The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation is closed until further notice. This includes the annual Passover Seder, which would have been held Wednesday, April 8, at Manix restaurant.
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be meeting online for the foreseeable future each Sunday, 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Carol Johnson will present “The Tao of Now” Sunday, April 5.
Taoism, the spiritual path originating in ancient China, offers a philosophy for how to live one’s life in harmony and peace by following The Tao. Translated as “The Way.” The Tao is said to be spontaneous, eternal, indescribable, and the Truth of the Universe. But what does this really mean? We will discuss some key concepts that arise from Taoism, and how these ideas can enrich our individual search for meaning and give guiding principles for this time of social isolation.
We suggest you look for the Zoom set-up instructions on our website, lakechapalauu.org, long before the meeting. More information: 376-766-2299.
April 5 is Palm Sunday, commemorating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Everyone loves a parade! The characters in this humble parade were the donkey, the crowd, and The Messiah. Join Dr. Wayne Cook Sunday, April 5, at 10 a.m. via www.facebook.com/lpcchapala, or at the LPC website, www.lpcchapala.org, when he explores the significance of Palm Sunday.
Although the LPC building is closed during the Covid-19 epidemic, worship continues uninterrupted; services can be seen each Sunday at 10 a.m.
LPC outreach devotionals are posted to these sites Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.
We maintain daily contact with our parishioners via morning emails, with the request to respond promptly whether “all is well.” If no response is forthcoming, follow-up action is initiated. Many are elderly or live alone, and this lifeline contact is essential. We also use the old- fashioned method of telephoning.
You may not know that many folks are losing their jobs without pay. Anything we can share with those who have less is what God wants us to do.
For questions or concerns, call the LPC office 376-106-0853 and leave a message. Please indicate if the matter is routine or urgent.
Lake Chapala Baptist
“Each person should do as he has decided in his heart — not reluctantly or out of compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
We have an unprecedented opportunity to give to those in need. With millions of people losing their jobs and out of income, we are being presented with a great need that we can fill in a straightforward way. A small gesture with a willing heart can go a long way to minister to someone who is hurting. Don’t do it out of obligation but out of your love for your neighbor. Giving is a choice and a sacrifice. Choose today to be a blessing to your church and others. Do it in such a way that it brings honor to God. Meet the needs of those who can’t provide for themselves. When you do, you will discover this underlying joy that was never there before. Look for an opportunity to give today.
Pastor John Linton will be bringing the message Sunday, April 5.
Lake Chapala Baptist Church is at Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. English-language worship service is at 11 a.m. and “social distancing” will be observed. The Spanish-language worship service is temporarily closed. Parsonage: 376-765-2925
St. Andrew’s Anglican
St. Andrew’s Anglican has cancelled all its devotional services, social gatherings, meetings, etc., until further notice, due to the Covid-19 virus.
Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, April 5, Little Chapel will celebrate and worship through scripture and music at the 11 a.m. service in celebration of Palm Sunday and Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Please note this is the day that Mexico goes on Daylight Savings time, and you need to have already set your clocks ahead one hour.
We will be celebrating through music and scripture at the service on Resurrection Sunday, April 12, 11 a.m.
If you are at “high risk,” please take care of yourself and stay home. Give us a call if you would like someone to come and visit. After the service join us for a friendly meal in the fellowship hall. All are welcome.
Bible studies are on hold until further notice. Conversational Spanish classes are Fridays at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 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. Information: 376-766-2538.
For the safety of our parishioners, Christ Church Lakeside deeply regrets continuing the suspension of church services and bible study until further notice.
Our prayers go out to those who are afflicted, not only in Mexico but in the entire world.
Abundant Life Church
Jesus is coming soon! This Sunday we celebrate the time when Jesus entered Jerusalem with the praise of the people and palm branches. Even more exciting than that day is the one coming soon when the church is called to be in God´s presence. This Sunday, our live stream will focus on the fact that the people were prepared for His arrival and that we need to be prepared as well. We need to be pure and walking in faith to fully enjoy the upcoming day of His return.
Since we can´t meet in person please tune in to our live stream service. Our service will be both on our Facebook page as well as our YouTube channel. Our Sunday service broadcast will begin at 10 a.m. https://abundantlifechapala.com.
Roman Catholic churches
The three Lakeside village Roman Catholic Churches normally listed in this section are are not offering Mass to the public. The doors of the churches are open to the faithful, but not during Mass.
San Juan Bautista Catholic Church is at Del Cardinal, across from the plaza in San Juan Cosala.
San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church is located at Ramon Corona 123, San Antonio Tlayacapan.
San Andrés Catholic Church is at the corner of Ramon Corona and Parroquia, one block from the Ajijic main plaza.
A Y.M.C.A. secretary with the troops during World War I gave a questionnaire to the soldiers of a certain division, asking them which characteristics they admired most in their officers. The answers were an overwhelming confirmation of the fact that they admired righteousness. They admired courage, patience, humility, honesty, love and devotion to a great cause. These are the qualities that are universally acclaimed as the elements of true manhood. These qualities make men and women stand out in every walk of life.
The opposites of these positive moral attributes are despised by everyone. No one is willing to admit that they admire liars, those filled with pride, cowards or dishonest folks. No soldiers mentioned their admiration for obscenity, cowardice, dishonesty, pride, fear, disloyalty or hate.
The admirable qualities they mentioned are the very ones that find their fullest expression in the person of Jesus Christ. Following Jesus is a daily challenge.
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.
The Satsang on Wednesday, April 8, 3 to 4:30 p.m., will start a series based on Ramana Maharshi’s “Who am I.” Paragraph 1: “I am not the body, not the mind, who am I?” Ramana Maharshi taught self-inquiry as the most direct way for self-realization, to look within yourself and see what is always present, what never comes and goes.
We listen to videos of contemporary teachers. Then we meditate as a group with guided self-inquiry.
St. Mark’s Anglican, Guadalajara
Public services are discontinued until further notice. Holy Week and Easter Services in English and Spanish will continue to be recorded and posted on Facebook: www.facebook.com/stmarksgdl.