October 9, 2020

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

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St. Bede's Announcements

Online Worship  
for Sunday, October 11, 2020
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

10 am - Morning Worship (in English) on Zoom
Join us for Morning Worship on Zoom 
also live streamed 
to the St. Bede's YouTube page.  
(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 by following the links below.

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.

Join us for a few minutes after 10 am Zoom worship
as we kick off our 2021 Annual Pledge Campaign.

We will watch a short (5 minute) video together
and then go to breakout rooms
to have a conversation about "gratefulness".

Please join us!
The video is good and the conversation will be too...
especially if YOU stay and join in!

Your 2021 pledge packets 
will be mailed out to you over the next week.


All Ages Formation Resources
for this week

Creation: Day 5
Creatures of the sky and sea

Access your six, 3-10 minute activities for the week of Oct. 11-17 here: Click Here

*Tip: try printing out the pages and having them handy 
at the breakfast or dinner table!*

The St. Bede's Gathering Going Forward Group 
is the group commissioned by the Vestry 
to consider all of the ways we are remaining connected 
during these pandemic days 
and to begin making the necessary plans 
for when we will eventually begin to gather again in-person.

Please complete this survey by
Tuesday, November 13 at Noon

Thank you in advance for participating in the survey.

Your Gathering Going Forward Team:
Jeff Swoope (Co-Chair), Muriel Diguette (Co-Chair),
Victor Cáceres, John Entrekin, Orisha Parsons,
Judah Sali, & Dixie Snider

Along with ex-officio members:
Anita Montelione (Senior Warden)
Molly Graves (Junior Warden)
Will Mizell (Treasurer)
George Shingler (Chancellor)

Popcorn Theology on Zoom
Saturday, November 7, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

We'll be watching 42, to remember and to give thanks for the life, courage and artistic gifts of the recently deceased Chadwick Boseman.  

42 is set in 1946.  This is the year in which the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), decided it was time for him to take a stand against Major League Baseball's infamous color line.  He and his colleagues quietly conducted a national search, looking for person who was not only an exceptional player but also one with the forbearance and resilience to be the first black man to play in the Major Leagues.  Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team.  This deal placed both men in the crosshairs of the public, the press and other players.  Facing unabashed racism from every side, Jackie Robinson found within himself the capacity to meet the racism head on with tremendous courage.  He was able to remain rooted in his self-worth so he could continue to let his gift and talent on the baseball field gradually win over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics and changing the world by changing the game of baseball. 
PG-13, about 2 hours and 8 minutes with the end credits.  The film was released in 2013 and stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, and Andre Holland.

Please plan to watch the movie between now and Saturday November 7th . Here are the ways you may watch the movie:

~  the DVD is available to rent from Netflix.  (Perhaps on Redbox too?)  But not to stream on Netflix.
~ the movie may be streamed on Hulu
~ the movie may be streamed on Amazon Prime
~ Lynnsay Buehler has a copy that she is able to loan to someone

We'll meet on one of the St. Bede's Zoom accounts from 7-8 the evening of November 7th  (the invitation will be emailed before the gathering) to share our insights, to reflect on where we saw and heard God in the movie, to share our connections with the content of the movie and we'll end our time together with Compline.

Everyone is invited to participate.  Pop some popcorn and join us!

Please RSVP to mdiguette@stbedes.org to receive the Zoom invitation.


From Darkness to Light:
A Workshop on Grief

Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00pm
October 21 - November 4
on Zoom
Led by St. Bede's Jody Klein

My loved one has died. All the logistics have been met. The ceremonies and funeral traditions are over. Family and friends have gone back to their own lives. The realization of the loss starts to sink in and we are feeling alone, sad, grieving. Now what?My loved one has died. All the logistics have been met. The ceremonies and funeral traditions are over. Family and friends are gone back to their own lives. The realization of the loss starts to sink in and we are feeling alone, sad, grieving. Now what?

What we offer:
A safe space to share your experience while supporting others
Unconditional love and support as we navigate grief together
The possibility of regaining your energy and zest for life
A small group of no more than 8 participants

Wednesday evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Beginning October 21st through Wednesday, November 4th.

Pilot Workshop - Free offering for St. Bede's members
Sign-up before 10/12/20 and receive a free one-hour Coaching session 
with Jackie or Jody.

Now is the time to invest in yourself 
with the love, care, and support you need 
to fully experience the grief and come out on the other side 
with gifts from the experience.

Please contact us to learn more about From Darkness to Light:
Jackie Levi - 404-754-2631 levi.jacqueline@gmail.com
Jody Klein - 678-372-9396 jody@sbpcoaching.com

Imagine what it will be like if you can get a life jacket that will help lift you up from the depths of your sorrow, and show. you the light again.

Jackie Levi, Grief and Life Coach, CPCC
Jody Klein, Grief and Life Coach, CPCC

Update on the Vitamins and other Medicines collected for Cuba

Although it seems like a lifetime ago, last March I was packing to get ready to fly to Havana for the 86th Annual Convention of the Organization of Episcopal Women of Cuba (OMEC).  St. Bede's parishioners outdid themselves by donating vitamins and medicine to be given to delegates who in turn would distribute the much needed medicines in their local communities.  Of course, COVID-19 entered our lives, and the Convention was cancelled.  You donated over 8435 vitamins (half of which were for children) and 5964 other medicines (aspirins, Ibuprofen, Tylenol, etc.)   Those same medicines and vitamins have now been distributed to needy families here in our area. Father Fabio commissioned a group of parishioners with making sure neighbors and parish families received the medicine.  Thank you to all who donated and to the parishioners who distributed the vitamins and medicine!

Claudia Fedarko

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

Monday, October 26th 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 October meeting on October 26th we will be reading  White Picket Fences, Turning Toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege by Amy Julis Becker

A Gentle Invitation into the Challenging Topic of Privilege
Gently addressing the challenging topics of privilege and race, power and inequality, White Picket Fences is a memoir of Amy Julia Becker's growing awareness of the unequal benefits (and secret harm) she received by virtue of her white skin, Protestant heritage, education and able body.

If you wish to join the conversation, please email Muriel at digfam@att.net and she will send you the Zoom link.

If you want to go ahead and order books for future discussions:
November 23: White Fragility, Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo
December 28: Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time by Catherine Meeks & Nibs Strope


Saturday October 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM 

4643 North Springs Court
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338

Forging Futures is excited to continue our annual BBQ fundraiser in a socially distanced, safe way! This year, BBQ will be ordered to go! Orders will be available for pickup for you to enjoy safely in the comfort of your own home or those of family and friends. BBQ choices will still include your favorites: pork, brisket, and chicken. What could be better than watching college football and eating the best BBQ in Atlanta all from your home? As always, 100% of the proceeds will be used to support the education of the Haitian children attending our 5 schools. 

This is a huge college football weekend, so let us do all the cooking for you! Pickup will be available in at two times: 11:00am for the early games (lunch) and 2:00pm for the afternoon/evening (dinner) games.

$150 for a family pack (feeds 4-6) includes your choice of two meats (pulled pork, chopped brisket, or pulled chicken) and two sides (beans, cole slaw, or roasted gouda street corn).

$300 for a party pack (feeds 8 - 10) includes all three meats, all three sides, and a bonus...banana pudding!

After buying your ticket, if purchasing a family pack, please email eric.mees@forgingfutures.org with your selection of 2 meats and 2 sides. 

Covid-19 has exacted an enormous price in Haiti as it has here. This funding event is cruicial for Forging Futures and for Haiti. Our continued support of our schools depends on this BBQ. What an easy way to support Haiti by letting us do the cooking. Please help us if you can. Our schools in Haiti need your support more than ever! 
Email Jan Swoope for more information.


Team St. Bede is forming to join the 2020 Georgia 2-day VIRTUAL Walk for Breast Cancer Experience. Virtual means you will walk a total of 30 miles (or whatever distance is feasible for you) but not necessarily in a group and over a period of 2 weeks. To join Team St. Bede, register to walk, and/or donate click on this link:

Beginning Monday, September 21st, you can start racking up your miles for the 2020 2-Day Experience on MoveSpring, our virtual walk platform! You'll still be traveling 30 miles throughout Atlanta, and will still "see" some of our wonderful partners at B'Rest Stops (called "Milestones" in MoveSpring") approximately every 2.5 miles! Each Milestone will unlock video or picture messages to help bring the 2-Day experience to you wherever you are!

MoveSpring works with tracking devices (like FitBit, Apple Watch, etc.) or even just your cell phone to track your steps/miles! You can compete on the mileage leaderboard, and, on the website, there are some really great ideas on how to get support from donors by incorporating MoveSpring features!

On Sunday, October 4th, you can head out with other participants for the final mile, culminating in a Facebook Live Closing Ceremonies Experience at 12:00 pm, so that we can all celebrate together! More details TBA on website as we get closer!
Registration is only $35 (includes access to virtual platform, Victory t-shirt, credentials, and year button), and there are no minimum fundraising requirements for 2020.

Contact Fran Snider, fran.snider@gmail.com, for more information or questions.

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 October 26th meeting at 7:00pm we will be reading  A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley - picked by Connie.  Connie is taking us to Botswana where we meet Detective Kubu.

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



Updated Contact Information for The Rev'd Fabio Sotelo

If you would like to be in touch with Fabio, you can continue to reach him through his fsotelo@stbedes.org email address.  If you have previously communicated with Fabio through his hotmail account, please remove that address from your contacts as he has deactived that account.

In Our Prayers

Ann Smith, friend of Sarah Jane Ohl
Michael Flanagan
Monica DeMars, friend of Toni Graney
Bill Deneke
Julie Mizell
Miriam Needham
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
Ed Bennett, brother-in-law of Laura Martin
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

We pray for those who have died:

Betty Marie Johnston, friend of Suzanne Shapiro

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week 
       10/11:  Joe Vargas
       10/11:  Joege Heredia
       10/12:  Jesus Chavez
       10/12:  Eliana Valdez
       10/13:  Fred Murphy
       10/13   Savannah Spires
       10/13:: Alexis Madrigal
       10/14: Sarah Constantine
       10/14: Yesenia Rodriguez
       10/16:  Barbara Tyler
       10/16:  Brianne Willard
       10/17:  Ann Foote

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 September 24: We have collected around $5,800 and distributed over $2,800 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 $3,000 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.

Around the Diocese

Bulletin Blurb:

Hurricane Laura slammed into the Gulf Coast last week, which was the same week that marked the 15-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Episcopal Relief & Development is in constant communication with the impacted dioceses working to reach vulnerable populations devastated by the storm. Donate today to support these efforts.  


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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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