TC Update/Announcements- September 2016

Hey friends,
Looking back over the past month… I have to admit it was a tough one.  For those of you who aren’t here with us locally,  I was “out” for two Sundays of this past month dealing with some kind of sickness that kept me from preaching.  I was able to come to church, but in no shape for sermon prep on those weeks.  In addition to that, Stacey was out with a very painful stomach infection.  Not cool.  We are better now, but boy… that was not fun.  Fortunately one of our church members, Steve Page, jumped in to preach for me on one of the Sundays.  And on the other Sunday, we heard a very inspiring video sermon from Francis Chan on courage.  Thank you Steve!  And thank God for modern technology and sermon video downloads!  And thank you to those who were praying for us!

As we look ahead to the month of September, we’ve got a lot happening.  This Friday night, Sept. 2nd, we will be holding our Comedy Night Fundraiser for Las Playas Food bank & The Mercies of God rehab ministry.  Thank you to those of you who have confirmed attendance!  Spots are filling up quickly so, for those of you who haven’t confirmed yet, please email us to let us know we can count you in.  In addition, next week we will be heading out on our annual men’s retreat.  We will be going to  Corcovado this year.  We leave on Monday and coming back on Thursday.  Three spots left if you want to jump in!!  It’s going to be a great week.  Please keep us your prayers for safety, and for openness to whatever God would speak to us in the time.  And lastly, later in the month we will be kicking of a six-week Parenting Course held on Thurday nights.  Hey… we only get one shot at raising our kids right.  And if you’re like me, I’ll take all the parenting tips I can get.  This series is packed with practical tips and wisdom from parents who have “been there”.  We hope some of you parents can join us.  To find out more on the parenting course and other upcoming events, please see the announcements below.

Again, we thank you all for the many ways that you contribute to the life and ministry of Tamarindo Church.   We appreciate your partnering with us in seeing God’s kingdom advanced in our community, and we hope to see you next Sunday!


Lyle & Stacey 



is good for the soul.
Itailan Dinner
& Family Friendly Comedy.

Come join us for a night of dinner and a lot of laughs as we raise funds for two great ministries in our area.  Contact us soon to reserve your spot, and feel fee to bring along a friend.

Date: Friday, Sept 2nd
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Tamarindo Church
Cost: $20/adult, $5/child ages 5-11
Cost includes salad, dinner, dessert & child care for kids 5-10.
Space is limited, so reserve your spot!
All proceeds go to support Las Playas Food Bank that helps to feed over 60 local families… and toward The Mercies of God Men’s Rehabilitation Center near Santa Cruz. 


September 5-8th
Next month we will be headed to Corcovado, Playa Matapalo for our 2016 men’s retreat. The dates for the trip are September 5-8.  During our time there, we will be using video conferences from the 2016 No Regret’s men’s conference for our learning and discussion times together.  In addition… we will be getting plenty of “bro-time” in the surf, snorkeling, spearfishing and hiking.  Cost to attend is $225/person which includes all meals and transportation.  If you are interested in joining the guys for this trip, be sure to sign up soon as there are only three spots left.  Contact:  

 Sunday, Sept 18th

Join us on Sunday the 18th after Church for hanging out, pizza, and a swim in the pool at Monkey Bar/Tamarindo Best Western Vista Villas.  This is a great opportunity to connect with others in the church in a way that we just don’t get to do on Sunday’s after church service. 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.

Begins September 22nd
Family life is under great pressure today and parents face bewildering choices about how to parent effectively. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. We can all learn how to make even the happiest family better.
  • Dates:  Thursday nights from Sept 22nd through Oct 20.
  • Time:  6-8pm
  • Cost:  $30 per adult ($60/couple) includes five sessions + dinner at each session.  If you need childcare, cost will be and additional $15 per child which covers child care & a meal for all five sessions
  • Course Registration: To Register for the course contact Lyle or Stacey Watson via email to express your interest in attending.
  • Payment:  may be made directly to Lyle or Stacey Watson.
  • Location:  Tamarindo Church  
  • Frequently Asked Questions: CLICK HERE

For more information about the course, please click the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link above.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Lyle or Stacey Watson.

Skate Club meets every Wednesday @ 4:30pm 
(Weather Permitting)
Kids 6-10yrs welcome.  Skate session is followed by a
group bible study with the kids.
Location: El Mutante Skate Park, Playa Negra
Cost: Free  Schedule:  Contact Mike & Keilyn Krepin to
confirm if they are meetiing. 2652-9270/
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@10am-11:30pm
WHERE? Meetings are at the Watson’s home.
For more info contact Stacey
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 at or call 8868-0871
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.

Tamarindo Church Prayer Requests

Please continue to pray for……
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.

Please pray for our Comedy Night Fundraiser, that we would meet our goal of raising $1000 dollars to support the local food bank and a local rehab center.

Special prayers for our Parenting Course in September.  Our hope is that we will not only bless church families, but also reach unchurched people in our community.

Please pray for safety during our trip, and that God would grow us in our devotion to him, our fellowship with each other, and in our roles as husbands, fathers and as Christian men.

We are VERY grateful for the donations that have been made so toward the property purchase and construction of a church and children’s ministry area.  Please continue in prayer with us:  1.  In thanks to God that he has given us an opportunity to secure a lot for a great price at a great location.  2. That the property would be freed from the lien against it.  3. If for some reason this is not the property God would have for us, that he would direct us to another property.  4.  God would continue to meet our financial needs for this project.

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.

Payer over our family and our Ministry Team.