The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.
Sunday, February 7, 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 continue with the Sermon on the Mount series. She will talk about justice, mercy, and a pure heart.
“I will focus on the beatitudes that tell us what citizens of the Kingdom of God do and why they’re blessed. The first three beatitudes were about the internal attitudes of Jesus’ followers. The Three Beatitudes for this Sunday will be about how we treat others and how we relate to God.”
LPC supports feeding prorgams at Niños de San Antonio, A.C., and in the pueblos of Mezcala, La Cuesta and La Zapotera. In total 123 despensas were delivered in January.
To donate call Rick Cartwright 376-766-4057 or Dean Hanson 376-766-2660.
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 7, by celebrating a Holy Eucharist service, 10 a.m via Zoom hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski. Rev Linda Ramos is presiding and is preaching. Her sermon is “Healing,” based on Mark 1: 29 – 39
The Bible study group, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, February 10, 1:30 p.m., to continue our examination of Paul’s teachings in his first letter to the church in Corinth and share our insights from that survey.
At the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake, Sunday, February 7, 11 a.m., Pastor Pete Campbell will preach a review from Genesis on his sermon series: Examples for us to follow and NOT to follow, titled “Knowing the Almighty and the Adversary.”
“During these challenging days we’re either depending on God or we’re being deceived. As we summarize the book of Genesis we will see the importance of trusting and obeying God.“
A big thank you to everyone who donated for the monthly food distribution and clothing/ helpful items for San Juan Tecomatlan; they were really appreciated. Donations can be dropped off in the big purple donation box in front of the Chapel.
Wednesday, February 10, 4 p.m., Little Chapel begins a video Bible study on the Book of Hebrews with Chuck Missler.
Little Chapel is located on the Chapala-Ajijic highway in Chula Vista. Questions: 376-766-2538.
Lake Chapala Baptist
Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to His purpose.”
Do you really believe this? Some might say, “You have got to be kidding me! It’s just one of those pious statements which are supposed to make us feel good.” Let’s face it, it’s one of those verses that can be downright irritating particularly when some well-meaning person quotes it to us when we are experiencing some sort of disaster in our lives. But Paul the apostle penned those words in spite of the fact that he experienced a number of personal tragedies, attacks, dangers, stoning, was shipwrecked, and many other disasters. And yet his words tell us that all things work together for good for those who love God.
The Bible records the words of the text as a fact. Whether we like it or understand it, or experience it or not, it includes all things including bad things happening to good people who love the Lord. Why? Because the Lord God is the sovereign ruler of all things. God is working out His unique plan of salvation in the world and nothing can stop Him. Everything that happens somehow finds its place in that plan. God’s ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts higher than our thoughts. God is almighty and wise beyond our little finite minds. We cannot possibly comprehend His power. Can you accept Romans 8:28 by faith, without knowing the outcome of your situation? The bottom line is this: Trust God in all things! He, above all, is trustworthy.
The Lake Chapala Baptist church will be closed this Sunday due to Covid restrictions. Pastor John Linton’s sermon will be available on Youtube/watch?v= MIiSTu6avHA.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, February 7, St. Andrew’s congregation will live-stream the service though the link at StAndrewsRiberas.org beginning 10 a.m. It will remain on the website until Friday, February 12. The Rev. Robbin Moore will celebrate Holy Communion and Friar James Francis Twyman will preach.
St. Andrew’s Annual General Meeting is Sunday, February 7, at 11 a.m. from both the church and via Zoom. Only members may attend and vote. To become a member we must have a copy of your passport, visa, and proof of address. You can send this in electronically, or hand-carry it to the office Monday thru Friday between 8-11 a.m. to be copied. If you already did this for the July 12, 2020 meeting it’s not necessary to do it again.
In the AGM, you’ll hear reports from the Jr. and Sr. Wardens, Treasurer and Rector, as well as the 2020 financial report and the 2021 budget, approved by the vestry.
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 our parish to support a number of Lakeside charities.
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, February 7, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org.
Black Lives in UU History Part 1 – We will be talking about Black lives in UU History. Deb Gang, Donna Burroughs, Susie Lindeman, Lynn Cleek and Colleen Beery will present a brief history along with current actions of Black Lives UU movement. Roy Haynes will be service leader.
Confessing our sins doesn’t nullify their consequences, those we have to face. Johnny Lee Riley was a petty criminal who robbed a motel with two other young men. They pulled a gun on the front desk clerk and ordered him to open the safe. Instead the clerk grabbed a gun and started firing. The boys returned fire and fled. They weren’t caught and went on with their lives. Two years later Riley came to Christ and became a preacher but evidence left at the scene eventually led detectives to one of the men who was in jail. He said Riley had fired the shots, so twenty-three years after the crime he was arrested and faced a charge of murder. He only found out he’d killed the man after he was arrested. He went to trial, was convicted and went to prison. His sin cost him years of his life even though the Lord had forgiven him long ago. Confession doesn’t erase the consequences but it does restore our relationship and our joy. The Lord forgives us when we confess but the consequences are ours. “Be sure your sin will find you out.” (Numbers 32:23).
The church meets online every Sunday at 10 a.m.
Abundant Life Church
What is your greatest hope? Some say they love the Lord, but the truth will be revealed when we analyze what they hope for in the future. This Sunday´s livestream service will focus on our faith and how it is manifest in the middle of both trials and blessings. Without faith, it is impossible to please God so we need to make sure that our faith is exactly what He is looking for. Our faith or sure hope should be our chief motivation so that everything we do glorifies God.
Sunday service will begin at 10 a.m. for English and at abundantlifechapala.com.
St. Mark’s Anglican,
It is hoped that outdoor Masses will begin again in the near future. The Tuesday online reflection group has resumed.
Iglesia Cristiana Agape