January 22, 2021

Welcome to St. Bede's E-News! 

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

Our e-newsletters are now being archived on our website. 
You can go to www.stbedes.org and look under the Connect With Us tab at the top of the home page to find past newsletters.

St. Bede's Announcements

Online Worship
for Sunday, January 24, 2021
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

The Lessons for
the Third Sunday after the Epiphany
can be found here.
10 am - Morning Worship (in English) on Zoom
Join us for Morning Worship on Zoom 
also live streamed 
(If the live stream does not work, 
we will post the recording 
to our YouTube page later.)

1 pm - Worship (in Spanish) on Facebook

Join us for Sunday Worship in Spanish 

Querida Comunidad de San Beda, Unase a nosotros a orar. 
Nuestro servicio en español es los domingos 
a la 1 p.m. a través de Facebook live. 
Aqui esta el enlace. Los esperamos.  
Bendiciones, Padre Fabio Sotelo.

8 pm - Compline (in English) on Zoom
End your Sunday by joining others from St.Bede's 
in the quiet evening prayer form known as Compline.
We usually take a few moments at the end to catch up as well.

Information about how to join 
all of our Sunday offerings on Zoom
will be sent out in a separate email 
and will be posted to the St. Bede's website 
by Saturday afternoon.
There is always a call-in (from a regular telephone) option for 
all worship, fellowship, and meeting opportunities 
that are offered on Zoom.

Epiphany fun at home!

Swing by the church front doors starting today (January 1st) to pick up your supplies for two meaningful and fun ways to celebrate the revelation of God in Jesus. 

Supplies include:

--Spiritual reflections to guide your fun and prayers
--Two recipes for a "King Cake"
--Baby for your king cake (insert after baking!)
--Chalk and instructions for Chalking of the doors (aka Holy Graffiti!)

Formation at Home Resource

During the season of Epiphany, we will be joining other Episcopalians around the world learning together --at home!-- with the Faith at Home resources. Each Sunday, find your new resource with special sections for small children, elementary age, middle and high school, and adults. Click Here for Resources

ESOL Classes Resume on Zoom at St. Bede's

The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teachers and students are eagerly beginning classes via Zoom starting this next week.  Zoom ESOL classes are not easy, and many of our students do not have computers or wifi in their homes.  We will work on conversational English skills as we eagerly await our return to our beautiful mission wing classrooms, perhaps this fall, si Dios quiere (God willing), as our 5:00 congregants would say.


Sunday, January 31st 
following the 10 am worship service
on Zoom.

Details about how to join the meeting will follow.



Thank you to all who have already 
prayerfully considered and returned 
your 2021 pledge of financial support to St. Bede's.

As of January 13, we have received pledges 
from seventy-four folks/families totaling $391,000.

If you have not already made a financial pledge 
to support St. Bede's in 2021, 
we hope that you will prayerfully consider
your pledge to St. Bede's
and return your pledge card
or use the link below to pledge online.

If your pledge packet never arrived in the mail, 
please contact Muriel Diguette (mdiguette@stbedes.org) 
and we will send out another packet to you.

A Grateful Day with Brother David Steindl-Rast - Gratefulness.org
A Grateful Day with
Brother David Steindl-Rast
(from www.gratefulness.org)


Healing Our Racism Book Discussion Group
Meeting Time - 4th Monday of each month at 2:00 pm 

Monday, January 25th at 2:00 pm

Please join Muriel Diguette and other members/friends of St. Bede's to discuss current books pertaining to the issues of racism and white privilege.
We will meet the 4th Monday of each month at 2:00 pm.

For our January meeting on January 25th we will be reading  The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone

The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and black death, the cross symbolizes divine power and black life God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era.
If you want to go ahead and order books for future discussions:

February 22: Between The World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
March 22: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
April 26: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
May 24: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
June 28: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho 

Mostly Mysteries Book Group on Zoom

The Mostly Mysteries Book Group is continuing to meet on Zoom. If you would like to take part, please contact Connie Coralli and she will send you the link.

For our January 25th meeting at 7:00pm we will be reading  The Given Day by Dennis Lehane.

This beautifully written novel of American history tells the story of two families-one black, one white-swept up in a maelstrom of revolutionaries and anarchists, immigrants and ward bosses, Brahmins and ordinary citizens, all engaged in a battle for survival and power at the end of World War I.

For more information, please contact Connie at conniecoralli@gmail.com


In Our Prayers
George Carter, brother-in-law of Connie Aylor
Tom and Loretta Vail
Fran Snider
Charlie & Debbie Tanksley, step-brother & wife of Larry Bing
Dollee Cooper & family, step-sister of Larry Bing
Julie Dolce and Helen McAfee, cousins of George Shingler
Joan Baker McClanahan, former parishioner of St. Bede's
Rick Snider & family, son of Dixie & Fran Snider
The Akinbiyi Family
The Cannon Family
Aree Bancroft
Laura Ribas
Jane Wiggins
Hilda Bell
Willie Diaz
Tim Waring
Peggy Allen, mother of Lisa Main
Ray Lampros
Gwen Cordner
Arlene Means, sister of Larry Bing
Maggie Williams
Mary Rodriguez
Hollis Pickett
Margie Klein, mother of Jody Klein
Anita Maloof
Lynn Edgar, mother of Beth Cannon
Nancy Waring
John Branan
Kerry Penney
Patrick Newberry, stepson of Gretchen Berggren
Andy Matia, friend of Ann Foote
Brooke & Taylor Harty, granddaughters of Nancy Waring
Jim Ohl
Frances Bowen
Max Carpenter, grandson of Sarra David
Judy Penney, sister-in-law of Kerry Penney
Sydney Lund
Ann Foote
Helen Abraham
Cameron Maddox

For those who have died:
Betty Jett, mother of sister-in-law of Larry Bing
William Cannon, father of Terry Cannon
Emily Parker, friend of Lynnsay Buehler
Arlen Gray, friend of Suzanne Shapiro
Ruth Wagner, aunt of George Shingler
Donnie Julian Howard, cousin of John Branan

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week 
         1/24     Leslie Joiner
         1/24:    Veronica Guadarrama
         1/24:    Yoanna Guerrero
         1/25:    Owen Joiner
         1/26:    Joan Boyd
         1/26:    Jose Bello
         1/26:    Zitlali Cortez
         1/27:    Maggie Williams
         1/28:    Tammy Leverette
         1/28:    Brandon Cuevas-Villal
         1/29:    Henry Coates
         1/29:    Nigel Poland
         1/30:    Claudia Sotelo
         1/30:    Bryan Reyes

Vestry Establishes 
Community Emergency Assistance Fund

In addition to all of the wonderful ways that the Community Engagement Team is leading us in supporting community ministry partners (locally, churchwide, and globally) during this critical time, the Vestry has established a Community Emergency Assistance Fund to help people within the greater St. Bede's community with food assistance during the current public health crisis.  This fund will be administered confidentially by the clergy in a similar way as their normal discretionary funds, but will be used exclusively to help with food assistance during this crisis.  

If you would like to contribute to this fund you may do so through Realm Giving and selecting "Community Emergency Assistance Fund" from the "Fund" drop-down menu. You may also mail a gift to St. Bede's designated for "Community Emergency Assistance Fund".

UPDATE of January 13: We have collected around $8,700 and distributed over $6,000 in assistance though food and utility support for individuals and families so far during the current public health crisis. The current balance of the fund stands at around $2,700 and new needs continue to present themselves. A dedicated group of members work with Fabio to help identify need and deliver food.  Thank you to all who have contributed!

If you have questions about this offering to the greater St. Bede's community or if you are in need of food assistance or know someone who is, please contact either the Rev'd Caroline Magee or the Rev'd Fabio Sotelo.

Your Amazon purchases can support St. Bede's 
through Amazon Smile
If you shop on Amazon, consider accessing Amazon through 
and designating St. Bede's as your charitable beneficiary.

To find St. Bede's in the beneficiary list,
you must search for "St Bedes Episcopal Church" 
(without the apostrophe) 
and choose the one located in Atlanta.

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Greetings, Episcopal Relief & Development Ministry Partners.
Thank you for all you do to support the work of our staff and partners. We appreciate each and every one of you and all you do for Episcopal Relief & Development. You are in our prayers and in the prayers of an ever-growing network of faithful people who support our work around the globe.
We know this because analytics tell us that prayers are the most engaging content Episcopal Relief & Development posts on social media. Prayer posts are the most liked and the most shared and because of this, we know that our online community prays for our work, our partners, our staff and our volunteers. Some who encounter these prayers may not know much, if anything about Episcopal Relief & Development. We want to give those new friends a way to learn more about our work. To that end, we have created a new digital experience  that invites deeper engagement with our prayers and our work. We invite you to share these prayers with whomever manages your diocesan or congregation's social media as well as your own social media friends and followers 
As hurricane season is drawing to a close, we have created this curated prayer experience to share prayers for all of those who were impacted by or responded to hurricanes in 2020. To share a prayer, simply click on the "Amen" at the end of each prayer, and you will be given an opportunity to share the prayers on Facebook or Twitter. If you would like to join the network of those who pray for our work, sign up at the bottom of the page to become an Episcopal Relief & Development Prayer Partner. This means that whenever new prayers are posted, you will receive them in your email inbox.
Future prayer experiences will expand to include other themes like liturgical seasons and our work with Women, Children and Climate. As we grow this tool, we hope to expand our network of those who pray for our work as well.
Thank you again for all that you do and for sharing this new prayer experience with your social media community.
Sean McConnell

For People with Bishop Rob Wright

Welcome to For People, a conversation with Bishop Rob Wright, spiritual leader to the more than 50,000 people in the 117 worshipping communities of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. In this podcast, Bishop Wright meets listeners at the crossroads of faith and life to explore the challenges of an ever-changing world. Listen in to find out how he expands on his For Faith devotional, draws inspiration from the life of Jesus to answer 21st-century questions.

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