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Weekly Worship - November 09, 2019

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, November 10, the Reverend Dr. 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 Book Club will meet Monday, November 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room to discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann.

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

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3: 28)

In other words, all these superficial differences of the body and culture are not what matters; what matters is what you believe and do. No one is better than another. There are so many divisions in our society which cause one group to disrespect or hate another group. We are being taught to hate anyone who looks, thinks, or behaves differently from the way we do. This is not God’s will. Jesus commands, not asks but commands, us to love one another. He did not put stipulations on who it is that we love. In His eyes we are all one in Him. Each of us needs to remember this and go out into the world and sow love and not hate.

Pastor John Linton will be bringing the message Sunday, November 10.

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

Brother Robert Janisse will speak Sunday, November 1, about the amazing grace of God and how we are not only saved by grace, but are thereafter empowered by grace to live out the Christian life and accomplish what God has called us to do.

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

Bible studies in the book of Romans are held Tuesday, November 12, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, November 13, Fun with Music will sing at Casa Anastasia assisted living care center from 4-5 p.m.  Carpooling from the Chapel at 3:30 p.m.

A continuation of the “Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution” film series will be screened Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel.

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

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

Information: 376-766-2538.

Unitarian Universalists

Sunday, November 10, at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will present “Extreme Interconnection.”

When we try to understand the world, we often oversimplify — we divide things into parts and look for direct cause and effect. In doing so, we tend to lose deeper understanding of the world in all its chaotic, emergent, and interconnected nature. How can we look at the world with different eyes? How might such a different point of view change how we interact with all that is around us?

Cat Barnett 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.

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..

Christ Church

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, November 10, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Danny Borkowski will celebrate and give a message with the theme, “Living Scripture”, based on Luke 20:27-38.

Coffee is available before and 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 the Smoke House Restaurant and Bar on Carretera Poniente 520 (next to La Huerta Eventos Center), Ajijic, tel. 376-108-1805.

The next Loaves and Fishes event, our outreach program feeding very needy families, will be held Tuesday, November 12, at the usual location by the soccer field in Ajijic where the Wednesday market is held.  All who are interested are invited to attend and help fill containers for later distribution.

The Bible Study meets Thursday, November 14, 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.

Lakeside Presbyterian

The New Testament defines believers as Disciples: more than students, they were apprentices learning from Jesus, the Master. Jesus remains our master today. God wants to mold us into His image (Colossians 1:27-28), and we model Him most importantly in prayer. This Sunday, we continue our series on Discipleship by looking at “The Disciple’s Prayer Life,” using Jesus as our model.

Communion is offered following service.

The LPC Nurse is on site Mondays 1-3 p.m.

Despensas are delivered Tuesdays, 11 a.m.  We particularly need donations of shelf-stable milk to include with these care packages. Volunteers are needed to assist with deliveries; if you can join in, call 376-106-0853.

Everyone is invited to LPC’s Social Drop-In Tuesday, November 12, 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.

Abundant Life Church

We all have emotions. There are emotions that we like and then those that we wish we never had to experience. Our emotions show how we are feeling at the time. Whether based on true or false information, emotions are powerful things. As believers we are called to base our emotions on the truth of God so that the rollercoaster that is life does not distract us from our purpose.  Sunday, November 10, Pastor Gary shows us scriptural examples of believers who had their emotions led by God rather than themselves. They fulfilled their purpose and so can we … with God´s help. Emotions will still be very powerful, but directed in the way that God will be glorified in what we do.

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.

pg19The church is at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from Super Lake. Information: 331-417-7038.

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 38: If you are not the doer, then there is no karma. 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..

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

A person can be so involved in an activity such as reading, studying, composing, etc., that he really doesn’t want to be disturbed. It breaks his train of thought. The activity involved may be extremely serious or merely pleasurable, but important nonetheless.

Each person has to decide the importance of issues in his life. The priority of focus might even change or be altered from time to time. One must discern the value of his preoccupations so that they are undergirded by truth and honor. The people of God are exhorted to “stand having your loins girt about with truth.” To not stand makes one vulnerable to lies, half-truths, or wasteful dallying. At Jesus’ great temptation in the desert, HIs total focus was upon His heavenly Father. When faced with distractions, He stood firm against Satan and was victorious by declaring His Father’s Word in order to defeat the enemy. Pastors Paul and Susana Allen remind us to discipline our focus on the Lord and His Word, and not let the distractions of the world steal our commitment to our Heavenly Father.

The pastors can be reached 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..

St. Mark’s Anglican, Guadalajara

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

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

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