St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, March 24, Rev. Robbin Moore 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 and a time of fellowship and welcome follow 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.
Every donation or consignment made to St. Andrew’s resale shop, Todo Bueno, benefits the Outreach Ministry of St. Andrew’s. Todo Bueno is located on the Carretera, 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.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside (CCL), a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the third Sunday in Lent, March 24, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Chris Wysock will preside and preach. The sermon is “The Importance of Being Patient“ based on Luke 13:1-9.
All are welcome to come and worship. Coffee and refreshments are available before and after the service.
The Lunch Bunch will meet 1 p.m. at Janelle’s Garden Restaurant, Carretera Pte. 35 in West Ajijic, (376) 766-1616.
The Bible Study meets Thursday, March 28, 3 p.m. in the home of Elizabeth Carroll, Galeana 35 in Ajijic. All are welcome to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.
Little Chapel by the Lake
Pastor Lahry will begin preaching the 4th Psalm Sunday, March 24.
It is no secret, what God can do ... what He’s done for others, He’ll do for you.
Come and experience the reality of God, up close and personal. After the 11 a.m. service, join us for a friendly “comida” at the Little Chapel. All are welcome.
Tuesday, March 26, Bible studies in the books of Acts and Romans are at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 27, the movie “I Believe,” a 2017 film about the faith of a small boy, will be shown in the Fellowship room. Popcorn and refreshments are provided.
Thursday, March 28, Fun with Music will sing at an assisted living care center, 4-5 p.m. Carpooling from the Chapel at 3:30 p.m.
The Little Chapel by the Lake is at Chapala-Ajijic Highway 10 in Chula Vista, opposite Mirasol. Information: Belva, (376) 766-2538.
San Andrés Mass
Padre Everardo Sánchez will officiate for the foreign congregation at the 9 a.m. English-language Mass, Sunday, March 24.
Sunday Masses in Spanish are scheduled at 7, 8 and 10 a.m., noon, 5, 7 and 8 p.m.
San Andrés is at the corner of Ramon Corona and Parroquia, one block from the Ajijic main plaza.
Lake Chapala Baptist
Rev. John Linton from South Africa will be presenting the message Sunday, March 24.
“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fear.” (Psalm 34:4).
Living passionately involves a lot of pressure and risk. I mean, what if you fall off the elephant? A writer named Ambrose Redmoon wrote: “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” It is what you do with your fear that is important. You can succumb to it or make it work for you. You might be afraid of all kinds of things, but if one of your kids were in danger, you’d be fearless. Also, don’t you want to live believing that God is bigger than whatever you’re afraid of? You have to make a decision to stop letting fear win: stop holding on to your blanket of insecurity and anxiety. Show up with everything God has given you, and join the battle against whatever opposes the redeeming work of God in this world. Take yourself less seriously and God more seriously!
Lake Chapala Baptist Church is at Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. English-language Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.; English-language worship service is at 11 a.m. and Spanish-language worship service is 12:30 p.m.
Rev. Matt Alspaugh will speak about “In the Neutral Zone” at the next meeting of the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, March 24.
In the Transition Theory of change, the Neutral Zone is the time after the old ways have ended but before the new ways are fully in place. The Neutral Zone is often a very uncomfortable time, when people are both dealing with the losses of the past, and putting in extra effort to implement changes for the future. This talk explore places and times and experiences that have been in the Neutral Zone. It will also explore what finding the experience of finding oneself in the Neutral Zone.
Joan Bellamy is 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.
Sunday, March 24, Pastor Bill Nichols will speak of what God plans for us when we get stuck, based upon the story of Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37:1-14. No doubt, you know that story: “Them bones, them bones, them dry bones ...” As part of Lent, we will look at how God is ready to restore us; the work of God’s hand makes us whole.
Saturday morning classes continue: Computer, Sewing and English as a Second Language (ESL). The LPC nurse is on-site Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., and Tuesday mornings.
Seniors’ Social Drop-In is Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and includes a light lunch, games and fun.
Communion is offered immediately after services on non-communion Sundays (2nd and 4th).
Would you like to volunteer to work with LPC, working to make Lakeside a better and more rewarding place? Call (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.
Lakeside Community Fellowship is a new and vibrant evangelical Christian fellowship, meeting every Sunday, 10 a.m. at Hidalgo 441, in the new Bravo Theater directly adjacent to the Carretera.
All are welcome to attend. Youth and children’s Sunday school classes are available during the service.
Our mission is “Serving Christ ... serving the community.” In light of this, we have very practical projects for those in need within the community, combined with the biblical message of God’s love through Jesus Christ.
The sermon topic for Sunday, March 24 is taken from James 2:1-13 “Love thy neighbor as thy self.” Information: Alan Pohl, 333-399-1501; Dave Powell, 332-208-9263.
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. Information: lakechapalajewishcongregation.com.
Abundant Life Church
Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. Worship service in English is held Sundays, 10 a.m., and Bible Study, Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Spanish-language services are Sundays, noon. Spanish Bible studies are Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. A children’s ministry is held Saturday, noon, and bilingual youth meet Saturday, 6 p.m. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. Once a month, the women meet for a time of fellowship and the study of the Word of God (time and date announced each month). Come and be a part of vibrant worship and the life changing presence of God.
The church is at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from Super Lake. Information: 331-417-7038.
Home Church Int’l
In international news we often hear references to an ambassador from one country working with an issue involving his/her country with another. The official definition or designation of an ambassador is ‘highest ranking diplomatic representative of one sovereign state to another.” He or she is the chief officer of an embassy which is normally located in the capital of the country. That person is chosen and expected to display a positive and complimentary representation of what his/her country is. This means this person is under surveillance at all times. Opinions are being formed.
The Christian community is very much the same way. If a Christian is displaying a mediocre attitude and lifestyle, it is a poor representation of the faith they claim. The non-Christian may see what they are showing by mouth or presence at home, driving, shopping, dining, in meetings, etc. If what they see is less than Christlikeness, then they will conclude that this Christian is no different than them, so of what use is their religion? Pastors Paul and Susana Allen challenge us all to be led by God, and be true followers of the Christ.
The Chapala Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship holds meditation services Thursdays, 7 to 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.