July 8, 2022 | VOLUME 34, ISSUE 24


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5th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10)

Sunday, July 10, 2022


During Ordinary time, "Track 1" is utilized.

Amos 7:7-17

Psalm 82

Colossians 1:1-14

Luke 10:25-37

Preacher: The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

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Sunday, July 17

MV Housing: Homelessness Forum

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Saturday, Jul 16


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

St. Bede's Parking Lot

Sunday, July 17 (Date Change)

Grass Roots Neighbors

1:30 PM & 5:00 PM

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church


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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The 80th meeting of The Episcopal Church's General Convention began today, Friday, July 8 in Baltimore, Maryland, and will continue until July 11. The meeting was shortened and scaled-down due to increased cases of Covid-19. It will focus on essential legislation, including the election of a new president and vice-president of the House of Deputies.

To learn more about General Convention, click here.

The GC80 livestream of can be found on The Episcopal Church media hub for the 80th General Convention. Meetings of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, Joint Sessions of the Bishops and Deputies, and all worship services will be livestreamed.

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Presiding bishop invites Episcopalians to look to their roots during #GC80 opening Eucharist

[Episcopal News Service – Baltimore, Maryland] Opening the 80th General Convention here on July 8, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry put the gathering in context: perhaps not the grand, joyous reunion the church had craved, but a moment of orientation in “strange and difficult days.”

Curry delivered the sermon at the opening Eucharist via a pre-recorded video message, shown in the Houses of Deputies and Bishops as they worshiped separately in the Baltimore Convention Center. Worshipping separately was one of many signs, Curry noted, that this was not a normal convention, having been scaled-down and shortened due to COVID-19. Still, he said, it was a blessing to gather over 1,000 deputies, bishops and staff members in Baltimore, where he once served as a priest at St. James Episcopal Church.

General Convention, the church’s bicameral governing body, splits its authority between the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, typically with deputations from all 112 of the church’s dioceses and mission areas. Convention continues through July 11, with all legislative sessions and Eucharists livestreamed here.

Preaching on the Book of Isaiah and its descriptions of the Babylonian exile, Curry compared that age of disorientation and turmoil to the past few years in the United States and the unprecedented disruption they have wrought. He listed a now-familiar litany of crises – the pandemic, the Jan. 6 insurrection, George Floyd’s murder and the resulting racial reckoning, the rise of violent white nationalism, the epidemic of gun violence, the Ukraine War and more – and offered the words of Isaiah as a way for Episcopalians to reorient themselves.



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


We are happy to report that the position was posted yesterday on The Office for Transition Ministry (OTM) database and the Episcopal News Service Job & Calls website. Our website, specifically the “Rector Search” page, has seen a significant uptick in traffic since the posting. The profile has been downloaded over 50 times in just the last 24 hours.

The St. Bede’s Search 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.



Youth Summer Program hosted by Daphne Moote

St. Joseph Center Monthly Offering


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New webpages offer resources for those exploring lay and ordained ministry

[Commission on Ministry] The Commission on Ministry (COM) serves the diocese by guiding individuals as they discern how they may be called to further lay or ordained ministry. In fulfilling this responsibility, COM advises the bishop in determining current and future needs for ministry in the diocese, and works closely with the Office for Formation and Transition Ministry.

This is a holy and deeply challenging ministry in an ever-shifting landscape. Recently, in an effort to provide transparency and update the documentation of the discernment process, COM published an extensive set of pages on the diocesan website. The information can be found here, or visit the diocesan home page, click on the dropdown menu on the right and select “Leadership: Are you called.”

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Episcopal leaders mourn gun deaths after Independence Day parade shooting in Chicago suburb

Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Park, Illinois, hosted an online service of lament on July 4, the evening after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in the northern suburb of Chicago, killing seven people and wounding about two dozen others. A 21-year-old man is in custody after a police manhunt.

The Rev. Paula Clark, bishop-elect of the Diocese of Chicago, and the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen, assisting bishop, issued a message to the diocese after the rampage, saying their “hearts are broken” at the news. They also highlighted the gun violence that continues to plague Chicago, including 57 people shot over the long holiday weekend, at least nine of them fatally.

“Despite their great numbers, these deaths and the poverty and systemic racism that fuel them are often lost in the conversation about gun violence as our nation lurches from one mass killing to another,” Clark and Knudsen said. “Please, in the hours after this horrifying event, as this violent weekend draws toward an end, keep yourself safe, and join us in prayer.”

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Episcopal parish and partner church threatened with fines for operating outreach ministries in Philadelphia suburb

A Diocese of Pennsylvania parish has been cited for violating its town’s zoning code, with local officials claiming the church’s ministries to locals in need mean it no longer fits the definition of “church” and must stop the ministries by July 10 or apply for a zoning variance.

Christ Episcopal Church is one of two churches in the Philadelphia suburb of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, that received a violation notice on June 10, The Mercury reported. Once a week, the parish serves a free community meal and operates an essentials pantry, offering household basics and toiletries for free. According to the citation, that means it is no longer classified as a church, and thus does not meet the zoning criteria for the downtown district.

Mission First, two blocks from Christ Church on Pottstown’s main street, also received a notice. In the June 10 letter, shared by local radio station WHYY, a town code enforcement officer lists programs including free mental health counseling and the food and essentials ministries that are co-run with Christ Church and other churches, writing, “I could not find approval for these uses in our records. … It is the opinion of this office that the use of the property has changed, and by definition, is more than that of a church.”

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