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Weekly Worship - October 05, 2019

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation continues to celebrate High Holy Day services this week at the synagogue at Santa Margarita 113, Riberas del Pilar. All are welcome.

Kol Nidre is celebrated Tuesday, October 8, 6 p.m.

Yom Kippur is celebrated Wednesday, October 9, 10 a.m. and an afternoon service on the same day is at 4 p.m.

Neilah and Break the Fast are celebrated Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 p.m.

There are no fees for attending High Holy Day services.

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.

Information: lakechapalajewishcongregation.com. or 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..

Little Chapel by the Lake

Why do we get together once a week for a worship service? Doesn’t God exist everywhere? What is the point of being together with other people to listen to God’s word, sing, and listen to instruction? Wouldn’t we be better off by ourselves? How does this relate to experiencing God every day of our lives?

Pastor Lahry will preach from personal experience at the 11 a.m. service, Sunday October 6. Stay after the service for a family style comida.

Tuesday, October 8, 10 a.m., Bible studies are focused on the book of Romans.

Little Chapel will carpool to San Juan Tecomantlan to distribute food, Tuesday, October 1, 3 p.m.

Fun with Music will sing at Casa Anastasia assisted living care center, located on Calle Gonzalez Gallo in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Wednesday, October 2, 4 to 5 p.m. Meet at the Chapel to carpool, 3:30 p.m.

The film ““Miles from Nowhere” will be shown Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel.

Conversational Spanish classes are temporarily suspended.

Saturday, 4 p.m., all are welcome to a “Sweet Hour of Prayer.”

Information: 332-818-9986.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, October 6, Reverend Jim Priddy will preside and preach at St. Andrew’s service of Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m.

The Company of Gentlemen’s breakfast will be 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 9 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 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.

Abundant Life Church

Have you ever wished that Jesus walked the earth today?  As believers we can only imagine what it would have been like to hear Him preach and see all the miracles that he did in person.  To be an eye witness would certainly be a very special thing but have you discovered that what you have today is even better?  Jesus says that it is for our good that he is not here because now we have the presence of the Holy Spirit!  Many have not understood the purpose of the Holy Spirit.  How sad it is to think that the Holy Spirit´s presence was so anticipated by Jesus and unappreciated by many believers.  Come Sunday, October 6, as Pastor Gary takes us to the scriptures to discover the great gift that God sent in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone.  Weekly Sunday worship services start at 10 a.m. and Bible study in English is Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Children’s ministry is Saturday at noon, and youth meet on Saturday at 6 p.m.  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 located at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from SuperLake.

Lake Chapala Baptist

“O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!” (Psalms 139:1-6)

There is nothing that God doesn’t know and can’t do for us. He walks with us every moment of every day. God is with us, leading us, guiding us, loving us, providing for us – all with His unlimited resources. What do we need? Do we need strength, peace, love, joy, or hope? He has it all. He is longing to pour out His favor and blessing upon us. We need to be open to Him and to trust Him. We need, by faith, to receive what He has for us. It is essential we realize how much He loves us and that He has a good purpose and plan for us.

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.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, October 6, Dr. Wayne Cook continues his examination of spiritual gifts bestowed by Christ so that we might build His church. We all are able to evangelize. Last week we examined testimonial evangelism and service evangelism.  This Sunday we will look at additional types.  Every believer is called to spread faith in Christ.  The specially gifted are mass evangelists like Billy Graham, public evangelists like preachers, and personal evangelists who share their messages one-on-one.

This is a Communion Sunday.

Blood Pressure checks following service, at the name tag board.  The LPC Nurse is onsite Mondays 1-3:00pm.

Volunteers make good things happen, together we can do it! Call 376-106-0853.

Tuesday, October 8, 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.

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

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, October 6, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Rite Two at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Father Danny will celebrate and give a message with the theme, “The Power to Purchase,” based on Luke 16: 19-31.

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 Pranzo’s Bistro in La Floresta, 376-766-1668.

The Bible Study meets Thursday, October 10, 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.

Saturday, October 5, 1:30 p.m., there will be a Blessing of the Animals at Yves’ Restaurant. Yves requests you make a reservation if you want to dine at the restaurant either before or after the blessing.

Unitarian Universalists

Sunday, October 6, at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Susan Miller will expound on the theme “Paying it Forward: Blessing a Future We May Not See.”

As the year fades, we may ruminate, happily or not, on how we have lived our lives. But once we have reflected on the past, how may we face our futures?

Each of us, in our own way, may bless our futures by “paying it forward,” by honoring the blessings of past kindnesses we have received by extending kindnesses to people in the here, the now, and the future. Along with talking about the predictable, as well as surprising, ways in which we can pay it forward, we also celebrate the first Sunday of the LCUUF stewardship drive in which we commit ourselves to the financial support of our beloved community.

David Miller will be 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.

Home Church Int’l

There’s an old saying that a person is known by the company he keeps. More than mere casual acquaintances, he chooses his close companions on purpose, deliberately, those he can personally identify with. Whether he is a good influence on them doesn’t register. It doesn’t really go that deep.

In reality what this really says is that he is revealing the status of his spirit, not just the soul, namely, mind, will, and emotions. What about families? What does the public, even neighbors, grasp about the character of a family?  They will be evaluated or judged by others. Is it apparent that this household has a deeper outlook on life than merely daily routines? Serious faith leads a family to display their focus like Joshua did in chapter 24. “If it is unacceptable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve ... but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Pastors Paul and Susana Allen urge us all to be His light in a dark world.

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..

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.

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.

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.

Riberas Meditation

This week’s satsang will be based on Ramana Maharshi’s “Forty Verses on Reality,” Verse 33 There is only one Self.

Satsang is hosted at the house of Richard and Carol, San Luis 73, Riberas del Pilar, Wednesdays 3 to 4:30 p.m. There is no cost, but space is limited, so register today at 376-765-6976.

St. Mark’s Anglican, Guadalajara

English Mass is at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Manuel Sonora officiating, Tom VandenBosch preaching, Ana Silvia Guerrero on organ and Debbie Matthew directing the choir. Mass in Spanish is at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Manuel Sonora. All are welcome.

Chichimecas 836 at Aztecas, Col. Monraz, end of route Bus 33A. See stmarksanglican.org.

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