Welcome to St Bede’s

We value spiritual formation for all ages!
We are rooted and growing in what we have been and what we might yet be. We appreciate tradition and the strength of Anglican spirituality yet we are oriented towards how we might build on that to interpret our mission in this time and place.  With God’s help we seek to become a community of possibility for Faith, Hope, and Love to live in and through us.
We’d love to meet you! Come join us in worship!

St. Bedes Menlo Park Church Sanctuary
    • Wednesday morning Eucharist is "on pause"

      Wednesday, 23 April 2014  -  08:00 AM
      The regular Wednesday morning Eucharist is on hiatus during the rector's vacation. It will resume May 14.

    • Easter Season Soulwork: Seeking the Resurrection

      Sunday, 27 April 2014  -  09:00 AM
      My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer by Christian Wiman will form the basis of this Soulwork series. All are invited whether you’ve read the book or not. We will use particular passages as starting points for our discussion, and these passages will be available as handouts. Ann Latta will lead the sessions, and the Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin will join us upon her return from vacation. Childcare is available.

    • Renewal of Ministry

      Saturday, 17 May 2014  -  11:00 AM
      The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California, will join us in welcoming the Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin as Rector of St. Bede's. Luncheon will follow.

Musical Performances at St. Bede’s

Lady Doris

Doris Williams, soprano

Sunday, May 18, 4pm

Accompanied by guests on period instruments, Ladye Doris will regale us with a rich tapestry of Renaissance and Celtic songs. She writes, “Singing is sacred, singing heals, singing is life.” Her lute is modeled after a 16th-century Italian instrument with 15 strings, arranged in eight courses or pairs.
Tickets: $20 general/$16 senior/$5 student in advance at brownpapertickets.com;
             $25/$21/$5 at the door.

Chinar Merjanian, organ

Sunday, June 1, 4pm

Entering college at San Jose State and winning the American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists for Region IX (Western United States, Taiwan, Singapore, and Australia) in 2013, Chinar had quite a year. We are excited to hear her play Baroque works on our neo-Baroque organ with her usual artistry and flair.
Tickets: $10 general/$6 senior/free to students at the door.

Newcomer Information

You have questions? Well so do we. Come & Visit!

St. Bede’s values spiritual formation for all ages. We offer ministry and educational opportunities for all ages, stages and inclinations. Join us in worship and see for yourself. Explore our website and learn about the ministry opportunities at St. Bede’s. Feel free to contact us with your questions and come and visit. We’d love to meet you and learn more about you and your journey in faith!

St. Bede’s Pastoral Care Team

We’re Waiting for Your Call!

The St. Bede’s Pastoral Care team provides practical and spiritual aid to those in our community who need a helping hand. The care we deliver is tailored to the needs of each recipient. In some cases, a heartfelt letter or card might suffice, while in others regular, personal visits or meals may be needed. Trained Pastoral Care team members administer the Eucharist, and some of us are handy with the odd fix-it job around the house. Team members also provide transportation, and not just on Sundays! In all cases, both the giver and the receiver are nourished by the love of our parish. But we can’t provide this attention unless we know about the folks who need it. If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin at (650) 854-6555 or gia@stbedesmenlopark.org.
Recent Sermons
  • Sermon: Burying the Alleluia

    Sermon: Burying the Alleluia

    March 10th, 2014

    2 March 2014 – Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin: There is a custom in some churches of burying the Alleluia during Lent. In the season of repentance and solemnity that starts on Ash Wednesday, we do not say or sing “Alleluia.” Tha> > More

    Eulogy:  For Laine

    Eulogy: For Laine

    March 10th, 2014

    1 March 2014 – Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin: “Let the little children come to me,” Jesus said. But not like this. Not like this. It is not right that a little girl dies when she is only six years old. It is not fair that a > > More

    Sermon:  Judgment Days

    Sermon: Judgment Days

    December 9th, 2013

    1 Dec 2013 – Dr. Irene Lawrence: Here we are, at the beginning of another church year. Just for orientation, this will be the year of Lectionary A, the year we concentrate on the Gospel according to Matthew. While, as w> > More

    Sermon: Gifts from God

    Sermon: Gifts from God

    November 1st, 2013

    29 Sep 2013 – Rev. Jennifer Hornbeck: "For we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it." 1 Timothy 6:7 During a recent election, a politician was discovered to have ejected a household st> > More

    Sermon:  Ordinary Time

    Sermon: Ordinary Time

    September 18th, 2013

    18 Aug 2013 – Dr. Irene Lawrence: Both John Oda-Burns and David Sheetz have, in recent sermons here, expounded a little on their understandings of the Christian year, focusing particularly on the part of it that we are > > More

Sunday mornings:
8:00 & 10:15 Holy Eucharist
                        Coffee after services
9:00    Adult Education “Soulwork”
                        Childcare is available
10:00  Nursery – until 11:30
10:15  Sunday school – Children 3-12
During the week:
Wed   8:00 am     Holy Eucharist resumes 5/14
Wed   7:30 pm    Choir Rehearsal

Discover More About St. Bede’s

Annual Report 2013      Read it here

Parish Life     » More Info
Learn more about the many ministries that make up St. Bede’s Parish life.
Youth & Children      » More Info
See the many exciting programs St. Bede’s has for children and youth ministry.
Faith in Action      » More Info
Explore ways to serve our community through St. Bede’s many “Faith in Action” ministries.
Bedes Journal
Bede’s Journal
Monthly Newsmagazine - articles – news – events.
» Find it here

Trinity School      » More Info
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