Join us on Zoom!
Thomas Merton Book Study,9am
Godly Play, see below for the link to our videos
Through Sunday 5/31
Morning Prayer, 10am
Vicar's Drop-In Office Hours, 1pm-4pm
Game Nights, 6:30pm
How to Join
Please see our weekly E-notes or contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org for links to join.
Special Upcoming Events
Sunday, May 31 at 10am
St. Bede will be moving from Zoom Morning Prayer to Zoom Ante-Communion until we are able to open. We hope the change in liturgy will be more familiar and allow us to sing more hymns. Ante-Communion is the Liturgy of the Word from the Eucharist, without the Great Thanksgiving or communion of the people. It includes the first part of the Eucharistic rite through the prayers of the people.
Celebrate Pentecost with Us!
There are three ways to participate in Pentecost on Sunday, May 31st:
• You are invited to reflect on these readings and submit a photo or drawing of your impression. First Lesson: Numbers 11:24-30 Epistle: Acts 2:1-21 Gospel: John 20:19-23 OR You can submit a photo or drawing that represents, for you, an image of the Holy Spirit. Marlene+ would like to have both of these by Thursday, May 28th. Email them to her at email@example.com.This will give he time to put them together to use during the service on Pentecost.
• During the Pentecost service, you will be invited to respond each time the Holy Spirit is mentioned. Since you will be muted: wave a red cloth, fick your Bic, hold up a drawing of a fame, raise a candle, or wave a tinsel wand. (Tinsel wands will be available off the play yard fence, Sunday, May 24th.)
• PLEASE WEAR RED. We will take our Annual Pentecost Portrait ZOOM style. Stay for “Coffee Chat” after the service to be a part of the photo.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
I hope this note finds you well. As I have told many of you already, I was just having a case of abundant allergies with everything in bloom last Sunday, but I wanted to be extra careful and so asked Jane Besse+ to officiate Morning Prayer.
As we struggle to find our sea legs in the changing seas of COVID-19, there is some challenging news and some better news. Unfortunately, our worship will need to be modified, but our wonderful office administrator Kari Scheie and I have been busily working with Aaron Sackett, and Jeannine and David Jordan to find ways to continue meeting and worshipping together. We will even plan to sing together on Sundays! Please read carefully below and follow the instructions indicated to help us continue our practice of regular worship.
May God protect us and help us rise to the challenge us of these days ahead.
Here are some of the latest developments that relate to us as a church:
The Challenging News: All Face-to-Face Gatherings at St. Bede are Canceled through at Least April 14
This is due largely to the fact that Governor Kate Brown has recently banned gatherings of 25 of more people for the next four weeks. Additionally, our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry recently issued an open letter to the church in which he states in part, “Considering this changing landscape, I believe that suspension of in-person public worship is generally the most prudent course of action at this time, even during Holy Week and on Easter Day (my emphasis). Just to reiterate this means cancellation of all face-to-face worship gatherings, meetings, retreats, and events at the church through April 14 (Update 3/30/20:Face-to-face gatherings are canceled until further notice). We will continue to assess the situation to modify or extend any cancellations. Until then continue to reach out to Kari Scheie, our office administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org and 503–357–5300. Marlene can be reached at email@example.com and 503-357-5300 office, and 971-999-1847 cell.
The Better News: Join Us as We Gather Remotely!
The good news is that we now have a way for us to gather remotely for worship and other gatherings through a platform called Zoom, through which we can video chat and/or hold phone conference calls. We will even sing some hymns for morning prayer on Sundays.
Meetings which will take place on Zoom are as follows:
A special note for Holy Week services: Keep your Holy Week available! As many Holy Week services as possible will be held online. We will keep in touch with more details.
How to Join Us on Zoom
Be sure to give yourselves extra time in advance of your meeting or service especially if this is your first time using Zoom. Each week we will send you links to join our virtual meetings, which will be posted in our weekly E-Notes, on our website, and on our Facebook page (Update:we now only have two links for all our meetings! Please see the column below the red box for details.). We will also be sending out digital bulletins for our Sunday Morning Prayer service, which you can access online and print if you choose. The bulletins will also be made available on our E-Notes, website, and Facebook page.
Joining via Computer
Joining via Phone
Joining via phone is really easy. First, call Zoom at 1-301-715-8592. When a Zoom employee answers, please provide them with the 9-digit meeting ID number for the meeting you want to join. The employee will connect you to your meeting.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Service Changes for Sunday, March 15
The service of Holy Eucharist has been changed to Morning Prayer, which will be held at our usual time of 10AM. There will be no nursery care for children on this day.
All Worship Gatherings, Activities, and Meetings at the Church Canceled through March
As of Monday, March 16, all in-person meetings and worship gatherings that take place at the church will be canceled through the month of March. This includes:
We will continue to assess the situation to determine whether we need to modify or extend any cancellations.
We are currently working on developing a way to hold meetings and worship services digitally. Please be on the lookout for more details, which will be communicated here, through our E-newsletter, and on our Facebook page. You are welcome to contact the office if you are interested in receiving our E-newsletter if you do not receive it already.
If you are home-bound and require assistance, please let Marlene or one of our clergy know so that we may support you. Marlene’s pastoral cell phone number is 503-999-1847, and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Kari will be holding office hours M-W 11am-2pm and will be available to answer phone calls and emails to the church office.
We will continue to pray, love, and worship. We continue to love God and our neighbors, trusting that God is active and at work and loves and cares for us.
Deliver us, Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day. In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Marlene+ & Kari
Stay in Touch
All face-to-face church gatherings are canceled until further notice as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic.
Join us remotely on Zoom. More information below.
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ST. BEDE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR