St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, December 27, 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 Tom Vanden Bosch will preach.
Bible Study for Epiphany: A series on Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, is led by Leslie Rogers each Wednesday from January 13 to February 17 via Zoom, from 1-2:30 p.m. Space is limited; call the parish office for information.
St. Andrew’s Outreach Committee is still collecting for the “Angel Tree” Christmas gift program that will benefit two local charities. Angel Tree cash donations will be accepted at church, with donors receiving an “Angel Card” to sign and hang on our Christmas tree. We suggest a donation of 500 pesos, but please give whatever you’re comfortable giving.
St. Andrew’s volunteer phone/email tree stays in touch with all congregation members personally every week and brings vital information to the congregation via our monthly newsletter.
If you’re decluttering or clearing out your closet, don’t forget Todo Bueno. Every donation or consignment benefits St. Andrew’s Outreach Ministry and enables the parish to support a number of Lakeside charities.
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, December 27, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org.
Kwanzaa 101: A celebration of Family, Struggle and Hope - Roy Haynes will explore a personal reflection of the many meanings of Kwanzaa from its historical origins from the mid 1960’s to present day. A celebration of Love that lifts a community to a higher purpose. Donna Burroughs is the service leader.
Lake Chapala Baptist
God remembers you! What a wonderful statement and promise. God remembered Abraham and Sarah. He promised them a son and in their old age after waiting for many long years, Sarah at 90 years old gave birth to Isaac. God remembered King David. God promised to build a dynasty through David and that kingdom will last forever which is a direct reference to the son Of David, Messiah, Jesus Christ. That was 1,000 years before it came to pass. God fulfils His promises, we must be patient and enduring, believing that they will come to pass. This week we celebrate and remember the promise of God, the birth of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, God with us, our Savior and Redeemer. God remembered Zechariah’s prayer for a child to be born through Elizabeth his wife who was past childbearing years. Their child was John the Baptist. He was called a prophet of the Most High and was to prepare the way of the coming of the Lord. One day John would announce, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”
God remembers You. We can know Jesus in a personal relationship, not just as a baby in a manager or Jesus hanging on a cross, or just knowing about Him historically, but knowing Him in a personal relationship. That emptiness, vacuum, void, you may have in your life, it is “God-Shaped” and only God can fill it.
Give your heart to Jesus and you will never be the same! Sins are forgiven, eternal destiny in heaven promised. God remembers You! He has set His heart on you.
The Lake Chapala Baptist Church will meet for in-person services Sunday, December 27, 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 first Sunday after Christmas Day, December 27, by celebrating a Holy Eucharist service, 11 a.m. in the La Huerta Eventos center. Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give a message “Waiting.” Covid-19 ordinances and diocesan mandates will be observed. Masks are required. There will not be a Zoom service.
Those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet 12:15 p.m. at the Brew House restaurant, Las Flores 25 in Ajijic, 376-766-5657.
The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held the rest of December.
The Bible study group, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will not meet via Zoom on Wednesday, December 30, 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 holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.
Sunday, December 27, 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.
Pastor Carolyn will talk about seeing Jesus (LUKE 2:22-40). The Advent season we just experienced was all about waiting for Jesus. But at Christmas, he arrived!! If we prepared ourselves, we should be ready to see Jesus.
The people we read about in this passage are people that were totally ready to see Jesus. They had been preparing for their whole lives and we can learn a lot from them.
Throughout the outreach feeding program, LPC gave 300 Christmas gifts to children, who will probably not receive any other gifts. LPC donated 916 despensas during 2020.
You can donate by check, Paypal, or cash; call Rick Cartwright 376-766-4057 or Dean Hanson 376-766-2660.
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.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder; and His name will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Last week we looked at Jesus’ title, “Prince of Peace.” This Sunday, December 27, we’ll talk about the first two phrases of this verse, “Unto us a child is born.” This is a statement about Jesus’ humanity. He’s the Son of Man who began life just like any of us, as a baby. During His life He experienced every temptation that’s common to us, yet He never sinned. And as a man, He felt every human emotion. He wept, He laughed, He was angry, He rejoiced. “Unto us a son is given” He was “given,” not “born,” because He existed as the Son of God before His birth, and then was given to be our Saviour. He’s the perfect Son of God, the promised One, the only hope for our lost world. He was an innocent child, yet He’s God with us, Immanuel. This Christmas consider Jesus Christ the one who provides eternal life to anyone who will seek Him.
The church meets online every Sunday at 10 a.m.
Abundant Life Church
Christmas is over and the decorations will soon come down. It is a season that could produce some sadness as the emotional and sugar high wears off. What are you to do now? Jesus is still alive! He was not only born but continues to live and give us a reason for tomorrow. Come Sunday, December 27, and be encouraged to face the remaining days of this year as well as the coming one with the hope that we have as we walk in obedience to the Lord.
You will also enjoy our services both on our Facebook page as well as our YouTube channel. Our Sunday service will begin at 10 a.m. for English and at www.abundantlifechapala.com and at noon for Spanish at www.vidaabundantechapala.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.
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