May 8, Mothers’ Day. Members Sue Kelley, Roy Haynes, Pamela Cucinell and Kathleen Pharis talk about their mothers. Cat Barnett will be the service leader.
May 15th will feature Rev. Matt Alspaugh presenting “Meditations on Beauty” with DeeDee Camhi as service leader.Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. In person services are now available. Masks will be required and safe distance spacing of chairs will be practiced. The Carretera at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar.
This May, Pastor Pete Campbell will be speaking and sharing from the Word of God in the book of Matthew. Feasting at the King’s Table is the sermon title for this series. Join us at the 11 a.m. praise and worship service of the Little Chapel by the Lake, on the Ajijic Chapala highway #10 in Chula Vista.
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. an informal small group meets at the Chapel for fellowship, prayer and study. Newcomers welcome.
Fridays, 4 pm. see our new video series on “Healing Journeys”—testimonies of people who have been healed completely.
Conversational Spanish: Fridays, 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, open to all who would like to improve their spoken Spanish.
Donations for our food mission are always gladly accepted via our big purple box in front of the Chapel. Thank you for continuing to contribute to this worthy cause. We are also able to give to our local boys’ home, Mama Cleo’s, via the contributions to the purple box.
The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 6 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the forth Sunday of Easter, May 8, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist service in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. in our location with the red door and windows next door to the Smokehouse. Rev. Danny Borkowski will celebrate and give a message, “The Third Encounter,” based on John 10:22-30. A potluck celebrating Mother’s Day will be held at the church following the service.
Lake Chapala Baptist
Speaking from his sermon text in Philippians, Pastor John Linton gave an inspiring message last Sunday. “Nothing has changed since the good old days,” he began. “Today’s church has the same problems as the early church. Immature infants in Christ still abound, and create trouble and rivalry wherever they go.”
On top of the gossip and strife that follows childish humans everywhere, the church must also deal with the rampant spread of perverted gospel teachings that grant the listeners permission to behave any way they like.
The apostle Paul faced all of these seemingly modern problems and more: He was in prison when he wrote Philippians, but he rejoiced from that awful pit nevertheless, proclaiming his joy and allegiance to Christ the King.
“We, the Church, are one in body and spirit,” Pastor John said. “Let us also rejoice in godliness, humility, and patient endurance – Paul’s greatest legacy to his beloved church family.”
Share memorable weekly sermons, uplifting music, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom at Lake Chapala Baptist Church every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Bible study meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Santa Margarita #147, Riberas del Pilar. Call 376-765-2925. Visit the LCBC Facebook page for more information. Covid protocols are observed.
LCBC’s new Outreach Service meets Sundays, 5:30 p.m., and a series in 1st Timothy – “Guarding the Flock” – begins this Sunday evening. These are bilingual services which include sermon translations and songs in Spanish and English. Can you sing “Amazing Grace” in Spanish? Todos bienvenidos.
Join us Friday, May 27, 3 p.m. for the choir’s second “Variety Singalong” and a sandwich-and-salad potluck afterward. Great fellowship, great fun!
Sunday, May 8, Pastor Carolyn, will continue the sermon series on each book in the bible.
God’s Servants, the Prophets: Text: 2 Kings 17:16-20.
This week we’ll see that more than kings are involved in the history written about in 1 and 2 Kings. There are also prophets. For example, Elijah, Elisha, and Isaiah were very influential (in completely different ways) during the period written about in these books. They demonstrate that God will communicate with us using every means possible to help us to do His will.
In-church services are at 9:30 a.m. (English) and 11 a.m. (Spanish). The live English service streams each Sunday on Facebook at Lakeside Presbyterian Church-Chapala or at lpc-chapala.org. All masking and social distancing protocols are in place.
If you need a ride to come to church, contact LPC at 376-106-0853 before 4 p.m. on Friday.
There are coffee and refreshments after the service in the Narthex.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
St. Andrew’s Anglican is open for worship every Sunday. All Covid protocols are followed, and masks must be worn.
Father James Twyman will preach and celebrate on May 8.
Contemplative Eucharist is Wednesday, May 11, noon.
We’re now active on Facebook. Our “page” is: St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala. Please “like” and “follow” us for daily inspiration, parish news and events. We also live stream Sunday services and sermon highlights on our FB page. Join us online!
Our feeding program collects non-perishable food items to donate to Operation Feed, which distributes food to about 140 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. At present, we’re eager for donations of rice, beans or especially cash. Cash allows us to buy at bulk for the lowest prices to help feed even more families. If you opt for a cash donation, envelopes marked “Rice” or “Beans” are available every Sunday. If you sign your name to the envelope, your offering will be recorded as a church donation.
Coffee and cookies: A wonderful time for meeting friends and greeting newcomers. Please join us. We’d be grateful for volunteers to provide cookies. Those interested can sign up via the sheet near the garden pathway.
Reverend Robbin will be out of town for medical reasons from May 1 to 28. For pastoral emergencies, please contact Sue Powell, at 332-251-8917, or Father James through the church office.
Abundant Life Church
Who likes a busybody? A busybody is not the person one usually invites to a party. They are not wanted nor welcomed, as they are always meddling in everyone’s business. But when does being a busybody mean that you are helpful? Come Sunday, May 8, as we are challenged to rethink the notion that an interfering busybody is always a terrible person. It just may be that Jesus wants you to be one; after all some think he was!
English Sunday service is at 11 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com. Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. English Bible studies are in person Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Carretera 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.
Grace Church Chapala
St. Mark’s Episcopal Guadalajara
The vestry at Saint Mark’s Anglican Church celebrates Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8, with a carne asada luncheon in the beautiful garden. Men of the parish will preside over the grill, and we invite members and guests to bring something potluck style such as salsas, tortillas, frijoles de la olla or nieve de garrafa. A jazz musician playing saxophone will serenade the gathering. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP at Facebook/stmarksgdl.
The Reverend Tom VandenBosch has been called back to the US and we look forward to his return when possible. Meanwhile, we are pleased to welcome back the Reverend John Burk, who will be with us through July.
Mass in English Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Spanish Mass at 12:30 p.m. Masking and social distancing at all events. Kids activities. Chichimecas 836 at Aztecas, Col. Monraz, 8 blocks behind Plaza Mexico. www.stmarksanglican.org.
Iglesia Cristiana Agape