JANUARY 13, 2022 | VOLUME 34, ISSUE 2


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2nd Sunday after The Epiphany

Sunday, January 16, 2022


Isaiah 62:1-5

Psalm 36:5-10

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

John 2:1-11

Preacher: The Reverend Ryan D. Newman


Commemorating the Life and Ministry of MLK

Exodus 3:7–12

Psalm 77:11-20

Luke 6:27-36

Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Akani Fletcher

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Sunday, January 16th

Commemorating the Life and Ministry of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Monday, January 24th

Vestry Meeting

7:00PM | Zoom

Saturday, February 5

Sisters Venue - Downtown Private Art Tour

9:00AM - 2:00PM

Sunday, February 6

Grass Roots Neighbors Outreach

1:30PM & 5PM Service Slots

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30AM

Currently on Zoom Only

Evening Prayer

Wednesday | 7:00PM

Currently on Zoom Only

Education Forum

Wednesday | 7:45PM

Currently on Zoom Only

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This Sunday, during our 10AM liturgy, we will commemorate the life and ministry of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St. Bede’s own; the Reverend Dr. Akani Fletcher will deliver the sermon. Frank Basile and the St. Bede’s Choir selected special hymns and music for the service.

In 2007, the then Presiding Bishop The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori wrote these profound words about King’s legacy and our call to continue his work through the Church: 

“Our brother Martin had a dream, a dream born in the story of a people led out of slavery and oppression. He labored mightily to bring that dream to reality, to liberate a people still in chains and shackles 100 years after their legal deliverance. You and I know that nearly 40 years after his death we still have not fully achieved that dream. Some still live in oppression because of the color of their skin. Some still live in oppression because of their national origin and heritage. Some have arrived on these shores to work because we want their labor, but they live in oppression because we are not willing to allow them to become free and equal citizens.

The gospel is about the love God has for all of us. Week by week, we promise to show that love to the world by the way we live and act. Dr. King was a powerful witness to the ability of love to change the world – that radically non-violent form of gospel love. It means loving yourself and recognizing the image of God in yourself, and then doing the same with others. It’s not rolling over and playing dead, it’s not going along to get along. It is expecting the best of yourself and other people, but doing it in a way that builds up that image of God, that insists that we and others can grow up into the full stature of Christ.”

When we gather on Sunday, we will not only celebrate Dr. King and his legacy, but the Holy Spirit will also invite us to examine how our hearts and lives embrace and embody Dr. King’s Gospel-centric vision for humanity. Each day, it is my hope and prayer that we, the St. Bede’s family, will live even more fully live into our baptisms and strive every day to align our hearts, minds, and souls with these Gospel imperatives: 

  • We will serve and advocate with and for our friends, neighbors, and strangers who are marginalized and most vulnerable. 

  • We will build authentic relationships with members of the greater community, especially those who have the greatest need and those who have historically been marginalized or oppressed.

  • We will partner with other organizations, public agencies, advocacy groups, and community leaders that value, embody, and live out selfless service and respect the dignity of every human being.

  • We will confront evils like racism, hatred, and indifference, and ensure that everyone who walks onto our campus and those we serve in the community feel safe, accepted, seen, and heard.

  • We will engage in the challenging and vital work of anti-racism training and racial reconciliation within the church, the broader community, and the nation. 

  • We will share God’s unconditional love and redeeming grace with all of God’s creation.

  • My brothers and sisters in Christ, Dr. King’s life and ministry is another prophetic reminder “that which we embrace, we ought to embody.”

We will, with God’s help!

The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

Interim Pastor


On Tuesday, the Vestry announced that St. Bede's would shift Sunday worship into a hybrid format, offering in-person and online at 8:00AM and 10:00AM.

In addition, we will resume the service of Holy Eucharist, and there will be a "drive-thru communion" option for those attending worship online. However, all other meetings and gatherings throughout the week will continue to be online-only! There will be no coffee hour or social gatherings after the 8AM or 10AM services. To learn further details, please read the full announcement.


To attend Sunday services online, please visit the St. Bede's Website. Services are also available live and archived on St. Bede's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

Service programs can be viewed and downloaded on St. Bede's Website.

Please remember, do not come to church if you do not feel well or have any COVID-19 symptoms.

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The beautiful floral arrangements in the Church and maintaining the Sanctuary light shining are funded through the generous donations of the congregation. Flowers are typically given in thanksgiving for a person(s) or blessing in life, in memory of departed loved ones, or simply to rejoice in the Glory of God! 

We invite you to enhance the beauty of our magnificent sanctuary by donating to support this ministry in 2022. The suggested donation for flowers is $30 and for keeping the Sanctuary light shining is $10.

To donate, please either fill out the online form or utilize the donations envelopes available in the narthex on the credenza. Payments can be made either online or by check. Checks can be delivered on Sundays or mailed to the Church office. Please put “2022 Flower/Light Donation” in the check memo line.

If you wish to have a particular Sunday where your donation is celebrated/memorialized, please provide that information either in the online form or on the donation envelope.

Please Note:

  • There are no flowers during Lent & Holy Week (March 2 – April 15, 2022)
  • Advent Greens replace the flowers during Advent (November 27 – December 24, 2022)
  • Special offerings are organized for flowers on Easter Day (April 17, 2022) and Christmas Eve (December 24, 2022). 



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?

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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.



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The Annual Meeting of the Congregation scheduled for Sunday, January 23, 2022, has been postponed. Our goal is to host this meeting in a hybrid format before the end of February.

Hopefully, delaying the meeting into February will allow for greater in-person attendance and enable us to gather socially after the meeting. The Quill will provide updates on the Annual Meeting schedule.

Cartoon: "The Annual Parish Meeting" by The Rev. Jay Sidebotham and the Church Pension Group.


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The Friends of Music Concert on Sunday, January 16, Mariachi Arcoiris de Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, is postponed due to the COVID-19 surge in Los Angeles.

St. Bede's will announce a new date at a later time.


“Deep River”

Words: Traditional African-American Spiritual Music: Trad., arr. Carl Haywood

“'Little' Prelude And Fugue In C Major, BWV 553”

Music: attrib. Johann Sebastian Bach


A newsletter serving the Diocese of LA

Bishop Taylor ordains 5 to priesthood at St. John's Cathedral

[Los Angeles, CA] The Diocese of Los Angeles welcomes five new priests, ordained Jan. 8 by Bishop John Harvey Taylor (at back center in photo) in a service at St. John's Cathedral. The sermon was delivered by Tom Carey, vicar of Church of the Epiphany, Los Angeles (back right). Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy (second from left) and Associate for Formation & Transition Ministry Norma Guerra (center) also participated in the service. Ordinands, from left, are Joshua Nathanael Francoeur Paget, Guy Anthony Leemhuis, Katherine Y. Feng, Julie Anne Lovelock Beals, and Jose Luis García-Juárez. The service may be viewed on the diocesan Facebook page, or on the cathedral's Facebook page or YouTube channel. Photo: Bob Williams

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration


The Diocese of Los Angeles and its Program Group on Black Ministries will present the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration online on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4PM Bishop John Harvey Taylor will be celebrant, and Bishop Deon Johnson of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri will preach at the virtual service.

Livestreamed on the Diocesan Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

View the Latest Edition of "The Episcopal News"


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In Epiphany service and Lincoln Memorial speech, presiding bishop calls nation to wake from ‘the nightmare of Jan. 6’

In a livestreamed Jan. 6 worship service from Washington, D.C., that marked both the Feast of the Epiphany and the first anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, and later in an address to the nation from the Lincoln Memorial, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry called on Christians to reclaim the spiritual light that the holiday celebrates and reject the “deeper darkness” shown in the attack.

“Epiphany, at its deepest roots, is about the light and life and love of God,” Curry preached in his sermon at the Church of the Epiphany, just east of the White House. “And what happened here in this country that we love a year ago was not about light and love and life. And we are better than that. And we must declare it.”

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Gay, lesbian bishops meet online with archbishop of Canterbury ahead of Lambeth Conference

Four gay and lesbian Episcopal bishops, along with two from Anglican dioceses in Canada and Wales, spoke with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Jan. 11 in what they described afterward as “a very Christ-centered meeting,” as bishops across the global Anglican Communion prepare to attend the Lambeth Conference in late July and early August.

After the bishops’ Zoom meeting with Welby, Missouri Bishop Deon Johnson posted a screengrab of the meeting to his Facebook page. The participating bishops declined to comment further when Episcopal News Service inquired with their dioceses. The Diocese of Missouri later told ENS that the LGBTQ bishops had initiated the meeting.

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Church renews push to close Guantanamo as panelists cite continuing human rights ‘disaster’

Twenty years ago this week, the first detainees arrived at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of the Bush administration’s war on terror, launched in 2001 in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Since then, 780 people suspected of terrorist connections have been held at Guantanamo, but few were ever tried or even charged.

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Trinity Wall Street funds housing for homeless community college students

Trinity Church Wall Street, the Lower Manhattan parish that financially supports nonprofits and churches in New York City and around the world, is now funding an urgent need in its neighborhood: student housing. The church announced in December that it is granting $2 million to provide housing for homeless students enrolled at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

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Thistle Farms maintains focus on a crystal-clear mission

For two decades, the Nashville nonprofit has modeled organizational sustainability and growth while helping women recover and rebuild.

“I heard that you speak beautiful Spanish, right?” Becca Stevens asks Hannah. The two are talking on the second floor of a warehouse in west Nashville as Hannah works in the Global Partners division of Thistle Farms. How she perfected a second language, how she came to be having this conversation at all are part of a harrowing personal history that Hannah is working her way out of.

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Celebration of Life for Jeannette Young: Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 10:00AM at St. Bede's, Jannette passed away on December 1, 2021, at 91. She died of natural causes, peacefully surrounded by her family.

Digital Service Program Initiative: The initiative encourages congregation members to download the Sunday service program onto their mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Kindle, etc.) to minimize our overall environmental footprint. Our initial goal by Holy Week 2022 is to reduce our weekly printing output by 15%. Each week in The Quill, there is a link to the Service Program page on St. Bede’s Website. Programs are uploaded by Saturday evening and often earlier. A link to the page can also be found under the “Worship and Education” tab on St. Bede’s Website.

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