Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the third Sunday in Lent, March 15, 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and give a message with the theme “Living Water” based on John 4:5-42.
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 is available before and after the service. A potluck will be held in the church hall following the service in lieu of a restaurant luncheon.
A Loaves & Fishes food assembly and distribution event is scheduled Tuesday, March 17, 12:30 p.m., at the last soccer field on the street where Ajijic’s Wednesday Tiangus is located. All are invited to come and help out in this food sorting for distribution to needy families.
The Bible Study meets on Wednesday, March 18, 1 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
Being a disciple isn’t a one-time event or something we do every once in a while – it is the daily interaction with Jesus. It is the step-by-step, one-foot-in-front-of-the-other walk that brings spiritual growth. It begins with the first step of salvation and continues daily by us walking with Christ. It is not enough to just “talk the talk.” It is essential that Christians also “walk the walk.” Our world today is filled with hate and strife. We are divided by race, religion, gender, economics, and many other issues. Instead of loving one another as we are commanded, the people of the world are having difficulty identifying with or understanding people who are different from ourselves. The days are indeed evil. It is imperative that we, as Christians, rise above the differences and walk the path that Jesus taught us. As we do something to the least person, we do it to Jesus.
Pastor John Linton will bring the message Sunday, March 15.
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.
Do you know why you were put on this earth at this time? We have been studying “The Purpose-Driven Life” for the past several weeks. Dr. Wayne Cook’s message this week will be the last in the series, reviewing all five purposes.
Blood glucose checks are Sunday, February 15, after service at the Narthex table. The LPC nurse is on site Mondays 1-3 p.m.
The Despensa Team welcomes your donations on Sundays: tomato sauce, boxed milk, fruit and veggies, small tins of tuna, whatever you know to be useful (and which doesn’t require refrigeration), chicken broth concentrate, shampoo, pastas. Your compassion does make a difference!
The Praise Team welcomes new singers, no auditions, just turn up Friday mornings 9-10 a.m.
Also, volunteers welcomed for LPC ministries: administrative, leadership, outreach, worship preparation, worship activities, building services, medical services, congregational care. If you have practical skills and a little time, and could contribute them regularly or part-time, please call the LPC office at 376-106-0853. You will be put in touch with someone who can explain what exactly is involved.
Drop In! Every Tuesday 1-3 p.m. 60’s Singalong with Freedom Chorale. Lead a song on a mic, or just sing along with the rest of the Chorale. Live backing, lyrics and professional sound.
Computer, sewing classes & ESL for Spanish speakers are Saturday, 10 a.m.
Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Jorge 250, Riberas del Pilar. English services, Sunday, 10 a.m.; Spanish services, 9 a.m. and noon. Sunday School for adults, 8:30 a.m. in the library; Bible Study, Fridays, 6 a.m.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, March 15, The Reverend Robbin Moore will celebrate, and Friar James Francis Twyman will preach.
An Episcopal Franciscan Friar, Twyman has written and published several books on religious topics, including the New York Times bestseller “The Moses Code.” Twyman has also produced and written seven feature films, including award winners “Indigo” and “Redwood Highway.” He has produced 12 music CDs, including “I AM Wishes Fulfilled Meditation” (with Dr. Wayne Dyer), which was a Billboard Charts #1 bestseller.
The service of Holy Eucharist begins at 10 a.m. Coffee hour, a time of fellowship and welcome, follows the service.
A Lenten Studies series continues on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and wraps up on April 8. Includes a simple lunch of soup, bread and beverage. Sign-up sheet in the garden.
The next Taizé Service will be Wednesday March 18, 6 p.m. For more information on Taizé and its contemplative service of music, readings and prayer, see taize.fr/en. All are welcome to attend.
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 this food to Lakeside’s neediest families.
Every donation or consignment you make to St. Andrew’s resale shop, Todo Bueno, supports a number of Lakeside charities through St. Andrew’s outreach ministry.
Todo Bueno is located on the highway, just west of S&S Auto in Riberas del Pilar, and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday.
St. Andrew’s is at Calle San Lucas 19, a block south of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar.
Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, March 15, Brother Robert Janisse will continue with his message on “Beatitudes: The Upside Down Kingdom” 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, March 17, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 18, Fun with Music will sing at Casa Nostra assisted living center, Santa Margarita 9 in Riberas del Pilar, from 4-5 p.m. Carpooling from the Chapel at 3:30 p.m.
Movie night for the next four Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. A series of documentaries by film maker Darren Wilson, starting the March 18 with “Furious Love,” about finding God’s love in the darkest places of our planet. Free popcorn.
Saturdays, 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.
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.
Janice Kimball will present “The Men of the Mountain, Seniors Del Monte and Huage: Indigenous Religion at Lakeside” Sunday, March 15, at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Sunday, January 19, Jocotepec wrapped up ten straight days of celebration of the Señor del Monte and Señor del Huage with a parade and a fireworks castillo on each day, in one of the most fervent religious observances in Mexico. A look behind the facade of the Catholic churches at Lakeside. Slides will be shown.
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.
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.
Riberas meditation Satsang, normally held on Wednesdays at 3 p.m., is on “Coronapause” until further notice. We will announce when we are meeting again. We have to take care of our 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.
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.
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.
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.