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Weekly Worship - February 01, 2020

HU - The Sound of Soul

Chanting HU, an ancient name for the Divine while in a contemplative state, is a simple technique to open your heart to greater happiness, love, inner peace and understanding.

Join us Saturday, February 1, 10:30 a.m., at the Center for Spiritual Living located at 17 Nicholas Bravo, Ajijic, for a 30-minute group HU Chant followed by refreshments and fellowship time.

Sponsored by Eckankar Mexico. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or eckankar.org.

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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St. Andrew’s Anglican

The Reverend Robbin Moore has been appointed Priest in Charge, and will preside and preach on Sunday, 2 February 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 on Monday, February 10, 10:30 a.m. in the garden, to discuss “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover.

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.

St. Andrew’s is at Calle San Lucas 19, a block south of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar.

Lake Chapala Baptist

“As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve Him wholeheartedly and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you abandon Him, He will reject you forever.” (1 Chronicles 28:9.)

God sees the thoughts and intentions of everyone. He sees how our actions reflect His word and His will. He expects us to serve Him with our bodies, souls, and minds. If you seek the Lord, He will be found.  There are no more comforting words in the Bible than this. We can cry out to the Lord, and He will answer. He is not trying to hide from us, nor is He putting obstacles in our way. All God wants is for us to seek Him. Go to Him today and pour out your heart.

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

What on earth are we here for? We are starting a new sermon series this week beginning a 40-day spiritual journey to work through “The Purpose-Driven Life,” by Rick Warren. The point of this journey is to transform our lives, to help us figure out exactly what we’re here for, according to what the Bible tells us about our purpose.

A post-service forum will be held in the library for deeper discussion. You can buy an electronic version of “The Purpose-Driven Life” at Amazon.com. In Kindle Unlimited, the book is free.

LPC volunteers continue to feed those in need, and all contributions are welcome:  tomato puree, chicken base cubes, boxed milk (whole), eggs, nuts, fresh food (potatoes, onions, carrots, zucchini, fruit).  Every bit helps ... if we share, there will be enough for everyone!

Come sing with us Tuesday, February 4, 1 p.m. at our Social Drop-In 60s Community Singalong.

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.

Christ Church

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple on Sunday, February 2, 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and give a message with the theme “What Do You Present?” based on Luke 2:22-40.

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 at Janelle’s Garden, Carretera Poniente 35 in Ajijic at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, February 4, at about 1:15 p.m., for 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 Wednesday, February 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.

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.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, February 2, Pastor Raul Frutos will speak about “Christianity, the original intent” at the Little Chapel by the Lake. Stay after the service for a friendly family-style meal in the fellowship hall.

Bible studies are held Tuesday, February 4, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, February 4, meet at the Chapel at 3 p.m. to carpool to San Juan Tecomatlan for Little Chapel’s monthly food distribution.

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

Wednesday, January 29, Fun with Music will sing at Mi Casita assisted living center, in San Antonio Tlayacapan, next to Lety’s restaurant, from 4-5 p.m. Carpooling from the Chapel at 3:30 p.m.

Conversational Spanish classes still open for more students 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.

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.

Abundant Life Church

Sunday, February 2, Pastor Gary challenges us to not be like the world who flees from and hates God´s glory. We need to run to Him and enjoy the moments that we have in His glory.  He is our strength and we all need more of 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, 6:30 p.m.

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

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, February 5, 3 to 4:40 p.m. The topic will be Ramana Maharshi’s “Who am I,” Paragraph 7 “When the Self is realized, the world ceases to appear as an objective reality.”

Ramana Maharshi taught Advaita Vedanta and Self-inquiry as the most direct way for Self-realization, to look within yourself and see what is always present, and never comes and goes.

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..

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.

Iglesia Cristiana Agape

Bilingual Christian Church Service Sundays at 6 p.m., with music. Calle Nudo de Cempoaltepetl 842, Col. San Marcos, Guadalajara.

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