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, November 8
Flower Guild News

Announcing the return of live flowers for the Christmas season. Red poinsettia and live Christmas flowers will come again to All Angels.
As you know we had to suspend flower memorials before Easter, but for the Christmas holiday we will once again be asking you for your special offering which will be published as a special insert in the bulletin.
You will be receiving an email or letter shortly with an explanation about how you can give for flowers, music, or a special Christmas offering and to whom you wish to remember or give thanks. Look for a special edition of the Tidings as well. These special times require special ways to communicate as in person is now not always possible. So by letter, email, or electronically look for information so we can celebrate Christmas through flowers and music.
Veteran's Day Event

The Rotary of LBK is hosting a pandemic- sensitive “drive-by” veteran recognition on Veteran’s Day, November 11, at 1100 in front of Temple Beth Israel. And, the Rotary is conducting a fundraising campaign in support of these three local non-profits who help veterans: Turning Points Yellow Ribbon Project, the Fisher House Foundation, and SRQ Vets. There is a matching gift up to $10,000. To join the “Support those who Served” campaign visit the Rotary’s website, www.longboatkeyrotary.org, or send a check to Rotary LBK Charitable Fund, P.O. Box 8351, Longboat Key, FL 34228.  
November Birthdays

1 Mike Resanovich
4 Elenor Maxheim
7 Brooke Dixon
7 Kim Bradshaw
8 C.J. Nager
13 Mary Ortiz
14 B.J. Bishop
14 Cathie Wilt
16 Brian Rushton
17 Marge Stapleton
20 Christi Marshall
21 Beverly Sinclair
26 Ginny Upshaw
November Anniversaries

5 Bob & June Granger
25 Don & Lou Getz
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:
Discussion Group Readings

Can you believe it, a group in British Columbia, Canada gave a lump sum cash payment of $7,500 to homeless people to see what impact it would have on their lives. If you would like to see how it turned out, feel free to read the attached article. If you are interested in talking about it, how this experiment could affect how Sarasota handles its homeless, and even how All Angels could impact the lives of homeless people, you are invited to attend our discussion group next week. 
Here is the website address for the discussion group:


God's peace to you and to our nation,
- Dave

Book Study

The video of the seventh and final Book Study class can be found 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

O Lord our helper and deliverer, do not tarry for all who call upon your name for help, especially Downs IV, Holden, Nikolai, Jean and Brian. Grant healing and recovery for all who have gone through surgery. Give peace and strength for those going through cancer treatments, especially John, Victoria, Andres, Ginny, Alex and Colleen. Visit and comfort all who are under the care of skilled nursing, especially Bob, Ruth, Timothy, Don, Barbara and Mike. Be near to all who are in hospice care.
 
It is with sadness that I write to you that Jack Denison passed away on Saturday, October 31st, surrounded by his family in hospice care. Jack would have celebrated his 100th birthday on November 14th. There will be a private ceremony for him. His request is that gifts be given to the mission and ministry of All Angels. May light perpetual shine upon him. 
Gallery Artist

The artist for November is Linda Loen. Please stop by and enjoy the work of this talented artist.  

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

All previous services, discussion group readings and Bible study classes may be found on our website:
Reflection
All Things New

Several Fridays ago, our organist and music director, Dale, sounded troubled on the phone. He asked if I was sitting down and then explained to me that the organ didn’t start. It sounded like he was describing a death in the family. He went on to explain that the organ repair company said that we’re looking at a possible $20k repair, or substantially more; the repair could take months and we would need a loaner organ at $1,000 per month. Dale prepared to conduct Sunday’s service on the piano.
 
The next day he called and sounded much better. He tried the organ again and it worked. Since that time, the organ works when it wants to. This past Sunday, he was supposed to play a music reflection after the prayers of the people. After the prayers, I didn’t hear any music so I started to stand for the announcements but then I heard the hymn so I sat back down. As it turned out, Dale had started playing right after the prayers at the appointed time, but the organ decided to wait and then play.
 
As far back as theologians and anthropologists can tell, music has always been a part of worship. Many people read the beginning of Genesis this way: “God sang, ‘Let there be light.’” Scripture references heaven as a place with lots and lots of music. In our church, music is important to our worship. Even with the 8 am service, that has no formal music, the silence and reverence felt in the service is its own music.
 
The Vestry reviewed two bids to replace the organ – one from Allen and the other from Rogers which is a new version of our existing organ. In their factory just outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Allen Organ is the last 100% American made organ manufacturer. They are one of the finest electronic organs companies in the world. Although the bids were similar – both around $125,000 – we decided on the Allen. It will be ready by the end of March. Until then, we have a loner Allen organ that was installed on Monday. When I heard it, I thought we actually had pipes in the church. The sound is amazing… and this is just the loaner.
 
Our mission is to bring the living Christ to those inside and outside the Church. Our new organ will plug directly into our on-line streaming system and into our soon-to-be installed outdoor speakers. This will substantially improve the sound of the organ for those outside of the church.
 
Starting on Veterans Day and then running every Thursday morning from 11 to noon, Dale will play an outdoor organ concert. Each week, he will offer a different theme. Stay tuned for the music calendar selections. We will offer our garden-like campus as a place of rest with uplifting music each Thursday. With Christ, all things are made new. As we bring the living Christ to others, it makes sense that we will be creating familiar tunes and ancient hymns in old and new ways.
 
 
- Fr. Dave