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. 
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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 23, 2022

The Twentieth 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

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)

Reservations have closed,

but please join us

as there will be extra for any who come.

Nave Nuggets

Did you know?...

The words on our altar cross are the same that are over Bede’s tomb at Durham Cathedral, Durham, England? Come for our 25th Nave Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10 am and hear Ann Cowperthwaite, the designer and sculptor, tell her story of the vision and history of the cruciform.

Sunday Formation

for All Ages

Adult and Children's

Sunday Formation classes

will not meet this week

so that all may participate

in the luncheon

celebrating the

25th Anniversary of the Nave.

The Youth Class at 4 pm

will continue as scheduled.

Calling all youth!!

Join us on Sunday afternoons from 4-5 pm for an exciting and fun Youth Formation offering. This class will prepare folks for confirmation at the Cathedral on Sunday December 12th.  Please note, all are welcome to this class regardless of whether you kplan to be confirmed.  Participants are NOT required to be confirmed after attending all of the classes if they so decide.  This class will run on through December 11.

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


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 with receptions after worship at 10 am & 5 pm.

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.

An Altar of Remembrance

This year, as we celebrate All Saints'/All Souls' Days, a tradition returns - an Altar of Remembrance. While many cultures celebrate some festival for the remembering all the faithful departed, we  embrace this tradition from Mexico where these tableaux are set out in homes, churches, and in other community gathering areas around the time of Día de los Muertos - the Day of the Dead (All Saints'/All Souls' Day).


St. Bede's parishioners from all worship services are invited to bring photos of loved ones who have died to place on the altar that will be set up in the Commons (photos may be framed or unframed, and name labels help us all join in the remembrance). Other items representing loved ones who have died may also be placed there - favorite foods, a small article of clothing, or anything that brings that person to mind. Photos and other items may be placed on the tables set up to the left of the entry doors to the Nave any time between Sunday, October 23 and Sunday, November 6 and may be picked up any time after November 7.

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

Let There Be Light!

A very big THANK YOU to the team that spent last Friday replacing burnt-out bulbs and upgrading the Nave to brighter and more efficient LED lighting. 

This team was led by Jeff "Skywalker" Swoope (who replaced all 80+ bulbs himself, by hand) and supported by his "ground crew" Jan Swoope, Steve Hadler, and George Shingler. 

Thank you all so much!

Photos courtesy of Steve Hadler

The Vestry has adopted

updated gathering protocols.

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

A New Look For St. Bede’s!

Our exterior siding renovation project has been completed

and we have a beautiful new look!

We want to thank everyone

who has generously contributed to this project.

We are still hoping to raise another $13,500

(as of October 21)

to complete our fundraising goal.

If you have not yet contributed and are interested in making a gift to support this project, please know that there is a designated "Exterior Siding" fund on Realm or you may designate a check or other type of gift (stock, retirement distribution, etc.). Thank you!


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

Connie Coralli

Tom & Loretta Vail

David & Kim Padgett

Peter & Maggie Kottke

Orisha Parsons

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:

Kim Houston and her daughters Sophia and Olivia, friends of Beth Cannon

Sam Klein, grandson of Margie Klein

Bill & Margaret Crawley & family, friends of Lois Shingler

Michael Flanagan

Nicholas Albrecht, friend of Tom & Loretta Vail

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

Carmen Graciaa, friend of Laura Martin

Jim Poulos, husband of Carol Kemker

Helen Abraham

Fay Key

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:

Ann Smith, friend of Jim and Sarah Jane Ohl

Judy Sidbury, aunt of Richard Busch

Hector Laguna, friend of Nora Cruz-Diaz

Jose Segovia

Shirley Sutter, friend of Loretta Vail

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 


10/25:  Ron Ayler

10/26:  Lucy Vaughn

10/26:  Maggie Vaughn



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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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