February 7, 2020
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We hope that this weekly offering will keep you up-to-date on the latest information from the parish and from around the diocese

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St. Bede's Announcements

Sunday Worship Schedule 

Our Sunday worship schedule:
     8:15 am - Holy Eucharist
     9:30 am - Christian Formation for All Ages
   10:45 am - Holy Eucharist
     5:00 pm - Santa Eucaristia


Adult Formation for January & February 2020: Episcopal 101

On Sunday, February 9 Adult Sunday School will resume with Episcopal 101 - a class for those who want to know more about the Episcopal Church.  This class will be taught by Chad Vaughn and Colin Brown (with, perhaps, some other voices joining is as well) and is for newcomers and long-timers alike.  All are welcome. Episcopal 101 will meet in Room M-110.

            February 9 - The Church's structure / Structure of BCP
            February 16 - The Church in ministry and mission
            February 23 - How we read scripture
            March 1 - Wrapping up and going forward
All are welcome to attend any or all sessions of this class.
This class will serve as formation for those desiring to receive the sacrament of Confirmation and for those desiring to be received into the Episcopal Church  who have made an adult commitment of faith in another Christian tradition.
Confirmations and Receptions
will take place on Sunday, March 8 at 10:45 at St. Bede's.


Our Parish Administrator, Muriel, will be away Feb. 10-13

Muriel will be on silent retreat at Green Bough next week. The office will be covered by our wonderful volunteers, but the coverage will be limited. They will be checking phone messages for pastoral concerns and communication updates.  Other calls and emails about other parish administration matters will be returned when Muriel gets back to the office on Monday, February 17.


Popcorn Theology
Saturday, February 8, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Pizza, Movie and Conversation
in the Parish Hall

We will begin with a dinner of Mellow Mushroom pizza, salad, fruit, cookies and popcorn.
Then we'll watch "Harriet," a biographical film about slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The film was released in 2019 and stars Cynthia Erivo who has been nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of Harriet. The film has also received a nomination for Best Original Song for Erivo's song "Stand Up." The film also stars Leslie Odom, Jr., Joe Alwyn and Janelle Monae. The story begins when Harriet is still a slave in Maryland and follows her journey as she makes her way on foot on her own, with a little help here and there, to Pennsylvania. We then see her, against the wishes of her abolitionist friends, choosing to make the dangerous journey again and again as a conductor through the Underground Railroad to free more enslaved people. It is a moving, heroic, powerful story.
Rated PG-13 and lasts about 2 hours and 5 minutes. 
Following the movie we'll have a brief conversation about where we saw and heard courage, healing, God and Love in the movie, and share connections with our own stories.
The sign up sheet is in the Connect Center. We'll want to have enough pizza and salad for everyone! All are welcome!
The suggested contribution for the meal is $10.00 or whatever amount you are able to pay.


Mardi Gras Pancake Supper-Shrove Tuesday, February 25

As we clear the cupboards in preparation for Ash Wednesday and Lent, St. Bede's Youth Group will be preparing an all-you-can-eat pancake supper plus sausage and red beans & rice for the Shrove Tuesday celebration, February 25, 5:30-7:30 pm. Make your reservation on Sunday morning at the Youth table. Cost is $8 per adult, $5 per child, $25 per family, in advance. Proceeds benefit the J2A Pilgrimage.


Ash Wednesday Services at Noon and 7:00 pm February 26


Blessed To Be A Blessing Pledge Campaign

Thank you to all who have so generously responded by returning your Blessed To Be A Blessing pledge card. If you haven't yet returned your completed pledge card, additional pledge cards are available in the Connect Center.


Let's Play Mexican Bingo - Saturday, February 29

Let's play Mexican Bingo! A Saturday family event
The women of the afternoon of St. Bede's invite you to play Loteria (Mexican Bingo).
  • 2 cards for $15
  • More than 50 magnificent prizes
  • Sale of snacks and drinks
  • Proceeds help the ministries of the church

Don't miss it!
You'll have a great time!

Day: Sat., Feb 29, 2020
Time: 5pm-8pm
Place: Parish Hall, St. Bede's

For more information, contact Martha Padron at 678-643-4422 or Alyssa Sali at 404-579-6768


¡Juguemos Loteria -- Sábado familiar!
Las mujeres de la tarde de la Iglesia San Bede's Los Invita a jugar Loteria. 
  • 2 x $15
  • Más que 50 premios magníficos
  • Venta de botana y bebidas
  • Apoya a los ministerios de la Iglesia
¡No faltes!
¡Te divertiras!

Dia: 29 feb 2020
Hora: 5pm
Lugar: Parish Hall, St. Bede's Iglesia Episcopal, 2601 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30345

Para más inf.:  Martha Padron al tel 678-643-4422


Seeking and Serving Christ in All Persons: 
A Non-Discrimination Ordinance for the City of Tucker

Through our baptism we covenant to "seek and serve Christ in all persons" and "respect the dignity of every human being".  The City of Tucker is one of the few municipalities in DeKalb County that has not yet passed an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect all of its citizens from discrimination on the basis of a host of criteria including age, sex, ability, gender-identity, nationality, religion, and religious expression (among others). A group of citizens are working toward the passage of a Non-Discrimation Ordinance in the City of Tucker and we invite you to join us in our work to show your support for this measure. Please pick up information in the Connect Center and join an upcoming meeting. We meet every other Saturday 9 am (upcoming Feb 22). For more information email the group at  tuckerNDOrdinance@hotmail.com and like us on Facebook at Tucker Non Discrimination Ordinance. You are welcome to discuss this with Renea Doughton-Johnson who attends St Bede's.


Next Blood Drive
Monday, April 20th
More information soon

What is Lent Madness?

Lent Madness is a Lenten discipline that offers the opportunity to learn about some of the Saints - God's faithful who contributed to making the Kingdom's "not yet" a bit closer.  It's also fun.  Here at St Bede's we use it as a fundraiser and means of fellowship.  Fundraiser for what, you may ask?  The winner gets to choose!  Whether you choose to participate in the fundraising, the learning, or just the fun, I encourage you to check it out at  www.lentmadness.org   If you want to learn more about how you can participate in the St. Bede's "pool", contact Jr. Abraham (404-633-1407 or jrabraham1953@gmailcom). 
Saintly Scorecards (roster and bios of the Saints in this year's competition) - available for $3. To "play" - submit completed brackets with $5 by Ash Thursday, Feb. 27.

Join with others from St. Bede's to visit detainees at the
Stewart Immigration Detention Center
St. Bede's congregation has the opportunity to visit detainees at the   Stewart Immigration Detention Center in Lumpkin Georgia on the following Saturday dates; we hope to visit three times this year. If you are interested in joining in this ministry for one or more visits, please sign up on the sheet in the commons or email Junior Abraham
    March        14,  2020 
    July            11,  2020 
    November   7, 2020 
We will leave St. Bede's at about 7:00 am and return in the afternoon. Orientation is required for first time visitors and will be provided at St. Bede's. English, Spanish, and French languages are spoken, as well as others. Visits are a maximum of one hour. This has been a blessing for those who have visited and we hope you will consider joining us.

Interfaith Women's Book Group - February 15

The Interfaith Women's Book Group will meet at St. Bede's on Saturday, February 15, from 10 am until 11:30 am, in the Mission Wing room M-108.  We are reading the Gospel According to Mark  and also several selections from the Qur'an which contain references to Jesus.  For a copy of the Qur'an selections and/or if you're interested in joining us, please see Martha West or Junior Abraham jrabraham1953@gmail.com

Mostly Mysteries Book Group - February 24

Our next book club meeting will be on Monday, February 24 at 7:00 pm.

Barbie will be hosting us at Old Hickory House BBQ at 2202 Northlake Parkway.  Please let Barbie know if you plan to be there. 

The book for February was selected by Laura.  It is  Recursion by Blake Crouch.  

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER* From the   bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory-his most mind-boggling, irresistible work to date, and the inspiration for Shondaland's upcoming Netflix film.

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers 
Needed on Sunday Mornings

I am reaching out to the Body because we need mouths and hands.  Mouths to read the lessons and prayers and Hands to bear the chalice. 

We have teams that take turns each Sunday of the month - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays.    The team leader coordinates who does what each Sunday.  Of course, there is flexibility if you are out of town or something comes up during your team's week.  If you join a team, you do not have to read  and chalice.  If your preference is to do only one of these things, we are happy to have you join us.

We especially need readers for our 8:15 services.

This is an important and rewarding ministry.  I believe it is especially important for us to hear God's words spoken through many the voices of our Body.  Plus, reading the lessons and prayers is great experience if you want to work on your public speaking skills.  You don't have to write anything, just read!  We have young and old readers, so I encourage anyone who is interested to prayerfully consider this ministry, especially our Youth Group.

Please contact 
Lisa Main


NET Food Pantry News

St. Bede's staffed the NET (Northlake/Embry Hills/Tucker) Food Pantry located in the Tucker Recreation Center in January. Fifty-one families were served. Many thanks go to our volunteers: Elaine McClean, Cathe Echterhoff, Nancy Bruce, Carlin Lutz, Helen Ackall, Alyssa and Ashley Sali, Lewis and Sally Cook, Gwen Cordner, Kay Howington, Anita Montelione, Dixie and Fran Snider, Nina Daniel, Cindy Huston. In addition to operating the Pantry every eight months, St. Bede's provides jelly for the families' orders. There is a basket at the Connection Center for your donations, or you may write a check to St. Bede's and designate it for NET jelly. For more information about the Pantry, contact Nancy Ward (nlbward@comcast.net)


If You Need a Name Tag ...

Please let the Parish Office know if you need a name tag. The procedure is simple. Just put a note on the Parish Administrator's desk in the office and by the next Sunday your new name tag will be on the "spinners".

NET Food Pantry Jelly
The jelly supply and demand has balanced out, so we're back in the business of collecting jelly donations. There is a jelly basket in the Connection Center for your jars. Or you may write a check to St. Bede's and designate it for NET jelly. Lewis and Sally Cook faithfully deliver your contributions or purchase jelly as needed. Thanks to all for your generosity.

Welcome to St. Bede's Episcopal Church

Welcome! We're delighted to have you here. You are invited to visit our Commons Area for coffee and conversation after the 10:00 service. There you will find parish life materials to the right as you exit from the church.
Here are some other ways to get better acquainted with St. Bede's.
  • Visit stbedes.org and sign up for the church's weekly email and learn more about the active life of St. Bede's.   Also visit St. Bede's Facebook page, another way to check out the activities.
  • Fill out a visitor information form located on the Visitor's table located in the commons area. Let us know more about you so we can be in touch.
  • Contact the church office, 770-939-9797, to be placed on the mailing list or learn more about the life of St. Bede's.
The Invite Welcome Connect Committee has dinners for our newcomers with some of our "seasoned" parishioners. These dinners help you connect with the activities and life of St. Bede's. If you are a newcomer watch for an invitation to an "Invite Welcome Connect" dinner.

Sunday, February 9

Vestry of the Week
Lisa Main and Issa Ackall

10:45 am - Tyler Busch

Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
 8:15 am -     Orisha Parsons
10:45 am  -   Pat Pickett, Colin Brown, Rob Townes 
   8:15 am -    T.B.A.
10:45 am  -    Claude Oakley, Brad Joiner, Fred Murphy 
                                                                          Jeff Swoope 
Altar Guild
Helen Ackall, Anita Montelione, Kay Howington, Helen Smith 

Flower Guild
Donareen Oakley, Orisha Parsons

Nancy Bruce, James Handsfield

Bede Counters
Connie Coralli, Helen Ackall, Stephen Platto

Bread Baker
Maria Carmen Camino

In Our Prayers
Liz Talamas, friend of Helen Ackall
Dixie Snider
Ray Lampros
Suzanne Shapiro
Gwen Cordner
Sydney Lund
Tim Waring, son of Nancy Waring
Jim Handsfield
Jennifer Smith, niece of Nancy Bruce
Arlene Means, sister of Larry Bing
Maggie Williams
Jim Sease
Mary Rodriguez
Hollis Pickett
Dixie Snider
Beth Cannon
Margie Klein, mother of Jody Klein
Ed Bennett , brother-in-law of Laura Martin
Anita Maloof
Lynn Edgar, mother of Beth Cannon
Nancy Waring
John Branan
Kerry Penney
Patrick Newberry, son of David Newberry, 
            stepson of Gretchen Berggren
Connie Aylor
Mark Ahlfinger, son of Jean Ahlfinger  
Carolyn Branan, mother of John Branan
Andy Matia and Darryl Schwartz, friends of Ann Foote
Brooke & Taylor Harty, granddaughters of Nancy Waring
Jim Ohl
Bill Stegall , friend of Jan & Jeff Swoope
Frances Bowen
Max Carpenter , grandson of Sarra David
Andrea Abelman , friend of Junior Abraham
Judy Penney , sister-in-law of Kerry Penney
Sydney Lund
Ann Foote
Blaine Tinsley , cousin of Lisa Main
Helen Abraham
Cameron Maddox

For those who have died:
 Dexter Bernard Jackson, Jr., son of Dexter Barnard Jackson, Sr.  
 Neil Robert Schuler, brother of Regina Studwell  
 Caryl Hadler, mother of Steve Hadler    
 Jay Trovillion,  friend of Toni Graney
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
    2/9:  Susan Anderson

Around the Diocese

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You can also sign up to receive For Faith, which is a weekly devotional message from Bishop Rob Wright sent by email on Fridays. To sign up for either or both,  click here

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, encourages congregations and supporters to support the  ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE campaign through observance of  Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 1, 2020. 
"Lent is a time of reflection and of following Jesus, demonstrating his love for the world," said Presiding Bishop Curry. "I invite all congregations to devote a Sunday in Lent to reflect on the transformational work of Episcopal Relief & Development, particularly their work with children, and to tangibly demonstrate God's love by giving generously to support ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE."  
At the 2009 General Convention, Lent was officially designated as a time for dioceses, congregations and individuals to remember and support the work of Episcopal Relief & Development. Although the first Sunday in Lent is the official day of observance, churches may hold a special service on any Sunday. 
Globally, 155 million children under the age of six are not reaching their full potential due to inadequate nutrition and healthcare. ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE is a three year, $3 million grassroots Church-wide fundraising campaign dedicated to expanding Episcopal Relief & Development's programs for children up to age six. The campaign launched in September 2019 and will run for 1,000 days until May 31, 2022.
"In Matthew 18, Jesus calls children the greatest among us," said Chad Brinkman, Director, Campaign for Episcopal Relief & Development. "Your support of the ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE campaign will enable Episcopal Relief & Development to expand initiatives that benefit these greatest among us -- children -- around the world."

Developed in collaboration with  Grow Christians , the 2020 Lenten Meditations focus on the spiritual lives of children and how they can inform the prayers and meditations of all Christians. These booklets and other resources including hope chests, pew envelopes, bulletin inserts and special prayers are available at  www.episcopalrelief.org/Lent . Supporters are encouraged to  sign up  for daily email meditations in English and Spanish and, new this year, to subscribe to the meditations as podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Sound Cloud and Google Play. 

There will be copies of One Thousand Days of Love in the Connect Center, and the ERD Lenten Meditations booklets soon. Look for them!

Pilgrimage-Study Week in Spain 
with The Rev. Canon Rodriguez

A pilgrimage-study week in Avila, Spain, based on the life and writings of St. John of the Cross will be led May 4-13, 2020 by the Rev. Isaías Rodríguez, the Diocese of Atlanta´s canon for Hispanic ministries. Pilgrims will be based at the Carmelite International Center of Teresian and Sanjaunistic Studies in Avila. Visits to holy places in the lives of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila are planned. All talks will be in English. To obtain a brochure and for more information, contact Canon Rodriguez, irodriguez@episcopalatlanta.org or call at 404-707-1217

More St. Bede's Information
Wi-Fi is available throughout St. Bede's building!
Password is: 0011223344 
Worship Schedule


8:15 am  
  Holy Eucharist
9:30 am 
  for All Ages

10:45 am  
  Holy Eucharist
There is a nursery for  children ages 4 and  under available during  the 10:45 am service
5:00 pm 
  Santa Eucaristía

Quick Links
To schedule events,
please contact our
Paris h Administrator
Muriel Diguette
Weekly Classes
Tues  7 pm  
  ESL  & Children's      Program
Wed 10 am  

Thur   7 pm  
  ESL & Children's

(September through May)
Contact Information
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2601 Henderson Mill Rd      Atlanta, GA 30345
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