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Weekly Worship - November 23, 2019

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, November 24, 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.

A Carol Sing will be held Friday, December 6, with a social hour at 3:30 p.m. and a potluck dinner served at 4 p.m. Dessert provided, 100-peso donation requested.

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.

Little Chapel by the Lake

This week’s focus by Lahry Sibley is on the gifts of the Holy Spirit Sunday, November 24.

The 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 26, 10 a.m.

Fun with Music and movie night are suspended for Thanksgiving week.

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

“Unitarians and Vampires; Now That is a Rich Culture,” is the topic Sunday, November 24, at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Susie Lindemann, fresh from a UUA pilgrimage to her ancestral home of Romania and Transylvania, will talk about what she learned in the home of modern Unitarianism, Transylvania. Lindemann will also talk about the 16th century Edict of Torda, written by Unitarian King John Sigismund, which protected freedom of religion.

Trudy Crippen will be 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.

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 last Sunday after Pentecost (Christ the King Sunday), November 24, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and give a message with the theme, “King of Kings,” based on Luke 23:33-43.

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.

After the service, the congregation and friends are invited to meet at Casa Linda Restaurant (formerly La Mision Restaurante) at 1 p.m., Rio Bravo 7, Ajijic, 387-761-1058.

The Bible Study will not meet on Thursday, November 28, Thanksgiving Day.  It will resume on December 5, 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

John 15:8. In many parts of the world, Christians are still severely persecuted. The case of 19-year old Fatemeh Mohammadi comes to mind; she is serving her second six-month term in an Iranian prison known as the “Torture Chamber.” Her crime? Being Christian. Here is a provocative question: if you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Dr. Wayne Cook will share several Biblical proofs of being a genuine disciple.

Communion is offered immediately following service.

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.

LPC conducts classes for youngsters who have no opportunity to go to school. A brother and sister have just joined the classes; their mother died, and their father and grandmother look after them. Without LPC ‘s assistance, they may have faced an even more challenging future, of growing up to be illiterate.

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. Can help with ESL, classes?  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.

Lake Chapala Baptist

Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” (Matthew 7:13–14)

During the course of our lives, most of us have traveled into mountainous areas. Some may be hikers while the others may travel by car. We have traveled on switch-backs that go left and right, the road always ascending but also twisting.  y degrees, we are able to reach the summit.  A straight line would have been shorter as the bird flies, but no human could follow it. Nobody calls us inconsistent for traveling this way because we keep to the road. If we honestly desire to gain the heights of divine truth, we shall find many zigzags in the road. We will face our Savior with all His grandeur, and then we shall turn in the opposite direction, towards the frowning peaks of human responsibility. It doesn’t matter if we appear to be inconsistent, so long as we keep to the highway of Scripture, which is our only safe road to knowledge! It should be enough for us to follow the word of God, let its teachings wind as they may.

Pastor John Linton will be bringing the message Sunday, November 24.

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.

Abundant Life Church

What does the world say about you? The apostle Paul gave instruction that church leaders should have a good reputation and in other parts says that the whole world had heard about one church’s faith and perseverance in the gospel. With this kind of scrutiny on those in biblical times it is only common sense that God is still expecting the same from us. Our faith cannot be a secret nor can we, the church, afford to be quiet. It is time for the world to see with eyes wide open the glory of God through us.

Sunday, November 24, Pastor Gary challenges us to live the life we were called to live and have the kind of reputation that God is pleased with.

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

pg19aMost Christians are familiar with our understanding that God manifests Himself in three ways, namely, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Israelites upon leaving Egypt referred to Him as Jehovah Shalom, God our peace, or Jehovah Rapha, God our healer. Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised His disciples that He would send them a Comforter, the Holy Spirit, God’s presence with them in His ensuing departure. Other roles would be as our Advocate who defends us when accused by Satan. He is also our teacher who reveals the truth and power of God’s Word. He is also our guide and leader.

Being God’s spiritual presence with us, we are blessed with this most intimate fellowship because we are spirits, also.  We, too, are unified to Him because we also have a soul which lives in a body. The average worldly person describes a human backwards beginning with being first a body. Pastors Paul and Susana Allen always clarify Biblical truth to all who will receive it.

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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

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.

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