Dear members and friends of Christ Church by the Sea in Puerto Vallarta,
This year the fourth Sunday of Advent on December 20, recalls the Annunciation, the message of the angel Gabriel to Mary that she had been chosen by God to bear the Christ into the world. After her initial amazement, her response is the model for all of us when we are addressed by God. ‘Let it be with me according to your word’.
Even as the Word of God was prepared to set aside the Glory that was His by right, so Mary set aside her personal desires and comfort to serve God for the redemption of the world. So let it be for us, that we lay aside our self centeredness, and be so embraced by God, that we become lights in the darkness for those seeking the One who gives healing and peace.
At the Vestry meeting last Saturday, our treasurer Dana Faris shared with us that we are about 2/3 of the way to meeting our budget for 2021. That is good news. If you are able to help with the budget, your estimate of giving can be emailed to: email@example.com.
As we plan for our ministry together we will gather through the magic of Zoom for our Annual General Meeting on February 21 at 1 pm. If the technology is not your strength and you don’t have someone to help you, please contact our Warden, Joyce Lujan, (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will help you learn the process so we can have you with us.
May your Celebration of our Lord’s Nativity be safe and filled with the embrace of His presence.
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.