APRIL 7, 2022 | VOLUME 34, ISSUE 14


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Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 10, 2022


The Liturgy of the Palms

Luke 19:28-40

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

The Liturgy of the Word

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm 31:9-16

Philippians 2:5-11

Luke 22:14-23:56

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Sunday, April 10

Grass Root Neighbors

1:30 PM & 5:00 PM

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

Tuesday, April 12

Lenten Education Series:

Learning to Walk in the Dark

7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

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Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Midweek Eucharist

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM

Sanctuary & Watch Online

Lenten Education Series (3/8 - 4/12)

Tuesdays | 7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Evening Prayer

Wednesday | 7:00 PM

Zoom Only

Wednesday Education Forum

Not meeting during Lent. Join us for Tuesday's Lenten Education Series.

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The Sisters of Bede will sponsor an Easter Brunch

after the 10:00 AM service on Easter Day, April 17. 

Tickets will not be sold in advance. A suggested donation of $10 per person will be taken at the door.

To help in planning for food, the Sisters encourage attendees to sign up in advance via their online sign-up.



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The Wednesday Education Class will resume on May 4th at 7:30 PM with a 12-part series, "The History and Archaeology of the Bible," offered by National Geographic's Great Courses series. The goal is to offer the class both in-person and online via Zoom.

Before each session, Evening Prayer will be offered (in-person only) and starts at 7:00 PM.

The History and Archaeology of the Bible offers a multidimensional journey through the Bible from Genesis to the Crucifixion, seen through the lens of the latest historical and archaeological findings, and accompanied by vivid video footage of many of the sites where the stories of the Bible unfolded. Jean-Pierre Isbouts, a National Geographic contributor, eminent biblical historian, and award-winning filmmaker, offers the lectures. (The Great Courses Website)

To learn more about the video series, click here.


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April 10th | 1:30 PM & 5:00 PM

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Grass Roots Neighbors is a volunteer community organization. They meet the immediate needs of our neighbors experiencing food and housing insecurity. GRN mobilizes to fill the gaps in existing services by providing assistance with love and respect. The organization's vision is to be a community effectively involved in ending poverty. ​

Among their outreach programs, GNR cooks and delivers a hot meal every Sunday to various encampments on the Westside. On the second Sunday of the month, St. Bede's assists GNR with preparing and delivering meals. There are two service time slots; 1:30 PM - meal preparation and 5:00 PM - delivery of meals. GNR utilizes the kitchen facilities at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church.



An update on St. Bede’s and Neighbors 4 Neighbors

St. Bede’s will host the nonprofit Neighbors 4 Neighbors for the fourth time on Saturday, April 16. We eagerly anticipate another day that is coordinated by an amazing group of volunteers who help unsheltered people with so many wonderful services: Laundry, meals, groceries, cell phones, and clothing among them.

If you haven’t had a chance to see N4N in action, I’m hoping you can make the time on April 16 (or May 21 or June 18). Each client is unique, but the people who come to our parking lot have many things in common in terms of how they might be assisted. They are grateful for the food, clothing, and the chance to sit down in a comfortable setting and just breathe.

There are many opportunities for parishioners to participate during the N4N events—in addition to being an official “observer.” (We need more observers as well so we can ensure someone from the congregation is on site.) The organization is compiling a list of needed clothing if we choose to have a clothing drive. In addition, each month, N4N is looking for folks to staff the various stations that are set up in the parking lot. I have contact information for the volunteer coordinator for anyone who is interested.

These N4N Saturdays are always a wonderful experience, and I am eager to talk to anyone with an interest or questions.

Thank you,

Alice Short


The Mission Committee would like to thank all who have donated to support Ukraine through Episcopal Relief and Development. We have posted a chart in the narthex to reflect our response to this crisis. You are invited to place a blue and yellow sticker on the chart to symbolize your donation. The chart represents our parish’s commitment to protecting democracy and human rights around the world. 

Episcopal Relief and Development offers an opportunity to give and has a direct link to Ukraine aid on the website.


If you would prefer to donate through the church, you can write a check to St. Bede’s with the words “Episcopal Relief and Development/Ukraine Crisis Response” in the memo field. (And thank you to Betsy Hiteshew for proposing this!)




Video of the Service: April 2, 2022



Spots are still available, email Daphne Moote.


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Cranes for Ukraine: Youth at St. Edmund's, San Marino, take action to aid victims of war

By Pat McCaughan

[The Episcopal News – April 6, 2022] Kaelyn Chatfield, 13, and others in the St. Edmund’s Church youth group in San Marino, are crafting origami cranes in blue and yellow – the national colors of Ukraine – to aid people from the war-torn country.

While folding the delicate, Japanese-inspired birds can feel frustrating at times, the goal, she said, is “to make enough money to help people.”

On Sundays, and at home as well, the youth group members are creating the individual birds, which will be strung together as hanging chains to be sold on Easter Day. The goal is to raise at least a thousand dollars, and the effort is both a spiritual exercise and a means of empowering youth, according to St. Edmund’s rector, the Rev. Jenifer Chatfield, Kaelyn’s mom.


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Middle East resolutions focus on boycotts, apartheid, antisemitism, ‘Christian Zionism

The Middle East, though thousands of miles from Maryland, will be on the minds of bishops and deputies who meet in Baltimore this July at the 80th General Convention. Proposals addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have been among the most hotly debated resolutions at past triennial churchwide gatherings, and several new proposals await this General Convention.

So far, nine resolutions relating to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East have been assigned to the bishops’ and deputies’ committees on Social Justice & International Policy. Those two committees, which typically meet as one, held an online hearing March 31 to take testimony on three of the resolutions. Another hearing for the other six is scheduled for April 8.

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General Convention to consider endorsing 5-part plan to eliminate threat of nuclear war

The 80th General Convention will consider a resolution at its meeting in July that seeks to strengthen The Episcopal Church’s opposition to nuclear weapons, an issue that the resolution’s proponents say has gained urgency with Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Resolution C027 was proposed by the Diocese of Central New York. If passed by General Convention, it would put the church on record endorsing a grassroots campaign known as “Back from the Brink,” which has proposed a five-part plan for abolishing nuclear weapons.

The bishops’ and deputies’ committees on Social Justice and United States Policy held an online hearing on the resolution on March 8 in which about 10 people testified in favor, some from Central New York and others representing the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. They spoke of the unprecedented global catastrophe that would be unleashed by even a small-scale nuclear war.

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Way of the Cross video walk across Massachusetts invites prayer and action to end gun violence

Episcopalians statewide are invited to “walk” the Way of the Cross together this Holy Week, by visiting 14 church and ministry sites from Falmouth to Great Barrington via a video project that draws on the ancient practice of pilgrimage to bring attention to the current-day scourge of gun violence.

“The Way of the Cross: Ending Gun Violence in Massachusetts” will premiere on Palm Sunday, April 10, at 7 p.m. Eastern on the YouTube channels of the Dioceses of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts, and then be available thereafter for devotional use by individuals and groups, at home or church.

Each site featured in the video will serve as a station along the way, contributing a self-recorded video segment that invites viewers into prayer and reflection.

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Absalom Jones Center hosts ‘Say Their Names,’ commemorates Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination

Students from Atlanta’s historically Black colleges gathered on April 4 in the chapel at the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. To a rousing rendition of “Say Their Names,” they rose to their feet, clapping, dancing and shouting three times each the names of civil rights freedom riders like Episcopal seminarian Jonathan Daniels, victims of police violence George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and of historic statesmen, like Booker T. Washington.

“This service was an outreach to the students,” from both Spelman and Morehouse colleges, and Clark Atlanta University, the Rev. Lynne Washington, rector of Atlanta’s Church of the Incarnation, and the commemoration’s guest officiant, told Episcopal News Service. “It was exhilarating. There were whites and Blacks and young people and kids and seniors. It was one of those moments 

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