ST. BEDE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR
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MARCH 2023 GOOD NEWSLETTER
Brotherhood at St. Bede's Men's Group — First Saturdays at 8am at the church. All men are welcome!
Quilt & Prayer Shawl Ministry ("Stitchery") — Second Saturdays, 9am-noon at the church. All quilters, knitters, crocheters, sewers, and those interested are welcome. No meeting in December, July, & August.
Pub Fellowship — Thursdays at 5:30pm after Evening Prayer at Lindo Michoacan (1931 Main Street, FG)
Fellowship Dinners — Dates, times, and locations vary depending on the group. Contact us if you are interested in joining a small group that meets regularly for dinner for good food, company, and conversation.
Mount Angel Abbey, March 7-10
This is a joint retreat with St. Timothy's in Salem. We need to reserve the rooms now – the guest house fills up quickly during Lent. Please let us know if you are interested!
See our Good Newsletter, our Facebook page, or our weekly E-Notes for a detailed monthly and weekly schedule.
Zoom links are available in our weekly E-Notes. Please contact the office to be added to our email list.
St. Bede's Outdoor Work Party
Saturday, April 1 at 9:30am, church grounds
Everyone is invited to a fun outdoor work party! Activities will include general weeding around the church (bring favorite weeding tools), power washing front and rear entryways (we need 1 to 2 power washers/hoses), pruning lilac shrub on southwest corner of building (need pruners/loppers). and spreading compost mulch in Memorial Garden in preparation to plant ground cover (two wheel barrows, shovels and rakes). Besides coffee and cookies for all party goers, huge bouquets of pride and joy, that will never wilt, will be given out. Contact us if you have any supplies you would like to lend for the day.
Lenten Soup Supper & Bible Study on Philippians
Wednesdays, March 1, 15, 22, & 29, Fellowship Hall & Zoom
6pm – Soup and bread meal
6:30pm – Our vicar Marlene+ leads us in a Bible Study using the Philippians: N. T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guide. You may purchase a copy here or at your preferred bookseller.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays in Lent (February 24 – April 7), Noon, Nave
The stations of the cross are a series of 14 devotions based on moments in the suffering and death of Jesus during his crucifixion. This is a way to experience the radical upside-down world of the gospel. During this season of
Lent, the Church spends time focusing on Christ's journey of suffering and death in order to more fully appreciate and understand the beauty and miracle of Easter. This is an important part of our story.
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EDUCATION & FORMATION
COMMUNITY LIFE & FELLOWSHIP
Cornelius Elementary Spring Spruce-Up
Sunday, March 12 at 3pm, 200 N 14Th Ave, Cornelius
We will join the Forest Grove rotary to help spruce up the Cornelius Elementary School grounds!
Adult Forum: Second Home
Sunday, March 12 at 9am, Fellowship Hall & Zoom
Second home is a local housing program for homeless youth. Learn more at emoregon.org/second-home.
Read the latest issue of our newsletter here.
Contents: Message from our vicar, ministry updates, this month's calendar, and more!
At St. Bede's we offer spiritual formation for adults and children alike.
Learn more about our "Becoming" intergenerational Christian formation program for children, youth, and adults alike.
Lenten Soup Supper & Bible Study: Philippians
Wednesdays, March 1–29 (No class 3/8), 6pm, Fellowship Hall & Zoom
6pm – Soup and bread meal
6:30pm – Bible Study
Our vicar Marlene+ leads us in a Bible Study using Philippians: N. T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guide. You may purchase a copy here or at your preferred bookseller.