Little Chapel by the Lake
Little Chapel will celebrate through music and scripture on Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m.
If you are at “high risk,” please take care of yourself and stay home.
Saturdays, 4 p.m., all are welcome to a “Sweet Hour of Prayer.”
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the third Sunday After Pentecost, June 21, celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give a message with the theme “Confessing Christ,” based on Matthew 10:24-39.
Sunday is Father’s Day, and Christ Church Lakeside prays that all fathers have a very blessed day filled with love and good wishes.
Food distribution is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 1 p.m. at the last soccer field on Calle Revolucion (where Ajijic’s Wednesday market is held). Help is always needed to fill the buckets with food for distribution to the very needy.
The Bible Study group meets via Zoom on Wednesday, June 23, 1:30 p.m. to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.
The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation is closed until further notice, but now holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Visit the website, www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org LCUUF members Kathy Koches, Catherine Luria, and Colleen Beery will give reflections of their fathers as we celebrate what it means to be and/or to have a father in whatever form that may look like in “A Celebration of Fathers,” Sunday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. service.
Cat Barnett will be Service Leader.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church will meet Sunday, June 21, 10 a.m., via Zoom for morning prayer, when Rev. Robin Moore will give the sermon on the third Sunday after Pentecost. Email the church if you wish to receive a Zoom invitation.
Rev. Moore, sends daily meditations with music from our minister of music Timothy G. Ruff Welch to our 250-plus members. Friar James Twyman also helps out with the daily meditations.
St. Andrew’s volunteer phone/email tree stays in touch with its members personally every week.
St. Andrew’s consignment shop, Todo Bueno, has reopened. Every donation or consignment you make benefits St. Andrew’s Outreach Ministry. Be it clothing, kitchenware, electronics, books, bric-a-brac, furniture, appliances, collectables, sports equipment, etc., bringing it to Todo Bueno enables our parish to financially support a number of Lakeside charities.
Worship services can be seen each Sunday at 10 a.m. via facebook.com/lpcchapala, or at www.lpcchapala.org.
LPC devotionals are posted to these sites Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.
Pastor Wayne takes as his sermon title “How did we get here?” Sunday, June 21.
Ockham’s Razor states that the “the simplest solution is most likely the right one.” We could apply that to our existence. Earth is in the center of what is called “The Goldilocks Zone,” where at least 55 critical components make life as we know it possible. If any of these were not present, we would not be here. Is it an incredibly lucky assortment of components, or does it show the hand of a Master Designer?
LPC continues to work with Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club to help our unemployed neighbors who are in dire straits financially. The end is not yet in sight. Together, we are helping families from San Antonio all along the lake’s north shore.
We truly are all in this together, and now, more than ever, we must love and care for one another. Quoting John 13:35 “ By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Abundant Life Church
We return to services in our church building again! What does it look like when God is first in our life? Last week we learned that it was a requirement from God but this week we will discover the blessing it is for those who live it out. We can never earn more love from God but when we have God as the center of our lives we are able to appreciate and understand that love better. Those who have God first in their lives have blessed me. Are you a blessing to others?
We are limited to 50 people so be one of the first to arrive. Those who cannot be with us in person will enjoy our services both on our Facebook page as well as our YouTube channel. Sunday, June 21, the service broadcast will begin at 10 a.m. for English at abundantlifechapala.com and 11:30 a.m. for Spanish at vidaabundantechapala.com.
Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. Our weekly English-language Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. and English Bible study is Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Spanish language services are Sunday, noon and Bible studies on Friday, 6:45 p.m. Once a month the women meet for a time of fellowship and the study of the Word of God (time and date announced each month). Abundant Life Church is located at Carretera Chapala-Joco 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan just a block from SuperLake.
Have you ever heard somebody say, “I’m no theologian?” It sounds like the statement of humility — but it’s not. What they’re really saying is that serious thinking about Christian doctrine and attempting to express those truths clearly is not real Christianity. They have the idea that real Christianity is about practical concerns: our personal walk with the Lord, sharing the gospel and so on. They say, “theologians may have their place but studying doctrine is not something that ordinary Christians need to bother with.” In fact, some Christians think it might hinder their spiritual life if they get serious about doctrine. That’s a real departure from the thinking of believers in earlier times yet it’s quite prevalent in today’s church. And that attitude is, in my opinion, a recipe for spiritual disaster. Every Christian should be a theologian, it’s simply getting to know God. And if we know God it will help us to live right. Is that important to our Lord? I think so, because the study of doctrine is an expression of loving the Lord with our minds. I hope you’ll consider these things. They may encourage you in pursuing the Lord with all your being.
St. Mark’s Anglican,
Public services are discontinued until further notice. Masses in English and Spanish are recorded and posted on Facebook: www.facebook.com/stmarksgdl. Scriptural reflection via Zoom is held online, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
Iglesia Cristiana Agape
Bilingual Christian Church Service Sundays at 6 p.m., with music. Calle Nudo de Cempoaltepetl 842, Col. San Marcos, Guadalajara.