Worship Indoors
 We have 35 seats for 7:45 am and 9:15 am, Sunday morning. Advance reservations are not required; anyone arriving after the target number has been reached will be asked to attend drive-in or walk-up church instead.

If you attend in-person worship , please note:

  • Masks/mouth coverings 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 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. 

The bulletin can be found on the All Angels Website: AllAngelsLBK.org
or at the following link: Bulletin for Sunday, July 19
News from Longboat Key

Face masks are required within the Town of Longboat Key for every person living, working visiting or doing business in the Town of Longboat key in any indoor or outdoor location except as outlined below
All persons who own, manage, or are employed by any commercial business in which the public may access, shall post notice of the Town's Face Covering requirements and advise employees and customers of the requirement. 

Free masks are available at Town Fire Station 91; 5490 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Call the Town of Longboat Key for further Information: (941) 316-1999 
To report a violation, please call (941) 316-1201 

For more information, including mask exceptions, please refer to the Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet
The Season that Never Ended

From The Observer:

Education for Ministry Classes Forming Across Diocese

Across the diocese, there are many Education for Ministry classes and groups offered by parishes that are forming this summer. Education for Ministry, or EfM, is a four-year certificate program for laity under the direction of The School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South. The EfM program is preparation for the ministry to which we all are called. The Diocese of Southwest Florida supports this important ministry to laity, through our various parishes. Groups begin meeting in September and run for 36 weeks. Registration starts each summer.
If you are interested in finding out more about EfM or in registering for a group, please call Deacon Martha Goodwill at (941) 556-0315 or email at  mgoodwill@episcopalswfl.org
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
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
Thank You for the exceptional work Ed Ortiz has done
in regards to facility management, creating a maintenance committee, and accessibility planning
for the near future. Thank you Ed!
 
Prayers for our People
Jesus said, “Do not be afraid. My word will produce good fruit.” 
We pray for those who are sick, those who suffer; we pray for all who protect us both here and abroad and for all healthcare workers. 
We pray for those on our prayer list; especially, Downs IV, Holden, Heidi and Cynthia. We pray for all who are in skilled nursing, especially Ruth, Timothy, Don and Barbara. We pray for all who are in hospice care, especially Ward. We pray for healing and recovery for Pearl, Susan, John and Tom. We pray for those going through cancer treatments, especially Victoria, Andres and Ginny.  
We pray that the Holy Spirit comfort those who cannot visit their loved ones, and for those who cannot be visited, and we pray that the wisdom and love of the Holy Spirit descend upon those who care for the sick.
All previous services, discussion group readings and Bible study classes may be found on our website:
Reflection
Black Butterfly

On Sunday morning, before the 9:15 service, the largest butterfly I have ever seen – larger than the cover of the prayer book – was flying around the stained glass window. In addition to its size, another striking feature about this creature was its black coloring that absorbed light so it looked like a flying shadow; which was quite a contrast to the rising sun shining through the window and the bright white of our recently repainted ceiling. As I was worrying about the butterfly disrupting our upcoming service, it changed course, flew towards me, and then out into the narthex, and then outside through an open door into the angel fountain courtyard.

This is what I have experienced regarding out-of-place animal sightings: they can be interruptive, unexpected, and a sign from a deceased loved one expressing love, comfort and peace. Diane Gustafson, a parishioner at Saint John’s, Chula Vista, and retired college librarian and professor of research skills, wrote a wonderful book titled, “I’ll Bee There.” In it, Diane shares stories of how the essence/soul of people who have passed make their presence known. Through conversations with her, I have come to accept that this phenomenon is something not to be scared of but rather to take such sightings in the spirit of God – in particular, they remind us of eternal love. As such, I had a hunch that seeing an out-of-place butterfly meant something to someone. Thus, to start the sermon, I asked, “Does a black butterfly mean anything to anyone here?” Much to my surprise, no one responded so I proceeded with my sermon.

After the service, Barbara, who is one of our outdoor ushers, told me this story: A couple of days before, a black butterfly flew around her lanai pool area, landing occasionally on exterior windows as if to be looking inside. She cracked open a screen door and it flew out. Then, on Saturday, on the balcony of a friend’s house, after the sun had set into the Gulf, a black butterfly landed near them. It flew around a bit, landed again, and then flew away. And then, Sunday morning, she was sitting on a bench in the columbarium garden listening to the service and she heard me ask if a black butterfly means anything to anyone listening. She asked me if it was a sign of her (deceased) husband checking in on her. I believe it is and the butterfly is typically the symbol of new life. As a follow up, this week it kept on appearing to her and it likes to be near her dog who was her husband's companion and stayed by his side during his entire illness.

Linda, a friend and former parishioner in Chula Vista, who participates on Sunday morning on Zoom, emailed me this story: She got her first teaching job at the age of 21 to 5th graders in Brownsville, Texas. That year, a student told her a story that when her family lived in Mexico, a black butterfly flew by and they chased it all afternoon. She was told that it was the soul (“alma”) of her grandfather who was playing with them.

Scripture tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of God. I think there are signs all around us of love, remembrance, hope and peace. Sometimes it takes something out of the ordinary, like a large black butterfly, for us to stop and take notice of God’s eternal love.

-Fr. Dave