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.

Town Hall Meeting – August 2, 9:15 am

This Sunday, August 2, we will meet with our architect Vic Johnson at 9:15 am to see the latest plans for our renovation. It will be your opportunity to see the plans, ask questions, and say what you do or do not like in a way that truly affects the outcome.

It will also be one last time to hear me ask for every household to participate by making a promise about what you will give to the project over the next few years. After Sunday, you will not hear me say more about the capital campaign in church or in these Weekly Beacon columns, other than to give progress updates. There are so many other wonderful things our parish community is engaged in, I wouldn’t want to dominate their stories with only this one topic.

But giving to the Inheritance & Inspiration renovation campaign is one of the most influential decisions you will make in your lifetime. Our building and grounds will be a Godsend for our parish and all the people of Santa Fe for many years to come, if we can restore them properly. Please prayerfully consider what your promise will be.  By blessing us with a generous gift, you are blessing untold numbers of others with a wonderful place for now and the future.

I’m excited about unveiling our plans, and seeing your response, this Sunday. See you there!

Blessings,
Catherine +

Sunday Adult Forums, 9:15 am

August 9

Carol Neelley, new chair of the Parish Life Committee, will describe the committee’s plans for developing various activities to promote fellowship among the congregation and will ask for ideas for more activities.

The Committee is being formed to identify and implement opportunities to promote fellowship among our parish members, including restarting the GEMs (Greet, Eat and Meet) ministry of gathering for meals in parishioners’ homes.  If you have ideas for fellowship activities, are interested in participating in the parish life committee, or would just like to indicate an interest in being included, come to this Adult Forum.

August 16

Bill Stewart, our resident expert on the Middle East, will discuss the conflicts currently raging there.

St. Bede’s Book Club Summer Reading

Please join us for a month of light summer reading as the St. Bede’s Book Club enjoys one of Ray Bradbury’s most enchanting novels and deeply personal work, Dandelion Wine. The book is a moving semi-autobiographical recollection by a 12 year old boy of a vanished golden era, the simple joys of yesterday in a magical small town summer in 1928. This series will be led by Sue Worford, personal friend of Ray Bradbury.

The Dandelion Wine reading and discussion series begins July 13, 12-1pm, in the Common Room for approximately four weeks. For further information, please contact Njeri Nuru-Holm, n.nuru-holm@csuohio.edu.

Lectio Devina

It’s Time for the Next Session of Lectio Divina.

We’ll begin on Friday July 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the library. Please join us for a time of “divine reading” of a selected passage of scripture and sharing our thoughts about it. Lectio meetings will continue on Friday mornings through August 28. There will be no meeting on Friday August 7. For more information, contact Linda Gray at 982-6498 or Lgraypoet@Q.com.