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 of Atlanta and wider Church. 

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, May 23, 2021
The Day of Pentecost
(wear Red and bring your Spirit streamers - if you have them)

Our Time for Morning Worship on Zoom
will be 10:30am on Pentecost

10:30 am - Morning Worship (in English) on Zoom
Join us for Morning Worship on Zoom 
also live streamed 

1 pm - Worship (in Spanish) on Facebook

Join us for Sunday Worship in Spanish 

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. 

5pm - Bilingual Outdoor Worship

Pre-registration is required to attend.
Please register below.

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.

In-Person Indoor Worship Resumes

On Sunday, May 30th
we will begin
a new Sunday worship schedule
for Summer 2021

Indoor In-Person Worship at 10 am

(More details about what to expect
and how to register
will be sent out next week.)

Worship on Zoom at 11:30 am

Men of Bede Work Day at the Church

Saturday, May 22 - 9 am

Bring your work gloves and tools,
and join the men of St. Bede's
in sprucing up the church grounds.

Vacation Bible School /
Estudio Bíblico del Verano

Here comes VBS, St. Bede’s style! 

Save the Dates! 
Mondays, 6:30pm 
June 14-July 19 (skipping July 5th)

Our theme this year is “Compassion Camp: Be loved. Be kind. Be you.”

Keep your eyes open for registration and t-shirt orders coming soon! A YouTube link for each session will be sent to all who register, in case available your household is unable to make it to a live session.

Alyssa Sali (she/her)
Director of Children's and Family Ministries

May 16 Outdoor Worship Service
Photos by Jan Swoope

All-Ages Formation

During the season of Easter we will again be joining other Episcopalians around the world learning together --at home!-- with "Faith at Home" https://www.dofaithathome.org/.

Each Sunday, find a new resource, based on the week's lectionary readings, for yourself or yourhousehold. There are special sections for small children, elementary age, middle and high school, and adults. These short reflections are perfect for talking about at mealtime or bedtime. 

Congratulations 2021 graduates!!

Camila Monreal, Middle School
Odette de la Cruz Vaquero, Middle School
Joselyn Agustin, High School
Jorge Escamilla, High School
Matthew Joiner, Ben Franklin Academy
Ben Padgett, Lakeside High School
(will attend Florida State University Honors College)
Efrain Perez, High School
Bill Mizell, Georgia Tech with Master's Degree

Healing Our Racism
Book Discussion Group

Meeting Time:
4th Monday of each month at 2:00 pm 

New Date for discussing The New Jim Crow
Monday, May 24th 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 May meeting on the 24th we will be reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."

If you want to go ahead and order books for future discussions:
June 28: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
July 26: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho 
August 23: The Devil You Know by Charles Blow
September 27: Native Son by Richard Wright
October 25: The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
November 29: See No Stranger by Valarie Kaur

Mostly Mysteries Book Group
Meeting Time:
4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm 

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 May 24th meeting at 7:00pm we will be reading  Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan.

When Savannah history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to guest-curate a new museum collection focusing on artifacts recovered from the steamship Pulaski, she's shocked. The ship sank after a boiler explosion in 1838, and the wreckage was just discovered, 180 years later. Everly can't resist the opportunity to try to solve some of the mysteries and myths surrounding the devastating night of its sinking.

If you are interested in receiving the Zoom link, please email Connie Coralli

St. Bede's Prayer List

Prayers have been requested for:

Nina Daniel
Rick White, friend of Lynnsay Buehler & Rob Townes
John Entrekin
Larry Bing
Deena Holcomb, granddaughter of Sarah Jane Ohl
Bill Edgar, father of Beth Cannon
Sarra David
Rosalene Larson, mother in law of Michael Daniel
Bryce Cannon
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
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

For those who have died:

Ray Shenk, friend of Jim and Sarah Jane Ohl

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 
5/23: Janice Welch
5/23: Miriam Needham
5/23: Nicolas Caceres
5/24: Lynnsay Buehler
5/26: Ray Lampros
5/27: Helen Abraham
5/28: Will Mizell

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 May 7, 2021: We have collected around $10,500 and distributed over $6,000 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 $4,700 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.

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Episcopal Relief & Development
Launches New Spiritual Resource, Lectio Divina

Episcopal Relief & Development has created a new resource to guide deep reflection on Scripture. Lectio Divina, a Latin phrase that means “sacred reading,” will invite readers to join the organization’s program partners from the US and around the world as they reflect on brief passages from the Bible.
“Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lectio Divina is a form of centering prayer that invites us to listen to God and to listen to the experiences of fellow followers of Jesus from across the Anglican Communion,” said Josephine Hicks, Vice President, Episcopal Church Programs, Episcopal Relief & Development.

The Lectio Divina is designed to be used individually or by congregations. Each reflection contains a short video that provides an opportunity to connect to program partners who work with Episcopal Relief & Development across the globe. These partners share their personal reflections for each Scripture reading from the context of their life and work. New meditations will be added regularly.

Visit episcopalrelief.org/lectio-divina to learn more. Connect with Episcopal Relief & Development on FacebookTwitter or Instagram to hear the latest news from the organization and to be notified as additional meditations are added.

For 80 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.

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Quick Links

To schedule events, please contact our 
Muriel Diguette

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