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Weekly Worship - May 12, 2018

Little Chapel by the Lake

On Mother’s Day Sunday at Little Chapel by the Lake, we’re happy to welcome back to the pulpit Jim Andrew, former Little Chapel pastor from 20 years ago, and his wife Irene.

He’ll be sharing the amazing story of Irene’s devastating stroke that left her disabled five years ago, and how her quest for recovery has brought them back to Lakeside permanently. Come and welcome Jim and Irene back to the area and hear an inspiring account of God’s faithfulness in the worst of storms. 

After the service join us for a catered chicken meal in the fellowship hall. 

Special music time on Sunday evening begins 6 p.m. with invited guest musicians. Come to sing, or just enjoy the music. Direct any questions to Belva at (376) 766-2538.

Little Chapel by the Lake is located on the highway between Chapala and San Antonio Tlayacapan, in Chula Vista. Service time is 11 a.m. 

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, May 13, Dr. Wayne Cook will deliver his sermon drawn from an account in Samuel 1:10-11.

Hannah was a woman with a huge problem. She endured ridicule and was profoundly unhappy, because she was unable to acquire the greatest desire of her heart – a child.  So she prayed fervently that the Lord would give her a son. 

God granted her petition, and then the true story began. What sacrifices will a woman of God make for her child?

May 13 is Second Sunday, when Lakeside Presbyterian offers a full buffet comida following the service.  Everyone is welcome.

The dynamic congregation is constantly developing new ways to reach out to those in need. You may not know that Lakeside Presbyterian delivers 5,000 meals every month to those who lack enough to eat.

Only last month, a mission group visited Mezcala. One of those assisting in the mission remarked, “The delivery of the food packages was an emotional shock. Having worshiped in English, Canadian and U.S. churches, outreach to this level of poverty and despair is something we would expect on a mission trip to some far-off country, not a 30-minute drive down the road. The experience was deeply moving. Those we met lived in conditions difficult for me to contemplate, but I would not replace the experience.”

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.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, an Anglican/Episcopal mission of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe Ascension Sunday and U.S./Canadian Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, with the Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. in the La Huerta Eventos Center, Carretera West 522, West Ajijic. Rev. Danny Borkowski will preside and give a message, “Gifts,” based on John 17: 6-19.

Following the refreshments and coffee (please bring your own cup) after the service, the Lunch Bunch will meet noon at Roberto’s Restaurant, Carretera (Calle Poniente 35), Ajijic, (376) 766-1616.

The Bible Study is cancelled until later this month.

Unitarian Universalists

Dona Burroughs, Karyn Carpenter, Liz Hill, Sue Kelley, Susan Miller and Susie Lindeman will speak on “We-Are-Not-Mothers Mothers’ Day Service” at the next meeting of the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Sunday, May 13, 10:30 a.m.

They will be celebrating the ways in which women who do not have children have lived their lives and in doing so have enriched the lives of others.

The Unitarians meet Sundays at Hidalgo 261, on the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar, opposite the Catholic Church.

Abundant Life Church

Mothers are very special people.  They are used by God to move our lives in the direction that He wants.  Mothers are not perfect but God can and does use all circumstances to help us be more like him. Come this Sunday, May 13, and discover how God uses all things for the good of those who love him (Rom 8:28).  Abundant Life Church will have a special gift for all mothers in attendance and in the Spanish service a special presentation for the mothers by our children’s ministry.

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).

St. Andrew’s Anglican

St. Andrew’s celebrates the Ascension this Sunday, one of the major feast days in the life of the Church.  Occurring 40 days after Easter, come join us in marking this ancient celebration and learning what it can mean for our lives today, says the Rev. Glenn Chalmers, Rector of St. Andrew’s.

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.

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? Don’t forget our resale shop, Todo Bueno. Every donation or consignment benefits the Outreach Ministry of St. Andrew’s. Be it clothing, kitchenware, electronics, bric-a-brac, furniture, appliances, books, collectables, sports equipment, etc., bringing it to Todo Bueno enables our parish to financially support a number of Lakeside charities. Todo Bueno is located on the highway, just west of S&S Auto in Riberas de Pilar, and is open from 10 am to 3 pm daily, Monday through Saturday.

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

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Lake Chapala Baptist

Ephesians 4:14: “That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness, where they lie in wait to deceive.” If we don’t know what we believe or have weak convictions, we’ll be tossed like a feather in a storm. A feather can be moved when there is wind. Yet, let the gale stop and the feather falls flat on the ground. The religion of excitement and emotion will do that to you.

On the other hand, the eagle is alive and can soar in a battering wind or in no wind at all. This is a religion of the conviction of the truth. A person deeply knowledgeable of God will stand fast and not falter. The ignorant infant will crash and burn, at least carried away to his harm. (Learn of God and be wise – 2 Timothy 3:15).

Lake Chapala Baptist Church is located at Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m.

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.

The Lord’s Church

Sunday, May 13, The Lord’s Church announces a special Mother’s Day Sunday celebration at Hotel Real de Chapala. Very easy to find. Lots of parking, with a stunning view of the lake! Special gifts for all of the ladies who join us. A delicious Sunday brunch is available for purchase from the hotel.

At 10 a.m. experience live praise music brought to you by a band without a name yet (we’re currently calling them Wineskins).

Regular service with special communion in honor of Mother’s Day begins 11 a.m.

“Why am I wearing a broom on my head?” asks Pastor Ken. “Find out the answer to this and other pressing questions in a life-changing, series that will have you looking at ‘the full armor of God’ like you never have before.’” 

This Sunday’s conversation at The Lord’s Church is titled “Full Armor.” It 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.

San Andres English

“Today on the seventh Sunday of Easter, we celebrate the solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord transferred from the previous Thursday.  On this solemnity we celebrate Christ’s ascension to his eternal glory in heaven and express our Christian hope that where he, our Head, has gone before us, we, his Body, will one day follow, to live forever in the kingdom of our Father.”

Fr. Basil G. Royston, D. Min., will offer the homily “Christ ‘s Eternal Glory” at San Andres Catholic Church’s English-language service Sunday,May 13, 9 a.m.

After Mass, the San Andres English congregation will have a “Second Sunday White Envelope Offering” for the Outreach Projects of their congregation.  This offering supports many local charities: six student scholarships, Villa Infantil, Operation Feed, Cruz Roja, Niños Incapacitados, El Corazon del Ancianos, the Ancianos Christmas Dinner, the San Andrés fiesta, Niños y Jovenes, and scholarships for local Seminarian students. 

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