The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, March 14, the fourth Sunday of Lent, with our church once again open, you are invited to join. St. Andrew’s will continue to live-stream service, accessed online through standrewsriberas.org, beginning at 10 a.m. It will remain on the website until Saturday, March 20.
Rev. Tom VandenBosch will preach and celebrate Holy Communion.
St. Andrew’s feeding program is collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Operation Feed. Boxed milk and empty cardboard egg cartons are especially welcome, in addition to rice, beans, pasta, lentils, garbanzos, oats, oil and salt. Operation Feed distributes these foodstuffs to Lakeside’s neediest families.
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.
Rev. Robbin’s office hours are Monday and Tuesday, from 9 a.m. until noon. She is also happy to schedule visits to your home, if you wish.
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the fourth Sunday in Lent, “Laetare Sunday,” March 14, by celebrating a Holy Eucharist service, 10 a.m., in their new location, two doors east, and on the same side of the highway as La Huerta Eventos Center. Look for the building with a red door and windows. Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give the message “Lift High the Cross” based on John 3:14-21.
The service will not be Zoom televised. Covid-19 Jalisco state ordinances and diocesan mandates will be observed. Masks are required.
At 11:15 a.m., those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet in Yves’s Restaurant, Carretera West, Ajijic, 376-766-3565.
Pastor Pete Campbell continues his sermon series on the book of Daniel, “Survival Kit for the Final Days,” Sunday, March 14, 11 a.m., at the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake.
Who is really in control? The king of the whole Babylonian empire, King Nebuchadnezzar, thought that he was the one in charge. But was he?
Wednesday, March 17, 4 p.m., we will continue Bible studies in the book of Hebrews, with Chuck Missler, at Calle Santa Isabel 29 in Riberas de Pilar, a long green house on the south side of the street.
Saturday, March 13, the foster care boys from Mama Cleo’s will hold a fundraising car wash in the parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Little Chapel is located on the Chapala-Ajijic highway in Chula Vista. Questions: 376-766-2538.
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org.
March 14, 2021 — “One Year In” — On March 15, 2020, the Fellowship canceled its in-person service due to Covid-19 concerns. We have met online since. Every aspect of our community has been touched by the pandemic. We’ll take stock of where we are, one year in, and attempt to foresee what the coming months may be like. Rev. Matt Alspaugh will give the talk and Susan Miller will be the service leader
Sunday, March 14, the 10 a.m. 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 Seventh Commandment.
The seventh commandment that God gave to Moses appears clear: Do not commit adultery. But just as Jesus “fulfilled” other commandments, he does the same with the seventh commandment. Twice in our passage, he states that what they knew was incomplete. “But I say to you” further explains the valid will of God regarding adultery. Today we will look at these: adultery by lust and adultery by divorce.
LPC supports feeding programs at Niños de San Antonio, A.C., and in the pueblos of Mezcala, La Cuesta and La Zapotera. Twenty nine despensas were delivered the first week of March for a total of 281 so far this year.
To donate call Rick Cartwright 376-766-4057 or Dean Hanson 376-766-2660.
Lake Chapala Baptist
The Lake Chapala Baptist Church will be open Sunday, March 14, 11 a.m. for an in-person service. Protocol for Covid, including masks, sanitizing and social distancing will be followed.
Who do you imitate? We all have tried to imitate someone or several people over the course of our lives, someone we admired. We tried to look, act, speak, dress, and basically tried to imitate them as best we could. How about trying to imitate God? Now that’s a challenge that is impossible to aspire to in all of God’s attributes. We can’t speak worlds into existence out of nothing, govern the universe, be everywhere at all times, be all-knowing, or be perfect, sinless, and completely holy. In Ephesians 5:1 we are told, ...”Be imitators of God, as beloved children.” We are image-bearers of God in that we can create, have emotions, imitate His goodness, mercy, righteousness, holiness and many other attributes though in a far more limited way. The apostle Paul is addressing believer’s as God’s children. Children are excellent at imitating their parents. As parents we see our children copy us in ways that are positive, touching, endearing, and sometimes very painful to see. God calls us to imitate Him as His beloved children. But how can we when He is invisible? Paul writes that we are to ...”walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us...” Jesus is the absolute perfect example for us to imitate. God is love; our standard and pattern for what it means to walk in love is Christ, who though He took on human flesh, perfectly bore God’s image. Jesus was motivated by His love for His Father, His compassion for His people, and to always glorify God. To be imitators as God’s beloved children is to love one another as Jesus has loved us. Whatever you do, sincerely strive to do it all for the glory of God. Who should we imitate? Imitate God by Jesus’s example as He is the exact representation of the Father. God is love!
See Pastor John Linton’s service at youtube.com/watch?v=XgOabhWa5gw. Lake Chapala Baptist Church is at Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. English-language Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. English-language worship service, 11 a.m.,
1 John 3:19, “We shall know by this that we are of the truth and shall assure our heart before Him.” John is talking about the matter of assurance of salvation. If you’ve been born again you have every right to enjoy that assurance. Whenever an emphasis is placed on a high standard of holiness, obedience and submission to the lordship of Christ and repentance from sin, the issue of assurance becomes important because people begin to question themselves. They wonder, “Have I repented enough? Am I obedient to the Lord? Am I holy enough? Do I really know the Lord?” Those are good questions because a positive response of your heart gives you assurance. But if you’re not being exposed to a high standard of discipleship and lordship then you won’t be concerned about whether or not you’re saved because the things you’re hearing aren’t producing any kind of self-examination or conviction. But when you hear the truth of God and respond to it, that produces sanctification. You begin to be transformed. There’s no sense in having eternal life without enjoying it or being able to rejoice in the reality of it.
The church meets online every Sunday at 10 a.m.
Abundant Life Church
By every source and measurement, Christianity is the largest religion in the world with an estimated 31% of the world’s population. If that is the case and as some people say that Christianity is on the rise, why are things getting worse when Jesus teaches that everyone will know a disciple by their love? Sunday, March 14, Pastor Gary explains through scripture the difference between the world’s definition of a Christian and God’s. Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.¨
Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone.
Sunday service will begin at 10 a.m. for English and is also available at abundantlifechapala.com. Bible study is Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in English. Spanish-languge services are Sunday, noon, and Bible studies in Spanish are Fridays, 6:45 p.m.
Carretera Chapala-Joco 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from SuperLake market.
St. Mark’s Anglican,
It is hoped that outdoor Masses will begin again in the near future. The online reflection group has resumed.
Iglesia Cristiana Agape