The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, January 10, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org.
Bob Koches will reflect on hope, love and community for the upcoming year in his presentation of “There’s a Light at the End of the Tunnel.” Heidi MacLennan is the service leader.
Lake Chapala Baptist
How long have you been waiting in line for that special something to happen; a month, a year, many years?
Do you ever feel like, okay I have been patient long enough; let’s get on with it? It’s been said that patience is a virtue. Well, let’s take a look at an incredibly virtuous, patient man. In the Gospel of Luke, Pastor John Linton points us to Simeon. He has been amazingly patient for his entire life and now he is an old man soon to die. Simeon was a righteous and devout man who had been waiting for the Messiah to come to Israel. It had been revealed to Simeon by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. The time had come to present Jesus at the temple, for He was eight days old and according to the Law of Moses, Jesus was to be circumcised. Guess who was there in the temple? The incredibly patient Simeon! He must have been thrilled beyond belief when he saw the baby, Jesus. Simeon took Him in his arms and praised God saying, “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. My eyes have seen your salvation...” God’s timing is not the same as ours. His ways are higher than our ways. His thoughts are higher than ours. Wait on Him and He will satisfy your heart and soul in due time.
Psalm 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!”
The Lake Chapala Baptist Church will meet for in-person services Sunday, January 10, 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.
Sunday, January 10, 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 Wayne will talk about “Fruits of the Spirit.”
When I was growing up, my Dad loved gardening, and we had a large fruit orchard. There were pear trees and a fig tree, and a mandarin bush. To have fruit, a couple of things were needed: fertilizer and water. Spiritual fruit is similar. To produce a lot of fruit, the plant must be fortified with the word of God and watered by a connection to God. Today we will look at some of the most important types of fruit we are to produce.
Bible study is each Friday, 9:45 a.m.
You can donate by check, Paypal, or cash; call Rick Cartwright 376-766-4057 or Dean Hanson 376-766-2660.
Lakeside Presbyterian Church is at San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, January 10, 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 Rev. Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate Holy Communion.
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 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.
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the second Sunday after Christmas Day, January 10, by celebrating a Holy Eucharist service, 11 a.m. in the La Huerta Eventos center. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and give the message “Why Baptism?” based on Mark 1:4-11. 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 Mariscos Peter Restaurant, located at Carretera Pointe #460, Ajijic, 376-766-4450.
The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held January 12.
The Bible study group, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, January 13, 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.
Lakeside Little Chapel
At the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake, Sunday, January 10, 11 a.m., Pastor Pete Campbell will be preaching from Genesis chapter 49. God wants to give us a Biblical perspective of hope for 2021.
Thank you all for making our January food distribution and supplies distribution in San Juan Tecomatlan so successful this past Tuesday, January 5. Warm blankets were distributed to the oldest members attending, in addition to other items given out.
Wednesday, January 13, 4 p.m. a new video series, “Ancient Hebrews with Frank Seekins,” will be shown.
Little Chapel is located on the Chapala-Ajijic highway in Chula Vista. 376-766-2538.
In 1 John 2:12-14, there’s a description of three levels of spiritual growth. The first level is that of a spiritual baby. John says, “I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.” A spiritual baby knows the same thing a baby in the natural realm does. The first thing a baby Christian does is acknowledge God as Father and Christ as Lord. There’s a newness of life, there’s a wonderful, new personal relationship with God. And then they’re thrilled that their sins are forgiven. There’s joy that their sins are forgiven. That’s where it all starts. In the natural realm babies give their parents unconditional love. They don’t analyze you, they just love you, they delight in you and they find their security in you. That’s exactly how it is with spiritual babies. There’s a joy that God is my Father and Jesus Christ is my Savior. God cares for me, meets my needs and has provided an eternal home for me. The new birth generates a deep affection for God.
The church meets online every Sunday at 10 a.m.
Abundant Life Church
Can we trust that God is in control when we are suffering or see so much suffering around us? The last year turned the lives of most of the inhabitants of our world upside-down. With so much to question where does the church stand. Sunday, January 10, discover the powerful reality that God is still in charge. God is in charge even when the good suffer and the evil seems to prosper. God wants to encourage the church to see Him in spite of these desperate times.
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 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.
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
Services are being held via Facebook/SaintMarksGDL and Youtube. It is hoped that in-person services will resume later in 2021.
Annual meeting will take place January 31, probably on Zoom.
Iglesia Cristiana Agape