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 and look under the Connect With Us tab
at the top of the home page to find past newsletters.

The deadline for submission to the E-Newsletter each week is Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Please send your submissions ready to go into the newsletter,
text and images attached in an email to the Parish Administrator.
Muriel's email address is

Sunday, October 9, 2022

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Please join us as we gather together

to worship God this Sunday!

Worship in the Nave

in English at 10 am

Worship in the Nave

in Spanish at 5 pm

We will also be streaming our worship live


St. Bede's YouTube Channel.

Make a gift to St. Bede's

by clicking here

We are still encouraging everyone to wear masks on Sunday

to protect the most vulnerable among us.

Masks are still required

for those who are unvaccinated

or who are not up-to-date

with the boosters that are recommended for them.

Click here to read our masking and worship protocols (updated September 2022)

Sunday Morning Schedule 

10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship, Holy Eucharist Rite II

Food and Fellowship following the service

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Christian Formation for All Ages

Please Join Us for

Formation for All Ages

Pease join other adults for the Holy Conversations group. 

This group will continue discussing the book, 

The Church Cracked Open by Stephanie Sellers. 

Holy Conversations meets in the Parish Hall

at 11:30 am.

Children's formation for Pre-K through 5th grade 

will be meeting at 11:30 am in room M110

at the end of the Mission Wing. 

Younger children (birth through 3 years old)

are welcome with an adult.

We will be using Godly Play and 

Illustrated Ministry's MiniRevolution curriculums.

Please email Alyssa Sali ( 

to register children in this age-range.

We are eager to hear from adults who could share teaching and learning with these young people. If you feel called to the ministry of Children's or Youth Formation, please contact Alyssa or Beth.

Calling all youth!!

This year we’re excited to share that we have several different options this year for our youth to participate in the life of St.Bede’s.  

The first offering is on Sunday mornings from 11:30-12:30.  This class will explore our faith as we move through our lives at school, in our families, friends and the greater world. 

The second offering will be on Sunday afternoons beginning October 9th - December 11th from 4:00-5:00. This will be a confirmation class and will culminate in confirmation at the Cathedral on Sunday December 12th.  Please note, all are welcome to this class regardless of whether you know/plan to be confirmed.  Participants are NOT required to be confirmed after attending all of the classes if they so decided.  

Looking ahead for youth: Christmas Trees  

The St Bede’s youth will also be selling trees and wreaths again this year beginning Sunday, November 6th.  Trees and wreaths will be available for pick up on Sunday, December 4th.  More details coming soon.

Questions, comments or thoughts, feel reach out to Beth Cannon at

25th Anniversary

of the St. Bede's Nave

Come one, come all!

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of discussion and music

as we hear the story of the history and design

of our organ with the organ builders,

Ralph Richards and Bruce Fowkes

and former Rector, the Rev'd John Porter.

Music Director John Whitt

will also "pull out all the stops"

and lead us us in some hymns singing

and other organ works.

A reception follows.

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 10 am

Join us as we celebrate 25 years

of worshiping in our Nave!

Our guest preacher will be

Ann Cowperthwaite,

designer of our altar cross

A catered luncheon will follow in the Parish Hall.

(Suggested donation $10 per person, $25 max per family)

RSVP for the luncheon to

Nave Nuggets

Did you know:

Our organ was officially dedicated March 11-12, 2000.

The weekend event featured a day long dedication workshop and a recital program, along with an organ/choir concert.


for the Ministry 

of Deacon

Nora Cruz-Diaz

After almost ten years of faithful servant leadership with us as deacon, the Rev'd Nora Cruz-Diaz will begin a new phase of her life as she retires from active ministry and moves to South Georgia to be closer to family. Nora's last Sunday with us will be October 30 when she will preach and we will celebrate her ministry with us. Look for more information about that celebration in upcoming issues of E-News.

As is our custom, we will be collecting a "purse" or "love offering" to give to Nora to show our appreciation for her and for her ministry with us. If you would like to contribute to this gift, please designate your gift as "Nora's Purse".

Click here to give online to Nora's Purse through Realm

- choose "Nora Cruz-Diaz Purse" from the funds list.

Episcopal Relief and Development

is leading the Episcopal Church's response

to relief from Hurricane's Fiona and Ian.

Click Here to Make a Donation to ERD

Florence Mitchell & Kate Kennedy

to be ordained Deacons this Saturday

By the grace of God,

The Right Reverend Robert Christopher Wright,

The Bishop of Atlanta,

will ordain:

Katherine Owen Kennedy


Florence Cooper Mitchell

to the Sacred Order of Deacons

in Christ’s One Holy Catholic

and Apostolic Church

On Saturday, the Eighth day of October

two-thousand and twenty-two,

at two o’clock in the afternoon

At Cathedral of St. Philip

You may also offer your prayers and support

by joining the live stream by clicking here at that time.

Many of you will remember that Florence and Kate

were both placed at St. Bede's during portions of

their diaconal formation processes.

A testimonial from Muriel Diguette

who co-facilitated our inaugural Sacred Ground Circle group:

It was my great delight to co-facilitate our first and second “circles” of Sacred Ground for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons. Each year, Molly Graves, Miriam Needham, and I have led our groups through intense study and reflection. We learned together, and grew closer, in our exploration of how racism and faith intersect. We covered a lot of territory over eight months, as we traveled from coming to grips with our country’s ancestors and the harm that was done to our native landholders up through many generations of immigrants (European, Asian, and Hispanic/Latino) as they came seeking freedom and opportunity. We had our eyes opened or re-opened as to issues of injustice surrounding the troubled terrain of black/white relations and equity issues in this country, from the time of slavery until today. There are so many layers to our problems and we explored many of them, including the present day unresolved issues between red state/blue state divides. These divisions aren’t entirely about history, but about longstanding cultural differences and resentments. The work we did together is so important in getting our own houses in order, doing our white work, before we can begin showing up more broadly for racial justice.


A Film and Readings-Based Dialogue Series on race,

grounded in faith, part of The Episcopal Church's long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation and justice

beginning in late October and running through mid-May


Facilitators: Muriel Diguette, Molly Graves, and Miriam Needham

Opening Retreat in person at St. Bede's,

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

November 3rd, regular meetings will be every other Thursday evening 6:30 - 8:30 pm

on Zoom, and possibly some in-person

The Sacred Ground curriculum, developed and recently updated by the Episcopal Church, uses films, short videos, articles and essays from a variety of authors, as well as two core books, Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman and Waking Up White, And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. Through these readings and films and through sharing our personal and family history, we will reflect on the intersecting histories of many groups of people in our land: Indigenous, Black, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and European. Woven through this series is the foundational and transformative belief that each of us is called to be part of creating God's Beloved Community.

For more information including a summary of the curriculum and a short introductory video about Sacred Groundplease click here

Space is limited so please let us know if you are interested soon.

If you are interested in making a commitment or have any questions, please contact one of the three co-facilitators:

Muriel Diguette

Molly Graves  

Miriam Needham

Share St. Bede's inclusive hospitality

at the diocesan booth

at the Atlanta Pride Festival,

October 8-9, 2022.

Integrity Atlanta and the Commission on LGBTQ+ Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta will sponsor the 32nd Annual Pride Eucharist (Mass) on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 7:30pm. The service will be held at All Saints' Episcopal Church, located at the corner of West Peachtree Street and North Avenue, across from the North Avenue MARTA station. The Rt. Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, will preach and preside at the Eucharist. The service is open to all, and all are welcome. Sign language interpretation will be provided. 

The Diocese of Atlanta is an official sponsor of Pride. We will have an information booth at the festival in Piedmont Park on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9. Volunteers are needed to staff the Diocesan Booth at the Festival.

Sign up for your 2 hour time slot today! 

Times available:

Sat., October 8, 10am-6pm

Sun. October 9, 12-6pm

The Vestry has adopted

updated gathering protocols.

Click here to read our large group gathering protocols(updated September 2022)


Have you ever wondered how the offering or other money given to the church was counted and who counted it and made the deposit? If so, you are wanted and more importantly needed to become a Bede Counter. It is a wonderful way to volunteer for St. Bede’s - one hour a month on a Monday morning at the church in a quiet space, count the money and make a deposit at the bank. You always work in a team of three, per our


Please contact Loretta Vail if you are interested,

New Look For St. Bede’s!

Our new look has been completed! We want to thank everyone who has generously contributed to this project. We would like to be near our goal of individual gifts (now down to $16,000). As the Spirit moves you, please offer your commitment as soon as you are able. There is a designated "Exterior Siding" fund on Realm. Thank you!


The following people have made generous donations to the siding project:

Nina Daniel

Cathe Echterhoff

Junior Abraham

Richard & Amy Busch

Richard & Jennie Couture

Taylor & Molly Graves

George & Lois Shingler

Will & Julie Mizell

Nancy Bruce

Kevin Koporec

Dixie & Fran Snider

Jeff & Jan Swoope

John & Kay Entrekin

Steve Hadler & Claudia Fedarko

If you have made a contribution and we have not included you here, please let Muriel know so that we can acknowledge your gift.

Family Ministries Micropractice 

Join our households with
birth through elementary aged children
in this simple intentional practice
as we bring our learning from the lectionary
into our everyday lives.

Healing Our Racism

Book Discussion Group

Monday, October 24th

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

On Monday, October 24th at 2:00pm we will be discussing Praying for Sheetrock by Melissa Fay Greene.

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.

Email Muriel for the Zoom link to join the discussion.

We will meet the 4th Monday of each month at 2:00 pm.

If you want to go ahead and order books for future discussions:


Slavery By Another Name by Douglas Blackmon

I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown

Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston. 

The Scalpel and the Silver Bear by Lori Alvord and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt 

Homecoming by Yaa Gyasi

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana Burke

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Women's Interfaith Book Group meets the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. (currently on Zoom). The book we are reading for October 15 is

PRIDE by Ibi Zoboi

Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street.

For more information or to get the Zoom link, please contact Junior Abraham at

Mostly Mysteries Book Group

Monday, October 24 at 7pm on Zoom


Meeting Time:

4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm 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.

St. Bede's Prayer List

Prayers have been requested for:

Michael Flanagan

Nicholas Albrecht, friend of Tom & Loretta Vail

Hector Laguna, friend of Nora Cruz-Diaz

Adelle Cottrell, sister of Jennie Couture

Allen Townes Cunningham, sister of Rob Townes

Wallace Victor Simmons, brother of Jerry Simmons

Mellie Frippen, friend of Nora Cruz-Diaz

Caroline Spires

Anne Jones, sister of Claiborne Jones

Joan Davis

Jai Haithco, son of Robin Brown-Haithco

Joy Sims, daughter of Nina Daniel

Jack Raymer & Ginnie Ferrell

Myles Metcalf, nephew of Susan Reef

Carmen Graciaa, friend of Laura Martin

Jim Poulos, husband of Carol Kemker

Helen Abraham

Fay Key

Bill Edgar, father of Beth Cannon

Rosalene Larson, mother-in-law of Michael Daniel

Aree Bancroft

Laura Ribas

Jane Wiggins

Willie Diaz

Maggie Williams

Mary Rodriguez

Hollis Pickett

Margie Klein, mother of Jody Klein

Lynn Edgar, mother of Beth Cannon

Nancy Waring

Andy Matia, friend of Ann Foote

Jim Ohl

Frances Bowen

Sydney Lund

Ann Foote

Cameron Maddox

For those who have died:

Jose Segovia

Shirley Sutter, friend of Loretta Vail

William McCord “Mac” Thigpen, III, former Rector of St. Bartholomew’s and former Dean of East Atlanta

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 


10/13:  Savannah Spires

10/13:  Fred Murphy

10/14:  Laura Pittman

10/14:  Yesenia Rodriguez

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Friend in Christ,

As violence escalates in Ukraine, over one million people have already fled the country — and the borders are flooded with many more people desperate to leave.

Almost all of them are women and children who have had to seek safety on their own, leaving their husbands, fathers, brothers and sons behind.

As this crisis continues to evolve, we are working with Anglican agencies and our other partners to provide humanitarian assistance, and urgently ask for your help.

Your emergency gift today will support our immediate response, providing cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needs as this crisis unfolds.

Our faith networks are currently on the ground in the border areas of Poland, Hungary and Romania, and we will continue to coordinate with them in order to help those who have been displaced. Specifically, our partner ACT Alliance is helping families on the Hungarian border, and our Anglican partners are mobilizing both an immediate and long-term response in Poland, Romania and Hungary.

Yours faithfully,
Robert W. Radtke
President & CEO
Episcopal Relief & Development

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Muriel Diguette

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