A Moment of Reflection with

Pastor Steve Adkison

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.

Pastor Steve Adkison

reflects on Chapel's first

in-person worship service.

All programs are postponed until further notice.

 Sermons and Bulletins available online.

Click on the Sermons heading above to access videos and bulletins.

In-Person Worship Service

Sunday, September 20 at 10AM


Greetings Chapel Family & Friends –


We grateful for the many blessings God has bestowed upon Chapel by the Sea.

As a whole, our church community is doing well. Pastor Steve and Board of Deacons continue their communications through e-mails, phone calls, and zoom conferences.

If you are in need of outreach, please do not hesitate to let us know. We are here

and want to assist in any way.


Study and Prayer with Pastor

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

2.  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 skypilot_mdiv@hotmail.com or Diane Means at meansdianem@gmail.com.

Member Updates

Please lift up in prayer Peter Cartwright on the passing of his beloved wife,

Mary Cartwright on September 11, 2020.

Peter’s address is 30907 Jasper Bridge, Novi, MI 48377 for those who wish to send

a card.

Finance and Stewardship


Our thought of the day comes from the theologian Henri Nouwen:


                   Every time I take a step in the direction of generosity,

                   I know I am moving from fear to love.”


As followers of Christ, we are generous because we recognize that it is more blessed

to give than to receive and we have been so richly blessed.


Fiscal Year July ’20 – June ‘21

Month thru September 18


                                                  Actual Income              $17,005

                                                  Projected Expenses     $28,590


Tithing?     Do you?     Could you?


Deacon’s Corner

Clif Hart, Session Liaison

to the Board of Deacons

This week it is all about patience. Upon retiring, I thought I would acquire an abundance

of patience. Wrong! This was not to be and still struggle every day with my impatience.

                                Two of my worst times of being impatient are traffic lights and being

                                  asked to “wait” on the phone. When the light turns green and no one

                                 moves, I am quick to honk the horn, and nothing tries my patience more than being asked to “hold” while trying to make a service call or an appointment.

PATIENCE is the ability to endure difficult circumstances such as perseverance in the face of delay; tolerance of provocation without responding in annoyance/anger or forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can have before negativity.

(Text under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareALike License.)


We all face moments where our patience wears thin - with others and ourselves - and to be honest, with God’s plan. In the Christian religion, patience is one of the most valuable virtues of life. Increasing patience is viewed as the work of the Holy Spirit to the Christians who have accept the gift of salvation.


When I started researching patience, I was amazed at the amount of material that was available. Patience is mentioned 70 times in the Bible. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 37:7 – Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him: do not fret when men succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes.


Thought of the day…a quote by Teresa of Ávila:


Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you

All things are passing; Patient endurance attains all things:

One whom God possesses wants nothing for God alone suffices.


Until next time, Blessings!


Health updated provided by Dr. Lynda Hicks. Lynda serves on Chapel’s Board of Deacons.

What is Lifestyle Medicine?


When I first practiced medicine in the late 70’s any recommendation for lifestyle change was likely to be an afterthought once a prescription for drugs had been written. It may have involved reminding diabetics not to eat sweets or perhaps counseling a patient to stop smoking, since we were beginning to think that smoking caused lung cancer.


We have come a long way, and lifestyle medicine is one of the

fastest growing medical specialties. It has brown out of many

years of research into how certain lifestyle changes

(healthy diet, exercise, restorative sleep and street management)

can either prevent or reverse disease.


Take for instance heart disease. We know that low fat diet (and more specifically plant-based nutrition) lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have also been show to prevent and even reverse heart disease. However, it doesn’t stop there. There are lifestyle prescriptions for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis and some cancers.


Lifestyle practitioners aim to improve a patient’s health by changing unhealthy behaviors in order to prevent or reverse chronic disease. A larger goal is to reduce healthcare costs both nationally and globally by establishing healthier populations. It is never too late to achieve positive results from making changes and you don’t have to see a specialist to help you make better choices. Most of us have an idea about what we need to fix or start by asking your own physician what you can do to improve your health.


If you are interesting in learning more about lifestyle medicine check out the American College of Lifestyle Medicine at www.lifestylemedicine.org or locally at the Health and Wellness session of www.leehealth.org.


Stay safe, stay well!


     *Food for the Body and Soul ministry. Deacons are available to deliver

       prepared meals to those in need. You may also pick up items yourself

       during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am – Noon.

       Suggested donation: $3 for soup and $5 for dinners.



                *If you have a prayer request that you would like to add to the bulletin

                  please send the request to chapel@chapelbts.org or call the church office.

                  The request will appear in the next uploaded bulletin.

                  * We have developed an . You may submit a special prayer request to

                     denise@chapelbts.org. She will disseminate your request to those

                     who have signed up to participate. These requests are confidentially.


Worship Services at Chapel by the Sea

When Chapel re-opens its doors, the services planned

will follow the below schedule.

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.

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.

(239) 463-3173

100 Chapel Street

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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