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Weekly Worship - September 07, 2019

HU - The Sound of Soul

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 us Saturday, September 7, 10:30 a.m., at the Center for Spiritual Living located at Nicholas Bravo 17, Ajijic, for a short (30 minutes) group HU Chant followed by refreshments and fellowship time. For more information, 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.

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: lakechapalajewishcongregation.com.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

The Very Reverend Liza Spangler will preside and preach, Sunday, September 8. 

St. Andrew’s service of Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., and bilingual Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. 

St. Andrew’s annual Mexican Fiesta is Thursday, September 12, catered by Viva Mexico. Cost: 200 pesos. Sign up in the garden over the next two Sundays.

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.

Volunteers are needed to serve as sales clerks at Todo Bueno. Shifts include 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

Dr. Wayne Cook continues his sermon series on Spiritual Gifts (Romans 12:6-8).  Every believer has charisma (a gift). Paul gives three separate lists of spiritual gifts designed for the church. No one has every gift, but everyone has at least one: not for personal glorification, but to glorify God and build His church. The ideal is that believers discover their gifts and use them to benefit all.

Communion is offered following the service.

This is Second Sunday Celebration after the 10 a.m. service. Main course provided, if possible, please bring a salad or dessert. All are welcome.

The LPC nurse is not onsite this week, so no blood pressure or glucose checks until her return.

Men’s clothing in good condition is needed for patients at the psychiatric hospital and Hospital Civil in Guadalajara. If someone you know has lost or gained weight, or passed away, their apparel can help others. Donations can be picked up: contact Marcee Smith, email 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..

Volunteers make a difference and your particular talents are needed, call 376-106-0853.

Computer, Sewing and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for any Spanish speakers are offered Saturday 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.

Lake Chapala Baptist

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

Jesus commanded that we love one another. This was not a suggestion or recommendation; it was a command. He didn’t put restrictions on that love. He didn’t say that the other person had to be like us or even believe as we believe. He simply commanded that we love one another as he loves us. His love is all encompassing. It is complete and without reservations. We show our love by the way we treat others. Was he a bully or intolerant? NO! He told us about a Samaritan who went out of his way to help a Jew who was in trouble. They had different beliefs and their people were enemies but he stopped and helped. Should we do less? If we are Christians, we must have and show our love for everyone as God shows his love for us.

Brother Eddie Garnett will be presenting the message on Sunday, September 8. 

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.

Unitarian Universalists 

“Why I Don’t Believe in Borders,” is the sermon for Sunday, September 8 at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. It will be based largely on a talk by United Church of Christ minister Rev. Jerald Stimson, written in 1993. This service will help us look at longtime U.S. border issues. Kaya Reed and Trudy Crippen will deliver 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

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, September 8, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Rite Two at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give the message.

Following worship and coffee hour, there will be a Lunch Bunch at La Nueva Posada, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, September 11, the Lakeside Singers, an outreach of CCL, will participate in a sing-along at 4:30 p.m. at Casa Nostra in Riberas del Pilar.

The Bible Study meets Thursday, September 12, 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

Sunday worship, or Saturday Sabbath?  Worshiping God and experiencing His power, all through the week. Pastor Lahry continues his sermon series on experiencing God.

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

Fun with Music heads to Casa Anastasia assisted living care center for a sing-along, Wednesday, September 11, 4 to 5 p.m. Meet at the Chapel to carpool, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, September 6, 1 p.m., conversational Spanish class. 

Saturday, September 7, 4 p.m., the chapel will be open for “prayer for our world.”

Information: 332-818-9986.

Home Church Int’l

For one to be a role model, primarily to youngsters and teens, he or she must give themselves a very honest evaluation. That young person often will idolize their mentor. This says to the mentor that what he or she displays before this youngster had better be consistently on the up-and-up.  

In the spiritual realm this might be expanded to include the impact of one’s display upon anyone. Even adults form assessments of young and older alike. A person’s attitude and actions reveal what their inner values and being are at present. They reflect what seems to be their focus in life. Just as the moon only reflects what the sun performs, so humans reflect what they usually allow to influence them. Jesus said in Matthew 5 to “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Pastors Paul and Susana Allen challenge us all to examine our presence and witness before others to see if they glorify God. 

Find the pastors on their website at homechurchintl.com and reach them at 332-242-8648, or by email at 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..

Abundant Life Church 

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.  

The church is at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from Super Lake. Information: 331-417-7038.

Lakeside Community


Meets 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, September 8, 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, September 8, 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.

Riberas Meditation

This week’s satsang will be based on Ramana’s “Forty Verses on Reality,” Verse 29, Seek only the source of the “I.” Satsang is hosted at the house of Richard and Carol, San Luis 73, Riberas del Pilar, Wednesdays 3 to 4:30 p.m. Space is limited, so register today at 376-765-6976.

Salute to SanSebastian’s guardian


Family, friends and neighbors threw a rollicking street party Saturday, August 24, to honor Irene Martínez Cervantes on her 80th birthday. The celebration was modeled after the Fiesta de San Sebastián, the unbridled January 20 tribute to upper Ajijic’s patron saint that Doña Irene brought back from the brink of extinction more than three decades ago.

Jewish Congregation holds Membership Social

Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation will be holding their annual Sundae Membership Social on Sunday, September 8 from 2-4 p.m.

Individuals who wish to renew their membership or those who are interested in becoming a member of or learning more about the synagogue here in Lakeside are welcome to enjoy an ice cream sundae while meeting our members, learning about what the synagogue has to offer and finding out about upcoming events.

Membership is 6,000 pesos per year and may be paid that day or by contacting Robin Hayden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make other arrangements.

The Sundae Social is free of charge. Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation is located at Santa Margarita, 113 in Riberas del Pilar. For further information, contact Maureen Davis at 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..

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