Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the last Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King Sunday, November 21, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Service in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. in our location two doors east, and on the same side, of the La Huerta Eventos Center.
Jim Powers will celebrate and give the message, “So you are a king?” based on John 18:33-37.
Masks are required. At noon, those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet at Min Wah Restaurant, Tepalo 96, Ajijic, 376-766-0686.
The Bible study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be via Zoom November 24, 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 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is now offering in-person services for those who are fully vaccinated at the fellowship hall located on the Carretera at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar (and also on Zoom). Covid-19 protocols are followed and masks are required.
Janice Kimball will speak about “Thanksgiving – Let us Give Thanks,” Sunday, November 21, 10:30 a.m.
With all the trouble in the world today, it is often hard to just be thankful. Kimball will explore the not so “textbook” truth of the origins of Thanksgiving in the United States and the ongoing conversation of not telling the truth about American history. Why is it so important to “color” the truth? How can we be thankful given our history? And what does that say about us?
Roy Haynes will be service leader.
Sunday, November 21, Pastor Carolyn Hansen will give the sermon. She will discuss “The Life of Bathsheba,” wife of David, mother of Solomon, and ancestor of Jesus—and what she can teach us today.
Bathsheba is a mysterious figure, an almost blank slate whose actions are not always explained in the Biblical record. The interpretations we have of her may say more about the men who wrote those interpretations than about Bathsheba herself.
The LPC holds in-church services at 9:30 a.m. for the English language service, and 11 a.m. for the Spanish language service.
All masking and social distancing protocols are in place.
If you need someone to pick you up to come to church, contact the church at 376-106-0853.
Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, November 21, Pastor Pete Campbell will speak and share from the Word of God in the book of Mathew at the 11 a.m. praise and worship service of the Little Chapel by the Lake, located on the Ajijic-Chapala Highway #10 in Chula Vista.
The Feasting at the King’s Table series continues.
Tuesday Women’s Bible study continues at the Little Chapel at 10 a.m. in the book of Ephesians.
Conversational Spanish is still Fridays at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, open to all who are interested in improving their spoken Spanish.
Anyone interested in contributing to a special need for Mama Cleo’s boys’ home to have a vehicle for transportation (to school etc.) please contact Tommy Murphy who is heading up this fundraiser at 001-303-472-6935, via What’sApp calling and messaging. Specifically looking for donors for a matching fund by an anonymous donor for up to US$5,000.
Lake Chapala Baptist
“God’s ways are different from man’s.”
This was the theme of last week’s sermon. Pastor John Linton read an account from Judges of perhaps the strangest battle in history, when Gideon’s 300 troops, armed only with lamps and trumpets, conquered the Midianite army by putting their trust wholly in the seemingly counter-intuitive guidance of the Almighty.
“God’s ways are not our ways,” he concludes, “but they are always the best ways.” Pastor John also spoke about trusting God in the face of our own personal battles.
“God prunes those He loves,” Pastor John reminds us. “Are you the same as you were ten years ago? Or are you bearing more fruit today than yesteryear? A believer who has been pruned like the newly budding grapevine will inevitably produce more vital fruit. I encourage you to surrender your self-trust and your fight against God and join Gideon’s army, placing your faith in God’s superior ways.”
Share thoughtful weekly sermons, uplifting music, God-driven fellowship, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom at Lake Chapala Baptist Church every Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Adult Sunday school 9:45 a.m., and Bible study groups Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. Covid protocols are observed.
Information: 376-765-2925; lakechapalabaptistchurch.com or LCBC Facebook page.
Don’t miss LCBC’s Christmas program, “Advent of Hope, the Spirit of Christmas.” Three different dates and venues to choose from: December 11 at Mama’s Musical Bar (free), December 14 at Sol y Luna (dinner show 350 pesos); and December 15 at LCBC (free). All programs start at 3:30 pm.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
On the last Sunday after Pentecost, November 21, St. Andrew’s Anglican is open for worship. All Covid protocols are followed, and masks must be worn.
The Reverend Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate Holy Communion.
A live-stream service at standrewsriberas.org begins at 10 a.m.
St. Andrew’s feeding program collects non-perishable food items to donate to “Operation Feed,” which feeds about 140 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. At present, we’re eager for donations of rice or especially cash. Cash allows us to buy bulk rice at the lowest prices to help feed even more families; see pledge envelopes marked “RICE” or “BEANS” available every Sunday.
After our service, please join us for coffee and cookies in the garden.
Every donation or consignment to our Todo Bueno resale shop benefits St. Andrew’s Outreach Ministry and enables our parish to support a number of Lakeside charities. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
St. Andrew’s volunteer phone/email tree stays in touch with all members personally every week.
Abundant Life Church
How do you view the church? Years ago, there were generally two pools of thought in the West: one group valued the church and her influence while the other group was indifferent. Today the first group has shrunk to the church membership and the second group has a growing distain for the church, her teachings and her members. Is this something new? Come Sunday, November 21, to see just how old this hatred is towards believers and what our reaction ought to be in times of intense persecution.
Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. English Sunday service is at 10 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com. Bible studies are in person Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan.
Iglesia Cristiana Agape