Weekly Worship - January 25, 2020

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, January 26, Dwayne Hartup will speak about “A Giving Heart” at the Little Chapel by the Lake. Taken from the story of the widow in Luke 21: 1-4. Stay after the service for a friendly family-style meal in the fellowship hall.

Bible studies are held Tuesday, January 28, 10 a.m.

Complimentary ESL classes with David Whatley are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Information: 332-248-7694.

Wednesday, January 29, Fun with Music will sing at Alicia’s assisted living center, Paseo del Lago no. 9 in La Floresta, from 4-5 p.m. Carpooling from the Chapel at 3:30 p.m.

Conversational Spanish classes open to the public are held Friday, 2 p.m.

Saturday, 4 p.m., all are welcome to a “Sweet Hour of Prayer.” Open to anyone at Lakeside who wants to pray for our nations, world, friends and family.

Information: 376-766-2538.

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 third Sunday after the Epiphany on January 26, 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give a message with the theme “Discipleship,” based on Matthew 4:12-23.

Sunday School (in Spanish) convenes during the service at the Gospel Reading. Young people are welcome to share this time of lessons and discovery.

Coffee and refreshments are available before and after the service.

The congregation and friends will meet at Min Wah Restaurant, Tepalo 96 in Ajijic at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 21, at about 1:15 p.m., there will be a GAM Food Distribution at the last soccer field on Calle Revolucion (the street where Ajijic’s Wednesday market is held).  Help is always needed to fill the buckets with food.

The Bible Study meets on Thursday, January 30, 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.

Lake Chapala Baptist

Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11.)

Loving others includes encouraging one another. When people accomplish a common objective together, all are encouraged. Fellow believers encourage one another to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Just as we do, the Thessalonian Christians faced struggles and an uncertain future. Paul wrote to encourage them, reminding them of their faith and love and hope in Christ, all of which prepared them to be ready for the Lord’s return. With these assurances they could keep encouraging one another and building each other up. The gift of encouragement is important in our lives. Encouragement is a gift in the home, the workplace, the church – wherever we find ourselves. We can be there for one another. We can listen, comfort, console, affirm. It’s a way of living out the command to love one another. Take time to recall the people who’ve been encouragers in your life. They’re the ones who were there when you thought you’d never laugh again. They were the ones who listened to you; whereas others just talked. Then ask yourself, “When was the last time I encouraged someone?” It’s not difficult, and the people you encourage are so blessed by it.

Pastor John Linton will be bringing the message Sunday, January 19.

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.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, January 26, Dr. Wayne cook, senior pastor concludes the sermon series on the model prayer Jesus taught his disciples at Lakeside Presbyterian Church (LPC). “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.” This epilogue to the lord’s prayer was probably not part of the prayer Jesus gave to his disciples. Even so it is a fitting summary to the prayer and contains ideas that are found elsewhere in scripture.

A new expanded outreach to the community “discipleship empowerment” is a study of 16 separate, major faith-building topics held each Monday at 10 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. Presented twice. Attend either as it fits your schedule. The topics tackle present day issues we all wonder about but seldom settle in our hearts. The study of discipleship topics is an attempt to use authoritative, scripture based, DVD led teaching presentations – pausing for time for reflection and discussion. There is no required home study. Textbooks and handouts will be provided for registered attendees. All are welcome.

In February, LPC begins a new sermon series based on Rick Warren’s book, “Purpose Driven Life.” The first sentence reads: “It’s not about you.” The first chapter goes on to explain how the quest for personal fulfillment, satisfaction, and meaning can be found only in understanding and doing what God placed you on earth to do. The six-week sermon series will be followed by a forum style discussion immediately after services for those wishing deeper discussion.

Free transport to and from church by Yoli Reyna, professional chauffeur, 331-604-1006.

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, 6 a.m.

Unitarian Universalists

Fred Harland will speak on “What Unitarian Universalists Believe – Or Don’t” Sunday, January 26 at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The service will explore – through readings, hymns and presentations – different “takes” on UU belief. The hope is to generate discussion, which we will have at the close of 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.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, January 26, 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.

This Sunday, St. Andrew’s will celebrate the long service of the Reverend Iris Slocombe and her husband Bert. Iris was the first rector of St. Andrew’s, serving in that capacity from 1999 to 2005. All who know the Slocombes are cordially invited to join them.

Taizé Services will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, February 19 and March 18. For more information on Taizé and its contemplative service of music, readings and prayer, see taize.fr/en. All are welcome to attend.

St. Andrew’s annual general meeting will be held after services on Sunday, February 16.

Every Sunday, Operation Feed, a program supported by St. Andrew’s, welcomes donations of non-perishable food items. 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 these foodstuffs to the 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.

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


Lakeside Community Fellowship 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.

Home Church Int’l

Pastors Paul and Susana Allen affirm that every human must be honest enough to admit what their authority is in life. True Christians shall affirm that they base their life and values on the Word of God, the Bible.

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Riberas Meditation

This week’s Satsang will be held Wednesday, January 29, 3 to 4:40 p.m. The topic will be Ramana Maharshi’s “Who am I,” Paragraph 6: “When maya (Illusion) is seen as real, your deep inner being will not be seen.”

We listen to videos of contemporary teachers. Then we meditate as a group.

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..

Abundant Life Church

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, 6:30 p.m.

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

St. Mark’s Anglican-Episcopal, 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.

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