August 26, 2022 | VOLUME 34, ISSUE 29


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12th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17)

Sunday, August 28, 2022


During Ordinary time, "Track 1" is utilized.

Jeremiah 2:4-13

Psalm 81:1, 10-16

Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

Luke 14:1, 7-14

Preacher: The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

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Wednesday, August 31

TED Talk Wednesdays - Education Forum

7:45 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Tuesday, September 6

Fall Education Series

7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Sunday, September 14

Grass Roots Neighbors

1:30 PM & 5:00 PM

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

Saturday, September 17

Neighbors 4 Neighbors

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Campus Wide


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Midweek Eucharist

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM


Evening Prayer

Wednesday | 7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Education Forum

Wednesday | 7:30 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

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St. Joseph Center sends their continuing gratitude for our monthly donations (1st Sunday of every month). The next ingathering is scheduled for Sunday, September 3.

Here is an updated list of most-needed items:

  • Men’s and women’s adult diapers (M, L, XL)
  • Baby wipes
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Dog and cat food
  • Peanut butter
  • Nuts
  • Bread
  • Vegan/vegetarian items


TED Talk Wednesdays in August

Our TED Talks Wednesdays Education Forum continues on August 31. An open-ended discussion will follow the Ted Talk.

Each session will begin at 7:45 PM and will be preceded by the Office of Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM. Each session will be offered in a hybrid format (Luther Hall and Zoom).

This Wednesday's presentation will feature two talks from Drew Dudley; Everyday Leadership and The Leadership Game - Creating Cultures of Leadership

Somewhere around the middle of his undergraduate education, Drew realized engaging with the world was a lot more fun than writing papers about it. While still a student he became heavily involved in Canada’s largest post-secondary charitable initiative in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, eventually serving as the National Chair of the organization. As he moved into his career, he took on the challenge of creating and building the Leadership Development Program at the University of Toronto, which became the largest and most dynamic in the country.


How To Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going

Tuesdays | 7:00 PM | Luther Hall & Zoom

September 6 - October 18

When a church shifts from an ending to a new beginning, it can be a daunting challenge but also a huge opportunity. What happens when the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear?

Church growth, building family-centered ministries, raising up new leaders, financial sustainability, welcoming a new rector... These issues, and many more, are front-and-center in the life of all Episcopal congregations, especially those in a transition process.

The St. Bede's Fall Education Series will be a 7-part series based on the book by Susan Beaumont, "How To Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going" Leading in a Liminal Season." Whether you are currently a "leader" at St. Bede's or not, this education series is designed for everyone who wants to see St. Bede's thrive in the years to come.

The series will be at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays (September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, & 18). It will be in the hybrid format (Luther Hall and Zoom). Eucharist will proceed each session at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary. We invite you to join us. To assist with planning purposes, we kindly ask that you register for the series.

About the Author:

Susan Beaumont is a consultant, coach, author and spiritual director. Susan has worked with hundreds of congregations and denominational bodies across the United States and in Canada. She is known for her ground-breaking work in the leadership dynamics of congregations.

Before establishing her own practice, Susan worked for nine years as a Senior Consultant with the Alban Institute. Susan has also served on the faculty of two business schools, teaching graduate level courses in leadership, management and organizational behavior. She has corporate experience in human resource management and organizational development. She currently teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary.



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September 11 | 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. Once a month, St. Bede's with Holy Nativity assists GNR with preparing and providing meals. There are now four different volunteer time slots:

  • 2 - 4 PM (mostly chopping of fruits and veggies)
  • 4 - 6 PM (mainly packaging food)
  • 6 - 8:30 PM (loading and distributing the food)
  • 7:30 - 10:30 PM (distributing food in Venice by bike)

GNR utilizes the kitchen facilities at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church.

GNR, Holy Nativity, and St. Bede's have created a Google Sign-Up Form to assist with monthly volunteer coordination. Please click the button below to access the volunteer sign-up form.



A newsletter serving the Diocese of LA

Lambeth Conference participants from L.A. diocese share perspectives on international gathering

By Janet Kawamoto

[The Episcopal News – August 24, 2022] Being at the Lambeth Conference was a rich and varied experience for the four Diocese of Los Angeles clergy who attended the July 27 – Aug. 7 gathering: Bishop John Harvey Taylor, attending as one of some 650 bishops from all over the Anglican Communion; the Rev. Ryan Macias, a volunteer steward; and the Rev. Fennie Hsin-Fen Chang and the Rev. Katherine Feng, who served as translators for, respectively, Bishop Lennon Chang of Taiwan and his wife, Hannah Chang.

The bishops engaged in a program of bible study focused on 1 Peter and consideration of the “Lambeth Calls,” a set of statements about issues facing the Anglican Communion and the world: Safe Church, Anglican Identity, Reconciliation, Human dignity, Environment & Sustainable Development, Christian Unity, Interfaith Relations, Discipleship, and Science and Faith.

“First of all, most of all, [it was my responsibility] to listen, and appreciate that I was experiencing the world writ small – at least 165 countries’ worth,” said Bishop Taylor, noting that one of the things that made the Anglican Communion special “is that it’s by and large a community of national churches. It’s a consequence of our roots in the Church of England.” The viewpoints of the bishops at the conference reflected the realities of their political and social situations. “So we spent a lot of time sharing and comparing stories about what was going on at home and what we were trying to do to address it,” said Taylor, adding, “It was also my responsibility to hear all the speeches and participate in daily study and Lambeth Calls sessions.”

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Episcopal Church in Delaware launches advertising blitz via billboards, mail and social media

The Episcopal Church in Delaware has started an advertising campaign that aims to reach people where they are – at home, on the computer or in their car – and invite them to a local Episcopal church. Though it’s too early to tell whether it will actually bring more people through church doors, the campaign has already spurred parishes to make their own physical and digital spaces more welcoming in preparation for new visitors.

Six billboards have gone up on busy roads across the state, including Interstate 95, with the message “You’re invited!” and the URL of the redesigned diocesan website, The site is now oriented toward newcomers, offering them a directory of the diocese’s churches to help them find the nearest parish.

The same basic design is also featured on 25,000 mailers and hundreds of door hangers; each is localized with the name, website and service times of a nearby parish. Parishes can also use digital formats of the design on their social media accounts.

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Charlie Holt withdraws acceptance of election as Diocese of Florida bishop coadjutor

The Rev. Charlie Holt, whose election as bishop coadjutor in the Diocese of Floria was called into question amid objections to the election process, has withdrawn his acceptance of the result, presumably paving the way for the diocese to pursue a new vote.

Holt’s decision was announced Aug. 19 by the Florida Standing Committee. “We have been in contact with Bishop [John] Howard and have also engaged in discussions with the Office of the Presiding Bishop to determine the best path forward,” the Standing Committee said. It did not commit yet to holding a new election but said it would “find a path that brings the broadest confidence to our diocese and church.”

In response to the statements from Holt and the standing committee, The Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs released a statement on Aug. 20 saying that the churchwide consent process for the May 14 election will not go forward.

Holt, in his letter, reaffirmed that “it is my hope and desire to be your next bishop.”

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