TC Updates/Announcements- May 2019

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Hey Friends,
There was a lot happening at TC this past month, and we have much to be thankful for.  Elizabeth and Justin have made a smooth transition into their new roles leading Music and Youth.   All went well with the Spring Festival and outreach hosted by the mission team from Auburn Grace Community Church (AGCC).  On top of that, we had a festive Easter Sunday as we celebrated the hope and life we have because of the Resurrection of Jesus.

We hope that some of you had the opportunity to get to know our friends from Auburn Grace Community Church during the week that they served here in Tamarindo.  During their time here the team form AGCC served our church and community by: Hosting a Spring Festival outreach at TC to help us reach  unchurched kids and families in the community.Hosting an Arts and Sports camp for 3 days for outreach.Serving at a local food bank.Serving the community of El Venado down near Playa Junquial.Purchasing and installing fencing around the Tamarindo Church property.Auburn Grace has been supporting Tamarindo Church from our beginnings back in 2013, and we are super grateful for the many ways they have come behind our efforts to minister here in Tamarindo.  Every month, I get a letter from their prayer team asking for prayer requests so they can pray for our church family.  They have also supported Tamarindo Church by sending teams and financial support. Thanks again to Bridget, Steve, Tim, Lisa and the rest of the team for blessing our church and community.  We hope to have you with us again next year… thank you AGCC team for serving our church and community! And thanks to those in the TC family who jumped in to help! 

EASTER SUNDAY @ TAMARINDO CHURCHEaster Sunday was a great day of worship and fellowship at Tamarindo Church.  The service was followed by a picnic at church… which included some tasty BBQ and coleslaw and a bounce house and easter egg hunt for the kids.  Thank you to all who pitched in by bringing side dishes and desserts that were enjoyed by all.  And a special thanks goes out to Mary Novgrod for organizing this years Easter Picnic! Thank you Mary!

MARK YOUR CALENDARAs we look to the month ahead be sure to read below about upcoming events and mark your calendars.  These events include:  
May 19th- Pizza Fellowship-  Join us after church on Sunday, May 19th @ 12:00 noon for our monthly Pizza Fellowship at Monkey Bar-Best Western.  Bring a swimsuit if you’re up for cooling off in the pool.  We hope to see you there!

In closing, I’d like to encourage you to read the new addition to our newsletter called “Faith In Action: Servant’s Spotlight” that we began including in our TC newsletter as of last month.  Each month, this article will highlight someone in our congregation who serves at Tamarindo Church.  We hope this will help you to get to better know some of the faces you see at church, and we hope this will help everyone to become more aware of the opportunities that there are for serving at Tamarindo Church.  This month, we will be highlighting Eric Luethold… our faithful “sound guy”.

Thank you again for the many ways you give to the life and ministry of Tamarindo Church. We hope to see you next Sunday!

 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,
but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

~ Mark 10:45

Pastor Lyle

Faith In Action: Servant’s Spotlight
When you come to TC on a Sunday morning, you will see the musicians and singers all set up, the instruments in place on the stage, and the worship music beginning to ring out.  The stage is set, literally, and the entire service starts to take place.  This doesn’t just happen automatically each week, it takes a focused effort and a keen ear to get everything just right.  

Let me introduce you to Eric, our dedicated and talented “sound man”.  Yes,  he’s the guy you see every Sunday walking around with the iPad!  Eric and his wife Catherine, and their four beautiful children moved to the Tamarindo area three years ago from Iqaluit, Canada, in the cold and frozen Arctic!  

When they moved here, something drew them to church and Eric first started serving by simply stacking chairs after service and helping to clean up.  Another church member shared with him that there were other ways to serve, and that’s when Eric started to help with A/V and music system set up.  He once did sound for a band, but said “this is much more challenging, due to the acoustics in the building, and I’ve really had to work on it.” 

Eric shared that “ it’s great to see how committed the TC community is, and how many people serve behind the scenes in so many ways.  I had no idea how many people are involved at TC until I started serving too.”  “By being involved at TC and meeting others, I have a deeper network of friends and believers, and I realize I’m not on this walk alone,” said Eric.  

In one word, Eric sums up his experience serving at TC as “fun,” and tells everyone, “come on out to help in any way you can, get involved, it will make for a better church experience for you and for others.”  

So the next time you come for Sunday service, and enjoy worshipping with TC, you’ll probably see Eric roaming around with his iPad and perfecting the sound!

If you feel the Lord calling you to serve in music, A/V support, or any other ministry at TC, please contact Jean Mixon,, or by WhatsApp 506-8938-0845.  
Hey all… just a reminder that we are on for pizza and hanging out after church on Sunday the 19th after church.  12:00 noon at the Monkey Bar/Best Western Vista Villas. Bring a bathing suit if you want to swim. Hope to see you all there!

Hey Everyone,
Join us for Youth Group every Friday, 7 – 8:30 pm at Tamarindo Church!  Youth nights at Tamarindo Church create an environment where teenagers
 feel welcomed and feel safe to be themselves.  And join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00am for diving deeper into God’s truth together at Church.

Each week, we start Youth Group with some crazy games… followed by a time of digging into the Bible together to figure out who Jesus is and what He is all about.  All 6th – 12th grade students are invited!

Join our facebook group “TC Youth” and follow our instagram account “tcyouthcr” to stay up to date on what’s happening!  Be sure to “LIKE” our Facebook page for Tamarindo Church Youth to stay updated on any changes in schedule or special events.  Click here to go to our page.  TC Youth
For more information, contact Justin Novgrod: 8765-8310    
From time to time, Tamarindo Church will have wants/needs for the church that we do not currently have in our budget.  If you would like to help by contributing toward any of the items below, please contact Lyle Watson: 
Sound Panels- to dampen sound for acoustics in the sanctuary.  $3,000.
Fencing- Thank You Auburn Grace Church for the donation to buy fencing materials!
Water Tank and Pump– for water supply during the dry season.  $7,000.
Psalm 95:1 “Come let us sing a song for joy to the Lord;
Let us shout aloud to the rock of our salvation”

Has God gifted you with musical or technical talent that you want to use for His glory? If so, we are seeking people to join our worship team.  Whatever instrument you play, we’re open to give it a try.  Here are the first few steps for becoming part of the worship team…Prayerfully consider your involvement.Contact Lyle Watson: expressing your interest. The email should include:Musical or technical experience and skill.The reason you are interested in joining the worship team.Pastor Lyle will review your information and schedule time when you can join us for an audition. 
Please continue to pray for……

TC VISION – That God would guide us in our vision and strategy for reaching and serving our community.

MINISTRY TEAM-  Please pray for our church board, staff and volunteers who serve at TC.  Pray that God would grow us in unity of Spirit, in wisdom and in humility in service.  Please also pray spiritual guidance and protection over our church leaders.  

VOLUNTEERS-  Thanks be to God for our staff and volunteers who serve in many roles in the church. Please pray that God would continue to build a sense of unity and family among our core church members

FINANCES- Please pray that God would continue to provide and meet our financial needs for this year of ministry.

OUTREACH- That God would create a spiritual hunger in our community, and that we would see many come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.

CHURCH LIFE- Please pray for Justin and Elizabeth as they transition into their leadership roles at Tamarindo Church with youth and worship.

Please pray spiritual wisdom and direction for Pastor Lyle as he leads the church.  For Stacey’s job in real estate… that she would find good balance between family, ministry and work… and not feel over-stressed or anxious.  And please pray she would earn enough to cover our children’s school tuition.  For our children Olivia and Wolfie… that they would  continue to grow to know, love, and serve our Lord.  And for spiritual protection over our family.