MARCH 31, 2022 | VOLUME 34, ISSUE 13


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The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Sunday, April 3, 2022


Isaiah 43:16-21

Psalm 126

Philippians 3:4b-14

John 12:1-8

Preacher: The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

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Saturday, April 2

Jeannette Young Service

10:00 AM

Sanctuary and Watch Online

Tuesday, April 5

Lenten Education Series:

Learning to Walk in the Dark

7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Midweek Eucharist

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM

Sanctuary & Watch Online

Lenten Education Series (3/8 - 4/12)

Tuesdays | 7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Evening Prayer

Wednesday | 7:00 PM

Zoom Only

Wednesday Education Forum

Not meeting during Lent. Join us for Tuesday's Lenten Education Series.

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Word Cloud was created from the 26 vision statements that have been submitted.

The Search Committee appreciates everyone who took the time to share your vision for St. Bede's! We received 26 submissions from both the web form and via email.

There were some common themes regarding preserving our church community and Episcopal traditions, fostering a growth mindset and a welcoming environment for young families, and service to the broader community. There were also some unique perspectives on the human aspect of the rector in relation to the parish and the opportunities we have to grow together. All comments have been thoughtfully considered. In addition, salient points missing from the Parish Profile have been added.

Although the deadline to incorporate your comments into the Parish Profile has passed, you are still welcome to reach out to the Search Committee with your ideas:


Beginning in April, you will also have the opportunity at the Coffee Hour after the 10:00 AM Sunday service to meet informally with representatives from the Search Committee to hear more about the process and progress and share any additional thoughts and ideas.


The Search Committee would also like to remind you that we seek a videographer to create a 3-minute portrait of life at St. Bede's. If you or someone you know either has that talent or can introduce us to any resources to find such talent, please let a committee member know or email


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Saturday, April 2nd at 10:00 AM

The service celebrating the life of Jeannette Young is scheduled for this Saturday, April 2nd, at 10:00 AM. The Rev. Ryan Newman will officiate, and The Rev. Canon Jim Newman will preach. The St. Bede's Choir under the direction of Frank Basile will offer music. All are welcome to attend. A reception will follow in Luther Hall. The service will also be broadcast online.

Please continue to keep Jeannette's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.


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Starting on Sunday, April 3rd, St. Bede's COVID Policies will be revised:

  • Masks are no longer required indoors, including in the sanctuary. However, we recommend mask usage for everyone, especially if you or someone in your household is unvaccinated or immunocompromised.

  • REMINDER: Please stay home if you or someone in your household is sick or unwell. All services and meetings can be accessed online.

  • Coffee Hour following the 10:00 AM service will resume in Luther Hall.



The Sisters of Bede will sponsor an Easter Brunch

after the 10:00 AM service on Easter Day, April 17. 

Tickets will not be sold in advance. A suggested donation of $10 per person will be taken at the door.

To help in planning for food, the Sisters encourage attendees to sign up in advance via their online sign-up.




As we ponder our next outreach effort, there’s one that feels very urgent: aid for the Ukrainian people.

Episcopal Relief and Development offers an opportunity to give and has a direct link to Ukraine aid on the website.


If you would prefer to donate through the church, you can write a check to St. Bede’s with the words “Episcopal Relief and Development/Ukraine Crisis Response” in the memo field. (And thank you to Betsy Hiteshew for proposing this!)


God of peace and justice,

we pray for the people of Ukraine today.

We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.

We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,

that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace,

for wisdom, discernment and compassion

to guide their decisions.

Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,

that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.


– Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell of York, Church of England



Spots are still available, email Daphne Moote.


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A newsletter serving the Diocese of LA

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Services move from church to church in Deanery 6 for 'progressive' Holy Week

By Pat McCaughan

[The Episcopal News – March 30, 2022] Call it progressive or even itinerant Holy Week worship – Episcopalians in Deanery 6 (Pomona Valley-Inland Empire) are collaborating to offer Wednesday evening Tenebrae at St. John’s, La Verne; a Maundy Thursday agape meal and foot-washing ceremony at St. Ambrose in Claremont; the solemn Good Friday liturgy at St. Paul’s, Pomona; and the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at Christ Church in Ontario.

Members of all four congregations – encouraged to attend each of the services – will worship in their home churches on Palm Sunday and Easter Day, according to the Rev. Jessie Smith, St. Ambrose’s rector.

Each congregation’s unique personality prompted its Holy Week service selection.


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Diocese of California plans to turn 9-acre lot into affordable housing and organic farm

The Diocese of California, which covers the San Francisco Bay Area, is planning to use a vacant lot it owns to address the region’s housing crisis while practicing environmental stewardship and promoting local food. The project will combine an affordable housing complex and an organic farm and orchard operated by the diocese’s new Farm Church Ministry on one plot of land, creating what the diocese hopes will be a healthy, self-sustaining community.

The project – still in the planning stages – would build Blue Bird Village and Jubilee Farm in Brentwood, a rapidly growing city in the East Bay region between San Francisco and Stockton. The area, once mostly farmland, has been swallowed by suburban sprawl in recent years as the Bay Area’s economic boom continues and housing demand – particularly affordable housing – outpaces supply.

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Korean American congregation in Illinois uses grant to explore the complexity of racism

Late last year, One in Christ Episcopal Church in Prospect Heights, Illinois, was awarded a Becoming Beloved Community-AAPI Grant of $9,450 by the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church. The funds, says the Rev. Indon Paul Joo, the church’s vicar, will help the congregation of Korean immigrants “address its own racial reckoning.”

Using grant funds, One in Christ will partner with three organizations in the Chicago Korean Sanctuary Church Network, a network of Korean churches, civic groups, and lawyers in the Chicago area, to “promote learning and understanding around racial and gender justice, reconciliation and healing within One In Christ and beyond.” The grant will also help support a network campaign that provides financial assistance to undocumented immigrants who are single parents.

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Wisconsin diocese’s fundraiser helps Anglican diocese in Zimbabwe add dairy operation to mission farm

Wisconsin is known as the Dairy State, so it may come as no surprise that the Diocese of Fond du Lac rallied behind a plan to furnish cows for a farm in Zimbabwe operated by its companion diocese.

Fond du Lac’s fundraiser this year generated more than $24,000 from 60 donors representing 25 of the diocese’s congregations, and that money was used by the Anglican Diocese of Masvingo to help launch its dairy project with six cows, which are expected to generate revenue for the diocese and support the community around the farm.

“The Anglican Diocese of Masvingo is very grateful to Bishop Matthew Gunter and the faithful in the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac for supporting us in this great way and enabling the diocese to start sustainable income generation initiatives,” Matthias Thompson Maduba, the Diocese of Masvingo’s development officer, said in a Fond du Lac news release.

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Episcopal delegates to UN women’s conference are listening, learning and speaking up

Since the start of the 66th meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on March 14, eight Episcopal delegates have spent their time listening, learning and finding ways to speak up about the intersection of gender equality and climate change, which are the key elements of this year’s UNCSW theme – achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs.

The delegates are participating in all events online, which make for some long days, Lynnaia Main, The Episcopal Church representative to the United Nations, told Episcopal News Service. “They are online at least six hours a day,” she said, watching official plenary meetings involving representatives of U.N. member nations, attending worship services and participating in some of the hundreds of online events offered by interested groups.

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for 100th anniversary Good Friday Offering

Celebrating 100 years of Episcopal Church gifts to Jerusalem and the Middle East, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites bishops, congregations, and supporters to participate in the centenary Good Friday Offering.

First gathered in 1922, the initial Good Friday Offering was an intentional response of The Episcopal Church to support Anglican ministries in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East that were impacted by the devastation of World War I, the Spanish flu pandemic, and social and political unrest affecting Armenian Christians, among others throughout that region.

A lifeline of hope in times of genuine need in years past, the Good Friday Offering continues to support churches, medical programs, and schools today.

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