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Weekly Worship - October 12, 2019

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.

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

Pastor Lahry Sibley’s Experiencing God sermon on Sunday October 13 will focus on the practical application of how we can hear from God, and know that we are hearing from God, and not ourselves, or others from our past. 

The worship service is at 11 a.m. Stay after the service for a family style comida.

Bible studies are held Tuesday, October 15, 10 a.m.

Fun with Music will sing at Casa Nostra assisted living care center in Riberas del Pilar, Santa Margarita 8, from 4-5 p.m.  Carpooling from the Chapel at 3:30 p.m.

The film “Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution” will be shown Wednesday, October 16, 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 13, the Reverend Jim Priddy will preside and preach at St. Andrew’s service of Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Coffee hour, a time of fellowship and welcome, follows the service.

The St. Andrew’s Book Club will meet Monday, October 14, 10:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room.  The book under discussion is “Under the Wide and Starry Sky” by Nancy Horan.

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

What do you have in your hand when you hold a Bible?  Some say a great book.  Others refer to the Bible as the “Word of God.”  Whatever you call the Bible is up to you but what you do with it is a command of the Lord.  The Bible is relevant to us today and we need to pattern our lives based on its principles.  In contradiction to what some think, good and bad is not relative and the Bible gives us clear guidance even in very difficult times. 

Come this Sunday, October 13, as Pastor Gary reminds us of what the Bible says about itself and our need to study it, practice what it says and teach it to others.

pg14bAbundant 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.

Lake Chapala Baptist

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

When things do not go the way we hope they will or are accomplished later than we hope, we have a tendency to become discouraged.  We forget to trust in God.  His will is perfect and his desires will be accomplished in his perfect time.   He tells us to trust in Him and He never fails us.  Lake Chapala Baptist Church has been truly blessed by God and our prayers have been answered.

Our new pastor, John Linton, has arrived from South Africa.  You are invited to help us welcome him on Sunday, October 13.

pg14cLake 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

We like to measure things: how big, how tall, how smart, how attractive, how strong? We put worth on these measurements. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is powerful, so he’s important.  Kate de Castillo is a famous Mexican actress, so she’s somebody.  Carlos Slim is the richest man in Mexico, so we admire him.

God has a different measuring stick. Unimpressed with our power, our looks, our money, He judges our hearts and actions.  Paul describes how to please God, with the greatest gift – love.

Communion is offered following service. This is Second Sunday Celebration, so please bring a side dish or salad.

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

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

Everyone is invited to LPC’s Social Drop-In Tuesday, October 15, 1 p.m. Enjoy Freedom Chorale 60’s singalong with live guitar.

Computer, sewing and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for any Spanish speakers are offered Saturday 10 a.m.

We urgently need Spanish-speaking ESL teachers.  If you or a friend can help, contact Pastor Guillermo at 331-247-0003.

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 18th Sunday after Pentecost, October 13, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Rite Two at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. The Rev. Jim Powers will give a message with the theme “Thank God!”, based on Luke 17:11-19.

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 will not meet this week.

Tuesday, October 15, 1 p.m., Christ Church will participate in the Loaves and Fishes Food Program, on the same street of the weekly tianguis.

The Bible Study meets Thursday, October 17, 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.

Unitarian Universalists

Sunday, October 13, at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Kathy Koches, Bob Koches and Rev. Matt Alspaugh will present ‘’Why Have Rituals?’’

Rituals, both spiritual and secular, play a part in all our lives. Kathy will speak about what rituals are and why we have them, Bob about rituals bringing comfort and Rev. Matt will explore what it means to create and use ritual in our Sunday services.

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

One thing which is common to virtually all is seeking comfort.  A psychopath may be focused on problem and disruption.  But most of humanity turn their attention to convenience and comfort.  We don’t  like putting up with inconvenience or discomfort.  Pathways to comfort might come from music and other entertainment, physical adjustments, enjoyable acquaintances, etc.  One only needs to use their intellect and wisdom to decide which is beneficial, productive, and healthy.

Motive and personal orientation usually are the great motivators.  If one goes to a lecture or concert, usually they will surmise that they will be comfortable in it.  Does this sound like church worshipers today?  And, normally we would not find them participating if it was expecting to be discomforting. But, the true motive should never simply to be comfortable.  What about the righteous motive to worship the Heavenly Father with other believers?  Sometimes we will hear instruction which might be challenging and not make us comfortable.  Pastors Paul and Susana Allen challenge us to an honest motive as we worship.  They can be found on their website homechurchintl.com and by phone 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 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 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 CommunityFellowship

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 on Ramana’s “Forty Verses on Reality,” Verse 34: Illusion is  orn of ignorance.  Ramana Maharshi was an Indian spiritual teacher of the 20th century. He taught self-realization and self-inquiry as the most direct way: looking within yourself to see what is always, and never comes and goes.

There is no cost for Satsang. Books and meditation materials are provided for free. Satsang is hosted at the house of Richard Clarke, San Luis 73, Riberas del Pilar. Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Space is limited. Call 376-765-6976 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..

St. Mark’s Anglican, Guadalajara

English Mass is at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Manuel Sonora officiating, and 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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