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Weekly Worship - July 02, 2022

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the Day of Pentecost, Whitsunday June 5, 10:30 a.m., by celebrating the Holy Eucharist service in person and via Zoom at our location with the red door and windows next door to the Smokehouse.

Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give a message based on John 14:8-17, 25-27. The once-a-month Simple “Supper” Sunday Potluck will be held in the church after the service. If you’re able, bringing your own plate(s) and utensils would be greatly appreciated by the Altar Guild.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, June 7, 12:30 p.m. at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan.  If you wish to help in the distribution of food, give a much-needed monetary donation, or need more information, contact Al Ramos, 332-384-2343, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

The Bible study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be via Zoom Wednesday, June 8, 1:30 p.m. To receive the Zoom sign-in information for the Sunday service or the Bible study, contact Rev. Jim Powers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 322-356-0382 or Rev. Danny Borkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 376-766-2495.

Lake Chapala Baptist

Pastor Linton’s sermon was a heartwarming one last Sunday. Drawn from Philippians 2:1-4, its title was “The Tenderness of God.”

“Have you experienced Christ’s tenderness and comfort?” he asked us. “How do you express it in your own life? Do you still cling to guilt? Perceived inabilities? Do you still sometimes lash out in your relationships? Do you—like most people—habitually hold a knee-jerk, me-first attitude?

“Selfless humility is the key to unity in the Church. Christ lives in you, beloveds! Draw in His all-encompassing love and consciously reflect it in your lives. God continually encourages us in the comfort of love, under the shelter of His tender wings.”

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. Santa Margarita #147, Riberas del Pilar. Information: 376-765-2925 or the LCBC Facebook page.

LCBC’s new bilingual outreach service meets Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Please see LCBC’s ad under Weekly Worship Listings for more information.

Unitarians

Sunday, June 5, the theme will be “What Values Do Unitarian Universalism and Democrats Abroad (DA) Share?”

The fifth Principle of UU is the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within congregations and in society at large. UU and Democrats Abroad both share the goal of supporting a vibrant U.S. democracy. Larry Pihl and Terry Rossen, both members of DA will present. Dee Dee Camhi is the service leader.

June 12, Richard Clarke will present “The Four Yogas—A Unified Theory of Religion.”

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.

Little Chapel

Sunday, June 5, Pastor Pete Campbell will speak and share from the Word of God in the book of Matthew Chapter 9. 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, located on the Ajijic Chapala highway #10 in Chula Vista. 

Tuesday, June 7, 3 p.m. carpooling goes from the Little Chapel to San Juan Tecomatlan for food distribution.

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.

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small fellowship group meets at the Chapel for prayer, games and Bible study. Newcomers welcome.

Conversational Spanish classes Fridays, 1 p.m. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friday, June 10, 4 p.m. the movie, “Overcomer,” by the Kendrick brothers (of “War Room” fame) will be shown.

Saturdays the boys from Mama Cleo’s perform a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the Little Chapel to raise funds for their many expenses.

Fathers’ Day, June 19, an after service luncheon will be held at the El Dorado clubhouse.

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 6 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Pastor Wayne will talk this Sunday about: A fresh new start: Keyword  Restoration. Text: Ezra 1:1-4.

All of us expats started anew when we came to Mexico. We may have left behind cars and houses and lifestyles and friends. There were new challenges here: culture, language, dealing with employees, food, church. So we had to adapt to a new way of doing things. And because we had a chance to start all over, we may even have wanted to remake a better image of ourselves.

After 70 years of defeat and captivity in Babylon, the Judeans were returning to their homeland. For those who were born in a foreign land, it was a completely new experience. For those old enough to remember, everything they had known before was gone. The beautiful temple was destroyed, the walls of Jerusalem torn down, and they wanted to learn the lessons that had caused their downfall.

The books of Ezra, Esther, and Nehemiah cover the historical period of Israel’s captivity in Babylon and the period immediately following their return to Jerusalem. Israel’s return to Jerusalem from Babylon involved about fifty thousand Jews. 

The book divides very naturally in line with the work of two men: Zerubbabel, the governor and Ezra, the scribe. 1. Zerubbabel, restoring the temple and 2. Ezra, restoring the faith.

Lakeside Institute of Theology, a part of Lakeside Presbyterian Church, is offering the second of a series of classes through August 9 on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m Pastor Jodi Faulkner will teach a New Testament Survey class. You’ll learn the main themes and overall message of each book in the New Testament and how they all point to the Gospel. There are no prerequisites—so come audit or take a class for credit. All classes are free, but book purchases are required if you’re taking the class for credit. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

The Institute is a formal graduate school, founded in 2012. The Mexican Government has licensed and registered the Institute and certified the Institute to license ministers, an option for those completing masters level programs. The Institute also allows people to audit courses for personal growth.

Certificate and degree offerings include: Certificate of Biblical Studies; Certificate of Biblical Maturity; Master of Theology; Master of Theology and Ministry.

Following Jalisco government guidance, we do not need to mask anymore. However, LPC has designated an area to the left in front of the church for those in attendance who desire to remain fully distanced, and masked, for their peace of mind.

Service starting time of 9.30 a.m. for the English language service and 11 am. For the Spanish Language service.

The live English service streams each Sunday on Facebook at Lakeside Presbyterian Church-Chapala or at lpc-chapala.org.

If you need a ride, call 376-106-0853 before 4 p.m. on Thursday.

There is coffee and refreshments after the service in the Narthex.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

St. Andrew’s Anglican is open for worship every Sunday.

The Reverend Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate Sunday, June 5, the first Sunday of Pentecost.

Reverend Robbin will teach a class on the Gospel of St. John, Wednesdays, through August 31, 3 to 4:30 p.m., via Zoom. To register, call or email the church office, or email Rev. Robbin directly, so she can tell you about the reading material required. For the sessions, please also have your Bible on hand.

We’re 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 feeds 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 sign-up sheet near the garden pathway.

To become part of our parish family, contact Rev. Robbin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Facebook/St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala

Abundant Life Church

Have you responded to the Lord´s command to go and make disciples? Jesus is very clear that he wants to engage every believer in the task of spreading the good news. While there may be some who feel qualified, the majority of people clearly see their weakness. How can we represent Jesus who is God when we are not.? Jesus gave a very straightforward answer. We can’t without being empowered by the Holy Spirit.  Come Sunday, June 5, as we celebrate Pentecost Sunday and look to God for the empowering that He has promised. 

Abundant Life Church is a place where good friends are a part of spiritual life. 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

Pastor Alan continues with a new series about Bible prophecy. This week he will be examining prophetic symbolism in the Old Testament. Come hear what the Bible has to say.

We meet at the Bravo Theater, 441 Hidalgo, in Riberas, every Sunday at 10 a.m. for worship.  Combined men’s and women’s Bible Study, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. at the Bravo. Information: 333-399-1501; Facebook/Grace Church Chapala; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; gracechapalamx.church. Looking forward to seeing you there. 

Iglesia Cristiana Agape

Bilingual Christian Church Service Sundays at 6 p.m., with music. Calle Nudo de Cempoaltepetl 842, Col. San Marcos, Guadalajara. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tel. 332-590-7760.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Guadalajara

Sunday, July 3, Saint Mark’s Anglican Episcopal Church honors U.S. Independence Day with patriotic music during Mass and a special event during coffee hour. Consular Chief Elizabeth Gracon and American Citizen Services Chief Sarah Horton, will attend on behalf of the Consul General, Eliza Al-Laham Special picnic-style refreshme.nts are planned. Wear patriotic colors. Everyone is welcome.

Mass in English Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Spanish Mass at  12:30 p.m. Aztecas, Col. Monraz. www.stmarksanglican.org.

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