jim and Barbara Helms
Ray Shenk, friend of Jim and Sarah Jane Ohl



We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 
 
6/13: Mousa Ackall
6/13: Naser Ackall
6/13: Ashley Olea-Najera
6/13: Lesly Bello
6/14: Stephen Wankel
6/15: Jonathan Bowers
6/16: Jane Wiggins
6/16: Michael Huston
6/17: Alex Valdez
6/17: Kendall Huston
6/17: Melissa Huston
6/18: Brad Joiner
6/18: Julio Alcantara
6/19: Dave Bevacqua
6/19: Laura Sellers


And we rejoice at the birth of
Ezra Frazier Holcomb
great-grandson of Sarah Jane Ohl




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 of May 7, 2021: We have collected around $10,500 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 $4,700 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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you must search for "St Bedes Episcopal Church" 
(without the apostrophe) 
and choose the one located in Atlanta.




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Episcopal Relief & Development
Launches New Spiritual Resource, Lectio Divina

Episcopal Relief & Development has created a new resource to guide deep reflection on Scripture. Lectio Divina, a Latin phrase that means “sacred reading,” will invite readers to join the organization’s program partners from the US and around the world as they reflect on brief passages from the Bible.
“Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lectio Divina is a form of centering prayer that invites us to listen to God and to listen to the experiences of fellow followers of Jesus from across the Anglican Communion,” said Josephine Hicks, Vice President, Episcopal Church Programs, Episcopal Relief & Development.

The Lectio Divina is designed to be used individually or by congregations. Each reflection contains a short video that provides an opportunity to connect to program partners who work with Episcopal Relief & Development across the globe. These partners share their personal reflections for each Scripture reading from the context of their life and work. New meditations will be added regularly.

Visit episcopalrelief.org/lectio-divina to learn more. Connect with Episcopal Relief & Development on FacebookTwitter or Instagram to hear the latest news from the organization and to be notified as additional meditations are added.

For 80 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.


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