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Weekly Worship - October 13, 2018

Abundant Life Church

Visit this Sunday, October 14. Abundand Life Church’s new youth pastor, Jesús Garcia, will be speaking of the great care that God has for us. 

Psalm 56:8 says, “Record my misery;  list my tears on your scroll — are they not in your record? There is no moment of pain or suffering that God does not know about and will always be there for you. Allow God to minister to you this Sunday.

Abundant Life Church’s 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 bilingual youth meet Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.

The church is at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from Super Lake. Information: 331-417-7038.

Lakeside Presbyterian

No doubt, we all remember the old hymn “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so...”  Sunday, October 14, Pastor Ross considers  the ultimate truth in this beloved old song.  “Covering Over Sin,” based on 1 Peter 4:8, considers that if the love of Jesus is the key to everything, how does this affect how we look at ourselves, others, and how we act?

Outreach News: After months of work, La Zapotera Community Center is operating, feeding 80 children nutritious breakfasts four times a week on their way to school. One of of the poorest towns in Lakeside, La Zapotera has the second highest renal failure rate in the world. The water treatment plant should make a tremendous difference to these people desperately in need of clean water.

October 14 is Second Sunday Celebration, a full buffet luncheon follows worship, all are welcome.  Free Blood Glucose checks Sunday October 21, following worship.  Movie night is Thursday, October 25; admission is free and includes popcorn. Saturday mornings at the church: English, computer, sewing classes.

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, Pastor’s Forum 11:15 following worship. Fridays, Bible Study at 9:45 a.m. in the Library.

San Andrés Mass

“Even though we had nothing in this world that we could call our own, in having Christ, the wisdom of God, we possess all things: we are rich in him.  He is the Word of God that is alive and active in our hearts.”

Fr. Basil G. Royston, D. Min., will offer the homily “Christ, our Wealth” at San Andrés Catholic Church’s service in English, Sunday, October 14, 9 a.m.

After Mass, the San Andrés 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. 

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

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, 14 October, the Rev. Liza Spangler will preside and preach.

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 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 the donations to Lakeside’s neediest families.

Decluttering? Clearing out your closet? Don’t forget our own resale shop, Todo Bueno. Every donation or consignment you make benefits the Outreach Ministry of St. Andrew’s and enables the parish to financially support a number of charities around Lakeside.

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., Monday through Saturday.

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

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 at Santa Margarita 113, Riberas del Pilar (mountain side of the carretera, diagonally across from Mom’s Restaurant). Contact (376) 766-2668 or lakechapalajewishcongregation.com.

Unitarian Universalists

The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a Shared Ministry – The service Sunday, October 14 is a rededication to that shared ministry. It will be followed by a Volunteer Fair, an opportunity to learn more about current shared ministry needs and perhaps help out.

In the service, we say, “Ours is a shared ministry.” By this, we mean that we depend on everyone to share, as they are able, in all that must happen to make our Fellowship strong and successful. It’s all ministry, from handing out orders of service and making coffee, to leading a Sunday service and organizing a new outreach program. And we are all invited into ministry, whether as an enthusiastic visitor, a new member, or a founding member. 

Accomplished local guitarist and songwriter Becky McGuigan will offer music. Rev. Matt Alspaugh will give the sermon.

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

Lake Chapala Baptist

The Bible says that God created us in His image. Is that true? I can think of three areas that make us unique from all other creatures in the universe.

Mentally we’re rational, volitional agents, we can reason and we can choose, reflecting God’s intellect and freedom. Anytime we invent a machine, write a book, paint a landscape, enjoy a symphony or solve a math problem we declare we’re created in the image of God.

Morally, man was originally created in righteousness and perfect innocence, reflecting God’s holiness. Our conscience or “moral compass” testifies to that.  Whenever someone writes a law, recoils from evil, praises good behavior, or feels guilty, they confirm the fact they were made in the image of God.

Socially, we’ve been created for fellowship reflecting God’s true nature and love.  Whenever someone gets married, makes a friend, hugs a child, or attends a social gathering, they demonstrate they’re made in the likeness of God.

Sin has marred the image, but flashes of its brilliance are still seen every day.

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

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a mission of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, October 14, with the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Eventos Center. Fr. Danny will preside and give a message with the theme “Inherit” based on Mark 10:17-31.

Coffee is available hopefully before (around 10:30 a.m.) and after the service, along with refreshments.

The Lunch Bunch will dine at 1 p.m. at Tony’s, Carretera 149, San Antonio Tlayacaoan. tel. 766-4614.

The Bible Study, which CCE sponsors, will meet aTuesday, October 16, 1 p.m., in the home of Elizabeth Carroll, located at Galeana #35 in Ajijic.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Jesus prayed. John 17:1. Jesus prayed for you. John 17: 20. Jesus still prays for you now. Romans 8:34. Join Pastor Jim Andrew Sunday, October 14, 1 1a.m. at The Little Chapel by the Lake as he helps us listen in on Jesus’ heart-felt conversation with the Father on your (and all of our) behalf. 

He asks for some tremendous things for you. He promises some astonishing things for you. You will be encouraged. After all, if there’s anyone’s prayers God is going to answer, wouldn’t it be His own dear Son’s?

Stay after the service for lunch (comida) served in the fellowship hall.

The Little Chapel by the Lake is at Chapala-Ajijic Highway 10 in Chula Vista opposite Mirasol. Information: Belva, (376) 766-2538.

Fun with Music meets Monday, October 15, at the Little Chapel, 3:30 p.m., to go and sing at Nursing Home Lake Chapala, Paseo del Lago 282 in Riberas del Pilar, from 4-5 p.m.  Wednesday, October 17, Fun with Music heads to Casa Nostra assisted living care center, Santa Margarita 8 in Riberas del Pilar, also 4-5 p.m. Whether you sing or not, this is just a fun time to share music together.

Riberas Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation: Two periods of quiet meditation and a guided Mindfulness Meditation video are offered Tuesdays, 3-4:15 p.m. This is for anyone who wants to practice Mindfulness Meditation, beginner to advanced.

Ramana Maharshi Satsang: Listen to current-day teachers of non-duality, then a period to practice self-inquiry, Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m.

No cost. Free books provided for both groups.

The Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness, a free, 13-week course runs October 24-January 16, 1-2:30 p.m. Mindfulness is the easiest way to start meditation and stick with it.  This course gives you what you need to get started with Mindfulness and, as you progress, to deeper meditation. 

Hosted by Richard Clarke and Carol Johnson. San Luis 73, Riberas del Pilar. Call (376) 765-6976.

Meditation Circle

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.

Information about the meditation service: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 333-598-7577. The Web site for Self Realization Fellowship is yogananda-srf.org.

Home Church Int’l

Common to all people is the emergence of doubt. Sometimes it is involved in legal decisions, or merely an opinion in ordinary conversation. Often we have all said, “I doubt it”.  Usually the person issuing the doubt is at least vaguely informed about the inquiry, or only trying to sound important.  These responses usually don’t impact the situation much.

In the spiritual realm, it goes much deeper — the soul. Jesus frequently drove this home, as in Matthew 21. “And Jesus answered them, ‘Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust) and do not doubt, . . . . .but even if you say to this mountain, be taken up and cast in to the sea, it will be done.  And whatever you ask in prayer, having faith and really believing, you will receive.’” This says to not be in variance with yourself. It is saying to not waver between hope and fear, the expression of doubt, which pleases the devil. Pastors Paul and Susana Allen urge you to be a believer, trusting God, dispelling doubt. Information: 332-242-8648, 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..

The Lord’s Church

The Lord’s Church meets at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 131 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Sundays, 10 a.m. Enjoy live praise music brought to you by Redeemed, followed at 11 a.m. by TLC’s Extraordinary Service, including worship, praise, communion and more.

The Lord’s Church is a non-denominational Christian congregation following a biblical model of church leadership.

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Animal blessing at Yves’


Father Danny Borkowski of Christ Church Lakeside blesses animals at a service October 6 in the ample gardens of Yves’ Restaurant.

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