St. Bede Episcopal Church forms and strengthens Christians in the Anglican tradition. Through liturgy, daily prayer, and ministries, we serve each other and the world. We strive to know Christ more deeply and to bring others to his redeeming love and grace. All that we do is to the Glory of God the Holy Trinity.
St. Bede Church developed this mission statement to reflect who Christ is calling the congregation to be as members of his Church.
Worship is our top priority. We gather together each Sunday as a community to celebrate the Eucharist, and in smaller groups for Morning and Evening Prayer services. Our altar guild is dedicated, our organist and choir are faithful, and our readers and Eucharistic ministers exercise their ministry with reverence. Our Pastoral Care activities assure that all members of our congregation are cared for. Through our Outreach Programs we seek to serve the needs of those in the communities where we live. Finally, we offer Fellowship by welcoming newcomers, practicing hospitality, and offering opportunities for participation in the life of St. Bede.
OUR WORSHIP SERVICES
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We strive to know Christ more deeply and to bring others to his redeeming love and grace.
Lent & Holy Week at St. Bede's
Stations of the Cross
Fridays in Lent, February 24 – April 7
Noon – Nave
Palm Sunday – April 2
Palm Sunday Liturgy with Procession & Passion
Reading – 10am, Nave & Zoom
Palm Sunday Prayer Walk – 3-5pm, meet in
Maundy Thursday – April 6
Maundy Thursday Liturgy – 7pm, Nave & Zoom
Vigil at the Altar of Repose – Overnight, Chapel
Good Friday – April 7
Stations of the Cross – Noon, Nave
Passion Play at St. Anthony’s – 4:30pm, St.
Anthony’s Catholic Church (1660 Elm St)
Good Friday Liturgy – 7pm, Nave & Zoom
Holy Saturday – April 8
Holy Saturday Liturgy – 9am, Nave
Great Vigil of Easter – 8pm, Nave & Zoom
Agape Feast – after Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday – April 9
Holy Eucharist – 10am, Nave & Zoom
(No 8am liturgy today)
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8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I, Church
**Masks kindly encouraged at this service
A simple spoken service with traditional language
10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Church & Zoom
Liturgy of Holy Communion with music and hymns
7:30am Morning Prayer, Rite II, Zoom
8:15pm Compline, Zoom
A short and peaceful nighttime prayer service
*No Wednesday Service April 5
First, Third, & Fifth Wednesdays
10am Morning Prayer, Rite I, Chapel & Zoom
Second & Fourth Wednesdays
10am Holy Eucharist, Rite I, Chapel & Zoom
Traditional spoken Communion service. We also offer a special liturgy for healing including anointing with oil, offered to those who are suffering in body or mind.
5pm Evening Prayer, Rite I, Zoom
Pub Fellowship follows at around 5:45pm at Lindo Michoacan Mexican Grill (1931 Main Street)
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Our Mission is “We strive to know Christ more deeply and bring others to his redeeming grace”
St. Bede is a prayerful community offering opportunity for community prayer and study. These opportunities are not only on Sunday morning, but at various times throughout the week. With variety ranging from small group prayer, contemplative prayer, evening prayer and weekday Eucharist and bible study. The Sunday Adult Forum, offered before Eucharist, provides an opportunity for growth in our knowledge of Christ. The children are schooled in the principles of the faith in our small Sunday School.
Outreach is strong with committed members serving at the Inclement Weather shelter. Community Hands Up food pantry at All Saints Church in Hillsboro, Family Promise shelter for homeless families, the backpack program, providing weekend nourishment for children of need; Summer lunch program, providing lunches to children. St. Bede’s Relay for Life Team annually raises over $10,000 for the American Cancer Society. A Quilt and Prayer Shawl Ministry creates handmade wheelchair lap quilts for nursing home residents, as well as prayer shawls, which are given to individuals experiencing a life changing event such as illness, sorrow, or loss.
Hospitality is a keystone to the mission of St. Bede. Members are excited to welcome visitors and incorporate new members into their community. Following the Sunday service, visitors are welcome to share in the hospitality, good company and homemade treats of coffee hour. Coordinated through the Hospitality Committee, there are over 20 members who participate in this welcoming ministry. Members of St. Bede are very good at fellowship, caring for themselves and reaching out to others. St. Bede Church is a family church that cares about the growth and health of all its members. You will find hard workers who take seriously the responsibility to provide a place of worship, learning and caring in the Forest Grove community. The people of St. Bede know how to live, play and work well together for the betterment of the whole and for the spread of the Gospel.
ST. BEDE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR
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