September 20, 2019
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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 Eucaristía

A reminder:
you can click the link to St. Bede's Calendar in the column on the right any time you want to check for events in the parish. 

 Adult Christian Formation

All classes meet at 9:30 am in room M-110 unless otherwise noted.

9/22, 29 & 10/6:
We are excited to host Dr. Kyle Lambelet, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University's Candler School of Theology who specializes in teaching on religion and the ethics of nonviolence, organizing and social change. He recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame in the joint program of the Department of Theology and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Dr. Lambelet will be leading us in the below discussion:
Conflict as Communion
Conflict is a dirty word. In our homes, in our church, and in our society we often associate conflict with sin, brokenness, and failure. What does conflict have to do with communion? In this three-week adult education series Dr. Kyle Lambelet, a faculty member at Emory's Candler School of Theology, will explore how we understand conflict theologically: not merely as sin or evidence of our finitude, but as the foundation of communion. Beginning with a Trinitarian account of unity in difference, what theologians call perichoresis, we will explore the goodness of conflict theologically and scripturally as well as build skills for engaging conflict in healthy ways.


Daughters of the King Admits New Members on Sunday, September 22

The St. Catherine Chapter at St. Bede's will admit two new members, Melissa Biegler and Nancy Waring, to the order of the Daughters of the King on Sunday at the 10:45 service. We are pleased that the Diocesan president of the Daughters of the King, Beverly Lloyd, will join us for the ceremony.

Claudia Cano, Dir. of the Grant Park Clinic, to speak at the 5pm service on Sunday

Claudia Cano, the director of the Grant Park Clinic will be at St. Bede's, Sunday 9/22/19 to discuss the services that the clinic provides. The mission of the Grant Park Clinic is to provide health care to those in the community in need.    They provide medical care to adolescents, adults, expectant mothers and the elderly who may otherwise go untreated. They offer multiple programs to maintain their health care services at the lowest cost possible to the patient.    No one is turned away because of an inability to pay.    An affordable payment options can be arranged for those patients who need them.    Please contact the clinic at 404-627-4259 to schedule an appointment to have your questions answered.    Their website can be found at  www.grantparkclinic.org  .Se Habla Espanol!

Youth Group News

On Sunday, September 22 the youth will celebrate Grounds Day. This is one of Taylor's favorite days of the year, since he's in charge of the grounds. Wear your grubbies to church, bring a pair of work gloves and be prepared to help us spruce up the grounds of St. Bede's for the Fall.

Name Tag Reorganization

The two name tag spinners in the Commons have been reorganized to be alphabetical across the two fixtures. Please look to the tabs at the top of the spinners to find your nametape alphabetically. 

A special thanks to Toni Graney for her weekly work of organizing the name tags and her work in getting the two spinners reset so that the name tags can be more evenly distributed across the panels.

Community Engagement Committee Hosting Simple Lunch on October 20

Save the date! The Community Engagement Committee will be hosting a lunch following the 10:45am Holy Eucharist on Sunday, October 20th. Join with fellow parishoners for a simple meal of soups and breads where we will learn more about how we as individuals and as a community can make a positive impact on food security. Please sign up in the Connect Center if you are willing to make soup/bread to bring, and sign up if you are planning to attend.

St Bede's Food Festival - September 28, 11am-2pm

Parishioners of St. Bede's will be serving all kinds of food from America and Latino countries: hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, burros, tamales, tostadas, cakes and more. Please stop by to lunch with us or buy and take it home with you. Friends, neighbors, and all are welcome. Funds will support our Parish ministries.

2020 St. Bede's Women's Retreat

Interested in being involved in the planning the 2020 Women's Retreat?  Come to a short meeting on Sunday Sept. 22 following the 10:45 worship service in Room M110

Please give today to our Hurricane Relief Fund and help our partners and dioceses reach vulnerable communities devastated by Hurricane Dorian and other ravaging storms. As we continue to assess ongoing needs in impacted areas, your urgent gift will enable us to respond now - and in the long run to aid in recovery.

Save The Date!


Interfaith Women's Book Group - 
    Saturday, September 21 at 10 am
Our next meeting will be Saturday, September 21 at 10 am. We will meet at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, 1800 Willow Trail Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30093. All women are welcome to discuss The Red Tent by AnitaDiamante. 

Mostly Mysteries Book Club ...

... goes to the Jimmy Carter library on Monday, September 23 at 7:00pm to hear Delia Owens talk about her bestselling book, Where the Crawdids Sing. Tickets are not available to be reserved, so the group will go early to insure good seats. Here is a link if you want to preview the event.  

In October, we will read the book Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker.  The first installment in the delightful, internationallyacclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno.   "[A] wonderfully crafted novel as satisfying as a French pastry but with none of the guilt or calories." 

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.

Pledge Campaign
Thank you to all who have so generously responded by returning your a Chorus of Gratitude pledge card. If you haven't as yet returned your completed pledge card, we ask that you do so as soon as possible. Additional pledge cards are available in the Commons.

Sunday, September 22

Vestry of the Week
Issa Ackall, Steve Hadler

Ashton Busch

Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
8:15 am     - T.B.A.
10:45 am  - Cheryl Murphy, Lisa Main, Claude Oakley,                                                      Caroline Spires

8:15 am    -  Cathe Echterhoff
10:45 am  -  Jim Helms, Tom Vail, Lewis Cook, Laura Martin

Altar Guild
Anita Maloof, Nancy Waring

Flower Guild
Carlin Lutz, Nancy Ward

Junior Abraham, Anita Montelione

Bede Counters
Carlin Lutz, Phil Murff, Dixie Snider

Bread Guild
Misty Dumas-Patterson

In Our Prayers
Vicki Feener, friend of Junior Abraham
Cyn Foster, sister-in-law of Toni Graney
Johnny Rowland, friend of Toni Graney
Dee Parks, friend of Larry Bing  
John Branan
Summer Najiya Callaway, daughter in law of Ray Callaway
Willie Diaz, husband of Nora Cruz-Diaz
Raul Mercado, friend of the Cruz-Diaz family
Melissa Adamson and family, friends of the Sali family
Family of Gilda Morris 
Shirley Sutton, friend of Loretta Vail
Nora Cruz-Diaz
Kerry Penney
Patrick Newberry, son of David Newberry, 
            stepson of Gretchen Berggren
Connie Aylor
Tony Sellers, husband of Laura Sellers  
Alice Brown, mother of Robin Brown-Haithco  
Mark Ahlfinger, son of Jean Ahlfinger 
Carolyn Branan, mother of John Branan
Andy Matia and Darryl Schwartz, friends of Ann Foote
Taylor Harty, granddaughter of Nancy Waring
Jim Ohl
Bill Stegall , friend of Jan & Jeff Swoope
Frances Bowen
Michael Dorger , brother of Maria Dorger
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
Aaron L. King, J., friend of the Mizell Family
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
9/22:     Guadulupe Najera
9/23:     Jose Medina
9/24:     Frances Bowen
9/24:     David Gowler
9/24:     Erika Valdez
9/25:     Sarah Jane Ohl
9/26:     Katya Reyes
9/27:     Amanda Vaughn
9/27:     Wilsie Kottke
9/27:     Ariczeny Morales-Diaz
9/28:     Suzanne Shapiro

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

News from the Diocesan Refugee Adovacy Consortium

Did you know that the federal government is trying to resettle zero (effective rate) refugees in 2020?  We at St Bede's have many immigrants in our midst every Sunday in both the morning and the afternoon services.  Refugees flee war, famine, political instability and they just have to cross a border to become a refugee; only about 1% ever are resettled.   The vast majority languish in refugee camps.  To be in solidarity with them is part of our work for peace and justice.  The historical average has been 95,000  a quota that is developed by the  US congressional judiciary committee and the state department.  The number has dropped to about 30,000 in fiscal year 2019.  That number could go to zero next year. 

Show your solidarity for refugees!  The newly formed Diocesan Refugee Advocacy Consortium is asking for your support to make the gospel mandate to welcome the stranger known.  Here are three ways you can show support.

1. Complete 3 postcards on the large table in the commons that will go to Senators Isaakson and Purdue and your US Congressional Rep.  just complete your full name, complete address, and signature.  Drop it in the basket and cards will be address to both senators and your US rep 

2. Drop by Holy Trinity at 515 East Ponce de Leon on September 26th anytime between 11:30 and 1:30 for a free lunch and a chance to call your US Senators and US Representative.

3. Participate in Rally for Resettlement on Saturday, September 2ith from 2 pm to 4 pm at Clarkston International Bible Church.   See flier below.


Any questions, please email 

The Folk School at Camp Mikell - October 25-27

We have opened registration for the Fall Folk School. Join us October 25-27,

We are offering classes in knitting, quilting, weaving, ceramics, copper enameling, stained glass, woodturning.

Please join Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Bishop Robert Wright,
and the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Atlanta for

ReviveATL: Love in Action
an Episcopal Church Revival
January 22, 2020 from 6-8 p.m.
Atlanta University Center

This past year, Presiding Bishop Curry has urged people of faith to follow The Way of Love, fostering a community of people who follow Jesus by forming loving, liberating and life-giving relationships with God, their neighbors, and the environment.

This Way of Love is reflected by the Diocese of Atlanta's purpose statement:
We challenge ourselves and the world to love like Jesus as we worship joyfully, serve compassionately, and grow spiritually. 

What does Love in Action look like in a world that is hurting? ReviveATL invites us to live out our call to serve Jesus and love as he loves the unwelcome, the disenfranchised, the lost, and the found.

All are welcome. Come experience Love in Action. 


Details: Prior to the Revival, food trucks will be available from 4:30-6 p.m. to allow for early arrivals. A more detailed program will be released this fall.
Early bird registration before Nov. 1 includes guaranteed seating. Registration will be opening soon.


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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