Indoor Worship and Holy Communion

Holy Communion will be available at All Angels this Sunday. 
Please watch this video to see how it will be administered to keep everyone safe.
Holy Communion will be available at both the 7:45 am and 9:15 service. 
You do not need to register in advance for the service, but it is first come first serve. 
Last week, we filled each of the double seats. Bob, Ethan, and Dave have added four sets of double seats. Although this has increased our seating, we are within the diocesan guidelines because there is still six feet of separation and the number of people near the altar and in the choir section is less than we had originally planned. 

If you attend in-person worship, please note:

  • Masks are required indoors. 
  • The service will be about 45 minutes. 
  • At this time there is no coffee hour afterwards. 

Drive-in Church - drive up, tune your radio to 107.5 FM
Walk-up Church - bring a chair/bike/beach blanket, stay six feet from your neighbor in our garden and grassy area, and listen to the service live.
Live-stream - go to, click on the listen live button, and you will be routed to our YouTube channel. 
Zoom - go to and watch and listen live. Be sure to stick around after the service for our coffee hour chat-with-your-neighbor time. 

The bulletin can be found on the All Angels Website:
or at the following link: Bulletin for Sunday, August 23
The BIG YELLOW BIN needs more food

After an all time high of 206 lbs. in January, we are down to 116 lbs in June. Let's fill it up for August. 
Please do not bring items in glass jars or cardboard boxes. Below is a list of welcomed items. Please check those expiration dates.
If you are attending church you can leave your items in the narthex; otherwise, the bin by the angel fountain outside the sanctuary doors is there for you to drop off those extra items from your trip to Publix. Any day, any time. Thanks to the Food Bank, we now have a lid on the bin to keep rain off.
Canned tuna chicken or salmon
Peanut butter in plastic containers or jelly in plastic squeeze bottles
Canned soups, stews, chili
Canned vegetables or canned fruit in own juice or water
Trail mix or dried fruit
Powdered milk
Dried beans
Enfamil formula or baby food in plastic containers
Diapers, baby wipes, Desitin cream

In these times it may be more feasible to contribute monies online, especially for you who are not getting out to shop.
Go to or call 941-747-3663 or make out a check to All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, memo line Manatee Food Bank.
Thank you for supporting ECW and Outreach.
Online Giving
All Angels now has an electronic offertory plate! You can find the online giving link on our All Angels website by clicking the link below:
Men's and Women's Discussion Groups
The Men's and Women's Discussion Groups are now
on-line. If you are interested in joining, please email
Discussion Group Readings

How exciting - the Marshalls might experience their first tropical storm on Tuesday. Depending on the cone of uncertainty, we will have our Men's Group on Tuesday and Women's Discussion Group on Thursday.
One common thread that is coming up in our discussions is that things are a little tense in our communities; tempers seem to be shorter and it seems easier to offend others. 
The Wall Street Journal published an article titled, How to Handle a Jerk. As a companion piece to it, I have included an article from Christianity Today that gives a different perspective, To Intervene or Not to Intervene. And, as you can imagine, Jesus gives us a way to handle jerks too. I look forward to talking with you about this next week.
God's peace to you, to our communities, and to our nation.

Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer invites you to pray with them, every day,
at 8 am, wherever you are. When you enter into prayer at 8 am (Eastern), you will know that others are praying at the same time. 
Thank You of the Week

For all the gardeners at All Angels who beautify our campus for others to find rest, peace and enjoyment. Thank you.

Prayers for our People

On our prayer list is Andres who is undergoing cancer treatment. Here is his business website that details his battle with cancer and what he is doing now. 

Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
Graciously answer the prayers of everyone who calls upon you for help, especially: Downs IV, Holden, Heidi and Cynthia.
Grant healing and recovery for all who have gone through surgery,
especially Virginia, Pearl, Susan, and Tom.
Give peace and strength for those going through cancer treatments,
especially John, Victoria, Andres and Ginny.
Visit and comfort all who are under the care of skilled nursing,
especially Bob, Ruth, Timothy, Don and Barbara.
Be near to all who are in hospice care,
especially Ward. 
All previous services, discussion group readings and Bible study classes may be found on our website:
The Garden

All Angels has a splendid group of gardeners who are willing to lend their talents to beautify our campus. From our hanging orchids to the memorial garden to the walking path through the park-like setting where people come and rest, we have a wonderful, angel-filled grounds.

Anglican tradition believes God is revealed in Scripture, in nature, and reason. Using that our theological tradition, I’d like to introduce you one of our more recent plants. Pictured here is a plant that was on the back side of the church in a spot where it wasn’t growing well. The blue vase was in the angel fountain entrance but has been relocated while we imagine a new, more accessible entrance. One of our angel gardeners took the opportunity and transplanted both the plant and the vase so now it is on display on the walking path toward the church entrance. One thing gardeners do is transplant; they take a plant, replant it, and it usually thrives. In a theological sense, so does God.

We have been given a garden and plants as well as memory/reason/skill. We are called to use all of those for the growth of God’s garden-gift. Just like a gardener who sees a plant not doing so well in one environment and moves it to a better place, the Holy Spirit, who is The Master Gardener, also transplants us and helps us grow. I was reminded of this the last time I was out on our boat. Elijah drove the boat for the entire outing except for launching it and putting it back on the trailer. Elijah has been transplanted from the San Diego area where he used to ride his bike around the lake by our house. Nowadays in Florida, he is driving a boat around the bay. I think God saw in him something more than a bike rider.

Thinking about the congregation of All Angels, I’d have to say we are all transplants. We have been plucked up from somewhere and established here. Some of our congregation transplants every year – from Florida to the north and then back to Florida again. Yet, whether a parishioner is a year-rounder or a seasonal resident, there is God-given growth in the transplant.

I give thanks to God who has given us a garden and the ability to care for it. I also give thanks to God, The Master Gardener, who transplants and provides for growth. 

- Fr. Dave