At the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake, Sunday, February 14, 11 a.m., Pastor Pete Campbell will be starting a new series on the book of Daniel.
Donations for our monthly food and clothing distribution can be dropped off in our big purple donation box in front of the Chapel.
Wednesday, February 17, 4 p.m., we will be studying 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
The Lake Chapala Baptist Church may be open this Sunday, February 14, 11 a.m. for the service. Check the Fa-cebook page for confirmation.
Remember the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” from the musical “Carousel?” Keep this in mind regarding the following verse from Philippians 2:12 ... just as you have always obeyed, ... work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” Pastor John Linton addresses this in his teaching on sanc-tification. Now that’s a big word. Sanctification occurs when a person consecrates (sets apart) themselves by faith in Jesus for God. That believer is then called a saint, holy one, whom God has also set apart for Himself and the believer for God. So does the believer “work out his salvation” by himself? To “work out” is to put into practice what God had worked in them by His Spirit. We are not told to work for our salvation in our daily lives, but to work out the salvation God had already given us. Believers are partners with God laboring together with Him. God by His grace gives man the desire to do God’s will; then God causes man to work out God’s will. So what about the “fear and trembling?” This simply means that the outworking is to be done with complete trust in God and not ourselves, submitting to His will. We are to refuse temptations and sinful impulses. That’s our job, but it is accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit within us. So in this sanctification process, “we will never walk alone.” God walks with us; He does not walk for us.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, February 14, the last Sunday after the Epiphany, 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 Saturday, February 20. The Rev. Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate Holy Communion.
Ash Wednesday services will be held at noon on Wednesday, February 17.
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.
Todo Bueno is located on the highway, just west of S&S Auto in Riberas del Pilar, and is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday.
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, February 14, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org.
Love Story: A Sunday Morning Jazz Cabaret - A Valentine’s Day celebration of love songs, poems and readings by Rev. Matt Alspaugh featuring music by Michael Reason, Linda Jessen, and guest musicians Doug Voet and Amaranta Santos. Deb Gang will be service leader.
Sunday, February 14, 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 continue with the Sermon on the Mount series. He will talk about Peacemakers and Perse-cuted.
“Some of Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount are logical, but some are beyond human imagination. Such is the case with our two Beatitudes that we are looking at today. The first seems beneficial, but the second seems bizarre.”
LPC supports feeding prorgams at Niños de San Antonio, A.C., and in the pueblos of Mezcala, La Cuesta and La Zapotera. 31 despenas were delivered the first week of February for a total of 154 despensas so far this year.
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 last Sunday after the Epiphany, February 14, by celebrating a Holy Eucharist service, 11 a.m via Zoom. Rev. Danny Borkowski will celebrate and give the message “Uncreated Light” based on Mark 9:2-9.
The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, February 16, 12:30 p.m., Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. NOTE: This is a change of location. Help will be needed to fill the buckets with food for distribution to the very needy. For your safety and others, wearing your protective gear is mandatory.
The Bible study group, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, February 17, 1:30 p.m. All are invited 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.
When you’re exposed to media of various kinds you can become desensitized to the things you’re encounter-ing. And I’ve been noticing an aspect of this recently. Many television programs and movies present people living lives that are foreign to the reality we experience every day. It’s called escapism. It carries you out of your life that seems very ordinary and transports you into a world of fantasy. On the other hand, if you spend any amount of time in the Bible it doesn’t take long before you come to the conclusion that it’s presenting life as it really is. There’s stories of love and those of betrayal. There’s characters who live exemplary lives and those whose lives are filled with sinful behavior. And always in the midst of these real lives you see the presence of God. The characters find themselves having to face the reality of their sin in light of the perfection of God. Some of them cry out to God for mercy and others run from the searchlight of God’s truth. That’s one of the reasons I love the Bible, it shows me who I really am and forces me to deal with reality.
The church meets online every Sunday at 10 a.m.
Abundant Life Church
Good news! Our king is in charge. While most of the world place their hopes in a world leader or science and medicine, we place our hope in Jesus. Did you know that nothing is too hard for Him? Did you know that what you consider impossible is possible for Him? Sunday, February 14, we will be encouraged to keep our eyes on our King who is powerful over all creation. This Valentine’s Day doesn´t need to be one of despair, but rather one where there is hope, love and anticipation for the salvation that our King is bringing with Him. We antici-pate our governor opening up the churches this Sunday, so we expect to see you in person but you will also enjoy our services on our Facebook page as well as our YouTube channel. Sunday service will begin at 10 a.m. for English abundantlifechapala.com and 12 p.m. for Spanish www.vidaabundantechapala.com.
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 weekday online reflection group has resumed.
Iglesia Cristiana Agape