January 3, 2020
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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

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 Eucaristia

Adult Formation for January & February 2020: Episcopal 101

On Sunday, January 5, there will be no "formal" Adult Formation offering, but we invite you to gather for a time of fellowship in the Commons to catch-up with fellow St. Bede's members and share about your holiday adventures.
Then, on Sunday, January 12, Adult Sunday School will resume with Episcopal 101 - a class for those who want to know more about the Episcopal Church.  This class will be taught by Chad Vaughn and Colin Brown (with, perhaps, some other voices joining is as well) and is for newcomers and long-timers alike.  All are welcome.  This class will also be appropriate for anyone who wishes to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church from another Christian tradition when Bishop Wright visits us in March 2020.  Episcopal 101 will meet in Room M-110.


Blessed To Be A Blessing Pledge Campaign

Thank you to all who have so generously responded by returning your Blessed To Be A Blessing pledge card. If you haven't yet returned your completed pledge card, additional pledge cards are available in the Connect Center.


Taize Prayer & Labyrinth Walk - Sunday, January 5

Our monthly first Sunday Taize Prayer service & Labyrinth walk will be in the Parish Hall at 7pm Sunday, January 5. Please join us for a contemplative hour. No prior experience necessary!


Baby Jesus Baskets

During the seasons of Advent & Christmas, we will be filling laundry baskets with items to help new mothers in need at Our House shelter.
Baskets will be in the Commons through Epiphany. Here is a list of their most-needed items: Baby Food, Formula, Baby Cereal, Baby Bottles, Pacifiers, Diapers, Diaper Rash Cream, Baby Wipes, Baby Shampoo/Soap, Crib Sheets, Baby Blankets. Our House helps children and families experiencing homelessness by providing the tools, support and education they need to thrive.


Save the Date!
Sunday, January 26
Annual Parish Meeting

Two morning services combined into one 10 am service
We will have a potluck lunch - chicken and drinks provided.
Please bring a side or dessert.

Bake Sale Thanks 

Cakes, cookies, candy, oh my! Just some of the goodies at the Advent Bake Sale. Casseroles and pesto was a great addition to all the goodies. We netted approximately $1107.51. The proceeds will be used to refurbish the Liturgical Arts with new plumbing, new sink, and new counters in support of the Flower Guild.
The Sisters wish to thank everyone that participated in the Advent Bake Sale...bakers and shoppers.

All Women of St. Bede's Invited to View the Film "Traces of the Trade"  Sunday, January 12 from 2:00-4:00pm

All women of St. Bede's and the wider community are invited to attend a gathering in room M-110 at St. Bede's on Sunday, January 12th from 2-4 PM to  watch the film "Traces of the Trade," an exploration of one family's story as they face their family's early  involvement in slavery and its repercussions.  Following the film, we will have a guided conversation to share where we heard and saw reconciliation, healing, and God's invitations and grace (just as we do in Popcorn Theology gatherings).  We'll also share our own stories, as anyone feels so moved.   A time of intercessory prayer will conclude the gathering.  

The local chapter of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross (SCHC) is hosting this gathering.  SCHC is a national Episcopal women's prayer group.  Lynnsay Buehler is currently the chaplain of the local group. 

Please contact Lynnsay if you have any questions: 770-938-9797 x27 or lbuehler@stbedes.org.  

Readers and Chalice Servers Needed on Sunday Mornings

I am reaching out to the Body because we need mouths and hands.  Mouths to read the lessons and prayers and Hands to bear the chalice. 

We have teams that take turns each Sunday of the month - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays.    The team leader coordinates who does what each Sunday.  Of course, there is flexibility if you are out of town or something comes up during your team's week.  If you join a team, you do not have to read  and chalice.  If your preference is to do only one of these things, we are happy to have you join us.

We especially need readers for our 8:15 services.

This is an important and rewarding ministry.  I believe it is especially important for us to hear God's words spoken through many the voices of our Body.  Plus, reading the lessons and prayers is great experience if you want to work on your public speaking skills.  You don't have to write anything, just read!  We have young and old readers, so I encourage anyone who is interested to prayerfully consider this ministry, especially our Youth Group.

Please contact 
Lisa Main


Volunteers needed at the NET Food Pantry January 2020

St. Bede's is responsible for staffing the Northlake-Embry Hills-Tucker Food Pantry during the month of January. The Pantry is open 10:30am - 2:00pm, Mon, Wed, & Fri. Staff should arrive by 10:20am and plan to stay until 2:15pm, if needed. If you have worked previously, or if you have never worked but would like to volunteer, please call or email Nancy Ward at 678-592-2276 (nlbward@comcast.net).


Mostly Mysteries Book Group - January 20

The next meeting will be on Monday, January 20 at 7 pm.  

The meeting will be at  Fran's house:
1516 Regency Walk Drive

The book for January was selected by Jennie and is  A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George.  
This is Inspector Lynley Book One.  

Elizabeth George tells a wonderful tale; crafted as carefully as an elaborate quilt. She deserves the accolades she's received, including the Anthony & Agatha Best First Novel in the USA for A Great Deliverance.

If You Need a Name Tag ...

Please let the Parish Office know if you need a name tag. The procedure is simple. Just put a note on the Parish Administrator's desk in the office and by the next Sunday your new name tag will be on the "spinners".

NET Food Pantry Jelly
The jelly supply and demand has balanced out, so we're back in the business of collecting jelly donations. There is a jelly basket in the Connection Center for your jars. Or you may write a check to St. Bede's and designate it for NET jelly. Lewis and Sally Cook faithfully deliver your contributions or purchase jelly as needed. Thanks to all for your generosity.

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.

Sunday, January 5

Vestry of the Week
Steve Hadler, Laura Martin

 8:15 am -
10:45 am -

Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
 8:15 am -    Carol Kemker, Jim Galvin
10:45 am  -   Eve Doolittle, Melissa Biegler, Taylor Graves,
Kerry Penney                                         
 8:15 am  -   
10:45 am  -   Junior Abraham, Victor Caceres, Lois Shingler,
Judah Sali 
Altar Guild
Nancy Ward, Jean Tate

Flower Guild
Ray Callaway, Eve Doolittle

Donareen Oakley, Loretta Vail

Bede Counters
Cathe Echterhoff, Julie Mizell, Tom Vail

In Our Prayers

Jim Sease
Arlene, sister of Larry Bing
Nancy, sister in law of Larry Bing
John, friend of Larry Bing
Larry Germain, friend of Tom & Loretta Vail
Morgan Vail, cousin of Tom Vail
Mary Rodriguez
Hollis Pickett
Dixie Snider
Jay Trovillion, friend of Toni Graney
Bob Goldmann, brother of Barbara Helms
Beth Cannon
Margie Klein, mother of Jody Klein
Ed Bennett , brother-in-law of Laura Martin
Olga Faramend, mother of Helen Ackall
Anita Maloof
Laura Sellers
Lynn Edgar, mother of Beth Cannon
Nancy Waring
John Branan
Kerry Penney
Patrick Newberry, son of David Newberry, 
            stepson of Gretchen Berggren
Connie Aylor
Tony Sellers, husband of Laura Sellers  
Mark Ahlfinger, son of Jean Ahlfinger 
Carolyn Branan, mother of John Branan
Andy Matia and Darryl Schwartz, friends of Ann Foote
Brooke & Taylor Harty, granddaughters of Nancy Waring
Jim Ohl
Bill Stegall , friend of Jan & Jeff Swoope
Frances Bowen
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:
Ellen Styles, aunt of Colin Brown
Adele Spiller
Alice Brown, mother of Robin Brown-Haithco 
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
 1/05:  Amelia Graciano
 1/06:  Jane Bowers
 1/09:  Trevor Cannon
 1/09:  Mary Rodriguez
 1/10:  Anthony Hernandez-Martinez
 1/11:  Jesus Valenciano
 1/11:  Anthoney Victoria


Around the Diocese

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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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