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Weekly Worship - October 26, 2019

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, October 27, 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.

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

“I therefore, a prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3.) Being a disciple isn’t a one-time event or something we do every once in a while; it is the daily interaction with Him. It is the step-by-step, one-foot-in-front-of-the-other walk that brings spiritual growth. It begins with the first step of salvation, and continues daily by us walking with Christ. Others will recognize us as Christians when they see us “walk the walk.” When we are seen doing or saying things that are not in the Spirit of Christ’s love and commandments, we undermine Him in their sight. We must remain worthy of His Salvation by daily walking with Him.

Pastor 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.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Welcoming in “Standard Time,” Pastor Lahry will speak on God’s standards from the Bible for our lives today, as we daily experience God in our lives. 

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

Bible studies are held Tuesday, October 29, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, October 30, Fun with Music will sing at Lake Chapala Nursing Home in Riberas del Pilar from 4-5 p.m.  Carpooling from the Chapel at 3:30 p.m.

The film “Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution, Part 3” will be shown Wednesday, October 30, 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel.

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

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

Information: 332-818-9986.

Unitarian Universalists

Sunday, October 27, at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Karawynn Long will present “Happiness is a Cold Shower.”

Modern psychological research has shown that sources of happiness fade over time and lose their power to bring us joy. What’s more, these findings resonate with advice from Greek philosophers who lived two thousand years ago. Learn more about this enduring idea, and how we can use this knowledge to improve our daily lives.

Jak Koke will lead 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.

Lakeside Presbyterian

“Disciple” is the primary New Testament word used for a Christian, a dedicated follower, more apprentice than student. Most living things grow naturally: a baby, a tree. So it seems odd the disciple is instructed to “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.”

Last week began a discipleship series, starting with “The Cost of Discipleship.” This week, Dr. Cook and Pastor Carolyn will tag team on “The Growth of a Disciple.”

Communion is offered following service.

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

This is Milk Sunday; please bring a container of shelf-stable milk to include in despensas(food staple packages) for needy Lakeside families. Despensas include: rice, beans and oil, plus personal necessities. The packages are assembled every Tuesday morning by deacons Gary and Marcee Smith and other volunteers. Want to help? Call 376-106-0853.

Everyone is invited to LPC’s Social Drop-In Tuesday, October 29, 1 p.m. Enjoy Freedom Chorale 60s singalong with live guitar.

Free movie night, Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. Popcorn included.

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

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.

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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 20th Sunday after Pentecost, October 27, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Rite Two at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and Jerry Stiles will give a message with the theme, “Tribalism.” based on Luke 18:9-14.  

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 this time of lessons and discovery.

The Lunch Bunch will meet  1 p.m. at Janelle’s Garden Restaurant, Carr. Poniente 35, in Ajijic.

The Bible Study meets Thursday, October 31, 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.

Abundant Life Church

Miracles are for today. Some think that there was a time when miracles were performed in the Bible but that the time for miracles has long since passed. The Bible has no expiration date. Salvation is still available to you today just like all the other promises found in the Bible. Knowing that the greatest healing possible is found when we move from death to life in salvation, we have to recognize that miracles happen every day. 

Sunday, October 27, Pastor Gary encourages the sick, hurting and oppressed with a message of hope and healing. God still moves mountains to have the sinner come to Him. 

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.

Home Church Int’l

Probably many people know something about a trust agreement. Simply put, a trust agreement is a document that spells out the rules you want followed for property held in trust for your beneficiaries. As evidenced by its very name, the person creating the trust is creating a security that all matters will be implemented as intended. We would all like to place our trust in certain persons. It gives us some peace of mind.

Placing valuable trust is never to be taken lightly. It is believing in the reliability of the one in whom the trust is placed. This is why trust is paramount in the Christian’s life. To not trust destroys faith and unity. In Proverbs 3:5 we are awakened with “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” Applied here in its original Hebrew, it means to be confident and sure. True believers are called to trust in the one, true living God and His Word. Pastors Paul and Susana Allen exhort all believers to build trust relationships among the body of believers.

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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.

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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