October 30, 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

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, November 1, 2020
The Twenty Second 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.

3 pm - All Saints Outdoor Worship

Join us for an outdoor worship offering on Sunday at 3 pm 
creekside near the lower parking lot.

Registration is required to attend this outdoor offering 
as capacity is limited by Diocesan standards 
for conducting outdoor worship during pandemic.

More information about the outdoor worship offering 
can be found by clicking on the registration link.

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.

On Sunday, October 11th 
we kicked off
our 2021 Steward Campaign 
by watching a short video,
"A Grateful Day"

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

This Sunday, October 25th,
we will hear a Stewardship Reflections, 
offered by Cheryl Murphy.

2021 pledge packets 
are in the mail.

"Together Zoom" for All-Ages
Sunday, 1 November, 11:15am

Our next Together Zoom for All-Ages will be after morning prayer on Nov 1, 2020 at 11:15am - noon.
  • Bring any crafts (from Formation at Home, school projects, quilting/crocheting/mask making--you name it!) that you have made in the last two months to share with others in our celebration of creating time.
  • Have some 8 1/2 x 11 paper on hand for a fun craft taught by Max Kottke!
  • If you did the 3 minute challenges and collected Creation Cash in your Love in Action box, count up your totals! We will be donating our "Cash" to two charities (backed by money budgeted for community projects). But don't worry if you haven't done the challenges! There will be one more challenge during the Zoom, so everyone will have something to contribute to the totals!
  • Friends and family are welcome! We'd love to see some new faces.

All Ages Formation Resources
for this week

The Lord's Prayer: Part 1
"Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name"

We are starting a new, four-part unit on The Lord's Prayer. Please stop by the church to refresh your formation craft supplies (outside the front door)
Access your six, 3-10 minute activities for the week of Nov 1-7 here:

Click Here


Altar of Remembrance
moves outside for 2020

The Annual Dios de Los Muertos 
Altar of Remembrance 
has been set up outside the front doors of St. Bede's.  
Please feel free to drop by 
and add the name(s) 
of those whom you love but who have died 
to the altar.

This year, please only bring copies of photographs that you would not want to receive back as the altar is outside and exposed to the elements.  It is fine to come and place a name only this year.


All Saints' Zoom Lunch 
the Rector and Staff

Thursday, November 5th at Noon

We invite you to make your lunch 
and join us on Zoom 
as we hang out, catch up, and 
enjoy some lighthearted conversation.

We look forward to seeing you.

Email Muriel at mdiguette@stbedes.org and she will send you the link.


From the Archives:
Happy 60th Anniversary St. Bede's
St. Bede's has been an integral part of the community since it was founded in 1960.  This picture from the Archives (provided by Jim Helms) shows the first building constructed on campus - our current Mission Wing.  What story does this picture tell us about our history?  What are your earliest memories of St. Bede's?
In celebration of St. Bede's 60th year, and to mark this historic time in our nation's history, we invite you to participate in our upcoming "Keeping the Faith" project. During the month of November we will collect written reflections and other creative expressions of our faith to preserve for future generations of this community.  More details will be announced next week.  For more information, please contact 
Carmie McDonald at cmcdonald@stbedes.org


Thank you to all who participated 
in the Virtual 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk

Team St. Bede did an outstanding job in the 2020 virtual 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk.  We raised $1,893.00 exceeding our goal of $1,000. MoveSpring, an app used for the walk, tracked donations and mileage. Team St. Bede consisted of 12 members and came in 5th on the leaderboard racking up a total of 768.11 miles.  We wish to thank everyone for their encouragement, well wishes and donations.

St. Bede's Participants:
Nancy Bruce, Jenny Couture, Peaches Flanagan, Alyssa, Ashley & Lane Sali, Lois Shingler, Jennifer Smith (daughter-in-law of Nancy B), Fran Snider, Jan Swoope, Loretta Vail, Gareth Wright (friend of Sali family)

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. 

by clicking here.

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.


If there is interest for an evening group,
please let Muriel know and we will begin a second group.

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

Monday, November 23rd 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 November meeting on November 23rd we will be reading  White Fragility, Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

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:

December 28: Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time by Catherine Meeks & Nibs Strope
January 25: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
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

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 November 30th meeting at 7:00pm we will be reading  Queen of the Flo wers by Kerry Greenwood.

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

Anne Callaway Hewner
Mack Dobson & the Dobson Family, friends of Larry Bing
Betty Strauser, aunt of Loretta Vail
Jean Breithaupt, aunt of Lisa Main
Family of Brian Cavallaro, friends of Larry Bing
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:

The Rev. David Crippen, friend of Dixie and Fran Snider

We pray for the anniversary of the death of Griffin Mizell, Sr., father of Will Mizell, 
by Will, Julie, Bill, and Elizabeth Mizell.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week 
       11/3:     Charlie Coates
       11/3:     Tom Cordner
       11/3:     Donareen Oakley
       11/3:     Calvin Kottke
       11/4:     Helen Smith
       11/5:     Bill Mizell
       11/6:     Marisol Callejas

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

10 Tips for Going Green at Home

I feel grateful to work for an organization that cares about the environment and recognizes climate as a key priority.
Did you know that Episcopal Relief & Development offsets around 350 tons of CO2 emissions each year by planting trees in the Philippines through the Episcopal-CARE Foundation? We also help communities prepare for and recover from climate-related disasters in a way that safeguards land and other natural resources to protect the environment. 

In recent months, many of my colleagues have personally taken steps to live an environmentally-conscious lifestyle. 

Check out these ten simple tips from our staff for going green at home. I hope that these tips inspire you to take small steps to go green in your own home as well!

Support the Cathedral Book Store.

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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