Weekly Worship - October 19, 2019

Lakeside Presbyterian

The Meaning of Discipleship. “Disciple” usually brings to mind the 12 men Jesus called, all recorded in the Bible. But disciple only means “learner” or “student.”

We are all to be disciples of Jesus. In fact, the first word for Christians in the New Testament was not “Christians” but “disciples.” Assistant Pastor Carolyn Jensen explores what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in the 21st century.

This is a Communion Sunday.

The LPC Nurse is onsite Mondays 1-3 p.m.

Emergency Contact Program on Tuesday, October 22, 10 a.m. to noon has three presentations:  1) Red Cross Bottle 2) Wendy Carrel on senior/hospice/palliative care, 3) LPC Congregant Emergency Contact Program. It’s free, get your contact info safe “in the cloud,” accessible from LPC in case of emergency.

Want to help our neighbors in need? Call 376-106-0853.

Everyone is invited to LPC’s Social Drop-In Tuesday, October 22, 1 p.m. Enjoy Freedom Chorale 60s 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 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.

Jewish Congregation

Members of the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation celebrate the gift of their new Torah Tuesday, October 22 with a parade to deliver the Torah to its new home. Celebrants will gather at Pancho’s Deli on the Carretera at 11 a.m. The Torah will be carried under a “chuppah” (a traditional marriage canopy). The parade will include dancing horses and Klezmer music. The procession will end at the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation at Santa Margarita 113, Riberas de Pilar, where there will be dancing in the courtyard of the synagogue.

Following the procession, the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation will celebrate the holiday of Simchat Torah which marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah reading and the beginning of a new cycle. The congregation welcomes the public to share in the festivities.

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Christ Church

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, October 20, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Rite Two at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give a message with the theme, “Persistent Prayer,” based on Luke 18:1-8.

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.

The Lunch Bunch will meet for the potluck following the service.

The Bible Study meets Thursday, October 24, 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

pg14Sunday, October 20, at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will present “Crossing Cultures.”

Most of us are migrants, people who’ve chosen to live in a culture different than our birth culture. How we do our living in a different land varies: some of us attempt to recreate “old home” behind walls and gates, others “go native,” others somewhere in between. What does our approach to multiculturalism say about our worldview, our relationship with other people? How do we deepen our awareness and engagement with people of other cultures? How do we learn to live in ease in a multicultural world?

Eric Luria 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.

Little Chapel by the Lake

“For we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses,” all of whom have experienced God’s good gifts, and have written and left their stories to tell us. Pastor Lahry spoke last week about the countless people in the Old Testament that witnessed God’s great love and mercy and spoke to them, personally. This week he will be continuing on the same theme with people in the New Testament.

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

Bible studies are held Tuesday, October 22, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, October 23, Fun with Music will sing at La Valentina assisted living care center from 4-5 p.m.  Carpooling from the Chapel at 3:30 p.m.

The film “Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution, Part 2” will be shown Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel.

Conversational Spanish classes open to the public are Friday, 1 p.m.

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

Information: 332-818-9986.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, October 20, 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 ladies’ and men’s luncheon will be at 1 p.m., Friday, October 25, at Cantina Libertad, in San Antonio.  Please sign up in the garden on Sunday, October 20.

St. Andrew’s annual Harvest Comida – a joint celebration of the Canadian and the U.S. Thanksgivings – will be held Monday, November 4.  Social hour at 1 p.m., dinner at 2 p.m., catered by Pedro of Go Bistro. More details to come.

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.

Lake Chapala Baptist

“Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts …” (Hebrews 3:15)

Are we living in God’s presence today, this moment? Are we drawing from His strength? Are we seeking to know Him and the power of His resurrection today? Leave the past and the future with the Lord and resolve to cling to Him and dwell in His presence today. He truly has the whole world in His hands, and His strength is perfect – moment by moment.

Brother John Linton will be bringing the message.

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.

Home Church Int’l

Too often, if we try to size up another person, chances are we could be partially right or even partially wrong. We might ask, “Why am I making this judgment?” Usually, we are reinforcing our own sense of integrity. Our mouths do a lot more than we realize, sometimes beneficial, and other times harmful. What if our mouths bring the same result upon us?

Even among born-again Christians, do our statements bring testimony against us? This becomes a witness which is detrimental to the church and God’s kingdom. In Ephesians 4 the Apostle Paul says, “Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.” If people are sizing us up, what are they discovering? A shocking pertinent scripture is in Matthew 12:34. I have reworded this a little without changing the meaning. “Your mouth reveals what your heart is full of.” Jesus jolts us here. Pastors Paul and Susana Allen urge a self-evaluation. What is our mouth revealing about us?

The pastors can be found at homechurchintl.com, 332-242-8648 or 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

Are you a disciple? There are a lot of people who go to church and consider themselves a Christian but the question that will be asked this Sunday is if we are disciples. Disciples of Jesus have problems like everyone else but the way they deal with their problem is different than you may think. A disciple depends on the Holy Spirit to guide them in discovering the solution their problem.  Sunday, October 20, Pastor Gary encourages us to face the good as well as the bad parts of life as a disciple. If you don´t yet consider yourself a disciple, you may want to consider it.

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 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 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 on Ramana’s “Forty Verses on Reality,” Verse 35: To abide in the Self is the only attainment. 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.