Proverbs 3:1: “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart.”
Forgetting can be beneficial. Some savants remember nearly every event in their lives, andcannot forget the painful experiences. Forgetting can protect us. Dr. Wayne Cook says, “I am in great shape!” Sunday, we will look at forgotten or ignored New Testament practices relating to discipleship.
The Lakeside Presbyterian Church (LPC) Nurse is on site Mondays 1-3 p.m.
LPC asks for your donations of shelf-stable milk and excess orchard and garden produce for despensas. Banco de Tapitas, a Mexican organization providing financial assistance to Children with Cancer, has asked LPC to collect plastic caps (tapitas) on their behalf. Don’t throw away those bottle caps, drop them off at LPC – every little bit helps!
Everyone is invited to LPC’s Social Drop-In Tuesday, November 19, 1 p.m. Enjoy Freedom Chorale 60s singalong with live guitar.
Computer, sewing and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for Spanish speakers are offered Saturday 10 a.m. If you or a friend can help with ESL, contact Pastor Guillermo at 331-247-0003.
Yoli Reyna will bring you to church and deliver you safely back home. Call 331-604-1006 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.
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.
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, November 17, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give a message with the theme “By Your Endurance,” based on Luke 21:5-19.
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 congregation and friends will meet for a Thanksgiving potluck in the church facility after the service.
The Bible Study meets Thursday, November 21, 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.
Sunday, November 17, at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the children’s choir Voces de Luz from San Juan Cosala will present a musical program to welcome in the holiday season. There are now more than 50 children and young people in the choir. There are 27 children in “Coro B” – the little ones who can’t read music yet – who are the future of Musica para Crecer, says Choir Director Cindy Youell.
Catherine Luria 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.
Little Chapel by the Lake
Pastor Lahry plans on beginning a series on 1 Cor. 12, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit Sunday, November 17.
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 19, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 20, Fun with Music will sing at Casa Nostra, Calle Margarita 8, Riberas del Pilar, from 4-5 p.m. Carpooling from the Chapel at 3:30 p.m.
The film “God in Ancient China,” with Scott Sacker, will be screened Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 p.m. at Calle de la Vista 152.
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.”
Lake Chapala Baptist
“For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.” (2 Timothy 1:7.)
In the Apostle Paul’s letter to Timothy, he reminds us that we have not been given a spirit of fear. Fear is not from God. Instead, we’ve been given a spirit of power, to act rather than to remain paralyzed in anxiety, fear or guilt. He has given us a spirit of love to have compassion for others, particularly those less fortunate than us. And He has given us a sound mind, to use the information we have to make good decisions. He has empowered us with all that we need for life and godliness, no matter how difficult or dangerous life in this world may become.
Pastor John Linton will be bringing the message Sunday, November 17.
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.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, November 17, 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.
Please be aware that counterfeit 500-peso notes – the new, blue ones – are showing up all over lakeside.
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.
St. Andrew’s is at Calle San Lucas 19, a block south of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar.
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
Some Christians probably wonder what is meant by the term home church or house church. Many know church with a conventional connotation which implies a building supplied with pews, pulpit, and a piano or organ. In the original New Testament Greek we find the word ekklesia, meaning the called-out ones or an assembly of the same. This would explain why the Jews worship at a temple. Thus the term church stirs confusion when referring to a house.
Historical data talks about the time when, after Jesus’ ascension, the first Christians primarily met in houses. In Romans 16 we find out about Priscilla and Aquilla and “the church that meets in their house,” just one of many references. Many churches have something called “home groups,” which are more structured. Our home churches are more informal, intimate, and allow for more sharing, showing a family emphasis. They also include Biblical teaching, intercessory prayer, and communion. Most often they conclude with snacks and refreshments. Pastors Paul and Susana Allen invite your sharing with us.
Abundant Life Church
What is it that God wants from you? There are a lot of people who call themselves Christians or perhaps they say that they are religious and think that they are good people. Being good people we may think that God is on our side and that He will bless what we do. It is a simple thing to answer what do you want God to do for you, but the question that needs to be answered is what is it that God wants from us. There have been many attempts to answer this question from some very smart people, but if you want to know what God wants, you must ask him. Sunday, November 17, Pastor Gary takes us to God´s Word for the answer to our question. Warning: once you know what he wants you are responsible.
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.
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
All are welcome to English Mass at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Michael Schirmacher officiates, with Ana Silvia Guerrero on organ and Debbie Matthew directing the choir. Spanish Mass is at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Manuel Sonora officiating.
St. Mark’s annual Lessons and Carols musical service is set for Sunday, December 8, 5:30 p.m. The Christmas Eve solemn, musical Mass is December 24, 6:30 p.m.
Chichimecas 836 at Aztecas, Col. Monraz, end of route Bus 33-A. Also see stmarksanglican.org.