April 13, 2023 | VOLUME 35, ISSUE 13


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Second Sunday of Easter

April 16, 2023


Acts 2:14a,22-32

1 Peter 1:3-9

John 20:19-31

Psalm 16

Preacher: The Reverend Jennifer Wagner Pavia

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Saturday, April 15

Neighbors 4 Neighbors at 8 AM

Monday, May 1

Sisters of Bede Meeting (in-person only)

Saturday, May 6

SoB Venue: Salmon & Trout Dinner

Sunday, May 7

St. Joseph's Ingathering


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Midweek Eucharist

Wednesdays | 7:00 PM


Adult Forum

Wednesdays | 7:40 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

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Experience the Good Works of LAN4N

"Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and will be repaid in full." - Proverbs 19:17

James, the brother of Jesus, challenges us to show our faith in Christ by practicing good works in order to benefit those in need. You are invited to come see for yourself all the good works being accomplished monthly by the Los Angeles Neighbors 4 Neighbors (LAN4N) in our St. Bede's parking lot. The event is happening this coming Saturday, April 15, as it does on the third Saturday of every month. If you have any new or gently used men's clothing to donate (especially hoodies!), please bring them, along with your servant's heart, for the St. Bede's table. Whether you want to pitch in or just observe, all are welcome!

Neighbors 4 Neighbors, which provides medical personnel, clothing, food and other services for unhoused people, is returning to St. Bede's on April 15. The work starts around 8 a.m.,with setting up, and continues until around 4 p.m. We are always looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks, including the sorting of clothing. For more information, please contact a member of the Mission Committee or click here.

Upcoming SISTERS of BEDE Venue

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Sacred Observances in HOLY WEEK

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The top photo exhibits our new Easter sign. Commissioned by Jennifer, we see that LOVE is what invited us all to Holy Week observances and the Easter celebration. Photos in the following rows depict sacred observances during Holy Week, starting with walking a labyrinth, an ancient spiritual tool designed to foster contemplation and spiritual transformation. The third row shows our Maundy Thursday ritual where priest and parishioners alike washed each other’s feet, as Jesus taught us. The fourth row captures moments from the Stations of the Cross, where we traced the final footsteps of Jesus, stopping at each station to pray, read scripture and contemplate. The bottom row features scenes from our Easter Vigil, where a new fire was kindled in order to light our Paschal candle; this was followed by a beautiful service where we told stories of God’s redeeming acts throughout history, renewed our Baptismal vows, proclaimed the Resurrection and partook of the first Holy Eucharist of Easter.

Celebrating EASTER


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On Easter Day, a Contemplative Eucharist was followed by a beautiful Festive Eucharist accompanied by choir, organ and string ensemble. The spectacular music, song, pageantry and joy combined to create a truly glorious celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The services were followed by a magnificent Easter brunch hosted by the Sisters of Bede. The delicious food, warm fellowship and joy in our Risen Lord permeated the atmosphere, creating a memorable and fabulously fun time for all.


Are you planning to attend worship online and want an easy way to make a pledge payment? Do you want to ditch the checkbook and set up reoccurring payments? Are you looking for a convenient way to make a one-time special gift to St. Bede's?

Did you know you can make donations online to St. Bede's, securely and easily?

Visit the St. Bede's website and at the top of every page, look for the "Donate" button. When you click on the "Donate" button, you will be transported to St. Bede's Vanco eGiving and Payment Process Site.

Vanco is an industry leader in online payments. More than 40,000 churches, faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools, and educational organizations trust Vanco to securely complete transactions every day. Vanco complies with PCI Level 1 standards, the highest security standard in the payment processing industry.

You are invited to set up one-time or recurring gifts using credit, debit, or bank transfer on Vanco's secure payment processing platform. Giving online through the Vanco site saves time and the hassle of remembering to bring your offering. In addition, you decrease the expense incurred by St. Bede’s from handling and processing checks and cash.


Serving the Diocese of Los Angeles


Scientist, philanthropist Saroj Mankau supports educational opportunities for women, girls around the world

By Pat McCaughan

Education means so much to Sarojam “Saroj” Mankau that she has contributed toward building schools in Guinea, Jordan, Sudan and Palestine, and has also funded a scholarship in the graduate nematology department at the University of California at Riverside.

As Mankau, a retired California State University professor of biology and a parishioner at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Riverside, turns 93 this June, family, friends, and beneficiaries of her philanthropy will gather to celebrate the “amazing woman” they know and love.

Growing up in Kerala, at India’s southernmost tip, “philanthropy is in my DNA,” she tells the News. She recalled her father moving the family to a rural village, where he taught agricultural classes, built an orphanage and a senior residence and where their home became a kind of community drop-in center to aid those less fortunate.

After graduating college in India, she opted out of an arranged marriage, moving instead to suburban Chicago “with only $20 in my pocket. I bought my first pair of shoes the day before I left. Here, we think going barefoot means you are deprived,” she said. But in rural India, shoes “were like eyeglasses – you only wore them if you needed them.”

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Massachusetts churches have housed Afghan families for over a year as city unites in supporting new neighbors

By David Paulsen

Several churches in Newburyport, Massachusetts, have opened their doors since 2021 to welcome and house some of the more than 70,000 Afghans who fled to the United States from their home country after the Taliban took control there. At least five Afghan families now call Newburyport home, and three of those families have lived more than a year in makeshift housing created for them at two churches, including St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Though the goal has been to find more suitable permanent accommodations for those families, their temporary homes in the church facilities have lasted much longer than expected because of a shortage of housing options in and around Newburyport, a coastal community of about 18,000 near the New Hampshire state line. Housing large families has been a particularly difficult challenge.

At St. Paul’s, the congregation welcomed the first Afghan family in December 2021 – a mother and father and their seven children. A second pair of parents, with eight children, moved into the church the following month. Both of those families remain at St. Paul’s. “There was no [other] place for them, and there’s still no place for them,” the Rev. Jarred Mercer, rector of St. Paul’s, told Episcopal News Service.

Episcopal leaders call for solutions to ‘scourge of violence’ after Louisville, Nashville massacres

By David Paulsen

Episcopal leaders in the neighboring dioceses of Tennessee and Kentucky are expressing grief, anger and calls to action after two deadly mass shootings occurred two weeks apart, at a school in Nashville on March 27 and a bank in Louisville on April 10.

Five people were killed and eight wounded in the Louisville shooting, when an employee opened fire at Old National Bank. He was killed by police at the scene. The Nashville shooting happened at a private Christian school, where the gunman, a former student, killed three children and three adults before being shot and killed by police.

On April 11, Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville held an evening Holy Eucharist in response to the tragedy. “Our lives are closely linked, and we know that this incident has touched so many in our congregations in personal ways, across the diocese,” the diocese said in a Facebook post about the vigil. “We join with you in holding those who have died and those who are injured, and all who love them, in prayer during this painful time.”

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