We strive to know Christ more deeply and bring others to his redeeming love and grace.
In June 2007, we held a large St. Bede's Day celebration. We had much to be thankful for – we paid off our mortgage, and it was nearly 50 years since the first Episcopal service was held in our community.
In 1959, Fr. Wallace Bradley of All Saints Church in Hillsboro received a phone call from a group of Forest Grove residents who were seeking help in organizing a mission. In early November of 1959, a parochial mission was organized. St. Patrick was the original name selected by the group. However, when informed of the name, Bishop Carmen vetoed the idea. Shortly after, Dr. Russell Roberts, recognizing the location in a college town, suggested that the mission be named in honor of the great 8th century scholar, the Venerable Bede.
On the first Sunday in Advent, November 27, 1959, the first service was held in Price Chapel on the Pacific University campus. Twenty-two people attended.
We came to our present location in 1981 with a move from a small chapel mid block on Cedar between 17th and 18th.
Bishop Advisory Committee
Diocesan Convention Delegate
Sunday School Instructor
Adult Education Coordinator
Clerk for the BAC
Small Group Leader
ST. BEDE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR
Benedict & Bede
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Stitchery (quilt, prayer shawl & mask-making ministry)
In Outreach and Community Development:
Community Hands Up Food Pantry at All Saints Church in Hillsboro
Bede's of Sweat - American Cancer Society
Quilt and Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Chain Member
Pastoral Care Committee
Food baskets given to families experiencing food insecurity
Feed My People garden tended by members to provide healthy fresh food to those in need
Volunteering at the FGSD summer lunch program for school children
Christmas Eve Celebration
Triduum of Easter
Pascal Easter Feast
Other Liturgical Feasts
Passion Week Observances
Bede's at the Beach Campout
Mass on the Grass
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Women's Retreats and Christmas Tea
Men's Retreat and Pentecost Breakfast
Lenten Study Group
Blessing of the Animals
Bede's of Sweat Relay for Life