June 23, 2022 | VOLUME 34, ISSUE 22


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3rd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8)

Sunday, June 26, 2022


During Ordinary time, "Track 1" is utilized.

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14

Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20

Galatians 5:1,13-25

Luke 9:51-62

Preacher: The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

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Sunday, July 10

Grass Roots Neighbors

1:30 PM & 5:00 PM

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

Saturday, Jul 16


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

St. Bede's Parking Lot


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 Search Committee for the Fourth Rector of St. Bede's is pleased to announce that the St. Bede's Church Profile and Video have been approved and are live now. On Monday evening, the Vestry approved the profile and video. 

Links to the profile and video will be shared with the Diocese Office of Formation and Transition Ministry. The position will be in the Office for Transition Ministry (OTM) database in the coming week. The OTM guides individuals (lay and ordained), congregations, and institutions through their times of discernment and calling. Clergy, who may be discerning a new call, can view St. Bede's position opening on the OTM site. Additionally, the job will be posted on the Episcopal News Service (ENS) website. The ENS "Jobs & Calls" page is a popular place for clergy to learn of new openings throughout the country.

We invite you to view the profile and video

The St. Bede's Search Committee




Dear St. Bede's,

Last Sunday, I spoke about power and our responsibility to "power share" with others. God calls us to empower other people and groups, especially those who are powerless, those who have been denied power, and those whose power we have snatched away.

In my sermon, I described a extraordinary Samsung commercial produced a few years. The brilliant ad illustrates how power ought to be shared in our world. Sharing power is an act of restoration. As we lose power, others gain power--and the world is a better place for all of us. The Samsung commercial celebrates a world where power is shared. To view the ad, click below.

Power sharing is the future for God’s people. 

How can we use our power to transform and transcend our communities?

How can we use our power to empower others?

How will we hold others accountable who hold and execute power in this world?

Most importantly, how can we use our power as a restorative tool?


The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

Interim Pastor


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July 10| 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.






St. John's Cathedral invites you to come for worship for a special Sunday service in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride. Music will be provided by the Trans Chorus of LA, and the Rev. Canon Melissa McCarthy will preach.

Proof of full vaccination required for entry.

In the afternoon, the LGBTQ+ ministry of the diocese invites all to the post-Covid return of its annual Garden Party, 2 – 5 p.m. at the Episcopal Residence in Pasadena. For reservations, email gleamlainfo@gmail.com. Address and parking details will be sent by return email.


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At Juneteenth Evensong Black Episcopalians honor ancestors’ struggles, commit to truth-telling and reconciliation

[The Episcopal News – June 22, 2022] The sweet sounds of the Episcopal Chorale filled the air, youthful Ugandan praise dancers swayed gracefully, and worshipers called out the names of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Bishop Edward Mackenzie and others in an ancient African water ceremony honoring the ancestors at the first annual diocesan Juneteenth Jubilation Evensong celebration on June 18.

About 75 worshipers were greeted by the cathedral co-dean, the Very Rev. Mark Kowalewski before Canon Suzanne Edwards Acton, co-chair of the diocesan Program Group on Black Ministries, and Casey Jones, vice president of the H. Belfield Hannibal Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians welcomed them to the 4 p.m. inaugural gathering of Juneteenth Jubilation.

Bishop John Harvey Taylor presided over the event, recalling in opening remarks that even after the June 19, 1865, origins of the celebration, when Gen. Gordon Granger made his historic announcement of emancipation for slaves in Galveston, Texas, “slavery persisted in Delaware and Kentucky, where the enslaved had to wait until the ratification of the 13th Amendment” to the Constitution of the United States.

“Even then people of African descent weren’t even free to celebrate Juneteenth in public spaces, so they bought their own parks, and they brought the celebration into the church where it belongs,” he said.

Taylor has said that in 2023 diocesan programming will focus on racial reconciliation. He added: “For those most wounded by the sin of slavery our nation holds justice at bay in too many ways to count, and yet we must count them, and count them we shall.”

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Committees tackle range of US policies, from transgender rights to guns and political violence

The bishops’ and deputies’ committees on Social Justice & U.S. Policy wrapped up their work ahead of the 80th General Convention with a marathon online session June 22 in which the committees advanced 16 resolutions on topics ranging from women’s reproductive rights to the threats to electoral democracy embodied by the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

In an evening meeting that stretched nearly to three hours, the bishops and deputies also held a final hearing, on Resolution D066. That measure would call on The Episcopal Church “to advocate for access to gender-affirming care in all forms … and at all ages.” The resolution was proposed in response to Republican elected officials’ push to pass anti-transgender legislation nationwide, including measures that would deny transgender minors medical treatments to align their bodies with their gender identities.

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Committees finalize resolutions on Safe Church, data gathering and efforts to call attention to violence against women and girls

The legislative committees on Sexual Harassment, Sexual Exploitation, & Safeguarding June 22 recommended that seven resolutions be adopted by General Convention when it meets July 8-11, ranging from the types of translations to be required for online Safe Church training to observances to mark the fight against gender-based violence.

The committees previously had heard testimony on five of the resolutions, so it first offered the chance for people to speak on two resolutions that recently had been assigned to these committees.

One of them, C064 calls on the church to observe “Break the Silence Sunday” on the Sunday closest to Nov. 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Speaking in support of the resolution was the Rev. Sereima Lomaloma of Fiji, in the Diocese of Polynesia and part of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Lomaloma is an advocate for gender equity and a member of the Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission.

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Archbishop of Canterbury, Lambeth Conference planners set tone of unity over division for upcoming summer gathering

With the 15th Lambeth Conference scheduled this summer, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is seeking to unite the Anglican Communion under common expressions of faith and social engagement, rather than focusing on debates over human sexuality that have divided bishops at past conferences.

“The aim of this conference – which, like all the [Lambeth] conferences, is a very significant moment in the life of the community – is to encourage Anglicans around the world to be looking outwards to the world,” he said in a press conference with conference organizers on June 22. “The church should express its mission and its life of discipleship through engagement with the great challenges that the next 30 or 40 years will impose upon the vast majority of Anglicans, especially those in areas of climate fragility, and political and other fragility.”

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