ST. BEDE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR

The Presentation of our Lord  Feb 2, 2020

By the Rev'd Marlene Mutchler


If you have ever read Leviticus, you might be amazed at the carnage. There are a lot of rules about making appropriate sacrifices and offerings. Burnt offerings, meal offerings, peace offerings, sin offerings, trespass offerings. Sacrificing for this and for that.  Offering the first fruits of the field.  Offering sacrifices for things I would never have thought of, like for having a child for instance. The temple was essentially a slaughterhouse in Jesus’ day. I am told that there was a special channel on the altar to allow the blood to drain away. Once, when reading through Leviticus for my Hebrew Scriptures class, I was stunned by the bloodbath portrayed.  What an amazing amount of gore there must have been in the temple...

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CELEBRATIONS AND EVENTS


March 2020


1    Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
      Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
      Godly Play, 9am, Upstairs classroom
      Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
2    Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library
4    Holy Eucharist, 10am, Chapel
      Lenten Soup Supper, 6pm, Fellowship Hall
5    Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub   

      Fellowship at Old Town Vault
6    Stations of the Cross, noon, Sanctuary
7    Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, 8am, Fellowship Hall
8    Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
      Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
      Godly Play, 9am, Upstairs classroom
      Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
9    Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library
11  Morning Prayer, 10am, Chapel
      Lenten Soup Supper, 6pm, Fellowship Hall
12  Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub    

      Fellowship at Old Town Vault
13  Stations of the Cross, noon, Sanctuary
15  Stitchery, 9am, Fellowship Hall
15  Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
      Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
      Godly Play, 9am, Upstairs classroom
      Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
      Pastoral Care Meeting, after church


All worship services and meetings below that take place at the church are canceled or moved to a virtual format through 4/14 until further notice as precautions against the coronavirus pandemic.


16  Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library
17  BAC, 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall
18  Holy Eucharist, 10am, Chapel
      Lenten Soup Supper, 6pm, Fellowship Hall
19  Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub    

      Fellowship at Old Town Vault
20  Stations of the Cross, noon, Sanctuary
21  Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, 8am, Fellowship Hall
22  Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
      Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
      Godly Play, 9am, Upstairs classroom
      Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
23  Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library
24  Food Bank, 4pm, All Saints Church, Hillsboro
25  Morning Prayer, 10am, Chapel
      Lenten Soup Supper, 6pm, Fellowship Hall
26  Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub   

      Fellowship at Old Town Vault
27  Stations of the Cross, noon, Sanctuary
29  Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
      Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
      Godly Play, 9am, Upstairs classroom
      Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
30  Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library

SERMONS

The Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. (Genesis 12:1, NRSV). Do you remember the first time you left your parents’ home? Most of us may have been in our early teens or twenties. I can well see this tender time of transition - of hopefulness and trepidation, of the call of the open road and the unseen potholes in it - because my own kids are navigating the leap from the nest. Abram, soon to be Abraham, was an old man by the time he
was called from his father’s house...

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At St. Bede's we offer spiritual formation for adults and children alike.


Sunday Adult Forums  Sun 9am

     New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton, Upper Room

     Weekly Lectionary Discussion, Chapel

Godly Play  Sun 9am 

Monday Bible Study  Mon 2:30pm

Wednesday Class: Way of Love  Wed March 4-April 1, 6pm

  

Learn more about education opportunities

M A R C H

MESSAGE FROM OUR VICAR 

For our second annual community Palm Sunday Walk, instead of walking all together, we offer a self-guided walk to the various churches in Forest Grove, with prayers along the way. We will have sheets available with a map to guide you.

Please come walk and pray with the Christian community in Forest Grove.


More upcoming events

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner & Game Night, February 25, 2020

CURRENT NEWS

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

EDUCATION & FORMATION (**Canceled through April 14**)

EVENTS


Forest Grove Palm Sunday Community Walk  Sun April 5, self-guided in the afternoon