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Weekly Worship - November 03, 2018

HU Chant

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. 

Join in Saturday, November 3, 10:30 a.m., at the Center for Spiritual Living, Nicholas Bravo 17, Ajijic, for a short (30-minute) group HU Chant followed by refreshments and fellowship time. Information: Hallie Shepherd, 766-1047 or 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.. Sponsored by Eckankar, Mexico.

San Andrés Mass

“Through, with and in Christ we offer the sacrifice of the new covenant which gives perfect glory to the Father and enables us to give God a fitting return of love.”

Fr. Basil G. Royston, D. Min., will offer the homily, “Christ The Priest Of The New Covenant,” at San Andrés Catholic Church’s service in English, Sunday, November 4, 9 a.m.

The San Andrés 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 Andrés is 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 24th Sunday after Pentecost, November 4, with the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Danny Borkowski will preside and give a message “Unbind Him” based on John 11:32-44.

During worship service all who wish to remember their loved ones who have died may light a candle for them.

The Lunch Bunch will meet at 12:45 p.m. to dine at Cocinart Restaurant, 16 de Septembre 4D, Ajijic, 331-395-3810, following the refreshments and coffee after the service. (Bring your own coffee cup.)

The Bible Study, which Christ Church sponsors, will soon announce a new date and time.

Unitarian Universalists

“Mythology and Spirituality: Origins of Beliefs” is the theme of the next meeting of the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Sunday, November 4. 

Jan Manning will talk about mythology from ancient times to present day beliefs and the Fellowship will explore their own UU  traditions from a spiritual perspective. Susan Miller will be the service leader.

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

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.

Lake Chapala Baptist

What’s in a name? Names have meaning, especially if it’s one of the names of God. Here are three things about God from Amos 4:13.

First, He’s the creator, “He formed the mountains and created the wind.” He made both things seen and things unseen.

Secondly, “He declares His thoughts to man.” God has revealed Himself to us in His Word, the Bible, so that we might know Him.

And third, “He who makes dawn into darkness and treads on the high places of the earth. The Lord God of hosts is His name.” The absolute sovereignty and independence of God. He is able to control day and night, amazing power.  And He can be anywhere and everywhere in the universe at all times, true divinity. It’s no wonder He is worthy of His name, “Lord God of hosts.”

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

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday Pastor Jim Andrew has invited Pastor Bill Nichols to speak at the Little Chapel for the 11 a.m. service. He takes his text from John 5:1-9. It is the story of Jesus healing the man by the pool. During the years of Jesus’ ministry on earth, he often asked questions. In the Scripture for this Sunday, we find Jesus asking a man unable to walk, “Do you want to get well?” That may sound like a strange question for a man who had been lying by a pool for 38 years. But the man hesitated before answering. Even then he made excuses for being in this place. We often get stuck in places in our lives and Jesus comes to us asking if we want to get well. This Sunday, we will discuss this question and how Jesus can heal us.  

Join the congregation directly after the service for a Thanksgiving dinner 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.

Monday, November 5, sing at Ohana’s assisted living care center in San Juan Cosala and Wednesday, November 7, at Mi Casita, in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Both dates meet at Little Chapel at 3:30 p.m. to carpool and sing from 4-5 p.m. Questions: Belva, (376) 766-2538.

Abundant Life Church

There is power in the Word of God. This may be understood as the Bible has stood the test of time but did you know that the Word of God has life that can change you personally? If we allow the Bible to impact us by reading it, hearing it and studying it we will be permanently changed. 

Sunday, November 4, Pastor Gary will minister on how to be impacted by God through his Word. Let the Word of God start a good work in you.

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

The Sunday following All Saints Day, November 4, is celebrated by many churches as All Saints Sunday – to remember Christian believers who have died, especially in the previous year. Pastor Ross Arnold will celebrate this day with a sermon entitled “Looking Back, Looking Forward” – remembering all who have gone before and the great glory promised to those awaiting the return of the Son of God and the life everlasting.

Testimonials to the joy of giving: thermal fleece blankets made by Joann Pumphrey are received with delight. Maria Feliz received a dispensa and fresh produce, but when the blanket came out, she was dancing on her feet – very, very thankful. Florencia has terrible problems with her knees and often cannot walk. This day she was walking and so pleased to get her dispensa. When we pulled out the blanket, she was doubly happy, if that is possible. Lupita, a four-year-old with cancer who is receiving chemotherapy, was delighted to receive her small blanket and a stuffed animal. 

Free English, computer and sewing classes (for Spanish speakers) are held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at the church . We need more English instructors, Could you help?

Interested in volunteering? Contact LPC’s office, (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 a.m. following worship. Fridays, Bible Study at 9:45 a.m. in the Library.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, November 4, 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.

Following services on November 4, Rev. Spangler will hold her fourth and final presentations on the history and importance of the Anglican “Book of Common Prayer.”

The Harvest Comida will be Monday, November 5, with social hour at 1 p.m. and comida at 2 p.m. The cost is 200 pesos per person. This annual event will be catered by Go Bistro, so it’s important that we know the exact number of attendees. Social & Hospitality invites anyone coming to bring a pie for dessert. Sign up in the garden and please write if you plan to bring a pie.

The St. Andrew’s Book Club will meet Monday, November 12, 10:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room to discuss “Aztec: The Story of Cortez and La Malinche,” by Colin Falconer.

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? If you are, please don’t forget St. Andrew’s resale shop, Todo Bueno.  Every donation or consignment made benefits the Outreach Ministry of St. Andrew’s. Clothing, kitchenware, electronics, books, bric-a-brac, furniture, appliances, collectables, sports equipment, etc., brought to Todo Bueno 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 del 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.

Home Church Int’l

Most of us as senior citizens experience those occasions when we can’t remember some person’s name, or an event. We are better at remembering persons or events that took place in our very young years, or even the 20s. Of course, some things we wish we didn’t recall. Short-term memory is often a little  tougher. But, that’s life. We feel rewarded when what we recall pinpoints something that we are glad we didn’t forget.  

Ordinary experiences seem to catch our attention. But, spiritual experiences are somewhat different, unless they are really dramatic. These times might include an immersion baptism, a miracle healing or the receipt of a heavenly prayer language. The words to an old hymn came to me recently and  I was surprised I remembered all of the first verse. It was “Love Lifted Me.” Thankfully the theology in it was sound and uplifting. Some old hymns fall short in this area. If these instances are truly memorable, perhaps we should spend some time pouring over memories in this direction. Pastors Paul and Susana Allen urge us all to prioritize what we are filling our minds and hearts with. Just stuff or the Lord’s goodness? 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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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.

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.

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.

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