September 6, 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

Adult Christian Formation
  Sunday, September 8th at 9:30 in Room M-110

Caroline Magee will begin a two week discussion of
"Difficult Texts: Violence in Scripture"

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. 

Our Parish Administrator, Muriel, will be away Sept. 9-12

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, September 16.

St. Bede's Shopping Bags 
for sale on Sunday

The Invite Welcome Connect Committee now has flat-bottom grocery bags to sell! We are selling them $3.00 per bag. Show off your pride in St. Bede's - take them everywhere you go.

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

"Green Book"
Popcorn Theology
Saturday, September 7, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
in the Parish Hall

We will begin with dinner, offering Mellow Mushroom pizza, salad, fruit, cookies and popcorn. 

Then we'll watch "Green Book," (winner of the 2019 Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay) based on the true story of Tony "Lip" Vallelonga and Dr. Don Shirley.  Tony, (played by Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen) is a working class Italian-American who works as a bouncer in a nightclub and lives in the Bronx.  He is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, (played by Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor: "Moonlight" and "Green Book," Mahershala Ali) a highly educated, sophisticated, renowned classical pianist who lives in a beautifully furnished apartment above Carnegie Hall in Manhattan.   The trip takes place in 1962.  Tony is to drive Dr. Don on a concert tour to various locations throughout the South.  As they depart Manhattan, Tony is handed a copy of The Green Book, written to offer guidance on the few motels and restaurants in which African-Americans will be safe to stay and to eat.  Along the way, they are confronted by racism and face some dangerous situations.  There are also moments of compassion and humor as the two men are slowly transformed by the journey and by their evolving relationship. 

The film is 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 God and Love in the movie. 

The suggested contribution for the meal is $10.00 or whatever amount you are able to pay.             
All are welcome!

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!


Education for Ministry Beginning 
September 9
It's time to enroll in Education for Ministry for this year. The EfM group will meet on Monday evenings, September 9, 2019 - May 18, 2020, from 7:15-9:45 in The Julian of Norwich Center. Flyers with detailed information about the program may be found in the       Commons. Tuition is $375. Mentors are Jo Marie Lyons & Lynnsay Buehler. Please call Lynnsay for more information and to register. 770-938-9797x27

JustFaith Beginning September 12
JustFaith is an intensive, small-group process for faithful Christians looking to deepen their commitment to care for vulnerable people and our planet. Through prayer, study, dialogue, and immersions, participants form community as they explore critical realities and their implications to their lives and their faith.  We will meet most Thursday evenings in Room M-108 at St. Bede's, 7-8:30pm beginning on Sept. 12th through early in May 2020. This small group will be led by Muriel Diguette, Miriam Needham, and Molly Graves. Please contact Muriel Diguette ( digfam@att.net )  if you are interested in joining. There is no cost except for several books that we will read together. 

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." 

Faith in Public Life meeting at St. Bede's on September 14 

Faith in Public Life Georgia invites you to gather with us and our crucial partners in the Sanctuary Coalition on September 14th to learn how you can put feet to your faith and stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors. We will talk through the most current messaging and map out specific ways you can play an active role in standing in compassionate solidarity with our immigrant and refugee communities.

Saturday, September 14th, from 5-7 p.m.
St Bede's Episcopal Church
2601 Henderson Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30345
Faith in Public Life and the New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta

Here is a link for more information:

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.

NET (Northlake/Embry Hills/Tucker) Food Pantry News

Thanks to your generous donations of jelly for the Food Pantry, our jelly cup run-eth over! We have run out of storage space at the Pantry so are temporarily suspending our collection of jelly.   We'll let you know when we need to start replenishing our stock. The Pantry is located in the Tucker Recreation Center and serves clients M-W-F 10:30-2:00.

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 8

Vestry of the Week
Jeff Swoope, Veronica Noess

Matthew Tate, Will Tate, Savannah Spires

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

Flower Guild
Donareen Oakley, Orisha Parsons

Nancy Bruce, James Handsfield

Bede Counters
Connie Corralli, Helen Ackall, Stephen Platto

Bread Guild
Ana Escobar

In Our Prayers
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 
Kerry Penney
Shirley Sutton, friend of Loretta Vail
Pat Matthews, friend of Loretta Vail & Nancy Ward
Harley Pennington, friend of Tony & Laura Sellers
Lynn Edgar, mother of Beth Cannon
Nora Cruz-Diaz
Sherwood Hall & sons, Bishop & Brian, friends of Nina Daniel
Julie Meiburg
Glenda Carter, friend of Leslie Joiner
Alvone Scott , friend of Leslie Joiner
Patrick Newberry, son of David Newberry, 
            stepson of Gretchen Berggren
Connie Aylor
Nate Grafton
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
   Jay Shapiro, husband of Suzanne Shapiro    
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
9/8:       Jesus Santana
9/9:       Ruth Avila
9/9:       Fernanda Valdez
9/9:       Maximus Bonilla
9/12:     Connie Aylor
9/13:     Jandry Manguia
9/14:     Jaime Ramirez

Around the Diocese

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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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