ST. BEDE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR
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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!
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, La Sierra Mexican Restaurant.
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.
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. This is the collect for Proper 17 for Sunday, August 21. I especially love the petition to “increase in us true religion.” That may be essentially the work of our lives as Christians. Read more
E V E N T S
COMMUNITY LIFE & FELLOWSHIP
MESSAGE FROM OUR VICAR
Advent Hymn Study
Sunday, November 13, 9am, Nave & Zoom
Our organist and music director, Dr. Jeannine Jordan, will lead us in a study hymns to prepare for the Advent season, which begins on Sunday, November 27. We will be learning together the hymns we have planned for the Advent season. Be ready to learn and sing! *Please note: The 8am service will take place in the chapel this day to allow for set-up in the nave.
This class is part of our second-Sunday adult forums. This event takes places in the nave (main sanctuary), and on Zoom. To find the nave, enter through the glass double doors on either the front or the back of the church. For the Zoom room, please see your E-Notes or contact us.
Advent Lessons & Carols
The First Sunday of Advent, November 27 at 5pm, Church & Zoom
On the first Sunday of Advent, we will be offering a service of lessons and carols to welcome this season of "now and not yet" as we celebrate Christ’s first coming among us in the incarnation and await his future coming in glory. This service will feature Scripture readings, hymns, organ solos, and vocal solos/duets in the theme of Advent.
At St. Bede's we offer spiritual formation for adults and children alike.
EDUCATION & FORMATION
Advent Book Study: Love Is the Way
Wednesdays in Advent, 11/20-12/14 (12/21 tentative), Fellowship Hall & Zoom
We will be studying together Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s book "Love is the Way," which may be purchased through a bookseller of your choice. We will conclude each class by praying compline together at 8:15pm. You are welcome to join us for class, compline, or both.
See 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.
Advent Wreath-Making Party
Sunday, November 20, after 10am liturgy
Prepare for the season of Advent with us during our Advent wreath-making party. There will be plenty of greens, along with wreath forms and candles for sale. There will also be devotional materials to take home and use when you light your candles each day. On the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, a candle is lit, each with a different symbolic meaning. Supplies will be available to purchase at the time of the party.
Thanksgiving Day Holy Eucharist
Thursday, November 24, 10am, Nave & Zoom
This will be a special service of Holy Eucharist in honor of Thanksgiving. The word "Eucharist" comes from the Greek word εὐχαριστία, (translit. eucharistía), meaning "Thanksgiving." One of the things that we do each time we celebrate the Eucharist is partake in this supreme act of gratitude to God, just as Jesus gave thanks when he broke bread with his disciples.