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Weekly Worship - April 21, 2018

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, formally Christ Church Episcopal, a Anglican/Episcopal mission of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22, with the Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. in the La Huerta Eventos Center (where the Tuesday Organic Market is held), Carretera West 522, West Ajijic. Rev. Robbin Del Nagro will preside and Bishop Sandy Olson will give a message, “What Would Jesus Have Us Do?”

Following the refreshments and coffee after the service, the Lunch Bunch will meet at noon in the CocinArt Restaurant, 16 de Septiembre 4-D, Ajijic, cel. 331-395-3810.

The Bible Study will not meet until resuming sometime in May. At that time all are welcome to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible.

Lake Chapala Baptist

Says Deacon David Powell: “All of us have had hopes, dreams and expectations throughout our lives and most of us still do.  Sometimes they come to fruition and sometimes they don’t.  In fact, there are times when they’re lost in a moment of time.  Most of you reading this could probably share stories of joy when things have gone well for you and no doubt you have tales of disappointment as things haven’t gone as you had hoped and planned. I know what it’s like to be ecstatic when hopes are fulfilled and I know the feeling of devastation when they don’t.

“There were a variety of people in the Bible’s gospel accounts who met Jesus and their lives were changed. The last couple of Sunday mornings we’ve been looking at some of these people and the changes they experienced in a series of sermons entitled ‘Close Encounters of the Best Kind.’ We’ll continue this Sunday with the experience of two men who had their hopes crushed and were ready to give up. They met Jesus and discovered that things aren’t always the way they appear. They needed an eternal perspective. They got it and became hopeful once again!

“We’d love to have you come and join us, Sunday April 22, 11 a.m., and share some hope and joy!”

Lake Chapala Baptist Church is located at Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, April 22, Dr. Wayne Cook’s sermon is entitled “A Witch, a Donkey, and a Blessing,” drawing his text from Numbers 22:1-6.

How many among us are so involved with our own short-term goals and plans that we fail to realize our wants may conflict with God’s will?   How “human” it is to think we have a plan for our lives that is somehow better than the one God has devised.

Baalam was just such a man.  He thought to ignore God in order to implement a more profitable venture.  If not for a talking donkey, he would have lost his life!

Lakeside Presbyterian Church is located at San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar.  English-language services begin each Sunday at 10 a.m., Spanish-language services at 9 a.m. Sunday School for adults begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Library, and Fridays, Bible Study begins at 9:45 a.m., also in the Library. Everyone is welcome.

Pastor Dwayne will speak on Personal Evangelism for the English-speaking congregation in the church Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. 

Little Chapel by the Lake

“In the second chapter of Ephesians, the apostle Paul writes that if we could earn our own salvation, we’d just brag about it,” says Pastor Ken. “What does this have to do with the full armor?” he asks. “Find out the answer to this and other pressing questions in a life-changing, six-week series that will have you looking at ‘the full armor of God’ like you never have before.” 

This Sunday’s conversation at Little Chapel, titled “Full Armor,” is drawn from Ephesians 6 and other passages. Pastor Ken takes you to the historical and biblical context of the Roman armor the apostle Paul was describing in his letter to the church at Ephesus.

Non-denominational Christian, English-language Sunday worship service is at 11 a.m. An informal hour of worship music, prayer, and open communion begins at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to stay for a friendly comida (church meal) after the service.

Little Chapel is a dog-friendly congregation, to allow for those who need to keep their fur friends close. For a copy of the chapel’s canine etiquette, email Little Chapel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

St. Andrew’s Anglican

“Under the streets of Rome, more ancient catacombs were recently uncovered. In them was found one of the oldest images of Jesus ever discovered – a depiction of Jesus cradling a sheep. Come join us at St. Andrew’s this Sunday as we celebrate Jesus as the Good Shepherd – an image as enduring in the 21st century as it was in the first,” says Rev. Glenn Chalmers.

St. Andrew’s service of Holy Eucharist begins Sunday, 10 a.m. and bilingual Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m. Coffee hour, a time of fellowship and welcome, follows the service.

The Company of Gentlemen meet for their monthly luncheon Wednesday, April 25, noon at CocinArt in Ajijic.

Every Sunday, Operation Feed, the feeding program supported by St. Andrew’s, welcomes donations of non-perishable food items. Boxed milk and empty cardboard egg cartons are especially welcome, in addition to rice, beans, pasta, lentils, garbanzos, oats, oil and salt. The parish distributes these foodstuffs to the Lakeside’s neediest families.

Decluttering? Clearing out your closet? If you are, please don’t forget St. Andrew’s resale shop, Todo Bueno.  Every donation or consignment you make benefits the church’s Outreach Ministry. Donations of clothing, kitchenware, electronics, bric-a-brac, furniture, appliances, books, collectables, sports equipment, etc., enables the parish to financially support a number of charities around Lakeside. Todo Bueno is located on the highway, next to S&S Auto in Riberas de Pilar, and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

St. Andrew’s is located at Calle San Lucas 19, a block south of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar.

Unitarian Universalists

Are we each doing all we can to save our world from destruction? Will world leaders finally come together with urgency to avoid the unfolding catastrophe of a warming, destabilized planet? This year, on Earth Day 2018 (Sunday, April 22), we’ll join together to celebrate our Mother Earth. With songs and prayers for a new future, we will visualize a healing planet and a safe, secure future for all of us. Carol Johnson will present this year’s Earth Day program, with assistance from Jan Manning and Richard Clarke.

The Unitarians meets Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Hidalgo 261, on the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar, opposite the Catholic Church.

Abundant Life Church

Asks Pastor Gary: “What does it take for a Christian to survive in this day and age?” The answer is not that surprising, he says.

“Perseverance. Do you have perseverance? Where does perseverance come from and how can we get some if we are lacking? Come Sunday, April 22, to find the true source that you need to live the life you need and finish running the race. Jesus is both with you and waiting for you at the finish line!”

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. An English-language worship service is held each Sunday, 10 a.m. and Bible Study Wednesday, 3 p.m. Spanish-language services are Sunday at noon. Spanish-language Bible studies are Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. A children’s ministry is held Saturday, noon, and youth meet Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from Super Lake. For more information, call 331-417-7038 (cel).

Jewish Congregation

Shabbat Torah services are held the first and third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m., and Shabbat evening services and potluck every second and fourth Friday, 6 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation.

The synagogue is located at Sta. Margarita 113, Riberas del Pilar (mountainside of the Carretera, diagonally across from Mom’s Restaurant). Call (376) 766-2668 or go to lakechapalajewishcongregation.com.

San Andres English

“Christ, the Good Shepherd, went before us through suffering and death, so that we could follow in safety and be with him in his heavenly kingdom.” Fr. Basil G. Royston, D. Min., will offer the homily “The Good Shepherd” at San Andres Catholic Church’s English-language service Sunday, April 22, 9 a.m.

San Andres is located at the corner of Ramon Corona and Parroquia, one block from the Ajijic main plaza.

Home Church Int’l

Some people are less alert than others and seem to avoid any challenges. They simply want to be occupied with less challenging matters. Yet, what does a person do when faced with something unavoidable? This is the time when we say that something is put “in the back of our minds.”

Though this may not be scientifically accurate, it shows an inability to face facts. A serious example might be when the doctor says you have a serious illness. You can either deal with the diagnosis, or pretend it’s not really important. Really? Faced with this, is it wise to say “Not now?” More critical than this, we see the testimony of the cemetery with its headstones. When are you going to deal with this?  Not now? Really? You are already an eternal spirit. What happens when the body dies? Many say, “I don’t want to think about it.” Really? No pretense. It won’t go away. God has the only victorious way for you through Jesus Christ our Lord. Pastors Paul and Susana Allen remind us that He is the only way to God and His heaven. For more information, contact them at (332) 242-8648, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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