St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, November 29, St. Andrew’s 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 Robbin Moore will preach on November 29, the first Sunday of Advent.
St. Andrew’s Outreach Committee has re-created its traditional “Angel Tree” Christmas gift program. From now until Christmas Day, Angel Tree cash donations will be accepted at our church, with donors receiving a lovely “Angel Card” to sign and hang on our Christmas tree.
After Christmas, Outreach members will use the funds to buy gifts from wish lists from two Chapala charities: Mama Cleo’s House for teenage boys, and Casa de Ancianos, a home for needy elderly and the mentally challenged. Gifts will be presented to representatives of the charities on Three Kings Sunday, January 10, during our service. Reverend Robbin will dedicate the gifts and bless the Christmas Angels. All are welcome to join us.
Because the October Harvest Comida was cancelled, St. Andrew’s has rescheduled it as a “Holiday Event,” on Monday, December 7. The cost is 275 pesos for a full turkey dinner, including dessert and Social and Hospitality’s special cranberry sauce. Those who paid earlier for the cancelled October comida are considered paid-up for the December take-away dinner You may sign up at church later in the month.
Lake Chapala Baptist
The Lake Chapala Baptist Church will meet for in-person services Sunday, November 29, 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.
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the the first Sunday of Advent, November 29, by y celebrating the Holy Eucharist, 11 a.m. in the La Huerta Eventos Facility. Rev. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and give a message “Keep Awake” based on Mark 13:24-37.
Covid-19 ordinances and Diocesan mandates will be observed. Masks are required.
There will not be a Zoom service. Minimal sealed refreshments will be available following the service. Those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet at the Lake Taco Restaurant, 12:15 p.m.
Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held Tuesday, December 1.
The Bible study group, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, meets via Zoom on Wednesday, December 2, at 1:30 p.m., to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.
Sunday, November 29, 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 Carol will start a new series on Isaiah 9:2-7
It’s the beginning of Advent, and all of us are wondering how we can plan a merry Christmas during a raging pandemic. Won’t all the magic of the season be lost if we can’t gather together with family? And if we can’t have a candlelight Christmas Eve service in the church, won’t there be a hole in our celebration? This Sunday, we’ll be talking about how God fulfills our hopes in unexpected ways.
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 Sunday, November 29, 10:30 a.m.. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org. “There’s a Crack in Everything – That’s how the light gets in.” So Leonard Cohen tells us, borrowing from a story by Rachel Naomi Remen. We will explore the possibility of gratitude for everything, even the imperfections in our lives. This is also the wrap-up of our annual Pledge Drive; we’ll report on our results and celebrate. Rev. Matt Alspaugh will give the talk and Lorna Dean is the service leader.
Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, November 29, 11 a.m., Little Chapel welcomes Pastor Pete Campbell, where he will speak on “Past, Present, and Future Perspectives.” Regardless of what has happened to us or what we’ve done, God invites us to experience peace through an intimate relationship of mercy and truth. Text from Genesis 45 where Joseph reunites with his brothers.
Tuesday December 1, Little Chapel holds a monthly food and clothing despensas day in San Juan Tecomatlan. Those wishing to join, meet at the Chapel at 3 p.m. to carpool.
Wednesday, December 2, 5:30 p.m. the video “Joshua” will be screened.
Little Chapel is located on the Chapala-Ajijic highway in Chula Vista. 376-766-2538.
The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See, www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.