JANUARY 27, 2022 | VOLUME 34, ISSUE 4


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4th Sunday after The Epiphany

Sunday, January 30, 2022


Jeremiah 1:4-10

Psalm 71:1-6

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Luke 4:21-30

Preacher: The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

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Saturday, February 5

Sisters Venue - Downtown Private Art Tour

9:00 AM - 12:00PM *Time Change*

Sunday, February 6

Grass Roots Neighbors Outreach

1:30 PM & 5 PM Service Slots

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

Saturday, February 12

Sisters Venue - Pairings of food and wine

7:00 PM - 9:30PM

Veilhaber Residence

Friday, February 25

Beer and Brats

6:00 PM - 9:00PM

Mohler Residence


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Currently on Zoom Only

Evening Prayer

Wednesday | 7:00 PM

Currently on Zoom Only

Education Forum

Wednesday | 7:45 PM

Currently on Zoom Only

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St. Bede’s is now entering a new phase in the process of transition to a new rector. Our Transition Committee is growing to become the Search Committee. While the congregationally selected Vestry makes the final decision on who will be our new rector, the Search Committee does the hands-on work to make that decision possible. 

Under the support and guidance of the Diocese Office of Transition, members of the Search Committee follow the outlined process. The Search Committee members are being selected to represent the range of perspectives found in our active congregation and will be announced at the Annual Meeting on February 27. 

We encourage all of you to join us in the search process by asking questions and offering your insights. Rest assured, you will not come to church on a Sunday and find out we have a new rector without being fully aware of who they are and how they were selected.

Please reach out to Liz Mohler (Transition Chair) or any member of the Vestry to share your thoughts and questions.

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Prayer for the Search Process

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and guide the hearts and minds of those who will discern and call St. Bede’s fourth rector. Watch over our parish family and send forth your Holy Spirit to direct the work of the search committee, the vestry, and the whole community of St. Bede’s. With one heart and mind, may we welcome a faithful pastor and servant of God who will shepherd your people, equip us for our ministries, and empower us to be the hands of Christ to a world in need of love and grace through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Vestry of St. Bede's has rescheduled the Congregation's Annual Meeting to Sunday, February 27, 2022. The meeting will begin at 11:30 AM and be held in a hybrid format (in-person and online). If conditions allow, we will host a luncheon following the meeting.

Should you participate in the Annual Meeting? YES! Our yearly gatherings as a "congregation in governance" are vital to our common life and witness together. During the meeting, we will elect a new class of the Vestry--all of those individuals will join the group tasked with calling St. Bede's next rector. The Annual Meeting also gives the congregation a chance to review the budget, align missional priorities for the year, and hear directly from various leaders in the congregation. Finally, it is a wonderful opportunity to connect with others.




Cartoon: "Surprise Annual Meeting" by The Rev. Jay Sidebotham and the Church Pension Group.


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The service celebrating the life of Jeannette Young, initially scheduled for Saturday, February 12th, has been postponed due to the latest COVID surge.

"It is our hope that the virus will be at bay and attendees will have a greater level of comfort to attend in person," says Welsey Young.

A new date will be announced as soon as possible. Please continue to keep Jeannette's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.


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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 first 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.

To volunteer for February's outreach, sign up on the volunteer sheet at the entrance of the sanctuary or email Pastor Ryan.



This week, some members of the congregation reported receiving an email from Pastor Ryan "asking for help" or "soliciting for funds." Scammers might use language like "I'm in a meeting right now, but please send me the gift cards as quickly as possible!" These emails are scams! Please be aware. 

Even though they "look" like they are from Pastor Ryan, if you view the email address, it is not coming from Pastor Ryan's email address at St. Bede's nor his personal account. Please do not respond to those emails or click any links within those emails.

Unfortunately, it's challenging to stop these attacks. Pastor Ryan's St. Bede's email account has NOT been hacked. Instead, cyber-criminals "spoof" the email address, which means they set up a fraudulent email account that is cleverly configured to look at first glance like a legitimate one. When in doubt, please always check the sending email account.

Pastor Ryan and the lay leadership of St. Bede's will never ask for money, funds to be wired, gift cards, or personal information via email.

Not sure if it's a scam? You can always call St. Bede's or Pastor Ryan to verify if the email is authentic. 


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Coming in February: 'Engagement Across Difference: A Spiritual Practice of Love in Action'

By Susan Russell

Conversation with others across difference is not just a nice thing to do. It is a spiritual practice of love in action.”

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles invites you to put these words of Presiding Michael Curry into action as we seek to work together to be agents of change in our increasingly polarized and divided world.

On two Thursdays, Feb. 17 & 24, 6 - 8 p.m. members of the One in the Spirit ministry will host virtual conversations (via Zoom) structured around “From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference” – the initiative inviting Episcopalians and our neighbors to engage in one-to-one listening and sharing across the many differences that challenge us. Participants will have a chance to see how this framework can enable them to communicate with others with whom they disagree on contentious issues and transform their relationships in the process.

Join us as we continue to work together to be the change we want to see – living out God’s love in the world one conversation at a time!

For more information or to register, contact Wendy Lords.

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Executive Council condemns Russian aggression toward Ukraine, endorses day of prayer

Executive Council passed a resolution on Jan. 26 that “expresses grave concerns about the escalation of tensions and military buildup along the border of Russia and Ukraine” and calls on Episcopalians to join in a day of prayer for peace, following the lead of Pope Francis.

The resolution, which was proposed by the Joint Standing Committee on Ministry Beyond The Episcopal Church, “allows us to speak as a church on the brewing crisis and to elevate our voice with others,” said Southwest Florida Bishop Dabney Smith, the committee chair.

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Orlando church offers late-night COVID-19 tests to meet workers’ needs

An Episcopal church in Orlando, Florida, is offering free COVID-19 tests at night to meet the needs of neighbors who can’t make it to daytime clinics because of work or child care responsibilities. With at-home tests in short supply and the omicron variant surging in Florida, Christ the King Episcopal Church/Iglesia Episcopal Jesus de Nazaret – two congregations worshiping in the same building – are adding the later hours “to make sure we’re hitting our most vulnerable neighbors,” said the Rev. José Rodríguez. The night testing program is part of the church’s larger mission to address the effects of COVID-19 on its community, said Rodríguez, the vicar of Iglesia Episcopal Jesus de Nazaret and co-rector of Christ the King

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Executive Council meeting opens with focus on voting rights, budget, treatment of transgender Episcopalians

Executive Council opened its latest meeting Jan. 25 by highlighting a broad swath of issues confronting the church, including voting rights advocacy, the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, final planning for the upcoming 80th General Convention and efforts to respond to the church’s historic complicity with the United States’ system of Indigenous boarding schools.

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Churches step up homeless ministries during winter, with some offering buildings as shelter

Congregations across The Episcopal Church have long supported efforts to help people who are homeless, whether they are looking for a place to stay, a nourishing meal or friendly conversation. The urgency of such ministries increases during the winter months, when lack of shelter can become a life-threatening hazard.

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There is still space available for the "Private Downtown LA Arts District Graffiti/Mural Tour" on Saturday, February 5th Annette Graw and Daphne Moote are hosting the event. Tour begins at 10:00 AM. If you are meeting at St. Bede's, please arrive at 9:00 AM. If driving separately, please arrive in downtown by 9:50 AM. $25 per person (lunch not included). The art tour is 100% outdoors, and masks will be worn. Due to a slight change in the schedule (no lunch together after the tour) the hours are slightly modified. The tour will be from 9 AM to 12 PM. If you are interested in joining the tour or have any questions about the details (parking, etc.), please email Daphne or Annette. To learn more about the tour, please the LA Tours Website.

2022 Flowers and Sanctuary: CandleThe beautiful floral arrangements in the Church and maintaining the Sanctuary light shining are funded through the generous donations of the congregation. Flowers are typically given in thanksgiving for a person(s) or blessing in life, in memory of departed loved ones, or simply to rejoice in the Glory of God! We invite you to enhance the beauty of our magnificent sanctuary by donating to support this ministry in 2022. The suggested donation for flowers is $30 and for keeping the Sanctuary light shining is $10. To donate, please either fill out the online form or utilize the donations envelopes available in the narthex on the credenza. Payments can be made either online or by check. Checks can be delivered on Sundays or mailed to the Church office. Please put “2022 Flower/Light Donation” in the check memo line.

Online Giving: 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. 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.

Digital Service Program Initiative: The initiative encourages congregation members to download the Sunday service program onto their mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Kindle, etc.) to minimize our overall environmental footprint. Our initial goal by Holy Week 2022 is to reduce our weekly printing output by 15%. Each week in The Quill, there is a link to the Service Program page on St. Bede’s Website. Programs are uploaded by Saturday evening and often earlier. A link to the page can also be found under the “Worship and Education” tab on St. Bede’s Website.

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