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Weekly Worship - June 01, 2019

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, June 1, 10:30 a.m., at the Center for Spiritual Living, 17 Nicholas Bravo, 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.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, June 2, the 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.

Sunday, June 16, the Potluck Father’s Day luncheon will be held after 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.

Todo Bueno needs volunteers to serve as sales clerks. Shifts are 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Contact Patti Gonzales, 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..

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

Lakeside Presbyterian

Quoting John: 1:11, Dr. Wayne Cook asks, “Where are your accusers?”

People have many reasons for tearing down others, whether due to personal unhappiness, jealousy, insecurity, among other things. A prison inmate Dr. Cook once knew often said: “Inmates are like crabs in a bucket, if one tries to improve himself, others will drag him down.” Unfortunately, believers can be critical, too.

Jesus confronted self-righteous leaders who cast before him a woman caught in adultery and asked if she should be stoned to death. This story is a lesson for us in giving and receiving criticism.

This is a Communion Sunday.

Note: Communion is offered immediately after services on non-communion Sundays (2nd and 4th).

Saturday morning classes for Spanish speakers continue – computer, sewing and English as a Second Language (ESL), 10 a.m.

The LPC nurse is on-site Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., and Tuesday mornings.

Social Drop-In is Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Light snacks are served, 1 p.m.

LPC will introduce “Sixties Singalong” to Tuesday’s get-together beginning June 4, led by Freedom Chorale with live guitar. All are welcome.

Lakesiders with generous hearts greatly improve life for those who can barely afford food and clothing. Education, health services and many other initiatives also speed the process of giving people a “hand-up,” not just a “hand-out.” You can help. Just call (376) 106-0853. It’s time joyfully spent.

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.

Lake Chapala Baptist

“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. What happens if you make a mistake when you try to do something out of your comfort range? What if you fail? 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.” You may be afraid of all kinds of things, but if one of your kids were in danger, you’d be fearless.  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 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.

Brother John Whitener will bring the message on June 2.

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.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, June 2, Pastor Lahry Sibley will be continuing his sermon series from Peter 1:2, “Cornerstones of the Christian Faith.”

Non-denominational worship service is at 11 a.m. A family “comida” is held after the service. All are welcome.

Tuesday, June 4, Bible studies of Acts and Romans, 10 a.m.

Tuesday afternoon, 3 p.m., carpooling to San Juan Tecomatlan for our monthly food, clothing, and household distribution.

Wednesday, June 5, 4-5 p.m., Fun with Music heads to “Mi Casita” in San Antonio Tlayacapan for a sing-along, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at the Chapel to carpool at 3:30 p.m.

Also, Wednesday, “Risen” starring Cuba Gooding Jr. will be shown, 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel.

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

Unitarian Universalists

Sunday, June 2, the theme will be “Thinking about Sunday” at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Whether we call it a service, a gathering, a meeting, or worship, we expect our time together on Sunday mornings to be somehow special. We expect to go away with something worthwhile, whether an idea, a feeling, an intention, or even something ... ineffable. How do we accomplish this, week after week? Where do creativity and variety play in this? Whose voices get heard, and when?

This service will explore questions like these, and then be followed by a time of open discussion. This discussion is the first of three on the board’s open questions, and will consider the board’s questions, “What are your expectations for our Sunday services? Why do you come or why do you occasionally stay away?”

The Unitarians meet Sundays, 10:30 a.m., at Hidalgo 261, on the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar, opposite the Catholic Church. Information: 376-766-2299.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside (CCL), a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the seventh Sunday of Easter, June 2, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Danny Borkowski will celebrate and give the message, “One-Upmanship.”

All are welcome to come and worship. Coffee and refreshments are available before and after the service.

Following worship, everyone is invited to CCL’s brunch, Casa Linda, Rio Bravo 7, in Ajijic, 1 p.m.

The Bible Study meets Thursday, June 6, 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.

Abundant Life Church

As we grow up, we develop abilities and characteristics that enable others to determine our maturity. This same phenomenon is present in our spiritual growth.  God wants us to be constantly growing and becoming more like him.  How are you doing with the list that is known as the fruit of the Spirit? Sunday, June 2, Pastor Gary helps us discover how the nature of Jesus is intended to shine through us. It is fun to grow up in Him.

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 Fridays, 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.

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. Information:


Home Church Int’l

“Did you hear what I just heard?” How often have we said or overheard this? When this happens, it usually sparks our attention. Our response might be shock, joy, or dismay. It helps when we know something about the person uttering the verbiage. Depending on what was said, this might affect how we value the person. Our response might also reveal something about us and our values.

Believe it or not, the same evaluations apply to true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Hearing the truth that we find in Jesus doesn’t shock us. But if something heard is erroneous or blasphemous, it catches our ear. Even if an unrighteous conversation is expressed, it says a lot about the true character of the person. What are others seeing in us by our verbal frame of reference? In a statement of Jesus in Matthew 12:34 we read, “Your mouth reveals what your heart is full of.”  

Pastors Paul and Susana Allen point us to a saving relationship through Jesus Christ.

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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, June 2, 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. Address: Ramon Corona 123, San Antonio Tlayacapan.

San Andrés Mass

Padre Everardo Sánchez will officiate for the foreign congregation at English-language Mass, Sunday, June 2, 9 a.m.

Sunday Masses in Spanish are scheduled at 7, 8 and 10 a.m., noon, 5, 7 and 8 p.m.

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

Riberas Meditation

Spiritual liberation – self-realization and enlightenment – come from knowledge, not from any action or activity, not from mental know-how, but rather from deep internal knowledge. Self-realization is not transformation, but a revelation of who you are and always have been.

Ramana Maharshi was the leading Indian spiritual teacher of the 20th century. He taught the practice of self-inquiry as the most direct way to self-knowledge. This is looking within yourself to see what is true – and what is not true – about your own sense of identity, your ego.

Weekly spiritual gatherings – satsangs – a time to come together and listen to contemporary teachers’ instruction on Ramana’s teachings and then meditation as a group – self-inquiry – are hosted Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the house of Richard and Carol, San Luis 73, Riberas del Pilar. There is no cost for satsang and books and meditation materials will be provided. Space is limited. Register at (376) 765-6976.

Lakeside CommunityFellowship

Lakeside Community Fellowship is a new and vibrant evangelical Christian fellowship, meeting every Sunday, 10 a.m. at Hidalgo 441, in the new Bravo Theatre 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.

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