March 9, 2023 | VOLUME 35, ISSUE 8


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Third Sunday in Lent

March 12, 2023


Exodus 17:1-7

Romans 5:1-11

John 4:5-42

Psalm 95

Preacher: The Reverend Jennifer Wagner Pavia

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Sunday, March 12

Grassroots neighbors at 1:30 PM and 5 PM

Saturday, March 18

Neighbors 4 Neighbors at 10 AM

Thursday, March 23

Memorial for Nancy Holly at 9:45 AM

Monday, March 27

Sisters of Bede meeting at 6:45 PM


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Midweek Eucharist

Wednesdays | 7:00 PM


Adult Forum

Wednesdays | 7:40 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

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March 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.



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. More than 40,000 churches, faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools, and educational organizations trust Vanco to securely complete transactions every day. 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.


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Pennsylvania bishops lead interfaith call for gun reforms, pressing state lawmakers to act

[Episcopal News Service] Pennsylvania’s five Episcopal dioceses are at the forefront of a growing interfaith push for the Legislature to enact gun law reforms, most recently through a March 6 rally inside the Capitol in Harrisburg.

“As a faith leader, there is plenty to pray about. God have mercy,” Central Pennsylvania Bishop Audrey Scanlan said at the late afternoon rally. She cited data compiled by nationaGun Violence Archive showing that more than 7,000 Americans—including over 4,000 by suicide — have died so far in 2023 from gun violence. Pennsylvania averages about 1,600 gun-related deaths a year, she added.

Such statistics should be “a call to all of us to action,” Scanlan said. She was backed by a crowd of about 50 other advocates, many holding signs with the slogan “With One Voice: End Gun Violence Now.”

The event amplified a joint pastoral letter issued last month by the dioceses’ five bishops lamenting the toll that gun violence takes on their state and urging Pennsylvania lawmakers to prioritize four pending gun safety measures. In it, the bishops offered “a united call to address gun violence as a leading source of death in our commonwealth.” Scanlan is joined in this advocacy by Pennsylvania Bishop Daniel Gutiérrez, Bethlehem Bishop Kevin Nichols, Northwestern Pennsylvania Bishop Sean Rowe and Pittsburgh Bishop Ketlen Solak.

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Memorial tributes pour in for former Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold

[Episcopal News Service] Fellow bishops and Episcopalians from across the church received the news of former Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold’s death with a mix of sorrow for the lost of the longtime church leader and gratitude for Griswold’s years of service.

Griswold, who served as presiding bishop from 1998 to 2006, died March 5 at 85. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1963 and served three parishes in the Diocese of Pennsylvania before the Diocese of Chicago elected him bishop in 1985.

“Please join me in prayer for Bishop Griswold’s family and for all of us who give thanks for a remarkable and faithful servant of God who served among us as the 25th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church. May the soul of Bishop Griswold, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercies of God, rest in peace and rise in glory,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a statement.

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Los Angeles bishop baptizes Princess Lilibet, daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan

[Episcopal News Service] Princess Lilibet Diana, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was baptized last week in a ceremony at the couple’s home by Los Angeles Bishop John Harvey Taylor, the bishop confirmed in a March 8 post on Facebook after several national and international news outlets reported on the ceremony.

“On behalf of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, and at the invitation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, I had the blessing of presiding as the sacrament of Holy Baptism was conferred on their daughter,” Taylor shared, saying that the service took place March 3 at the couple’s home in Montecito, California.

“Prince Harry and Meghan were gracious hosts to the congregation of family and friends who were present,” Taylor said.

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