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.

Muriel's email address is

Sunday, March 19, 2023

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

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

While masking is now a matter of personal choice,

we are still encouraging the wearing of masks in worship

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.

Sunday Formation

for All Ages

Join us for our 

Lenten Adult Formation Series

Jesus Makes the Difference

This week, Carmie McDonald and Barb Pettitt

lead us through an exploration

of Bishop Wright's teaching

on why "Jesus makes the difference" in our lives.

Each week we will introduce the topic, 

watch a short teaching video by Bishop Wright, 

and explore questions together

raised by the teaching.

This week's topic is:

Seeing Like Jesus Makes the Difference

based on the encounter between

Jesus and the blind man.

The video can be previewed by clicking here.

We will also watch the video together in class.

We will meet at 11:30 am in Room M-110

at the end of the Mission Wing.

Come and join us as we learn together and have some fun.

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

will be meeting at 11:30 am in room M104

in 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 Molly Graves ( 

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 Molly or Beth.

Calling all Youth between 6th and 12th grades!

Please join us this Sunday,

from 3:45-4:45, 

to explore where God is

and what that means for you. 

We’ll have snacks and drinks. 

We look forward to seeing you all then

and feel free to bring a friend!

Questions, comments, or thoughts, 

feel reach out to Beth Cannon at:

Meet our New Deacon

The Rev'd Iñaki Guevara

This Sunday we welcome the Rev'd Iñaki Guevara as our new deacon. Iñaki was ordained a deacon in 2018 and has served most recently at Christ Church, Norcross. In addition to being a deacon in the Episcopal Church, Iñaki is also a journalist, producer, and presenter at CNN. 


Deacons belong to an order of ministry in the Episcopal Church that seek to bring the needs of the world to the attention of the Church. They also seek to motivate and mobilize the Church to engage with compassion and advocate for the beloved of God who are the most vulnerable in the world. As such, Iñaki will work closely with the Community Engagement Ministry Team.

Deacons serve in parishes and communities of faith, but serve under the direct authority of the Bishop. Deacons are usually placed in parishes for a season of ministry of around three years. Traditionally, those who have discerned a vocation to the priesthood are ordained to the Order of Deacons for a period of time prior to being ordained a priest. This is sometimes known as the “transitional diaconate”. This is the place in their processes that Carmie and Raymond find themselves. Iñaki - as did Nora before him - has discerned the Order of Deacons as his permanent vocation in the Church.


Iñaki will serve as deacon this Sunday (3/19) and preach next Sunday (3/26). Please welcome Iñaki and make him feel at home at St. Bede’s. You may reach him at:

 Holy Week & Easter Schedule


The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, April 2

10 am - Holy Eucharist, Nave 

(begins outdoors with the Liturgy of the Palms)


Maundy Thursday, April 6

7 pm - The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

with Communion & Foot-Washing

Bilingual, Nave


Good Friday, April 7

Noon - The Liturgy of Good Friday, Nave

 7 pm - Stations of the Cross - Bilingual, Outdoors


Holy Saturday, April 8

 8 pm - The Great Vigil of Easter, Nave

(begins outdoors)


Easter Day, April 9

10 am - Festal Holy Eucharist, Nave

11 am - Noon - Festive Easter Reception, Commons

5 pm - Santa Eucaristía, Nave

Easter Flowers and Music


If you would like to give a gift in honor or in memory of someone

for the Easter flowers and music,

special giving envelopes are in a basket on the table in the Commons.

Please fill out the front of the envelope

and place in the offering basin on Sunday morning,

or send to the parish office

no later than Monday, April 3

in order to be listed in the Easter bulletins.

You can also email Muriel in the parish office

with information about your Easter dedication.

Please be sure to include the dedication

as you would like it acknowledged

and indicate whether you are giving

in memory or in thanksgiving.

You can make your contribution either by check

or give online through Realm.


Sunday, March 19

2 - 5 p.m.

at the home of Connie Coralli

Bunco is live and in-person again! We'll roll those dice from 2 - 5pm on March 19 at the home of Connie Coralli.  Everyone is welcome. Bring a snack to share and $10 to contribute.  No experience necessary. Have a fun time socializing and playing! RSVP's to Connie at by Friday, March 17 so that we'll set up the appropriate number of tables please.

Re-engage with Community Engagement!

Sunday, March 26th


Room C-101 [next to the kitchen]

Our Community Engagement Committee is reorganizing and all are invited to get involved! If you have been part of this committee in the past or would like to get involved with outreach at St. Bede’s, please join us for our first meeting on Sunday, March 26, following worship at 10 am.

Karen Werner,,

and Anita Montelione,,

are co-chairs of this committee.

Please contact us with any questions or suggestions.



The Community Engagement Committee is a group that meets quarterly to discern how best to allocate the money set aside by the vestry for outreach. The money is dispersed on an international, national, and local level. Currently we are giving financial support to those experiencing first hand the devastation as a result of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. In the recent past we have supported those that have been affected by hurricanes, fires, conflicts, and other natural disasters.

On a local and national level we have supported those organizations that we have direct involvement such as Emmaus House summer camp, Thanksgiving meals, Atlanta Food Bank, Networks, and el Refugio.

If you feel you are called to be a member of this group and assist those that need support: financially, advocating for their cause, or just a friendly visit please contact our priests, or one of our members.

Karen Werner and Anita Montelione would be happy to talk with you and introduce you to the individuals that have direct involvement.

Last Sunday, at the Annual Parish Meeting,

we elected the following new Vestry members:

Connie Coralli

Barb Pettitt

Loretta Vail

Jelani Valdez

A very special "Thank You!"

to our off-going Vestry Members

who served us so faithfully for the past three years:

Molly Graves

Nancy Bruce

Nigel Poland

Judah Sali

Click here for New Vestry Biographies
Click here for the 2022 Annual Parish Report


MAY 13, 2023



The High Tea is a fun, social event at St. Bede’s. The silent auction and raffle are not only popular but an important part of a successful outcome. Donations of a gift basket or item/s to include in a basket are needed. Please label your donations High Tea and leave in the office. We will begin work on the baskets mid-March. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

Guild Room Remodel

The guild room in the Mission Wing has undergone an update with new paint, floors, cabinets and sinks. Thanks to all who contributed time and money to this project and to the Sisters of Bede who contributed proceeds from several fundraising efforts. A special thanks to Jeff Swoope whose extraordinary gifts of time and talents allowed us to complete this project in such a professional and economical manner. The room is available for projects where being messy or creative is the order of the day. Be sure and stop by and see how it looks. It is fabulous!



The “Connect” Center was created to serve as “communication central” for St. Bede’s.

This designated space in the Commons is all about us!

A place where information can be distributed,

you can learn about St. Bedes, drop off donations,

and sign up for group opportunities.


Each week the E-News will highlight one aspect of the Connect Center.

Today’s feature – Donations/Collections

The Bible tells us to “love your neighbor.”

A simple way to love your neighbor is to ask what they need and provide it. St. Bede’s members often gather needed items, such as clothing for a family who has just experienced a home fire or diapers for homeless mothers.

The Connect Center is where these items are dropped off. Having a centralized gathering area not only keeps the Commons neat, but prevents donations from getting misplaced or lost.

When a group or individual is starting a collection/donation, just give the details to Barbara Helms. She will see that a bin or area is designated and labeled for the those items.

Remember to explore the Connect Center to see what activities are planned for the near future.


Watch for next week’s update!


Watch for next week’s update!

Pledge Campaign Update

Thank you to all who have returned their 2023

"God's Blessing's Flow" pledge cards!

As of March 16, we have received

78 pledges totaling $407,000.

Thank You!

If you have not yet made your pledge

to support the mission and ministry

of St. Bede's in 2023,

we would love to hear from you.

If you need a pledge card,

they are available on the table

near the Parish Office

or you can use the link below to pledge online.


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, March 27th

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

On Monday, February 27 at 2 pm we will be discussing

Slavery By Another Name by Douglas Blackmon

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.

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


I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown

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

Homecoming by Yaa Gyasi

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix by Ibi Zoboi

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelo

Mostly Mysteries Book Group

Monday, March 27 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. 

The Vestry has updated

gathering & masking


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

St. Bede's Prayer List

Prayers have been requested for:

Martha West

John Cottrell, brother-in-law of Jennie Couture

Elizabeth McCollam, daughter of Jennie Couture 

Tra Walker

Sarah Jane Ohl

Sam Cannon

Phil Needham, brother of Miriam Needham

Helen Hernandez and her son Derek, friends of  

     Claudia Fedarko 

Willie Diaz, husband of Nora Cruz- Diaz

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

Wallace Victor Simmons, brother of Jerry Simmons

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

Mary Rodriguez

Margie Klein, mother of Jody Klein

Nancy Waring

Andy Matia, friend of Ann Foote

Jim Ohl

Frances Bowen

Sydney Lund

Ann Foote

Cameron Maddox

For those who have died:

Lynn Edgar, mother of Beth Cannon

Donald Bee, cousin of Suzanne Shapiro

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


Joshua Bowers

Will Grimm

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 


3/19    Jody Klein

3/20   Sam Cannon

3/21    Bryce Cannon


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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