Chapel by the Sea was the first church on our island and remains a church for the community, welcoming all people seeking to know and serve Christ. We are a mission for Jesus Christ and a church for all seasons -

seasons of life - seasons of the year - seasons of our growth as Christians.

All programs are postponed until further notice.

 Sermons and Bulletins available online.

Greetings to our Chapel Family & Friends –


Sometimes we can’t see or understand what God has planned for us as individuals or as a community. When in doubt remember Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God…” A church member forwarded the short story below that illustrates God’s wisdom.

A while back I read a story of a visiting pastor who attended a men's breakfast in the middle of a rural farming area of the country.  The group had asked an older farmer, decked out in bib overalls, to say grace for the morning breakfast.

"Lord, I hate buttermilk", the farmer began. The visiting pastor opened one eye to glance at the farmer and wonder where this was going.

The farmer loudly proclaimed, "Lord, I hate lard." Now the pastor was growing concerned. Without missing a beat, the farmer continued, "And Lord, you know I don't much care for raw white flour". The pastor once again opened an eye to glance around the room and saw that he wasn't the only one to feel uncomfortable.

Then the farmer added, "But Lord, when you mix them all together and bake them, I do love warm fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up that we don't like, when life gets hard, when we don't understand what you're saying to us, help us to just relax and wait until you are done mixing. It will probably be even better than biscuits. Amen."

Within that prayer there is great wisdom for all when it comes to complicated situations like we are experiencing in the world today. Stay strong, my friends, because our LORD is mixing several things that we don't really care for, but something even better is going to come when HE is done with it. AMEN!


This event was told by Rev. Bruce, York Pines United Church, Canada.

Reminder – (Call the church office for list and application.)

Hurricane Season is here! Now is the time to get your supplies and important papers together. Don’t wait until the next storm is upon us. Attached is a reminder list of how to prepare for the season. Located your FMB re-entry pass. If you have special needs and must evacuate, you will need to fill out an application for a special needs shelter ahead of time. Applications for those shelters will not be processed once the storm is on the way. Make your arrangements now.

Important Church information –

Phone number:                               (239) 463-3173


Website and Online Giving: 

Facebook Page:                              chapelbytheseafmb

Pastor Steve Adkison:                    (573) 822-8695 /

Parish Nurse, Ann Fossum            (239) 463-3173 ext. 13 /

Sunday Worship Services will continue to be available on our Facebook page and website. For those not using Facebook, you may now go directly to the website, click on the SERMON heading, then choose sermon date that you want to view. On the bottom right of the video box there is a small box [ ], click on that to enlarge to a full screen.

The Sunday Worship Bulletins are also available online. On the website, click on the NEWS heading; then select 2020 Bulletins; then choose the bulletin for the current Sunday. You should be able to print a copy before the service begins to help you follow along. The file is a PDF format.

If you have a prayer request that you would like to add to the bulletin, please send the request by e-mail at or call the church office. The request will appear in the next uploaded bulletin.

Study and Prayer with Pastor –

Solomon's Porch every Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. via the ZOOM app

Study Book: Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb by Keith Giles. The book can be order on Amazon for $17 or Kindle edition for $0.99. You will enter the ZOOM waiting room and be admitted to the meeting from there, allowing no need for a password. Simply copy and paste the link below into your browser.


Bible & Prayer every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. via the ZOOM app

You will enter the ZOOM waiting room and be admitted to the meeting from there, allowing no need for a password. Simply copy and paste the link below into your browser.


If you have questions prior to the meetings, please contact Pastor Steve at or Diane Means at


YTD Giving                  $426,428  (as of 6/5/20)

Total Giving                $446,684  (projected thru 6/30/20)

YTD Expenses             $414,134  (as of 6/5/20)

Total Expenses           $459,464  (projected thru 6/30/20)

Current Health Topics from our Parish Nurse, Ann Fossum, RN – (Call the church office for articles.)

Earwax is usually not a topic of general conversation. Earwax has both lubricating and antibacterial properties. Untreated buildup can lead to hearing loss, irritation, pain in the ear, dizziness, ringing in the ears and other problems. Check out the attached article, Earwax: The Good, the Bad and the Healthy.


Ann has also provide an updated Visitation Restrictions Guide for Lee County Health Facilities. On Monday, June 8, facilities will begin allowing visitors. Please read the attached information before heading to any health facilities.

Worship Services at Chapel by the Sea

Sunday Service:
Sunday Worship Services are held at 10:00 a.m.,

with an additional 8:00 a.m. worship service from

January 1st through Easter Sunday.

Communion is offered on the first Sunday of every month.

Blue Christmas Worship Service

Thursday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.


Christmas Eve Services:
Candlelight Services are offered at 7:00 p.m.and 9:00 p.m.

Easter Services:

Easter Sunday, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Ash Wednesday Service:

Ash Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Service:

Thursday, 7:00 p.m.


We are located on Fort Myers Beach in the

2500 block of Estero Blvd at 100 Chapel Street.

Phone: 239-463-3173

Fax: 239-463-0256

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2997
Fort Myers Beach, Fl 33932

(239) 463-3173

100 Chapel Street

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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