St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, February 21, 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. The Rev. Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate Holy Communion.
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.
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, February 21, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org.
Black Lives in UU History Part 2 – we will continue talking about Black Lives in UU History. Trudy Crippen, Sue Kelley, Cat Barnett, and Kathy Koches will talk about a few Black UUs who have made a difference in large and small ways. Roy Haynes will be service leader.
Sunday, February 21, 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 “A craving for something better.”
“As Jesus’ disciples, we possess kingdom life - and that changes everything, including how we live our lives. In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us that our mission is to be ‘the salt of the earth, and the light of the world.’ In this week’s sermon, we will discuss what these strange ideas mean.”
LPC supports feeding prorgams at Niños de San Antonio, A.C., and in the pueblos of Mezcala, La Cuesta and La Zapotera. Thirtythree despenas were delivered the second week of February for a total of 187 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 first Sunday in Lent, February 21, by celebrating a Holy Eucharist service, 11 a.m via Zoom. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and give the message “What is Lent?,” based on Mark 1:1-19. The service will not be broadcast on Zoom. The Covid-19 Jalisco state ordinances and diocesan mandates will be observed. Masks are required.
At 12:15 p.m. those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet in the Min Wah Restaurant, Tepalo 96, Ajijic. 376-766-0686.
The Bible study group, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, February 24, 1:30 p.m. All are invited to learn about the inspired contents of the Bible and share their insights with each other.
What is relevant about a book written thousands of years ago? Are Old Testament books more than just nice histories to read about? Pastor Pete Campbell will be making the book of Daniel alive for his listeners at the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake, Sunday, February 21, 11 a.m.
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 24, 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 will be open Sunday, February 21, 11 a.m. for the service. Protocol for Covid will be followed.
Will we ever forget 2020? The pain, loss of loved ones, loss of the sense of community, “the untouchables; elbows or fists to greet one another,” masks that hid our faces and emotions. The apostle Paul addresses the one thing he did; Philippians 3:13b “forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.” Pastor John Linton has encouraged the congregation with several key and important truths from Philippians to put to use in 2021. Let’s start by forgetting, past failures, sins, and pain; we must move forward. If we have repented of our sins we are forgiven. It’s time to move forward with the fresh grace and mercy that God bestows on us. They are new every morning. Grasp them, hold onto them with a greater passion for Christ, more boldness to share the Gospel, and a desire to live a life consecrated, set aside for Him alone and for His glory. However, we will not accomplish these things without being intentional about them. But we are never to forget God’s blessings, spiritual victories, and the mercy God has shown us. Let us just not live on yesterday’s blessings, but call on Him with a desperate heart. Expect great things and attempt great things for God! 2021is a time to forget what is behind and strive for the goal ahead!
The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.