ALL ANGELS BY THE SEA
WEEKLY TIDINGS
April 1, 2021
RESERVATIONS FOR EASTER

There will be two services Easter morning, 8 and 10 am. Reservations for indoor seating at the 10 am service
are full.

Alden Grace Wright and Harper Ann Wright, twin daughters of Russell and Carrie Wright and granddaughters of BJ and Dave Bishop will be baptized on Sunday April 4th at the 10 a.m. service at All Angels Episcopal Church.
Holy Week Services

Good Friday
April 2, 2021
noon

Easter Sunday
April 4, 2021
8 and 10 am

The All Angels office will be closed on Monday, April 5th.
SUNDAY SERVICES
Masks are required indoors - please wear the mask over your mouth and nose.
Communion bread will be offered outdoors.

To live-stream - go to AllAngelsLBK.org, click on the "All Angels Enter Here" picture 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 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: 
Scripture Readings, April 4

Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
John 20:1-18


Ready for Good Friday
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Last Sunday's Service
Stations of the Cross
PRAYERS
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
We pray for those who are sick, those who suffer; we pray for all who protect us both here and abroad, and for those on our prayer list; especially, Downs IV, Holden, and Brian. Grant healing and recovery for all who have gone through surgery, especially Gail Ashley. Give peace and strength for those going through cancer treatments, especially Ginny, Victoria, Andres, Alex, Colleen, Jack, Connie, John, Douglas and Tom. Visit and comfort all who are under the care of skilled nursing, especially Bob, Timothy, Don, Barbara and Mike. Be near to all who are in hospice care.

PARISH ACTIVITIES
Organ Concerts

Join us every Thursday at 11:00 am for our Organ Concert in the Park.
Art Gallery
Our "New to You" art sale continues online. To see what is available for sale, please visit our website: www.allangelslbk.org

Our artist for the month of April will be Jo Jo Fusco.
Discussion Groups
Here is the reading for next week. It is a look at what happened on Saturday - in between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. I'd like to take a look at it and think about how that particular event would apply, at all, to our day. Maybe there is a lot there for us to consider as we look forward to the pandemic ending. 
Blessings to you all,
- Dave

 
The zoom link is as follows: https://zoom.us/j/5955701807
Online Giving
If you would like to give to the offering plate electronically, you can find the online giving link on our All Angels website by clicking the link below:
REFLECTION
A Little Like Heaven
 
A small miracle happened on Tuesday of Holy Week. Facebook sent me a notification that a friend made a new post. This is not a miracle; Facebook emails me all the time. But, part of the miracle is that I actually clicked on the email. My attention to Facebook has significantly declined since 2016. In fact, I have basically ignored Facebook for over four years. Interestingly enough, they still email me. I suppose there is something to be said about the virtue of persistence. Nevertheless, on Holy Tuesday, I logged on to FB and took a look at the post.
 
The message was from a family that we were close with in San Diego. Our 18-year old, Ethan, has been friends with their 18-year old, since elementary school. Our families have been friends since 2008 – we would go to the beach together, go over to each other’s houses, celebrate birthdays and the like, until 2016 when they took a promotion that brought them to North Carolina. We have a photo of our last dinner together; it was a beautiful southern California sunset that framed in our two families who had looks on our faces that showed we didn’t know what the future held. We stayed in contact through texts, Facebook, and Christmas cards. Then, in 2019, we too left San Diego and relocated to Florida. And then I got an email message from Facebook.
 
The FB post said this, “My hubby finally got to see the beauty of the Gulf Coast. Lido beach today and then to Clearwater beach tomorrow.” I nearly fell out of my chair. I quickly responded to the post that was three hours old, “Lido! Clearwater! We’re halfway in-between, call me.” I then called Christi and she texted them too; and, lo and behold, we got together with them at 9 pm, Tuesday night, on the Anna Maria pier. Both boys are the same height and both are making plans for college. Our friends are at similar stages in life. But here’s the miracle – it was like the conversation we had in San Diego ended with a comma because Tuesday night the conversation simply started up again as if five thousand miles and four years had passed in just a breath. And, like before, we ended the conversation at 10:30, with a comma.
 
I think this is what heaven is like: in heaven, we will simply pick up the conversations we started with loved ones on earth as if no time passed. If four years and five thousand miles can’t stop a good conversation between friends, neither can the distance and time between now and heaven. 

-Fr. Dave