St. Andrew’s Anglican
The Very Reverend Liza Spangler will preside and preach Sunday, September 22.
St. Andrew’s service of Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m.
The monthly Men’s and Ladies’ Lunch is Tuesday, September 24, 1 p.m. at Arileo restaurant in West Ajijic.
The vestry has alerted the congregation that counterfeit 500-peso notes – the new blue ones – are showing up all over lakeside. Please be alert.
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 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
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. (Isaiah 43:1-2)
We all experience what could be called storms of life. They come in various forms, such as relational, financial, emotional, physical and spiritual. Sometimes they are even the result of our own foolish choices. The trouble that comes to us may be the harvest of what we have sown in the past. Storms disrupt our normal routine in such a way that we stop to consider what God is doing in our lives.
Crying out to the Lord is the best response in a storm. We should humble ourselves in the midst of our circumstances, submit to God’s dealings with us, turn from our rebellion to obedience, and yield to His will. Only then will we become a useful servant in His mighty hand.
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.
Little Chapel by the Lake
Little Chapel’s Sunday Worship service is at 11 a.m., with Pastor Lahry speaking on “Experiencing God, living for God’s vision, not our own.” Stay after the service for a family style comida.
Bible studies are focused on the book of Romans, 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 24.
Fun with Music will sing at La Valentina assisted living care center, located north of Ajijic at Highway No. 905, for a sing-along, Wednesday, September 25, 4 to 5 p.m. Meet at the Chapel to carpool, 3:30 p.m.
The film “Dragons or Dinosaurs” will be shown Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel.
Friday, September 27, 1 p.m., conversational Spanish class.
Saturday, 4 p.m., all are welcome to an hour of prayer.
Richard Clarke will speak on “Grow Your Mind, Grow Your Brain” at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, September 22.
Brain research shows you can grow and change your brain. You can use its natural plasticity to make a better life. You can slow down aging, rejuvenate your immune system, and be happier, more energetic and more fulfilled. Recent research results will be discussed, including how areas of the brain grow and change with ongoing meditation, how your immune system changes, and the many ways that meditation slows the aging of your brain, body and skin.
Also presented will be simple ways that you can start today to make your life better and slow the effects of aging.
Carol Johnson is the service leader.
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.
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.
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, September 22, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Rite Two at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Fr. Danny will celebrate and Jerry Stiles will give a message with the theme “Parables Are Hard,” based on Luke 16: 1-13. All are welcome to worship with the congregation.
Coffee is available before the service and coffee and refreshments are served after the service.
Sunday School (in Spanish) convenes during the service at the Gospel Reading. Young people are welcome to share in this time of lessons and discovery.
Lunch Buddies meet 1 p.m. at El Jardin D’Shanti Restaurant, Calle Rio Zula 7, Ajijic, 376-766-5792.
The Bible Study meets Thursday, September 26, 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.
Assistant Pastor Carolyn Hansen continues the Spiritual Gifts series, using Paul’s list in Romans 12:6-8. Her sermon at Lakeside Presbyterian Church (LPC) Sunday, September 22 is “Encouraging Each Other.” It’s important to give others hope; you’ll be an inspiration, and change someone’s path for the better.
Communion is offered after the service.
Shelf-stable milk, garden and orchard produce is always welcome, adding nutrition to LPC despensas for needy families.
Tuesday, September 24, lift your voices and spirits, singing “the oldies” at the Social Drop-In, as the Freedom Chorale invites you to a 1960s singalong, 1 p.m.
Volunteers always welcome: call 376-106-0853; you’ll make a difference!
Computer, sewing and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for any Spanish speakers are offered Saturday 10 a.m.
Need a ride to and from church? LPC has arranged with professional driver and concierge Yoli Reyna to bring you to church and return you safely back home. Call 331-604-1006 no later than Saturday evening to arrange free transportation.
Free movie and popcorn Thursday, September 26, 6 p.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.
Home Church Int’l
One of the more used and abused declarations we hear today is, “I got my rights!” Sometimes it’s true. These are not usually about benign situations. Normally those frequently using this phrase have defensive personalities. The key word is justification. This reveals their true life’s focus, namely, on self.
This attitude, sadly enough, can be heard among church-goers. These are those more interested in their rights than relationship with the Lord. This sometimes leads one in pagan directions. For instance, often we hear, “It’s my body. It’s my right to do what I wish.” Did they consider the rights of the living being within? Jesus sobers us up in Matthew 16:24 MSG. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self.” Pastors Paul and Susana Allen urge us all to yield self to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Abundant Life Church
What marks a believer as a great instrument in the hand of God? Are the people who have the gift of healing and display powerful signs and wonders more useful to God? Our culture of show and entertainment may have you thinking, “Yes.” Come this Sunday, September 22, as Pastor Gary gives us a glimpse into the things that God is most interested in. The big things are fun to watch but God has a different measurement that He uses on us and we all can live up to what He wants. A person who speaks the truth and is faithful is more useful to God than the one who can call fire down.
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.
San Juan Bautista
Father Jose Louis Gonsalves will preside at English-language Mass held at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church in San Juan Cosala, each Sunday, 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, each Sunday, 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.
Lakeside Community Fellowship
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.