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Weekly Worship - August 06, 2022

Lake Chapala Baptist

Last Sunday we welcomed a guest speaker, John Whitener, to the pulpit, and the congregation listened raptly to his message. What a joy it is to gather in shared, intentional worship together, Sunday after Sunday!

Through the centuries, as John mentioned, Christians have been persecuted for their beliefs, for merely coming together to worship, and for a long list of outrageous reasons. How did they endure it?

“They were tenacious,” John told us. “They were loyal… They were you.”

He went on: “Though our current generations are soft in our advancements and self-indulgences, even today there are those among us who never give up, who stand against evil in the name of the Lord.

“How much fight do you have in you? We are stronger than we think, stronger than we look! Let us be resolved, like the embattled saints of old, to be loyal to our King of Kings! We bear His attributes of strength and valiant loyalty, and Jesus has invested far too much in us to be expecting anything less.”

LCBC’s bilingual service meets Sundays, 5:30 p.m. If you have a friend who speaks only Spanish, why not bring them with you to check it out? Please see our ad under Worship Listings for more information. ¡Todos bienvenidos!  

Visit our website or Facebook page for more info or call: 333-016-3743, office 376-765-2925.

Little Chapel

Sunday, August 7, the guest speaker for the 11:00 service of the Little Chapel by the Lake, will be Kevin Fernandez from Guadalajara.We are located on the Ajijic Chapala highway 10 in Chula Vista. 

Donations for our food mission in San Juan Tecomatlan are always gladly accepted via our big purple box in front of the Chapel. Thank you for continuing to contribute to this worthy cause. A big thank you for all who went out to San Juan Tecomatlan this past Tuesday to help out.

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets at the Chapel for fellowship and prayer.

Fridays, 1 p.m., conversational Spanish classes. 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.. 

Mama Cleo’s Boys have a car wash at the Chapel Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as a fundraiser for their many needs.

Unitarians

Sunday, August 7, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will speak about “Have a Little Religion, But Not Too Much.”

There is increasing evidence that being religious can be good for you. Religious people tend to be happier and live longer. But these benefits tend to come from certain religious practices, not beliefs. What happens if we disentangle the practices from the beliefs, even from the religion itself? Is this even ethical? We’ll explore these questions with some examples, and consider how we might experiment with various practices if we like. Cat Barnett will be the service leader.

Next week, Mark Hollenstein will speak on “How to Find Your Spirt Guide. Roy Haynes will be the service leader.

Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. In-person services are now available at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar.

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Rev. Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate August 7, the ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Services begin 10 a.m.

Rev. Robbin will teach a class on the Gospel of St. John, each Wednesday through August 31 from 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 have your Bible on hand.

Please sign up for Sunday flowers to be given in honor of a loved one: 600 pesos.

Our feeding program collects non-perishable food items to donate to “Operation Feed,” which helps about 140 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. Donations of rice, beans or cash, which allows us to buy at bulk for the lowest prices to help feed even more families, is especially welcome. 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.

Clearing out your closet? If you are, please don’t forget our resale shop, Todo Bueno. Every donation or consignment made benefits the Outreach Ministry of St. Andrew’s, enabling our parish to financially support a number of charities around Lakeside. Clothing, kitchenware, electronics, books, bric-a-brac, furniture, appliances, collectables, etcetera, are all welcome. Open Tuesday to  Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Todo Bueno is in need of sales clerks. Shifts are 2 ½ hours. If interested, contact Barbara Friesen, at 331-016-0619.

Coffee and Cookies Ministry: 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.

If you would like to donate to St. Andrew’s, checks can be made out to Andrew’s Fund U.S., or Andrew’s Fund Canada, both of which are tax-deductible.

We’re active on Facebook/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!

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.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Pastor Wayne, will talk this week about a prophesy, from Isaiah: The Salvation of the the Lord.

The job of a prophet was to deliver God’s Word to humans. Sometime the message was foretelling—predicting what would happen in the future. Often it was forthtelling—giving a message from God to people.  

This seems to be the greatest part of a prophet’s job which could be a warning or a word of encouragement.

Isaiah was one of the greatest of the prophets. His name “Isaiah” means “The salvation of Yahweh—the salvation of the Lord.” So much in the book points to Christ it is sometimes called  “the gospel according to Isaiah.” 

Service starting time is 9:30 a.m. for the English-language service and 11 a.m. 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.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the ninth Sunday after Pentecost, August 7, 10:30 a.m., in person and via Zoom at our location with the red door and windows next to The Smokehouse Restaurant. Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give a message based on Luke 12:32-40. The once-a-month Simple “Supper” Sunday Potluck will be held in the Church after the Service.

After the potluck, a group will travel for a visitation to the Familia Monastica del Belen, de La Asunción de la Virgen y de San Bruno in Jocotepec. If you wish to attend, please contact Rev. Danny Borkowski at the email below to sign up.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will not be held on Tuesday, August 9.  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, August 10, 1:30 p.m.

To receive the Zoom sign-in information for the Sunday service or the Bible study, contact Rev. Danny Borkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 376-766-2495 or Rev. Jim Powers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 322-356-0382.

Jewish Congregation

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

Abundant Life Church

Jesus is the Son of God and the redeemer of all mankind. While there are some who don’t believe this, the truth is still the truth. What makes the difference between believers and nonbelievers? The Bible clearly teaches about a personal God who loves us and wants a relationship with us. A personal relationship is what makes the difference. Come Sunday, August 7,  ready to know Jesus. There is a huge difference between knowing Jesus in a personal way and hearing about Him. Knowing Jesus makes all the difference, both in this life and the one to come. 

English Sunday service is at 11 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com.

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico. Carretera 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.

Grace Church Chapala

Pastor Alan continues his series on Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer found in John 17. Join us at Bravo Theater, 441 Hidalgo, in Riberas del Pilar, every Sunday, 10 a.m. for worship. Combined men’s and women’s Bible Study Tuesdays, 10 a.m. at 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

Saint Mark’s Anglican Episcopal Church has a new more dynamic website in both English and Spanish. We invite you to visit and follow it for upcoming events: stmarksgdl.com/en.

This Sunday, Father Manuel Sonora will officiate at both services. Please join us for English at 10:30 a.m. and Spanish at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and we hope you’ll stay for coffee.

Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas diagonally across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz, 44670 Guadalajara.

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