​​​Mass on the Grass
Sunday, September 18, Church grounds & Zoom
Ice cream social, sidewalk art, games & ministry fair to follow the service

The Voice of One, the Musical
Saturday, October 8, 7:30pm, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (6300 SW Nicol Road Portland, OR 97223)

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Portland is excited to announce the world premier of a new musical written by Fr. Robert Bryant and Scot Crandal about the life of their patron saint, John the Baptist! As part of our new “Becoming” formation program, St. Bede's invites you to attend with us on Saturday, October 8 at 7:30pm. General Admission is $30 and can be purchased at thevoiceofonemusical.com. Tickets go fast! Purchase your tickets soon if you are interested. At a later time, there will be a separate sign-up sheet in the narthex to help us know who plans to attend so that we can sit together.

Advent Lessons & Carols
Sunday, November 27, 5pm, Church & Zoom
On the first Sunday of Advent, we will offer a liturgy 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.

Christmas Eve Service 
Saturday, December 24th, 5pm

"Do not be afraid; for see--I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord." Luke 2:10, NRSV

Other upcoming Activities

  • January – TBD
  • February – TBD
  • Sunday, March, 3pm – Spring Spruce-up at Cornelius Elementary
  • Sunday, April 2, 3pm – Palm Sunday Prayer Walk
  • May – TBD

Becoming Family
Monthly Activities and Service Projects to participate in and build our church family.

Becoming the People of God

Beginning September 18: Sundays at 9am | Please sign-up in advance

Weekly intergenerational formation and projects for children, youth, and adults (all ages welcome!)

​​“Becoming” Christian Formation Program

​Summer is winding to a close, and if you are like me you are looking forward to some cooler temperatures as we settle a bit closer to home. Summer can be a time of getting lost in the world, in many good ways. I hope that amidst our spiritual or physical travels we have also had some actual and spiritual homecomings in the continued call of Christ upon our lives. I hope we have had the opportunity to find and be found by God in new and life giving ways this summer.

Whatever our experience and wherever we have been, St. Bede’s – as Christ’s Body – welcomes us back to church as we grow together this year with the theme “Back to Basics.” In our BAC discussions we have noticed together lately the toll the pandemic has exacted from our parish life together. This is why we developed the theme “Back to Basics,” for our new focus in this year of learning. We hope to use this academic year to rediscover our Episcopal worship together by learning about and expressing our faith in new and exciting ways.

Jesus continually calls us back from waywardness into communion with God and our neighbors. We are excited to share St. Bede’s new, intergenerational “Becoming” Christian formation program with monthly targeted adult formation opportunities as you will see below.  We’ll be focussing on revitalizing our worship through mentoring and making congregational connections. Please see the enotes for our zoom link and password and contact the office if you are not receiving our enotes.

May God bless us as we focus on the basics of our faith in Christ together this academic year.

Every grace,

The Rev'd Marlene Mutchler, Vicar


in-person and via Zoom when possible


1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR

office@bedesinthegrove.com | 503-357-5300

Benedict and Bede 
Second & Fourth Mondays at 5:30pm, location varies

​​Becoming Library Patrons of Godly Play

Beginning this fall families will be able to check out Godly Play sets through our library. Learn more about Godly Play here

Becoming Liturgists

Beginning October 2 with an instructed Eucharist.

Congregants will be invited to meet with other congregants and worship leaders to better understand the purpose and function of worship in our lives. More information will follow. Bedians will earn a bead for each conversation which they can collect and make a prayer bracelet, book mark, or whatever you decide.


Monthly Adult Forums

Second Sundays at 9am (except March & April), location TBD & Zoom

  • October 9 – William Temple House presentation by Carrie Hoops
  • November 13 – Advent Hymnody by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Nave (Main Sanctuary) & Zoom
  • December 11 – Becoming through Christmas, Leader TBD
  • January 8 – Becoming through Epiphany, Leader TBD 
  • February 12 – Becoming through Lent, Leader TBD
  • March 7-11 – Lenten Retreat at Mount Angel Abbey
  • April 9 – Easter: No class
  • May 21 – Becoming through Pentecost, Leader TBD

Benedict and Bede is a devoted group dedicated to growing together in Christ through the practices of Benedictine spirituality.

Please contact us if you are interested or have any questions.