Indoor Worship and Holy Communion

Holy Communion will be offered at both the 8:00 am and 10:00 service.
Seating is available on a first come first serve basis.

If you attend in-person, please note:
Masks are required indoors - please wear the mask over your mouth and nose. 
The service will be about 45 minutes.
After the service, feel free to stick around outside and welcome those you have not seen in a while.  

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 AllAngelsLBK.org, click on the listen live button, and you will be routed to our YouTube channel. 
Zoom - go to https://zoom.us/j/5955701807 and watch and listen live. Be sure to stick around after the service for our coffee hour chat-with-your-neighbor time. 

All Angels' 10 am service will begin with the lighting of the altar candles. If you are participating at home, you are invited to light a candle with us to create a sacred space of worship at home. 

The bulletin can be found on the All Angels Website: AllAngelsLBK.org
or at the following link: Bulletin for Sunday, December 20
Christmas Eve Indoor Reservations

All Angels has a limited number of indoor seats for the Christmas Eve service. If you are planning on attending, there will be a special email coming out Friday at noon with the website link to make your reservation. The reservation system will ask you for your email address and the number of attendees. 
Overflow seating is available in the Parish Hall. Weather permitting, we will have an outdoor video screen to accompany the outdoor speakers. As always, the service can be heard on our mini-radio station signal and at our website, AllAngelsLBK.org.
Organ Concert in the Park
Third Week of Advent, 12-17-20
Advent Organ 
 Dale Hooey
Vocal duet
Upcoming Programs in the Park


Thursday, December 24 11 a.m.   MUSIC IN THE PARK
            CHRISTMAS READINGS AND CAROLS
       Readers: Alison Jones and John Gill,  Vocalist: Joyce

Thursday, December 24   5 pm  CHRISTMAS EVE MASS
     Musical prelude: Kei Sulhi, vocalist,   Dale, organist
     5:30  Christ Mass

No services Christmas Day

Thursday, December 31, 11 a.m.   MUSIC IN THE PARK
         Christmas Pops! Organ  Frosty, Rudolph, Jingle Bells, etc.

Thursday, January 7, 11 a.m.   MUSIC IN THE PARK
         Epiphany Readings and Carols Reader: Justus Doenecke 
         Vocalist: Joyce
Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas is a service for those who are feeling blue.

Wednesday, December 23, 7 pm.
Discussion Groups

The discussion groups will take the Christmas time off and will be back on Tuesday, January 5th and 7th. If you find an interesting article over the next ten days, please forward it to Dave Marshall. 
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:
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. 
Prayers for our People

He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. Show the strength of your arm and bring restoration of mind, body, and soul, to those in need, especially
Downs IV, Holden, Nikolai, Brian and Joan. Grant healing and recovery for all who have gone through surgery, especially Holly. Give peace and strength for those going through cancer treatments, especially John, Victoria, Andres, Ginny, Alex, Colleen, Jack and Breanna. Visit and comfort all who are under the care of skilled nursing, especially Bob, Timothy, Don, Barbara and Mike. Be near to all who are in hospice care.
Gallery Artist

The artist for December and January is Linda Larisch. Please stop by and enjoy the work of this talented artist. 

All checks should be written to "All Angels by the Sea."
Art Sale

Is your closet full of old art? 
We are asking you to search your closets and storage rooms for nice artwork you no longer display. Bring it to the church office in December and January and it will be displayed and potentially sold during the month of February. If your art sells, 100% of the proceeds will go to the mission and ministry of All Angels. Who knows, maybe you'll find a piece of art that you would like to take home. 
All previous services, discussion group readings and Bible study classes may be found on our website:
Reflection
The 4th Week

I’d like to give a shout out to the 4th week of Advent. It’s the week that really gets overshadowed by the looming and unstoppable presence of Christmas Eve. Starting on December 20th this year, the 4th week ends abruptly on sundown on the 24th. That is usually how the fourth week of Advent goes – it’s never a full week. Most people, myself included, start saying Merry Christmas during the 4th week. I’ve been trying my best to say, “Happy Advent” this year but honestly, after Sunday, that all goes out the window.

The 4th week of Advent is when we remember the stories of Elizabeth and Zachariah – surprise parents of John the Baptizer, and Mary and Joseph – surprise parents of the Messiah. The main emphasis for this week centers on the Biblical phrase, “How can this be?!” The first to utter that phrase was Temple priest Zachariah, who in his old age, had been unable to give his wife Elizabeth a child. The culture back then had it so that being childless was a negative thing; especially so if one held such a high esteemed position as Temple priest. As the story goes, Zachariah was randomly chosen to bring the incense into the high vault of the Temple. It was the highest honor of any priest to do. While in the room, an angel spoke to him and said that he was going to have a son. “How can this be!?” he exclaimed.

This week we hear about the angel Gabriel visiting Mary and telling her she is going to have a son. Again, same reaction – how can this be – but for a different reason. Zachariah believed he was too old to have a child; Mary believed she was too young. God saw it differently.

I am writing this to you on my son Ethan’s birthday. He turns 18 years old today! I remember vividly where Christi and I were when she told me that she was pregnant. It was our own, how can this be, moment. We had just adopted our two girls from Russia. We were trying to settle into being brand new parents with kids who had recently turned 16 and 11 years old. And now this! How can it be?!

When Zachariah found out he was going to be a dad, his life, and the world, was never the same. Likewise, when Mary found out she was going to be pregnant, her life, and the world, were never going to be the same. That feeling is echoed through every family that finds out they will be parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, godparents. … and the world will never be the same.

The 4th week of Advent is the shortest and frankly gets very little credit; but, this week may be the most important of the Advent season because it is when we, and the world, find out we will never be the same. 

- Fr. Dave