Welcome to St. Bede’s Episcopal Church

We are a welcoming faith community as diverse as the many faces of Santa Fe. Honoring every person as a child of God, we seek to walk with Christ, to love and serve those in need, in our own community and beyond. We worship in the Episcopal tradition and are nourished by prayer, study, and fellowship.

Somos una comunidad de fieles en la que todo el que lo desea es bienvenido, una comunidad tan diversa como las muchas caras de Santa Fe. Al honrar a cada ser como hijo de Dios, aspiramos a seguir los pasos de Cristo, a amar y servir a los necesitados de nuestra propia comunidad y más halla. Adramos según la tradición Episcopal y nos nutrimos espiritualmente de oración, estudio y hermandad.

Fall Peanut Caper and Raffle Ticket Sale

Sunday, October 26, after services

Matthew 25: 35
I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.

It’s time for the semi-annual collection of 18-oz. jars of peanut butter that are put in the grocery bags Food for Santa Fe distributes to needy families. The added nutrition and great taste are welcomed by those who are struggling to put food on the table. We are grateful for whatever you contribute…please bring one or more jars to the Common Room. Sale price of the Kroger brand at Smith’s on Pacheco is $1.79, probably the lowest in town!

Raffle tickets @ $5. each or 3 for $10. for a chance among 12 prizes for dining experiences at Santa Fe restaurants will be on sale in the narthex after Sunday services. Beders are past winners – ask Robert Bloom, Sandy Pitre and Ann Moon!

Adult Forums

Sunday, October 26, 9:15 am

As we approach the time of thanksgiving for all we have, we are reminded of those who have less. A top response in the recent parish survey indicates a concern for families who struggle to put food on the table. Learn what members of St. Bede’s and others are doing to alleviate hunger in Santa Fe. Susan Odiseos, president of Food for Santa Fe, will speak about widespread hunger among families and an increasing number of seniors on fixed incomes who face food insecurity.

Click here to visit Food for Santa Fe website.

Sunday, November 2, 9:15 am

Mother Catherine will lead the second in her seven-part series on “The Fundamentals of the Faith.” This Forum’s topic is the Book of Common Prayer.

Sunday, November 9, 9:15 am

Mother Catherine will continue discussion of the Book of Common Prayer, begun on Sunday November 2.

Sunday, November 23, 9:15 am

An explanation of the protocols and procedures for the Interfaith Shelter (these have not changed much from last year).

October 60+ Lunch

October’s 60+ Lunch will be Tuesday, October 28, at noon in the Common Room. Lunch is provided. For our program Janet Smith, RN will be giving an informational presentation on palliative care:

— a new subspecialty dedicated to the long-term care of people with chronic and perhaps life limiting diagnoses

— the origins and history of this movement

— how it differs from hospice care

— the vision for increasing access to palliative care in our community

Janet has worked in the Santa Fe community for the last 30 years. She took care of AIDS patients as a home care nurse in the 80’s and saw how a very simple model can deliver quality medical care to clients in their own homes. Her belief is that this model can be easily replicated today to serve our current population with serious illnesses.

We need one additional soup maker and one person to help with set up at 11:15 a.m. If you can help, please call Lydia at 989-1154.

Join us for good food and fellowship. All welcome!

Interfaith Shelter

St. Bede’s Will Host Two Weeks at Interfaith Shelter

The Interfaith Community Shelter opened its doors for evening guests this year on October 19, 2014.

Last year St. Bede’s hosted one complete week and part of another. This year, we have taken on two complete weeks:

Sunday, December 28, 2014, through Saturday, January 3, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015, through Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Sign up sheets for hosting will be posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall beginning Thursday, October 23.

The forum at 9:15 on November 23, 2014, will be devoted to explaining the protocols and procedures for the shelter (these have not changed much from last year).

Preparing the food at the shelter itself is highly recommended, both as a fun way to enjoy fellowship and a convenient alternative to ensuring the food arrives at the safe temperatures required by the New Mexico health department.

In addition to the hosting opportunities, other volunteer jobs at the shelter are available! Core teams have been formed which take care of critical tasks (registering guests and door watching for example) throughout the year. To volunteer contact the shelter directly:

Phone: (505) 795-7494
Address: 2801 Cerrillos Road

Carol Neelley is the coordinator again this year. Her contact information is carol@neelleylaw.com (505) 982-9251 (work) and (575) 770-0544 (cell).

Family in Need after Fire

Mr. Collins, Chaplain of the National Guard in Santa Fe, and his family have lost their home and all of their possessions in a house fire and need assistance. The family includes a teenager and two small children. We can help them with donations of essential items and with Target and other store gift cards. They need clothing, furniture, bedding, kitchenware and dishes until they can rebuild the house and get back on their feet. Please call Randa Phillips, 466-3839, for further detailed information on the family’s needs and to arrange delivery of items.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Mark Your Calendars: Thanksgiving dinner at St Bede’s was such a success last year that we have decided to do it again. We will need volunteers to cook a turkey (last year we had three), mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, other veggies, biscuits, dessert, etc. As we did last year, there will be several boards in the Common Room for people to sign up. There will also be forms to sign indicating who will attend and how many guests they intend to bring.

Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic cooperation. Contact Bill Stewart, Jim Vandernaald, or Shirley McNally for more information.

Welcoming the St. John’s Bible to the Diocese of the Rio Grande

A special ecumenical service ‘Welcoming the Word’, celebrating the wonderful gift of the St. John’s Bible Heritage Edition, will be held on Sunday, November 9 at 3PM at the Cathedral Church of St. John in Albuquerque. This service will feature special readings and music from a variety of faiths, all appropriate to mark this beautiful gift.

The Cathedral is seeking individuals who wish to be a part of the massed choir to join them for a choral workshop on Saturday, November 8 from 9:30am-Noon in Kaseman Hall.  Coffee will precede the rehearsal and lunch will follow. For more information please email stjohnsbible@gmail.com.  There is a $10 participation fee payable to Friends of Cathedral Music.