August 16, 2023 | VOLUME 35, ISSUE 31


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The Transfiguration:

August 20, 2023


Isaiah 56:1,6-8

Psalm 67

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28

Preacher: The Reverend Jennifer Wagner Pavia

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Saturday, August 19: Neighbors 4 Neighbors is on hiatus.

Monday, August 21: Vestry meeting at 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 9: Memorial for Linda Guagliano


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Midweek Eucharist

Wednesdays | 7:00 PM


Adult Forum

Wednesdays | 7:45 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

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Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 3:33-35)


God took something essential for sustaining life, a universal staple for survival, and transformed it into an everlasting means of experiencing divine grace, for remembering God’s faithful love accessible by all of us.


Preparing Communion bread can be a spiritual exercise. The hands-on preparation of mixing and kneading, combined with the meditative nature of waiting on bread to bake, offers an opportunity for active contemplation. It's also fun!

The Holy Rollers, St. Bede's Communion bread ministry, invites you to experience the sacred art of making Communion bread for our worship services. No experience necessary and all supplies and equipment are provided.

This is a joyful ministry, and we are hoping that some newcomers will join us. We will likely meet monthly during the day to bake and once every two months to make the dough and bake a batch. Please let Reverend Jennifer or Susan Holder know if you are interested in joining our team and when you are available.

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Terese Lee 2023

Therese Lee, our neighbor who lives on the grounds of St. Bede’s, will return to L.A. for an encore performance of RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET which received the 2023 Bistro Award for Outstanding Autobiographical Show. The show recalls her days in Los Angeles as an entertainment reporter too broke to own a car, and shares what her interactions with some of Hollywood's biggest stars during that time did to change her life forever.

RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET includes an eclectic set of songs from such songwriters as Jerry Herman, Richard Maltby & David Shire, Cy Coleman, Diane Warren & Lady Gaga, Patty Griffin, John Prine and more. The show is back in Los Angeles after its premiere at Feinstein's at Vitello's, NYC performances at the Triad Theater and Don't Tell Mama, and performances in Palm Springs and Palm Desert.

Music Director Doug Peck is a Los Angeles based musician and educator. He has appeared in concert with artists like Renée Fleming, Heather Headley, Michelle Williams, Lupe Fiasco, Jessie Mueller, Shemekia Copeland, John Prine, Matthew Polenzani, Kristin Chenoweth, André DeShields, Tovah Feldshuh, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Ernestine Jackson, among many others.  The show is directed by Jeff Harnar, a multiple MAC, Bistro and Broadway World Cabaret Award winning Director, recipient of The Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award and was the 2022 Chicago Cabaret Professionals National Honoree. He has directed solo shows for Tovah Feldshuh and Rita Gardner and award winning shows for Celia Berk, Dawn Derow, Margo Brown and Josephine Sanges.

RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET plays at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Blvd.) Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 9PM.  There is a $20.00 Cover Charge with a $14 two drink minimum. Reservations can be made at 323-467-7444.

Therese Lee is a versatile performer who has sung in every genre from opera and art song (in five languages) to musical theater and the Great American Songbook, she has a BA in music from UCLA and has performed her own cabaret acts in Los Angeles at the Cinegrill, the Gardenia, Masquers Cabaret and Feinstein's at Vitello's. In 2019, she participated in Professional Track of the St. Louis Cabaret Conference, which gave her the opportunity to work with the finest members of the cabaret community from around the country, including Marilyn Maye, Jeff Harnar, and Faith Prince. BRAVO Therese for your outstanding career!

The St. Bede's backpack gathering

On Thursday, Aug. 10, parishioners gathered to assemble backpacks for foster care children in Los Angeles. St. Bede's has partnered with First AME Church for several years, and this year we were able to stuff 45 backpacks with back to school supplies and toiletries. After the assembly, participants gathered on the patio for fellowship and food.

Thanks to all who joined us-- and a special thanks to Janet Hartley, who worked her extreme magic and organizational skills before and during the event.



Are you planning to attend worship online and want an easy way to make a pledge payment? Do you want to ditch the checkbook and set up reoccurring payments? Are you looking for a convenient way to make a one-time special gift to St. Bede's?

Did you know you can make donations online to St. Bede's, securely and easily?

Visit the St. Bede's website and at the top of every page, look for the "Donate" button. When you click on the "Donate" button, you will be transported to St. Bede's Vanco eGiving and Payment Process Site.

Vanco is an industry leader in online payments. More than 40,000 churches, faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools, and educational organizations trust Vanco to securely complete transactions every day. Vanco complies with PCI Level 1 standards, the highest security standard in the payment processing industry.

You are invited to set up one-time or recurring gifts using credit, debit, or bank transfer on Vanco's secure payment processing platform. Giving online through the Vanco site saves time and the hassle of remembering to bring your offering. In addition, you decrease the expense incurred by St. Bede’s from handling and processing checks and cash.


Episcopal mobile ministry distributes necessities to people displaced by Maui wildfires

By Shireen Korkzan

[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Hawaiʻi’s mobile homeless assistance ministry is providing direct assistance on the island of Maui to residents who’ve lost their homes in the wildfires that have killed at least 99 people and destroyed more than 2,200 buildings, most of which were residential.

Volunteers from A Cup of Cold Water, the diocese’s Maui-based community outreach program, have been driving a van around the island to distribute toiletries, food and pet food, bottled water, clothing and other necessities to displaced people since a day after the wildfires started on Aug. 8.


Last week’s wildfires prompted the evacuation of more than 32,000 residents and tourists. More than 1,000 people remain missing.

The worst of the damage was experienced by Maui’s western community of Lahaina, population 12,700, where the now confirmed destroyed Holy Innocents Episcopal Church building had stood in historic Lahaina town since 1927. 

Diocesan leaders are still trying to contact members of Holy Innocents to make sure everyone is safe and has access to shelter and other immediate needs. Once everyone is accounted for, the diocese will assess the best ways to approach the cleanup process.


House of Deputies considers plan to finish most committee work online ahead of General Convention

By David Paulsen

[Episcopal News Service] Clergy and lay leaders representing a diverse range of progressive Episcopalians and Episcopalians of color are mobilizing against proposed changes to 81st General Convention scheduling and procedures that effectively would push most, if not all, legislative committee business online in advance of the in-person churchwide meeting.

The Deputies of Color, an umbrella group of members of each of the House of Deputies’ four ethnic caucuses, released a letter dated Aug. 12 that was addressed to churchwide leaders, warning that the proposals “would fundamentally change how legislative committees function.” A separate group known as the Consultation, which represents seven progressive Episcopal groups, issued a letter dated Aug. 14 raising similar concerns, saying the changes “would undercut the spirit of relationality that is the heartbeat of governance at the General Convention.”

Both groups urged their members and all deputations to review and comment on the proposals during a House of Deputies listening session scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern Sept. 8 on Zoom. They also can submit written feedback through an online form.

“We find ourselves in a transition that is touching and engaging all of us,” the Consultation said. It urged church leaders “to balance our desire for efficiency with the admission that the inefficiencies of inclusive processes can create space for voices and issues we need to hear, including the voice of the Holy Spirit.”


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