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 a.m.

Please send your submissions ready to go into the newsletter,

text and images attached in an email to the Parish Administrator.

Laura's email address is

Our Parish Administrator transition is now complete.

Please contact Laura Pittman, our new Parish Administrator

through her email:

or through the general parish email:

(Please update your contacts

to use only these two addresses

to contact the Parish Administrator. Thank you.)

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

25th Anniversary of The Julian of Norwich Center

Please join us as we gather together

to worship God this Sunday!

Worship in English

in the Nave at 10 am

Join us this Sunday at 10 am

for a special worship celebration

of 25 years

of the Julian of Norwich Center

Worship in Spanish

in the Nave at 2:30 pm

We will also be streaming our worship live


St. Bede's YouTube Channel

Make a gift to St. Bede's

by clicking here.

Celebrating the Ministry

of Muriel Diguette

as Parish Administrator

On Sunday, August 27, we will celebrate the ministry of Muriel Diguette as our Parish Administrator for the past four years. There will be a reception after 10 am worship and we invite you to bring notes of thanksgiving for Muriel and for all of the gifts that she has brought to this role - particularly during the challenging pandemic years.

It is also our tradition to collect a "purse" or love offering for departing staff members. You may contribute to Muriel's purse by designating a gift via check as "Muriel's Purse" or you can give through Realm through the link below and then selecting "Muriel's Purse" from the fund list.

Although Muriel is retiring from her job at St. Bede's, she continues to be an active member and you will find her co-leading Sacred Ground Circle, the Healing our Racism Book Group, and other things that the Spirit leads her to now that she has more time on her hands. Thank you Muriel and we look forward to much more continued ministry together with you!

Give to Muriel's Purse

Join us in Education for Ministry (EfM) this year!

EfM is a program of theological education and spiritual formation in a small community committed to attentive listening and nonviolent communication. The hope in EfM is to provide space for each participant to wonder about and to grow in her/his/their understanding of and relationship with God, as well as to offer resources to support each person in discerning and blessing their gifts to share in the community. Although the program is designed as a four-year process, a person enrolls for just one year at a time as one's life circumstances allow. All the EfM materials were updated several years ago with new books explored each year. If you are a graduate of the program, you are welcomed and encouraged to consider joining the group to have the gift and adventure of working through the new materials.

EfM begins Monday, September 18th at 7:15 - 9:30 p.m., meeting in person at St. Bede's. The year concludes on Monday, May 20th, the Monday before Memorial Day.

The mentors for the group are The Rev. Lynnsay A. Buehler and Dr. Jo Marie Lyons. Each mentor has over 30 years experience in guiding an EfM group.

Click on the flyer below for more information about the EfM group at St. Bede's. This year the tuition will be $325.00. If you'd like to register, please speak with Lynnsay and she will be glad to answer your questions.

The Rev. Lynnsay A. Buehler

770-938-9797 ext. 27

Click here for EfM Flyer

Calling All Youth!

Join us September 10th between the 10:00 and 2:30 services from 11:30 - 1:30 for lunch, fun, and fellowship. Together we will plan our fall calendar of events so bring every fun idea you've ever had and we'll put them all together and create an AMAZING calendar!

If you are interested in more information about our youth group, please contact:

Beth Cannon

(404) 787-7815

Altar Flower Dedications

Many of you notice and compliment the beautiful floral creations that enhance our worship space on Sundays. But did you know that the work is done by volunteers? A faithful group of twelve parishioners dedicates hours each month to the selection, conditioning, and arrangement of the flowers. St. Bede’s Flower Guild is solely dependent financially on your generous contributions and dedications each week. Thanks to all who have supported this ministry in the past and it is hoped that many more of you will consider honoring special people or events in your lives with a donation. A suggested amount is $60, but any offering is appreciated.

To make a dedication, fill out a Flowers Dedication envelope found at the Connection Center, note your check for flowers, and leave the envelope in the office or place it in the collection plate. Or you may email our Parish Administrator, Laura Pittman, at with your information and follow up with your offering later.

Again, thank you for your continued support,

The Flower Guild

Bible, Books, and Banter

Bible, Books, and Banter is a group for Christian formation and fellowship. Meetings are twice a month on first and third Tuesday mornings.  We share our stories as we try to discern God’s presence in our lives.  We discuss our current reading – which may be fiction or non-fiction, contemporary or classic.  Our first two meetings after the summer break are scheduled for August 15 and September 5.  We will begin a new book:  My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation, edited by Jennifer Howe Peace, Or N. Rose, and Gregory Mobley.  We would be happy to welcome new participants.  

Please see Martha West or Molly Graves if you are interested in joining us.

Bunco is Back!

The next Bunco party will be held at the home of Carlin Lutz on Sunday, August 20th from 2-5 pm. The address is 4627 Shiloh Ridge Trail, Snellville, 30078.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP Carlin Lutz:

Work those dice throwing hands and get ready to Bunco!



Saturday, August 26 at 5:30pm in the Parish Hall

Pizza and Salad provided

Meal will also include dairy free, gluten free &

vegetarian options

Suggested donation $10 per person

Join us to share a simple meal that will include dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian options, after which we will watch this 2022, Spirituality and Practice Award-winning film, rated PG, running less than 2 hours. A small contribution is requested for the meal.

This a heartwarming, uplifting comedy-drama of how an ordinary woman becomes an extraordinary inspiration to all around her by daring to follow her dreams.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

PG, 1 hour and 50 minutes

Starring Lesley Manville as Mrs. Harris,

Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs, and Rose Williams

Mrs. Harris is a cleaning woman in London in the 1950’s who falls in love with a haute couture dress, created by Christian Dior, she sees in one of the homes she cleans regularly. Ada Harris (played by Lesley Manville) decides she wants to own a Dior dress so we see her work very hard and deprive herself of bus rides to work and heat in her flat to save the large sum of money she will need to purchase a dress. She travels to Paris and encounters those who think someone like her is not worthy of wearing a Dior dress and some who think it will be good for the House of Dior to open its doors to ordinary

women. With her irrepressible spirit and determination, Mrs. Harris brings healing and transformation to the people of the House of Dior. The film also stars Jason Isaacs, Isabelle Huppert, Lucas Bravo, Ellen Thomas and Rose Williams.

Please sign up on the sheet found on the table in the Commons

NETWorks Late Summer Food Drive

St. Bede’s is once again holding a food drive to support the food pantry at NetWorks Ministry. We delivered over two tons to them in our last food drive and hope to continue that same spirit of generosity this time! The food collection will run from August 20 until September 17. They are in great need of protein donations. A list of needed items is below and printed lists of items in both English and Spanish will be on a table in the Commons. All donations can be left by that table. Thank you everyone for your generous support of this new and ongoing outreach ministry!




such as Tuna, Salmon, Sardines, Chicken,

Spam, Potted Ham, Vienna Sausage




Hearty Soups/Stews (not condensed)

Hormel Complete Meals

Ramen & other Noodle Meals

that come in Single Serve Microwave Containers

Canned Chili


Peanut Butter


Canned Fruit

Canned Spaghetti Sauce & Boxed Pasta

Granola or Cereal Bars

Boxed Mac & Cheese

Click here to volunteer with NETWorks
Click here to learn more about NETWorks

NETWorks Church Partners Trivia Night!

Did you know that NETWorks Ministry is blessed with 21 church partners?

Are you interested in joining in a St. Bede's trivia team to compete against other church partner teams?

Teams will compete for prizes, have some fun, and show off your smarts! 

When: Saturday, September 23, 2023

Doors open at 6:00pm   Trivia begins at 7:00pm

Where: Holy Cross Catholic Church Parish Hall

3733 Chamblee Tucker Road

BYO beverages and food

Choose a theme and make plans to decorate your table! 

10 Rounds of Trivia, Games, Prizes, & More!

Prizes awarded for Trivia Champions, Best Table Decor & Trivia Spirit!

If you are interested in helping form a St. Bede's trivia team for this event,

contact Laura Pittman in the church office at

by Thursday, September 14.



Kelly Gissendaner was the only woman executed in Georgia. Before her execution in 2015, she studied theology and graduated from Candler's prison school of theology. 

In July and August the community is invited to read the book You Shall Not Condemn: A Story of Faith and Advocacy on Death Row by Jennifer McBride

Then - on August 26 at 3 p.m. - gather in-person at The Cathedral of St. Philip for a discussion. The Rev'd Dr. Jenny McBride (author) and Mary Catherine Johnson (New Hope House) will be the moderators for a panel discussion with The Rev'd Kim Jackson, state senator and Susan Casey (lead defense attorney for Kelly Gissendaner).

Buy the book for a 10% discount at Buy book here


Claudia Fedarko and Iñaki Guevara will lead a group from St. Bede's

to Lumpkin, Georgia on Saturday, September 2

to offer hospitality to detained immigrants and their loved ones.

Please keep this group in your prayers.

If you are interested in participating in this trip and you speak Spanish,

please contact Claudia or Iñaki.

Claudia Fedarko 703.819.4127


Deacon Iñaki Guevara 404.418.2608

Learn more about El Refugio

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

will not be meeting in August

Monday, September 25 at 2:00pm on Zoom

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

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


Mostly Mysteries Book Group

Monday, August 28 at 7 pm on Zoom

The Mostly Mysteries Book Group meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 7 pm on Zoom. If you would like to take part, please contact Cathe Echterhoff and she will send you the link. 

McLemore's Musings

We hope you are enjoying a new feature in St. Bede's E-News - McLemore's Musings. Many of you have met the Rev'd Bill McLemore who has joined the St. Bede's community. Bill has been a priest for over 57 years and has served parishes all over the Episcopal Church. Bill is the former archivist of the Diocese of Atlanta and authored the 100th anniversary book on the history of the Diocese. Bill is also an artist and has used his artistic skills and sense of humor for many years to draw hundreds of cartoon that comically comment on life in the Episcopal Church. Each week we will share a cartoon here that Bill selects from his collection. Enjoy!

St. Bede's Prayer List

Prayers have been requested for:

Pat Sarle, cousin of Anita Montelione

Darlene Smith, friend of Larry Bing

Carter Garrett, family member of Sarah Jane Ohl

Mary Eleanor Harrigan Parsons, mother of Orisha Parsons

Victoria Hendrix, sister of Connie Coralli

Jean Petersen

Alice Vaughn

Donareen Oakley

Billy Baldy, friend of Susan Reef

Cindy Robinson, friend of Susan Reef

Margie Klein

Kay Howington

Dixie Snider

Eleanor Pearlman, granddaughter of Gwen Heaton

Diana Segovia, cousin of Zulma Gutierrez

Caroline Spires

Brian Metcalf, brother-in-law of Susan Reef

Timothy Knapp, friend of Susan Reef

Denise Benson, friend of Susan Reef

The Sujia Family

Robin Schreiber

Allen Townes Cunningham, sister of Rob Townes

Mellie Frippen, friend of Nora Cruz-Diaz

Anne Jones, sister of Claiborne Jones

Joan Davis

Carmen Graciaa, friend of Laura Martin

Jim Poulos, husband of Carol Kemker

Helen Abraham

Fay Key

Aree Bancroft

Laura Ribas

Jane Wiggins

Hilda Bell

Nancy Waring

Jim Ohl

Frances Bowen

Sydney Lund

Ann Foote

Cameron Maddox

We pray for those who have died:

Philip Needham, brother of Miriam Needham

We give thanks for those serving our country in the military:

Joshua Bowers

Will Grimm

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 

8/19 Pat Callaway

8/20 Julia Dalbom

8/20 Barbie Olsen

8/20 Laura Ribas

8/22 DeWayne Bernard Smith

8/23 Heidi Klein

8/23 Karen Downen

8/24 Karen Werner

8/26 Harrison Fair

8/26 Luz Zúñiga

The flowers on the altar this Sunday are given in celebration of

the Rev. Lynnsay Buehler and

the 25th anniversary of the Julian of Norwich Center.

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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