October 8, 2022 | VOLUME 34, ISSUE 33

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18th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23)

Sunday, October 9, 2022


SCRIPTURE READINGS

During Ordinary time, "Track 1" is utilized.

Lamentations 1:1-6

Lamentations 3:19-26

or Psalm 137

2 Timothy 1:1-14

Luke 17:5-10


Preacher: The Reverend Greg Brown

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Sunday, October 9

Grass Roots Neighbors

1:30 PM & 5:00 PM

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church


Tuesday, October 11

Fall Education Series

7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom


Saturday, October 15

Neighbors 4 Neighbors

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Campus Wide

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Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom


Midweek Eucharist

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM

Sanctuary


Evening Prayer

Wednesday | 7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

*There is no Wednesday Evening Prayer in September and October*


Fall Education Series

Tuesdays| 7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

*There is no Wednesday Adult Forum in September and October*

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STEWARDSHIP 2023

Dear St. Bede’s,


Stewardship season is upon us, and this is a time for each of us to lovingly search our hearts and prayerfully consider what we can do to help the beautiful ministry of St. Bede’s. This includes both financial giving and gifts of your time and talent. Just know that we are very grateful for your continued support and prayers.


Please see the link to the 2023 stewardship packet. We would be very appreciative if you could complete and return this packet to the church by November 6, 2022 (All Saints' Day).


Again, thank you for your prayerful consideration and love for our St. Bede’s family


Faithfully in Christ,


The Wardens, Vestry, and Interim Pastor of St. Bede’s

2023 STEWARDSHIP PACKET 2023 

PARTY OF PARTIES

HOST A VENUE

The Sisters of Bede is the women's evening fellowship of the church open to all women of the parish. Each year we organize a series of themed venues which are sponsored and attended by our parishioners. The funds raised from these venues are then donated to worthy organizations.


We are pleased to report that, thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, we raised over $2,700 from our 2021-22 series and we were able to donate $1000 to the Church’s SB 50 Fund, $500 to Friends of Music, and $1,500 to the Neighborhood Youth Association. We look forward to another fantastic series of venues with great fun and delicious food for 2022-23!


The Sisters of Bede invite you to sponsor an event! If you would like to host an event, all you need to do is pick a theme; create a menu; choose a date, time and place; decide how many guests you’d like to have at your event, and what you’d like to charge. (If you need help deciding on a what to charge, please speak to any of the Sisters, and we will help you.) 


Important: If you would like to host an event in Luther Hall, please notify us as soon as possible so we can ensure the Hall will be available. The garden outside the church offers wonderful possibilities as well. We can assist with hybrid/or virtual events. If you have any questions, or need ideas, please see one of the Sisters.  


If you would like to host an event, please fill out the form (see link below) and return it to Daphne Moote by Sunday, October 9th. You can either bring it to church or email it to moote@mac.com

DOWNLOAD SIGN UP FORM TO HOST A VENUE

SPIRIT SUNDAY EVENT

Please Note: Spirit Sunday events are not St. Bede's sponsored events. However, the events are organized and hosted by a congregation member.

GRASS ROOTS NEIGHBORS

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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

October 9| 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.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR OCTOBER 9

FROM THE EPISCOPAL NEWS

A newsletter serving the Diocese of LA

Study group will explore The Psychology of Christian Nationalism


By Susan Russell


How do we overcome polarization in American society? How do we advocate for justice when one side won't listen to the other and cycles of outrage escalate? These questions have been pressing for years, but the emergence of a vocal, virulent strain of white Christian nationalism has made it even more urgent that we find a way forward – and Pamela Cooper-White offers us tool to do precisely that in her book The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why People Are Drawn In and How to Talk Across the Divide.


In three brief, incisive chapters Dr. Cooper-White uncovers the troubling extent of Christian nationalism, explores its deep psychological roots, and discusses ways in which advocates for justice can safely and effectively attempt to talk across the deep divides in our society. Join us for a three-part study group exploring this important book and considering how we can be agents of change in this critical time of both challenge and opportunity. Join us Wednesday evenings, October 12, 19 and 26, 6– 7:15 p.m. Register here.

REGISTER

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EPISCOPAL NEWS SERVICES

Celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day gains momentum across Episcopal Church


Episcopal dioceses and congregations are preparing services and celebrations marking Indigenous Peoples’ Day as part of the nationwide movement away from honoring the Italian explorer whose federal holiday, Columbus Day, is the second Monday in October.


This will be the first Indigenous Peoples’ Day since The Episcopal Church registered its support for the movement. At its July meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, the 80th General Convention passed a resolution specifically calling on churches and dioceses to designate a day honoring Native Americans and to refer to Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.


“Observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day would serve as a celebration and a remembrance of the Indigenous peoples who have for thousands of generations safeguarded the land, and who, in the face of cultural genocide, preserved their languages, traditions, stories, and ceremonies for future generations,” the resolution says.

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Episcopalians in Florida, Puerto Rico continue hurricane recovery efforts


Nearly a week after Hurricane Ian became one of the most powerful storms ever to hit Florida, the extent of the damage is becoming clearer, with communities across the southeastern United States affected to varying degrees and catastrophic destruction concentrated in the coastal area around Fort Myers. Episcopalians from the Diocese of Southwest Florida and beyond are banding together to begin the long process of recovery, starting with meeting the immediate needs of people whose homes were destroyed or rendered uninhabitable.


Internet and phone service outages, impassable roads, gas shortages and curfews have made it difficult or impossible for some parishes to figure out how their buildings and parishioners fared. A few – including St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel Island – have been using Facebook to share updates on who has been confirmed safe and who has not. Five days after the storm hit, the Rev. Bill Van Oss, rector, and his wife Sue, the parish communications director, were still trying to track down a few parishioners to make sure they were safe.

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Indianapolis congregation leaves ACNA to affiliate with Episcopal diocese


A congregation in Indianapolis, Indiana, that began as a church plant of the Anglican Church in North America, or ACNA, announced this week that it is leaving ACNA to join The Episcopal Church, citing several differences with ACNA’s approach to the faith.


“We sensed there was better alignment” with The Episcopal Church, the Rev. Ben Sternke, co-rector of The Table, said Oct. 3 in an online announcement. He listed four specific reasons for the decision to affiliate with The Episcopal Church, including his congregation’s commitment to social and racial justice work and its belief in “big tent” spirituality and “a resilient, non-reactive, non-anxious Christianity.”


The congregation also is committed to “resisting patriarchy and empowering women to fully lead in the church,” Sternke said, noting that ACNA prohibits women from becoming bishops. Some ACNA dioceses also prohibit women from becoming priests, though The Table’s former ACNA diocese allows the ordination of both men and women.or LGBTQ+ rights at the federal level.”

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