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.
The next session of Lectio Devina begins on Friday, November 14 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 December 19. We may or not may meet the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 28, depending on how many folks will be here. For more information, contact Linda Gray at 982-6498 or .
Thanksgiving dinner at St Bede’s was such a success last year that we have decided to do it again. Fr. Randy Lutz will celebrate a Thanksgiving service at 10:00 am on November 27. This will be followed by a parish Thanksgiving Dinner at 3:00 pm.
There are boards in the Common Room for volunteers to sign up to bring various dishes: we will need volunteers to cook a turkey (last year we had three), mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, other veggies, biscuits, dessert, etc. 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.
Mother Catherine will continue discussion of the Book of Common Prayer, begun on Sunday November 2.
Sunday, November 16, 9:15
Fr. Randy Lutz will speak on “God’s Gracious Giving and Why Gratitude is Good!” He will explore “giving and thanks giving” through Holy Scripture and the scientific research of Robert Emmons, the world’s leading expert on gratitude.
Sunday, November 23, 9:15 am
Carol Neelley will describe the procedures for St. Bede’s two weeks at the Interfaith Shelter. This year, we have taken two complete weeks, the first beginning the week of December 28, and the second beginning the week of March 15, 2015. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board in the Common Room.
Carol Neelley is the coordinator again this year. Her contact information is email@example.com (505) 982-9251 (work) and (575) 770-0544 (cell).
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: