June 9, 2022 | VOLUME 34, ISSUE 21


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2nd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7)

Sunday, June 12, 2022


During Ordinary time, "Track 1" is utilized.

1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a

Psalm 42 and 43

Galatians 3:23-29

Luke 8:26-39

Preacher: The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

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Sunday, June 12

Grass Roots Neighbors

1:30 PM & 5:00 PM

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

Saturday, June 17


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

St. Bede's Parking Lot

Saturday, June 18

Sisters' Venue:

Juneteenth Dinner

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Luther Hall


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 Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians everywhere to mark the season after Pentecost with 30 days of prayer leading up to and encompassing the 80th General Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

“A Season of Prayer for Revival”—from June 12 through July 11—features daily prayers drawn from the Book of Common Prayer. Individuals can sign up online to receive the prayers and inspirational messages via email. The prayers will also be posted daily on social media accounts for The Episcopal Church and Forward Movement.

Downloadable bulletin inserts are available for congregational use. All materials are in Spanish and English.

“As we move toward and adapt to a shorter, smaller General Convention, I invite every Episcopalian—whether you’re in Baltimore or Alaska or Honduras, whether you’re a deputy, a bishop, or a new member sitting in the pews—I invite all of us to pause each day just for a moment to pray for the expansive, reviving power of the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts and minds,” Curry said. “We are people of common prayer; may we embrace this season as an opportunity for us all to become a church that truly lives, looks, and loves like Jesus.”

The 80th General Convention is scheduled for July 8-11.



Please Note:

There will be no Evening Prayer of Adult Forum on Wednesday, June 15th.

Both Evening Prayer and Adult Forum will resume on Wednesday, June 22nd.



Mar Vista Voice, a local organization dedicated to keeping our community informed and involved, has reached out to St. Bede’s about a new City of Los Angeles emergency supplemental meal program for adults 60 years and older. (The program is sponsored by the city’s Department of Aging). 

Anyone who is 60 + and a resident of L.A. is eligible. To sign up, participants will need to share only their name, address, date of birth, phone number, and meal selection (participants can specify certain preferences such as low-sodium vegetarian and vegan). They can receive up to 14 meals a week, and a robocall will be made to each client the day before delivery. 

Anyone who is interested can send their information to me, and I will, in turn, send it to Bitta Sharma (whom some of you may have met in connection with Neighbors for Neighbors). Bitta will put the information in a spreadsheet and turn it into the city every Tuesday. (Or you can follow the directions included on the poster).

Please don’t hesitate to reach out by email if you have questions, and I will try to get the answers. 

Alice Short


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June 12 | 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 [email protected]. Address and parking details will be sent by return email.


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St. Paul’s Commons welcomes international, local faith leaders participating in Summit of the Americas

[The Episcopal News - June 8, 2022] Bishop John Harvey Taylor joined local faith leaders in welcoming members of the Interreligious Forum of the Americas to St. Paul’s Commons, Echo Park, on June 6 for an evening reception hosted by the Interreligious Council of Southern California (ICSoCal).

Forum participants from across the hemisphere held a two-day conference at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to engage faith-based perspectives on political, economic, immigration, climate-change, and public health challenges, among other issues central to the international Summit of the Americas, opened June 8 in Los Angeles by President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.

Addressing the Echo Park reception’s 95 attendees, Maria Celina Conte, director of the Summit of the Americas Secretariat, and Kevin O’Reilly, Summit coordinator, underscored opportunities for faith communities to partner with government agencies in addressing justice issues.

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As dioceses pursue reparations, General Convention poised for churchwide racial justice discussion

A grants award ceremony held May 25 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore marked a first for the Diocese of Maryland – the first time the diocese was putting its financial resources behind a program of racial reparations – and it may offer a glimpse of more to come from parallel efforts across The Episcopal Church.

This initial round of grants totaled $175,000 to six community organizations that are working to improve the lives of African Americans and strengthen Black communities. They are the product of the diocese’s six-year effort to confront the church’s past complicity in slavery and other racist systems while seeking financial remedies for those systems’ continuing legacy of inequality.

“We researched our history. We know of our church’s involvement, first of all, in slavery,” Bishop Eugene Sutton said in his introduction at the award ceremony, video of which is available on YouTube. Sutton noted that all of colonial Maryland’s clergy members owned slaves into the 18th century, as did the diocese’s first bishops.

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Episcopalians join other faith leaders, labor advocates push for White House meeting on poverty

Faith-led advocacy group the Poor People’s Campaign is pushing for a broad-based meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss poverty, arguing the White House has not adequately responded to requests for a summit despite the president endorsing the group while running for office and speaking at their events.

Speaking at National City Christian Church in downtown Washington on June 6, the Rev. William Barber, a Disciples of Christ minister and the group’s co-chair, called on Biden to meet with the Poor People’s Campaign to discuss poverty and the plight of low-wage workers.

“Why don’t poor people get the same audience in the Oval Office that corporations get?” asked Barber, a prominent anti-poverty advocate who preached at Biden’s inaugural prayer service.

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Shift to shorter, smaller General Convention could cost Episcopal Church estimated $1.1 million

Episcopal leaders publicly discussed for the first time on June 7 the anticipated cost of moving to a shorter, smaller 80th General Convention. The increased expense of scaling down the gathering in Baltimore, Maryland, will more than offset any savings, they said, leaving the church with a net additional cost of about $1.1 million.

The discussion of the financial impact of the 80th General Convention occurred during a meeting of Executive Council, one of the day’s two online meetings to finalize proposed changes put forth by the Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, formed the group in response to lingering concerns about COVID-19 transmission at the large, churchwide gathering.

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