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Weekly Worship - June 23, 2018

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, June 24, Pastor Ross Arnold will continue his sermon series entitled “Strangers, Aliens & Reformers.”

God and Money. Since Biblical times, the message has been clear – falling in love with money and material possessions is spiritually dangerous, and contrary to God’s will for His people. 

But how do Christians today deal with this truth? Do we hold out against our culture’s insistence that money is the whole point of life, or do we follow the herd in loving material things?

This week, Arnold looks at what the Bible teaches us on this topic, and how Christians need to hold fast against the world’s values.

Outreach News: Two years ago, Sara Jones called Bettye Donohoo to propose an initiative. She told of a young Mexican working at her house who asked about starting an English-language program at LPS. He wanted to arrange a meeting with the pastors of the Spanish speaking congregation. Sara and Bettye agreed, the meeting happened, and Sara’s ESL program at LPS was born.

ESL classes now teach 40-60 students at three levels, 90 minutes every Saturday morning. A child care center allows parents to attend classes as well. Now, with ESL running 10:30 a.m. to noon, and sewing from 12:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the church will provide a 10 a.m. brunch: hungry bodies do not learn quickly!

Teachers are competent in English and Spanish. However, enrollment has tripled in two years and helpers are needed. Interested in volunteering?  Please contact LPC’s office/administrator AT 376-106-0853. Lakeside Presbyterian Church is 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.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, formally Christ Church Episcopal, an Anglican/Episcopal mission of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, Sunday, June 24, 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 “Fear and Faith” based on Mark 4:35-41.

Coffee and refreshments will be available following the service.

The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon in the Southern Sisters Restaurant, Carretera Poniente 510 in Ajijic, tel. 331-329-8748.

The Bible Study, which Christ Church Lakeside sponsors, will meet Tuesday, June 26, 2 p.m. in the home of Elizabeth Carroll, located at Galeana 35 in Ajijic. All are welcome to learn about and discuss the inspired contents of the Bible.

Lake Chapala Baptist

Why is it, ministers and churches are asking, that the church of Jesus Christ is making such slow progress in the world today? Why so little headway against sin, unbelief, and error in all its forms? Why so little victory over the world, the flesh, and the devil? Why is the average church member living on such a low plane of Christian living? Why does the Lord Jesus Christ get so little honor from the state of the church today?’

God replies: ‘Neglect of prayer.’” – R. A. Torrey.

Acts 2:42. “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” We are not even close to steadfast in teaching when we come once a week to get our fix of Jesus. No steadfastness when fellowship is coffee, no steadfastness when communion is a mindless, couple minute rite. Prayerlessness has been termed the greatest and most common sin there is by many a pastor. Now we know the answers to the questions.

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

Little Chapel by the Lake

A nighttime visit by a man who had everything but peace. An astounding conversation on a mirador under a starlit sky. “You’ve got to be … born again”, says the saw-dust speckled carpenter to one of the leading theologians of his day – a man who’s definition of religion was keeping rules and regulations. A fresh wind blew through that roof top terrace that night and changed everything for Nicodemus. And us.

Join us this Sunday at the Little Chapel by the Lake and experience with us a fresh wind of spiritual renewal. Worship is at 11 a.m. followed by comida, a dinner all are invited to stay for.

Wednesday, June 27, meet at the Little Chapel at 3:30 p.m. to go and sing “Fun With Music” at La Valentina assisted living care center, Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 905 in West Ajijic, at 4 p.m.

The Little Chapel by the Lake is located at Chapala-Ajijic Highway 10 in Chula Vista, directly opposite Mirasol.  Contact (376) 766-2538 for more information.

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.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

“‘Why are you afraid?,’ Jesus asks his disciples. Their fishing boat was caught in a ferocious storm and taking on water. There seemed to be plenty to be fearful about. As Jesus calmed the waves, he was teaching something to his disciples and to us about faith,” says the Rev. Glenn Chalmers the 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.

The Company of Gentlemen’s luncheon is Wednesday, June 27, noon at Bar Jamon in San Juan Cosala. Car pooling is available. Call Al at (376) 766-2251.

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. Todo Bueno is located on the highway, just west of S&S Auto in Riberas de Pilar, and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday.

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

St. Andrew’s is looking for a part-time office manager.  If you’re interested, call 333-201-2294, or email 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..

Unitarian Universalists

All are invited to take part in a Book Circle service, Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

This is your opportunity to share an influential and inspiring book of your choice. An annotated book list will be compiled after our book sharing service and made available to all. This is a popular annual event, so don’t miss this chance to share your book and hear others’ recommendations.

Ellen McFarland will lead us in discussing books that have truly affected our lives. Lorna Dean is service leader.

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

San Andres English

“Just to know that Christ is with us amid all the turbulence of life is a great cause for celebration and thanksgiving.  With Christ the turbulence can become the birth bangs of a new creation.”

Fr. Basil G. Royston, D. Min. will offer the homily “The Lord of The Storm” at San Andres Catholic Church’s English-language service Sunday, June 24, 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

Almost everyone has heard or said the expression that you can’t tell the players without a program. This is a well-known spectator’s practice. It is popular at sports events, plays, operas, etc. Little else is needed beyond eyesight, ears, and emotions. Various viewpoints will determine your assessment of the event.

How does that differ from participating in the event called church worship? Probably most churches will have some type of program or bulletin to guide the participants. The difference in these events is that worshippers at a faith event are not to see themselves as spectators who basically come to sit, view, and listen. The house of worship is not a spectator venue, though many see it as such. Worship means to do homage, reverence and adore. True worshippers don’t really need a program to fulfill their mission there. The reason, the object of this event is the Lord God Almighty who is due our worship. Pastors Paul and Susana Allen urge all to clarify their focus as they gather in a house of worship, or even private worship.  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..

Meditation Circle

The Chapala Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship is holding meditation services Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, “Autobiography of a Yogi,” founded Self Realization Fellowship in 1920 to make available the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millennia ago in India.  These teachings embody a complete philosophy and way of life for achieving all-round success and well-being, as well as methods of meditation for achieving life’s ultimate goal – union of the soul with God.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 333-598-7577 for more information  about the meditation service. The website for Self Realization Fellowship is yogananda-srf.org.

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