The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See, www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.
Sunday, November 22, at the 10 a.m. service of the Lakeside Presbyterian Church (LPC), worship services are at facebook/lpcchapala or www.lpcchapala.org. Devotionals are on the same sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Sunday, Pastor Wayne will continue with the series on Galatians 4:8-20. Here we have a sad tale. It involves Abraham, a man of faith who made a tragic mistake. He had two sons, one born to slavery and one born free. The slave son was never a part of God’s promise, and he came to be by a lack of faith in God. Those who try to live under the law are like descendants of Ishmael. Those who live under grace are the spiritual descendants of Isaac, the the free son born through the promise of God.
LPC supports some feeding programs at San Antonio Tlayacapan, Mezcala, La Cuesta, and La Zapotera Villages. At each location, an average of 70 children receive meals three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This week LPC continues to deliver despensas (pantry supplies) in San Juan Tecomatlán, Chapala, and San Antonio. We insert some Bible verses in every despensa and one Daily Bread to share the Gospel, since it is the primary goal of the church’s mission. LPC will appreciate your donations. You can donate 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. Fred Harland will present “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times” at the Sunday, November 22, 10:30 a.m., service.
This title comes from Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities.” Our presentation will explore why both conflicting images may seem right today. Sandy Wallin is the service leader.
Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, November 22, 11 a.m., Little Chapel celebrates with scripture reading, praise and thanksgiving in song and prayer.
If you consider yourself to be at “high risk” please take care of yourself and stay home. We will be celebrating through music and scripture, with praise and thanksgiving, continuing in prayer, during the meeting time.
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.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Because Jalisco will be at level orange Sunday, November 22, the congregation will worship in-person at church at 10 a.m. with the allowed 25-percent capacity – 40 people. There also will be seats available outside for more worshipers. The service will also be live-streamed.
The Reverend Tom Vandenbosch, who at present serves as deacon at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Guadalajara, will preach. (Reverend Vandenbosch will be ordained to the priesthood in a service at 4 p.m., November 22, at Christ Church Lakeside in the Centro de Eventos La Huerta in west Ajijic.)
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.
Lake Chapala Baptist
The Lake Chapala Baptist Church reopens again for in-person services Sunday, November 22, 11 a.m. Covid protocol will be adhered to, including masks, social distancing, sanitizing, etc.
Bible Study is held in the church on Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Who wants to go to Heaven? It’s okay, you can raise your hand, no one is looking. It appears that about everyone wants to go there. But perhaps you’re wondering just how hard do you have to work to get there. How many hoops do you have to jump through to make the grade? Here is the good news! God has already done everything for you to reach Heaven. Your only action is to declare with your mouth and believe in your heart, that Jesus Christ took your sin upon Himself, suffered and died a horrific death, was buried and rose again on the third day. Just believe and declare, that’s all? Well of course you will acknowledge that you have sinned and ask for forgiveness. How can you know that this is true, it seems all too simple? It is the Holy Spirit of God who reveals this to you when your heart is ready to receive it.
No one can force you to believe this amazing truth. It is a gift from God. It is called grace, unmerited favor. We have done nothing to deserve it, in fact, we deserve God to turn His back on us. But God instead opens His loving arms and invites us to be one of His children. Pastor John Linton is presently teaching about the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians where Paul declares that God made him a minister of the Gospel of Grace. However, those of us who are believers in Christ Jesus have also been called to share this good news with the whole world. How will they know if we don’t tell them? The world desperately needs to hear the message of the unsearchable riches of Christ so that the eyes of hearts may be enlightened.
Remember the movie “Dead Men Walking?” Well, that title is a very accurate description of those who will not believe in the Gospel of Grace and spend eternity in utter darkness, despair, and torment, alone, without love, peace, or joy. Jesus brings His amazing light and peace to a sin-sick and dark world for all who will believe. Jesus died for you because He couldn’t bear to spend eternity without you. Do you want to go to Heaven?
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday after Pentecost, November 22, by celebrating the ordinations to the priesthood of Rev. Deacon Tom Vandenbosch of St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Guadalajara, and to the Diaconate of Jerry Stiles of Christ Church Lakeside, at 4 p.m. in the La Huerta Eventos Facility, the location of the Tuesday Organic Market. Rev. Bishop Ricardo Gomez Osnaya of the Diocese of the West will celebrate. There will not be the regular service at 11 a.m. nor will there be a Zoom service.
The Bible study group, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, meets via Zoom on Wednesday, November 25, at 1:30 p.m., to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.
Imagine the wonder and awe that Mary would have experienced while holding her new baby boy in her arms. She knew the future would be difficult because of the word the angel had given her, but for now the innocent child in her arms showed her just how blessed she was. She had been chosen to be the mother of the Messiah! Jesus was her son! We, as believers, can understand the feeling of being blessed as well. Jesus has come into the world to save us from our sins.
Sunday, November 22, 10 a.m. pastor Gary shows us how Jesus can continually bless our lives. The service will also be virtually transmitted via our Facebook page, 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.
The board of directors of a large company recognized that a certain young man had the ability to move up in their organization and replace a senior man who was about to retire. The young man went to the retiring executive and said, “You know I’m going to move into your position when you retire so, I’d be grateful for any advice you can give me.” The older man said, “Sit down, son. I’ve got two words for you: Right decisions!” The young man thought for a moment and said, “Well, that’s helpful, but how does a person go about making right decisions?” “One word, son — experience!” “Well, that’s helpful too, but how do you get experience?” “Two words, wrong decisions.”
One of the reasons the Christian life can be difficult is because unlike school, you get the test first and the lesson later. We’ve all made mistakes at one time or another, but we can minimize those failures and grow in our knowledge of the Lord by taking time to read and memorize the Word of God. The life principles it contains will keep us from sin and guide us in making wise decisions.
The church meets online every Sunday at 10 a.m.
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. Calle Del Cardinal, across from the plaza.
St. Mark’s Anglican,Guadalajara
A bilingual (primarily Spanish) service is held Sundays, 12:30 p.m. On the third Sunday of each month, the 12:30 p.m. 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 St. Mark’s Facebook page SaintMarksAngicanGDL and on YouTube.
Iglesia Cristiana Agape