MARCH 3, 2022
ST. BEDE'S RESUMES IN-PERSON MEETINGS
Over the past month, Los Angeles County has witnessed a significant decline in COVID-19 cases. In addition, the hospitalization rate has decreased considerably. Therefore, starting Sunday, March 6th, St. Bede’s will resume “in-person” meetings. As much as our technical capabilities allow, meetings and worship services will be offered in-person and online.
Masks are still required indoors for all gatherings at St. Bede’s. In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, the Vestry continues to monitor the “testing positivity rate” in Los Angeles County. If the current positivity rate falls below the pre-Omicron surge positivity rate for a consecutive 14 days, St. Bede’s Vestry will look to remove the indoor mask requirement.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
The Reverend Ryan D. Newman
JANUARY 11, 2022
IN-PERSON & ONLINE: ST. BEDE'S MOVES TO A HYBRID WORSHIP FORMAT
Dear St. Bede's Community,
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during these past two weeks as we moved our Sunday worship services to online-only.
Last night (1/10/22), the Vestry met to discuss the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent surge in LA County and the nation. As a result of the meeting, we have decided to shift our Sunday worship into a hybrid format, offering both in-person and online at 8AM and 10AM. In addition, we will resume the service of Holy Eucharist. All other meetings and gatherings throughout the week will continue to be online-only!
For those individuals attending in-person worship:
COVID vaccination is required, and a booster is recommended for those eligible.
Mask must be worn at all times indoors, including in the sanctuary.
Attendees maintain 6-feet of distance from other households.
Outdoor seating is available, and masking is strongly encouraged.
Do not come to church if you do not feel well or have any COVID-19 symptoms.
Until further notice, there will be no coffee hour or social gatherings after the 8AM or 10AM services.
Communion for those attending church online:
If you live near St. Bede's and plan to attend church online, communion will be available in the Church parking lot beginning 15 minutes after the conclusion of the service. Rev. Ryan and/or a Eucharist Minister will be available for 20 minutes thereafter to distribute communion. (Approximately 9:15AM to 9:35AM and 11:25AM to 11:45AM)
Please enter the parking lot from Grand View Blvd. This allows the driver-side of the car to be adjacent to the Church. Vehicles will exit the parking lot onto Charnock Road.
When you drive into the parking lot, please turn on your hazard lights, notifying Rev. Ryan and the Eucharistic Ministers that you have come to receive communion.
All individuals in the car must be masked and are asked to consume the communion bread after everyone has received it.
Do not come to church to receive communion if you do not feel well or have any COVID-19 symptoms.
If you plan to receive "drive-thru" communion, it would be extremely helpful if you could pre-register. Click the button below and fill out the information. Pre-registration is not required but greatly helps the worship team plan accordingly. Registration is required only once unless you plan to receive communion after a different service.
CONTACT THE VESTRY OR PASTOR RYAN
Service programs can be viewed and downloaded, here.
The Tuesday evening Eucharist is temporarily paused until further notice. Evening Prayer before Wednesday's Education Forum will continue and is available on Zoom.
MEETINGS AND GATHERINGS
To access Bible and Breakfast and Wednesday Evening Prayer and Education Forum, click here. (Meeting ID: 574 349 6585 - Passcode: 545724) Please contact us if you need to obtain the Zoom access information for any other meeting.
Updated as of December 17, 2021:
Per LA County policy, masks are again required for all parishioners and visitors while on Church grounds (regardless of vaccination status). During this time, St. Bede’s will have the following services:
Both the 8:00AM and 10:00AM Sunday service have resumed indoors. Socially distanced and outdoor seating is available in the patio area. Please dress for outdoor seating (sunhat, jacket, etc.).
Due to Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles regulations, at the time of communion, only bread will be distributed.
Recordings of the Sunday Holy Eucharist and sermon may be accessed shortly after each service on the St. Bede's website.
Tuesday morning Bible and Breakfast is held in Hybrid mode, available in-person and by Zoom Video and conference call at 9:30AM.
Tuesday Evening Eucharist is celebrated in-person at 6:00PM. Outside seating is available. Wednesday Evening Prayer is celebrated in-person at 7:00PM. Outside seating is available.
Wednesday Evening Adult Forum is held in Hybrid mode, available in-person and by Zoom Video and conference call at 7:45PM.
Non-Parish meeting groups may resume as of July 11, 2021. Please call the office to confirm.
Sunday School will resume in 2022.