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, January 10
Christmas decorations will be taken down
on January 11th.
All Angels Annual Meeting

All Angels Annual meeting will be on Sunday, February 21, 11:30 a.m. We will be doing a Zoom-plus meeting which means the meeting will happen live in the church, with limited seating available, and it will be on Zoom at the same time. More details to follow. 
Organ Concert in the Park
Thursday, January 7
Epiphany Celebration
readings by Justus Doeneke,
hymns led by Beverly Lorie; Dale Hooey, organist
January Birthdays

11 Holly Bruce
12 Louise Rich
16 Henry Simmons
16 Frederick Emrich
23 Virginia Spitler
24 Edwin Ortiz
27 Linn Torres
29 Ann Williams
January Anniversaries

13 Hank & Jinx Kochan
15 David & Catharine Burke
20 Larry & Pam Elder
Discussion Group Readings-
Coming Sunday

I am still troubled with what I witnessed yesterday; so much so that it is clouding my ability to find an article for us to discuss. At this point, I plan on sending you one on Sunday. In the meantime, I will be praying for our nation, for unity, and for peace in our hearts and communities. Early this morning, the Chaplain for the Senate, The Rev. Barry Black, concluded the joint session of congress with the prayer below. 

Lord of our lives and sovereign of our beloved nation,
we deplore the desecration of the United States Capitol building,
the shedding of innocent blood, the loss of life,
and the quagmire of dysfunction that threaten our democracy.
These tragedies have reminded us that words matter
and that the power of life and death is in the tongue.
We have been warned that eternal vigilance continues
to be freedom's price.
Lord, you have helped us remember that we need
to see in each other a common humanity that reflects your image.
You have strengthened our resolve to protect and defend
the Constitution of the United States against all enemies
domestic as well as foreign.
Use us to bring healing and unity to our hurting and
divided nation and world. Thank you for what you
have blessed our lawmakers to accomplish
in spite of threats to liberty.
Bless and keep us.
Drive far from us all wrong desires,
incline our hearts to do your will and
guide our feet on the path of peace.
And God bless America.
We pray in your sovereign name. Amen.
Donate Your Used Laptops

Dear friends: 
The Children’s Guardian Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit which supports the many needs of the 1400 children in our area who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment---or all of the above. Working with court-appointed individual Guardians Ad Litem ("GAL's"), who visit the kids in their homes and know their situation, we respond to requests for items and services that the State of Florida does not provide: car seats, cribs, high chairs, driving lessons, prom dresses, bus passes, bicycles, summer camp, sports uniforms, birthday cakes, car seats, diapers, clothes, musical instruments, dressers, mattresses, bedding, swimming lessons, and (our biggest expense): tutoring.
 As you might imagine, the Covid situation has made life for kids without parents even more difficult. Now, the greatest unfulfilled need of these kids is technology, so that they can attend school remotely, look for jobs, do research for school assignments, etc. For years, working with a volunteer tech company in Sarasota, we have been providing laptops upon request to kids in foster care. These are not new laptops (or Ipads)---they are "old" pieces of equipment that are unused because new laptops/Ipads have been purchased. When an "old" laptop or Ipad is donated to the Children's Guardian Fund, we turn it over to a group of retired tech geniuses (called "STUG": Sarasota Technology Users Group) who know how to make the devices useful again. With help from Microsoft's charitable division , which donates hardware and software, STUG wipes all information from the old laptop or Ipad and then completely refurbishes it, installs new hard drives and software,and returns it to CGF for distribution to kids in foster care/relative care.
CGF has been partnering with STUG for years, but never in the face of a pandemic which is keeping kids at home and increasing the need for laptops. Many of our relative caregivers used to have a "family laptop" which everyone shared.
During Covid, suddenly all the school-aged kids in the household needed a device at the same time.
If you have an old laptop/Ipad you do not need, please let me know. I will pick it up for the tech team, which will wipe the drive (more about that below), update the hardware and software, and donate it to one of "our" kids. You will have made space in your closet and helped a child who needs all the help he/she can get!

For more information about the “wiping” of donated computers: https://youtu.be/PdjtJh86jgQ

Thank you very much!
Cynthia Craig, for the Children's Guardian Fund
973-818-7299
Outreach

“No Battle Was Ever Won With Spectators”
From John LeCarre, “The Honourable School Boy”
Hunger
 Homelessness
Drug Abuse
Child Abuse
Poverty
Suicide
Don’t be a Spectator
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

As Jesus climbed the mountaintop, and proclaimed blessings on the people of the world; especially the sick and the distressed, the poor and those who mourn, we pray especially for Downs IV, Holden, Nikolai, Brian, Joan, Luanne, Bill and Erin. Grant healing and recovery for all who have gone through surgery, especially Tim. Give peace and strength for those going through cancer treatments, especially Victoria, Andres, Ginny, Alex, Colleen, Jack, John and Douglas. 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.

For the repose of the soul of John Dixon.
May light perpetual shine on him.
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."
We Need Your Artwork

All Angels is having an
ART Sale
February
In the Gallery

Please search your CLOSETS
Did you change your DÉCOR?
All those old things cluttering up your House?
Hate to just throw them away?
Bring them to the Office right away  
  100% proceeds goes to All Angels
All previous services, discussion group readings and Bible study classes may be found on our website:
From the Desk of Elijah Marshall

If you would like to watch the cartoon that helped many people memorize the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, click on this link:
Reflection
More Perfect

This was not the reflection I intended to send to you. The piece titled Fins Matter – about a recent experience Elijah and I had with a model rocket – was supposed to be printed today. But, the events that happened at the capital on Wednesday, the Day of Epiphany, requires me to write something different to you.

Christi and I were watching with aching hearts as the US Capital was under siege, and the constitutionally required joint-session of congress was stopped. At the same time, in a different room, our 10-year old, Elijah, was memorizing the preamble of the constitution. When I was in 5th grade, we too had to memorize it. To this day, I recall the words with the tune from School House Rock. And, like how Christi and I learned it, we too are passing the tune along to our son.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

This 52-word preamble took six weeks to create during the hot summer months in Philadelphia, 1787. It was these five objectives that the framers could agree upon:
Justice, Tranquility, Defense, Welfare, Liberty.

The process to create a union more perfect is still under construction. All the while, our united call is for justice, peace, defense, welfare, and liberty. These are not objectives that can be completed or checked off as complete; rather, it is a desire, a movement, an experiment, and at times, a desperate struggle.

At 8 pm Wednesday night, the Senate was called back to order, and, in some ways, they brought the country back to order. It was a visible sign that although chaos took over for a brief period, our desire for a more perfect union remains. The Marshalls gathered around the television to watch. Ethan had his calculus homework on his lap, Elijah was on my lap, Christi had a cat on her lap; and on the day of Epiphany, by the glow of our Christmas Tree, we watched Senators from both sides of the aisle speak from their heart about unity and our shared responsibility to bring justice, tranquility, defense, welfare and liberty.

The catechism in our Book of Common Prayer teaches that the mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. The Church purses that mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love. We carry out the mission of the Church through the ministry of all its members. Like the preamble, the Church has five objectives – to pray/worship, to proclaim, to promote justice, peace, and love.

The pursuit of the five objectives of the preamble to make our Union more perfect is similar to the pursuit of the Church to bring unity. It cannot be completed but rather the mission, the struggle, the pursuit is passed from generation to generation. 

- Fr. Dave