This Week


Secret Handshake Class: The Bible

Why the Bishop coming is a real big deal!

Sign Ups so far for Soup, Salad, and Bread

One Parish One Book


Core Purpose:  

In all we do, we are to nourish Christ’s people from the riches of his grace and strengthen them to glorify God in this life and in the life to come.


Core Values:

Church of the Angels is to be a place where people can live the Christian life in depth and experience joy in doing so.


Goals Flowing From Purpose & Values

People will be given the opportunity to use their gifts and talents to the fullest extent possible which will be a source of strength to every other member. 


Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers are $55.00.  Please make your check to Church of the Angels and mark it “Altar Flowers


Attachments to By Way of Reminder

Homily: Epiphany 5

Calendar: February 17, 2019


Daily Scripture Readings online


Drop down to The Daily Readings Anytime

 When you get to Daily Readings Anytime, you will see how to find the day you want.



February 17 Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Coffee Hour:  7:45 Need Volunteer                       

                       10:15 Need Volunteer                       

 LEM & Ushers:  7:45 a.m. Nancy Ohlson, Laura Serafini

                            10: 15 a.m.  Anne Miles, Katie Williamson

                                               John Henning, Eric Jones



Secret Handshake Class   Tomorrow Thursday February 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Rectory


Topic:  The Bible


What does the Episcopal Church believe about the Bible?  The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God and contain all things necessary to salvation.


We will find out how this is so.  We'll explore how the Bible came to be, how it gets translated, and what's in it..  Any and all are welcome to come.  Each session of Secret Handshake is self-contained, so missing a session does prevent one from full participation.  



Day, Time & Place Thursday Evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 - 8:30.  

I'd like to not go too late.


We'll meet at the Rectory which is the house right above the Church.  Park on the back part of the Church driveway, follow the lighted steps and the sound of the barking dog.


Each of these sessions is self-contained.  If you miss one, you won't "fall behind."


Anyone is welcome to participate.


Coffee Hour for March and April

The Sign Up Sheet for the next two months will be outside Church on Sunday.  Please sign up to host a coffee hour after the 7:45 or 10:15 Liturgies.


Emmaus Road:  New Book:  A Life of Jesus by Shusako Endo

Emmaus Road: Monday February 18 at 7:00 p.m.   Chapters 7& 8



What is the Next Big Thing?  

An Episcopal Visitation on the First Sunday of Lent March 10!


We get an Episcopal Visitation (That is a Bishop comes and presides and preaches) every two years.  The last three Episcopal Visitations has been with Bishop Diane Bruce.  This time we will have Our Diocesan Bishop, The Rt. Rev. John Taylor as celebrant and preacher.  Most of you will remember him from Fr. Bob's 35 Anniversary Celebration last June.  


An opportunity for both individual and Parish renewal:  It can give us all a shot in the arm!



Why is this such a big deal you ask?  What are Bishops and what do they do?


From the Book of Common Prayer:  


My brother or sister, the people have chosen you and have affirmed 
their trust in you by acclaiming your election. A bishop in 
God's holy Church is called to be one with the apostles in 
proclaiming Christ's resurrection and interpreting the Gospel, 
and to testify to Christ's sovereignty as Lord of lords and 
King of kings.

You are called to guard the faith, unity, and discipline of the 
Church; to celebrate and to provide for the administration of 
the sacraments of the New Covenant; to ordain priests and 
deacons and to join in ordaining bishops; and to be in all 
things a faithful pastor and wholesome example for the 
entire flock of Christ.

With your fellow bishops you will share in the leadership of 
the Church throughout the world. Your heritage is the faith 
of patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and those of 
every generation who have looked to God in hope. Your joy 
will be to follow him who came, not to be served, but to 
serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.



A bishop is really our connection the Church as a whole.  That is the Church through the centuries going back to the Apostles, and the Church throughout the world at the present time.  The Office of Bishop embodies and proclaims that we at Church of the Angels are part of something much larger than ourselves, and that as the Book of Common Prayer says, "We are very members incorporate in the Mystical Body of thy Son Christ our Lord, which is the blessed company of all faithful people."   That is why it is important.



Episcopal Visitation:  Feeding the Bishop and ourselves.

A Special Parish Meal after the Liturgy.


The Bishop is coming on the First Sunday in Lent.  This means that we have both An Occasion to Celebrate, and the opening to The Church's Penitential Season. 


How can we do justice to both?


We propose to do a Potluck made up of Soups, Salads, and Breads, and since it is Sunday wine and dessert are allowed as well.


Sign Ups So Far:  


Soup:  Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice:  Jackie Beltran

           Winter Vegetable Chili:                  Kym Cox

           White Bean and Sage:                    Victoria Wilson


Salad:  Alice Murray, Ralph & Caryn Hofer, Nancy and Lary Ohlson


Bread:  Anne Miles, 

            Gail Dearden:  Rosemary Bread


Do you have a KILLER SOUP that you would like to make for the occasion?


Do you have an AWESOME SALAD that is a specialty of yours?  We need a variety of these because there are members of our parish WHO GIVE UP KALE FOR LENT!  We want to be inclusive!


Do you like to make BREAD or other BAKED GOODS?  




We're doing a sign-up sheet the next several Sundays.  Kate Kahler is available to answer your questions.  Jump in and let's make this a real cool thing!



One Parish, One Book Exploring in more depth

Fr. Bob's colleagues have put him on to a wonderful new book: Walk in Love.  It is an introduction the faith an life in the Episcopal Church by walking through The Book of Common Prayer.  Fr. Bob has read it and finds it very good.  It is clear, well written, accurate, and accessible.  So taking inspiration from the City of Pasadena we are proposing


We invite any and all in the parish to read the book either on one's own or as part of a discussion group.  Fr. Bob will set up several meeting times and dates so that any can participate.  These can be daytime for those who are available, an evening, even a Saturday morning.  It all depends on what people would like to do.  


The book is too long to complete by the time Bishop Taylor comes to us.  The goal is to start before Lent and finish by Pentecost.  The bishop's visitation will give us all a boost.  We'll move through the powerful seasons of Lent, Holy Week with the Reflective Dinners, and Easter, with the climax on Pentecost when we choose one of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and light our candle on the side altar.   


This should be great fun for all who participate.  


One Parish, One Book:  Who Would Like to Participate?

There will be a sign-up sheet outside Church.  Indicate if you will obtain your own book, (available from Amazon) or if you want Fr. Bob to get it for you.