Chanting HU, an ancient name for the Divine while in a contemplative state, is a simple technique to open your heart to greater happiness, love, inner peace and understanding.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
The Rev. Winston Welty will preside and preach on Sunday, August 5.
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 monthly breakfast is Wednesday, August 8, 8:30 a.m., in St. Andrew’s kitchen.
The parish picnic is Thursday, August 9, in St. Andrew’s garden. Social hour 1 p.m., lunch is at 2 p.m., followed by bingo. Cost is 200 pesos. Funds raised will be used to buy new clergy vestments.
Every Sunday, Operation Feed, the 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 this to Lakeside’s neediest families.
Every donation or consignment you make to the Todo Bueno resale shop benefits the Outreach Ministry, enabling the parish to support a number of charities around Lakeside. Todo Bueno is on the highway just west of S&S Auto in Riberas de Pilar, open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
St. Andrew’s is at Calle San Lucas 19, a block south of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar.
Sunday, August 5, Dr. Wayne Cook continues his sermon series about “Love.” There are many symbols of Christianity: a shepherd’s staff, a fish, a cross, a crown. But none truly represents genuine faith. Jesus said the most reliable indication of our faith is Love. “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). In 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 we see a list of love’s characteristics.
Outreach news: Jai Cartwright, Karen Bernier and other volunteers will hold classes for residents of La Zapotera in cheese and bread making, among other things. Their goal is to provide education in better nutrition and life skills to alleviate diseases caused by poor nutrition, poor water and lack of education. Lakeside Presbyterian Church will continue to provide food supplies for breakfast for school children, while the local community will do the cooking. We hope this will be a model for other community projects near the lake.
Interested in volunteering? Contact LPC’s office/administrator at (376) 106-0853.
Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Jorge 250, Riberas del Pilar. English services, Sunday, 10 a.m., Spanish services, 9 a.m. Sunday School for Adults, 8:30 a.m. in the Library. Fridays, Bible Study at 9:45 a.m., in the Library.
Little Chapel by the Lake
“... I also will my private jet, my island in the Maldives, and full control of the family business to my soul mate, Angel. Finally to my only son Chauncey, I bequeath my Direct TV and its vast collection of 6,000 shows and movies.” (Hysterical whooping and shouting by Chauncey.)
You remember the commercial. Silly, but it does touch on the compelling idea of inheritance – often storylines of high drama and suspense. The best stories are of the heir who has no idea that a rich relative left her a fabulous fortune.
Incredibly, the Bible, like a last will and testament, speaks of such an inheritance for believers. It’s all part of His amazing grace. Join us this Sunday, 11 a.m., at the Little Chapel for the “reading of the will” by Pastor Jim Andrew. (Whooping and shouting optional.)
After the service, guests are invited to join a comida in the fellowship hall.
Join our fun singalongs at local assisted living centers. Meeting at the Little Chapel at 3:30 p.m. for carpooling; singing from 4-5.
August 6: Ohana’s Assisted Living Care Center (La Paz 6, San Juan Cosala), August 8: Casa Nostra Assisted Living Care Center (Santa Margarita 8, Riberas del Pilar) .
“Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution,” the second in the video series, will be presented in the Little Chapel’s Fellowship Hall Wednesday August 8, 5:30 p.m.
The Little Chapel by the Lake is at Chapala-Ajijic Highway 10 in Chula Vista, opposite Mirasol. Information at (376) 766-2538.
Lake Chapala Baptist
People everywhere pray. Prayer is a good thing, but it can be a waste of time and effort. The defining question is, “Who are you praying to?” As you scan the spiritual horizon you see a multitude of religions with a vast array of gods. People get confused. Is it “take your pick” or is there a way to determine which way is the right way?
The Bible states that there is one true God and His desire is that you seek Him. That exclusivity isn’t popular in a society that values choices. And everyone does have the freedom to choose their own path. Again, the issue is whether one path is right and all the other paths are wrong. While Jesus was on earth He taught His disciples to pray. The prayer was directed to the heavenly Father and contained specific elements. Is that the correct way to pray? There’s substantial evidence to support that claim but you have to examine the evidence and make an informed decision for yourself.
Lake Chapala Baptist Church is at Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. Sunday worship at 11 a.m.
Do you prefer to be blessed or to be a blessing? If your answer is both then you are on the right track. God blesses those who will be a blessing to others. The more that we are blessed the more we can then be a blessing. Blessings always flow like a river from the source to the eventual receiver and you can be the channel for others. Come Sunday, August 5, to be challenged to not just receive but to be a blessing to everyone as God´s blessings flow through you.
Abundant Life Church is affiliated with Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. A worship service in English is held Sundays, 10 a.m., and Bible Study Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Spanish-language services are Sunday at noon. Spanish 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 at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from Super Lake. Information, 331-417-7038.
San Andres English
“’Through Christ we have undergone what St. Paul calls a spiritual revolution and we can no longer be satisfied with material things. We need the food that comes from heaven, the bread of life which we receive at this Mass.”
Fr. Basil G. Royston, D. Min., will offer the homily “Bread from Heaven” at San Andres Catholic Church’s English service, Sunday, July 29, 9 a.m.
The San Andres English congregation holds a “First Sunday of the Month Food Drive” to help support the children at Villa Infantil orphanage in Jocotepec and the sisters who care for them. Consider bringing a non-perishable food item, toilet tissue, cleaning products and the like to Sunday’s Liturgy.
San Andres is located at the corner of Ramon Corona and Parroquia, one block from the Ajijic main plaza.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside, a mission of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday, August 5, with the Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. in the La Huerta Eventos Center. Fr. Danny Borkowski will preside and Lay Reader Conley Stamper will give a message “What are you hungry for?” based on John 6:24-35.
The Lunch Bunch will meet noon at Lake Taco Restaurant, Libramiento, San Antonio Tlayacapan, (376) 766-2945, following refreshments and coffee after the service.
The Bible Study, which Christ Church Lakeside sponsors, will meet Tuesday, August 7, 2 p.m. in the home of Elizabeth Carroll, at Galeana 35 in Ajijic. All are welcome to learn about and discuss the inspired contents of the Bible.
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 at Sta. Margarita 113, Riberas del Pilar (mountain side of the Carretera, diagonally across from Mom’s Restaurant). Contact (376) 766-2668 or lakechapalajewishcongregation.com.
At the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, August 5, Lew Crippen will give the sermon, “What I Learned From Charlie.” He will talk about how his view of death has changed over the years, from a young man to a 76 year old.
The Unitarians meet Sundays, 10:30 a.m., at Hidalgo 261, on the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar, opposite the Catholic Church.
Home Church Int’l
The older we get, we often imagine, “Where did the time go? It seems only yesterday ...” There is an old adage which says, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” That seems fairly accurate because in your enjoyment you won’t let negativity creep in. Everyone seems caught in the same trap. Yes, people get older, hopefully. The past is gone. What lies ahead? Is there anything I should accomplish?
That is usual for the ordinary human experience. People, if they are conscientious, may start thinking about getting more meaning from life’s remainder. And then, there are those who don’t care. Yes, we can call that a waste. One life to live, and what is our standard of judgment? There are those who try to squeeze out everything on their own. No need for the God-stuff. They haven’t answered the question, “When my body dies, what’s next?” The only valid answer comes from our Creator-Sustainer God. Many times Jesus talked about following Him.
The Chapala Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship holds meditation services Thursdays, 7-9 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 wellbeing, as well as methods of meditation for achieving life’s ultimate goal – union of the soul with God.
TLC Bikers Church
The Lord’s Church
“What makes The Lord’s Church different?” asks Pastor Ken. “We’re not in competition with other churches. We’re not trying to get market share. We even recommend other churches for people to visit. At the same time, we’re not a family business. We’re not a pastor adoration society. We’re not an arm of a political party or a social cause. In short, we do our very best to represent God in as authentic and biblical a way as we can.”
“To do that,” says Pastor Ken, “we put great emphasis on understanding the context of Scripture – historical, cultural, and linguistic.” While The Lord’s Church (TLC) is not a Messianic Church per se, he continues, they do endeavor to understand the “Jewishness” of the Christian faith. TLC also has a very special relationship with the Messianic congregation of Synagogue Yeshua Ben David in Guadalajara, and holds combined services every month for Jewish feasts and Shabbat (Sabbath).
The Lord’s Church meets at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 131 in San Antonio Tlayacapan (look for the “No. 131” sign, across from the Corona castle).
Sundays, 10 a.m., enjoy praise music by Redeemed, followed at 11 a.m. by TLC’s “Extraordinary Service,” including worship, praise, communion and this week’s conversation.
The Lord’s Church is a non-denominational Christian congregation, following a biblical model of church leadership.