My grandfather Edward taught me to fish from a motor boat on Florida’s 
Lake Okeechobee. We saw kingfishers, and alligators, and miles and miles
of everglades during our expeditions. I learned from him how to bait a hook and how to cast, especially how to snap the rod at the end to make the line fly out with that satisfying sound long into the water. I wasn’t great at fishing. I caught some fish. The point was more about being with Grandpa... 

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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

     **Coming in March!

Learn more about education opportunities

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


February 2020


1    Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, 8am, Fellowship Hall
      Plant Swap, 9am
      Congregational Discernment Retreat, 10am, Our          Lady of Guadalupe
2    Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
      Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
      Godly Play, 9am, Upstairs classroom
      Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary, including
      “Welcome to Newcomers”
      Outreach Committee after Church
      Worship Team, 11:30am
3    Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library
5    Holy Eucharist, 10am, Chapel
6    Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub              
Fellowship at Old Town Vault
8    Stitchery, 9am, Fellowship Hall
9    Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
      Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
      Godly Play, 9am, Upstairs classroom
      Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
10  Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library
12  Morning Prayer, 10am, Chapel
13  Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub     

      Fellowship at Old Town Vault
15  Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, 8am, Fellowship Hall
16  Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
      Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
      Godly Play, 9am, Upstairs classroom
      Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
      Pastoral Care Meeting, 11:30am
17  Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library
19  Holy Eucharist, 10am, Chapel
      BAC meeting 6:30am, Fellowship Hall
20  Evening Prayer, 5pm, Chapel, followed by Pub       

      Fellowship at Old Town Vault
22  BAC Retreat, 10am, in Banks (Kerry VZ’s office)
23  Morning Prayer, 8:30am, Chapel
      Adult Forum, 9am, Fellowship Hall
      Godly Play, 9am, Upstairs classroom
      Holy Eucharist, 10am, Sanctuary
24  Bible Study, 2:30pm, Library
25  Food Bank, 4pm, All Saints Church, Hillsboro

     Shrove Tuesday Pancakes and Games, 5pm,     

     Fellowship Hall
26  Morning Prayer, 10am, Chapel
      Ash Wednesday Services

          12pm, Chapel

          7pm, Sanctuary 

28  Stations of the Cross, 12pm, Sanctuary  

SERMONS

ST. BEDE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR

EDUCATION & FORMATION

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EVENTS


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner & Game Night   Tues Feb 25, 5pm

MESSAGE FROM OUR VICAR 

Join us as we celebrate the day before Ash Wednesday with pancakes and games. We will make pancakes and bacon at the church. Everyone is welcome to bring a small side dish to share.




More upcoming events

Annual Meeting, January 26, 2020

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