Little Chapel by the Lake
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, Pastor Lahry Sibley’s message will be focused on “Experiencing God In The Arms of Mom.”
Non-denominational worship service is at 11 a.m. A family “comida” is held after the service. All are welcome.
Tuesday, May 14, Bible studies of Acts and Romans, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, May 8, 4-5 p.m., Fun with Music heads to Casa Nostra assisted living care center, Santa Margarita 8 in Riberas del Pilar. Meet at the Chapel to carpool 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.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside (CCL), a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and give the message, “A Tribute to Mothers.”
All are welcome to come and worship. Coffee and refreshments are available before and after the service and we will honor mothers this Sunday.
The Lunch Bunch will meet 1 p.m. at Janelle’s Garden, Carretera Poniente 35, West Ajijic, (376) 766-1616, for a Mother’s Day lunch.
CCL meets Tuesday, May 14, 1 p.m. at the last soccer field on Calle Revolucion (the street where Ajijic’s Wednesday Market is held; head toward the lake from the Carretera) to re-package food for CCL’s Loaves and Fishes Food Program. Immediately following, a small group will proceed to deliver the food to sponsored families.
Lakeside Singers outreach resumes Wednesday, May 15, 4:30 p.m. and welcomes anyone who is interested in joining. Gather at Casa Anastasia, Hidalgo 73B, Riberas del Pilar (on the lakeside of the Carretera in Riberas, east of Poncho’s Market).
The Bible Study meets Thursday, May 16, 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.
The Vestry of CCL meets on Friday, May 17, 1 p.m. in the home of Elizabeth Carroll (see address above).
Lake Chapala Baptist
“Pleasant words are a honeycomb; sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” (Proverbs 16:24.)
Look at the verse above: “Pleasant words … are sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” That’s a lot of power, and it doesn’t cost anything. Do we use our words to spread good will or malice? The old children’s saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is not true. Words can devastate the emotional well being of the person at whom they are aimed. God enjoined us to help others, not hurt them. Open your mouth and say the positive things you are thinking. Bless someone today.Use your words to bring healing and sweetness. We could all use some of that.
Brother John Whitener will preach Sundays, May 12, 19 and 26.
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.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, May 12, The Very 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 and a time of fellowship and welcome follow the service.
The Ladies’ and Men’s luncheon is Tuesday, May 14, 1 p.m. at Yves, in West Ajijic.
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.
Sunday, May 12, Pastor Bill Nichols will preach about the feeding of the 5,000. His sermon is entitled “A large crowd, 12 men and a question.” Who among us has not been fascinated by this miraculous event? This is a Communion Sunday.
Communion is also offered immediately after services on non-communion Sundays (2nd and 4th).
May 12 is “Second Sunday Celebration,” when a full comida is served immediately after the 10 a.m. service. The Spanish-language congregation will serve hamburgers and hot dogs. Others are requested to bring sides, salads and dessert. All are welcome!
Saturday morning classes for Spanish speakers 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. Blood glucose checks Sunday, May 19, after the service at the name tag board.
Social Drop-In is Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Light snacks are served. June 4, LPC will introduce “Sixties Singalong” to Tuesday’s get-together, led by Cindy Paul and Freedom Chorale. All are welcome.
More outreach is on the way, and volunteers facilitate the process. Your participation will spread the joy of “leaving things better than we found them.” Your talents donated a few hours a week are critical to the process. Just 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; Bible Study, Fridays, 9:45 a.m. in the library.
Sunday, May 12, Trudy Crippen will honor the challenges of being a woman in her sermon,“What do Women Really Want?” at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Donna Burroughs will lead the service.
The Unitarians meet Sundays, 10:30 a.m., at Hidalgo 261, on the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar, opposite the Catholic Church. Information: (376) 766-1119.
Abundant Life Church
Isn´t it time to return fully to the Lord? The church lives in the world with all the problems and trials that come with it. This constant living can cause a watering down or cooling of the fire that was once ours. Jesus asks, “What can be done to salt that looses its saltiness?”
Don´t loose your flavor! Sunday, May 12, Pastor Gary will challenge us to find the road home and reconnecting with who should be the love of your life … Jesus. He is waiting with open arms for you.
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 Sunday, 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).
The church is at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from Super Lake. Information: 331-417-7038.
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.
Home Church Int’l
Christianity seems to be under an all-planet attack. What is meant by Christianity? It has the nominal identity of those who claim to identify themselves as being connected under the banner of the One named Jesus Christ. Too many of these pacify themselves with a satisfaction that being “religious” under this banner is sufficient. In the original language of the scriptures the term church means “called-out ones” meaning called out to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. What percentage of these churchgoers know they are “called out’” by God? The word Christian means follower of Christ.
San Andrés Mass
Padre Everardo Sánchez will officiate for the foreign congregation at the 9 a.m. English-language masses, Sunday, May 5.
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.
San Juan Bautista
Father Jose Louis Gonsalves will preside at English-language Mass held at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church in San Juan Cosala, Sunday, May 12, 9 a.m. The church is located at Del Cardinal, across from the plaza.
San Antonio de Padua
An English-language Mass is held at this Catholic parish each Sunday, 10 a.m. Ramon Corona 123, San Antonio Tlayacapan
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. Information: Alan Pohl, 333-399-1501; Dave Powell, 332-208-9263.
A Kirtan Gathering will be held Sunday, May 19, 2:45 to 4 p.m. at Namaste Lake Chapala, a non-dual community at Angel Flores 5, Ajijic. Experience the joy and serenity of live Kirtan music followed by a silent meditation. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Just bring yourself and an item for sitting comfort. There is no charge for this event.