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 which service you will attend and 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 12
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.
From the Desk of Ethan Marshall

Here is a video Ethan watched recently that he wanted to share with you. 
Picture of the Week

New light was installed
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 to our Flower Guild who provide beauty for those inside and outside the church.

 
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 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
Shalom ‘olam

I have been singlehandedly trying to bring back a word from the 1840’s. The word is “agreeance.”
If you look up agreeance, you’ll see these two facts:
1) it is a word, and 2) “agreement” should be used instead.

I disagree with #2 for this reason: agreeance is a state of mind; agreement is a binding course of action between two parties; the words are similar but are not synonymous. For instance, the couple was in agreeance to skip making dinner and go out instead. They agreed upon Thai food. Over dinner, they signed an agreement to buy their dream house in Florida.

One of my favorite radio shows, A Way with Words , on NPR, talked about the word agreeance. The clip is here https://soundcloud.com/waywordradio/1350-caller-sadie-agreeance They initially told the caller, Sadie, that she should use the word “agreement” because usage of “agreeance” tends to make hearers think the person is less educated. Nevertheless, after a fruitful discussion, the hosts threw caution to the wind and said it might be time for agreeance to make a comeback. I wholeheartedly agree.

The New York Times, this past week, published the word “embiggening” for the first time in its 168-year history. The verb embiggen means to make larger. The Simpsons cartoon featured that word in an episode in 1996 in the (fictional) town motto, "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man,” It was one of two words the writers made up for the episode; the second word being “cromulent.” Much to their surprise, after the airing of the show, they were informed “embiggen” was used once in 1884. Despite not actually creating it, The Simpsons made the word popular. It was used in later episodes and has since coined this popular social media phrase, “You need to embiggen your vocabulary.” Merriam-Webster did just that and in 2018 included the word in their dictionary. The Oxford English Dictionary followed suit. I’d say it was quite cromulent of them.

Sunday’s lesson from Isaiah features this phrase, “You will go out with celebration and you will be brought back in peace.” (Is 55:12) “Celebration” in Hebrew is simchah, which at its root means “joy”. The Hebrew word for “peace” is shalom . Joy and peace can be felt internally and seen externally and expressed both individually and corporately. Yet, how many times have you went out with joy and returned with turmoil? We tend to get our hopes up and then get disappointed. What makes this joy and peace different is found in the next verse that says joy and peace will be an “enduring reminder.” Enduring in Hebrew is “ ’olam ” – a noun which means “forever.” With God, when we go out with joy, we will not return with disappointment, but with shalom ‘olam (everlasting peace).

So much happening today seems to be passing, fading or fleeting. Celebration, joy and peace seem to have gone out the proverbial window; but not so with God. The Lord plans for us to go out with joy and return with everlasting peace. I think we can be in agreeance that joy and peace would be a welcome and embiggen change.

-Fr. Dave