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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
for Sunday, May 9, 2021
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
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
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.
Creekside Outdoor Worship
on May 2 at 3 pm
Please enjoy these photos taken by
Jan Swoope and Alyssa Sali
During the season of Easter we will again be joining other Episcopalians around the world learning together --at home!-- with "Faith at Home" https://www.dofaithathome.org/.
Each Sunday, find a new resource, based on the week's lectionary readings, for yourself or yourhousehold. There are special sections for small children, elementary age, middle and high school, and adults. These short reflections are perfect for talking about at mealtime or bedtime.
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.
Healing Our Racism
Book Discussion Group
4th Monday of each month at 2:00 pm
New Date for discussing The New Jim Crow
Monday, May 24th 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 May meeting on the 24th 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:
June 28: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
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
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 May 24th meeting at 7:00pm we will be reading Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan.
When Savannah history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to guest-curate a new museum collection focusing on artifacts recovered from the steamship Pulaski, she's shocked. The ship sank after a boiler explosion in 1838, and the wreckage was just discovered, 180 years later. Everly can't resist the opportunity to try to solve some of the mysteries and myths surrounding the devastating night of its sinking.
If you are interested in receiving the Zoom link, please email Connie Coralli
St. Bede's Prayer List
Prayers have been requested for:
Claire and Steve Kappy, friends of the Helms
Deena Holcomb, granddaughter of Sarah Jane Ohl
Bill Edgar, father of Beth Cannon
Pat Raybourne, sister of Fran Snider
Jessica and Abbey, friends 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:
Ray Shenk, friend of Jim and Sarah Jane Ohl
Isabel Caceras, mother of Victor Caceras
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week:
5/10: Muriel Diguette
5/10: Mariela Lopez
5/10: Juan Ambrocio
5/11: Kelcie Sellers
5/11: Emily Mendez
5/11: Ian Oretega
5/12: Beth Schupbach
5/12: Soledad Paramo
5/12: Andrew Callaway
5/14: Robert Townes
5/14: Victoria Esquivil
5/15: Taylor Graves
5/15: Judah Sali
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 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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(without the apostrophe)
and choose the one located in Atlanta.
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In the US, Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta as it provides assistance to marginalized communities that were disproportionately affected by the deadly tornado on March 25 in Newton, GA.
Episcopal Relief & Development also continues to promote the Episcopal Asset Map (www.episcopalassetmap.org) and encourages you to update your congregation's information to reflect spring and summer worship, such as outdoor or hybrid (virtual/in-person) services. You can also add photos and tell stories about your congregation, such as community gardens, special events, youth projects and more.
To support the work of Episcopal Relief & Development, you can donate at episcopalrelief.org/donate, and you can pray for staff, program partners and participants around the world by becoming a Prayer Partner at episcopalrelief.org/pray.
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