March 30, 2023 | VOLUME 35, ISSUE 11


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Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday

April 2, 2023


Matthew 21:1-11

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Philippians 2:5-11

Matthew 26:14-27:66

Psalm 31:9-16

Preacher: The Reverend Jennifer Wagner Pavia

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Saturday, April 1

Traditional Passover Seder at 6:00 PM

Sunday, April 2 - Saturday, April 8

Holy Week (No Adult Forum this week)

St. Joseph's Ingathering on April 2

Sunday, April 9

Easter Sunday, with Brunch following the 10:00 A.M Service

Saturday, April 15

Neighbors 4 Neighbors at 8 AM


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Midweek Eucharist

Wednesdays | 7:00 PM


Adult Forum

Wednesdays | 7:40 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

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The Sisters of Bede are pleased to host an Easter Brunch following the 10 AM service on April 9. Brunch will include gluten-free, dairy free, and vegetarian options. Donations will be collected in Luther Hall before the brunch. All proceeds benefit Friends of Music. 


Our St. Bede’s clothing table at Neighbors 4 Neighbors has been so hugely popular, we have been wiped clean of all men’s outer wear garments.  We welcome any and all donations, new or gently-used, specifically for men in all sizes. Hoodies are in greatest demand. Our next event is scheduled for Saturday, April 15. Donations may be left in the narthex. Thank you everyone!

Neighbors 4 Neighbors, which provides medical personnel, clothing, food and other services for unhoused people, is returning to St. Bede's on April 15. The work starts around 8 a.m.,with setting up, and continues until around 4 p.m. We are always looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks, including the sorting of clothing. For more information, please contact a member of the Mission Committee or click here.


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This past Saturday, March 25, Rea Crane and Annette Graw hosted an Italian Dinner that was such great fun, in addition to being delicious. This was yet another in a series of terrific Sisters of Bede venues. These wonderful events not only provide the Sisters a way of fundraising, but give our parishioners the opportunity to know each other better. We are all hungry for beautiful fellowship, love and laughter, in addition to stupendous food and creative experiences. Thank you to all the Sisters who are hosting venues this year!

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PRAYERS for our new RECTOR

For Jennifer from DOK

Our Daughters of the King president, Kathy Fairchild, welcomes our new Rector, Jennifer Wagner Pavia, with a Prayer Square, chock-full of loving prayers from parishioners.


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Serving the Diocese of Los Angeles

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Pilgrimage: Bishop Taylor, 'LA 25' explore Holy Land

Bishop John Harvey Taylor and a group of 24 other pilgrims from the Diocese of Los Angeles are nearing the end of an 11-day visit to the Holy Land. Taylor has chronicled the trip in his Facebook and blog posts, where he has emphasized that in spite of massive protests by Israeli citizens to recent actions taken by their government, the pilgrims are safe and continue to visit holy sites. The group is being guided by Qumri Pilgrimages, which has helped many Episcopalians and others explore Israel and Palestine. The pilgrims were warmly welcomed by Archbishop Hosam Rafa Naoum of the Diocese of Jerusalem, with which the Diocese of Los Angeles has a longstanding companion relationship. (Photos: courtesy of John Taylor)

Pilgrimage: Seeking meaning, community in the Holy Land

by John Harvey Taylor | Mar 24, 2023 | The Bishop's Blog

It’s a simple enough question, if not always easy to answer. What are we looking for in Jerusalem and Nazareth? At the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher? Wading in the Jordan River and sailing on the Sea of Galilee? What do we want to find here and bring home?

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As your editor of this week's eQuill, I want to say how meaningful it is to see Bishop Taylor and others from our diocese enjoying a beautiful pilgrimage in the Holy Land. I was so blessed to enjoy a very similar pilgrimage experience a month ago and I'd like to share a few of my photos. Directly below are rooftops in Jerusalem's Old City, showing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the upper right. Below that are the grounds at St. George's, where I and the Bishop's group stayed, followed by the St. George's Cathedral prayer. Blessings, ~Susan

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Left: St. George's Cathedral tower

Above: The Archbishop lives on the grounds of St. George's

Right: The grounds of St. George's

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Oregon churches respond to escalating homelessness, drug crises

By Jim Hinch

Since the pandemic, the state of Oregon has experienced one of the nation’s sharpest rises in homelessness and drug use.

Churches in the state are taking extraordinary measures to meet a relentless surge in need for food, housing and mental healthcare. They are partnering with public agencies and local non-profits, expanding feeding ministries, engaging in community development efforts, building their own affordable housing projects and even going to court to defend against community opposition to their ministries.

“The pressure has been enormous,” Oregon Bishop Diana Akiyama told Episcopal News Service. “The desire to serve is so strong and the need has been intensified.”

One church is going even further. Saints Peter & Paul Episcopal Church on Portland’s southeast side plans to bulldoze its entire campus and replace it with a four-story supportive housing and social service complex. The Rev. Sara Fischer, the parish’s rector, said she is “75% certain” the new building will include a consecrated Episcopal worship space, though plans are still being finalized.

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Kentucky church affirms LGBTQ+ inclusiveness against legislation targeting transgender care, drag shows

By David Paulsen

Republican lawmakers in state legislatures across the United States have proposed hundreds of anti-LGBTQ+ bills in recent years as they embrace culture war policies that are increasingly focused on limiting transgender rights and acceptance in schools, health care and other public spheres.

Among the laws passed so far this year are Tennessee’s prohibition on gender-affirming care for trans children and a separate state measure that outlaws drag shows on public property or in private venues accessible by children. Utah enacted its own law this year restricting the medical care available to children experiencing gender dysphoria, and in Arkansas, a new law has banned transgender students from using school restrooms that match their gender identity.

In Kentucky, where the American Civil Liberties Union has tracked at least 10 such bills introduced in this legislative session, members of Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Louisville are engaging with these issues while seeking ways of conveying a greater sense of welcome to LGBTQ+ residents and their supporters.

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