St. Andrew’s Anglican
St. Andrew’s will not be re-opening this Sunday, October 18, due to unforeseen circumstances.
The church will reopen on All Saints Sunday, November 1, when the congregation will consecrate the new mural of “The Dancing Saints,” painted by local artist Javier Zaragoza.
Rev. Robbin Moore will preach when St. Andrew’s Anglican Church meets via Zoom for morning prayer, 10 a.m., Sunday, October 18, the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost.
St. Andrew’s volunteer phone-email tree stays in touch with its members personally every week and brings vital information to the congregation through its monthly newsletter.
St. Andrew’s consignment shop, Todo Bueno, has reopened. So if you’re decluttering or clearing out your closet, please don’t forget our own resale shop. 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.
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 18, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Eventos Facility, the location of the Tuesday Organic Market. The Covid-19 Jalisco state ordinances and diocesan mandates will be observed. Masks are required.
Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give a message “Give Yourself Back to God” based on Matthew 22:15-22.
Minimal sealed refreshments will be available following the service. At 12:30 p.m. those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet at La Nuevo Posada Restaurant.
The Bible study group, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, meets via Zoom on Wednesday, 21 October, at 1:30 p.m., to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.
Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, October 18, 11 a.m., Little Chapel celebrates through music and scripture, with praise and thanksgiving, continuing in prayer, throughout the service.
Saturdays, 4 p.m., all are welcome to a “Sweet Hour of Prayer.”
Little Chapel is located on the Chapala-Ajijic highway in Chula Vista. 376-766-2538.
The Lake Chapala Baptist Church is open for in-person Sunday morning services Sunday, October 18, 11 a.m., at Santa Margarita #147 in Riberas del Pilar. They abide by all the COVID rules, social distancing, sanitizing, etc.
Let’s consider the little baby looking like a portrait of innocence in its crib sleeping. Then that little one wakes up and cries until its demands are met.”I want what I want and I want it now.” So you feed your precious one some applesauce which he/she then decides they don’t want and they shake their head, “no, no, no!” Food goes flying through the air, all over you, the floor, walls, and them. Now, who taught them to do that? Someone once named this little crib sleeping cutie a “Viper in a Diaper.” If you have been a parent you understand completely. We all are born with a rebellious, sinful nature. We want what we want when we want it.
Perhaps our hearts are still rebellious and we are throwing our fists at God. Many of us have followed the evil ways of the world embracing its sinful temptations, gratifying the cravings of our flesh, and following its desires. We are deserving of the wrath of God. But God who because of His great love for us, who is rich in mercy, rescued us even when we were dead in our trespassing and sins. Why would He rescue us when we were enemies of Him? We learn in the book of Ephesians chapter 2 that it is by the incomparable riches of God’s grace expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace we have been saved, through faith-and this is not of ourselves, it is the gift of God. What did we do to earn this gift? “Nothing, absolutely nothing” at all?.Grace is unmerited favor. We can never be “good enough” to enter Heaven. Being just a good person will never gain one entrance into Heaven. Whose standards are we measuring our goodness by, our own standards, or God’s? We have no ability to get out of the power of sin by ourselves. We will fail every time for it is not by our good deeds or our works, but it is only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Pastor John Linton gave many excellent examples from the Scriptures of the many times God had rescued His people by one stroke of His hand. They are exciting accounts of the power of the Almighty hand of our Divine Warrior. God saves! God is for us!
Sunday, October 18, at the 10 a.m. service of the Lakeside Presbyterian Church (LPC), worship services are at facebook/lpcchapala or www.lpcchapala.org. You can see devotionals on the same sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This Sunday, Pastor Carolyn’s sermon will be of “Relying on Faith.”
When someone says, “You must have faith,” that isn’t always reassuring. There’s nothing so insubstantial as faith when it’s misplaced.
And because people in our lives have betrayed us, we find it difficult to trust God fully. The Galatians had that familiar problem. They wanted to believe, but they also wanted to hedge their bets.
This week we’ll talk about reasons the Apostle Paul gave, proving we can and must entirely rely on faith alone.
Sunday, join us for communion at 9.40 by Zoom, contact the church by Facebook, so you will receive the link.
Our graduate school, lakeside Institute of Theology, is offering a class via Zoom on Church History, starting Monday 19 at 11 a.m.
To donate to LPC by check, Paypal, or cash. Call Dean Hanson 376 766-2660 or Rick Cartwright 376-766-4057.
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org. Rev. Matt Alspaugh will present ““Why We Love Hell So Much (At Least Some of Us)” at the Sunday, October 18, 10:30 a.m., service.
A surprising number of people (and not just Christians) believe in hell. About two-thirds of Americans are believers; for Canadians, only about one-thirds. What’s the motivation for such belief? What kind of people find such belief attractive? The Universalists among us are very curious, even perplexed ... let’s find out.
Eric Luria is the service leader.
San Juan Bautista
English Mass at 9 a.m. at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church in in San Juan Cosala. All sanitary precautions and protocols are in place. Masks are mandatory. The church is located at Calle Del Cardinal, across from the plaza.
Abundant Life Church
Where is God when we are suffering? Some people ask or consider it proof that God doesn’t exist since there are so many problems in our world today. They argue that if God exists then we wouldn’t have the problems we have like Covid-19. Sunday, October 18, Pastor Gary shows that the same things that now cause some to question the reality of God today were the things that caused and continue to cause people to recognize His existence and all-powerful nature.
The service is 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 and at abundantlifec-hapala.com.
Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico. English Bible study is Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Spanish-language services are Sundays, noon, and Spanish-language Bible study is Friday, 6:45 p.m. Abundant Life Church, Carretera Chapala-Joco 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan.
There are people who question whether or not God is wise. The Bible states clearly that He is perfectly wise. So all of God’s acts are done in perfect wisdom, first for His own glory, and then for the highest good for the greatest number of people for the longest time.
So, all of His acts are not only wise, they’re good and they’re pure. Not only could His acts never be done better, but a better way to do them could not be imagined by anyone. An infinitely wise God works in a manner that can’t be improved upon by finite creatures. Sometimes that wisdom is difficult to see, because the world in which we live has been infected by a terrible calamity: the fall of man.
The whole of creation now groans and struggles under the effects of sin. But there is hope. At the time of Christ’s triumphant return this suffering world will be set free from the effects of sin. So in spite of the tears, pain and death that is a part of our world today, we believe that God, who created us, is infinitely wise and good.
The church meets online every Sunday at 10 a.m.
The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See, www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.
Iglesia Cristiana Agape
St. Mark’s Anglican,Guadalajara
A bilingual (primarily Spanish) in-person service is held Mass Sundays, 12:30 p.m. outdoors on the patio with canopies proving shade. Beginning Sunday, October 18, on the third Sunday of each month, the 12:30 p.m. the Mass will be primarily in English. All recommended health precautions are observed and this service is brief (45 minutes).
Virtual Sunday services will continue to be provided online on our Facebook page SaintMarksAngicanGDL and on Youtube.