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. Guest Minister Rev. Dr. Daniel O’Connell will speak “Compassion: Love in Action,” Sunday, June 28, 10:30 a.m. service.
For some of us, compassion has always come easy and is a strength we use in moderation. Others of us suffer from “compassion fatigue” and find ourselves becoming more uncaring than we’d like. How do we muster compassion for people who really, really don’t deserve it? We begin with mindfulness, self-kindness, and acknowledgment of shared humanity.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church will meet Sunday, June 28, 10 a.m., via Zoom for morning prayer, when Rev. Robin Moore will give the sermon on the fourth 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 Carolyn Hansen’s sermon is “The Once and Future King.” Psalm 72 was written for the coronation of an Israeli King, describing what people expected from their king. This psalm also tells us what we hope for when God’s kingdom comes to earth and our Messiah reigns.
LPC Outreach Director, Martin Thorner and his team delivered dozens of despensas in north shore towns. The cost above LPC’s regular deliveries was again underwritten by the Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club. This week the despensas also included children’s clothing.
While delivering despensas, Thorner found a family with four young children living in a makeshift tent in the mountains. They had been kicked out of the room they’d been living in because they have no money. They had a little furniture, but no walls or roof, no potable water, no kitchen, no bathroom, and the rainy season was just starting.
Thorner discovered a small apartment in Chapala renting for 1,200 pesos monthly. LPC has designated gifts which cover this kind of outreach, so this little family’s rent is being paid to get them through the rainy season. They are so grateful and happy for their new place!
Quoting Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”
Little Chapel by the Lake
Little Chapel will celebrate through music and scripture on Sunday, June 28, 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 fourth Sunday After Pentecost, June 28, celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Rev. Danny Borkowski will celebrate and give a message with the theme “Being Righteous,” based on Matthew 10:40-42.
Food distribution is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30, 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, July 1, 1:30 p.m. to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.
Abundant Life Church
Are you free? Now that the government has declared personal responsibility in the face of the Covid19 crisis, you may feel better than a few months ago, but are you free spiritually? We have been made free in Christ, but what happens if we are enslaved again? Sunday, June 28, Pastor Gary takes us to the Word of God for the answer. If you are trapped in sin, there is hope for you. Sunday could be a day that changes your life forever.
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, 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. Abundant Life Church is located at Carretera Chapala-Joco 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan just a block from SuperLake.
That the Lord can change us in a positive way by the power of the Holy Spirit is cause for thanksgiving. To change from being one type of person to another is the essence of repentance. The liar becomes truthful, the thief becomes honest, the profane becomes pure and the proud becomes humble. We know from the Scriptures that God doesn’t change: “I am the Lord, I change not.” His attitude toward us today is the same as it was in eternity past and it will be the same in eternity future, so in the meantime we can allow the Spirit to work on changing us into His image.
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.