November 1, 2019
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

Fall Back an Hour on Saturday, November 2


Coming on All Saints' Sunday - November 3
Two Morning Liturgies Combine  at 10:00am
Luncheon - 2020 Pledge Campaign Kick-off:    
Blessed To Be A Blessing
Following a combined morning liturgy at 10:00am, there will be a        luncheon in the Parish Hall to kick-off the 2020 Annual Pledge Campaign: Blessed To Be A Blessing.  Lunch will be catered by Greater Good Barbeque, and Colin Brown, our Seminarian, will be our speaker.

Candy Tithe -November 3 - 10:00am
We are again inviting the children of St. Bede's to share some of what they value most this time of year - their Halloween Candy! To learn about the Biblical concept of tithing and experiencing the generosity of God through giving, we are asking children to set aside one out of ten pieces, or 10%, of the candy they collect on Halloween - not just the stuff you don't want - share the good stuff!


Taize Prayer & Labyrinth Walk - Sunday, November 3

Our monthly first Sunday Taize Prayer service & Labyrinth walk will be in the Parish Hall at 7pm Sunday, November 3. Please join us for a contemplative hour. No prior experience necessary!


An Altar of Remembrance at St. Bede's

This year, as we celebrate All Saints'/All Souls' Days, a tradition returns - an Altar of Remembrance. While many cultures celebrate some festival for the remembering all the faithful departed, we   embrace this tradition from Mexico where these tableaux are set out in homes, churches, and in other community gathering areas around the time of Día de los Muertos - the Day of the Dead (All Saints'/All Souls' Day).
St. Bede's parishioners from all worship services are invited to bring photos of loved ones who have died to place on the altar that will be set up in the Commons (photos may be framed or unframed, and name labels help us all join in the remembrance). Other items representing loved ones who have died may also be placed there - favorite foods, a small article of clothing, or anything that brings that person to mind. Photos and other items may be placed on the tables set up to the left of the entry doors to the Nave any time before Sun, November 3 and may be picked up the week following All Saints' Day.


Parish Workday - Saturday, November 9

There will be a parish wide workday on Saturday, November 9 from 8:30am until noon. We will focus mostly on outside landscaping and pruning. Coffee, juice and some breakfast items will be served. All are welcome.



Fill Sacks of Thanksgiving Food for Emmaus House

Please take home a sack and fill it with ingredients listed and return the sacks to St. Bede's by Sunday, November 24. We will deliver them to Emmaus House after the morning worship on November 24. We need volunteers to pick up the turkeys from Publix on Shallowford Road on Monday, November 25 at 7:15am and take them directly to Emmaus House. We need volunteers to pick up collard greens from the Fulton Country Farmers Market, Monday November 18 and take directly to Emmaus House.

If you are able to help with any deliveries, please sign up on the sheet at the Thanksgiving Table.


Grieving During the Holidays:
An Advent Quiet Day
With Candle Lighting and the Naming of our Loss
Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Guided by Ms. Lea Robinson, R.N., M.S.N.
and The Rev. Lynnsay A. Buehler
Lunch provided
Please call 770-938-9797 ext. 27 to register for the day
*Scholarships available
The Julian of Norwich Center
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2601 Henderson Mill Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30345

Nominations for Vestry for 2020

It's the time of year when nominations for next year's Vestry are sought. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please let a committee member know by November 24. The nominating committee consist of the three off-going Vestry members (John Branan, Laura Martin, and Orisha Pasrons),  and two at large members who are being identified.

The Vestry has legal & fiscal responsibilities for St. Bede's and works in partnership with the Rector to discern what the parish is called to do and to have oversight of that work. We seek members who are intentional and reflective about what our church should be focused on at this time and who have the vision and energy to carry out this work. Members must be able to take into account the needs of all the people in our congregation. The individuals on the Vestry work together for form community, finding common ground, centered on the spiritual life of the individuals and of the vestry as a group, to lead and oversee the church's work.

Interfaith Women's Book Group - November 16

The Interfaith Women's book group will meet on Saturday, November 16 at 10:00am at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, 1800 Willow Trail Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30093. All women are welcome to discuss Educated by Tara Westover. We will carpool from St. Bede's at 9:30am.

Flower Dedications at St. Bede's

Many who attend our services often express admiration and thanks for the floral arrangements at the altar and in the Commons that are offered to God each Sunday.  St. Bede's Flower Guild relies solely on donations for memorial and thanksgiving dedications for funding and the teams are grateful for your generous donations in the past.  Please consider making an offering to support continued work of the Guild by dedicating flowers to recognize a special occasion in your life.  The suggested donation is $60, though any amount is appreciated.  The sign-up sheet and envelopes for dedications are at the Connect Center.   

Forward Day by Day for November - January

Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer.

You can pick up your copy, while supplies last, in the Connect Center. We have copies in English and Spanish.

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".

Gifts for Life from Episcopal Relief & Development
There is always someone on your list who has everything. Episcopal Relief and Development has the answer for your gift giving. Not only can you surprise someone with a pig you give a life-giving gift to someone in need. Consider giving from Episcopal Relief and Development's Gifts for Life catalog. I placed one in the communications center or you can order online at https://support.episcopalrelief.org/gifts or call 1-855-312-4325. Your gift is tax deductible and a card for the recipient is included.

Mission Trip to Honduras, November 9-16

Kay and John Entrekin went on a mission trip to Honduras last year through Honduras Outreach International located here in Tucker. We are going back this year from November 9-16 and there are currently seven people signed up for the trip. They would love to have at least ten people go. If there is anyone who would be interested in joining us or just knowing more about the trip please contact us at  jentre23@bellsouth.net , call at 678-677-1350, or catch us at church. There are scholarships available if finances are a concern.

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, November 3

Vestry of the Week
Issa Ackall, Veronica Noess 

Tyler Busch

Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors
  10:00 am  -  Eve Doolittle, Melissa Biegler, Taylor Graves, 
                                                                            Kerry Penney
  10:00 am  -   Junior Abraham, Victor Caceres, Lois Shingler, 
 Judah Sali
Altar Guild
Nancy Ward, Jean Tate

Flower Guild
Ray Calloway, Eve Doolittle

Donareen Oakley, Loretta Vail

Bede Counters
Cathe Echterhoff, Julie Mizell, Tom Vail

Bread Guild
Carol Kemker

In Our Prayers
Ray Shenk, friend of Sarah Jane Ohl
Arlene Means, sister of Larry Bing
Barbara Taylor, sister of Jeff Swoope
Don Strickland
Olga Faramend, mother of Helen Ackall
John Fulghum, friend of Kay Howington
William Cannon, father of Terry Cannon
Anita Maloof
Laura Sellers
Lynn Edgar, mother of Beth Cannon
Nancy Waring
David Newberry
John Branan
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:
  John C. Lunsford, partner of Linda Bucki
  Deb Duchon, friend of Susan Reef   
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week
11/3:   Charlie Coates
11/3:   Donareen Oakley
11/3:   Calvin Kottke
11/3:   Thomas Cordner
11/4:   Helen Smith
11/5:   Bill Mizell
11/6:   Marisol Callejas
11/8:   Aidan Bevacqua
11/9:  Sarra David
11/9:  Tom Doolittle
11/9:  Jesus Perez-Camiro


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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