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St. Bede's Announcements
for Sunday, March 28, 2021
Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
10 am - Morning Worship (in English) on Zoom
Join us for Morning Worship on Zoom
also live streamed
A NOTE ABOUT PALMS/BRANCHES:
You can participate in the "Palm/Branch" part
of Palm Sunday in four ways this year:
1) Come to the brief "Liturgy of the Palms" on Saturday at Noon
and head home with some palms for Palm Sunday.
(see information in the Holy Week schedule below)
2) Stop by St. Bede's anytime
on Saturday afternoon/evening or on Sunday morning
and pick up some palms from outside the front doors of the building.
3) Cut your favorite branches from any tree or bush in your yard
and bring them with you to Zoom on Sunday.
4) Don't worry about gathering branches or palms at all
and just join us on Zoom at 10 am on Sunday
and enjoy seeing others wave their branches.
We want you with us - palms or not!
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
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.
Reflecting on Faith:
A Lenten Conversation Series
St. Bede's parishioners and staff members will pair up to lead us in Lenten conversations about some of the big questions around how we live-out or practice our faith. This series will borrow from Bishop Wright's weekly Lenten teaching series as well as scriptural themes during the Sundays in Lent.
Some of the questions we will explore are:
How Can We Move Closer to God?
What Does Love Look Like When Neighbor is Enemy?
Where Do I Stand in Sinking Sand?
What are the Directions to Joy?
Each week we plan to introduce and explore the theme for a bit and then break out into some small groups to have more intimate conversations about what the questions are stirring in us.
Join us on Sunday March 28
after Morning Worship
(around 11:15 - just stay on Zoom,
or join through the same link as for Morning Worship)
Claiborne Jones and Rob Townes
will lead us through Part Five
of Bishop Wright's
"5 Lenten Questions" video series.
Join us then when we explore the question:
What are the Directions to Joy?
UPDATED HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2021
[In-Person, Outdoor Complement to Palm Sunday]
Saturday, March 27th – Noon –
The Liturgy of the Palms
Outside the Main Doors of St. Bede's Building
Palms will be available to pick up
outside the doors of St. Bede's after this offering.
[No Registration Required -
Participants' names will be recorded
for contact tracing purposes upon arrival.
This short liturgy will last about 15-20 minutes
and particiapants may stand
or bring their own chair if needed.]
Sunday, March 28th – 10 am on Zoom –
Morning Worship for the Sunday of the Passion:
During Holy Week –
Personal Pilgrimages to Pray in the Nave
See Information Below
Thursday, April 1st – 7pm on Zoom –
Compline for Maundy Thursday
Friday, April 2nd –
The Liturgy of Good Friday
will debut on YouTube at 10 am
[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
Masking and Social Distancing
will be required at all in-person events.
(from March 19)
from the Rector
on Holy Week
and In-Person Gatherings...
Two weeks ago, I wrote to you concerning the Bishop's addition of new options for in-person worship. I asked that you be prayerfully patient as the Vestry, Staff, and Gathering Going Forward Group prayerfully discerned how these and other options might best be implemented and offered for St. Bede's.
Thank you for your prayers.
Each of these groups have begun this work of discernment and consideration of the new guidelines this week and I have an update for you in the attached letter.
I am also able to share the good news that we are introducing some additional complementary, in-person, outdoor worship opportunities for Holy Week.
Please continue to be faithful, loving, and understanding as we move forward.
P.S. If you would like to review the guidelines and protocols under which the Vestry, Staff, and Gathering Going Forward Team will do their work of discernment and planning, you may review those by clicking here.
Holy Week Pilgrimages Inside the Nave at St. Bede’s
By Registration Only
Tuesday, March 30th ~ 2:00-3:30pm
Thursday, April 1st ~ 10:00am-11:30am
Saturday, April 3rd ~ 1:00-2:30pm
Reservations are for 15 minute segments for visits to the Nave
for prayer and meditation.
Instructions for your visit:
· Bring a mask to wear at all times while in the building and in the parking lot; we do have disposable masks available.
· Sign in to the log book after reading the protocols in the log book.
· Sit in one of the designated seats in the Nave, staying six feet apart any other individuals not in your “pod”. You will be handed a piece of paper when you arrive. When you are ready to leave you will flip the piece of paper over to the "X" and leave it on your chair. This will indicate that no one else should sit in that seat.
· When arriving, please enter the building through the front doors where you will be greeted by our host. When exiting, please leave through the Mission Wing back to the parking lot.
· Restrooms will not be available for use except in an emergency situation.
“Good News: A Virtual Easter Pageant”
Creating and watching
the virtual Christmas Pageant together
So. Much. Fun. Right?
So let’s create something together again, shall we?
We need YOU -- participants of all ages and abilities -- as part of the team that will create St. Bede’s very first Easter Pageant!
The script, Illustrated Ministry’s “Good News: A Virtual Easter Pageant”, takes us on a journey through some of Jesus’ life and ministry, to the despair of his death, and then to the Good News of the resurrection--outlining the way in which Jesus upended corrupt systems of power. In the end, death was not the end of Jesus! Bad news, tragedy, and sorrow do not have the final word!
Please contact Alyssa at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your parts (from a single-word to a scene your whole household can film), optional costumes, and lots of support. No memorization is necessary and video editing will be taken care of for you!
The more the merrier, so feel free to invite non-local family to participate as well.
Alyssa Sali (she/her)
Director of Children's and Family Ministries
Diálogos de Cuaresma.
Alimento para el camino
Programa de Cuaresma 2021
Con Fabio Sotelo
Fabio Sotelo is leading
a five-part conversation series in Spanish
on Wednesday evenings during Lent.
can join in those conversations
by following the link below.
The Zoom Link for this meeting will be sent in the
Saturday Worship Email.
Primer Miércoles de Cuaresma, Febrero 24:
Confrontando las fuerzas del mal
Segundo Miércoles de Cuaresma, Marzo 3:
Avergonzados de nuestra fe?
Tercer Miércoles de Cuaresma, Marzo 10:
Renovando la iglesia
Cuarto Miércoles de Cuaresma, Marzo 17:
Significado de La cruz
Quinto Miércoles de Cuaresma, Marzo 24:
La hora de la Angustia
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.
St. Bede's Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross that were created by Virginia Roach Monroe present a vision of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Each painting is a close-up, as if viewed on television, and each uses a basic color symbol, such as red for the hands of Pontius Pilate. The idea came to Monroe in the late 1960's, during the turmoil of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement, when anger and hatred were expressed vividly on the nightly news. The title of each painting is a few words on how the event might relate to modern times.
St. Bede's member and webmaster Ray Callaway has digitized and curated an online gallery of the St. Bede's Stations of the Cross that you can pray at home.
[What you might not know about these stations
is that members of the St. Bede's parish posed for the portraits.
See if you can recognize anyone you know.
Hint: Junior Abraham is in this painting.]
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:
Jessica and Abbey, friends of Larry Bing
Katherine Allen (Townes) Cunningham, sister of Rob Townes
Jen Fenner, friend of Larry Bing
Pat Fracher, friend of Lynnsay Buehler
Jeff Pierce, friend of Ron & Connie Aylor
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
Malcolm Pitt Friddell (Mac), friend of Lynnsay Buehler
We pray for those in our greater Atlanta community who died in the mass shooting last week:
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 community.
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week:
3/28: Deisy Rocha
3/30: Kay Howington
3/30: Geoff Flanagan
3/30: Efren Mendez
3/30: Miguel Lubin
4/1: Rubi Chavez
4/1: Jose Felipe Mendez-Graciano
4/1: Yazmin Lopez
4/2: Sarah Warlick
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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and designating St. Bede's as your charitable beneficiary.
To find St. Bede's in the beneficiary list,
you must search for "St Bedes Episcopal Church"
(without the apostrophe)
and choose the one located in Atlanta.
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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