Greetings in Christ as we prepare to celebrate His birth in humility and ready ourselves for His return in Glory.
You may recall I submitted my resignation as of the end of April 2021 as I was unable to obtain medical coverage in Mexico due to my age and having a pacemaker. By returning to Canada, I could re-register with our health system and hopefully obtain travel insurance for high season stays.
Today I am happy to tell you that I have found an affordable health insurance policy which accepts me. So now I can stay in Puerto Vallarta to continue sharing in the ministry of Christ Church by the Sea! I am so grateful for this turn of events.
In person services have now resumed with a limited number of members. Thankfully our virtual attendance continues with an average of 88 people Sunday mornings and 32 at morning prayer Monday to Friday. This is certainly wonderful news during this truly most stressful year. I continue in prayer for you as a community and individually as requested.
I also invite you to join us for our online Advent bible study, ‘Waiting With Isaiah’. It begins Thursday, November 26 at 10 am. Instructions for joining the teleconference call are on the Christ Church website here.
Now is the time when we need to consider our expenses for 2021. The Christ Church by the Sea financial statement to date and the budget are accessible at the button below this message. I urge you to take the time to review them online or download a copy for yourself.
Talking about money is never popular, but it certainly is a spiritual issue. How we disperse our resources is a very clear indicator of what we consider important. It helps us reflect on our personal and corporate values.
The coming year will be a difficult one for us in terms of our income. We will miss several dear souls who were active members and significant financial supporters for our work. Many of our visitors and seasonal members will not be able to be with us this year due to the pandemic. Others have been hit with reduced or lost employment/income.
We are asking each of you to prayerfully consider how much you may be able to increase your share of the expenses for our faith community. We are aware that you have your local church to support as well, but we do want to be here for you when you are able to be with us again.
Please send your estimate of giving to our treasurer at:
Include your name, email, phone number and annual amount. Donations receive a tax deductible receipt if sent through Vallarta Mission c/o Jeff Fulton, 1507 Brookcrest Ave. Morton, IL 61550.
You can also contribute through PayPal on our website. For those in Mexico, we have almost completed our Association Civil, which allows a tax receipt here. Notice will be sent as soon as it is completed.
Thank you for your generous participation in the ministry of Christ Church by the Sea and may the coming year be blessed with patience, peace and the deep awareness of God’s all embracing love for you.
Blessings in Christ to each of you.
The Congregation ofChrist Church by the Sea, Iglesia Cristo del Mar, is an inclusive parish of the Anglican Church of Mexico and the worldwide Anglican Communion with The Rev. Canon Robert Webster serving as Rector. We invite all God’s children to share his love with one another and those who feel rejection and abandonment.
As the only English-speaking parish of the Anglican Church of Mexico on the west coast we offer services in English and communion in the Anglican ~ Episcopalian traditions, often augmented with Spanish readings and music, every Sunday at 10 am and on special feast days. Bible study, social events, and charitable outreach projects are available throughout the year. You are always welcome here!
Our Sanctuary and Parish Hall are located in Plaza Genovesa, (next to Office Depot) Avenue Francisco Medina Ascencio 2015, in the Hotel Zone on the north side of Puerto Vallarta. The Genovesa Plaza entrance is an archway with an announcement board on the sidewalk. When you go through the archway you’ll see the back of our palapa with our name plainly displayed. Google Map
Losservicios dominicales se llevan a cabo a las 10 am en nuestro hermoso lugar de culto con techo de palapa. Nuestro servicio es en inglés, a menudo amplificado con pasajes en español. La Iglesia de Cristo Del Mar es parte de la Iglesia Anglicana en México y de la Comunión Anglicana mundial. Adora con nosotros los domingos a las 10 y quédate para la hora del café. ¡Eres bienvenido aquí!
PRAYERSOF THE PEOPLE
In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.
We ask your prayers for Healing and Comfort for Jerry, Reuben, Dede, Carol, Joanne, John, Judy, Jennifer, Cheryl, Velora, Tracy, Alex, Rita, Lance, Michael, Trino, Jeannie,Gaby, Marybeth, Richard, Dwayne, Melissa,Warren, James, Alan,Frank,Brenda,Carl Lee,Ed and All those suffering from Covid
PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED
All those who have died from Covid
We give thanks for all members and friends of our Christ Church community in Puerto Vallarta.