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Weekly Worship - January 16, 2021

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, January 17, 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 “the Citizens of Heaven.”

The Sermon on the Mount is the longest recorded sermon of Jesus.

We are starting a new sermon series based on Matthew 5:7. The principles are so radical that they would likely make sense only for those who belong to Christ. So as a preparation for the series. I want to begin with a message about heaven’s citizens. Indeed, we are aliens in this world, traveling on a temporary passport. We must never become too comfortable here because we are only passing through.

Thursday, January 21, all members of the community are welcome to join a weekly Zoom prayer meeting. This is a wonderful way to get to know others at Lakeside and to support one another in prayer. To receive a Zoom invitation, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We also want to announce Lakeside Presbyterian Church’s Annual General Meeting to be held at Sunday, January 31, at 11:30 a.m. This meeting will also be via Zoom. Church members and attendees should receive an email invitation. If you haven’t gotten a Zoom link, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 17, 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.

Starting Sunday, January 17, there are openings for you to honor or memorialize your loved ones by contributing 500 pesos for our Sunday flowers. If you wish, you can have the flowers after the service. If you choose not to take them, the flowers will be taken to shut-ins. For more information or to book your Sunday, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

To be part of the St. Andrew’s family, and receive a Zoom invitation, contact Rev. Moore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information is at standrewsriberas.org.

Lakeside Little Chapel

At the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake, Sunday, January 17, 11 a.m., Pastor Pete Campbell will be preaching from Genesis chapter 50. God wants to give us a Biblical perspective of hope for 2021.

Warm blankets and jackets are still needed for San Juan Tecomatlan during this wintry weather. Donations can be dropped off in our big purple donation box in front of the Chapel.

Wednesday, January 17, 4 p.m. an inspirational video, “I Believe” will be shown.

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Christ Church

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 17, by celebrating a Holy Eucharist service, 11 a.m. in the La Huerta Eventos center. Rev. Danny Borkowski will celebrate and give the message “A True Israelite” based on John 1:43-51. Covid-19 ordinances and diocesan mandates will be observed. Masks are required.

There will be a “bring your own picnic” in the church hall following the Annual General Meeting after the service.

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 20, 1:30 p.m., to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.

To log into the Bible Study on Zoom, contact Rev. Jim Powers, 322-356-0382, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lake Chapala Baptist

How far would you travel to give a special gift to someone you dearly loved? 50 miles, 150, 1,000, or around the world? Think about this; the greatest of all persons (Jesus Christ) traveled the greatest distance (from heaven to earth) to provide the greatest gift (His death on the cross for the sin of the world.) Why? John 3:16 “Because God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” What can we give Him in return? Actually, God has no needs. He created the world and everything in it. What He desires more than anything is that we love Him with our whole heart, mind, body, soul, and strength, to serve Him and enjoy Him forever. Have you perhaps ever felt you have led a wasted life? Our lives are only wasted if we have not given our lives to Jesus. When the time comes for you to take your last breath this will be the only gift that will matter. We have read His Word, we have heard His Word. Have we received the Word into our hearts and lived it out? “The greatest of all persons who traveled the greatest of all distances to provide the greatest of all (gifts) sacrifices is Jesus Christ our Lord.”

The Lake Chapala Baptist Church will meet for in-person services Sunday, January 17, 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.

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.

Unitarians

The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, January 17, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org.

“A New Member’s Remarkable Personal Journey” is the theme for this service. New member Sharon Robinson shares her story of overcoming major obstacles in her life to find her way to the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Attracted by the truth of the seven UU principles, Sharon offers hope for those seeking to transcend life’s hardships. Carol Johnson is the service leader.

Abundant Life Church

What does tomorrow hold for you? Your response may be that you don´t know or that you are not a prophet. There may even be one that says, “Only God knows.” The truth is that our tomorrow depends a lot on us, even in times of crisis. You may feel that there is no way to determine the outcome of this month let alone this year but you do have a large part to play. God has instituted a law that is in effect even in times of pandemic. Just as you can still count on gravity to hold you down to the earth, God has established the law of reaping and sowing, Sunday, January 17, we evaluate what we are sowing and learn how to sow what God wants in our lives if we are not already doing that.

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.

Lakeside Community

Fellowship

When you think about spiritual life, you have to think about growth, and growth is evidence of life. You plant a seed in the ground and it grows to a full-sized plant. That’s the nature of life. You have a small puppy in your house and it grows to be a big dog. You have a baby in your house and it grows to be an adult. That’s the way life works. Where there’s life, there’s growth, where there’s growth, there’s life and that’s certainly true in the spiritual realm. We’ve been given spiritual life and God intends that life to grow into maturity. The failure to grow spiritually is tragic because you don’t enjoy all the spiritual benefits and blessings that the Lord has for those who become mature in Christ. Spiritual growth is a privilege, an obligation and a responsibility for us. The goal of spiritual growth is to become like Christ. So when you’re asked the question, “Are you a mature believer?” the better question is, “Are you like Christ?” God has designed everything related to our personal Christian experience and our corporate church life to produce Christlikeness in His children.

The church meets online every Sunday at 10 a.m.

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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

It is hoped that outdoor Masses will begin again in the near future.

Virtual Sunday services will continue to be provided online on St. Mark’s Facebook page SaintMarksAngicanGDL and on YouTube.

The online scriptural reflection group will not be held until further notice.

For more information contact Father Michael Schirmacher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Iglesia Cristiana Agape

Bilingual Christian Church Service Sundays at 6 p.m., with music. Calle Nudo de Cempoaltepetl 842, Col. San Marcos, Guadalajara. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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