UPCOMING EVENTS


Parking Lot Sale for Bedes of Sweat

Saturday May 25, 7am-4pm











We all have too much stuff! Support Bedes of Sweat and The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, and also get a few things out of the house and garage during our parking lot sale, located in the back parking lot of St. Bede's.


Here is now this will work:

  • Reserve a space
  • Make a $15 donation to the American Cancer Society to confirm your space
  • Bring items to sell and set up your space.
  • Sell all your own items
  • Clean your space after the sale


Spaces are limited! Contact Mary Jo Morelli at 503.357.  0223 or emailto reserve your spot or ask a question.



Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp

July 22-27











Children and youth in grades 1-12 are invited to Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp in Sisters, Oregon July 22-27. Click here for more information and registration.

Palm Sunday at St. Bede

Care Partners Hospice & Palliative

Study of the designated Collect and liturgical readings for each Sunday.    

GODLY PLAY












​Godly Play is continuing through Eastertide with stories of Jesus resurrected; Baptism, Trinity, and Gifts of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.​


The last Sunday of the school year will be June 9, 2019, Pentecost Sunday. We will begin again Sunday, September 8, 2019.

We strive to know Christ more deeply and bring others to his redeeming grace.

Christ Is Risen!

 Affordable healthcare from a faith   perspective. Led by Pamela Lyons.

M A Y

Alleluia!

ST. BEDE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR


MESSAGE FROM OUR VICAR


Blessed Eastertide!


What, you may ask, is Eastertide and what is its purpose in our Liturgical year? How do we Episcopalians celebrate Eastertide uniquely?


I am glad you asked! There is a lot that Eastertide can teach us. As many of you have probably picked up, the church calendar is really important to Episcopalians because it orients our focus on the life of Christ. It puts our lives and times side by side with Jesus’, especially Christ’s paschal mystery in his life, death, and resurrection. Sometimes the economy of our salvation can be too much to absorb as a whole. It can be helpful to take smaller bites.


Take the season of Eastertide for example. Eastertide begins on Easter and lasts fifty days, until Pentecost (also known as Whitsunday). The word for Pentecost comes from the Greek word for fifty. As much as Lent is seen as a time of prayer, fasting and repentance, Easter is a time of Joy and thankfulness for God’s work in Christ. You may have heard Eastertide, which was the first season of our church year to develop, referred to as the “great fifty days.” Sometimes it’s easy for folks to forget, amidst the austerity of Lenten fasting that Easter is a time of feasting and celebration lasting the fifty entire days!


One of the opportunities we have in Eastertide is to understand more fully the meaning for us of the Passover as taught in the Hebrew Scriptures. We, like the Hebrews, have been delivered from sin and death in Christ’s offering for us. As the readings in the season remind us, we are no longer slaves but a kingdom of priests serving our God. Our lectionary during Easter suggests reading from the Acts of the Apostles rather than the Hebrew Scriptures, followingan early pattern of the Church fathers and others during the season of Easter. Most of the readings from Acts during Easter offer apostolic homilies on the Resurrection. In year C of our lectionary cycle, which happens to be this year, we read from Revelation, an ancient Easter season custom of the Gallican Liturgy. These readings from Revelation connect us to Resurrection, the communion of saints, and the life to come.


Because for us Episcopalians and some other liturgical traditions, Easter is not just a day but a season, we sing Easter hymns throughout this time as a reminder of our Easter joy. Our current prayer book makes a point of emphasizing “the great fifty days” in our opening acclamations, added “alleluias” during the Eucharistic prayer and at the dismissal. For those who love Morning Prayer, there is a special invitatory for Easter. In this way we see that Easter is not the capstone of God’s redeeming work, but a beginning.


It is my great joy to serve with you at St. Bede. Our congregational discernment committee begins meeting this week to begin the process of discerning how the Holy Spirit may be leading our church community. Please keep us in your prayers. I feel we are on the verge of new beginnings together as we seek to live out the meaning of Christ’s Resurrection with one another in Forest Grove.


Alleluia Christ is risen!


Marlene+



OUTREACH


Community Hands Up Food Pantry Needs Your Help!​











Most of the food for the Community Hands Up food pantry comes from the Oregon Food Bank, and lately that has been in short supply. Donations supplement the food and provide non-food items such as personal care products, diapers, and toilet paper. Foods in short supply are hearty soups, dinners such as macaroni and cheese and chili, tuna, canned fruits, and canned vegetables, especially corn. ​


You can help by joining our team, donating food and supplies, or making a monetary donation. We greatly appreciate your help! 


CELEBRATIONS AND EVENTS

MAY 2019


1     Holy Eucharist, 10am, Chapel
2     National Day of Prayer, 6am-1pm, Thatcher Park
       Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub 

       Fellowship at Old Town Vault
4     Brotherhood of St. Andrew, 8am, Fellowship Hall
5     Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
       Godly Play. 9am, Upstairs Classroom
       Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
       Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
       Pot Luck after service in Fellowship Hall
6     Bible Study. 2:30pm, Library
7     Game Night, 6:30, Fellowship Hall
8     Morning Prayer, 10am, Chapel
9     Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub     

       Fellowship at Old Town Vault
11   Stitchery, 9am, Fellowship Hall
12   Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
       Godly Play. 9am, Upstairs Classroom
       Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
       Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
13   Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library
15   Holy Eucharist, 10am, Chapel
       BAC 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall
16   Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub   

       Fellowship at Old Town Vault
17   Women’s Beach Retreat (through Sunday)
18   Brotherhood of St Andrew, 8am, Fellowship Hall
19   Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
       Godly Play. 9am, Upstairs Classroom
       Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
       Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
20   Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library
22   Morning Prayer, 10am, Chapel
23   Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub     

       Fellowship at Old Town Vault
25   Bedes of Sweat Parking Lot Sale, 7am
26   Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
       Godly Play. 9am, Upstairs Classroom
       Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
       Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
27   Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library
28   Community Hands Up Food Pantry, 4pm,

       All Saints Church, Hillsboro
29   Morning Prayer. 10am, Chapel
30   Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub   

       Fellowship at Old Town Vault



ADULT EDUCATION AND FORMATION


Sunday Forums

Sundays, 9am


May 5            


May 12 & 19  



May 26,          ​​

June 2 & 9     


June 16          Who is the Altar Guild and what do they do?


Join us in the Fellowship Hall for the Adult Forums each Sunday.



Monday Bible Study

Mondays, 2:30-4pm


The Bible study group continues to read We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLaren. This study is providing tools and space to talk about life’s journey in terms of themes and teachings of the weekly lectionary readings. We enjoy this time together and welcome anyone who would like to visit and decide if this is something they would find exciting and refreshingly new.


This group will break for the summer on June 17th.