July 14, 2022 | VOLUME 34, ISSUE 25


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6th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11)

Sunday, July 17, 2022


During Ordinary time, "Track 1" is utilized.

Amos 8:1-12

Psalm 52

Colossians 1:15-28

Luke 10:38-42

Preacher: The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

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Sunday, July 17 (Date Change)

Grass Roots Neighbors

1:30 PM & 5:00 PM

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

Monday, July 18

Vestry Meeting

7:00 PM


Saturday, July 30

Parish Caretaking Day

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Campus Wide

Sunday, July 31

Sunday Serenades: Katie Thiroux Trio

5:00 PM


More Info


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Midweek Eucharist

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM

Sanctuary & Watch Online

Evening Prayer

Wednesday | 7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Education Forum

Wednesday | 7:30 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

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[Episcopal News Service – Baltimore, Maryland] The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church is one for the history books, and not just for the decisions made but also for how the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the church conducted its business.

The July 8-11 gathering – postponed a year because of COVID-19 and shortened from eight days – conducted what Presiding Bishop Michael Curry had referred to during the planning process as “matters essential for the governance and good order of the church.” Still, 412 resolutions were filed for consideration.

Legislative committees acted online most of the resolutions before gathering in Baltimore. That cleared the way for the House of Bishops and House of Deputies to devote the in-person gathering only to legislative floor sessions. They passed most of the resolutions in batches through consent calendars. Bishops and deputies had floor debates only on more controversial measures or on actions that they wanted to raise to greater prominence.

The streamlined convention had been scheduled to run until 5 p.m. EDT but both houses finished their work before 1 p.m. on July 11.

Among those essential actions, the bishops and deputies passed a $100.5 million budget for the next biennium (the 81st General Convention is scheduled for the summer of 2024), approved the first reading of a constitutional change to clearly define the Book of Common Prayer, continued the church’s commitment to reckoning with it history of racism, elected Julia Ayala Harris to succeed the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings as House of Deputies president and the Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton as vice president, and agreed to the reunification of two dioceses in Texas.




St. Bede’s has the opportunity—again!--to partner with First AME Church on a back-to-school backpack project for children in foster care.

Our parish has participated in this program every year since 2016 (with the exception of 2020), and we are grateful to be part of it again. We’re collecting monetary donations to purchase the school supplies that will go into the backpacks. 


Here are some examples of what our donations can buy:

  • $7 will purchase five three-hole punched presentation folders.
  • $8 will purchase five boxes of crayons with 24 colors.
  • $20 will purchase four boxes of colored pencils.
  • $25 will purchase five boxes of assorted-colored markers.
  • $50 will buy a High Sierra “swoop” backpack.
  • $60 will purchase a 12-pack of binders.
  • $120 will buy an essential graphing calculator for high school students

Please make your checks payable to St. Bede’s with “Backpack Project” in the memo portion (at the lower left corner of the check). You can bring the checks (or cash) to church or mail the checks to church. Donations can be made online too!


We are on a tight schedule, so we’re asking if you can please make every effort to have your donation in by Sunday, July 24.

Questions: Please reach out to members of the mission committee.

Assembly date: Expected to be the last week of July


Alice Short

Member of the Mission Committee



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July 17| 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

Bishop John Harvey Taylor, front center, poses with most of the Diocese of Los Angeles team at General Convention in 2022. From left: the Rev. Canon Pat McCaughan, correspondent for Episcopal News Service and The Episcopal News; the Very Rev. Keith Yamamoto, volunteer coordinator for Public Safety; the Rev. Canon Kelli Grace Kurtz, deputy; the Rev. Pat Hendrickson, volunteer coordinator; Canon Andy Tomat, deputy; the Rev. Fennie Chang, deputy; Dan Valdez, deputy; the Rev. Antonio Gallardo, deputy; Ivan Gutierrez, deputy; the Rev. Kate Lewis, volunteer coordinator; and Rachel Nyback. Not pictured are Canon Jim White, deputy, who was out sick on the last day with a cold; the Rev. Lester Mackenzie, chaplain to the House of Bishops; and Merril Whatley of St. Cross Church, Hermosa Beach, who assisted with tech.

General Convention 2022

The Episcopal News issued a report for each day of General Convention. Links to the reports are below:

The Bishop’s Blog, which includes Bishop John Harvey Taylor’s posts on General Convention, is here.

Continue reading article on The Episcopal News

View the Latest Edition of "The Episcopal News"


General Convention approves North Texas, Texas reunion as one of its final actions in Baltimore

Episcopalians in North Texas are now members of the Diocese of Texas after the 80th General Convention approved the two dioceses’ merger on July 11, the final day of this pandemic-shortened, four-day meeting of the church’s governing body.

The House of Deputies had voted to adopt the resolution on July 9. The House of Bishops’ approval of Resolution D050 was the final legislative action before the bishops adjourned on July 11. Bishop Scott Mayer, bishop provisional of North Texas, and the four bishops of the Diocese of Texas celebrated their new partnership with embraces on the podium while their fellow bishops applauded.

With the adoption of D050, the Fort Worth-based Diocese of North Texas ceased to exist, “but let me tell you,” Mayer said, “that the Episcopal Church in the 24 counties of North Texas is alive and well and is looking forward to a wonderful future.”

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Diocese of Florida rebuts claims of improper voting practices in bishop coadjutor election

The Diocese of Florida has released an official response to the objection filed by some of the delegates who voted in the May 14 election of the Rev. Charlie Holt as bishop coadjutor. While the objectors had claimed that irregularities in the election process rendered the election invalid, the diocese says all the changes were properly made to ensure the healthy completion of an election amid COVID-19. The diocese also shared an opinion from a professional independent parliamentarian who examined the records of the election and found it valid and final.

The response also argues that the 37 objectors were motivated not by procedural concerns but by personal disapproval of Holt, whose election is also facing a separate, unofficial challenge by Episcopalians who have interpreted some of his statements as insulting to Black and LGBTQ+ people.

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Julia Ayala Harris implores Episcopalians to continue charting a new course

Preaching during Morning Prayer on July 11, House of Deputies President-elect Julia Ayala Harris heralded the election of two women of color to be the deputies’ top two leaders, and urged worshippers to continue examining faith norms, systems and structures, “because The Episcopal Church has so much to give to the world.”

“People are looking for acceptance, belonging, healing and wholeness,” she said in a pre-recorded sermon greeted with applause. “When we are at our very best, we can share that with the world. This week, The Episcopal Church committed itself and its resources to the reckoning with its past, in order to create a more just, inclusive and authentic future.”

Referring to the July 10 election of the Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton as vice president of the House of Deputies, she added: “This week The Episcopal Church elected a vice president who is an Indigenous woman, during a time when we are reckoning with our Indigenous boarding school past.”

A day earlier, deputies elected Ayala Harris—“a little brown girl”—as president, she said.

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