Sunday Morning Prayer

Plan to join us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Morning Prayer via Zoom. Download a copy of the service guide below so that you can pray with us – or whenever you prefer.  We recommend downloading the prayer guide ahead of time. 
Click this link to join the service online with both video and audio.
Or to participate by phone, dial one of these numbers:
1 (669) 900-6833 US (San Jose)
1 (253) 215-8782 US
1 (301) 715-8592 US
Meeting ID: 878 7022 2387
For added security, you must enter this password:  965475
The service will also be streamed to our Facebook page.
Click for the Prayer Guide here.

Sunday Services Online

A number of churches throughout Northern California are streaming their Sunday services.  You can find a link to a list of those services on our website or on the Diocese’s Church online listing.

Deadline: June Bede's Journal

Friday, May 15 is the copy deadline for the June edition of Bede’s Journal. News articles should be sent to Siri Huntoon in the parish office at

It's Almost Time: Disco Bingo Party!

Join us in the Zoom Room for the Disco Bingo Party, Saturday, May 16, 4 to 6 p.m.  All ages can play. Prizes will be awarded to the winners!  Bingo cards are $20 for two cards and $50 for 6 cards. All proceeds will benefit St. Bede’s Seccombe Outreach Fund. To RSVP and get your Bingo cards, e-mail Deb Blackmore at Please mail a check to the church office (attention Disco Bingo) or pay online to purchase your Bingo cards.  Click this link to join the party and enter this password: 061222. To join by phone,  call: +1 (669) 900- 9128 US. 

Ascension Day Service: Next Thursday

Plan to join us Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. for a special Evensong service honoring the Feast of the Ascension. Organist Rani Fischer has prepared a two beautiful organ pieces, composed especially for this feast.  The Zoom link and prayer guide will be sent in next week’s eNews.

New Children’s & Youth Ministry Newsletter Launched

Want to know what's happening in Children's & Youth Ministry at St. Bede's? Subscribe to Infinite, the new CYM newsletter. Get news, events, and spiritual resources delivered to your inbox every other Sunday. Subscribe here:

Habits of Grace: An invitation from Bishop Michael Curry

As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted online on Mondays through May.  
Mask Maker, Mask Maker…
Make me a mask! When we return to in-person worship, it’s likely that we'll need to wear face coverings to protect the health of our community. If you can sew and have scrap fabric and elastic to donate, please consider stitching some face masks we can make available in church. Click here for a simple set of instructions.
Do you have a Facebook account? Join the private group St. Bede's Community! This is a space for members of St. Bede’s to connect and share in (virtual) community. Find the group at If you have any questions, email Brendan Deocariza-Nee at

Keeping Your Pledge Current

Those of you who wish to keep current with your pledge may mail a check to the church office or donate online. Although our church may be closed temporarily, our staff continues to work remotely and other overhead expenses must be met. Thank you for your continuing support of the parish.

A Prayer for the Unemployed

Heavenly Father, we remember before you those who suffer want and anxiety from lack of work. Guide the people of this land so to use our public and private wealth that all may find suitable and fulfilling employment, and receive just payment for their labor, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Submission deadline

Please submit news items to Siri Huntoon (  by noon on Wednesdays for inclusion in each week’s eNews.
This Week's Prayer List

We pray for the special needs and concerns of this congregation, especially for Adrienne & Derrick, David, Phyllis & Tom, Sana & Bill, Angela, Arlys, Ed, Eric, Kyle, Celeste, Keary, Sherrilynn, Abby, Blake, Suzie, Donna, Conan, Gladys, Tina, Josie, Karen, and Charlie.

We pray for all victims of violence throughout the world, especially for those in homes oppressed by domestic violence.

We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom, especially for Gay, and Josh.

We give thanks for all the blessings of this life, especially for Siri.
Please send your prayer requests to and we will include them in a future This Week eNews.
Please feel free to forward this eNews to your friends and neighbors who may be interested in our activities at St. Bede's. Please feel free to forward this eNews to your friends and neighbors who may be interested in our activities at St. Bede's.
Sunday, May 17, 2020

Presider: The Rev. Eric Nefstead

9:30 a.m. Prayer Service
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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