St. Andrew’s Anglican
The Very Reverend Liza Spangler will preside and preach, Sunday, August 11.
St. Andrew’s service of Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., and bilingual Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
The Company of Gentlemen’s breakfast will be held Wednesday, August 14, 8:30 p.m., in the church kitchen.
Operation Feed welcomes donations of non-perishable food items every Sunday. 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? If so, don’t forget Todo Bueno. Donations or consignments benefit St. Andrew’s Outreach Ministry. Everything from clothing, kitchenware, electronics, books, furniture, appliances, collectibles to sports equipment are welcomed.
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.
Lake Chapala Baptist
Genesis 2:24 states, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.”
God has decreed that the most important human relationship in a marriage is our spouse. Men and women, we are to leave our father and mother and be joined to our spouse. It doesn’t mean that we love our parents or our children less, but the priority should always be with our spouse. In other words, the husband and the wife are called to be best friends. There should not be a person on this earth that we are closer to than our spouse. And if there is, our priorities have gotten out of whack and ask God to forgive us and help us reprioritize our life.
Have you thought about a weekly date with your husband or wife? Doing so can help keep your spouse as your best friend. It’s a real key to marriage - as God designed it to be.
Brother John Whitener will be preaching all of August.
Lake Chapala Baptist Church is at Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. English-language Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; English-language worship service, 11 a.m., and Spanish-language worship service, 12:30 p.m.
This Sunday, Dr. Wayne Cook’s sermon speaks of Helen Keller, the remarkable lady born without sight or hearing who inspired the film, “The Miracle Worker.” Ms. Keller was once asked, “What would be worse than being born blind?” Her reply: “To have sight without vision.” The proverb says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” What kind of vision do we need today?
Second Sunday Celebration after service. A picnic with fried chicken. Please bring salads, sides or desserts. All are welcome.
LPC’s Community Nurse will not be onsite at LPC on Mondays, and there will be no blood pressure or glucose checks this month.
Social Drop-In and Sixties Singalongs, Tuesday, August 13, 1 to 4 p.m. Light snacks are served, 2 p.m. All are welcome.
Saturday morning classes for Spanish speakers continue – computer, sewing, and English as a Second Language (ESL), 10 a.m.
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.
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.
A Zen proverb says, “Before enlightenment, chop wood carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” Whether we ever become enlightened or not, wherever we are on the path, we feel a yearning, a call, to do our part, to serve others. We want to serve, to help those around us, to make our community strong and healthy, and to make the world a better place. How do we discern the nature and direction of such a call? How do we serve and stay balanced? How do we interact with others, who may have different calls?
Sunday, August 11, Matt Alspaugh gives the sermon and Roy Haynes leads the service.
The Unitarians meet Sundays, 10:30 a.m., at Hidalgo 261, on the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar, opposite the Catholic Church. More 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 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, August 11, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Rite Two at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Danny Borkowski will celebrate and give the message “Thievery.”
Following worship and coffee hour, the Lunch Bunch will meet at Lake Taco, 1 p.m., Libramiento Chapala-Ajijic 132.
The Bible Study meets Thursday, August 15, 3 p.m. at Elizabeth Carroll’s home, 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 continues his sermon series “Experiencing God” Sunday, August 11, focusing on the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Non-denominational worship service, 11 a.m. A family “comida” is held after the service. All are welcome.
Bible studies of Acts and Romans, 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 13.
Fun with Music heads to Casa Anastasia assisted living care center for a sing-along, Wednesday, August 14. Meet at the Chapel to carpool, 3:30 p.m.
Also Wednesday, “The Forbidden Book” will be shown in the fellowship hall.
Information: Belva, 376-766-2538.
Abundant Life Church
Have you been invited to the great feast? After hearing that there would be a feast in heaven, one man responded to Jesus by saying, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” Jesus then proceeded to explain that many will be missing at the feast. It is not for a lack of invitation but rather the invited guests decided that other things were more important. It is hard to imagine not feeling like heaven is important. For some, though, their current life is their priority. This is why Jesus reaches out to believers with the message, so that even those who did not get their invitation can hear about the great feast. Jesus is inviting people from the city and urban areas as well as those living on the country lanes to come to the feast. You are invited to come this Sunday, August 11, as Pastor Gary speaks of the importance of accepting God’s invitation
Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. Weekly Sunday worship services, 10 a.m. and Bible study in English, Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Spanish language services, Sundays, noon, and Bible studies, Fridays, 6:45 p.m. Children’s ministry, Saturday, noon, and youth, Saturdays, 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.
Home Church Int’l
Many people evaluate themselves or feel scrutinized by others concerning their personal abilities. Sadly, much of the time this causes a depressive state of being. Knowing that one has the ability to perform a task brings positive feelings. Though this is desirable, it is usually momentary. Nonetheless, though brief in its positivity, one must be careful about placing their life-long values on brief encounters.
For those who are born-again Christians, there is something that takes precedence over mere ability. To be of real value to the kingdom of God, we no doubt give Him our best. But, it is important to realize that He is not seeking us for our abilities. His main desire is for our availability to Him and His kingdom. Our desire to be available to Him shows Him what He wants.
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.
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, August 11, 9 a.m. The church is located at Del Cardinal, across from the plaza.
San Andrés Mass
Padre Everardo Sánchez will officiate for the English-speaking congregation, Sunday, August 11, 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 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.
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) are a time to come together and listen to contemporary teachers’ instruction on Ramana’s teachings and then meditate as a group. They 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.