August 2015 Update/Announcements

Hello Friends,

We hope you all are enjoying your summer, especially those of you getting extra special time with your kids.  The past couple of months have been pretty “tranquilo” here at Tamarindo Church.  This has mostly to do with the fact that Stacey and I have been gone visiting family in the U.S. for three Sundays.  But church was gathering on Sundays thanks to our awesome team of volunteers at Tamarindo Church. A HUGE “THANK YOU”  goes out to our team for doing an awesome job “manning the ship” while we’ve been gone.  Wa special thanks to Andy and Elizabeth going above and beyond the call of duty in preaching and leading music!  We thank God for blessing Tamarindo Church with such a capable team.


As we settle back in to life and ministry in Costa Rica, we are looking forward to our upcoming Men’s Retreat to Nicaragua this month.  The trip is maxed out at 10 men, and we are excited for whatever God has in store in our time together.  Please pray God’s safety during our travels and beach adventures… and please pray the Holy Spirit would guide and direct our times of bible study and discussion together.


As we settle back in, we are also looking toward kicking off our Youth Group and Kidz Club ministries again in September.  With this in mind, we will be needing help from volunteers.  If you have kids involved in this ministry… or if you simply have a heart for ministering to kids, we ask that you would consider getting involved by volunteering in one way or another.  That could be making snacks/meals… or showing up and helping with check in or games.  If you would like to get involved in either of these ministries, please contact Lydia for Kidz Club, or Carolyn Herman for Youth Group.


While we’re on the topic of volunteers, we also have a need for 2 people to who are wiling to commit to helping with our set up team on Sunday Mornings.  Responsibilities would involve setting up and breaking down chairs and our hospitality station twice a month on Sunday mornings.  If you are wiling and able to help with this ministry, please contact pastor Lyle @

Thank you all for the various ways you contribute to the life and ministry of Tamarindo Church through prayers, financial support, volunteering, encouraging words. Thank you!  We could not do this without you. Blessings to you and your families, and we hope to see you next Sunday at church!

Grace and Peace to you,
Lyle  & Stacey

This Sunday, August 2nd- Pizza Fellowship
Join us this Sunday after Church for hanging out, pizza, and a swim in the pool at Monkey Bar/Tamarindo Best Western Vista Villas.  Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel.  Hope to see you there!
Directions From Church: Drive toward Tamarindo.  You will see Best Western Vista Villas and Monkey Bar on your left.
Men’s Retreat, August 24-27- Nicaragua
Please pray for us!

Please pray for our men’s Retreat as 10 of us will be headed up to Nicaragua for our 2015 Men’s Retreat.  Please pray safety in travels and as we will spend much of our time surfing, spearfishing, etc.  Please pray also for meaningful fellowship and for “God Moments” as we hear and discuss the talks we hear from the No Regrets Men’s Conference DVDs.

Thank you for your prayers!!!


Youth Group-

The Road will be not be meeting this month, but gatherings will resume again in September.


Stay up to date on the latest impromptu gathering by joining the youth Facebook page at TC YOUTH
Kidz Club Tamarindo– 
Starting up again in September!!!!
Hey everyone… just wanted to remind everyone that we will be taking a break from Kids club for the summer… and we hope to begin meeting again in September.  Stay posted for Updates!
Meeting every Friday night from 5:45-7:30, Kidz Club rocks it for kids ages 5-12. Come join in the fun, games, activities, snacks, music and learn about how much God loves them. Great date night opportunity for the parents too!!! All kids are welcome:)


To stay up-to-date on the latest, please
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and “like” us on the Kidz Club FB page 
Skate Club- Wednesdays @ 4pm

Skate Club meets every Wednesday @ 4:00pm 

Kids 6-10yrs welcome.  Skate session is followed by a

group bible study with the kids.


Location: El Mutante Skate Park, Playa Negra

Cost: $4.00

More info:  Contact Mike & Keilyn Krepin


We will have extra skate boards, pads, and helmets… but if you have your own, please bring them.  We hope to see you there!


  • WHEN? Tuesdays@12noon-1:30pm
  • WHERE? Meetings are at the Watson’s home.
  • For more info contact or call 8706-7479


  • WHEN? Wednesdays @ 8:00am
  • WHERE? Come join us on Wednesdays 8AM at the French Bakery located across from the entrance to Best Western Vista Villas.  If you would like to come early and hang out over breakfast or coffee, several of us meet early at 7:30.
  • For more info contact pastor Lyle or call 8868-0871

~ HOME GROUP– Playa Negra

  • WHEN? Thursdays @ 1:00pm
  • WHERE? Meets at the home of Mike and Keilyn Krepin.
  • For directions and further info, you can contact them at 2652-9270 or

Did you know that Tamarindo Church has a page where you can share your prayer requests with us.  On this page you have the option to have us keep your requests confidential, or to have us invite others to be praying for you.


CLICK HERE to check out the new page and submit your prayer requests.


Below is a WISH LIST of specific items needed for our ministry.  If you would like to make a donation toward any particular items, please let us know. Thank You!

  • Dreaming Big- Tamarindo Church doesn’t have the funds, but we do have the vision for buying a property to build a future church on.  The total we are needing to raise is $80,000 for property and $100,000 to build.  If you feel led to participate in helping our church move forward on this vision, please contact Pastor Lyle.

If you would like to make a donation online, Click here for information on how to do that.  If you would like your donation to go specifically toward a wish list item, please email us to let us know.


PRAYER REQUESTS– Please continue to pray for
for spiritual wisdom and direction as we lead the church.
– For Stacey’s new job in real-estate… that she would find balance between family, ministry and work.
for meaningful times together and healthy balance between family and ministry.
over our family and our Ministry Team.
that God would guide us in our vision and strategy for reaching and serving our community.
Thanks to God for raising up more people to lead and serve on our ministry teams.  Please pray that God would continue build a sense of unity and family  among our core church members.
Thank you Father for meeting our needs this year through pledges and regular supporters!
That God would create a spiritual hunger in our community, and that we would see many come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
We are currently searching out properties for building a church in the near future.  Please pray that God would guide us to the right location, that we would get a great price, and God would provide the funds for the purchase.