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

Our parish administrator will be

on silent retreat next week.

Office volunteers will be

covering phones and checking email.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

The Feast of Pentecost

Please join us as we gather together

to worship God this Sunday!

Combined Multilingual Worship

in English and Spanish

in the Nave at 10 am


This week there will be no worship

in the afternoon this Sunday

and then, beginning Sunday, June 4,

afternoon worship in Spanish

will move to 2:30 pm for the Summer.

We will also be streaming our worship live


St. Bede's YouTube Channel

Make a gift to St. Bede's

by clicking here.

It's not too late to register

for the Pentecost Potluck!

Please try to let us know that you are coming

by today (Friday) at 2 pm.

St. Bede's will provide drinks, fried chicken,

and a vegetarian option as an entree

and all are invited to contribute a salad, side, or desert.

If you have special dietary requirements,

please feel free to make a dish to share

that meets your special needs

or just pack a lunch and join us. 

We just want folks to be together!


Also on Pentecost...

Do you speak another language

or can you read one phonetically?

Consider joining in reading a portion of the Lesson from the Acts of the Apostles on Pentecost. At one point in the reading of the lesson, members of the congregation will all break out into reading a portion of the lesson on multiple tongues simultaneously - as described in the lesson itself. It will sound like a cacophony of voices speaking multiple languages simultaneously - just like the Pentecost event itself. So, you don't have to be completely accurate or proficient - just wiling to give it a try. Please see the link below for more instructions.


Sunday Formation

for all ages

is on break

for the Summer.

Please check E-News

for any special

formation opportunities

that may be announced

during the Summer.

Thanks to All

Who Participated

in the High Tea

St. Bede's 13th Annual High Tea was a wonderful event. Lovely flower arrangements and fine china transformed the parish hall into a beautiful setting.

Attendees enjoyed delicious savories and sweets and copious amounts of tea. The silent auction and raffle were highlights of the day and provided entertainment.

We are happy to announce the event grossed $5,000. Clarkston Community Health Clinic, Inc. is the designated recipient of the tea proceeds.

The tea is a wonderful opportunity for our neighbors to visit St. Bede’s. It also provides an opportunity for St. Bede’s parishioners to become better acquainted with fellow parishioners and support a charity.

HEARTFELT THANKS to all who participated:

  • Bakers
  • Sandwich makers
  • Tea Servers
  • Donators of silent auction and raffle items
  • Basket makers
  • Setup and cleanup helpers
  • Attendees
  • Tea Committee

Loretta Vail & Fran Snider

Calling all 2023 Graduates!!

We are honoring all of our graduates and want to make sure that you are included. Please email Muriel Diguette and let us know from where you are graduating and what your plans are for the future (further study, career plans, etc.) This can be a graduation from any kind of school or study program. We will list all our grads in E-News.


Barb Pettitt will be graduating with a Masters in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Ashley Sali graduated from Hybrid Education in Greater Atlanta (HEGA) on May 20.

Samantha Cannon graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security & Emergency Management with a minor in Applied Psychology.

Johnny Klein graduated from UGA with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and a minor in Sports Marketing. He is completing an internship this summer and will start a Master’s degree program in Advertising and Marketing in the fall. 

Mike Lampros graduated from Georgia State University in December with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Philosophy, Economics, and Politics.

Carmie McDonald graduated from Candler School of Theology.

Jo Marie Lyons is completing/graduating from her 8th 4-year cycle of co-mentoring the St. Bede's EfM group with Lynnsay Buehler.  This represents 32 years as a co-mentor.

Community Engagement is now Outreach!

Outreach Meeting

Sunday, June 4

after the 10:00am service

Room C-101 (next to the kitchen)

Thank you to ALL

who have contributed

to the

NETWorks Eastertide

food drive!

This Sunday

is the Final Sunday

to contribute!

Many, many thanks to all of the very generous people of St. Bede’s who contributed to our food drive for Networks Ministry! We will wrap up our food drive on Pentecost, May 28. Your generosity is helping to feed our hungry neighbors. We are so grateful for your support! 

Our collection from May 14 and May 21!

Click Here for a Downloadable List

Outreach Adult Formation Concludes!

Many thanks to all who supported our four part Outreach Adult Formation series. We had great participation and ideas for volunteer opportunities. We were able to present checks to John Watson for the Clarkston Community Center and to David Fisher for Networks Ministry to support their work.

Our Presenters were:

David Fisher,

Executive Director of Networks Cooperative Ministry,

along with St. Bede’s members,

presented on May 21.

Click her for volunteer opportunities

with NETWorks

Tanya Heldman and Robin Barnsford

presented on May 7

on their lynching remembrance quilting project

on the 38 lynching victims in Fulton County.

Click here for a video on the project.

John Watson from the Clarkston Community Center

presented on April 30.

Click here for volunteer opportunities

with Clarkston Community Center

The Rev. Claiborne Jones and Dee Weems

presented on April 23

about Emmaus House.

Click here for volunteer opportunities

with Emmaus House

Here are a few photos of our presenters

Pledge Campaign Update

Thank you to all who have returned their 2023

"God's Blessings Flow" pledge cards!

As of May 25, we have received

88 pledges totaling $425,000.

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, June 26

We will be discussing this book at our June meeting.

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.

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


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, June 26 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!

The Parish Office is now open

Monday through Thursday

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

St. Bede's Prayer List

Prayers have been requested for:

Margie Klein

Kay Howington

Bill McLemore

Dixie Snider

Willie Diaz, husband of Nora Cruz- Diaz

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

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

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

Joshua Bowers

Will Grimm

We pray for those who have died:

June Williams, sister of Connie Coralli

Wallace Victor Simmons, brother of Jerry Simmons

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 

5/28 Will Mizell

5/30 Greta Grimm

 Please pray for the Vestry on Retreat this Saturday, May 27.

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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