Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, June 9, Pastor Lahry Sibley will be preaching on “Experiencing God.”
Non-denominational worship service is at 11 a.m. A family “comida” is held after the service. All are welcome.
Tuesday, June 11, Bible studies of Acts and Romans, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 4 to 5 p.m., Fun with Music heads to Casa Anastasia assisted living care center for a sing-along. Meet at the Chapel to carpool at 3:30 p.m.
Also, Wednesday, “The Cokeville Miracle” based on the 1986 hostage situation of Wyoming schoolchildren 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.
Sunday, June 9, Richard Clarke speaks on “Caught in His Trap” at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. This is the deeply personal story of a father. Not all fathers were like in TV shows such as “Father Knows Best.” How do we deal with long-term pain when the other party has died? Richard will talk about his father, the painful relationship, and how he is trying to deal with this, and keep growing.
Carol Johnson 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: 376-766-2299.
This is a Pentecost Sunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter, which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. We will be celebrating the birth of the church.
June 9 is the “Second Sunday Celebration” with a family “comida” held after the service. All are welcome.
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 and Sixties Singalongs are Tuesdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Light snacks are served, 2 p.m. All are welcome.
If your fruit trees or garden are producing more than you can consume, please consider dropping the surplus off at the church, we will ensure it reaches those who truly need and will appreciate the bounty.
Do you have just a little time weekly to lend a hand to those who really need a “hand-up?” 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.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside (CCL), a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the eighth Sunday of Easter, June 9, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center.
Tuesday, June 11, the Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution event will help 15 families in need starting at 1 p.m., Calle Revolución, Ajijic.
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 13, 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.
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.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, June 9, 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 and a time of fellowship and welcome follow the service.
Wednesday, June 12, the Company of Gentlemen’s Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., parish kitchen.
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.
St. Andrew’s is at Calle San Lucas 19, a block south of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar.
Abundant Life Church
Why does God command us to celebrate certain dates as a lasting ordinance? Leviticus 23:21 states, “This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.¨ The answer is that this celebrated God’s faithfulness. People would celebrate even though the wheat harvest was just beginning, because of the confidence they had in God to protect the harvest. To this day, God is celebrating this special holiday. Come this Sunday, June 9, as we celebrate Pentecost together. The Feast of Weeks has many names but our God is the same and still guaranteeing the harvest.
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.
Lake Chapala Baptist
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.
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 9, 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.
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 9, 9 a.m. The church is located at Del Cardinal, across from the plaza.
Home Church Int’l
Our definition of life comes from many sources. Sometimes we follow an idea or practice because it’s popular. For example, somebody might pursue a fashion trend without any deep evaluation of respect or moral values. Should we ask, “What am I really doing in this instance?” Maybe a clue is how we really see ourselves.
It is no different in the world of worship and spiritual understanding. For instance, when we attend a worship service, even on a regular basis, do we see it as our Christian service? How about defining reality? Attending worship is not service at all but should be simply a response to God’s desire that His saints gather to praise Him.
Consider Apostle Paul’s direction in Romans Chapter 12: “I appeal to you, therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of all the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies (presenting all your members and faculties) as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well-pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.”
Pastors Paul and Susana Allen point us to a saving relationship through Jesus Christ.
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.
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.
AID for san gabriel disaster
The Chapala government is collecting donations for flood victims in the town of San Gabriel (see story page 1) at the office of the Instituto de la Juventud, located to the right of the main entrance of the Antigua Presidencia (former town hall), Avenida Madero next door to Banamex. Items may be also dropped off at Jocotepec’s DIF office, on the plaza next to City Hall. Supplies requested include single serving size bottles of hydration beverages and drinking water, easy-open tins of tuna, beans and vegetables, non-perishable basic pantry goods such as rice, beans, sugar and salt, brooms, buckets and cleaning products.