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, click on the listen live button, and you will be routed to our YouTube channel. 
Zoom - go to 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:
or at the following link: Bulletin for Sunday, November 29
Flowers and Music for Christmas

There are 4 easy ways to contribute to the upcoming holiday season decorations and music:

1.For on-line giving chose the Christmas Donation button on the All Angels website

2 Send a check to the office made out to All Angels by the Sea with Christmas in the Memo Line

3. Put your check in offering plate with the above designations

4. Or, stop by or call the office, 941-383-8181, with donation information. 

If you would like to designate as Memorial or Thanksgiving of name, please enclose that information for the bulletin.
Children First  


Children First, a longtime recipient of ECW fundraising and Outreach grants could use our help this year. For Christmas every child receives a book and pajamas. This may be their only gift this year as many parents have lost their jobs and may not be called back. Please bring your unwrapped gift of pajamas and /or book appropriate for children infant to 5 years to the Christmas bin located in the narthex by December 7. We will see that it is delivered.
You can find these items on Amazon or stores that offer at home delivery. Please shop safely. 
Look for additional hours when the church will be open for reflection and prayer so you can safely bring in your items.
Questions? Call or email Gail Clay, Elaine Smith or Alison Jones
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:
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

Send your angels and gather together your people from the four corners of the earth. Sending healing and restoration to those who are in need, especially: Downs IV, Holden, Nikolai, Brian and Joan. 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, Colleen and Jack. Visit and comfort all who are 5 under the care of skilled nursing, especially Bob, Ruth, Timothy, Don, Barbara and Mike. Be near to all who are in hospice care. 

For the repose of the soul of Ruth Beliles.
May light perpetual shine on her.
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:
A Breath of Advent Air

Don’t look now but Advent is here. The season that is most commonly known for Advent calendars, it is the time of year where we await and anticipate the arrival of Jesus. It is a many-sided season because it ends with Christmas which, on one side, means that we were waiting and preparing for the yearly celebration of Jesus’ birth. Another side is that we are waiting for the return of Christ and that no one knows the day or the hour of when he returns; even if our calendar shows his birth is on December 25th. A third-side is that Advent can be treated like a mini-Lent. In many churches, purple is the color for Advent which is also the color of Lent. Some religious traditions have Advent participants give up things; just like in Lent. The fourth side of Advent is that it is a perpetual season. We are always waiting for the return of Christ. We wait during Christmas, during the Easter season, and during the dog-days of summer, we are waiting and expecting Jesus to return. Regardless of the many ways to look at Advent, by the time Christmas finally arrives, I often feel winded.
If you are wondering what the real meaning of Advent is, I’d have to say it is up to you to determine that. If you’d like to treat it like a Lenten season, feel free. If your tradition is to light a candle, one for each week, that’s great. If you breathe a sigh of relief on Christmas morning, that’s fine too. However it is that you decide to treat Advent, it is up to you. Nevertheless, we should be aware that Jesus is scheduled to return someday, maybe soon.
Advent comes with a warning – at least one from me to you. Prepare for the Gospel lessons in Advent to be on the harsher, judgmental side of God. Don’t blame me for this, we are following along with the Revised Common Lectionary, Episcopal Edition. This Sunday, we are hearing that the return of Christ will start with the sun darkened and the stars falling from the sky. Advent II and III is about John the Baptizer who wore camel’s hair and ate locusts – which are symbols of God’s judgement. Advent IV is about Mary, thankfully. Often I will hear this after a service in Advent, “Well, those reading don’t sound very Christmassy.” I suppose the point is they are not supposed to.
For me, Advent is about preparing for Christmas, for birthdays during December, for one of the biggest seasons of the Church, for end-of-the-year reports, for holiday parties, and, somewhere along in my list, for Jesus. This year, like the other years, I’d like to move Jesus up on my list. Maybe because we’re not going to, or hosting, any parties, I have a little more room this year; or maybe it is because 2020 is calling us all into a deeper relationship with God and in participating with our spiritual life. My weekly Advent practice this year will be to read a portion of Joan Chittister’s book, The Breath of the Soul, Reflections on Prayer. I’ll put each reading up on-line so that you can read with me. Regardless of how you see this multi-sided season of Advent, I invite you to take some time to reflect on prayer and how it lets the soul breathe.

- Fr. Dave