Indoor Worship and Holy Communion

Holy Communion will be available at both the 8:00 am and 10:00 service. 
You do not need to register in advance for the service, but it is first come first serve.
If you attend in-person worship, please note:

  • Masks 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, September 20
A Message from Episcopal Relief and Development

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that there is no "us" and "them" — there is only "us." For those of us who have remained healthy and safe during the crisis, this is an opportunity to care for our neighbors who have been less fortunate.

While the pandemic claims our attention both in the US and abroad, we find ourselves nearing the height of the Atlantic hurricane season. Already, we’ve seen the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Laura, and we’ve also witnessed the tragic wildfires as they rage in California. The weeks and months ahead hold a great deal of uncertainty, and they ask one thing of us: Be ready.

So that we can continue to provide relief in communities across the country - and be ready to act in the weeks ahead - I ask you to make a donation to Episcopal Relief & Development's Disaster Fund.
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
Discussion Group Readings

I am on Barna Research Group's Pastor's Panel. They sent me an article titled, White Christians Have Become Even Less Motivated to Address Racial Injustice. This is not an opinion piece, they are basing it on research. I think it will provide for an interesting discussion.
The article is currently web based so it did not print well. For the easier to read copy, click on this link. https://www.barna.com/research/american-christians-race-problem/

May the peace of the Lord be with you,
- Dave

Here is the website address for the discussion group: 

New Book Study Starting Soon

Starting Wednesday, September 23rd at 10 am, and running for six Wednesdays through October, we will be having a book study. The book is St. Benedict's Toolbox. In the sixth century when the Roman Empire was breaking apart and politics, cultural life and even the Church were in disarray ― tumultuous times not unlike our own ― Benedict of Nursia designed what he termed “a little rule” that showed people the way to peace as they learned to prefer Christ above all things. The Rule of Benedict offers timeless and practical tools for living this Christ-centered life today. 
Fr. Dave will take sections of the book and have us study what tool in Benedict's toolbox will help us in our faith life. To purchase the book, click here: St. Benedict's Toolbox
The narrow section we will cover each week will be available to you; but, to get the most out of the study, it is recommended that you have your own copy. 
A sample of our first class is available here. You will notice it has three tools. For the class, we will discuss tool #3. However, you are encouraged to review the other tools too. 
The weekly class will be available on Zoom. If you have any questions, please email or call Dave. 
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

On our prayer list is Andres who is undergoing cancer treatment. Here is his business website that details his battle with cancer and what he is doing now.

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; there is no end to his greatness. Graciously answer the prayers of everyone who calls upon you for help, especially: Downs IV, Holden, Heidi, Cynthia, Brian, Nikolai, and Anne.
Grant healing and recovery for all who have gone through surgery, especially Carlos, Carol, Virginia, Pearl, Susan, and Tom.
Give peace and strength for those going through cancer treatments, especially John, Victoria, Andres, Alex, Ginny and Colleen.
Visit and comfort all who are under the care of skilled nursing, especially Bob, Ruth, Timothy, Don and Barbara.
Be near to all who are in hospice care, especially Ward. 
Thank You of the Week

Many thanks to Don Judd for offering his labor and gardening skills in the Memorial Garden.
From the Desk of Ethan Marshall
From the Mailbox

I am receiving letters and cards from parishioners and have decided to share them on Sunday. The segment starts at the 35 minute mark on this video. Be sure to watch this week and see who has written to All Angels. 
All previous services, discussion group readings and Bible study classes may be found on our website:
Reflection
Code Enforcement

I found myself at a boat ramp on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Maybe it was curiosity, or a rite of passage, or maybe it was a break in the thunder and rain that made me want to take the boat out; regardless of the reason, and despite the stories of Florida boat ramps, I decided to launch the boat on the busiest weekend of the year. We put our boat, Epifinny, in at the south ramp of Coquina Beach, near the Longboat Pass Bridge. Designed to launch two boats at the same time, with a dock on the left and right side, that morning, many boaters decided to launch straight down the middle. The via-media side of me appreciated their middle of the road approach. Nevertheless, it did cause a backup. We were the third boat in line to launch, which, in retrospect, was a good way to watch how others performed the tricky maneuver of reversing a boat and trailer into saltwater. Getting the boat out of the water was a different matter entirely.

The boys and I planned on being home for lunch. I figured that the boat ramp would be full by mid-morning so that very few would use it at noon. Unfortunately, that was not the case; I was the fifth trailer in line at noon. By the time I was on deck, as it were, the ramp was nearing the intersection of chaos and anarchy. Fortunately, the Code Enforcement officers rolled in. Driving a golf cart that remembered to eat Wheaties in the morning, three officers started barking directions to drivers and boaters before their feet touched the ground. It was a welcome sight.

The boat owner in front of me had just launched his Sea-Doo jet ski and drove off to park the trailer. Unfortunately, his watercraft was blocking the ramp. The code enforcement officer told me to drive into the launching lane and wait for them to tell me when to go. I did as I was told. With the jet ski still in the water, the officer motioned for me to reverse in. With my empty trailer, it was easy to see where the vessel was so I started backing until the wheels were almost in the water. The officer motioned for me to stop and then joked, “Hey, if this guy doesn’t come back, do you want a jet ski?” The owner came back and, seeing the scene, hurried to his personal watercraft. All three officers were watching him with their arms folded over their chests. To lighten the mood, I asked the officer nearest to me, “Are you putting money on whether the jet ski starts?” The officer replied with a smirk, “Nah, it’s not going to start. The key is in but he forgot about the kill switch.” After several attempts, and some swear words from the operator aimed at his passenger, the officer unfolded his arms, walked over and said, “Listen brother, you gotta...” And then it fired up. Shortly thereafter, my boys and I were at home eating lunch.

I believe in angels. After watching the Code Enforcement officers, it makes me wonder if angels watch us in the same way – speaking only when having too, and, being a presence of calm when frustration takes over. According to the City Bradenton Beach, their CE officers have the difficult assignment of balancing the general public’s welfare with the rights of individual owners and operators. It must be a thankless job; as such, I sent them a note of thanks for their help on Labor Day weekend. Come to think of it, I should probably thank my guardian angel too. 

-Fr. Dave