Worship Indoors

We will most likely have available spots on Sunday
at both services. If you have not signed up,
please check the sign up sheet out front, and,
if there are less than 35 spots taken, sign yourself in.

There are two ways to sign up for indoor worship on Sundays:
We have 35 seats for 7:45 am and 9:15 am, Sunday morning. Please indicate if you would like a double seat or a single seat. 

Please note:
  • Masks/mouth coverings are required indoors. 
  • The service will be about 45 minutes. 
  • At this time there is no coffee hour afterwards. 
  • Be sure to check yourself in at the welcome station and pick up a bulletin. 
  • New reservations are required each Sunday.

We will continue to have:
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 5
Face Masks Required on Longboat Key

The Town of Longboat Key passed an Emergency Ordinance requiring the use of face coverings as of 12:01 am, July 3, 2020. The Town is currently working on an immediate outreach to residents regarding this requirement. You may receive this information again from the Town Managers Office as they are working on communicating this as well with the property managers, groups, and businesses on Longboat Key. Please contact the Town Clerk's office if you have any questions: (941) 316-1999

The following locations are available for free mask pick up: 
Fire Station 91 – 5490 GMD
Chamber of Commerce – 5390 GMD
The Paradise Center – 546 Bay Isles Rd

For more information, you may read the article in the Observer here.
Office Closed on Monday

The office will be closed on Monday, July 6th, in celebration of the Fourth of July.
Discussion Group Follow-Up

The discussion topic for this week had to do with issues of race and identity; specifically when it came to religious imagery. In one of the discussions, this video, by General Charles Q. Brown, who is the newly appointed Joint Chiefs of the Air Force (the first man of African descent to hold that position) came up. You are invited to listen to what is on General Brown's mind. 
July Birthdays

6 Don Edwards
9 Carol Doenecke
12 Happy Grahn
13 Sylvia Thompson
13 Jinx Kochan
20 Anne Roberts
22 Edson Sheppard
23 Tanya Edwards
24 Laurel Vaughn
30 Pearl Fisher
July Anniversaries

4 Ron & Mary Jo Bopp
12 Sandy & Connie Jose
12 Courtney & Gloria Blackman
18 Ed & Elyse Rogers
20 John & Dee Binney
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

A special thank you to the newly formed Maintenance Committee - Cathie Wilt, Don Judd, Jeff Vaughn, Jerry Bowles, Sandy Wood; with BJ Bishop and Bob Erker as consultants - who will assist our Junior Warden, Ed Ortiz, in his ministry of taking care of our beautiful facility and campus. 
Prayers for our People

Jesus said, “Come to me and I will give you rest.”
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 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:
July 4th

For people like me who grew up in Washington State, the real start of summer is the 4th of July. Growing up with a sailboat meant that we would be up early on the 4th getting the boat ready and then staying out on the water until midnight. Patience, our boat, was moored in Commencement Bay, across from Tacoma. The distance is a little more than two miles, but, as sailing goes, it could be a ten-mile trip. Like a massive amphitheater, the steep streets of Tacoma make Commencement Bay a wonderful place to celebrate Independence Day. Every year there was an impressive fireworks display launched from a barge just off the Tacoma waterfront. The display would cap off a spectacular day of airshows, boat shows, and the usual Americana-celebration found in military towns like Tacoma. Every year it seemed like the Air Force and Army would try to outdo each other with thrilling displays of aerobatics. For as hard as they tried, however, the Navy always took the cake with the Blue Angels. One year I swear the lead Blue Angel captain used our mast as the centering point of the performance. My ears are still ringing. In between aerial performances, the fireboats would turn on their massive water cannons that can throw 20,000 gallons of water per minute more than a football field high and three football fields out. One year, a hook-and-ladder fire truck sprayed their cannon over the beach to see if they could reach the fireboats. Everyone in-between got drenched.  

Dad would tell us to always be on watch for dumb boaters which he put into these three categories: drunk boaters, inexperienced boaters, and the showoffs – which can be a combination of the first two. More than once we had to offer a hand to someone in trouble; it was just a part of the 4th of July on Commencement Bay. Dad never treated dumb boaters with anything but compassion and a helping hand. It gave me an example to live by. 

By the time it was dark enough for the fireworks show, the drunk and inexperienced boaters had either been towed, arrested or sank, so the trip back to the dock was usually uneventful. There was one year, however, when a showoff in a 30-foot in/out drive cabin cruiser decided to go full speed across the bay after the show. They struck a floating and invisible-at-night log which tore off the entire “out” of the drive. One of the fireboats responded and managed to keep it afloat. 

Like everything else in 2020, the Marshalls will have to wait until next year to watch fireworks from the deck of our boat and instead will start a new tradition of setting off fireworks in front of our house. Teaching my boys compassion for helping dumb boaters on the 4th will have to wait until next year.

There is no mention of a pandemic in the Bible. Nevertheless, there were many disruptions that either modified, or invented, religious traditions. This year I have given more thought to what Independence Day means to me. While it is true that not all were made free on July 4, 1776, it began a movement, or process, where our struggling 13 colonies began to shine the light of liberty for others to see. We have come a long way and we have more to go; but this year, I will be thinking about what I am doing with my own freedom to help others. 

-Fr. Dave